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Mardi Gras at Planting Fields Arboretum

A horse-drawn carriage offers rides at the Planting

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

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

After winning games like Roll-A-Ball and Plinko, children
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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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