Mangano To Host Latino American Day

Celebrating the “Pride of Colombia” at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau County International Music Nights Concert Series will host Latino American Day - celebrating “Pride of Colombia” - on Sunday, July 15th beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park. The International Music Nights Concert Series, sponsored by Canon U.S.A., provides residents an opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer.

County Executive Mangano stated, “I invite all Nassau County families to come to Eisenhower Park this summer to experience the cultures, music, folklore, crafts and food of numerous ethnicities from around the world,” said County Executive Mangano.

Latino American Day celebrating “Pride of Colombia” will host artists of national and international stature, such as La Sonora Dynamite, Johnny Rivera, Charles Cejares, Troubadours, Rhythmology Dance Group, Teatro Rodante Puerto Riqueño, and folklore dances. Funding for these performers is made available by the generous sponsorship of Affinity Health Plan Coral House and Westbury Toyota.

Additionally, the Hispanic Telemundo presenters Luis Alejandro Medina and Andrea Romero, Journalist Ricardo Espinoza and Oscar presenter William Zapata from Spite program, will be broadcasting live from the event. Regional channel Telecafe has also invited others to join in regional channels with this broadcast.

The International Music Nights Summer Concert Series is presented by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums in recognition of Nassau County’s unique ethnic diversity. Through a sponsorship from Canon USA Inc., a total of twenty International Music Nights are presented at the Lakeside Theatre throughout the summer, free of charge.

The remaining summer concert schedule is as follows:

Sunday, July 15th Latino American Night

Sunday, July 29th Scandinavian American Night

Sunday, August 5th Irish American Night

Sunday, August 12th Chinese American Night

Sunday, August 26th Pakistani American Cultural Night

Saturday, September 22nd Korean American Night

About Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre

The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is located near parking fields 6 and 6A in Eisenhower Park. Lakeside Theatre is a venue with no formal seating. Concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs or blankets. 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 also available upon request for the hearing impaired.

About Eisenhower Park

Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue. 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, contact the Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museums website at: