Nassau Coliseum Fair, Fireworks & Fun!

Written by amusement-parks  |  28. June 2006

The all new Nassau Coliseum Fair is open for two more big weekends plus July 3rd and 4th at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. "The Big One," the all new Nassau Coliseum Fair, is the largest fair in the New York Metropolitan area. The Fair features huge and exciting entertainment and attractions such as the world famous Dondi, the performing elephant, and more than 100 family-friendly rides and games. Free family entertainment includes the Circus Hollywood, with the action packed Thrill America daredevil acts performed under the big top, Animal Park Adventure Menagerie, pig racing, the Wild West Follies and a spectacular fireworks extravaganza on the evenings of July 2nd, and July 8th by Bay Fireworks, weather permitting. The Fair will be open June 30th to July 9th, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th. Gates open at 5:00 pm on Fridays and at 1:00 pm on all other days, and the Fair closes at midnight. Nassau Coliseum Fair at the Nassau ColiseumThe Nassau Coliseum Fair welcomes Dondi, the gigantic, gentle performing elephant that stands 8 feet tall and weighs 7,000 pounds. Dondi has over one hundred behaviors which are triggered by verbal commands. Through an educational and entertaining show, Dondi shows-off her intelligence and children learn about the plight of Asian elephants. She can cluck like a chicken, roar like a lion, play with a hula hoop and pick out specific things from a line-up. The owners rescued Dondi from Thailand when she was 9 months old; she is now 22 years old. The Nassau Coliseum Fair includes more than 25 free crowd-pleasing shows each day. Circus Hollywood returns with high-flying aerial performers, Miss Stevana's performing poodles and more. Thrill America will also be part of the big top performances and will feature Giant Gyro Wheel performances by The Fearless Vincente and the daring Motorcycle Globe of Death riders. Additional free attractions include the Hollywood Pig Racers and Animal Park Adventure Menagerie with exotic animals including a variety of monkeys, a kangaroo, Scottish bulls, African zebus, South American llamas and several other creatures from the four corners of the globe. Admission to the Nassau Coliseum Fair is $8; free Fair parking (except when other Nassau Coliseum events are talking place.) For directions, two for one free admission coupons, schedule of events and free parking information visit www.nassaucoliseum.com or call (631) 501-3410 ext. 10. Nassau Coliseum Fair and special event schedule subject to change or cancellation due to weather.

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