Groundhog Fun on Long Island

The Groundhog Traditions will begin this Friday on Groundhog’s Day when our local groundhogs make their public predictions.

Our two locally famous adorable furry predictors are Holtsville Hal and Malverne Mel. Will there be six more weeks of Winter? Hopefully the weather will be good so we can find out!

Holtsville Hal


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“We give danishes, etc. ” Hot Halichino ” named after guess who (hot chocolate ) & coffee served inside after. Donations are also collected for the over 100 Rescued Animals and their veterinarian care in our zoo there. You CAN make a difference………!”


Located at: Holtsville Ecology Center   249 Buckley Road in Holtsville, NY 11742


Malverne Mel-

photo taken from Village of Malverne website

“Enjoy music by the Banjo Rascals, photos with Mel, a petting zoo, hot chocolate and donut holes! A light breakfast will be served immediately following at Crossroads Farm.”


Malverne Mel will make his predicition at the gazebo on Church Street in Malverne at 7am!



Other Groundhog Events throughout the weekend:


1. Groundhog Day Shadow Puppetry

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm     February 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Construct your own shadow puppets and make them dance for your friends.

Admission:  $5 per person.

Members and children under 1 are always FREE!

located at: Port Jeff Harbor
101 East Broadway Port Jefferson, NY 11777


2. Searching for Sweetbriar Sam – a Groundhog Adventure

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Come find out if Sweetbriar Sam is planning to hibernate for another 6 weeks or predict an early spring.   We will have a fun scavenger hunt to learn some facts about groundhogs, play with shadows, and meet some other animal hibernators and animals with different solutions for cold weather.  Make a fun groundhog craft to take home.

When: Sunday, February 4, 1pm

Who: Families

How Much: $10/child and $5 for adults, $2 discount for scouts

Sweetbriar Nature Center is located at: 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown 11787

            More information : HERE



Follow our GroundHog’s Day Pinterest Board: HERE


Here are some cute ideas:




What is your prediction?

I hope he does not see his shadow : ) I AM READY FOR SPRING! How about you?


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