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Italian Night in Cedarhurst

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Left to Right front row: Frank Mistero, of Inwood-Atl Bch & -E.Atl Bch Republican Committee; Rino Degennaro of LaTerrazza Restaurant; Dr. Julio Novello, Dentist; Mayor Andrew Parise; Joseph Rondinelli, State President, Sons of Italy; Tony Noccaratta,, State Orator, Sons of Italy. Left to right 2nd Row: Trustee Ron Lanzilotta; Sal Castro of Italian National Club; Dep Mayor Ben Weinstock; Trustee Myrna Zisman; Joe Squitieri of Leonardo DaVinci Lodge, OSIA; Tatiana Guessin of Maidenbaum Property Tax Reduction; Tony Corsello, State Deputy Sons of Italy Leonardo DaVinci Lodge; Avi Fertig, Candidate for NYS Assembly. Left to right, 3rd Row: Sal Cimato, of Cimato & Sons Nursery & Santa Marina Society of OLGC; John Cameron of Cameron Engineering; Joe Tamburino of Tamburino’s Deli; Sal Evola, Village Administrator


Italy was in the air at Andrew J. Parise Park for its annual concert in Cedarhurst. The talented Lawrence High School Jazz Band opened up this week concert with a mix of trumpets, trombones and a rhythm section of pianos, guitar, bass and drums. This assorted ensemble from these gifted and talented kids had everyone in the park dancing. After the Jazz Band performance, the young and talented Michael Harper sang the National Anthem under the gazebo. His voice echoed throughout the park while Cedarhurst sang along. Once the voices in the park begun to fade the talented Moreno Fruzzetti took to the stage for Italian Night in the park.

Moreno Fruzzetti, a native of Pisa, has been capturing the ears and hearts of fans worldwide for over 30 years and continues with no end in sight. An accomplishment many artists long to achieve. However, it seems this vocalist has found his recipe: the combination of his powerful tenor sound, captivating onstage presence, and a variety of operatic arias, pop music and American classics.

Over 60 benefactors contributed to the 2014 series including the opening night sponsors: Five Towns Mason Materials Inc, TD Bank, NYS Senator Dean Skelos, Town of Hempstead Senior Councilman Anthony J Santino, Maidenbaum Property Tax Reduction Group, LLC, St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Cimato & Sons Nursery, A. Montilli Plumbing & Heating Corp., Dr. Juli C. Novello DDS, Tamburino’s Deli,, Five Towns Kiwanis Club, Burnside Collision & Towing, JKJ Computer Service, LaTerraza Restaurant/Rino’s Place, Cameron Engineering & Associates LLP, Inwood – N. Lawrence – Atlantic Beach Republican Committee, Mother Kelly’s Restaurant, Leonardo DaVinci Lodge #2385, Santa Marina Society of OLGC and Italian National Club of Nassau County. Mayor Parise explained “All of our sponsors have played a vital part in making these concerts a reality since the very beginning”.

Mayor, Andrew J. Parise, The Board of Trustees, and public officials, along with our generous sponsors from local businesses and corporations are very pleased with the outcome and the great performance from these shows. July 29th come join us for The New York Rat Pack, pre-show by Magic by “The Boz”. We also invite you to come and enjoy our playground and water park. You will be happy you did!

The concert schedule can be found at or at the Cedarhurst Village Hall on Cedarhurst Avenue.