FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Justin Meyers
September 12, 2007 (516) 869-7794
TOWN TO CELEBRATE NORTH HEMPSTEAD DAY ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 TH
(Manhasset, NY) – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman today reminded North Hempstead residents about North Hempstead Day on September 20 th , and called upon them to participate in the events celebrating the important history of the town.
“This year, on September 20, we will honor North Hempstead’s historical importance to our nation with special celebrations marking the 100 th anniversary of our seat of government, Town Hall, in Manhasset,” Kaiman said. “I hope our residents can find the time to come to Town Hall on September 20 th at 10am and participate in the festivities,” Kaiman added.
On September 23, 1775, a group of patriots living in the northern section of the Town gathered in Cow Neck—modern day Port Washington—and declared their allegiance to the revolutionary cause by formerly seceding from the Town of Hempstead, which was heavily populated by Loyalists to England. This act of secession makes the Town of North Hempstead one of the first areas to have declared independence in the 13 colonies.
During the celebration, local school students will take part in a parade and serve as Town Board Members at a mock Town Board meeting. There will be other historical activities and games and visitors will be treated to musical performances by a three-piece fife and drum ensemble as well as they folk group Stout.