Old Bethpage, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced Old Bethpage Village Restoration will commemorate Decoration Day as observed in the 1860’s on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 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. The ceremony and parade begins at 2:15 p.m.
About Old Bethpage Village Restoration: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. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Last admission is at 3:00 p.m. Entrance fees are: $12 for adults, $8 for children (5 – 12), seniors and volunteer firefighters.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration is located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage (Exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway). For further information, please call Old Bethpage Village Restoration at (516) 572-8400.
For more information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museum, please call (516) 572-0200 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.