Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in October

Activities on Long Island For Nature Lovers in October

From fun with critters to enjoying the great outdoors, these are the best activities on Long Island for kids who love nature this October.

Dog Show: 85th Anniversary Event
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 1, 7:30am-5:30pm
WHERE: Planting Fields Arborteum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY
WHAT: The Westbury Kennel Association’s conformation show features more than 100 breeds along with an obedience trial.
WANT TO GO? $20 per car. 631-957-1189.

Tiny Tots: Live Animals
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 2, 9:30am
WHERE: Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Tanglewood Preserve, 1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Little ones get to interact and learn all about various live animals.
WANT TO GO? $8. 516-764-0045.

Paws on Parade
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:30am
WHERE: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village, NY
WHAT: Participants stroll from the Rogers Mansion to the Bathing Corporation beach. Proceeds support the animals of the Southampton Animal Shelter and restoration programs at the Southampton Historical Museum.
WANT TO GO? $25. 631-283-2494.

Pet Parade & Costume Competition FREE
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5pm
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY
WHAT: Bring your pets for the pet parade and enter your pet in the pet costume competition. Donate pet food, new toys, cat litter, leashes, and other items to Long Island Cares for pets in need in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
WANT TO GO? 516-334-0066.

Art from the Animal Kingdom: From Tame to Wild
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY
AGES: 5-8
WHAT: Using inspiration from the juried art exhibit, create your own inspired masterpiece using different techniques and materials.
WANT TO GO? $10. 631-751-0066.

Egg Taking
WHEN: Oct. 21 - 29, Saturday-Sunday, 1pm and 3pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
WHAT: Learn how trout are reproduced at a hatchery. Staff will be available to answer questions.
WANT TO GO? $6; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children younger than 3. 516-692-6768.

Claws, Paws, and Scales Pet Education and Adoption Fair FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21, 11am
WHERE: Mineola Public Library, 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola, NY
WHAT: Local animal rescues and shelters will be on site with adoptable animals and face painting. There will also be animal-related items for purchase.
WANT TO GO? 516-746-8488.

Halloween Painty Crafty Birdhouse Event for Kids
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 22, 5-6:30pm
WHERE: Key to My Art, 10 W. Oak St., Amityville, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Learn how to paint and decoupage your birdhouse to make it creepy, spooky, and comfy for maybe a little batty bird.
WANT TO GO? $20. 631-608-9048.

Dog Festival
WHEN: Oct. 28 - 29, Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
WHAT: The festival features exhibits by animal welfare organizations, vendors, and rescue groups. Sunday displays and activities 12-4pm, dog costume contest, and parade at 3pm.
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 seniors; $5 children ages 7-17; free for children younger than 7. 516-333-0048.

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