Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, Garvies Point Museum and Preserve will be offering a free series of Native American programs and activities for adults, children over 5 and their families two Saturdays in September, October and November. Participants will explore all of the following areas of Native American life: Native American dance and storytelling performed by The SilverCloud Singers, Nature-inspired photography by Alex Chen, the art of feather working by Lance White Magpie and Poetry by Danielle Soames.
The sessions are broken down into two parts: Part A which consists of dance, storytelling and photography and Part B which consists of art and poetry. Part A will be offered on Saturday, September 8th, Saturday, October 13th and Saturday November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 3 00 p.m. and Part B will be offered on Saturday, September 22nd, Saturday, October 20th and Saturday, November 10th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Participants must select one date from each part.
For further information please contact the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve at: (516) 571-8010 or visit the website at: www.garviespointmuseum.com to print out an application to mail to the museum at: Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Dr, Glen Cove, NY 11542. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, located at 50 Barry Drive in Glen Cove, is a center for research on Long Island geology and a valued resource in the study of the Island’s Native American archaeology. Reference collections of original archaeological artifacts and geological phenomena are maintained at the museum. These are used in exhibits and Museum educational programs and are available for special research purposes. A gift shop provides materials and publications related to the exhibits and educational programming, with emphasis on the natural history of Long Island.
Over a dozen educational programs relating to local geology, archaeology and outdoorenvironmental themes are offered to school groups during school hours . Museum resources are used to present topical lessons which teachers may integrate into their classroom curricula. Advance reservations are required for all classes.
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is part of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums whose mission is to preserve and interpret the county’s natural, prehistoric and historic heritage. The Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is a non-profit educational corporation whose membership is open to all interested in promoting this objective. For more information please call: (516) 571-8010/11, or visit: www.garviespointmuseum.com.