Around the Town – July 9, 2010


Children’s Summer Festival

With the arrival of the warm summer months comes the opportunity for parents to spend more time having fun with their kids. One great way to spend quality time as a family is by attending one of the town’s Children’s Summer Festival shows together. 

Starting in July, three exciting shows will be traveling to our town parks.  All three shows are free and suitable for all ages.  At “Erik’s Reptile Adventure” children will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of science and nature. The show offers a fun-filled educational experience that encourages kids to learn about reptiles, amphibians and bugs. For those who are looking for a good laugh and spellbinding magic, “The Magic & Comedy of Jim McClenahan” is sure to please. Finally, children will sing and laugh with Latin-American storyteller/musician extraordinaire, Felix Pitre, who performs a collection of animal stories and sings songs that celebrate the environment and teach respect for friendly creatures large and small.

The Magic and Comedy of Jim McClenahan

July 16    10:30 a.m.    Forest City Community Park, Wantagh

July 19    10:30 a.m.    Rath Park, Franklin Square

1:30 p.m.    Oceanside Park, Oceanside

July 20    10:30 a.m.     Newbridge Road Park, Bellmore

1:30 p.m.    Levittown Veterans Memorial Park, Levittown

July 21    10:30 a.m.    Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence

1:30 p.m.    Shell Creek Park, Barnum Island

July 22    10:30 a.m.    Uniondale Avenue Park, Uniondale

1:30 p.m.    Echo Park, West Hempstead

July 23    10:30 a.m.    Averill Boulevard Park, Elmont

1:30 p.m.    Azalea Road Park, Levittown

Felix Pitre – Animal Tales

July 26    10:30 a.m.    Coes Neck Park, Baldwin

1 p.m.     Hewlett Point Park, Bay Park

July 27    10:30 a.m.    Cedar Street Park, Uniondale

1 p.m.     Veterans Park, East Meadow

July 28    10:30 a.m.    Levittown Hall, Hicksville

1:00 p.m.    Newbridge Road Park, Bellmore

July 29    10:30 a.m.    Averill Boulevard Park, Elmont

1:00 p.m.    Roosevelt Pool, Roosevelt

July 30    10:30 a.m.    Shell Creek Park, Barnum Island

1 p.m.     Terrace Gardens Park, Inwood

Erik’s Reptile Adventure

Aug. 2    11 a.m.     Rock Hall Museum, Lawrence

1 p.m.     Harold Walker Park, Lakeview

Aug. 3    11 a.m.    Smith Street Park, Uniondale

1 p.m.     Baldwin Park, Baldwin Harbor

Aug. 4    11 a.m.    Seamans Neck Park, Seaford

1 p.m.     Echo Park, West Hempstead

Aug. 5    11 a.m.    Elmont Road Park, Elmont

1 p.m.     Rath Park, Franklin Square

Aug. 6    11 a.m.    Hendrickson Avenue Park, Elmont

1 p.m.     Levittown Veterans Memorial Park, Levittown

All three shows are free to the public and do not have arranged seating, so we suggest that you arrive early and bring lawn chairs or beach blankets.

For more information about the Children’s Summer Festival, do not hesitate to call us at (516) 292-9000 ext. 382 or visit our website at I hope that you and your children will take advantage of this great program and come spend a day at the park with us.  


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