Introduction to Oceanside, New York
Oceanside, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles S of Hempstead, New York and 19 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area with.
The present day town of Oceanside was originally known as South Bay. The area was renamed Christian Hook and changed to Oceanville in 1864. However, since there was already another Oceanville in New York, the name of this town was changed to Ocean Side in 1890. The first school of the area was built in 1838.
Oceanside and nearby Attractions
- Belmont Park race track
- Hofstra Museum
- Jones Beach State Park
- Fine Arts Museum of Long Island
- Hempstead Lake State Park
- Children's Museum of Manhattan
Things To Do In Oceanside
Oceanside offers a number of recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. The Long Island Children's Museum, African American Museum and the Rock Hall Museum are all worth visiting. The Valley Stream State Park, Lido Beach Town Park and Eisenhower Park are also nearby. The Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach are ideal family destinations. Golfers can spend their leisure hours at the Bay Park Golf Course.
International air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Oceanside Higher Education
Nassau Community College, Hofstra University, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Adelphi University offer facilities for higher education.