Free Family Fun Concert to Include “American Pie” Live in Eisenhower Park
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced Don McLean will perform at Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, located in East Meadow, on Saturday, June 16th. Admission is free. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Don McLean’s performance will offer concert goers an opportunity to watch a Songwriters’ Hall of Famer who has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and whose music continues to impact the musical world. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, and he continues to tour the world despite first hitting the charts in 1971.
Much of the programming at the Lakeside Theatre is made possible through the Nassau County Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant, which are proceeds from taxes on hotel and motel rooms in Nassau County. Since 2006, Nassau County has received more than ten million dollars from the Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant, which also has assisted in historic building restoration and other cultural enhancements.
The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is an outdoor theatre located near parking fields 6 and 6A in Eisenhower Park. Special accommodations are available for disabled patrons, including reserved parking, easily accessible restrooms, and a convenient reserved location on the hill. Assistive hearing devices are available for the hearing impaired. There is no formal seating at Lakeside Theatre, so concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs. If weather conditions are doubtful, call (516) 572-0355 after 7:00 p.m. for updated performance information.
Eisenhower Park is centrally located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike at East Meadow Avenue and at the intersection of Stewart and Merrick Avenues. For further information, please call the Nassau County Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museum website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.