Parks, Recreation & Museums

Posted on: January 16, 2014

Mangano Announces Free “Big Game Festival” To Kick-Off Super Bowl Weekend

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the Big Game Festival to kick-off Super Bowl Weekend. The Big Game Festival will be held at Plattduetsche Park on Saturday, February 1st from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Plattduetsche Park is located at 1132 Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square.

Guests are invited to enjoy an afternoon filled with games, food and fun in preparation for the Super Bowl. In addition, scheduled to appear is NY Jets All-Pro, Former 1st Round Pick and Team MVP, Muhammad Wilkerson; World Champion Head Coach and FOX Sports Analyst, Brian Billick; NY Giants Punter and World Champion, Steve Weatherford; NY Giants Tight End and World Champion, Howard Cross; and FOX Sports Announcer, Mike Garafolo.

Admission for the Big Game Festival is free, but tickets are required. Free tickets can be picked up at the Eisenhower Park Administration Building and the Nassau County Aquatic Center. The Big Game Festival is co-sponsored by Nassau County Parks, Divas Half Marathon & 5K, and the 2014 Long Island Marathon Weekend.

About Plattduetsche Park Restaurant

The Plattduetsche Park Restaurant & Caterers can trace its beginning to the year 1883, when the Plattduetsche Volksfest Vereen of Brooklyn and vicinity was formed. This society of immigrants from the flatlands of northern Germany (which is the meaning of plattduetsche) was created out of necessity for the welfare and support of its members. Membership in the society also provided a place to gather with other people from northern Germany to talk and preserve heritage and traditions handed down from older generations. The society adopted as its motto “Eendracht makt Macht” or “In Unity is Strength” and the symbol of the beehive – although each individual bee is small, together they can accomplish amazing things.

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