Beat the Heat: Extreme Weather Resources

Credit: BeReadyLI Partner …Health and Welfare Council of Long Island

According to Newsday, Nassau and Western Suffolk are under an excessive heat watch Saturday, with potentials for the heat index to range from 105 degrees to up to as high as 112, said the National Weather Service.

The heat can be extremely dangerous, especially for people with limited mobility,  chronic conditions, and seniors. Please be sure to check on friends and neighbors who may be vulnerable. Stay safe!

Please note that all state parks will have extended hours this weekend


Call 911, if you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Hot, dry skin
  • Trouble breathing
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Confusion, disorientation, or dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting

Learn more about staying safe in the heat


Cantiague Park Ice Rink (516-571-7056) located at 480 West John St. in Hicksville, will be open Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM.*

Christopher Morley Park (516-571-8113) located on Searington Rd. North of the LIE in Roslyn, will be open Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Grant Park (516-571-7821) located on Broadway & Sheridan Ave in Hewlett, will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM.*

Nassau County Aquatic Center (516-572-0501) located in Eisenhower Park, Merrick Ave in East Meadow, will be open Monday – Friday from 6:00 AM until 9:00 PM, and Saturday – Sunday from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM.

Mitchel Field Complex – 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale (516-572-0400)*

Wantagh Park Community Center – 1 King Road, Wantagh (516-571-7460)*

For more information on Nassau Cooling Centers, click here:

You can check Nassau County libraries and locations here:


Suffolk County is partnering with the Suffolk County Library system to provide cooling locations. Please contact your local library for hours of operation and further information. A complete listing of libraries in Suffolk can be found here:

In addition, the Suffolk County Community College Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead campuses will have cooling centers open to the public between the hours of 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Below please find additional information on cooling centers provided by local municipalities.

Town of Babylon Babylon residents can call the 24 hour public safety line 631 422 7600 if they require a cooling center. The town hall annex will be operational as well.

Town of Brookhaven Beaches and pools only will be extended by one hour.

Town of Huntington 

Dix Hills Ice Rink (Lobby Sitting Area) Saturday-Thursday 6am-8pm, Friday 6am-10:30.

Town of Huntington Senior Beach House 239 Little Neck Road, Centerport Beach House: (631) 261-9186 Cottage: (631) 261-1058 Monday-Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Town of Huntington Senior Center 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, Phone: (631) 351-3253 Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Town of Smithtown Smithtown Senior Citizens Center to serve as weekend cooling center. Please contact Smithtown Public Safety for more information: 631-360-7553

Town of Riverhead

All Town Beach facilities will remain open with lifeguards until 7 pm on Saturday, July 20, 2019 and Sunday, July 21, 2019.

The Senior Center on Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue will be open Saturday, July 20, 2019 and Sunday, July 21, 2019 as a Cooling Center from 10 am to 6 pm

Town of Shelter Island Senior Center is open 7 days/week from 9am-5pm.

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