Long Island Weekend Round-Up of Events August 28th-29th
Here we are in the last weekend of August, the last gasp of summer. Feeling pressure to get out there and do something memorable? Have no fear, we've got some great ways to cap off your summer days. You can revel at the annual Scottish games, celebrate the 68th birthday of the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, have a massive play date at the Toy Tech Exhibit, or even ride a miniature train at the Riverhead Railroad Festival. Whatever you decide to do, have a great weekend.
THE ANNUAL SCOTTISH GAMES
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
Time: 8-5 p.m.
This is not a simple picnic and bagpipe playing affair. You can play odd sounding games like the Caber Toss, Putting the Stone and Tossing the Sheaf. Enjoy the programs, demonstrations and performances of traditional Celtic dance, pipe band performances (of course), folk and rock concerts and the Celtic rock band, MacTall Mor. And they haven't forgotten your kids--they'll love the races, children's Caber Toss, pony rides and petting zoo. When you get hungry there are various food booths offering Scottish specialties, you can visit the Café in the Woods, or bring a picnic.
Special Scottish Games admission:
General:$15; Seniors, 62+):$10; Children 7-17, Old Westbury Gardens Members:$5; 6 & under: Free.
Riverhead, NY 11901-3012
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days
Riverhead, NY 11901-2818