FunDay Monday returns to North Hempstead Beach Park

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FunDay Monday returns to North Hempstead Beach Park
Supervisor Bosworth dances with a senior at last year’s FunDay Monday. (Courtesy of Carole Trottere)

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the North Hempstead Town Board have announced the schedule for the 2018 FunDay Monday season. This popular, free senior program, held at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington, takes place every Monday from July 9 to August 27.

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 30 and HomeTown USA scheduled for August 27, 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 10:30 a.m.

Also returning this year is the popular Mindfulness Coloring program. It will take place at 10:30 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.

New to FunDay Monday this year are group games and a beach craft taking place at 12:30 p.m. on August 6. The Hempstead Harbor Trail Walk, guided by Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee Executive Director Eric Swenson will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on July 23 and August 20. 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, as well as for crafts and games, is required. Please call 311.

The FunDay Monday Summer Event Schedule:

July 9: “Jerry Costanzo and his 10 Piece Band” plays your favorite jazz tunes.

July 16: “Sweet Lorraine” will provide a show-stopping start to the FunDay Monday season.

July 23: “The Vic Vincent Group” will rock the beach.

July 30: “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.

August 6:  “Elvis” will be in the house so get ready to shake, rattle and roll! 

August 13: “Memory Makers” will bring you back with their Doo Wop hits. Bring your dancing shoes!

August 20: “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.

August 27: “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.), Fitness (11 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.

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