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MANGANO ANNOUNCES “CRAFTY CRITTERS” PROGRAM AT TACKAPAUSHA MUSEUM DURING SCHOOL WINTER RECESS

Seaford, NY – Although schools are closed for winter recess,
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announces that
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is open and hosting a
family-friendly “Enchantment of Spring” program on February
22nd, 23rd, and 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Come down to the museum, meet the animals and enjoy a fun
craft! The program is $5 per person.

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
The Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, the first tract of
preserve land acquired by Nassau County, is one of the most
popular preserves on the South Shore. The Museum and Preserve
provides residents with the opportunity to enjoy a physically
and spiritually invigorating hike in a convenient and
accessible location. In addition, the preserve incorporates a
3,000-square-foot museum with displays about the ecology of
Long Island, as well as animal exhibits and shows and
interactive activities for children.

The preserve consists of three sections with trails that
meander through each part. In the southern section, the
preserve is host to the largest Atlantic White Cedar “stand,”
or grouping of trees, in Nassau County, located in a swamp just
north of Tackapausha Pond, near Merrick Road. In the central
section, a small, secluded pond draws waterfowl and amphibians.
The northern section, between Clark and Jerusalem avenues,
includes a small wetland.

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve is located at: 2225 Washington
Avenue, Seaford, NY 11783 and is open Thursday to Sunday from
11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Regular admission is $3.00 for
adults and $2.00 for children over 5 and senior citizens. For
further information please call: (516) 571-7443 or visit the
Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums at:
www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

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