Village of Hempstead Celebrates 375 Years by Honoring Historic Mayor

By Waldo Cabrera

 

The Village of Hempstead celebrated its 375th Anniversary in grand fashion. On a beautiful sunny day, community leaders and government officials from all parties were in attendance to honor James Garner, Village of Hempstead's fist African American mayor.

 

From former Governor David Patterson to recording artist Robin S to The Former Mayor of Denver showed their appreciation for the charismatic James Garner.

 

The days event featured the naming of a street JAMES  GARNER WAY and the opening of an exhibition that chronicles Hempstead's history back to the first settlers.

 

 

 

Thomas DiNapoli

NY State Comptroller

 

Robin S

International Recording Artist

 

David Patterson

Former NY Governor

 

James Garner, Former Mayor

Village of Hempstead 1989 -  2005

 

Don Ryan, Mayor

Village of Hempstead

 

Wellington E. Webb, Former Mayor

Denver, Colorado

 

Reverend Malcolm J. Byrd

Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

 

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