Mangano Thanks LI Swimming Club for Helping to Fund Aquatic Center’s New Outdoor Practice Pool

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Pictured from left to right: Isabela Antonivk of Roslyn; Adam Kapusta of Valley Stream; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Maggie Ardesty of Long Beach; and Chloe Stepanek of Northport.

East Meadow, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined members of the Long Island Swimming Club on Thursday, August 10th at the Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park, to thank them for their help in funding the center’s new outdoor practice pool, which was just used for last week’s US Open Swimming Championships, and this week’s Junior National Championships. Mangano was also joined by Jim Sheehan, President of USA Swimming and representatives from Discover Long Island, to tout the economic benefits and rise in tourism that these events have brought to Nassau County.

“We are proud to host such world-class athletes right here in Nassau County, and I congratulate all of these swimmers on their hard work and dedication,” said County Executive Mangano. “These events will prove to be a tremendous boost to Nassau County’s economy, with tourists coming here to stay local and shop local. I thank the Long Island Swimming Club, Discover Long Island, and everyone who helped bring these events to Nassau.”

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Mangano: Now Accepting Entries for the Competitive Exhibits at the Long Island Fair

Old Bethpage, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that entries for the Competitive Exhibits at the Long Island Fair are now being accepted.

Artisans, craft-makers, botanists, gardeners and overall Long Island Fair enthusiasts are invited to plan their entry for the Competitive Exhibits at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, which takes place this year on September 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th.

The Competitive Exhibit schedule is as follows:

September 3rd – Entry Form due for Scarecrow and Advanced Departments (must be mailed, no online entries for these categories)

September 6th – All Paper entry forms due for all other departments

September 7th4:00 pm – Online Entry close

As has been the custom each year, you’re invited to enter your handcrafts, original art work, needlework, produce, floral arrangements, models, and culinary delights and vie for the “best in class” prize.  This year, each exhibitor will receive two free passes to visit the fair. You can earn additional free passes by referring friends to join into the competitions and by entering more than one item into certain categories.

The entry drop-off guidelines are as follows:

  • Hobbies, Needlework, Juniors & Advanced entries can be brought in Saturday, September 9th from 11:00 pm– 6:00 pm or Sunday, September 10th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Culinary & Junior and Advanced Culinary products can be brought in Thursday, September 14th between 8:00 am– 7:00 pm
  • Culinary delights may also be dropped off on Friday, September 15th between 7:00 am– 8:00 am
  • Rabbits and Guinea Pigs can be dropped off on Friday, September 22nd from 5:00 pm– 7:00 pm
  • Horses can be dropped off on Saturday, September 23rd from 7:00 am9:00 am

For details and contest entry forms, visit the website at and click on Competitive Exhibits, call the Long Island Fair Office at (516) 572-8404 to request a copy of the Competitive Exhibit Handbook, or check your local library for entry forms. Entries may also be submitted online!

As always, the fair is looking for volunteers to help with the entry intake process and many other important roles during the fair. If interested please call (516) 572-8416 or fill out the volunteer application online at

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Mangano Announces 5K/10K Walk and Run to Support Veterans

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency and Semper4Veterans, announced a 5K/10K Walk and Run for Veterans on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

“My administration is committed to serving our veterans and ensuring resources are provided to them once they return home from service,” said County Executive Mangano. “I thank Semper4Veterans for partnering with us for this event, and helping to provide much needed assistance to our local veterans, including rental assistance, employment, food, clothing and other living expenses.”

The 5K/10K Veterans Walk & Run 2017 will help disadvantaged veterans with much needed assistance to include housing, suicide prevention and help sponsor the bi-annual stand down event. All donations and race proceeds will assist local veterans through the Semper4Veterans Organization.

Awards will be presented to the fastest runners of the 5K and 10K races. Donations will be accepted in place of walking or running.

Interested participants can pre-register online at or go directly to Race Day Registration will be permitted on the day of the event from 7:00 am- 8:30 am. The cost of race entry is $30.00.

For questions regarding registration, sponsorship or event information, call 516-572-6521.

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Mangano Announces Educational Program for HS Students at American Armor Museum

Old Bethpage, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Museum of American Armor, the Long Island Living History Group (LILHG) and Nassau County’s Old Bethpage Village Restoration will host a joint educational program for Long Island high school students to strengthen their understanding of World War II with a field trip this autumn. Entitled “Your Family’s World War II Legacy,” the program integrates classroom curriculum with operational armor, military field tactics and small arms in open woods reminiscent of World War II France.

“I want to thank the Museum of American Armor and the LI Living History Group for putting together such a vital and educational program for Long Island’s high school students,” said County Executive Mangano. “This program will provide students with a deeper understanding of World War II that will make real what they learn in the classroom. If the enormous legacy of that earlier American generation is to be upheld, it will be up to us to pass it on to the future generations.”

Lawrence Kadish, president and founder of the Museum of American Armor, stated, “There is not a family anywhere on Long Island that is not directly connected to the legacy of World War II. The challenge in sustaining that inheritance is that the hard lessons learned from that conflict are rarely explored in any depth in the classroom. This program changes the conversation.”

Participating Long Island school districts will have students arrive at Old Bethpage Village Restoration throughout the day on October 16th, where living historians will introduce them to how, where and why World War II was fought, followed by armor and infantry field exercises that assault an enemy position. Park officials expect as many as 2,000 students to visit the military encampment throughout the day.

