Long Island Game Farm to Host Inaugural Founder’s Day Celebration – A Family Appreciation Day

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Park Will be Offering Free Admission for Children and $6 Admission for Adults

(Manorville, New York) — Long Island Game Farm — Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoowas founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak. Today, almost 50 years later the park is home to over a hundred animals, including over 35 different species. To thank the visitors that have kept the park going for 48 years, the Long Island Game Farm is throwing its first ever Founder’s Day Celebration – A Family Appreciation Day, on Saturday, August 26. All day long, admission will be $6(+tax)/adult and one free child admission per adult (each additional child is $6 +tax). Rain date is Sunday, August 27.  

During this celebration, not only will the park be thanking its guests, but they will also be honoring the park’s founders, Stanley and Diane. Guests will be able to meet Diane and her daughter Melinda, the current President and Vice President, to learn about the park’s history. This meet and greet will take place at the gazebo at noon.

“We’ve been wanted to host an event like this for a while now,” Vice President, Melinda Novak states. “We love our visitors, they are the ones that make this park successful and we want them to know that it is all appreciated. Plus, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 48 years as a Long Island Family Tradition.”

In addition to a being able to meet and talk with Diane and Melinda, those in attendance can also enjoy one of the Long Island Game Farms featured summer shows – Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure. This experience, presented by “Nature” Nick Jacinto, is the only animal show in the northeast to include kangaroos, birds of prey and monkeys! This is the last weekend the show is running for the season, it will not return until next summer. Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure will be featured on the Game Farm’s main stage at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free face painting and “Play in the Hay” will also be available.

“Our guests make all of this possible and we just want to thank and honor them,” Founder and President, Diane Novak says. “I’m so excited to see all the smiling faces – that’s what has made these past 48 years so great.”

This discount applies only for admission, prices inside the park, including amusement rides and animal encounters, will remain the same. No other discounts or coupons can be used on this day. Parking is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early or come later in the day. The parking lot gates will open at 8:30 a.m., the park will open at 10 a.m. and the park closes at 6 p.m.

For more information on shows, prices or activities please visit www.longislandgamefarm.com or call (631) 878-6644.


The Long Island Game Farm was founded in 1970 by Stanley and Diane Novak and is located on 25 acres of land in Manorville.  The Park has grown over the years and has served as a frequent destination of school children that have grown up on Long Island.  Each year, thousands of guests visit the park.