Garvies Point Museum
Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
The Native American Thanksgiving Feast at Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

Feast is cancelled for 2022! Please check out our Fall-Winter Program & Craft offerings! Thank you for your support!

When the autumn leaves start to turn, and the crisp fall air is here, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it's time for Garvies Point Museum's NATIVE AMERICAN FEAST. This celebration of northeastern Native American culture has been held the weekend before Thanksgiving for more than 25 years.

Sample native foods
Native food displays
Medicinal plant displays
Spear throwing - use the atlatl
Face painting with natural pigments
Native American Films

Cooking at the fire
Learn tool making
Pottery making with natural clay
Dugout canoes
Nature trails
Interactive Woodland Village
Help make a 12 foot long dugout canoe

Hands-on activities during the weekend will be on-going. These will include pottery-making using ancient methods, primitive fire-building and on-site open fire cooking with samples (including our famous popcorn soup). Authentic Native American food displays with sampling; medicinal plant displays; artifacts and tool technology including drilling in stone, face painting with natural pigments, and spear throwing using an atlatl. Films about Native American culture will be shown throughout. Activities are appropriate for all ages. Activities are held both indoors and outdoors.

Participants can also take this opportunity to view the museum's exhibition hall, which explores Long Island Native American culture and archaeology, as well as New York State and Long Island geology.

Fee: $8.00 for adults. $5 for children 5-12 and seniors 62+. Children under 5 years of age are free with parent.

Note: Rain or Shine.
Although there is much to sample, we recommend you bring a bag lunch and spend the day!

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