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Suffolk County's Fall Schedule For County Parks


Free Parking at County Parks, Twilight Golf Times Moved to 2:00 PM, Beach Horseback Riding and Archery Permits Go On Sale

County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the Suffolk County Park’s Department’s fall schedule for County park facilities. After another successful year with increased attendance across all county parks, beaches and campgrounds, the County Executive released the fall schedule, which includes dates for hunting and horseback riding permit availability, as well as numerous events.

“With the leaves changing and the weather cooling off, fall is the best time of the year for residents and visitors to experience some of the most exciting things that Suffolk County Parks have to offer,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “Whether you enjoy archery, horseback riding or one of the many annual events hosted at our facilities, Suffolk County’s parks have something for everyone.”

The County Executive additionally announced that all County campgrounds will remain open through Veterans Day with the exception of Smith Point which will be closed on November 3rd for the Annual Girl Scouts Lights Show.

October 19

Bats & Brews Benefit – 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Scully Mansion

A Fundraiser to Support Seatuck Environmental Association and the Conservation of Long Island Wildlife & the Environment. Features Long Island’s Homegrown Craft Beer with 50+ Beers from 25 Long Island Brewers & Food and Education. Admission $100 Includes: Bat Lecture, local craft-brewed beer, beer-friendly food buffets and live music. Phone: 631-581-6908 Email:

October 21 

Hercules on the Harbor – 7:30 AM

Old Field Farm

East Setauket, NY

The Hercules on the Harbor 10k is a challenging course with many ups and downs that covers both on and off-road terrain which highlights many of Stony Brook’s landmarks, including the beautiful village green, the scenic marina and harbor, the spectacular Avalon Park & Preserve, Harmony Vineyards, the Stony Brook Duck Pond, the Grist Mill, and the charming residential community. The course offers both novice and seasoned runners memorable moments that will keep them returning year after year. The Hercules on the Harbor 10K is a timed event as well as a USA Track and Field Sanctioned course that will have live music along the course route to encourage runners to conquer some of the more challenging inclines. Proceeds of this event will support the Stony Brook Hospital Cancer Research Center 

October 25

Long Island Maritime Museum Boat Burning – 5:00 PM

Long Island Maritime Museum

88 West Ave

West Sayville, NY

This event is loosely based on the Norse tradition of a Viking funeral. But, it’s also holiday-appropriate and a whole lot of fun. Each year, one of the many boats that are donated to the museum is chosen for the occasion. The only criterion for this event is that the boat should be made of wood and is neither usable nor repairable. Then, with onlookers placed a safe distance away, volunteers from the West Sayville Fire Department inspect the vessel thoroughly to assure it is completely vacant of all living things. They then douse it with flammable liquid before creating the largest bonfire in all of Long Island.

October 27

Bobby Jones Chiari, Syringomyelia, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome unite@night – 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

West Hills County Park

Sweet Hollow Rd

Melville, NY

Unite@night is a collection of one-mile casual walks and social events around the country that bring together people who are living with the devastating effects of Chiari malformation, Syringomyelia, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and related disorders. Bring your awareness colors to the walk.  You only need to walk as far and raise as much as you can. Every step, roll or crawl is a move in the right direction towards relief from pain for so many. Raising funds for educational, advocacy, awareness and research programs!

Long Island Steamers Run Day — 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Southaven County Park

175 Gerard Rd

Yaphank, NY

LI Live Steamers is a 501(c)3, not for profit operating for the education & enjoyment of the public, and to preserve the history and wonderment of the glory days of railroading. Our twice monthly Sun Run Days find rideable steam, diesel and electric trains operating on eight acres of scale tracks. The smiles of visiting children & adults alike, really explain what LILS is all about.


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