Now that summer is officially over, fall’s about to take over Long Island. The change in seasons brings with it a plethora of local events meant to celebrate this time of year, and we here at Westbury Toyota have put together a helpful list of some of the biggest fall celebrations that Long Island has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing or something you can attend with a group of friends, we’ve got you covered!
Taking place for just two days (Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th), this festival is a must-attend for anyone who’s got a sweet tooth – especially for chocolate! You’ll be able to partake of all manners of chocolatey treats, including handcrafted sweets, truffles, and other unusual confections. There will be more than 70 different vendors for you to peruse from and in addition to chocolate, you’ll also be able to enjoy food, wine and other spirits, and crafts of the homemade variety. As an added bonus, there will be live entertainment put on by local performers!
If you’re looking for a fun, educational fall outing for you and your family, look no further than right here. Jungle Bob the Wildlife Educator will be giving a presentation at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, November 9th. This live animal program includes creatures that are typically viewed as strange and unusual and will offer insights into their behaviors, diets, and habitats. The animals you can expect to see include:
Not only will you be able to learn about these animals, you’ll also be able to interact with them! For more information, be sure to visit the website!
On Monday, November 11th, you can pay tribute to all of those who have served our great nation. The Parade of Flags. will take place at Heritage Trust in Mount Sinai. There will be a full display of national, local, and state flags that you can walk through and while you do so, read informative articles about our nation’s history that will inspire pride, honor, and respect. This event is entirely free and runs from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
For 25 years, this celebration of the northeastern Native American culture has been ongoing, taking place the weekend before Thanksgiving. There will be an abundance of activities to participate in, including fire-building and open-fire cooking presentations (complete with delicious samples), as well as pottery-making and other educational tutorials. There will also be displays of authentic Native American tools, artifacts, face-painting, and even a spear-throwing demonstration! The Thanksgiving Native American Feast takes place at Garvies Point Museum at Glen Cove.
This fundraising event will be held at multiple locations across Long Island: Montauk, Blue Point, Garden City, Huntington, and Massapequa, just to name a few. It takes place on different days throughout November based on location (which you can check here). The turkey trot is either a walk or run (or both) and people of every age are more than welcome to join in! These races start early in the morning in order to allow enough time to get home before Thanksgiving dinner. It’s all for a good cause, too: Supporting Long Island families.
As you can tell, there’s more than enough to keep you busy during fall weekends right here on local soil. Whether you’re looking for something educational, athletic, or delicious, you’ll be able to find something to do. Fall’s one of the most beautiful times of year and it would be a shame not to enjoy it Long Island Style!