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Nassau Residents Celebrate Garvies Point Day

A young boy finds Geo Cach treasure on beach during Garvies Point Day in Glen Cove Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 (Long Island Press/Michael Damm)

Local families came out in droves Saturday to celebrate Garvies Point Day by bonding with nature at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve in Glen Cove.

Parents brought their children to join in the festivities, including films and movies, face painting, gallery tours, nature crafts and nature walks. Tour guides also led groups in bird watching, a butterfly garden tour and a lapidary workshop open house.


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The Garvies Point Museum and 62-acre preserve overlook Hempstead Harbor. It is run by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums.

Among its resources are archaeological artifacts from Long Island’s Native American  tribes and local geological exhibits.

The museum is open Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 516-571-8010, or visit their website at

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