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Upcoming Groundhog’s Day Events on LI

Groundhog's Day is Monday, February 2nd! Catch Long Island's groundhogs Malverne Mel and Holtsville Hal and check out the other upcoming Groundhog's Day events.

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With snow covering the grounds this week, most would think Long Island’s groundhogs, Malverne Mel and Holtsville Hal will tell us next week that we’re getting a few more weeks of winter, but nature will just have to take its course. The official word of whether we get six more weeks of winter or an early spring comes on Monday, February 2nd. In the meantime, plan ahead with numerous local Groundhog’s Day events happening all across the Island!

  • Groundhog Fun at Farmingdale Library
    116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
    Saturday, January 31st from 10 AM - 11 AM
    Please call about price
    Children accompanied by an adult can enjoy an hour of stories, songs and Groundhog Day crafts. Please register.
  • Groundhog Recognition Day at Sands Point Preserve
    127 Middle Neck Road, Port Washington, NY 11050
    Saturday, January 31st from 11 AM - 1 PM
    $10 per car
    Bundle up for some outdoor fun with live animal presentations as well as stories and craft projects celebrating the annual Groundhog Day tradition.
  • Celebrate Groundhog Day at The Maritime Explorium
    101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    Saturday, January 31st from 1 PM - 5 PM
    Construct and create your own groundhog shadow puppet then make them dance and play with your new friends!
  • Groundhog Shadows at South Huntington Public Library
    145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
    Saturday, January 31st from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Make groundhog crafts, learn groundhog facts, check out cool books and make predictions of if the groundhog will see his shadow. Advance registration required.

  • Groundhog Day Celebration with Malverne Mel at Reese Park
    Utterby Road and Church Street at the Gazebo, Malverne, NY 11565
    Monday, February 2nd at 7 AM
    See what Malverne Mel predicts live and enjoy a poster contest, petting zoo, music and more!

  • Groundhog Day Prediction Day with Holtsville Hal at Holtsville Ecology Site
    249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, NY 11742
    Monday, February 2nd at 7 AM
    Come by to see what Holtsville Hal predicts over free hot chocolate. The animal preserve will also be open with more than 100 animals on displaying ranging from a binturong to black bears.

  • Groundhog Day Film at Riverhead Library
    330 Court Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
    Monday, February 2nd from 10 AM - 8 PM
    Enjoy a screening of this PG-rated comedy film starring Bill Murray. Running time for the movie is 101 minutes.