Mangano, TD Bank "Celebrate America" With Grucci Fireworks Show At Eisenhower Park On July 2
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the County and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, will once again present a spectacular fireworks display in Eisenhower Park on Saturday, July 2, 2011.
Despite the cancellation of other high profile fireworks shows, TD Bank will once again sponsor "Celebrate America" at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park. The fireworks, presented by the world-famous Grucci family, are part of an unforgettable night in Eisenhower Park that includes a pre-show starring Mr. Scott the Music Man at 5:40 p.m. and a Bon Jovi Tribute Band - "Slippery When Wet" at 7:30 p.m.
"I want to thank TD Bank for their continued support of this spectacular celebration of our nation's independence," said Mangano. "This is a great opportunity families and seniors to once again enjoy an incredible concert and fireworks show in Eisenhower Park."
“At TD Bank, we are passionate about supporting the communities where our customers and employees live and work,” said TD Bank Regional President Chris Giamo. “We are proud to help bring this spectacular fireworks show back to Long Island again this year.”
The theatre area gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at darkness (approx. 9:30 p.m.) Tickets are required for admission to the Theatre area and are available free of charge at any TD Bank on Long Island, while supplies last. There is no formal seating; visitors should bring blankets or chairs. Space is limited and overflow will be directed to other viewing and parking areas.
In anticipation of the holiday weekend, County Executive Mangano, along with Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter, remind the residents that fireworks awareness and prevention are important issues to discuss with their families. The possession, use, or sale of fireworks, including sparklers, is a violation of New York State Penal Law, and may be punishable as a misdemeanor or a felony. Parents should talk with their children about the destructive outcomes that can occur from playing with fireworks.
Fourth of July fireworks, although popular, can be extremely harmful. Fireworks statistics indicate that:
- An estimated 9,800 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries in the United States, in 2007.
- Approximately 16% of all consumer fireworks injuries are caused by sparklers burning hands and legs, with the majority of these injuries occurring to young children.
- Most of these injuries happen at the victims’ homes.
- Fireworks can cause life threatening residential fires.
- Children ages 5 to 9 years old have the highest rate of injuries related to fireworks.
There are many licensed professionals that perform fireworks presentations for the public, such as the “Celebrate America” show at Eisenhower Park. County Executive Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Krumpter would like to wish the residents of Nassau County a happy and safe July Fourth holiday.
Eisenhower Park, operated by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, is located in East Meadow with entrances on Merrick Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike. The Lakeside Theatre is near parking fields 6 and 6A. For more information, call Nassau County Parks at 516-572-0200, or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov\parks