Long Island Thanksgiving Events 2017

From East to West, Long Islanders are getting into the holiday spirit. Embrace the tradition and join in the festivities with good food and company at these seven Thanksgiving events.

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What: BBQ Pop-Up at the Tap Room
Where: The Tap Room at Corey Creek (45470 NY-25)
When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 12pm-4pm
Why Go: Who wants to be stuck in the kitchen the week before Thanksgiving? Come to a fun BBQ pop-up hosted by Grace & Grit. There will be complimentary tastings of Bedell Cellar’s newly released Taste Nouveau 2017. Click to go


What: Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece Workshop
Where: Hallockville Museum Farm (6038 Sound Ave)
When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 9am-12pm
Why Go: Set the stage for a lovely holiday starting with Thanksgiving table décor. Learn how to create your own pumpkin centerpiece. Materials will be provided, but visitors can feel free to bring cuttings from their own garden. Click to go


What: 1863 Thanksgiving
Where: Old Bethpage Village Restoration (1303 Round Swamp Road)
When: Sunday, Nov. 19 to Sunday, Nov. 26, 10am-4pm
Why Go: Enjoy the sights and smells of an old-fashioned Thanksgiving, including decorated pumpkin pies baked in a beehive oven and turkey roasted over an open fire. There will also be traditional fiddle music. Click to go

Glen Cove

What: 2017 Native American Feast
Where: Garvies Point Museum and Preserve (50 Barry Drive)
When: Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19, 10am-4pm
Why Go: Experience Northeastern Native American culture with ancient pottery making methods, primitive fire building and on-site open fire cooking. There will also be authentic Native American food displays, films and artifacts and tool technology. Click to go


What: Massapequa’s 2017 Turkey Trot
Where: John J. Burns Park (4990 Merrick Road)
When: Thursday, Nov. 23, 8:30am
Why Go: Feel better about stuffing your face by taking part in a 5K Thanksgiving Day morning. Through the efforts of the Turkey Trot’s main benefactor, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, this popular race has raised thousands of dollars since its inception in 2010 to combat blood cancers. Click to go


What: Townwide Fund of Huntington 2017 Thanksgiving Day Run
Where: American Legion Hall (New York Ave and Mill Dam Road)
When: Thursday, Nov. 23, 8:30am
Why Go: Make some room for Thanksgiving dinner with a 4-mile race or fun run to benefit local charities that provide important health and human services to the Huntington community. Click to go

Fire Island

What: Thanksgiving Weekend Evening Tower Tour
Where: Fire Island Lighthouse
When: Saturday, Nov. 25, 4pm
Why Go: Burn off some of those holiday calories through an evening tour of the lighthouse. Reservations are required and it is encouraged that participants bring a flashlight for their walk back to the parking field. Click to go