Members from the Elmont community gathered at Elmont Road Park on Saturday for a fun-filled day of activities hosted by the New York Islanders.
Residents from the community were came to Elmont Memorial Junior-Senior High School for a workshop to collect the input from the community on what changes they'd like to see the park undergo. As part of the Belmont Park Redevelopment Project, Elmont Road Park will be completely refurbished.
The park was set up with inflatable bounce houses, pop-up stands full of Isles apparel, a face-painting station, a live DJ and a net for kids to perfect their shot. As the day progressed, the kids participated in various competitions for a chance to win prizes. A few lucky winners received custom Islanders 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs orange t-shirts.
The event allowed the community to collaborate on its future, relay their input and get to know the Islanders.
"The Islanders are such an integral part of our life," Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said. "We are so grateful for their support. [We're] huge Islanders fans and so, so glad that they are doing the playoffs at the Coliseum. They're so involving themselves in the community. That just shows who they are."