429 Duffy Ave.
Hicksville, NY 11801
Phone: (516) 433-3900
Fax: (516) 433-3909
Found in lovely Eisenhower Park is the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, a fantastic little venue that features movies and theater throughout the summer. They have cultural movie nights, community theater plays, philharmonic performances, the Best of Broadway; and the beautiful surroundings only enhance a fantastically intimate experience. Call ahead for details.
The Nassau County Aquatic Center is a magnificent facility comprising of 50 meter wide by 68 meters long swimming pool and state-of-the-art facilities. This public access aquatic center was constructed in the year 1998 as a part of the International Goodwill Games, and now, hosts various school and national level swimming and diving events. The 10 meter diving tower is, perhaps, one of its kind in the city and thus, making it a major attracting for diving enthusiasts. The pool is open for people of all ages with various recreational, therapeutic and training purposes. Besides, the center also comprises of a health club that overlooks the pool, and comprises of professional exercise equipments and amenities. Visit their website for more information.
Extremely accessible for locals and visitors to Long Island, Eisenhower Park offers a wide variety of facilities for sports : three golf courses, 16 lighted tennis courts, 25 athletics courts, a batting cage, an aquatics center for swimming, playgrounds, and even miniature golf! Later, perhaps while catching your breath, visit one of the memorials, watch a show at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, or dine at the beautiful Carltun on the Park restaurant.
Offering the chance to keep in shape or just paddle around seven days a week throughout the year, the Echo Park Indoor Pool Complex is a valuable resource for locals, and visitors may purchase a day-pass to get their swimming in. The diving tank, saunas and weight rooms for men and women, lockers, and snack bar are the backdrop to regularly scheduled swimming (or other exercise) classes. Other cultural activities are also hosted here; see website for details.
This riding academy is located within Hempstead Lake State Park and offers group trail rides and private lessons in huntseat, dressage, and English style riding.
Overlooking the harbor, the North Hempstead Beach Park provides for a recreational and picnic space. You can simply stroll along the beautiful promenade and enjoy the cool breeze along with scenic views. If weather permits, you can take a boat ride too; there are sporting activities too that includes fishing, shuffleboard, basketball, baseball, handball, paddleball and so forth. It also has other facilities like BBQ areas, jogging track and separate picnic areas. The North Hempstead Beach Park hosts Sunday Afternoon Summer Concert Series that takes place between the months of July and August. Call for details.
A splendid public Arboretum and a beautiful historic site, the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park encompasses nearly 500 acres of landscaped grounds. Follow picturesque paths past greenhouses and lawns, through formal gardens, woodland, and exquisite plant collections. The property was originally a Gold Coast estate and several of the historic buildings remain, including a Tudor Revival mansion known as Coe Hall, a 65-room structure which may be toured throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Educational programs for all ages, musical and artistic events, plant shows, wedding photography, and school programs utilize this marvelous resource. See website for visiting and membership details.
If shoot 'em up games are your thing, paintball is THE activity to get your adrenaline pumping and your heart racing. With everything from arena courses to play, paintball supply shop, a paintball gun wall and even a repair center, The Island Paintball Arena has all your game needs covered. They also offer the facility to private parties to make your birthday boy/girl the coolest kid in school!
A complete selection of scuba diving gear on Long Island. Whether you are a snorkeler, a beginning diver or a tech diver, Long Island Scuba has the equipment and the expertise you need. They conduct scuba training from basic certification to Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures and everything in between. They have a modern classroom and heated indoor pool for training.
American history resides in a beautiful setting at Sagamore Hill, the home of Theodore Roosevelt for over 30 years. While he was the 26th President of the United States, this mansion was known as the "Summer White House"; today, all visitors are invited to participate in the small traditions of the place, such as the Sunday Afternoon Flag Folding. Entrance to the house is only permitted by guided tour, but the grounds are open every day from dawn until dusk. Sagamore Hill is a wonderful place to learn about American history and culture or local nature and science (equal passions of Roosevelt himself!) for students of all ages. Children can participate in a Junior Park Ranger Program to earn badges and a patch. See website for details on educational programming and visits to the site.
Open to visitors from April until November, the Bailey Arboretum offers up a world of color during that time: daffodils kick off the season, followed by flowering trees and a variety of annuals and perennials all through the summer. This arboretum has a particularly wonderful collection of conifers, and features a sensory garden for the physically challenged. Many events are hosted here, along with guided walks and other educational opportunities. No entrance fee for children 16 and under; $3 for adults.
Golfing lessons, a pro shop, and riding carts are featured at this nine hole, par 35 public golf course that was opened in 1973.