Stepping Out

Settling in for a feast

Stepping back in time at Garvies Point Preserve


Holiday Traditions

Native American Thanksgiving Feast

Experience a Native American celebration at the annual event that honors the cultural contributions of the northeastern native peoples. The weekend’s program — held both indoors and outside — gives visitors a first hand look at the life of these early Americans, through an interactive glimpse of their culture and daily living. Everyone can participate in tool and pottery-making, fire-making, corn grinding, 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 popular activities always enjoyed by all who take part. Also participate the making of a 12-foot long dugout canoe. In addition, there are displays of artifacts from the museum collection and an authentic reproduction of a wigwam, another favorite with kids and parents.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8, $5 seniors and children. Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. (516) 571-8011 or

Family Fun

Petra and the Wolf

Take in a this modern twist on the Prokofiev classic. This captivating production features large-scale puppetry and an original score performed live by Mother Falcon, a band described as “the little orchestra that can do the impossible” (NPR). The original story introduces the mischievous but fearless Petra, the granddaughter of the fabled Peter. When a wolf threatens her home and animal friends, her adventures become a showcase of bravery and compassion, leaving audiences with empathy for the animals that share our earth.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $18. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or or