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Hempstead Town hosts ‘Beachopoly’

Hempstead Town’s “Beachopoly” summer beachfest today is a chance for children to have fun in the sun near the waterfront.

The beachfest, at Point Lookout Town Park from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., is based on the iconic board game Monopoly. Youngsters ages 5 to 13 can participate in crafts, games and contests based on the game board. Traditionally, the beachfest launches the summer’s recreational programming at parks throughout the town.

Activities will include a “boardwalk” beanbag toss, a “community run” obstacle course and the “roll and go” relay race. Children can make dice bracelets and get temporary tattoos.

Parents are not required to accompany their children. A picnic area is available for families who want to bring lunch. The beach park is at 1300 Lido Blvd. and the entrance is across from the Loop Parkway exit on Lido Boulevard.

The entrance fee per vehicle is $7.50 for town residents, $22 for nonresidents.

For information on the town’s youth summer programming, call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 516-292-9000, ext. 218.

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