Mangano: Phil Costa And The Something Special Big Band To Perform Noontime Concert At Eisenhower Park

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that Phil Costa and the Something Special Big Band will perform a noontime concert on Wednesday, July 25th at Eisenhower Park, adjacent to parking field 6A. Admission is free.

Considered to be one of the finest swing/jazz bands in the area, Phil Costa and the Something Special Big Band provide a variety of big band music from nostalgia to contemporary swing. The highly talented band consists of five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, and a full rhythm section. All professional musicians, the members have been featured at many of the major music and jazz festivals throughout the New York metropolitan area and are best known for their exciting Basie style. It is suggested that spectators bring chairs or blankets to more thoroughly enjoy the concert as seating is limited at the venue.

This 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.

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. As one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area, Eisenhower Park offers a full range of athletic and family activities, including one of the finest swimming facilities in the U.S., three world-class golf courses, dozens of athletic fields and courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, fitness trails and more. 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: