Town of North Hempstead’s 15th annual vow renewal

Town of North Hempstead’s 15th annual vow renewal
Photo courtesy of the Town of North Hempstead

Love filled the air as North Hempstead’s Town Clerk Ragini Srivastava presided over a memorable Valentine’s Day celebration at Harbor Links, officiating fifteen vow renewals and conducting three inaugural weddings.

Against the backdrop of the scenic snow-covered scape of Harbor Links, couples gathered to reaffirm their commitment to love and embark on new journeys together, surrounded by families, friends, residents and Town officials.

Clerk Srivastava was joined by Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and members of the Town Board who offered warm remarks, advice and best wishes on the institution of marriage.

In a touching display of enduring affection, couples from across North Hempstead joined hands to renew their vows symbolizing commitment and resilience of relationships.

“Today was a lot of fun and everybody is so happy. It’s really wonderful to see the older generation and the younger generation together at a Town event,” said a resident.

“This is my first time attending the Town’s Valentine Event”, said another resident, “and I’m looking forward to it again for next year.”

A champagne toast was followed by the couples’ first dance to the tune of Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” With over 150 guests, many joined in the dancing and fun.

Mayor Michael Koblenz of East Hills and his wife Bonnie had their golden vow renewals of 50 years. Milestone anniversaries celebrated included John and Barbara Heslin of Carle Place celebrating 60 years of love, Patricia and Frederick Blumlein celebrating 56 years of enchantment, Michael and Josephine Desposito of Carle Place for 49 years and Scott and Linda Fairgrieve of Mineola for 47 years.

“North Hempstead is a wonderful town, and it is an honor to be a part of these special moments in the lives of our residents,” Srivastava said. “I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to witness and facilitate the celebration of togetherness.”

North Hempstead TV will be airing highlights from this event. Tune in to NHTV on Channel 18/65 on Cablevision and Channel 46 on Verizon FIOS or log on to

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