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Massapequa Hosts Child Safety Day

The Town of Oyster Bay’s Annual Children’s Festival & Safety Day will be held on Saturday, July 20, at John J. Burns Town Park, located on Merrick Road, in Massapequa, from 1 to 4 p.m., Town Councilman Anthony Macagnone announced.  

This popular event will feature many enjoyable activities for children, as well as safety-related demonstrations. The event is free for Town residents and is coordinated by the Town’s Departments of Community and Youth Services and Public Safety.

“This is a great event with fun-filled activities for our Town’s youth including air-brush painting, balloon art, bouncies, entertainment and refreshment,” Macagnone said. “In addition, the safety demonstrations will provide valuable safety information to both children and parents about keeping kids safe.”

Safety Day will feature displays from the Nassau County Police Aviation, the Nassau County Mounted Police, the Nassau County Police K-9 Unit, Nassau County Police Special Ops, the Nassau County Police Motorcycle Unit, the Nassau County Police POP Unit, the Nassau County Police Squad, the New York State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard. There will also be displays from local fire departments, as well as a Town of Oyster Bay Truck Display.  As part of the Children’s Festival, Jester Jim will be performing between 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. and popular teenage band Youth Be Told will be performing from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m.

“Jester Jim, who was voted best family entertainment by the Boy Scouts of America, will be bringing his show to John J. Burns Park,” Macagnone said. “Using his trunk full of props, Jester Jim has delighted audiences here in the Town for years, and left them laughing uncontrollably.”

Macagnone also added, “This year, the event will also feature Long Island band Youth Be Told. This group of tremendously talented teenagers has received high praise for their renditions of classic rock songs and instrumental covers.”

“Children’s Festival and Safety Day will proves to be outstanding event of fun-filled entertainment for the whole family each year, and I encourage our Town residents to come to John J. Burns Park and enjoy the special day,” said the councilman.

For more information about Children’s Festival and Safety Day, visit the Town of Oyster Bay Web site at or call the Department of Community and Youth Services at 516-797-7900.