Garden City will once again celebrate the final leg of the Triple Crown during the 16th
annual Garden City Belmont Festival on Friday, June 7 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Held on the eve of the 145th running of
the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, the Garden City Belmont Festival
will bring an evening of family-friendly activities, live music, food
and other entertainment to Seventh Street.
This year’s festival is sponsored by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and Stifel Nicolaus Investment Services.
“The Belmont Stakes is a time-honored tradition
which all of us in Garden City look forward to with anticipation each
year,” said Garden City Belmont Festival Chairperson Mary Dolan Grippo.
“This tremendous event would not be possible without
the continued support of NYRA and our newest partner Stifel Nicolaus.
We are very grateful for their commitment and thank them for their
involvement in this year’s festival.”
The evening will include live music from a variety
of bands, including the Fivestone Rock Band, Jerry and the Newcomers,
New Vintage Orchestra, Nor’easter and The Village Music Makers. Dancers
from Broadway Bound Dance Center will also
perform for attendees.
A festival favorite, the Wing-Off Competition will
offer local restaurants the opportunity to compete to be named Garden
City’s chicken wing champion. Attendees can participate in the tasting
and judging with a donation of $5. All proceeds
benefit local Hurricane Sandy relief efforts by the American Red Cross.
Local restaurants wishing to participate should contact Tim Peeples at
The festival will also include a poster contest,
face painting, pony rides, carnival games with prizes and a wide variety
of food offerings.
For more information or to participate in the
Garden City Belmont Festival, please contact Mary Dolan Grippo at
516-571-1936 or via e-mail at