FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2023
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Brian Devine | (516) 869-2475
Town to Host Free New York Boating Safety Course
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board, along with the Town’s Department of Public Safety are pleased to announce that the Town will be hosting two FREE New York Boating Safety Courses on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both classes will be held at Michael J. Tully Park located at 1801 Evergreen Avenue in New Hyde Park.
“This Boating Safety Course offers participants the fundamentals of safe boating operations and is currently recommended for all boaters and required by New York State for all personal watercraft operators,” Supervisor DeSena said. “Too many people take their boats out onto the water without the proper knowledge of how to safely operate a boat. The boating safety tips offered at this course can help save lives by ensuring boaters are properly prepared before they leave the dock.”
The FREE 8-hour course will provide an introduction to the principles of safe and responsible boating. It will cover basic boating skills and encourages common sense and courtesy to all who share the water as well as rules of the nautical road, required safety equipment, special boating related activities and much more. Students successfully completing this course earn a safe boating certificate. Must be at least 10 years old to participate.
To register for the April 1 class, please visit: https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/193750.
To register for the May 13 class, please visit: https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/193751.
For more information, call 311 or (516) 869-6311.