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Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

Outdoor Activities on Long Island this month

This month, take the kids outside to explore tons of outdoor activities on Long Island, in both Nassau County and Suffolk County.

Harvest Weekends FREE
WHEN: Oct. 5 - 26, Weekends and Columbus Day, 11:00am-4:30pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Explore the grounds and buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider, and apple pie.
WANT TO GO? 718-347-3276. queensfarm.org.

Gardening in the Park FREE
WHEN: Oct. 5 - 19, 10/5 and 10/19, 9am-12pm
WHERE: The Common Ground, Rotary Park between Gillette and Candee Avenues, Sayville, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Join other dedicated volunteers to care for the beautiful gardens and grounds. Tools are provided. 
WANT TO GO? 631-664-4230. thecommonground.com.

Spooky Fest
WHEN: Oct. 12 - Nov. 2, 10/12, 10/18-10/20, 10/25-10/27, 11/2 Spooky Fest 2019 6:30-9:30pm and Dinosaurs! and People’s United Bank Animal Adventure 10am-9pm
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning-Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Center, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Wooded paths, exhibits, and festivities on the preserve will be featured, with eerie lighting, special effects, and characters along the way. Creatures of all kinds inhabit the woods, the strange and beautiful will draw you into the eerie paths! Choose between non-scary attractions and all spooky attractions. 
WANT TO GO? $15 all-inclusive attractions; $10 non-scary attractions only; Dinosaurs and live animals is an additional $15 for adults and $12 for children 10 and younger . 516-764-0045. cstl.org.

Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 10am-1pm
WHERE: South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Behind SoFo, Bridgehampton, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy guided trail walks, play games, make crafts, and participate in a wide variety of activities provided by local environmental and community organizations.
WANT TO GO? 631-745-0689. cmee.org.

Visit to the Milk Pail's U-Pick Farm with The Children's Museum of the East End
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 10:15-11:15am
WHERE: Milk Pail U-Pick Farm, 50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Kids will pick apples as well as their very own pumpkin, participate in a scavenger hunt, enjoy apple cider and more.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-537-8250. cmee.org.

Egg Taking Demonstrations
WHEN: Oct. 19 - 27, Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm and 3pm **no 3pm demonstration on 10/26**
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Rte 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Witness the centuries old process of trout egg taking and fertilization. 
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 Seniors 65 and older; $5 Kids ages 3-12; free for members. 516-692-6768. cshfishhatchery.org.

SOUTH SHORE SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT
WHEN: Oct. 25 - 27, 12pm, daily
WHERE: Captree State Park, 3500 E. Ocean Parkway, Waters between Moriches and Jones Inlet, Bay Shore, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Compete or just watch the Annual Bluefish and Striped Bass surf fishing tournament.
WANT TO GO? $15 per participant . 631-669-0449. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event.aspx?e=65-25042.0.

Enchanted Forest: A Super Family Sunday
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 1-4pm
WHERE: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: During this family-friendly Halloween celebration, design a night sky mobile, visit animals, and use fall leaves, printmaking, and special papers to create a layered collage inspired by the forest.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 seniors 62 and older; $5 children ages 4 - 12 and students with valid photo ID; free for members and children younger than 4; additional $20 material fee per person; additional $15 material fee per member. 516-484-9337. nassaumuseum.org.

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