Wear your costumes to Spirit of the Garden: Halloween on October 29th, while you trick or treat, enjoy fall foliage and dance to the spirit of the gardens! From 10am – 12pm, bring your furry friends for Canines in Costume ($25 for members; $35 for non-members) – all dogs are welcome on the property! At 11am, 1pm, and 3pm Holger Winenga will lead tours of the Campion Redwoods in collaboration with Southampton Arts Center (free for members, $20 for non-members). At 3pm will be The Holy Man’s Garden Puppet Show with Megan Chaskey. Then at 4pm, guests can try lantern making followed by a procession through the gardens as the sun begins to set.
Spirit of the Garden Harvest is November 19th, as you celebrate the bountiful harvest season with LongHouse trees showing their vibrant autumnal colors. At 3pm, guests are welcomed to enjoy a Native American Puppet Show with peot, musician, and educator, Megan Chaskey. Afterwards, guests are welcomed to participate in seed swapping.
LongHouse’s Spirit of the Garden: Solstice celebration will be December 17th. Come see a Turtle Island puppet show by Megan Chaskey where guests learn about the Haudenosaunee story. A story about how a Sky Woman fell from the Sky World and, with help from the animals, Turtle Island formed on Turtle’s back from a handful of earth and seeds she brought from the Great Tree in the Sky World.
Visit LongHouse Illuminated, Friday’s and Saturday’s December 9, 10, 16, 17. After dark garden paths will be lined with luminaria and custom glowing sculptures for guests to experience the gardens in a completely different light. Enjoy the beauty of the trees and plants throughout. Close your visit with treats in the pavilion, including sweets from South Fork Bakery and warm drinks, with holiday music and good cheer.
LongHouse Reserve’s regular Fall schedule has expanded; now open Wednesday through Sunday until December. A Membership, starting at $95, allows you to visit us an unlimited number of times throughout the season. General admission is $15, $10 for seniors, with no charge for veterans or active-duty personnel. LongHouse is always free for anyone 18 and under and to College Students with a valid Student ID. For tickets and more information is available at www.longhouse.org.