Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
Friday, April 27
Asian-American Cultural Festival
Saturday, April 28
Rock Out Autism
Saturday, April 28
The Nassau BOCES Rosemary Kennedy School PTA is sponsoring a Chinese Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.; Auction begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosemary Kennedy School, 2850 North Jerusalem Rd., Wantagh. Admission is free. Donations of new merchandise and gift cards/gift certificates are being sought. Contact Mindy Davidson 516-396-2616 with questions or if you have any items or gift certificates to be picked up.
Celebrate diversity on Long Island by bringing the whole family to the 6th Annual Asian-American Cultural Festival in the Multi-Purpose Room of Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Rd. The event features colorful displays, costumes, art exhibits and live traditional and contemporary entertainment from various parts of Asia. Feast on a selection of international foods at the outdoor food court. Watch exciting martial arts exhibitions. See a staged theater performance with professional singers and dancers. Listen to the sounds of WaFoo - the hottest Japanese jazz band in the tri-state area. And vie to become the first Asian-American (Festival) Idol by singing for charity (bring your own downloadable music for the karaoke machine) – with all proceeds going to Leadership Huntington. There will be workshops for children, corporate and small business vendor displays, a lion dance, cultural parade, discount coupons from local merchants and more. Free general admission; theater performance (limited seating) $3 children; $5 adults. Sponsors and vendors call 631-543-5768 or 631-754-6640.
The event will take place at The Nutty Irishman, 323 Main St., Farmingdale. It is an all ages show. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. This year’s show will feature Paging Grace, Nick Tangorra, The Walking Tree, Homebound, Trish Torrales, and the #1 New York Foreigner Tribute, Head Games. Visit rockoutautism.com.
Takes place April 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wantagh Park, 1 King Rd., Wantagh, just south of Merrick Rd., west of the Wantagh State Pky. The Safety Fair is free to the public and will feature family fun, giveaways and free raffles. For more information visit: www.NassauCountyNY.gov/OEM or contact Nassau County OEM at 516-573-0636.
Hundreds of vintage, new and used guitars, amps, accessories. Custom guitar and amp builders, dealers and collectors. Buy, sell, trade. Food, beer, soda and family fun. April 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cure of Ars Church, Merrick. Admission $8. Free parking. Some booths still available. Call 516-889-6895. Go to www.NYGuitarExpo.com. Sponsored by Guitar World, the Les Paul Foundation and Base Musicians Gear Source.
Sponsored by the Farmingdale High School Go Green Club. The event will be held on the Village Green in Farmingdale from noon to 4 p.m.
Meeting at 10 a.m. at Ellsworth Allen Town Park, Motor Ave., Farmingdale. Come for programs and refreshments. New members welcome. Call Barbara 516-249-0976 for further information.
Conducted by YES Community Counseling Center for parents of elementary school age children beginning today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Active Parenting is a six-session program that was established to equip parents to face the challenges during the lifelong journey as a parent. The program will help to enhance the skills parents already have, and/or incorporate new skills as children move through the different developmental times in their lives. The program will take place at the YES office, 75 Grand Ave., Massapequa. The cost of the program is $60 for Massapequa, Plainedge and Farmingdale residents; $80 for all others. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to participate or for questions, contact Kathleen Coletta at YES Community Counseling Center at 516-799-3203.
Farmingdale Special Education PTA will host its annual flower and plant sale on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodward Parkway Elementary School. Students will attend the sale with their classes. This annual fundraiser will feature flats of annuals, hanging baskets and much more. The money raised helps fund scholarships, awards, and other programs for their special needs students. The sale is open to the public.
The Friends of the Farmingdale Library are seeking crafters and flea market vendors for their Mother’s Day Family Fair to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Table space is $40 and may be reserved by calling either 454-6813 or 244-0829. Space is limited, so reserve your space early.
