Murray marries 22 couples

Feb. 22, 2022, was “TWOsday” in historic Town Hall


Tuesday is generally not a popular day of the week to get married. This year, however, it’s the go-“two” date. Town Clerk Kate Murray presided over 22 weddings on Tuesday, 2-22-22, helping to provide memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

“A couple’s wedding day is always a special day of the year, but these 22 couples will certainly have an especially memorable experience on this once-in-a-lifetime date,” said Murray. “The Town of Hempstead is proud to play a small part in the lives of these loving couples as they take their vows, and I wish them much health and happiness in the future.”

The nuptials took place in the historic courtroom at Old Town Hall, a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The room was decorated with balloons shaped in the number 2, and couples were given cookies shaped in the number 2, helping add to the festive and fun atmosphere of the day.

“When she was Supervisor, Kate Murray led the way on many amazing town programs and services that became a model for future initiatives, and she has carried that incredible leadership to the Town Clerk’s Office,” said Supervisor Don Clavin, who attended the event. “I am proud to join with Kate as we celebrate a fun wedding date that is surely easy to remember!”

“TWOsday” is just the latest style of wedding event that Murray and the Town Clerk’s Office have implemented to continue serving the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Town Hall was closed to the public, Murray quickly adapted her office duties to an online format. She married hundreds of couples via FaceTime, Zoom, and over the phone. She also conducted socially distanced, in-person ceremonies and presided over outdoor “destination weddings” at Point Lookout Beach, Lido Beach Passive Nature Preserve and other town facilities.

“Congratulations to all of our 2-22-2022 couples,” Murray said, “and best wishes for a bright and loving future.”