Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced Oldies Night Featuring Jay Siegal’s Tokens will take place Theatre on Friday, July 11th at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside. Opening for Jay Siegal’s Tokens, will be performances by The Capri’s, Kid Kyle, The Demensions, and Acappella Group Classic Sounds. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The Tokens enjoyed success recording commercial jingles in the 1970’s and 1980’s for such products as Benson and Hedges cigarettes (“Silly Millimeter Longer”), Pan American Airlines (“Pan Am Makes the Going Great”), and Clairol hair products (“She Lets Her Hair Down”). The Tokens were the first vocal group to produce a million-seller record for another: “He’s So Fine,” by The Chiffons. Jay Siegel and the Tokens have also produced many American pop classics, Randy and the Rainbows, “Denise”, Tony Orlando and Dawn’s, “Candida,” “Knock Three Times,” and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon,” as well as “I Got Rhythm” and “See You in September” by The Happenings.
Much of the programming at the Lakeside Theatre is made possible through the Nassau County Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant, which are proceeds from taxes on hotel and motel rooms in Nassau County. Since 2006, Nassau County has received more than ten million dollars from the Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant, which also has assisted in historic building restoration and other cultural enhancements.
The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is an outdoor theatre located near parking fields 6 and 6A in Eisenhower Park. Special accommodations are available for disabled patrons, including reserved parking, easily accessible restrooms, and a convenient reserved location on the hill. Assistive hearing devices are available for the hearing impaired. There is no formal seating at Lakeside Theatre, so concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs. If weather conditions are doubtful, call (516) 572-0355 after 6:00 p.m. for updated performance information.
Eisenhower Park is centrally located in East Meadow, with entrances on Hempstead Turnpike at East Meadow Avenue and at the intersection of Stewart and Merrick Avenues. For further information, please call the Nassau County Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museum website at: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.