Stepping Out

Holiday feasting Native American-style

Gavies Point Museum and Preserve hosts a its annual Thanksgiving celebration


Holiday Outing

Native American Thanksgiving Feast

Experience a Native American celebration at the annual event that honors the cultural contributions of the northeastern native peoples. This weekend’s hands-on program gives visitors a first-hand look at the life of these early Americans, through such activities as tool and pottery-making, fire-making, spear-throwing and the use of the atlatl (a spear-throwing tool). Primitive fire building and on-site cooking (including Garvies’ famous “popcorn soup”) are among the favorite activities throughout the weekend, with opportunities to sample some of the foods being prepared. Also, learn the process of creating “dugout” canoes and visit an authentic reproduction of a wigwam. While there, take the opportunity to view the museum’s permanent exhibits, which showcase Long Island’s Native American culture, as well as the geology of Long Island and New York State.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5. Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. (516) 571-8010.

Family Fun


Popular children’s literature comes alive on stage when Theatreworks USA’s charming new musical, co-written by Tony-nominated playwright Charles Busch and based on James and Deborah Howe’s best-selling book series, visits the area this weekend. When the floppy-eared bunny stakes out a place with the Monroe family, strange things start happening. It’s time to lock up the lettuce and protect the parsley after the family arrives home home from the movies with an orphaned rabbit they found under their seats. A very strange baby rabbit who has sharp fangs instead of buck teeth, and who sleeps all day and prowls around his cage all night. Meanwhile, all the vegetables in the house are drained of their color and turn white. Could this possibly be a coincidence, or could Bunnicula be a vampire? Bring the kids to the show and find out.

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m. $18. Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 or