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A horse-drawn carriage offers rides at the Planting (Credit: Alessandra Malito)

A horse-drawn carriage offers rides at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Mardi Gras at Planting Fields Arboretum

Long Islanders enjoyed the annual Mardi Gras Gala at the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay.

Children and adults watch a juggling show at
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

Children and adults watch a juggling show at the Mardi Gras Gala at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Two white horses, Duke and Sonya, lead the
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

Two white horses, Duke and Sonya, lead the way for a carriage ride. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Children use crayons and markers to color animal-face
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

Children use crayons and markers to color animal-face masks at an arts and crafts booth at the Mardi Gras Gala at the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay. (Feb. 19, 2012)

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After winning games like Roll-A-Ball and Plinko, children
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

After winning games like Roll-A-Ball and Plinko, children could go to a table to get prizes like masks and bottles of bubble liquid. (Feb. 19, 2012)

After the Mardi Gras Gala, families could visit
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

After the Mardi Gras Gala, families could visit greenhouses to see a variety of tropical plants at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. (Feb. 19, 2012)

A horse-drawn carriage offers rides at the Planting
(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

A horse-drawn carriage offers rides at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. (Feb. 19, 2012)

Parents and their children spend a Sunday afternoon
(Credit: Photo by Alessandra Malito)

Parents and their children spend a Sunday afternoon at the Mardi Gras Gala at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. (Feb. 20, 2012)

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