Mangano Announces 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
With the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaching, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced earlier this week that the county will honor the memory of those who lost their lives. The rremembrance ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park.
Participating in the ceremony will be former New York City Fire Commissioner Tom Van Essen, Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Rabbi Dr. Marc Gellman of the Temple Beth Torah in Melville, the United States Marine Corps District Honor Guard, the Nassau County Police Department Pipe and Drum Band and Color Guard, many Nassau County Fire Departments, Long Island Harmonizers, and the North Shore Pops.
Names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks will be read by family members at Lakeside Theatre, adjacent to Nassau County’s 9/11 Memorial in Eisenhower Park. The memorial features two semi-transparent aluminum towers, representing the World Trade Center towers, rising 30 feet from a fountain, and also contains two pieces of steel recovered from the World Trade Center.
Immediately following the remembrance ceremony, attendees will participate in a candle light vigil at the county’s 9/11 Memorial.
Medieval Festival Announced
The Sands Point Preserve great lawn, baronial Castle Gould and Hempstead House provide the perfect backdrop for the annual Medieval Festival. The popular weekend event, which features knights in shining armor, medieval archers and kings and queens, will take place this year on Sept. 10-11 and 17–18, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The admission for the festival at the Sands Point Preserve is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-14. Children under 4 years of age are free with a parent.
For more information, call (516) 571-7900 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.
"Early Bird Special" Announced for County Driving Ranges
Mangano announced Monday that commencing Aug. 16, residents will have an opportunity to pay one price and receive unlimited refills of their bucket Monday through Friday, from 7 to 9 a.m., at any of Nassau County’s three driving ranges.
The driving ranges participating in the promotion are located at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow (516-572-0336); Cantiague Park in Hicksville (516-571-7061); and North Woodmere Park (516-571-7814).
The $10 “Early Bird Special” is open to all residents.
For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call (516) 572-0200 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.