East Meadow takes pride in community at annual festival


Once a year, East Meadow residents unite to celebrate community pride and neighborly camaraderie. East Meadow’s Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce sponsored and organized the 27th annual Pride Day at Senator Speno Memorial Park in East Meadow.

Community members gathered under the summer sun to enjoy a health fair, sports events, fire safety tours, bicycle anti-theft tips, games for kids, demonstrations, giant slide, refreshments, kiddie maze, face painting, live music, and much more.

Participants, or those who run their own booths to showcase their work, range from politicians, police and firefighters, religious leaders, community and civic groups officials and business owners. Adults were able to meet and speak with their community leaders and children were able to make friends and reunite with classmates. The day’s events were also supported and promoted by over 50 businesses and local organizations.

Pride Day also serves as a time for the chamber to congratulate longtime business owners. Kiwanis also honors their members and those who’ve given back to the community by dedicating plaques and planting trees in the park for them.