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Movie Night

Thursday, August 15

Blood Drive

Saturday, August 17

Farmer’s Market

Sunday, August 18


Thursday, August 15

Movie Night

Movie night on the Village Green: Life of Pi on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.

Elton John Tribute Concert

Yellow Brick Road plays a free Elton John tribute concert at Seamans Neck Park in Seaford at 8 p.m. Call 516-292-9000, ext. 382 for information.


Friday, August 16

Korean American Night

2013 International Music Nights concert series: Korean American Night on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Saturday, August 17

Blood Drive

Runner’s Edge will host a blood drive on Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in municipal lot #1.

Hicksville Run

The Greater LI Running Club has teamed up with the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce for the inaugural Discover Hicksville 5-mile run on Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Course will start and finish at Cantiague Park. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information contact 516-443-9204 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Huey Lewis and the News

2013 International Music Nights concert series: Huey Lewis and the News on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Sunday, August 18

Farmer’s Market

Sunday Farmer’s Market on Aug. 18 in municipal lot #7, off South Front Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Health & Wellness Fair

Free health and wellness fair on Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mitchel Field Athletic Complex, 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd in Uniondale (across from Cradle of Aviation). More than 100 vendor and county agencies available. Free screenings, mammograms, fire truck display, carnival style games, raffles. Food demonstrations, exercise workshops, blood drive, and more. For information call 516-227-9675.

Bangladeshi American Night

2013 International Music Nights concert series: Bangladeshi American Night on Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Tuesday, August 20

Republic Airport Meeting

The next scheduled Republic Airport Commission meeting, open to the public, will be held on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. in conference room 201 of the main terminal, at 7150 Republic Airport in Farmingdale. Call 631-752-7707 for information.


Wednesday, August 21

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness

Join Assemblyman Michael Montesano on Aug. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library for important information about hurricane and emergency preparedness. A state emergency representative will also be present. Call 516-937-3571 for information.

Blood Drive

The Columbus Lodge #2143, a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America, in conjunction with the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and the NY Blood Center, will hold a blood drive on Aug. 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the lodge located behind the Stuart Thomas Manor at 2143 Boundary Avenue in South Farmingdale.

Gospel Night

2013 International Music Nights concert series: Gospel Night on Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Thursday, August 22

Movie Night

Movie night on the Village Green: The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey on Aug. 22 at 8 p.m.


Friday, August 23

Car Show

The Main Street Car Show will be held on Aug. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.

“In the Still of the Night”

2013 International Music Nights concert series: In the Still of the Night, featuring Fred Parris and the Five Satins, Frankie Lymon’s Teenagers, and Cool Change, honoring the Knights of Columbus on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Sunday, August 25

Farmer’s Market

Sunday Farmer’s Market on Aug. 25 in municipal lot #7, off South Front Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pakistani American Night

2013 International Music Nights concert series: Pakistani American Night on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre in parking field 6. No fee, weather permitting. Day of event weather 516-572-0355.


Friday, August 30

Summer Picnic

Temple B’nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Avenue and Oakfield Avenue, in Wantagh is holding their annual rain or shine picnic on Friday, Aug. 30. Bring your favorite picnic meal, blanket or beach chairs at 6:30 p.m. and join in the celebration of Shabbat.


Saturday, August 31

Main Street Mile

The annual Main Street Mile, by Runner’s Edge will be held on Aug. 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. along Main Street in Farmingdale.

Selichot Celebration

Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh and Temple Beth Am of Merrick invite the community to screen the 1989 Woody Allen classic Crimes and Misdemeanors starring Woody Allen, Martin Landau, and Claire Bloom at Temple B’nai Torah at 2900 Jerusalem Avenue, in Wantagh, to celebrate Selichot, or Days of Forgiveness on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The evening begins with Havdalah followed by the film and a discussion on how it relates to the holiday and desert.


Saturday, September 14

Parade

The Farmingdale Hawks Youth Football League will hold their season kick-off parade on Sept. 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Step off from Howitt parking lot, left on to Cherry Street, right on Grant Avenue. Parade proceeds to Main Street, making left, crossing Route 109, right on Motor Avenue to Allen park.


Friday, September 20

Dance

The Long Island NAIM Widow and Widowers dance will be held on Sept. 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Massapequa Elks, 2162 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa. All are welcome, cost is $14. DJ Ray will be playing the music. Call Maureen for information 516-781-4763.

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


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