Eisenhower Park 2018 Free Summer Entertainment Schedule

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Desert Highway Eisenhower Park 2018 Free Summer Entertainment Schedule
Desert Highway, the Eagles tribute band, plays hits like “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy” at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. (Photos by Kimberly Dijkstra)

It’s time to start gearing up for summer and it wouldn’t be summer in Nassau County without dozens of concerts, movie nights and festivals taking place at Eisenhower Park and other local outdoor venues. Every year, families look forward to these events, bringing picnic blankets and lawn chairs to kick back, relax and enjoy some free entertainment. 

Family movie nights are a big hit with kids of all ages. This year will feature animated films as well as live-action hits like Beauty & The Beast and Jumanji. International nights draw big crowds to celebrate a new culture every week with live music and dancing. 

There will, as always, be several concerts every week at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, with tributes to favorites like Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis and Selena. On the weekend before the Fourth of July, TD Bank celebrates America with a spectacular fireworks show and patriotic music.

Here is the 2018 schedule for Nassau County’s free summer entertainment events:

Blockbuster Concerts

Free • Eisenhower Park Parking Field 6/6A • All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise indicated

Sunday, June 24 · Band of Long Island
Friday, June 29 · The Real Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute
Saturday, June 30 · TD Bank “Celebrate America” Fireworks and Show · Festivities begin at 5:45 p.m.; fireworks begin after dusk · Free tickets available at TD Bank branches · Rain date July 1
Tuesday, July 3 · Movin’ Out, a Billy Joel tribute
Saturday, July 7 · Oldies Show
Friday, July 13 · Disco Unlimited
Saturday, July 14 · Elevation Band, a U2 tribute
Friday, July 20 · ’80s Explosion
Monday, July 23 · Harry Chapin Tribute
Friday, July 27 · Tramps Like Us, a Springsteen tribute
Saturday, July 28 · Oldies Show
Monday, July 30 · Nassau Pops
Saturday, August 4 · Salute to Vets with Desert Highway, an Eagles tribute · Begins at 6:45 p.m.
Friday, August 10 · Swingtime Big Band
Friday, August 17 · Dr. K’s Motown Revue
Friday, August 24 · That ’70s Band
Saturday, August 25 · LaMar Peters, an Elvis tribute
Friday, August 31 · Genessa, a Selena tribute

International Nights

Free • Eisenhower Park Parking Field 6/6A • All shows begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated

Sunday, June 3 · Indian American Night
Sunday, June 10 · Israeli American Night
Saturday, June 23 · South Asian American Night
Monday, June 25 · Italian American Night
Sunday, July 8 · International Festival featuring music of Poland and Greece
Monday, July 9 · German American Night
Sunday, July 15 · African American Night
Sunday, July 29 · Creole American Night
Sunday, August 5 · Chinese American Night
Monday, August 6 · Irish American Night
Saturday, August 11 · Latino American Night
Sunday, August 12 · Pakistani American Night
Sunday, August 19 · Punjabi American Night
Sunday, August 26 · Korean American Night
Saturday, September 1 · Bangladeshi American Night

Noontime Concerts

Free • Parking Field 1 (new location) • 12 to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11 · Tangerine
Wednesday, July 18 · Tommy Sullivan
Wednesday, July 25 · Emilio
Wednesday, August 1 · Johnny Avino
Wednesday, August 8 · Sountrac

Family Movie Night Eisenhower Park 2018 Free Summer Entertainment Schedule
Kids can’t wait for the movie to begin.

Family Movie Nights

Free • Films begin at dusk

Tuesday, July 10 · Despicable Me · Cedar Creek Park
Thursday, July 12 · Captain Underpants · Eisenhower Park
Friday, July 13 · Despicable Me 2 · Nickerson Beach West Terrace
Sunday, July 15 · Moana · Nickerson Beach West Terrace
Tuesday, July 17 · Minions · North Woodmere Park
Thursday, July 19 · Despicable Me 3 · Eisenhower Park
Tuesday, July 24 · Storks · Cedar Creek Park
Thursday, July 26 · The Baby Boss · Eisenhower Park
Friday, July 27 · Trolls · Nickerson Beach East Terrace
Sunday, July 29 · The Lego Movie · Nickerson Beach West Terrace
Tuesday, July 31 · Lego Batman · North Woodmere Park
Thursday, August 2 · Lego Ninjago Movie · Eisenhower Park
Tuesday, August 7 · Maleficent (2014) · Cedar Creek Park
Thursday, August 9 · Ferdinand · Eisenhower Park
Friday, August 10 · Beauty & the Beast (2017) · Nickerson Beach East Terrace
Tuesday, August 14 · Daddy’s Home · North Woodmere Park
Wednesday, August 15 · Jumanji (1995) · Old Bethpage Village
Thursday, August 16 · Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) · Eisenhower Park
Thursday, August 23 · Daddy’s Home · Eisenhower Park
Thursday, August 30 · The Greatest Showman · Eisenhower Park

Other Concerts

Tuesday, July 17 · Who Loves You, a Four Seasons tribute · Grant Park · 7 to 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24 · Beyond Fab, a Beatles tribute · Christopher Morley Park · 7 to 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, August 8 · Nassau Pops · Chelsea Mansion · 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14 · Endless Summer, a Beach Boys tribute · Grant Park · 7 to 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22 · Funny Girl Concert by Plaza Theatrical Productions · Chelsea Mansion · 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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For more information, call 516-572-0200 or visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks. For day-of-event weather information, call 516-572-0355.

  • Eisenhower Park is located in East Meadow. Enter at Merrick Avenue or Hempstead Tpke.
  • Cedar Creek Park is located at 3340 Merrick Rd., Seaford.
  • Nickerson Beach Park is located in Lido Beach off of Lido Blvd.
  • North Woodmere Park is located at 750 Hungry Harbor Rd., Valley Stream.
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration is located at 1303 Round Swamp Rd.
  • Chelsea Mansion is located at 34 Muttontown Ln., East Norwich.
  • Christopher Morley Park is located at 500 Searingtown Rd. N, Roslyn.
  • Grant Park is located at 1625 Broadway Ave., Hewlett.
Also see:

Town Of Oyster Bay 2018 Summer Concerts And Movies

Town Of Hempstead 2018 Free Summer Concert Schedule

Town Of North Hempstead 2018 Free Summer Concert Schedule

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Kimberly Dijkstra
Kimberly Dijkstra is the web editor for Anton Media Group, a writer for Long Island Weekly and recipient of several Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) and New York Press Association (NYPA) awards.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Very disappointing season. No Tony Orlando, no big name entertainment. Mangano May be a lot of things, but he never skimped on top notch entertainment.

  2. I’m very upset and disappointed and sad that Tony Orlando is not back this year all I can say whoever made this mistake on not having back BIG mistake you need to fix it ASAP

  3. Tony Orlando loves working with the vets and the vets love him to take this away from Tony it must feel like slap in the face
    we want Tony Orlando back and we will protest it to have him back

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