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High School Chorus Concert - May 14

Women's Club - May 15

High School Wind Ensemble - May 15

 

Wednesday, May 14

High School Chorus Concert

On May 14, Farmingdale High School students with the mixed chorus, symphonic band and string orchestra will take the stage at 7 p.m. for a performance at the school auditorium. 

Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale

On May 14, the Concerned Citizens of Farmingdale will be meeting at 7:30 p.m., at Allen Park, on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale, to discuss the South Farmingdale Fire Commissioners’ referendum on its exisisting length of service awards program (LOSAP). 

Thursday, May 15

Women’s Club

The next meeting of the Women’s Club of Farmingdale will be held on May 15, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at village hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Farmingdale Hawks

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Hawks will be held on May 15 from 8:30-10 p.m. at village hall, located at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Chamber Board of Directors

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be held on May 15, at 8:30 a.m. at 100 Broadhollow Rd. Suite 104.  

High School Wind Ensemble

On May 15, Farmingdale High School students with the wind ensemble, jazz band and women’s choir will take the stage at 7 p.m. for a performance at the school auditorium. 

Friday, May 16

Albany Avenue Junior Concert

On May 16, students from Albany Avenue Elementary School will take the stage for a performance at 9:45 a.m.

Saturday, May 17

Gracious Vine Visits JC Cafe

On May 17, Farmingdale United Methodist Church at 407 Main St. in Farmingdale, welcomes Gracious Vine, a popular worship band, well-known for their passionate vocals and lyrical theology. Doors open at 7 p.m. with complimentary coffee and desserts and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. For more information call 516-694-3424 or visit farmingdaleumc.org.

Beautification Committee

On May 17, members of the Farmingdale Village Beautification Committee need volunteers to help hang flower baskets and plant flowers along Main Street and the Village Green. All residents are invited and encouraged to volunteer to help beautify our Village.  Bring your trowels and gardening gloves. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, May 19

High School Vocal Jazz

On May 19, Farmingdale High School students with the vocal jazz, symphony orchestra and chamber orchestra will take the stage at 7 p.m. for a performance at the school auditorium. 

Board of Trustees Work Session

The next public work session of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held on May 19, at 7 p.m. inside village hall, at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Tuesday, May 20

School Budget / Board Elections

On May 20, registered voters can cast their ballots on the school budget. Farmingdale currently proposes a $156.4 million budget, which comes with a 1.74 percent increase in the tax levy, this year. 

DMP-IC

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale downtown master plan implementation committee will be held on May 20, from 7-9:30 p.m., inside village hall, at 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Wednesday, May 21

Italian Honor Society Induction

Farmingdale High School’s Italian Honor Society will hold a ceremony on May 21, at 5:30 p.m., in the school commons for students entering with honors this year. 

Friday, May 23

Legends of Airpower Weekend

Starting on May 23, the American Airpower Museum at 1230 New Highway in Farmingdale, will honor WWII veterans with a special ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. 

Saturday, May 24

Bethpage Airshow

From May 24-25, the Bethpage Air Show will be bringing back the world-renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, who are making their second appearance since 2007, and the MV-22 Osprey, which will be performing at the Bethpage Airshow for the first time. Civilian performers include the American Airpower Museum Warbirds, the GEICO Skytypers, the Miss GEICO Speedboat, Sean D. Tucker with Team Oracle, Lt. Col. John Klatt of the National Guard Reserve, Matt Chapman with Embry Riddle, David Windmiller, the Red Bull Air Force, and the John Klatt Airshows Screamin’ Sasquatch Jet Waco Aerobatic Team, who will also be making their debut to the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach. The air show will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Memorial Day weekend at Jones Beach State Park. Admission is free to the public, $10 for parking. 

Monday, May 26

Memorial Day Parade

On May 26, the Village of Farmingdale will honor the troops with its annual Memorial Day Parade down Main Street. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Thomas Powell Blvd. and Yoakum St., and will proceed south down Main St. to the grandstand in front of Village Hall. For more information on the parade call 516-249-0093. 

Tuesday, May 27

PTA Council Installation

On May 27, members of the Farmingdale PTA Council will hold a special dinner to induct new members into its ranks. 

Wednesday, May 28

Board of Education

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education will be held on May 28, with a special presentation at the Farmingdale High School Auditoriam at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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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