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Live Music - December 27

Flap-Jack Brekfast For Alex - December 28

Parkents Workshop - January 8

 

Friday, December 27

 

Live Music

On Friday, Dec. 27, Palmer’s American Grill at 123 Fulton Street, will feature live music performed by singer Jack Fontana. Palmer’s is open from 4 to 11 p.m. To make a reservation call 516-420-0609 

 

Saturday, December 28

 

Flap-Jack Breakfast for Alex

On Dec. 28, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., the American Legion Post 449 in Farmingdale will sponsor a flap-jack breakfast at the Airport Plaza Applebee’s. The event is being held to benefit the son of one of the Legion’s members, Alex, a former Farmingdale EMS, and recovering cancer survivor.  Tickets cost $13. For advance tickets call 516-314-6406 or send $13 for each ticket with checks made out to the American Legion Post 449, Farmingdale, Box 4000.

 

Sunday, December 29

 

Sensational Bounce

BounceU of Farmingdale at 101 Carolyn Blvd., will have an open bounce geared towards children with special needs. Admission is $14.95 per child. For more information call 631-777-5867 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Wednesday, January 1

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014

 

Monday, January 6

 

PAL Unit Meeting

On Jan. 6, the Police Althetic League of Farmingdale is holding a unit meeting at their clubhouse, located at 31 North Front Street in Farmingdale, starting at 7 p.m.

 

Village Board of Trustees Meeting

The Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will hold its next meeting on Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. 

 

Tuesday, January 7

 

FBLI Meeting

On Jan. 7, the Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. is holding a meeting at Allen Park, located at 45 Motor Avenue in Farmingdale, starting at 8 p.m. 

 

Wednesday, January 8

 

Parent’s Math Workshop [K-2]

Previously postponed due to inclement weather, the Farmingdale School District will be holding a mathematics workshop for parents of students in grades K-2. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8. the Weldon E. Howitt Middle School Library starting at 7 p.m. 

 

Thursday, January 9

 

Chamber of Commerce Meeting

The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its first general meeting of 2014, on Jan. 9, at Palmer’s American Grille at 123 Fulton St. Bring your business cards. All members present will enter into a drawing to win either “Featured Member of the Month” on the Chamber website, a Spotlight in the newsletter, or a banner or the Chamber’s website for one month. 

 

Friday, January 11

 

FBLI Registration

Come sign up for the Farmingdale Baseball League, Inc. at Allen Park on Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m.  

 

WMCC Mayflower Hall Fundraiser

On Sat., Jan. 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the  Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church will host a fundraiser at Mulcahy’s, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh.   There will be an open bar  which will include bottled domestic bear, mixed drinks, wine, soda and a buffet dinner.   Live music will be provided by Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band. Tickets are just $65 per person.  Presale through Eventbrite.  Includes free raffle ticket for door prize. Tickets can be purchased at htpp://www.eventbrite.com/event/9208963257 or at the door. All of the proceeds from this event will go towards the renovation of Mayflower Hall at Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church. Mayflower Hall is 125 years old. The Hall is used every day by Pixie Nursery School, Boy Scout Troop 96, Cub Scout Pack 96, and several other community groups.  Help us to renovate Mayflower Hall for everyone’s use and enjoyment.  www.wmcc1845.com.

 

Sunday, January 12

 

New York City Draft Riots

The Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society will host a program on the New York City Draft Riots of the Civil War, on Jan. 12, at 2 p.m., inside the Farmingdale Public Library, located at 116 Merritts Rd.  Join us for a presentation from well-known author and scholar Barnet Schecter, as he reflects on a period of four days in the history of New York City that had federal troops called in to control the violence.

 

Tuesday, January 14

 

Super Community Blood Drive 

FUMC is hosting a blood drive with New York Blood Center on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 4:45-9:15pm in Fellowship Hall.  All donors will be entered into a sweepstakes for one pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII. There is a critical blood shortage in January due to school closings and inclement weather.  To schedule an appointment, contact Mary Bing at 516-456-0248.  Walk-ins welcome. 

 

Wednesday, January 15

 

Farmingdale Board of Ed Meeting

The Farmingdale Union-Free School District Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Jan. 15, at 8 p.m., inside the Howitt Middle School cafeteria. 

 

Thursday, January 16

 

After-Hours Networking and Business Card Swap

On Jan. 16, the Chamber of Commerce invites you to meet at the Nutty Irishman, located at 323 Main Street, after normal business hours to network and swap cards with other local business owners. 

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.


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The Wedding Singer - November 21

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