Park and Recreation Summer Programs 2018

Below is a listing of 2018 summer programs taking place in the Village of Hempstead brought to you by our Parks and Recreation Department.

To learn more about any of the programs listed below or for more information on how to register please call 516-478-6246.


335 Greenwich Street, Hempstead Village, NY 11550 

The swimming pool complex at Kennedy Park hours and days of operation will be Monday through Sunday from 10:00am till 8:00pm. Bathing suits are required.  Pool opens on June 22, 2018.  Pool will close on Labor Day, September 3rd.

Non-Resident fee

$5 adult

$4 child

Resident fee

$4 adult

$3 child


We are looking for young boys and girls above the age of 10 who are interested in the sport of boxing. Youth will be taught the proper fundamentals and skills of boxing by one of our three boxing coaches. Boxing coaches are available Monday - Friday from 4:00pm - 8:00pm and Saturdays from 11:00am to 2:00pm.


This 5K annual run in memory of the late Tyree Curry, will begin in downtown Hempstead and finish at the Hempstead Village Hall. This year, all proceeds will go to the “Village of Hempstead Scholarship Fund”, for Hempstead High School Students. The race will begin at 9:00am on Saturday, June 9, 2018.


A series of summer concerts will be held at Kennedy Memorial Park, 335 Greenwich Street, Hempstead, NY 11550 every Friday evening during the months of July and August at 6:30pm. This year's concerts kick off on Friday, July 6th.  Concerts are free so bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music.


The Department of Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a series of outdoor Play Days at various Hempstead Village Parks. Activities will include a 20’ Inflatable Slide, an Inflatable Obstacle Course, a Child Bounce House, a DJ, Airbrush/Tattoo Face Painters, cotton candy, popcorn, water and Ices. All resident youth are invited to come out and have a good time!

CAMPBELL PARK - Sat. July 21st 12:00pm -2:00pm

MIRSCHEL PARK - Sat. July 28th 12:00pm -2:00pm

KENNEDY PARK - Sat. September 22nd 12:00pm -3:00pm


On Friday August 24, 2018, the Recreation Department will host the Annual Mayor Don Ryan Senior Citizen Picnic. The picnic will run from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. It will be held in the gym at Kennedy Park. Village seniors will be treated to a family style lunch, raffles, entertainment by Chauncey Nedd and the Neddmen, bingo and ice cream.


On Sunday, September 9th, 2018 the annual old timers reunion of family and friends from the old Campbell Park neighborhood will come together to have a day of fun and reminiscing. Activities will include the annual softball game for bragging rights, a large barbecue, a 20’ inflatable slide, an inflatable obstacle course, a child bounce house and a day of live music.


Youth Ceramic lessons will be held for children in grades 1 - 6 on Saturday Mornings from 9:30am - 11:30am. This program will cover the basic fundamentals of the art of ceramics. There is no cost for this class. All supplies will be provided by the Recreation Department.


All Children between the ages of 7 - 12 are invited to be part of our Summer Camp Program. Each week, campers will participate in different activities. Weekly activities will include: Basketball, Bowling, Roller Skating, Field Trips, Arts and Crafts, Swimming and Tennis. Camp Tee-Shirts will be issued to all children. Swim suits & towels should be brought in a plastic bag on Pool Days. Daily program activities will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Limited seats available.  First come first served.  Hempstead Village Residents ONLY. 

REGISTRATION: Begins: Monday, May 14, 2018

    Ends: Friday, June 22, 2018

DAILY TIMES: Start: 9:00am

    End: 3:00pm - Children must be picked up no

      later than 3:15pm

CAMP SESSION: Begin: Tuesday July 2, 2018

    End: TBA

COST: $ 500.00

PROGRAM: Number: Limited to the first 30 children


This class for youth over the age of eight (8) will be held on Saturday mornings from 10:00am - 12:00pm. All village youth are invited to enjoy the creative and exciting world of cooking. Our program will cover the basic techniques and safety of cooking. Students will actually prepare different types of food on a weekly basis. This class will be taught by a certified instructor. There will be no cost for this class.


These exercise classes are designed for women who desire to improve their overall physical condition through stepping, kick boxing, and body sculpting. Classes will feature the latest exercise techniques to help build step combinations, plus new and innovative concepts in interval training with body bars, light hand weights and jump ropes. This up-to-date program will progress you to a new level of overall body fitness. Our classes are taught by certified instructors. All participants must bring towels to class and must also wear the appropriate exercise clothing in class. Classes meet on Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm till 9:00pm.


All adults are invited to participate in the fast paced sport of table tennis. Individual and team play is held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Kennedy Park.


The weight room at Kennedy Park is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm and 4:00pm - 8:00pm. All adults over the age of 18 are invited to use our weight facility to help build muscular strength and endurance. There is a $ 25.00 per year charge to use this facility.


This is a music mentorship program designed to develop musical abilities in our village youth through the study of music. Our goal is to help the youth of our village reach the pinnacle of their creative abilities and thereby also create productive and valuable contributors to a strong social environment. At the conclusion of the camp, all participants will perform in a concert at Kennedy Park

  AGES: 10-18

  DAYS: Monday - Friday

  TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm

  PROGRAM STARTS: Monday July 2, 2018