East Meadow, NY - July 13, 2015 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County Department of Health and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums will host a free, family-fun Children’s Day and Health, Fitness and Sports Expo on Sunday, July 26th from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Park. Admission is free.
Children of all ages will be able to enjoy a variety of activities including carnival rides, bouncy houses, face painting, autograph signing with former New York Knicks star John Starks and former New York Jet Justin Miller, a free PGA Superstore, NY Cosmos and Scooter Clinics and demonstrations, free giveaways and raffle, as well as free health screenings. Additionally, beginning at 4:00 p.m., Plaza Theatrical Productions will be performing Shrek. All activities will be held at the Kite Field, Parking Field #6.
“The Health, Fitness and Sports Expo is the perfect, healthy alternative to video games, and a way to get outside to become active and learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle,” said County Executive Mangano. “I urge residents to attend the Health Expo and spread the word of wellness - mental, physical and emotional wellness through sports, exercise, good nutrition and regular medical screenings. With your help, we can create a healthier Nassau County.”
The Children’s Day and Health, Fitness and Sports Expo is sponsored by Nassau County Department of Health, the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Museums, North Shore LIJ, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Winthrop University Hospital, NuHealth, PGA Tour Superstore, Humana, New York Cosmos, New York Institute of Technology, Pink, K98.3, and Hofstra University.
About Plaza Theatrical Productions
Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc., founded in 1983 by Executive Producer, Kevin F. Harrington, is a Long Island based professional touring company serving public organizations, schools, camps, country clubs, convention centers and senior citizen developments. Plaza mounts fully-staged musicals, comedies, children’s/educational theatre, and musical revues. For over a decade, Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. has been delighted to present fully-staged summer outdoor musicals in Long Island Parks, accompanied by a full orchestra. Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc. is a member of The Huntington Arts Council, BACCA, The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, and participates in the Nassau and Suffolk Counties BOCES Arts-in-Education program.
About Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue. As one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area, Eisenhower Park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S., three world-class golf courses, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, fitness trails and more. For further information, contact the Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museums website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.