Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Old Bethpage Village Restoration will host “Haunted Halloween at the Mysterious Museum” this Saturday October 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Museum’s festivities will include live nocturnal animals, creepy crafts, and ghoulish games. Costumes are welcome. Admission is $5 per person.
The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, the first tract of preserve land acquired by Nassau County (in 1938 and originally for drainage purposes), is one of the most popular preserves on the South Shore. Bordered by Merrick Road on the south and Jerusalem Avenue on the north, it provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy a physically and spiritually invigorating hike in a convenient and accessible location. In addition, the preserve incorporates a 3,000-square-foot museum with displays about the ecology of Long Island, as well as animal exhibits and shows and interactive activities for children.
The preserve itself consists of three sections divided by major roads, with trails that meander through each part. In the southern section, between Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway, the preserve is host to the largest Atlantic White Cedar “stand,” or grouping of trees, in Nassau County, located in a swamp just north of Tackapausha Pond, near Merrick Road. In the central section, between Sunrise Highway and Clark Avenue, a small, secluded pond draws waterfowl and amphibians. The northern section, between Clark and Jerusalem avenues, includes a small wetland near Clark.
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is open Thursday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For further information please call: (516) 571-7443 or visit the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.