About MANHASSET AL FRESCO

Summer is soon approaching and the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 2nd “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 12th 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 12, July 10 from 4-9PM, and Saturday Aug 14 from 6-9:30PM for an Al Fresco “Encanto” Movie Night Experience! North Plandome Road will be closed to traffic from Hillside Avenue to Colonial Parkway on Sunday June 26, July 24 from 4-9PM and Sep 18 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.


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 12th from 4-9PM with performances by Manhasset High School’s Contemporary Ensemble, directed by Hector Minaya, following performances by Liam Morrisey, Glenn Strange Bad and the Dave Diamond Band. Elite Auto & Repair will once again host the best Car Show in town, you won’t want to miss it! At 6:30PM, join in honoring the MHS Boys Basketball NYS Champions! Outdoor dining options include Schout Bay Tavern, Herb & Olive, Villa Milano, Buttercooky Bakery & Cafe, and For Five Coffee.


Just to highlight a few of the other dates, the June 26th event will take place on North Plandome Road, and will consist of Manhasset’s Who’s Got Talent? Children from ages 8-18 can contact shopmanhasset@gmail.com to be included in the schedule. Talents can include musicians, comedians, magicians, dancers and more. It’s time to show us what you got! The evening will end with a performance by the Hat Trixx Band. Outdoor options include Louie’s Manhasset, Gino's Pizzeria, Greens Irish Pub, Pita Station and Publicans.


This year’s August event will be an Al Fresco movie night, featuring the movie “Encanto” and guest appearances and photo ops with Mirabel and Isabela! Performances by Pluckd Studios and Porch Light Band. The Chamber will be bringing back the Can You Escape? Van for the September 18th event, the last of the six Al Fresco nights.


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 VP of the Chamber.


The program’s event sponsors are Power 10 Fitness, Traci Conway Clinton Team of Compass, Manhasset Collision, Shelter Rock Church, Gift of Life and Manhasset Rotary. Platinum Sponsors are Americana Manhasset, North Shore University Hospital, Moves and Motions School of Dance, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International and Douglas Elliman of Manhasset. Its Gold Sponsors are Promet Physical Therapy, NY Space Finders, Lincar Salon, Modern Spaces and Manhasset Times. The events supporting sponsors are Coldwell Banker American Homes, North Shore Dental Group, Sandro’s Italian and Greens Irish Pub, Viscardi and John Paterno Insurance Agency. Filming and broadcasting by North Shore TV Long Island.


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-manhasset-chambers for full event details and follow @manhassetchamber and @shopmanhasset.


The Manhasset Chamber is recognized for hosting Manhasset Al Fresco 2021


The Chamber received an award from the Town of North Hemstead 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).