With the weather set to stay in the 90s for the next several days, the Town of Hempstead announced today that it has opened 15 cooling centers and is extending operating hours at seven beaches and eight pools through Wednesday.
“During heat waves, it is important for residents to cool down and find relief from the blistering temperatures,” Murray said in a statement. “We urge those without access to air conditioning or a cool place to stay to utilize our cooling centers, pools and beaches throughout the heat wave.”
The following cooling centers are open from 9 a.m.-to 8 p.m. through Wednesday, except where noted:
Baldwin Senior Center, 1810 N. Grand Ave., Baldwin, (516) 546-7110.
Bellmore Senior Center, 2000 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore, (516) 221-9696.
Cedarhurst Senior Center, 200 Cedarhurst Ave., Cedarhurst, (516) 295-1177 (open until 4:30 p.m.).
East Meadow Senior Center, 1485 Front St., East Meadow, (516) 794-2458 (open until 4:45 p.m.).
Elmont Senior Center, 138 Elmont Rd., Elmont, (516) 354-4777.
Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square, (516) 328-3010.
Green Acres Senior Center, 400 Flower Rd., Valley Stream, (516) 872-8810.
Levittown Senior Center, 555 N. Newbridge Rd., Levittown, (516) 433-5454.
Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick, (516) 868-4777 (open until 4:45 p.m.).
Oceanside Senior Center, 2900 Rockaway Ave., Oceanside, (516) 766-8888.
Rosa Parks Senior Center, 2 Babylon Tpke., Roosevelt (516) 867-1612.
Salisbury Senior Center, 460 Salisbury Park Dr., Westbury, (516) 333-5440.
Uniondale-Hempstead Senior Center, 840 Uniondale Ave., Uniondale (516) 292-1313.
Uniondale-Merrick Senior Center, 750 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale (516) 538-5050.
Wantagh Senior Center, 1150 Seamans Neck Rd., Wantagh (516) 785-8505.
The following pools have extended hours:
Roosevelt Pool, 7 p.m.
Forest City Park Pool closing, 8 p.m.
Rath Pool (Franklin Sq. Park District), 8 p.m.
Walker Memorial Pool, 8 p.m.
Azalea Road Pool, 8 p.m.
Hewlett Pool, 8 p.m.
Slate Lane Pool, 8 p.m.
Town Park at Sands, 7 p.m.
Lifeguards will be on duty for an extra hour (until 7 p.m.) at the following beaches:
Town Park Point Lookout
Lido Beach Town Park
Lido West Town Park
Town Park at Sands
Hewlett Point Park
East Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach Estates
A woman uses one of Lido Beach's carts to get the kids moving. Photo by Nina Ruggiero.