East Meadow, NY—Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by Lisa Holland, president of retail and banking of TD bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, Phil Grucci, CEO and creative director of Grucci Fireworks and Pat Buffolino, chief pyrotechnician, Nassau County Police Department to kick off “TD Bank’s spectacular fireworks show “Celebrate America”, with a behind the scenes tour on Friday, June 29, 2018.
To celebrate our nation’s independence, TD Bank once again sponsored the “Celebrate America” Fireworks show, at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park, this past Saturday, June 30, 2018. The fireworks, were presented by the Long Island based Grucci family, as part of an unforgettable night in Eisenhower Park, which kicked off with a performance by The Eternal Frontier, featuring the Professor Adam Smasher and Baron Von Zipple. The grass was filled with over one million spectators watching the show on blankets, lawn chairs and even seated in their vehicles.
“I thank TD Bank for their continuous support, which makes our spectacular Independence Day celebration possible every year,” said County Executive Curran. “The annual Fireworks Show and Concert here in beautiful Eisenhower Park is a great opportunity for our residents to come out and enjoy this ‘World Class’ fireworks show and performances by The Eternal Frontier, featuring the Professor Adam Smasher and Baron Von Zipple.”
With many residents celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, County Executive Curran, the Nassau County Police Department, and the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s office, would like to remind residents that fireworks awareness and prevention are important issues to discuss with their families. The possession, use, or sale of fireworks, including sparklers, is a violation of New York State Penal Law, and may be punishable as a misdemeanor or a felony. Parents should talk with their children about the destructive outcomes that can occur from playing with fireworks.
Fourth of July fireworks, although popular, can be extremely harmful. Fireworks statistics indicate that:
•According to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report, an estimated 11,100 injuries were reported during 201 and there were an estimated 7,600 emergency department treated injuries.
•Approximately 16% of all consumer fireworks injuries are caused by sparklers burning hands and legs, with the majority of these injuries occurring to young children.
•Most of these injuries happen at the victims’ homes. Fireworks can cause life threatening residential fires.
•Children ages 5 to 9 years old have the highest rate of injuries related to fireworks.
There are many licensed professionals that perform fireworks presentations for the public, such as the “Celebrate America” show that took place at Eisenhower Park. County Executive Curran would like to wish the residents of Nassau County a happy and safe July 4th holiday.
About the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre:
The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is an outdoor theatre located near parking fields 6 and 6A in Eisenhower Park. Special accommodations are available for disabled patrons, including reserved parking, easily accessible restrooms, and a convenient reserved location on the hill. Assistive hearing devices are available for the hearing impaired. There is no formal seating at Lakeside Theatre, so concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs. If weather conditions are doubtful, call (516) 572-0355 after 7:00 p.m. for updated performance information.
About Eisenhower Park:
Eisenhower Park is centrally 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 Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museum website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.