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Mangano Announces Third Annual Nassau County Executive’s “Cruise To The Show” Parade And Car Show

Free Eddie Money Concert During the Car Show

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the third annual “Cruise to the Show” Parade and Car Show will be held on Sunday, September 30th. The “Cruise to the Show” will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Briarcliffe College in Bethpage and continue to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

More than 1000 vehicles of all makes, models and years will follow the parade route, and spectators are encouraged to watch them drive by along the parade route. Staging begins at 8:00 a.m., and the parade kicks off at 9:00 a.m., heading south on Stewart Avenue to Hempstead Turnpike before ending at Eisenhower Park.

Upon the parade’s arrival at Eisenhower Park, the County will host a car show featuring live entertainment, an autograph session with George Barris, displays by the Nassau County Firefighters Museum, the Cradle of Aviation, the Long Islands Children’s Museum, food and entertainment for the entire family and of course, great looking cars from all segments of the motor-sports hobby. Numerous trophies will be awarded to winners from different categories. In addition to the trophies that will be presented by the judges, County Executive Mangano will be awarding trophies in the following five categories: The County Executive Cup (The Best in Show), The First Lady’s Trophy, Car Show Committee Favorite, Diamond in the Rough and Best Rat Rod.

During the car show, rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter Eddie Money will be performing a free concert at 3:00 p.m. at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park. The concert is part of the Summer Concert Series at the Lakeside Theatre, which is made possible through proceeds collected from visitors staying in hotel and motel rooms throughout Nassau County. Since 2006, more than $10 million has been collected from these hotel stays. Nassau County residents benefit from the collection of funds through summer concerts, family programming, cultural enhancements and historic building restorations. The concert is free to the public, but attendees are asked to bring two cans of non-perishable foods to support Island Harvest.

Registration for the car show after September 20th and on the day of event is $25, if space permits.

There is no fee to participate in the cruise, and admission for spectators to the car show in Eisenhower Park is free to Nassau County residents. Non-County residents will be charged $10 per car to enter the park.

The third annual “Cruise to the Show” Parade and Car Show sponsors include WBAB 102.3, Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop Hospital, Island Harvest, Levittown Ford, Movin’ On Sounds and Security, Geico, Parts Authority, Auto Mat, and Westbury Jeep.

For more information, please call: (516) 315-6397, or visit the website at: www.cruisetotheshow.com.