From the desk of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano: Long Island Fair headlines month of free county events

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I am so very proud of our parks system and all we have to offer in our great county.  This fall we have an action-packed line up of quality entertainment, and the best part is that most events are free for Nassau County residents!  

My efforts to create tourism, coupled with the immense support from local business sponsors, make it possible to bring top-notch events to you at no charge.  Here’s what’s coming up:

On Saturday, Sept. 22 in Eisenhower Park, the International Music series continues with Korean American Night.  This free event begins at 7:30 p.m.

The International Music Nights Concert Series is a great Nassau County tradition with nearly two-dozen nights dedicated to music and culture that honor a range of ethnic groups.  So come enjoy the park, music and culture.

It’s that time of year again, time for the great Long Island Fair.  New York State’s longest running County Fair will include prize-winning vegetables, flowers, crafts, farm animals, brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon rides, pony rides and more.  This fun-filled fair runs from Sept. 27 through Sept.30 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

If you like model trains, we have just the thing for you at Mitchel Field Athletic Complex.  On Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nassau County and Trainville Hobby Depot will be hosting a Model Train Show.  I encourage all model train enthusiasts to check it out!

I am excited to announce that on Sunday, Sept. 30 Nassau County will be hosting the 3rd Annual County Executive “Cruise to the Show” Parade and Car Show.  The parade kicks off from Briarcliffe College at 9:00 a.m. and the car show opens at 11 a.m. in Eisenhower Park.  Live music, food and entertainment will be enjoyed by all.  The car show also includes a swap meet, automotive industry vendors and craft fair, so it will be fun for the entire family.  

Don’t forget that at 3 p.m. Eddie Money will take the stage for a free concert at Lakeside Theatre.  Rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter Eddie Money’s blue-collar brand of rock ‘n’ roll transcends generations and continues to thrill audiences of all ages with hits such as “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.”

 This fall my bi-weekly column will alert you to our upcoming events. So get your lawn chair ready and mark your calendar for some good old fashion park entertainment.

 Please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/Parks for more information on any of our events.

Thank you and enjoy your parks system.

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