Nikon at Jones Beach Theater is located within Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, NY. The most renowned of all State parks, it derived its name from Major Thomas Jones who came to Long Island in 1692 and built the first brick house on the Island and eventually acquired 6,000 acres of which part are on the grounds of the current park. The original theater was constructed in the early 1930’s and was renovated in 1945 and again in 1991. In 1998 the theater was expanded to its current configuration and now seats 15,000 people comfortably. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater currently is one of the top ranked amphitheaters in the country and plays host to today’s top artists and celebrity attractions as well as festivals and fine arts performances.