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More Than 10-Thousand Residents Attend Bar Beach Familyfest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                 CONTACT: Justin Meyers
September 19, 2007                                                                          (516)869-7794


(Port Washington, NY September 19) – More than 10-thousand North Hempstead residents attended the annual Bar Beach FamilyFest Supervisor Jon Kaiman announced today.

“FamilyFest was an unqualified success,” Kaiman said. “It was bigger and better than ever before, and it’s hard to describe how wonderful it was to see entire families—particularly children--participating in the myriad events offered at the festival. It’s this kind of family-oriented recreational entertainment that makes North Hempstead a great place in which to live and raise a family.”

People who attended were treated to kite flying, performance artists on stilts, arts and crafts, professional sand castle building, the opportunity to dig for dinosaur bones, a beach petting zoo, face painting, kayaking lessons, free T-shirts, prizes, story readings and a fabulous afternoon of non-stop live music entertainment on the main stage.

The annual FamilyFest is co-sponsored by the Town, the Town’s Department of Parks and Recreation, the North Hempstead Business and Tourism Development Corporation, and a number of corporate sponsors, including Wachovia Bank, Cablevision, North Fork Bank, KISS, The Jolly Fisherman, Panera Bread, Roslyn Savings Bank, Sandata Technologies, The Amsterdam, and Signature Bank.

Bar Beach FamilyFest is the first of a number of family recreational events offered by the Town during the fall and winter months. Next up is the celebration of North Hempstead Day on September 20, followed by Spooky Week at Clark Botanic Garden (October 25-28), Not-So-Spooky Walk and Scary Tales (October 28), and Winter Wonderland at Clark Botanic Garden from December 15-28.

For information about upcoming events, please call 311.


The Agostino Arts Co., unique face painting Artists paint kids faces at Beachfest.

Children participate in arts and crafts and Beachfest


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