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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

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com