Written by Edward P. Mangano Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00
I am so very proud of our parks system and all we have to offer in our great county. This summer we have an action-packed line-up of quality entertainment and the best part is that most events are free for Nassau County residents.
My efforts to create tourism, coupled with the immense support from local business sponsors, makes it possible to bring top notch events like the TD fireworks spectacular to you at no charge.
This summer my bi-weekly column will alert you to our upcoming events. So get your lawn chair ready and mark your calendar for some good old fashioned free park entertainment.
This Friday, June 29 at 7:30p.m., we will be continuing our International Music Nights Concert Series with Polish American Night and on Sunday, July 1 we will be celebrating Turkish American Night.
The International Music Nights Concert Series is a great Nassau County tradition with nearly two dozen nights dedicated to music and culture that honor a range of ethnic groups. So come enjoy the park, music and culture all summer long.
On Saturday, June 30 we will be celebrating our nation’s birthday by hosting Long Island’s biggest fireworks spectacular; TD Bank Celebrates America Fireworks show in Eisenhower Park.
Next week is jam-packed!
On Monday, July 2 at Lakeside Theatre, experience the unique combination of reeds, brass and rhythm that vividly brings classic music to life with the Swingtime Big Band. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., you will enjoy a performance that authentically recreates the style, musicality and essence of each Swing Era band that originated the hits from the Great American songbook. On Tuesday, July 3 you can listen to the sounds of Long Island’s own Billy Joel as Mike Delguidice and Big Shot pay tribute to the music of the Piano Man.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration will host an 1861 Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4th. Come and experience a historical Independence Day as it would have been celebration just before the Civil War, and honor the solider recruits of the New York Volunteers. Festivities will include a National Patriotic Picnic (bring your own lunch), band concerts and fiddle music, children’s games, and a patriotic parade and ceremony.
Also next week we are kicking off our Summer Movie Nights series at Lakeside Theatre. Beginning at dusk, family-friendly films will be shown on the big screen. This free event begins on Thursday, July 5 with Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.
On Friday, July 6 our International Music series marches on with African American Night and on Sunday, July 8 with South Asian American Night. Both events begin at 7:30 p.m. in Eisenhower Park.
We are honored to be hosting a free concert featuring The Duprees 50th anniversary show. Come witness the unmistakable sound and vocal harmonies that allow The Duprees to give new life to old hits. This exciting show will take place on Saturday, July 7 at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park at 7:30 p.m.
Please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/ agencies/Parks/index.html for more information on any of our parks events.
Thank you and enjoy your parks system!