Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the Second Annual Oktoberfest Celebration will kick-off on Friday, October 4th at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and will continue Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th in Eisenhower Park’s Kite Field located at parking Field 6A from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.
“Nassau County’s Second Annual Oktoberfest Celebration is a wonderful opportunity to bring families together for a weekend of great culture, including traditional German food and beverages, live music and children’s activities,” said County Executive Mangano. “Come on down to the Plattduetsche and Eisenhower Park and enjoy all that Nassau County has to offer.”
About Plattduetsche Park Restaurant
The Plattduetsche Park Restaurant & Caterers can trace its beginning to the year 1883, when the Plattduetsche Volksfest Vereen of Brooklyn and vicinity was formed. This society of immigrants from the flatlands of northern Germany (which is the meaning of plattduetsche) was created out of necessity for the welfare and support of its members. Membership in the society also provided a place to gather with other people from northern Germany to talk and preserve heritage and traditions handed down from older generations. The society adopted as its motto “Eendracht makt Macht” or “In Unity is Strength” and the symbol of the beehive – although each individual bee is small, together they can accomplish amazing things.
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.