Take the kids to the annual end-of-summer beachfront festival FamilyFest, Sunday from 12-5 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.
You’ll find food, entertainment and family-fun activities along with the New York Knicks Groove truck, kayaking, face painting, a petting zoo, hair braiding, spin art, live music and more.
Also on tap:
- Denzil “Belt” Botus, a Steel Pannist and Calypsos artist, will kick-off the musical entertainment with his jazz and infectious reggae performance.
- Bach of Rock will follow, whose song list includes “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Rollin’ in the Deep”; “Superstition”; “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”; a medley of Bruno Mars and more.
- Minute by Minute will take the stage performing a tribute to Michael McDonald and the Doobie Brothers.
- Mack and Soul will wrap up the performances with a Motown and 60s musical revue.
The event is sponsored by Town of North Hempstead in partnership with the Town’s Business and Tourism Development Corp., the Department of Parks and Recreation, corporate sponsors. The event is free, but vehicle parking is $5. For more information call 311.
Upgrade for Animal Shelter
A new paved patio at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter in Port Washington features bricks inscribed with tributes to residents’ pets. Also available is wireless internet connection.
The patio, named “Paws to Remember,” was made possible through collaboration with the Shelter Connection, the Animal Shelter’s not-for-profit partner. The project was completed at no-cost to the taxpayers, as the construction was funded by the sale of pavers to residents who wished to permanently memorialize their current pets or their pets of years gone.
The patio, adorned with wrought iron outdoor furniture, was financed by the sale of the inscribed bricks, relieving taxpayers from having to foot the bill. More than 70 pavers have been sold so far.
The capital improvement project is the second phase of a three-phase plan to upgrade the Animal Shelter. The first phase was completed in 2008 and involved expanding the front lobby and waiting area. Phase three, a planned extension of the dog kennels, is yet to be scheduled.
The shelter has dogs available for adoption and enforces local and state animal protection, control and licensing laws, and administering town dog control services.
For more information on the shelter or adopting a pet, call 311.
Town Earns Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Town of North Hempstead was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report in the 2011 budget year.
The CAFR program encourages and assists government agencies to prepare financial reports of the highest quality for the benefit of citizens and other parties with a vial interest in government’s finances.
The town was judged by an impartial panel and met the standards put forth by the Government Financial Officers Association in communicating financial information in a clear and transparent manner. In earning this award, it signifies that the town substantially conformed to the program’s extensive criteria and exceeds the minimal requirement of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada is a non-profit professional association that serves approximately 17,500 government finance professional.