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Elmont Celebrates Arrival of Belmont Stakes with Parade and Family Fun Day

By Eric Wing; Mark Bardack | 05/24/2013 12:49 PM ET

Elmont will once again celebrate the final leg of the Triple Crown, the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, with a day of events including a parade and Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 1.

The day will begin with the Elmont 2013 Belmont Stakes Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the yellow parking field at Belmont Park before traveling east on Hempstead Turnpike and concluding at the Alva T. Stanforth Sports Complex. The parade will include the Belmont starting gate, local marching bands and an appearance from Sam the Bugler.

At the conclusion of the parade, the Alva T. Stanforth Sports Complex will host a Family Fun Day, including three-legged races, potato sack races, egg tosses and relay races from the Belmont Park starting gate, among other family-friendly activities. All attendees will be awarded a medal for participation.

The Elmont 2013 Belmont Stakes Parade and Family Fun Day is sponsored by Nassau County, The New York Racing Association, Inc., Centerplate, Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages. 

For more information about the Elmont 2013 Belmont Stakes Parade and Family Fun Day, contact Patrick Boyle at (516) 328-1550.