FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2017
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FunDay Monday Returns to North Hempstead Beach Park this Summer!
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the North Hempstead Town Board have announced the schedule for the 2017 FunDay Monday season. This popular, FREE senior program, held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, takes place every Monday from July 10 to August 28 and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Organized and hosted by the Town’s Department of Community Services, FunDay Monday offers hundreds of seniors from across the Town the opportunity to gather for games, music, dancing, entertainment, and exercise. The program’s most widely attended events are the Health Fair, which will take place this year on July 31 and HomeTown USA, scheduled for August 28, which honors of nation’s veterans. Back for the third consecutive year at FunDay Monday will be a farmers’ market where seniors can purchase fresh, local fruits, vegetables and other foods, beginning each Monday at 12:30 p.m. Also, for the third straight year, there will be the Books at the Beach book club where participants will be lead in a discussion about a book selected by the Town. Discussions will take place on July 17 and August 14. Registration is required.
Also returning this year is the popular Mindfulness Coloring program! It will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday. This program allows you to fine tune your focus, exercise motor skills, release stress and anxiety, and relax and have a good time. The Hempstead Harbor Trail Walk, guided by Eric Swenson, Executive Director of the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on July 24 and August 7. This relaxing stroll along the trail will provide information on the rich history and great value of our beautiful shoreline. Advance registration for the Hempstead Harbor Trail Walk and Mindfulness Coloring is required. Please call 311.
The FunDay Monday Summer Event Schedule:
July 10: “Sweet Lorraine” will provide a show stopping start to the Funday Monday season!
July 17: “Jerry Costanzo and his 10 Piece Band” plays your favorite jazz tunes.
July 24: “The Vic Vincent Group” will rock the beach.
July 31: “Senior Health, Education and Information Fair” Do you know someone who would benefit from the information and services at our annual Health Education Fair? Invite them to come or bring them along with you for this fun and FREE event. DJ Kev Dee will also invite you to shake it out!
August 7: “Dance Aloha and Jerry Cardone” Take a trip to the Polynesian Islands with the amazing Dance Aloha, and sing along to songs by Frank Sinatra with Jerry Cardone.
August 14: “Vince Rhodes” will have you kicking up your heels throughout.
August 21: Doo Wop with “Remember Then”
August 28: “HomeTown USA” An exciting celebration of American traditions with crafts, hobbies, demos, musical performances, a classic car show and a special Salute to the Armed Forces. You can also come swing into Dixie with “The Banjo Rascals” and savor the summer with “Stan and Edie.”
In addition to enjoying the entertainment, seniors can participate in a variety of activities, such as Line Dancing (10 a.m.), Zumba (10a.m.), Fitness (11a.m.), Mahjong (11 a.m.), and Tai Chi (12:30 p.m.).
FREE transportation is available from various points throughout the Town. For further information, or for a pick-up location near you, please call 311 or 516-869-6311.
Supervisor Bosworth dances with a senior at last year’s FunDay Monday.