FunDay Monday for seniors returns this summer

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Caption: DSC_1336: (Left to Right): Supervisor Bosworth greets attendees at FunDay Monday. Caption: DSC_1715: Residents dance the hula at FunDay Monday.

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the North Hempstead Town Board have announced the schedule for the 2019 FunDay Monday season. This popular, free senior program held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington takes place every Monday from July 8 to Aug. 26.

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 29 and HomeTown USA scheduled for Aug. 26, which honors our nation’s veterans. Back for a third consecutive year at FunDay Monday will be the farmers’ market where seniors can purchase fresh, local fruits, vegetables and other foods, beginning each Monday at 11 a.m.

Also returning this year is the popular Mindfulness Coloring program. It will take place at 10 a.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. Returning for the second year Monday, July 22 and Aug. 19 at 12:30 p.m. there will be beach crafts available.

The Hempstead Harbor trail walk, guided by Eric Swenson, executive director of the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee will take place at 9 a.m. on Aug. 12. The beach walk will take place on July 15 at 9 a.m. These relaxing strolls will provide information on the rich history and great value of our beautiful shoreline. Advance registration for the Hempstead Harbor trail walk, the beach walk and beach crafts is required. Please call 311.

The FunDay Monday summer event schedule:

July 8: Jerry Costanzo and his 10 Piece Band plays your favorite jazz tunes.

July 15: The Nina Gordon Party prepares for all your favorite pop, rock and r&b covers to be played.

July 22: The Vic Vincent Group will rock the beach.

July 29: 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. Vincent Rhode Production to follow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aug. 5: Dance Aloha: Take a trip to the Polynesian Islands with the amazing Dance Aloha and sing along to songs by Frank Sinatra with Jerry Cardone. With a Steve Mitchell: Tribute to the King performance from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Aug. 12: Stan & Edi will charm you with their singing.

Aug. 19: Marty and the ‘G’ Men will show off their vocal talents with music from the 50s and 60s.

Aug. 26: 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.

In addition to enjoying the entertainment, seniors can participate in a variety of activities, such as line dancing (10 a.m.), Zumba (10 a.m.), yoga (11:30 a.m.), mahjong (10 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.

Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead.

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