Long Island Now

The latest community buzz and updates. | Sign up for community newsletters.

Hempstead mayor leads anti-violence rally

The “Stop the Violence” rally will start at

The “Stop the Violence” rally will start at noon Saturday in front of Hempstead Village Hall, 99 Nichols Court. (Nov. 28, 2011) (Credit: JC Cherubini)

Elected officials from Hempstead Village and Nassau County have rescheduled the previously-postponed “Stop the Violence” rally for Saturday, their move to call for solidarity against gun violence and in favor of responsible gun ownership.

The rally, organized by village Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. and the board of trustees, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in front of Hempstead Village Hall, on 99 Nichols Ct. Other elected officials, school administration officials and local clergy are expected.

The event is also intended to encourage residents to report crime and suspicious activity within their neighborhoods.

MORE: newsday.com/hempstead | Sign up for community newsletters
TWITTER: @AishaAlMuslim | @NewsdayTowns

In the event of rain or inclement weather, the rally will be held in Kennedy Park’s gymnasium, on 335 Greenwich St. There will be a bus available to shuttle participants between the two locations if this occurs, officials said.

For more information, contact the mayor’s office at 516-478-6264.

Above: Downtown Hempstead Village


Tags: Hempstead , Wayne J. Hall Sr. mayor , anti-violence , rally

advertisement | advertise on newsday


Should Congress or President Obama intervene to avert a long-term LIRR strike?

Yes No

Your town

Get the latest news and information about your community, all in one place.

What's this? Send us your feedback

Sign up for community newsletters

Choose a community

advertisement | advertise on newsday