Introduction to Hempstead, New York
Hempstead, New York, in Nassau county, is 19 miles E of New York, New York. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area with. Hempstead has a population of approximately 56,554.
Robert Fordham and John Carman met with the representatives of the Marsapeague, Matinecock, Mericock and Rekowake Indians in the present day village of Hempstead during the fall of 1643. They purchased the land from the tribes in order to establish a new community. Early settlers arrived in the village in the spring of 1644. The village was incorporated on May 6, 1853, and was named after the English town of Hemel Hempstead.
Hempstead and nearby Attractions
- Jones Beach
- Hempstead Lake State Park
- Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
- Hofstra Museum
- African American Museum
- Rock Hall Museum
Things To Do In Hempstead
In Hempstead, you can visit the Brierley Park, Campbell Park, Jones Beach and the Kennedy Memorial Park. The Bay Park Golf Course is an ideal destination for the golfers. You can also spend your leisure hours at the Adventureland Amusement Park, Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Children's Museum of Manhattan. The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach is also a popular local spot.
International flights are available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Hempstead Higher Education
Hofstra University, Suburban Technical School, Franklin Career Institute and the Learning Institute for Beauty Sciences lie within the village.