Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced the Second Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, to be held on Saturday, March 9th at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Irish entertainment will include the Irish Rock Band’s: The Legendary Murphy’s and the Sporting Paddies, in addition to a performance by the Donny Golden School of Irish Dance and bagpipers. Traditional Irish food and beverages will be offered and Irish merchandise will be available for purchase at the Fairgrounds Building and the Noon Inn. Visitors will enjoy dancing performances and refreshments at the Reception Center and then make their way to the Village’s Crossroads by strolling the Village roads or hopping on a horse drawn wagon.
The event is funded through the sponsorship Coastline International, the Nassau County Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant and the Friends of Nassau County Recreation. These Grant funds are made available to Nassau County through proceeds from taxes on hotel and motel rooms in Nassau County. Since 2006, Nassau County has received over ten million dollars from this grant, and it has assisted in historic building restoration and other cultural enhancements.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Nassau County’s only living history museum, is located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage, one mile south of Exit 48 on the Long Island Expressway. 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.
For additional information, call Nassau County Parks at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.