Get an entertaining, miniature glimpse into our past at NoreastCon 2012, LI’s largest scale model show. Sponsored by the LI Scale Model Society, this two-day event kicks off at 9 a.m. on May 5 and concludes May 6 at 5 p.m. There will be hundreds of models on exhibit next to full-size inspirations. Also includes exhibits, movies, seminars and activities or shop 60 tables of discount vendors. Raffles, re-enactors in uniform and free model-building clinics for kids will add to the fun and excitement. A must see for hobbyists, historians, artists, craftspeople, collectors, students, soldiers and veterans. The event is being held at the American Airpower Museum, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale.
Meeting at 7 p.m. at 367 Main St. Call 249-0093. Work session – 8 p.m. BOT meeting with counsel.
Dining Out Tips and Tidbits. This fun and enjoyable 60-minute presentation will review tips for dining out such as navigating the menu for healthy choices, portion control as well as ways to handle the temptations of dessert. 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital, Diabetes Education Center, 4295 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. Call 516-520-2214.
Learn about critical topics and local resources. All workshops will be held at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: In lieu of a registration fee, forward a free will offering to support local ministry (including a feeding program) at St. Thomas’ Church. Preregistration is preferred and strongly recommended. Call the church 516-752-9254 or the rectory at 516-752-2750. Forward registration and workshop you’d like to attend, ASAP, to: St. Thomas’ Church, Attn: Life Skills Fellowship, 298 Conklin St., Farmingdale, NY 11735:
•May 22: Workshop C: Talking To Kids About Drugs: Prevention and Resources. A representative from the YES Community Counseling Center will discuss signs, signals and related services.
•June 12: Workshop D: Senior Services and Supports including information on Medicare supplements and Advantage plans.
The Wantagh Preservation Society will be holding its Spring Yard Sale on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date May 20) on museum grounds, 1700 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh. Rental fee for space (which includes car) is $35. Merchandise of new, used, crafts and collectables may be sold (no food vendors). For more information or an application, call Elaine 516-785-0761.
•Bingo every Monday to support Deborah Hospital. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the game starts at 7:15 p.m. at 110 Bingo Hall, 585 Broadhollow Rd., Melville. Call Pam 631-730-8021.
•Overeaters Anonymous. Are you a compulsive overeater? Undereater? Overeaters Anonymous can help. There is a meeting on Tuesdays on the corner of Salisbury Park Dr. and Carmans Rd., East Meadow, across from the firehouse from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Call for directions 997-4534. For information about the meeting call Nancy 798-2547 (between 7 and 9 p.m.) or Ed 845-5423.
•Caregiver Support Group offered by the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation at Brandywine Senior Living at Huntington Terrace, 70 Pinelawn Rd., Melville. This professionally facilitated group meets on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and allows participants opportunities to share feelings and strategies related to caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Call 767-6856 and speak with group facilitator Alana Rosenstein, LMSW, before attending for the first time. Those who are financially able are asked to contribute $10 to the LI Alzheimer’s Foundation for each session they attend.
•Senior Pops Orchestra is seeking string players, especially string bass. The orchestra meets every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Melville. Join a fun group. Visit www.seniorpops.org, to find out more about the orchestra.
•Mid Nassau Jewish Retirement Club meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Temple Emanuel 123 Merrick Ave., East Meadow. New members are welcome. Call Marty Fein 485-3171.
•The Scrabble Club meets on Thursdays from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Plainedge Library, 1060 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa. All ages. Scrabble players wanted. Call Judy 827-9506.
•The Relationship Journey, a group for widow, widowers, divorced and singles 45+. Meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 449 Stewart Ave., Bethpage. Fee $7. Facilitated by TV talk show host of The Relationship Journey. Refreshments. Call 395-8303 for room location.
•Mastering Life – Conversations. Do you experience frustration in relationships, career, health, confidence? Conversations produces a permanent, positive shift in all areas of life. Led by Stefan Deutsch, human development expert. Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Sundays from 6 to 8 p.m. in Melville. Call 631-692-0986. $10.
