Old Bethpage, NY – Nassau County Executive today announced Old Bethpage Village Restoration will commemorate Decoration Day as observed in the 1860’s on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The ceremony and parade begins at 2:15 p.m.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Old Bethpage Village Restoration’s annual celebration offers a look at the region’s past, culminating with the village’s commemoration of Decoration Day, as it was observed in the early years of this holiday.
Decoration Day entertainment features a parade and ceremony, historic craft demonstrations, storytelling, and brass band concerts.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th Century American village set on more than 200 acres. Old Bethpage Village, located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage is open Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (5-12), seniors, and volunteer firefighters.
For more information about Old Bethpage Village Restoration, please call: (516) 572-8401 or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.