A Message from Supervisor Bosworth: Coronavirus Update
Last Updated 8/25/20:
We are excited to announce that we will be launching a new “Concerts by Candlelight” series for Town residents this August, featuring a variety of musical acts, ranging from doo wop & motown to country to rock. Concerts will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at parks throughout the Town, including Whitney Pond Park, North Hempstead Beach Park, Clark Botanic Garden, and Martin “Bunky” Reid Park. Residents will be admitted to these events on a first come, first serve basis, and the events will be limited to the first 50 individuals. To aid with social distancing guidelines, residents will be asked to stay within their designated seating circle which will all be six feet apart.
Additionally, the Town will be hosting drive-in concerts in August , sponsored by Ridgewood Savings Bank. Kicking things off will be Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band, featuring songs by Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Zac Brown, on Sunday, August 2 at North Hempstead Beach Park with a start time of 8:30 p.m. Registration will open on Monday at NorthHempsteadNY.gov/drivein or by calling 311.
Our drive-in movie series also continues to draw capacity crowds, and this Saturday, July 25, we have a few spots left for Space Jam at North Hempstead Beach Park. Looking ahead to August, we have some extremely popular films to look forward to, including Back to the Future and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! Registration is free, but residents must RSVP in advance. Please call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov/drivein to sign up.
While the movies and concerts are all FREE, the Town is encouraging attendees to bring non-perishable/canned foods to each concert as part of North Hempstead's donation drive.
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.
And finally, we are pleased to announced that fitness instructors will be allowed to conduct classes at Town Parks. Fitness instructors will need to obtain a permit to hold these classes. The permits will be $25 per hour, and the classes can host up to 25 participants.
We are continuing to do all that we can to provide local businesses with relief during these challenging times. It is our hope that by allowing fitness classes to take place in our parks, it will relieve some of the burden on gyms and fitness studios due to the pandemic.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time, and thank you for being good neighbors and looking out for each other. I often say we are a family in North Hempstead, and that truly has never been more evident than now.
As always, please, be smart and stay safe. Thank you.
Supervisor Judi Bosworth
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Closures and Updates:
- Town pool facilities will be open beginning July 8 for the summer season. This includes pool facilities located at Manorhaven Beach Park, Martin “Bunky” Reid, and Whitney Pond Park which will be open to all Town residents. For the 2020 summer season, the Town will be waiving all fees for pool facilities. For more information and for rules, click here.
- The Town Building Department reopened on May 28 as part of of Phase 1 from New York State. The Building Department will accept applications for minor work by US Mail or package delivery. Requests for the status of existing files and applications can be achieved through via email at Buildings@northhempsteadny.gov. Residents can also schedule an appointment via email for the submission of large Building Permit applications. There will be no walk-in service until further notice. Residents without email access can call 516-869-6311 for assistance. All other existing construction work comments or questions should be directed to the assigned inspector for that project.
- The Town has announced that restaurants can apply for outdoor dining permits free of charge. Application information can be found by clicking here.
- Parks facilities including: the "Yes
We Can" Community Center, the Michael J. Tully Park Aquatic Activities
Center, the Clinton G. Martin Park building and the Fuschillo Park
building are closed. As of Monday, May 11 North Hempstead Town Parks
will reopen for passive use. The Championship Golf Course at Harbor
Links will be reopening on a limited basis on May 11 as well. Everyone
is still being advised that they must follow precautionary measures to
ensure the safety of both residents and Town employees.
- Visit www.mynhtv.com to see the latest virtual programming from North Hempstead TV (NHTV)'s the Town's public access television station. In person Project Independence exercise classes are canceled until further notice, but virtual programming can be viewed on NHTV.
- Project Independence's food shopping transportation program will be extending its hours to 7 a.m. to 2 p.m, 7 days a week. Riders will be picked up individually. Call 311 or 516-869-611, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make an appointment. Taxi ride costs (including tips) are being waived.
- The Clerk's Office is currently taking appointments for the processing of marriage licenses for Town of North Hempstead residents only. This process is done in person and by appointment ONLY on Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings. Couples should call 311 or 516-869-6311, or email email@example.com to make an appointment.
Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board unanimously approved
various building permit extensions, policy modifications, and the waiver
of certain permit fees, in an effort to assist residents during the
current state of emergency. For more information click here.
- Town facilities will remain closed to the public. Essential services, such as 311, the Clerk's office, and sanitation, will continue to operate as the Town maintains the continuity of government. Please call 311 for updated information about the Office of the Town Clerk and Receiver of Taxes.
- The Town's 311 Call Center is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Town bid openings and RFP proposal deadlines are being rescheduled and extended. Please check the Bid (www.northhempsteadny.gov/bids) and RFP (www.northhempsteadny.gov/RFPs) pages of the Town's website for the updated dates. Any questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Community Services programming is canceled until further notice, please call 311 or 516-869-6311 for the latest updates.
- The Port Washington Parking District 6 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information, please visit:
Nassau County Department of Health COVID-19 Positive Tests Map: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4946/Coronavirus-COVID-19
New York State Coronavirus Updates: now.ny.gov/page/s/coronavirus-updates
New York State Board of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
Nassau County Board of Health: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1652/Health-Department
New York State Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
New York State Coronavirus Price Gouging Complaint Form: https://ag.ny.gov/price-gouging-complaint-form
Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs: email@example.com or call 516-571-2600
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