•Island Photo Group, a group of photographers working together to advance each other’s photographic skills and to be an exciting force in photographic education on LI. Meets the 1st, 2nd, 4th Mondays of every month at 7:30 p.m. (except legal holidays) in the Community Center in Allen Park, 101 Motor Ave. Check our calendar of events at www.islandphotogroup.com or call 516-450-LENS.
•Farmingdale Knights of Columbus meeting at 8 p.m. at 1 Morton St. (off 109). New members always welcome. Call 1-631-755-2204. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
•Speak Easy: A Toastmasters Club. Can help you conquer your fear of public speaking. In Bethpage, Northrop Grumman Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 5:45 p.m. in Northrop Grumman Building 5, South Oyster Bay Rd., Bethpage. Call Brian 346-7516.
•Farmingdale Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Veterans of Foreign Corp. George Benkert Jr. Post of Farmingdale is actively recruiting veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq, Desert Storm, Vietnam, Korea and WWII. Membership requirements include active participation in a foreign conflict. For membership qualifications contact membership chairman Bob Fullam at 516-694-5539. The VFW building is at 635 Main St., Farmingdale, and members meet there on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 p.m.
•Farmingdale American Legion, Hugh C. Newman Post #449 is looking for new members who have served in the Armed Forces during various wars and conflicts such as WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and the Gulf War. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at VFW Post #516, 635 Main St. (just south of the railroad crossing), at 8:15 p.m. Call Commander Thomas Taylor 752-9613.
•South Shore Hand Smockers meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Main St., Babylon. Beginners are welcome. Call Marie 631-277-1096.
•Italian Culture Society at Farmingdale meets the last Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Ellsworth W. Allen Park, Motor Ave. Italian lessons are given by a native Italian teacher. For lessons in Italian come early at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are served - ample parking. For private lessons call Francesca at 249-4543.
•Farmingdale AARP Chapter 3967 welcomes new members, offers senior information, entertainment and Bingo at meetings which are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library. New members sought. Call President Ann Derasmo 631-694-2371.
•Free Diabetes Support Group for adults living with diabetes meets the third Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. Facilitators are certified diabetes educators. The group provides a forum for support and diabetes education. The meetings are held in the Diabetes Education Classroom at New Island Hospital, 4295 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. Call 520-2213 to reserve a spot.
•Green Living Seminars, a series hosted by Starflower Experiences at 7 p.m. at the Melville Branch of the Half Hollow Hills Library, 510 Sweet Hollow Rd., directly across from the Sunquam Elementary School (between Route 110 and Old Country Rd.). The seminars will be held on the second Thursday of each month except July and August. Call 938-6152.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Farmingdale, East Meadow, Massapequa and Levittown school districts came together for an informal panel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards.
Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
An outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
With the quest to craft the Farmingdale Schools’ 2014-2015 spending plan underway, the Board of Education met on Feb. 26 to discuss the financial well-being of the District; a topic that the support—or lack thereof—from New York State will have a very direct impact upon.
Superintendent of Schools John Lorentz discussed how New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year is slated to include additional financial support for school districts; however, Lorentz said the increase in aid is still far short of what Farmingdale needs to ensure its standards of learning are kept intact going forward.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
On an uncharacteristically beautiful, Feb. 23, the local running community responded in a big way. Between 450 and 500 people showed up at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale for the annual Winter Fun Run co-sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone (center) recently attended the Farmingdale Firehawks Football Luncheon at Carlyle On The Green in Farmingdale. The Farmingdale Hawks players ages 5 to 13, along with their coaches, parents and team moms all attended the luncheon to show their support and receive annual awards. Pictured behind the players from left to right are Board Members Bob McCormic and Tim Greco, Village Trustee Patricia A. Christainsen, Village Trustee Cheryl Parisi, Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto, President Bob Dentato, Councilman Macagnone, Vice President Regina Mott, and Board Members Mike Ippolitti, Andrew Frigerio, and Steve Licata.
— Submitted by The Town of Oyster Bay