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North Hempstead Announces 40th Memorial Day Commemoration and Fireworks


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North Hempstead Announces

40th Memorial Day Commemoration and Fireworks

Saturday, May 25 at North Hempstead Beach Park


North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena, the Town Board and the Veteran’s Advisory Committee have announced the 40th anniversary of North Hempstead’s Memorial Day Commemoration and Fireworks Extravaganza. Festivities will be held at North Hempstead Beach Park on Saturday, May 25, with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.


“Our Memorial Day celebrations is always a great way to kick off the summer season with family and friends. We’ve got delicious food, music and dancing, and one of Long Island’s most dazzling fireworks displays,” said Supervisor DeSena. “But let’s not forget the holiday’s true meaning. It’s our nation’s solemn attempt to remember and honor the U.S. service men and women who gave their lives for our country and our ideals. All of us, coming together from every faith and background to honor those sacrifices is just about the most beautiful moment on North Hempstead’s yearly calendar.”   


This year, the Memorial Day Commemoration and Fireworks Extravaganza will also feature musical entertainment from The Ronald Reagans, an 80s vs. 90s show. Gates open at 3 p.m., and the program will start at 6:30 p.m.  Fireworks will begin approximately at 9:15 p.m. Food will be available for purchase via onsite food trucks that include: Dom’s Chicken Finger Truck, Filthy Pig BBQ, Monarch Foods, Mama Mia What A Taco, Sausage Kings, Pupusas City and Smusht Ice Cream.


Vehicles will be charged a $10 parking fee (cash only).  When the lot is full, free overflow parking will be available with free shuttle bus transportation to the park. No drop-offs or walk-ins allowed. Attendees are urged to leave dogs at home due to noise sensitivity, however, service dogs are welcome. Additionally, drones are prohibited from the fireworks show. The Nassau County Police Department will be on hand, and will confiscate all drones.



The Town is also pleased to offer FREE parking for veterans and active-duty military for the Annual Memorial Day Commemoration and Fireworks Extravaganza. These free parking passes are available only with proof of ID and will be issued at the following locations:


Clinton G. Martin Park – 1601 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park

Office of the Town Clerk – 200 Plandome Road, Manhasset

North Hempstead “Yes We Can” Community Center – 141 Garden Street, Westbury

Michael J. Tully Park – 1801 Evergreen Avenue, New Hyde Park


Qualifying residents must show their government-issued VA card or an active military ID. 


The Veterans parking pass applies only while the main lot at North Hempstead Beach Park is open. Otherwise, free overflow parking with free shuttle will be available.


North Hempstead Beach Park is located at 175 W Shore Rd, Port Washington, NY. For more information, please visit www.northhempsteadny.gov or call 311 or (516) 869-6311.


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