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Community Involvement Fosters Safety


Hempstead will be hosting the National Night out on August 5th at Denton Green Park between the hours of 6 and 8pm. There will be bouncy castles for the kids, informational tables from different organizations, food and a chance to find out more about how to promote safety in your community.

This initiative is to help build safer communities by fighting against crime. It is important to foster community involvement because the community is key in promoting awareness and initiating programs and alternatives in place to help protect their community. Getting involved to promote, inform and stay motivated about crime in your area is crucial especially with the revitalization going on in Hempstead’s downtown. In this walkable environment there will be plenty of “eyes on the street” to decrease the amount of vehicle traffic to a particular area, hence making it walkable and decreasing any traffic accidents but also compacted it with numerous community members so that it will be hard for the average crime to take place with hundreds of onlookers enjoying the downtown.

Programs such as neighborhood watches and safe routes to school are key promoters of the kind of teamwork from community members that Hempstead needs. If you know of any programs or events that can help the community work towards creating a safer community please email ,or visit the Hempstead Information Center located on the corner of W. Columbia and Main St, or call (516) 307-8310.To find out more about the National Night out for Crime please visit


What Would you like to see in the Village of Hempstead?


The beginning of the month is here have you posted any ideas yet? The outreach efforts to local businesses and the community have been tremendous and have created excitement about more things to come.

The current most liked idea on continues to be the Recreation Center!  You can Upvote/’Like’ this idea to provide further evidence of demand for such a destination in Hempstead or share your thoughts via the comment area below. There are currently 615 members and 44 ideas that are posted from fellow community members! You can still be a part of the amazing things that are happening with the revitalization of the downtown and post new or existing businesses or ideas that would be a good fit for the Village. Fellow Village resident and Hempstead High School student Latrice Smith uploaded an idea for a Movie Theater in the downtown. “This is a great way to keep young kids off the street and it would save money because we always have to go out of the Village to go to the movies’’, said Latrice.

Think of a business or place you would like to see or think your family and friends would like to visit or even open in the Village, upload it, tell family and friends to vote and campaign around it! Local business owners are not exempt from posting some cool new ideas for a business you would like to see or an existing business you want to meet the standards of the revitalization. You can attract community input and even campaign to have a business mob at your particular business!

Want to know more about these endeavors and updates on the revitalization? Visit, log in, like and engage!


Host an Event!


Summer is here and what better way to bring it in than with an event campaigning around an idea of a place, amenity or retail idea that you would like to become a reality in the Village of Hempstead. Renew Hempstead showcases a lot of ideas from fellow community members and peers and gives updates on what is happening within the Village and how you can help. Everyone knows the youth plays a major role in the future of the Village of Hempstead and they are necessary to help add to the vibrant atmosphere that is soon to take place. Can you imagine a community center geared towards the youth or a dining hall to host young professionals monthly meetings or events?

The solution is simple. Get involved! help the community by spreading the word or hosting a small informal event with your friends or family. Get involved with outreach efforts that are taking place. Support local businesses by teaming up with renew hempstead and hosting a business mob to support locals. Host an event at one of many businesses located in Hempstead like the Hempstead Public Library, EOC, OB2 Jazz lounge etc. More importantly show your support at local events by logging onto to check out the community calendar of events. Check in with the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce to see a listing of some of the businesses that you can support and be sure to join the chamber if you have your own business!

If you would like details on how to host an event, business mob or joining the Chamber please email


List of fun summer activities in the Village!


Summer is here! If you are looking to register children for camp or just have a good time in the Village of Hempstead here are some of the things you could do that is fun for you and family!

Parks and Recreation

Friday, June 27, 2014 Concert – Kennedy Park 6:00 p.m..

Friday, July 11, 2014 Concert – Kennedy Park 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 Swim Meet – Kennedy Park Pool 8:00 a.m.

Friday, August 01, 2014 Football Registration – Lincoln Park 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014 Play Day – Lincoln 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 09, 2014 Play Day – Brierley 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 Play Day – Mirschel 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 Play Day – Campbell 12:00 p.m. 

More events Here

Village of Hempstead 

 Tuesday, August 05, 2014 National Night Out 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Denton Green Park at Nichols Ct.

Friday, August 22, 2014 Senior Picnic 12:00 p.m.

More events Here


Boys and Girls Club 40 Washington St Hempstead, NY (516) 292-3447

Hofstra University 250 Hofstra Blvd Hempstead, NY (516) 463-2267

Little Red Train Private School  249 Jerusalem Ave Hempstead, NY (516) 483-8460



Young Professionals of Hempstead 1st Happy Hour


On Wednesday June 18th the Young Professionals of Hempstead (YPH) hosted their first Happy Hour to network with other potential professionals, business owners, and community members.

 The basis of this meeting was to get an idea of what could be done to get more of the young adults involved in outreach efforts, not only for the Chamber of Commerce, but also for the redevelopment efforts taking place in the downtown. Hanif Russell, President of the YPH suggested that we go to local barbershops and beauty salons which have some young adults either operating the business or primarily working there and offer potential workshops dealing with business plans, marketing solutions, and skills necessary to grow in business.  It was also suggested that there needs to be events in place to target young professionals with the help of some of the local businesses for venue options. In general, everyone agreed that there needs to be an avenue in place where individuals who want to get involved can have a say and a follow up to ensure that they are not just sharing ideas and concerns and getting no feedback.

The next steps for the young professionals is to continue to host monthly meetings to update and gather ideas. Have Renew Hempstead talk at several Chamber of Commerce events to reiterate the importance of getting involved with all happenings in the community and the development. Want to have Renew Hempstead come to your business, organization, or group? Send us an email! The YPH will also begin to highlight and show current businesses in the village so that the community can continue to show them support and we can grow from within.


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