Dedicated to the Men and Women of the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Eisenhower Park’s Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre will host the 25th Annual Salute to Veterans program starring the USO Liberty Bells and Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops on Saturday, August 4th. The 25th Annual Salute to Veterans Concert is dedicated to the men and women of the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines. Ceremonies honoring our armed services past and present will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
About the USO Liberty Bells
The only official chartered USO show troupe, the USO Liberty Bells travel throughout the world performing for service men and women, their families, veterans and audiences that actively support the troops here and abroad. The USO Liberty Bells are part of this American tradition that began with the muddy camp shows of the South Pacific 71 years ago.
About Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops
Dean Karahalis is the founder of the Concert Pops as well as the conductor and musical director. The vivacious style of Dean Karahalis draws the audience into each performance. Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops will encase you in the music and fill the very air with their intense energy. In the blink of an eye you will be transported in their musical time machine.
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.
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: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.