Summer is soon approaching and the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 3rd “Manhasset Al Fresco,” a series of six evenings out on the town for outdoor dining, shopping and live entertainment on Plandome Road. The event will allow for road closures for pedestrians and outdoor dining on Plandome Road and is scheduled to take place throughout the summer, beginning in June, alternating between South Plandome Road and North Plandome Road.  The kickoff night on Sunday, June 4th will encompass businesses on South Plandome Road, with the following event featuring businesses on North Plandome Road.  

South Plandome Road will be closed to traffic from Park Avenue to Dennis Street/Northern Blvd on Sunday June 4 from 4-8PM, July 9 from 4:30-9PM, and Saturday Aug 14 from 6-10PM for an Al Fresco Movie Night Experience!  North Plandome Road will be closed to traffic from Hillside Avenue to Colonial Parkway on Sunday June 25, July 23 from 4:30-9PM and Sep 10 from 3:30-7:30PM.  To add to the festivities, there will be entertainment and appearances by local talent, in addition to the outdoor dining and shopping.   Some of the live entertainment includes John Byrnes Band, Glenn Strange, Hat Trixx, Porch Light and more.   Elite Automotive Repair will host the best car show in town for all the South Plandome Rd Manhasset Al Frescos.

Manhasset Chamber encourages all to come out to support this great community event and support our local businesses. The Manhasset community is invited to stroll on Plandome Road in a safe and festive atmosphere.  The Manhasset Chamber of Commerce will be providing photo opportunities, giveaways and raffles by Shop Manhasset.  Bring the kids to “Chalk the Town.” The Chamber will have a children’s activity table at most of the event dates.

The first Manhasset Al Fresco event kicks-off on South Plandome Road, Sunday June 4h from 4-8PM with performances by John Byrnes Band & Glenn Strange.  Elite Auto & Repair will once again host the best Car Show in town, you won’t want to miss it!   Outdoor dining options include Herb & Olive, Villa Milano, Buttercooky Bakery & Cafe, and For Five Coffee.  

On June 4th, the Chamber has organized a "Build A Buddy" fundraiser for Manhasset Beautification.  Partial proceeds from the $25 Buddy Kits will be donated to the Chamber.  Some of the stuffed buddies include a Panda, a Red Panda, Unicorn, Tricertops, a Friendly Dragon and more.  The overall idea of beautification is to keep Manhasset and Plandome Road looking good for both businesses and our residential community. While first impressions are very important, beautification means our total concern for the physical and human quality we pass on to our children and the future here in Manhasset. The Chamber is looking for additional sponsorships to ensure that beautification continues. With the generous donations the Chamber decorates Plandome Road with seasonal flower baskets for our residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy for all seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter and the holiday season.  Visit www.manhassetchamber.com for sponsorship and donation opportunities for both campaigns.  Sponsorships for Hanging Baskets $150, Planters $300 and Beautification $50 include name recognition on Manhasset Chamber website. 

Just to highlight a few of the other events, this year’s August event will be an Al Fresco movie night, featured movie will be decided based on Most Voted by Residents so stay tuned for voting info.  The September 10th event will take place on North Plandome Road, and will consist of A Mixology Roslyn Fashion Show!   North Plandome Outdoor Dining options include Gino's Pizzeria, Greens Irish Pub, Pita Station and Publicans.  The Chamber will be bringing back the Can You Escape? Van and a Video Game Truck this Summer!

Manhasset Al Fresco is sponsored in part by the Town of North Hempstead’s Lift Up Local initiative to support local businesses following the coronavirus.  The Chamber is proud to bring it back again this Summer, with the assistance of Shop Manhasset’s Antonietta Manzi, and Co-President of the Chamber.  

Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Chamber is able to fund this event and make this year better than last!  This event helps bring up the community’s spirit as well as drive business to our local shops to lift up local.  

The event is hosted by The Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, who’s mission is to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life of our community and to promote the general welfare and prosperity of its member businesses.  Manhasset Al Fresco was also made possible with the cooperation of the Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Association, Nassau County Police District, and the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department.

Any local business that would like to participate in the event may contact Antonietta Manzi at ShopManhasset@gmail.com or fill out the Participation Form here.

Visit https://www.shopmanhasset.com/manhasset-al-fresco-2023 for full event details and follow @manhassetchamber and @shopmanhasset. 

The 2023 Manhasset Al Fresco Sponsors: 

Event Sponsor

Gift of Life International

COMPASS Traci Conway Clinton Team

Irene Rallis Douglas Elliman

Nancy Morris Agency - State Farm

Platinum Sponsor 

Americana Manhasset​

St Francis Hospital | Catholic Health

Chase Home Lending

Manhasset Living Magazine

Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

Nassau Speech & Language Center LLC

North Shore Dental Group

Tadler Law LLP

Showcase Kitchens

Gold Sponsor 

Kristin Purcell Team COMPASS​

The Forbes Team COMPASS

Morici & Morici Law

Silver Sponsor 

BK Lounge Inc

Community Reformed Church, Manhasset

Coldwell Banker American Homes Manhasset

Viscardi Corp.

The Manhasset Chamber is recognized for hosting Manhasset Al Fresco 2021

The Chamber received an award from the Town of North Hempstead for bringing the community together while helping local businesses through the Manhasset Al Fresco event as part of it’s “Lift Up Local” campaign. The award was graciously accepted by Chamber Co-Presidents Matthew Donno and Bill Hannan, and Chamber Board Member and co-organizer of the event Antonietta Manzi (Shop Manhasset).