PHOTOS: Associated celebrates 65 years in RVC


Associated Supermarkets celebrated its 65th anniversary in Rockville Centre on Sunday with an afternoon of family-friendly fun and entertainment.

The event was packed with activities and attractions that catered to all ages. Children were delighted by the petting zoo and pony rides provided by Long Island Pony Parties, while Penny England’s face painting station provided some colorful creativity. The crowd was entertained by the amusing juggling act performed by Ned Gelfars, as he wandered around on stilts, and WKTU 103.5 kept things lively with music and free giveaways. Attendees also enjoyed an array of free food, drinks, games and prizes.

Not only did this celebration mark a significant milestone for Associated Supermarkets, it also reinforced the supermarket’s continued commitment to serving the RVC community.

Throughout the afternoon, several elected officials stopped by including Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray, Village Trustee Gregory Shaughnessy, Hempstead Town Supervisor Donald Clavin, Hempstead Town Councilwoman Laura Ryder, and U.S. Rep. Anthony D’Esposito.

Each of the officials presented owners, Danny Nasta and Jimmy Rein, with a proclamation recognizing Associated Supermarkets for more than six decades serving the community at its North Long Beach Road location. 

Associated Supermarkets, established in 1954, has grown into one of the largest independently operated supermarket groups in the New York metropolitan area. Currently headquartered in Port Washington, the company provides a wide selection of products to a network of approximately 250 grocery stores in communities across Long Island and the east coast.

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