FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 11, 2020
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Town of North Hempstead Announces Drive-In Movie Series at Town Facilities
North Hempstead, NY - North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new drive-in movie series at Town facilities. Films will be projected onto large outdoor screens for residents to enjoy a night out while also following social distancing protocols. The first movie to be shown will be The Goonies on May 23 at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.
"I am so pleased that we will be able to bring drive-in movies to North Hempstead," said Supervisor Bosworth. "This program is fun, family-friendly, and, most importantly, in-line with the social-distancing guidelines we have all been following over the last two months."
While registration is free for these events, the Town is encouraging attendees to bring non-perishable/canned foods to each showing as part of North Hempstead's donation drive.
"During these uncertain times, many families and individuals are finding themselves in need," stated Supervisor Bosworth. "The Town is making an effort to assist vulnerable populations by launching this donation effort in conjunction with our drive-in events."
Residents are being asked to register their cars in advance by visiting NorthHempsteadNY.gov/drive-in or calling 311. The program is expected to take place every Saturday after sundown, starting on May 23, continuing into summer months. A detailed schedule will be posted on the Town's website.
The showings will take place at either North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park, and Manorhaven Beach Park in Port Washington. The Town is considering other locations as well.
There will be no food available for purchase at these events. However, residents are encouraged to bring their own snacks. Restroom facilities will be available.
For more information, please call 516-869-6311.