Gloria Sesso, chairperson of the Long Island Council for the Social Studies, observed, “This program builds on efforts of the armor museum, living historians and Nassau County to create a lasting educational environment that multitasks Old Bethpage Village Restoration. As educators, we welcome them as allies in helping tell the story of a war that forever changed the course of history and one that continues to direct the actions of nations around the world.”

Dr. Libby O’Connell, History Channel Chief Historian Emeritus and Chairperson of the NYC World War I Centennial Commission, said, “This day-long program has the means to become a statewide model for field trips that immerse students in a period of time that remains a pivotal moment in world history. Those school districts that participate should be commended for going above and beyond the curriculum that seeks merely to `teach to the test.’  Equally important, commendations should be offered to the Museum of American Armor, the living historians and Nassau County for placing these assets before educators and their students.”

Districts may contact Old Bethpage Village Restoration group reservations at 516-572-8408 to make reservations.


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Mangano Celebrates Grand Opening of Karen’s Hope Home for Adults with Special Needs

Seaford, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined with New York State Senator John Brooks to celebrate the grand opening of the Karen’s Hope Home for adults with special needs, on Friday, July 28th in Seaford. HOME funds, provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Nassau County Office of Community Development, were used to renovate an existing single-family home and modify it to accommodate the needs of three developmentally disabled adults.

“Congratulations to Karen Siler and everyone at the Karen’s Hope organization for everything they have done to make today’s grand opening possible,” said County Executive Mangano. “You are sure to serve as an example to your community, and I wish you luck in continuing your fight to bring housing and other services to the disabled community. I thank HUD and the Office of Community Development for their partnership in helping to provide County residents with improved, suitable, safe, clean and affordable housing for our residents most in need.”


Pictured above from left to right: Nick DiNardo, Board member & Owner of Gino’s Pizza; Katheryn Siler; Alexandra Anderson, Executive Director of Karen’s Hope; Jenna Siler; NYS Senator John Brooks; Ryan Siler, with his parents Karen and Al; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Charles D. Hammerman, President and CEO of The Disability Opportunity Fund, which helped finance the home; Michael Siler; Kathleen Russell; Karen’s mom Julia Siler; and Kevin Crean, Deputy Director of the Nassau County Office of Community Development, which also helped find financing for the project.




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Mangano Kicks Off 6th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival

Long Beach, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today joined with Elected Officials, Long Beach International Film Festival Founders, Renowned Film Makers, Local Chefs, Performers and Charitable Partners and industry leaders in kicking off the 6th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF), taking place August 1st – 4th in the City of Long Beach, which highlights New York centric films and filmmakers.


County Executive Mangano stated, “The Long Beach International Film Festival continues to offer residents an opportunity to enjoy arts and entertainment, while also providing those in the movie and television production industry with insight to the wonderful filming locations Nassau County has to offer.  Home to Gold Coast Studios and Grumman Studios, as well as the live studio audience sitcom Kevin Can Wait starring Kevin James, Nassau County is quickly becoming Hollywood East.”


Highlights of this years’ festival included an opening night screening of In Search of Fellini, written and produced by Nancy Cartwright, the Emmy-winning voice of Bart Simpson for over 30 years. Attendees can also enjoy the ‘Taste on the Beach’ event on Friday, August 4th, where more than 40 of Long Island’s premier wine, sprits, restaurants and chefs will offer their most popular and summer season dishes right on the beach.


For the FULL lineup of this years’ festival and for more information, visit



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Mangano Invites Nassau & Suffolk Residents to Attend Recovery Health & Wellness Expo

By Eden Laikin

East Meadow, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the first ever bi-county Recovery Health & Wellness Expo, in partnership with Great Escape Substance Abuse Training and Information Center in Baldwin, on Saturday, August 26th, 2:00-5:00pm at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. The event will be held in Parking Field 8, with guest speakers, musical performances and children’s activities—and an opportunity for residents speak with recovery-related groups and agencies from both Counties.

“We’re all on this Island together—addiction does not stop at the border,” said County Executive Mangano. “I encourage all of Long Island’s residents to attend this important event and learn all they can about this public health crisis in our community and how we can all come together to help.”

All recovery-related groups, agencies and individuals in Nassau or Suffolk are encouraged to bring a table and chairs to the event and share their information and resources. If you want a “space” at the Expo, email by Aug. 15. If you’d like to attend the event, please sign up at www.nassaucountyny./gov/overdosetraining.

The expo will also be honoring “Community Heroes.” Residents are encouraged to nominate a special person they think deserves to be recognized for devoting their free time to helping fight the battle against the opioid epidemic – someone worthy of being recognized for their selfless efforts. To nominate a “Community Hero,” email

On display at the expo will be drug awareness posters – submitted by 12-15 year olds for a Nassau County contest. Attendees are invited to judge the ones in each age group they think convey the best anti-drug message. For those interested in participating in the contest, call 516-571-6105.

The expo will be followed by a free Billy Joel Tribute Band concert at Eisenhower Park’s outdoor Lakeside Theatre—Parking Field 6/6A. For more details on the expo, check our event and Facebook Page: Nassau Recovery & Wellness Fair.

About Great Escape

Great Escape Substance Abuse Training and Information Center in Baldwin was licensed by NYS OASAS in 2012 to provide training for persons pursuing their CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor). Great Escape also provides the education hours needed to obtain a Peer Advocate or Recovery Coach Certification. Great Escape partners with various agencies to conduct community outreach, internship opportunities, and help eligible prospective students obtain tuition assistance. For more information, please call 516-442-1967 or visit




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