Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today reminded residents that the Candlelight Evenings at Old Bethpage Village Restoration will begin this weekend, December 8th and 9th, and next weekend, December 15th and 16th from 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Candlelight Evenings at OBVR offer a Hallmark card setting of flickering candles inside the Village’s historic homes, along with 19th Century holiday decorations and entertainment, all set within the confines of a rural valley setting. Among the forms of 19th Century entertainment offered will be music, including a brass quartet and fiddlers playing popular seasonal tunes as well as performers by local schools and organizations, a traditional 1866 decorated Christmas Tree, stories of Christmases past; contra-dancing, and a traditional bonfire.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th Century American village set on more than 200 acres. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Entrance fees are: $10 for adults, $7 for children (5 – 12), seniors and volunteer firefighters. Old Bethpage Village Restoration is located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage (Exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway). For more information, please call: (516) 572-8400.
For more information about Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museum, please call: (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.