Mangano To Host Fireworks Show And Concert At Eisenhower Park
“Celebrate America” Presented by TD Bank
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County and TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, will celebrate our nation’s independence by presenting a spectacular fireworks display and concert in Eisenhower Park on Saturday, June 30, 2012.
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 which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with Dr. K’s Motown Revue and a Tribute to John Cougar Mellencamp and Journey by the Idol Kings.
“I want to thank TD Bank for supporting this spectacular celebration of our nation's independence,” said Mangano. “This is a great opportunity for families and seniors to come out and enjoy an incredible fireworks show and performances by Dr. K’s Motown Revue and a Tribute to John Cougar Mellencamp and Journey by the Idol Kings in Eisenhower Park.”
“TD Bank is proud to once again help bring this spectacular fireworks display to Eisenhower Park,” said TD Bank Regional President Chris Giamo. “Every year, thousands of people gather to see this wonderful show, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”
The theatre area gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at nightfall (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 Independence Day, County Executive Mangano and Police Commissioner Thomas Dale remind 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 Police Commissioner Dale would like to wish the residents of Nassau County a happy and safe July 4th holiday.
About the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre:
The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is an outdoor theatre located near parking fields 6 and 6A in Eisenhower Park. Special accommodations are available for disabled patrons, including reserved parking, easily accessible restrooms, and a convenient reserved location on the hill. Assistive hearing devices are available for the hearing impaired. There is no formal seating at Lakeside Theatre, so concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs. If weather conditions are doubtful, call (516) 572-0355 after 7:00 p.m. for updated performance information.
About Eisenhower Park:
Eisenhower Park is centrally located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike at East Meadow Avenue and at the intersection of Stewart and Merrick Avenues. For further information, please call the Nassau County Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museum website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.