L.I. families celebrate holiday with BBQ at Eisenhower Park - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

L.I. families celebrate holiday with BBQ at Eisenhower Park

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Many families on Long Island spent the Fourth of July enjoying a day at the beach while other celebrated the holiday at the park.

Some families at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow making traditional 4th of July food and mixing it with traditions from all over the world.

"It's an American burger but a little Trini flavor," said Nora Mitchell.

Hot sauce from Trinidad will grace hamburger patties while pork belly with kimchi is a 4th of July staple at one BBQ station. These diverse feasts are somehow fitting for America's birthday -- a celebration of a nation made up of immigrants.

"It's an opportunity to teach our children about this country every year."

At the park Fox 5 didn't want to insult anyone so we tried everything on display.

Long Island beaches were also party headquarters with about 1,000 even people who wore very little wore red white and blue.

"We love America," said one beach goer.

The American flag was a fashion statement.

"I just wanted to show that I loved America and so thankful for the men and women who fight for this country," said one man decked out in red, white and blue.

With that there was finally some nice weather after slow start to the beach season.

"We needed it badly. We haven't seen this (weather) all summer long yet ... it's starting to come," said George Gorman/NYS Parks.

So whether you were at the beach or in the park, eating kimchi or Trini burgers -- America gives you the freedom to celebrate any way we like.

  • Long Island NewsLong Island NewsMore>>

  • LI restaurants to pay $1.7M in back wages

    LI restaurants to pay $1.7M in back wages

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:02:40 GMT
    Federal authorities say seven Long Island restaurants have agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million in back wages to 363 waiters and kitchen workers. The U.S. Labor Department says the restaurants - six in Suffolk and one in Nassau - were accused of paying workers below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. They also were accused of paying employees off the books, failing to pay time and a half for overtime and other violations.
    Federal authorities say seven Long Island restaurants have agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million in back wages to 363 waiters and kitchen workers. The U.S. Labor Department says the restaurants - six in Suffolk and one in Nassau - were accused of paying workers below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. They also were accused of paying employees off the books, failing to pay time and a half for overtime and other violations.
  • Helping amputees achieve their potential

    Helping amputees achieve their potential

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:57:41 GMT

    A Step Ahead Prosthetics in Hicksville, Long Island, customizes prosthetics for people from all over the world. There are cosmetic ones made to mimic actual skin and lightweight "blades" made of carbon graphite designed for running. Aviva Drescher of "The Real Housewives of New York City" wears a prosthetic.

    A Step Ahead Prosthetics in Hicksville, Long Island, customizes prosthetics for people from all over the world. There are cosmetic ones made to mimic actual skin and lightweight "blades" made of carbon graphite designed for running. Aviva Drescher of "The Real Housewives of New York City" wears a prosthetic.

  • Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY

    Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY

    Actress Lindsay Lohan's mother has pleaded guilty in New York to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. Dina Lohan also pleaded guilty to speeding during her court appearance Tuesday on Long Island.
    Actress Lindsay Lohan's mother has pleaded guilty in New York to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. Dina Lohan also pleaded guilty to speeding during her court appearance Tuesday on Long Island.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices