Mangano Announces Lifetime Leisure Pass For County Veterans & Discounts for Active Duty Military

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced a new $25 Lifetime Leisure Passport for Nassau veterans to utilize the County’s recreational facilities. The passport provides discounts to pools, skating rinks, golf courses, tennis courts, beaches, marinas and cabanas operated by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums. Active duty military, along with their spouse and children, will now enjoy free access to County pools and all the benefits of a Leisure Pass with proof of valid military identification.

County Executive Mangano stated, “After having given so much of themselves for our nation, this is the least that Nassau County can do to show our gratitude. It is my hope that we see many more veterans and military families enjoying our parks, golf courses, and all that we have to offer recreationally in the months and years to come.”

“This is just one small way that we can show appreciation for our veterans,” added Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves. “The county cannot thank them enough for all they have given to our great nation.”

“Improving the quality of life for veterans is a priority of mine,” said Legislator Donald MacKenzie, Chairman of the Veterans and Senior Affairs Committee. “Hopefully this will allow more veterans to obtain a leisure pass and enjoy some of the wonderful facilities we have in Nassau County.”

For a listing of Leisure Pass Application Centers, please visit:

or call Nassau County Parks Information at (516) 572-0200.


Outdoor Pool Openings And Swim Lesson Registration

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that four of Nassau County’s outdoor swimming pools will open for the 2014 season on Monday, June 30th.  Pool locations to open on the 30th of June include: Cantiague Park, Christopher Morley Park, North Woodmere Park, and Wantagh Park.  The fifth County pool located at Nickerson Beach, will open on Saturday, June 14th.




WBAB/BLI Invite Families to a Free “Touch- A- Truck” Event

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with Cox Media Group Long Island’s 102.3 WBAB and 106.1 BLI, are offering Long Island families the rare opportunity to explore, sit in and take photos with over 40 unique trucks and vehicles that are usually off limits.

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We are pleased to announce that we are working with US Sports Institute to offer 2 weeks of Sports Camp during August 11-14 and August 18-21. Camps take place at Cantiague Park in Hicksville or Wantagh Park, 9am-12:30pm $149 or 9am-3pm $179, 9am-5pm $205.

African American Museum

March - April 2014

Leroy L. Ramsey Lecture Series: Fugitive Art and Fugitive Testimony

Slave Narratives Then and Now: This lecture examines slave narratives in visual art of the late twentieth century; looking at work by Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, Ellen Driscoll and others


Muttontown Preserve


Chelsea Mansion

“New York Concours D ’Elegance” At Chelsea Mansion

Muttontown, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Detailing Dynamics present New York Concours d ’Elegance Car Show on Sunday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Chelsea Mansion located at 34 Muttontown Lane, Muttontown.  Profits will be in support of Winthrop University Hospital’s Cancer Center for Kids. 

For more information or to register, please visit the website at

• Garvies Point Museum & Preserve •

Spring Break Activities For Children

Mineola, New York – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County will host Spring Break Activities from Tuesday, April 15th through Saturday, April 19th at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve.

Children’s Summer Workshops At Garvies Point

Glen Cove, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the 2014 Children’s Summer Workshops at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve.  The workshops include hands-on activities for children ages 5 – 10 and take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

Click here to Register for Workshops

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Let it Rain - Art for Conservation

Old Bethpage, New York – Please join Linda Mangano to welcome spring and the showers it brings with a hand created design on your very own umbrella from Conservation District of Nassau’s annual benefit, Art for Conservation, with a theme this year of "Let it Rain". Mrs. Mangano is co-hosting the benefit to help highlight the importance of water for and on Long Island. The celebration of water and all it means is at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd, Old Bethpage, NY on May 3, 2014 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.


• Baseball Leagues & Softball Leagues •

For information about the Nassau County Baseball leagues, click here.

For information about the Nassau County Softball leagues, click here.

• Cantiague •

Nassau County Hockey Tryouts Schedule For The 2014-2015 Season

Mineola, New York – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the shape-up schedule at for any hockey player who wants to get in shape for the upcoming tryouts for the 2014-2015 Nassau County Hockey Season.

• Eisenhower Park •

Registration Dates for Summer Swim Lessons and Exercise Classes

East Meadow, NY – Building upon his Fit Nassau initiative to help residents live a healthy lifestyle, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has released the registration dates for the 2014 Summer Session Swim Lessons, and Land and Aquatic Exercise Classes at the Nassau County Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. 

K98.3 Present a Free Family-Fun “Eggstravaganza” in Eisenhower Park

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and K98.3 team-up to kick-off spring with a great day of family-fun at the free “Eggstravaganza” in beautiful Eisenhower Park, Picnic Field 3X, on Saturday, April 19th at 9:00 a.m. Registration for the egg hunt begins at 8:30 a.m.

41st Annual United Nations Inter-Agency Games

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County will be hosting the 41st Annual United Nations Inter-Agency Games in Eisenhower Park and Mitchel Athletic Complex from Wednesday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 27th.


Mangano Dedicates Dwight D. Eisenhower Statue: Click Here


East Meadow, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano dedicated a statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower in a ceremony at Eisenhower Park on Sunday, October 13th. Eisenhower Park, formerly known as Salisbury Park, was rededicated as Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Park on October 13th 1969 at a ceremony attended by the 34th President’s grandson, Dwight D. Eisenhower II, and his wife, Julie Nixon Eisenhower. President Eisenhower, who passed away months earlier in March, would have turned 79 on October 14th.

Mitchel Athletic Complex


Albertson, N.Y. - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined today by private sector sponsors and members of the Bethpage High School Student Council to announce that Nassau County has once again raised the necessary funds to host the Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged in 2014. With the support of private-sector donations, County Executive Mangano began saving the Games in 2011 after New York State eliminated funding for the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged.

Nickerson Beach

Registration for the 2014 Nickerson Beach Cabana Lottery

Lido Beach, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that registration for the 2014 Nickerson Beach Park Cabana lottery will begin on Friday, February 28th and will run through Friday, April 25th.  The cabana lottery drawing will take place on Tuesday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m., with the winners notified via telephone. The cabana fee for the 2014 summer season is $3,400.00.

Cradle of Aviation Museum


Spring Recess - Total Lunar Eclipses

Join us for the Spring Break as we learn about Total Lunar Eclipses with education workshops, demos and carts. Free with museum admission.

Homeschool Day

The museum offers four special Home School Days every year -- one in the fall, winter, spring and summer. During Home school days all participants receive school group rates and receive free activities including guided tours, aerospace discovery stations and scavenger hunts.
Homeschool Days Feature:
> Fun-filled educational day with something for everyone ages 3-18
> Activities from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
> Most activities are free

Nassau County Museum of Art

AftermodernisM Spring 2014: Click Here

The work of Michael Bevilacqua, James Busby and Ridley Howard illustrates the AftermodernisM concept of fractured, asymmetric artistic concerns, furthering the range of this newly developed asymmetric vocabulary and running the gamut from the non objective to sharp focus realism, never relinquishing the importance of the abstract. James Busby deals with a totally new dimension in the evolution of minimal art. This idea is followed by the hybrid of fusion of minimal abstraction with cool figuration created by Ridley Howard. Michael Bevilacqua’s unbelievable breadth ranges from intensely colored figuration to an atmospheric Rothko-like abstraction which avoids the modernist concepts of a signature style.

Garden Party
Chagall, Hockney, Mapplethorpe, O’Keeffe, Prendergast, Rivers, Rosenquist, Tiffany
Garden Party is on view from March 8, 2014 to July 6, 2014. The exhibition is organized by guest curators Franklin Hill Perrell, the museum’s former senior curator, and JoAnne Olian, curator emeritus at the Museum of the City of New York. Garden Party explores the imagery of outdoor entertainments and garden parties through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts and designs.

Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center
of Nassau County


For more than three decades, Luzie Hatch, a German Jewish refugee from Berlin, who lived alone, took the subway from her Queens studio apartment to AJC headquarters in Manhattan where she worked as an administrative assistant.

Leeds Pond


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