Parks and Recreation Summer Programs 2019

Below is a listing of 2019 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 to register please call 516-478-6246.

Kennedy Memorial Park Swimming Pool

335 Greenwich Street, Hempstead Village, NY 11550

The swimming pool complex at Kennedy Park will open for the summer swim season on Thursday, June 21, 2019. Hours and days of operation will be Monday through Sunday from 10:00 am till 8:00 pm. Bathing suits are required.

Non-Resident fee
$5 adult
$4 child

Resident fee
$4 adult
$3 child

Swim Lessons

Adults: Swim Lessons for adults will be offered at the Kennedy Park Pool. Classes will meet 4 evenings a week, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This class is open to all adults over the age of 18. 

** A minimum of 12 adults are needed for this class.

FEE: $ 30.00
PROGRAM BEGINS: Monday, July 8, 2019
PROGRAM ENDS: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Children: Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. All children must be 6 years of age. Any child wishing to register must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Classes will meet 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 am to 10:00 am. This year there will be two sessions a beginner and an advanced.

Session 1 – Beginner
FEE: $ 60.00
PROGRAM BEGINS: Monday, July 8, 2019
PROGRAM ENDS: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Session 2 – Advanced
FEE: $ 60.00
PROGRAM BEGINS: Monday, July 29, 2019
PROGRAM ENDS: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Swim Team Tryouts

All resident boys and girls are invited to try out for the Recreation Department Swim Teams. The Recreation Department sponsors two swim teams during the summer that compete in the Nassau Municipal Swim Conference. Our village youth will compete against teams from other municipalities within Nassau County. This year, our swimmers will be battling for their 14th Dual Meet Championship and their 11th Division I League Title. Practice is Monday through Friday at the Kennedy Park Pool from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Dual meets are on Saturday mornings while class meets are held every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Tryouts begin on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Kennedy Park Pool.


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 through Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Tyree Curry Memorial 5K Run

Join us at Village Hall for the Annual Tyree Curry Memorial 5K Race/Walk on June 8th at 9 am. Celebrate Hempstead Community Day Following the race at 11 am to 2 pm come out for FREE health screenings * Live Concert * Fitness Classes * FOOD * Face Painting * Balloon Artists * Bouncy House & Fun Activities for the entire family! For more info call 516-478-6286 or register online.

Summer Concerts

Join us EVERY Friday June, July and August at 6 pm in Kennedy Park! This year’s Gospel Night will be on Friday, August 16th at 6 pm to 9 pm and will be at Denton Green (Across from Village Hall). Bring your chairs and blankets and expect an amazing show! See you there! For more info call 516-478-6247.

Play Days

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 - Saturday. July 20th 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

MIRSCHEL PARK - Saturday. July 27th 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

KENNEDY PARK - Saturday. September 21st 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Senior Picnic

On Friday August 23, 2019, the Recreation Department will host the Annual Senior Citizen Picnic. The picnic will run from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 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.

Old Timers Day

On Sunday, September 8, 2019 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-foot inflatable slide, an inflatable obstacle course, a child bounce house and a day of live music.

Youth Ceramic Classes

Youth Ceramic lessons will be held for children in grades 1 through 6 on Saturday Mornings from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. 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.

Summer Camp Program

All Children between the ages of 7 to 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 and towels should be brought in a plastic bag on Pool Days. Daily program activities will be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Begins: May 1, 2019
Ends: June 21, 2019

Start: 9:00 am
End: 3:00 pm - Children must be picked up no later than 3:15 pm 

Begin: Tuesday July 8, 2019
End: Friday August 16, 2019

COST: $ 550.00 Cash Only

PROGRAM: Limited to the first 30 children.

Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons for all interested residents will be offered at the Kennedy Memorial Park Tennis Courts. Tennis lessons will be given by three certified tennis instructors. These lessons will be given every Saturday. There is no cost for these lessons. Classes will be limited to 20 participants. Each session will be 1½ hours long. 

Under 15: Saturday, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
15 and Over: Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

PROGRAM BEGINS: Saturday, June 1, 2019
PROGRAM ENDS: Saturday, August 31, 2019

Youth Cooking Class

This class for youth over the age of 8 will be held on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. 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.

Summer Music Academy

Village residents of all ages are welcome to enroll in this five week music course which will be led by talented musician, Everton Bailey. This class will begin on July 27th and be held on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Kennedy Park. Come and learn how to play an instrument and be a part of an ensemble of performers. Discover the magic of music this summer. There will be no cost for this class.

Ladies Fitness

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 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm.

Table Tennis

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 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Kennedy Park.

Weight Room

The weight room at Kennedy Park is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 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.


Instructions will be given young women to teach and practice the fundamental skills of the game and to devote time at the end of the lessons to playing actual game

AGES: 12 to 17

DAYS: Friday

TIME: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

PLACE: Gym at Kennedy Park

To register or for more information about any of the programs above please contact Hempstead’s Park and Recreations department at 516-478-6247.