The nostalgia and magic of drive-in movies returns for a third installment to Town Park Point Lookout for a special “Winter Break” film series in February. As many schools across America’s largest township will be on a one-week hiatus for the annual “winter break,” between February 12th and February 21st, Supervisor Don Clavin and the Hempstead Town Board invite residents of all ages to enjoy a week of free entertainment at Town Park Point Lookout from the comfort and safety of their vehicles.
Extending the Town of Hempstead’s ongoing efforts to provide safe, COVID friendly entertainment throughout the summer, fall and now into the winter, Supervisor Clavin and the Town Board are excited to provide families with a fun option while children are home for a week in the middle of February. Presented by Supervisor Clavin, along with Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr., Councilman Tom Muscarella, Councilman Chris Carini, Town Clerk Kate Murray and Receiver Jeanine Driscoll, the Town of Hempstead’s Winter Break Drive-In Movie series will feature a variety of films for all ages and interests.
“The Town of Hempstead was among the first municipalities to put together safe and socially distanced drive-in movies and concerts during the summer, fall and now deep into the winter in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Supervisor Clavin. “We are thrilled to continue our efforts with the Winter Break Drive-In Movie Series, and invite residents to come on down to Point Lookout and enjoy a film from the comfort and safety of their vehicles.”
The Town of Hempstead has successfully adapted many town events to a drive-thru format. In addition to drive-in movies and concerts earlier this year, the town has hosted drive-thru awards ceremonies for veterans, firefighters, boy scouts, graduations, little leagues and much more.
All movies will be hosted at Town Park Point Lookout (1300 Lido Boulevard, Point Lookout), and will be open to Town of Hempstead residents only on a first come, first served basis. The series kicked off with a “Family Fun Friday” showing of “Remember the Titans” on February 12th at 7 p.m. and will wrap up with a “Sunday Funday” showing of Coco on February 21st at 4 p.m.
The Town of Hempstead’s Winter Break Movie Series Schedule is as follows:
Family Fun Friday
February 19: Jumanji: The Next Level at 7 p.m.
Double Feature Saturdays
February 20: Guardians of the Galaxy at 2 p.m.
February 20: When Harry Met Sally at 7 p.m.
February 21: Coco at 4 p.m.
February 17: Toy Story 4 at 2 p.m.
February 18: Moonstruck at 7 p.m.
A printable schedule, as well as COVID-19 event safety information, will be available at hempsteadny.gov. Some important safety regulations include:
All attendees must remain in their vehicles for the duration of their stay.
If you need to use a restroom, you must wear a mask.
Visitors are asked to exercise patience and understanding as town employees will be explaining rules and regulations and taking additional precautions pertaining to COVID-19.
The media sponsor for the drive-in movies series is KJOY 98.3FM.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re committed to the safety of residents, while also providing them with fun entertainment options to get them through this difficult period,” concluded Supervisor Clavin. “While others have scaled back or canceled activities, we at the Town of Hempstead have worked to uncover safe and socially distanced events to help provide special memories to our residents. I encourage residents to enjoy our upcoming Winter Break Drive-In Movie series.”