Santino Invites Residents to Kick Off Summer With Hempstead Town Independence Celebration; July 8th Event Features Salute to Veterans, Concert and Fireworks Show

The official 4th of July celebration may be over, but summer in America’s largest township doesn’t truly kick off until the Town of Hempstead Independence Celebration on Saturday, July 8th. Featuring a great country singer, Jerrod Neimann, a breathtaking fireworks display, a car show and a patriotic salute to veterans, this great event is the perfect way for friends and family to celebrate our nation’s birthday. The evening’s festivities are provided free of charge, and tickets are not required.

Supervisor Anthony J. Santino is inviting all residents to attend the Independence Celebration, which kicks off the Town of Hempstead’s Summer Concert Series, a slate of 24 shows that are being provided free of charge throughout America’s largest township. Over the next two months, residents will enjoy great original music, as well as bands covering Billy Joel, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Journey and much more.

“The Town of Hempstead Summer Concert Series is always a fun experience, and provides great evening and weekend entertainment for the whole family,” stated Supervisor Anthony J. Santino. “We encourage all neighbors to attend the concert, fireworks and veterans salute on July 8th, and take advantage of other great shows throughout the summer season.”

The Salute to Veterans event, honoring veterans who volunteer their time to help fellow vets in need, will begin at 7:30PM. A concert by Jerrod Neimann will commence at 8PM, and the festivities will conclude with a fireworks show presented by Bay Fireworks at 9:15PM.

Swingbellys BBQ of Long Beach is hosting a pre-concert reception for veteran honorees, with support from Chicken Carnival of North Merrick.

The rain date for the July 8th event is Sunday, July 9th. If the event is held on July 9th, Completely Unchained (a Van Halen Tribute) will be performing. For additional information on summer concerts or to receive a 2017 Concert Schedule, call the Town of Hempstead Parks Department at (516) 292-9000, extension 7480 or visit the town web site, www.toh.li.

Due to the large audience attending this event, residents should expect traffic while exiting this event. Please observe directions of traffic officers and safety officials.