This Labor Day Weekend, activities range from educational tours of edible wild plants at Sunken Meadow, to just relaxing during happy hour at your local bar. Here is your guide for ideas of what to do for your three-day weekend:
- For those with adventurous tastes, head to Sunken Meadow State Park on Saturday for the “Hunt for Beach Plums,” where you will be led by a naturalist “Wildman” Steve Brill on a foraging tour of the park to find edible wild plants. The tour group will meet at the bathhouse at 12:30 p.m., and requires you to reserve your spot in advance by calling the park. Donations of $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12 are required. Afterwards, you can enjoy your last bit of sunbathing and swimming for the end of the summer. Changes in this program may have taken place due to Hurricane Irene. Call the park office at 269-4333 before heading down.
- On Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., stop by in Smithtown for “Fun with Butterflies,” an inexpensive family-friendly tour through the butterfly house that introduces you to types of butterflies and their life cycle. After the tour, children are welcome to make a butterfly craft to take home. The tour requires a donation of $3 per person, and $2 for seniors and children.
- Cool off at , where the rink is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Superior is also looking for men and women age 40 or older to join their over-40 adult league. If you are interested, you can find the application here.
- If you have a membership for , enjoy the last day of using the pool before it closes for the season. Pool hours are shortened to 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the gym is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- On Monday, savor being home for the afternoon by taking advantage of happy hours at local bars. Happy hour at is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and includes specials on domestic and foreign beers. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can go to and enjoy two-fers on tap beers and $3 domestic beers, or stop by at the same time for their happy hour.