East Hills anniversary schedule of events

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East Hills residents and their guests are invited to celebrate the village’s 85th anniversary at the park on Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Art Deco-themed event will pay tribute to the era when East Hills was incorporated in 1931, with historical presentations and actors in period dress.

There will also be activities for all ages planned throughout the day. Check out the schedule of events below:

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Guests will have the chance to board a miniature train making stops at the various activities in the park. 

The activities include a Bach to Rock music activitiy, Disney character meet-and-greet, puppet show, art mural signing, carnival games, pony rides, petting zoo and an old-time baseball game run by the Old Bethpage Restoration Village.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: The Park Grille will host a “Jazz Brunch,” where guests can order from a special food menu while listening to a live performance from traditional jazz band the Paul Carlon Trio.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: A magician will perform tricks for both children and adults to enjoy by the park’s pool.

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Local historian Orin Finkle will share the village’s past with a presentation at the park theater focused on the Gold Coast Era of the early 20th century. 

Finkle will show photos of historic estates on the North Shore and discuss some of the wealthy families who lived in the area. 

During this time raffle prizes will also be given out along with complimentary refreshments.

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: The anniversary celebration will close out with a North Hempstead-sponsored concert by the band 5 Stone at the pool. 

At 3:30 p.m. a complimentary “mocktail hour” will began, where guests can choose from various complimentary mini-appetizers and alcohol-free beverages.

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