Working Toward a Greener Nassau
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District (NCSWCD) will host the Wine for Water Wise Land Use Art Contest Party and Silent Auction on Thursday, June 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Barn at Old Bethpage Village Restoration with a live performance by Pearl Street Band. The Wine for Water Wise Land Use Art Contest is a fundraiser to support Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District’s efforts to build rain gardens, community gardens, butterfly gardens and to educate the public and “green” environmental practices to conserve local natural resources.
All entries will be entered into a silent auction and must reflect the natural environment. Submissions can include handmade pottery, decorated store bought pottery and tools, one-of-a-kind artwork, sculpture, photography or woodwork. The entries will be judged 25% each for originality, quality of design, overall quality of work, and environmental consideration, i.e. use of native plants, encouragement of wildlife, water conservation, peat free, chemical free and composting. The results will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Wine for Water Land Use Art Contest Party and Silent Auction.
All entries, including the registration form and the $20 registration fee, must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1st. The $20 registration fee includes admission for the artist and one guest to the Contest Awards Party. Admission to the Wine for Water Wise Land Use Art Contest Party and Silent Auction is free for contest entrants, $25 for those going to the party who RSVP by June 1st and $35 for those who RSVP after June 1st or pay at the door. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (516) 677-5853.
About Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District
The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District is a valuable entity providing natural resource protection to Nassau County. Established in 1977, the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District works to enhance and safeguard the environment and develop locally driven solutions to natural resource concerns.
About Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Long Island’s living history museum, provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th-century American village. Civil War re-enactments are a regular attraction and the 209-yard parcel includes 51 historic buildings and seven reconstructions. Buildings were selected based on their architectural detail and historic significance, with the goal of establishing a representative sampling of historic structures. To see these buildings and allow yourself to be transported into an earlier time in the history of Long Island and New York, visit Old Bethpage Village Restoration at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage. Operating hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 5 – 12 (under 5 are free), and $7 for seniors and volunteer firefighters.
For more information on Old Bethpage Village Restoration, or any of Nassau County’s more than 70 parks, preserves, museums, historic properties and athletic facilities please visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks or call (516) 572-0200.