During the pandemic, the Manhasset Chamber received an award from the Town of North Hempstead for bringing the community together while helping local businesses through the Manhasset Al Fresco event as part of its “Lift Up Local” campaign.
This summer, the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce will host its 3rd “Manhasset Al Fresco,” a series of six evenings out on the town for outdoor dining, shopping and live entertainment on Plandome Road. The event will allow for road closures for pedestrians and outdoor dining on Plandome Road and is scheduled to take place throughout the summer, beginning June, alternating between South Plandome Road and North Plandome Road. The kickoff night on Sunday, June 4th will encompass businesses on South Plandome Road, with the following event on June 25th featuring businesses on North Plandome Road.
South Plandome Road will be closed to traffic from Park Avenue to Dennis Street/Northern Blvd:
Sunday June 4, 4:00PM-8:00PM
Sunday July 9, 4:30PM-9PM
Saturday August 12, 6PM-9:30PM
(Movie Night Rain Date August 13)
North Plandome Road will be closed to traffic from Hillside Avenue to Colonial Parkway:
Sunday June 25, 4:30PM-9PM
Sunday July 23, 4PM-9PM
Sunday September 10, 3:30-7:30PM
Thanks to generous sponsors, the Chamber will be able to add to the festivities, there will be entertainment and appearances by local talent, in addition to the outdoor dining and shopping. Some of the live entertainment includes John Byrnes Band, Glenn Strange, Hat Trixx, Porch Light and more. Elite Automotive Repair will host the best car show in town for all the South Plandome Rd Manhasset Al Frescos.
The Chamber encourages all to come out to support this great community event and support our local businesses. The Manhasset community is invited to stroll on Plandome Road in a safe and festive atmosphere.
The first Manhasset Al Fresco event kicks-off on South Plandome Road, Sunday June 4h from 4-8PM with performances by John Byrnes Band & Glenn Strange. Elite Auto & Repair will once again host the best Car Show in town. You won’t want to miss it! Outdoor dining options include Herb & Olive, Villa Milano, Buttercooky Bakery & Cafe, and For Five Coffee. Cirque Central Entertainment will serve iced tea provided by Serendipitea out of a life-size martini glass! Manhasset Rotary and Gift of Life have teamed up for “Shoot for a Heart” in collaboration with Manhasset Lacrosse, to fundraise to Save a Heart. Gift of Life provides lifesaving surgery to a child in need, so come by to support and save a life!
On June 4th, the Chamber has organized a “Build A Buddy” fundraiser for Manhasset Beautification. Partial proceeds from the $25 Buddy Kits will be donated to the Chamber. Some of the stuffed buddies include a panda, a red panda, unicorn, tricertops, a friendly dragon and more. Pre-order now on www.shopmanhasset.com and pick up at Manhasset Al Fresco! Want to order but can’t come on June 4th, you can pick up your ordered kit from Shop Manhasset after the event.
The overall idea of beautification is to keep Manhasset and Plandome Road looking good for both businesses and our residential community. While first impressions are very important, beautification shows our total concern for the physical and human quality we pass on to our children and the future here in Manhasset. The Chamber is looking for additional sponsorships to ensure that beautification continues. With the generous donations, the Chamber decorates Plandome Road with seasonal flower baskets for our residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy for all seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter and the holiday season. Visit www.manhassetchamber.com for sponsorship and donation opportunities for both campaigns. Sponsorships for Hanging Baskets $150, Planters $300 and Beautification $50 include name recognition on Manhasset Chamber website.
Some other highlights of this year’s Al Fresco is the August Al Fresco movie night. Featured movie will be decided based on most votes by residents, so stay tuned for voting info on Instagram @shopmanhasset. The September 10th event will take place on North Plandome Road, and will consist of a mixology Roslyn fashion show! The Chamber will be bringing back the Can You Escape? Van and will be adding a Video Game Truck this Summer!
Manhasset Al Fresco is sponsored in part by the Town of North Hempstead’s Lift Up Local initiative to support local businesses following the coronavirus. The Chamber is proud to bring it back again this summer, with the assistance of Shop Manhasset’s Antonietta Manzi, and Co-President of the Chamber.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Chamber is able to fund this event and make this year better than last! This event helps bring up the community’s spirit as well as drive business to our local shops to lift up local.
The event is hosted by The Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life of our community and to promote the general welfare and prosperity of its member businesses. Manhasset Al Fresco was also made possible with the cooperation of the Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Association, Nassau County Police District, and the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.
—Submitted by Shop Manhasset