Cuomo Announces Kick-Off of 2021 Jones Beach Air Show

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The 106th Rescue Wing demonstrated a series of different rescue operations during the Jones Beach Air Show at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, N.Y. on May 23 and 24, 2009. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SrA Jose Diaz/Released)

Tickets go on sale Monday for the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, which will be returning with three shows, starting with a practice show on May 28 and the final show on May 30.

Event Parking Passes for the air show will go on sale at 9 a.m. April 19. The parking passes, priced at $10 per vehicle, can be obtained from New York State parks department’s website. There will be an additional 1,800 passes distributed to Long Island’s healthcare networks in order to honor frontline healthcare workers involved in the pandemic response.

“The return of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach is one of the latest examples of our work to re-open by putting common-sense measures in place to keep New Yorkers safe,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “We are especially pleased that this year we will be able to recognize the selfless and courageous health care heroes who have sacrificed so much over the past year in order to keep their fellow New Yorkers safe.” 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Jones Beach will be limited to 50 percent capacity, and only Special Event Parking Pass holders will be permitted to the parking fields. All other attendees must remain on the beachfront and adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

“We ask all the fans to be cognizant of the new procedures designed to keep people safe,” said State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid. “With their cooperation and the hard work of sponsors, partners, performers, and staff, we can all look forward to a successful and carry on this tradition that brings so many families and friends together.”

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, along with New York State Parks and WABC are working together in order to broadcast a livestream of the air show, which will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, the United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog), United States Army Golden Knights U.S. Army parachute team, and United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue team, as well as several civilian performers.

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