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Get Ready for Kidstock

North Hempstead notebook: Town Plans Pharmaceutical Drop-off Program

Kidstock features music, crafts and more. Credit: Town of North Hempstead
Kidstock features music, crafts and more. Credit: Town of North Hempstead
Written by Adina Genn

Get the beach chairs and picnic blankets ready. Kidstock – the free outdoor family music festival – is returning to North Hempstead Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The event will feature live music from Grammy nominees, from 2-6 p.m., followed by a beach party with DJ Kev Dee from 6-8 p.m., and then a drive-in movie, “Escape from Planet Earth,” at 8 p.m.

Special guest MC Roscoe Orman, better known as Gordon from “Sesame Street,” will introduce the bands, who will perform folk, rock, kid pop, and “kindie rock.”  The lineup features Grammy nominees Brady Rymer and The Milkshakes, and the Bari Koral Family Rock Band.  In between sets, catch music Rock City, an interactive program presented by Bach to Rock, designed to introduce young children to musical instruments.

Also on tap: arts and crafts, face painting, strolling performers from The Big Apple Circus, a 50-foot bounce castle and bounce castle obstacle course, and fun athletic events like baseball, soccer and relay races provided by Unlimited Sports, located in Port Washington.

Call (516) 869-6311 for more information.

Pharmaceutical Drop-off Program

You’ll have another opportunity to safely rid your home of unwanted prescription and expired medication.

The town is partnering with Nassau County Police and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice along with local school districts for an upcoming pharmaceutical drop-off program.

This program that has already helped Town residents dispose of four tons of pharmaceuticals in the past four years, addresses the epidemic of pharmaceutical drug abuse and the potential threat of them entering our bays and drinking water.  

“North Hempstead realizes the dangers of having prescription drugs in the hands of teens, as well as in our landfills,” Supervisor Kaiman said. “By teaming up with our public schools, we continue to educate our youth on how disposing of unwanted and expired pharmaceuticals protects our environment.”

Res events are scheduled at the following times and locations.

  • Sept.  7: Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave, New Hyde Park, 9:30 a.m. -3 p.m.
  • Sept. 21: Sewanhaka School District  at New Hyde Park Memorial High School, 500 Leonard Boulevard, New Hyde Park, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
  • Sept. 28: Herricks School District, Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Oct. 5: Carle Place School District Carle Place Middle/High School, 168 Cherry Lane, Carle Place, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 5: Port Washington School District Sousa Elementary, 101 Sands Point Road, Port Washington, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 19: East Williston School District The Wheatley School, 11 Bacon Road, Old Westbury 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  
  • Oct.  26: Manhasset School District, Manhasset Park District lot across from Manhasset High School 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 26: Great Neck School District, JFK Elementary 1A Grass Field Road. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Nov. 3:  North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


For more information call 311.

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