Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board have announced that the Memorial Day Commemoration and Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at North Hempstead Beach Park on Saturday, May 27, with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.
“The Town is so pleased to announce the annual Memorial Day Commemoration and Fireworks show at North Hempstead Beach Park,” DeSena said. “Memorial Day serves as an opportunity to honor the members of our Armed Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. I urge all who attend to take the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by these brave men and women for our country. Additionally, the Town will offer free parking for veterans and active-duty military on the night of the event as a gesture of appreciation for all that the men and women currently enlisted in the military, as well as our veterans, have done in service to our country.”
This year, the Memorial Day Commemoration and Fireworks Extravaganza will feature a fireworks display by Santore Fireworks and musical entertainment from Decadia featuring hit songs from the ’80s to today.
The Town is offering free parking for veterans and active duty military for the Annual Memorial Day Commemoration and Fireworks Extravaganza. Parking passes will be available at various facilities throughout the town with a proof of ID.
The free parking passes for active military members and veterans 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 will need to show their government-issued VA card or an active military ID.
The veterans parking pass applies only when the main lot at North Hempstead Beach Park is still open. When the lot is full, overflow parking is available for free with shuttle bus transportation.
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. Food trucks onsite will include: B Bistro: A Taste of Vietnam, Fast Eddie’s Pizza, Sausage Kings, The Milk and Sugar Truck, Trini Bites, and more.
The event is free, but 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. No drop-offs or walk-ins allowed. Attendees are urged to leave dogs at home due noise sensitivity; however, service dogs are welcome.
For more information, please visit www.northhempsteadny.gov or call 311 or (516) 869-6311.