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 Carseat Check - May 24

Bonsai Day - May 25

Memorial Day Service - May 26 

Friday, May 24

Carseat Check

Assemblyman Tom McKevitt’s annual car seat safety check will be held on May 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ellsworth W. Allen Park, 45 Motor Avenue in Farmingdale. Appointments are necessary. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-228-4960 for an appointment. 

Saturday, May 25

Bonsai Day

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County presents Bonsai Day on May 25 at East Meadow Farm, 832 Merrick Avenue in East Meadow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Award-winning bonsai displays, and Bonsai Society of Greater New York experts will be available to answer questions. Also, gardeners can bring their bonsai for tips and advice from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 516-565-5265 for more information.

Sunday, May 26

Memorial Day Service

The UVO Memorial Day Service will be held at Veterans Plaza in Eisenhower Park, near parking field #6 on Sunday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. For information call: 516-343-0106.

Monday, May 27

Farmingdale’s Memorial Day Parade

Farmingdale’s Annual Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. on May 27. 

Saturday, June 1

Carnival For A Cure

Relay For Life of Bethpage will hold its Carnival For A Cure, beginning on June 1 at 5 p.m. on the ballfields at Bethpage High School. Visit www.relayforlife.org/bethpageny for information.

Sunday, June 2

Strawberry Festival

The Farmingdale Bethpage Historical Society of Long Island will hold their annual strawberry festival on the Village Green from 2 to 4 p.m. Live music from the Banjo Rascals.

Main Street Fair

Farmingdale Village Fire Department will host the Spring Main Street Fair on June 2, rain date of June 9.

Monday, June 3

Main Street Restaurant Week

The Village of Farmingdale will hold Main Street Restaurant Week from June 3 through June 9. Enjoy specials at most downtown eateries. 

Saturday, June 8

JC Café  

The JC Café at Farmingdale United Methodist Church, 407 Main Street (corner of Grant Ave), will host well-known contemporary Christian singers and musicians Sam Powell and Friends on June 8.  Doors open at 7 p.m. with complimentary coffee and desserts and the program begins at 7:30 p.m.; suggested donation is $5. The public is invited. For information call 516-694-3424 or visit farmingdaleumc.org.

Wednesday, June 26

Village Pops Begins

The Farmingdale Village Pops concerts return for another season.


News

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 

Holidays Increase Daily Congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


Calendar

Les Miserables - November 21

The Wedding Singer - November 21

Holiday Parade - November 22


Columns

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