Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Nassau County will host CBS Presents “Saturday in the Park” featuring Blondie on Saturday, August 19th at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.; admission is free.
CBS-FM’s on-air personalities Scott Shannon, Dan Taylor, Bill Lee, Joe Causi and more will be on stage to introduce a live performance by Blondie (“Heart of Glass,” “Call Me,” “Rapture,” “Long Time”) featuring band members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Leigh Foxx, Matt Katz-Bohen and Tommy Kessler.
Much of the Nassau County Parks Department programming for July, August and September is funded through the Nassau County Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant. These funds are made available to us through proceeds from taxes on hotel and motel rooms in Nassau County. Since 2006, Nassau County has received over ten million dollars from this grant, and it has assisted in historic building restoration and other cultural enhancements.
The concert is free of charge and will take place at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, near Parking Fields 6 and 6A. Special accommodations are available for persons with disabilities, including reserved parking, accessible restrooms, and a convenient reserved location on the hill. Assistive hearing devices will be available free of charge for the hearing impaired. There is no formal seating at Lakeside, so concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs or blankets. If weather conditions are doubtful, call (516) 572-0200 after 6:30 p.m. for updated performance information.
Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike at East Meadow Avenue and at the intersection of Stewart and Merrick Avenues. For further information, please call the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museums Department at: (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.