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Hempstead overview

Hempstead is unique for its rich culture, and known for its festivals and live music. You'll enjoy outdoor areas for camping. Plan a fun excursion to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum or Belmont Park. Bronx Zoo and St. John's University are popular sights to see. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Hempstead is for you.

How to get to Hempstead

Fly in to New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.), 9.3 mi (15 km) from central Hempstead. Farmingdale, NY (FRG-Republic) is the next closest major airport, 10.7 mi (17.3 km) away. Hempstead Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Hempstead

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Fun Station USA
  • • Adventureland
  • • Queens Zoo
  • • Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary
  • • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Festivals and live music are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Long Island Children's Museum
  • • Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center
  • • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • • JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium
  • • The Space at Westbury
Below are some favourite shopping areas where you can find that perfect souvenir – or simply browse:
  • • Roosevelt Field Mall
  • • Green Acres Mall
  • • Broadway Mall
  • • Americana Manhasset Mall
  • • Plainview Shopping Center
Popular places in the area include:
  • • Bronx Zoo
  • • Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • • Belmont Park
  • • St. John's University
  • • Citi Field

When to visit Hempstead

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 12°C day, -3°C night
  • April-June: 28°C day, 4°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 13°C night
  • October-December: 21°C day, -2°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 245 cm
  • April-June: 296 cm
  • July-September: 286 cm
  • October-December: 262 cm
  • Family-friendly
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