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Sat 04 Feb
Tracks & Traces
Saturday, February 4, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Exploring the forest can be exciting during the winter. Learn how to ‘read the signs' animals leave behind, then take a hike as we search for tracks and traces to figure out what animals live at the Preserve! To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sun 05 Feb
House Tours
Sunday, February 5, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today. Tours of the historic Nicoll Grist Mill are included and will be offered after your house tour. Recommended for children 8+. Tours are offered on the first and third Sunday of the month, September-June. Reservations are required: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nys-parks-long-island-environmental-education-33908178297
Wed 08 Feb
Tiny Tots: Heart 2 Heart
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nys-parks-long-island-environmental-education-33908178297
Sat 11 Feb
Black History Month- The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Basquiat painted many self-portraits. Through these works, he explored his identity as an African-American man. His paintings were also tributes to African American historical figures, jazz musicians, sports personalities and writers. Together we'll use his art as inspiration to create our own self portrait. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sun 12 Feb
Valentine's Day Ice Candles
Sunday, February 12, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Looking for a fun winter craft? Join us! We'll use hot wax and cold ice to create a unique candle for you to decorate, with a Valentine's Day theme! Appropriate for ages 8 and up. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Fri 17 Feb
Black History Month- Planet Explorers
Friday, February 17, 2023 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Our understanding of space, our solar system, and our own planet was shaped by revolutionary Black Astronomers and Astronauts. Explore the wonders of the solar system with planetary activities and stargazing. Stargazing will be weather permitting. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sat 18 Feb
Nature Game Night
Saturday, February 18, 2023 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Love nature? Love games? Join us for this special edition of family games and test your knowledge while discovering fun facts about nature! Appropriate for children ages 8+. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sun 19 Feb
House Tours
Sunday, February 19, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today. Tours of the historic Nicoll Grist Mill are included and will be offered after your house tour. Recommended for children 8+. Tours are offered on the first and third Sunday of the month, September-June. Reservations are required: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nys-parks-long-island-environmental-education-33908178297
Wed 22 Feb
Tiny Tots: Snowflakes
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nys-parks-long-island-environmental-education-33908178297
Thu 23 Feb
Snow Day!
Thursday, February 23, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Celebrate the snowy season! Did you know snowflakes come in 35 different shapes? Join us to explore more fun snowflake facts through activities and crafts. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Fri 24 Feb
Black History Month- Pioneers in Science
Friday, February 24, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Some foundations of modern science are around today thanks to the contributions of Black Scientists. Come learn about some of these pioneers and witness exciting science experiments relating to their discoveries! To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sat 25 Feb
Hike Up North
Saturday, February 25, 2023 09:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Join us on a guided hike to the park's Northern Trails to experience landmarks and sights not frequently seen. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sat 25 Feb
Black History Month: The Cuban Giants
Saturday, February 25, 2023 01:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
The Cuban Giants - the First Professional Black Baseball Team - got their start in Babylon, in the summer of 1885. Town of Babylon Historian Mary Cascone will present on the team's start in Babylon and their early years in professional baseball, the myths about their name and their position in baseball history. Please visit the website friendsofconnetquot.org to sign up and for more information. Programs are free for members. Non-members pay $5/person.
Sat 04 Mar
Women's History Month: Art of Lee Krasner
Saturday, March 4, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Lenore "Lee" Krasner was an American abstract expressionist painter, with a specialty in collage. More people may recognize the name Jackson Pollock, her husband. The relationship overshadowed her contribution to the art world. We will learn about her and create a work of art inspired by this talented, strong, and powerful female artist. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sun 05 Mar
House Tours
Sunday, March 5, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today. Tours of the historic Nicoll Grist Mill are included and will be offered after your house tour. Recommended for children 8+. Tours are offered on the first and third Sunday of the month, September-June. Reservations are required: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nys-parks-long-island-environmental-education-33908178297
Sat 11 Mar
Women in Long Island’s Past: A History of Eminent Ladies
Saturday, March 11, 2023 01:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Women have been part of Long Island's past for thousands of years but are nearly invisible in the records and history books. From pioneering doctors to dazzling aviatrixes, author Natalie A. Naylor brings these larger-than-life but little-known heroines out of the lost pages of island history. Please visit the website friendsofconnetquot.org to sign up and for more information. Programs are free for members. Non-members pay $5/person.
Sun 12 Mar
Holi Art
Sunday, March 12, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Holi, The Festival of Colors, marks the beginning of spring and is a Hindu Festival that has been celebrated since ancient times. Although we won't be throwing colorful powder known as gulal, we will be creating colorful works of art to take home. All materials will be provided. To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sat 18 Mar
Leprechaun Treasure Hunt
Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Every March, tiny leprechauns come out and hide their gold all over the forest for park patrons to find! Let's explore the Preserve and see what they left behind! To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sun 19 Mar
House Tours
Sunday, March 19, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today. Tours of the historic Nicoll Grist Mill are included and will be offered after your house tour. Recommended for children 8+. Tours are offered on the first and third Sunday of the month, September-June. Reservations are required: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nys-parks-long-island-environmental-education-33908178297
Fri 24 Mar
Women's History Month: Women in Space
Friday, March 24, 2023 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Our presence in space would not be possible without the work of Women in Astronomy and Aeronautics. Learn about the women who have made our achievements possible, and what the future holds. Join us for some Astronomy activities and learn about stargazing as we enjoy the night sky tonight! To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.
Sun 26 Mar
Women's History Month: Women in Science
Sunday, March 26, 2023 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Some foundations of modern science are around today thanks to the contributions of women scientists. Come learn about some of these pioneers and witness exciting science experiments relating to their discoveries! To Register, please visit EventBrite.com.