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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

Bring your four-legged friends—in costume if they’d like—to roam Old Westbury Gardens during ‘Dog Days.’ Twice a year canines are welcome to accompany their (leashed) humans around the grounds of the mansion, and this is Fido’s last shot until spring. On Sunday, enjoy exhibits from rescue groups and animal welfare organizations from 1 to 4 p.m. A dog costume contest and parade takes place at 3 p.m. All activities included with admission: $8, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 7 to 17. At 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tel: 516-333-0048.


Mentorship is one of those goals rotary clubs strive for, particularly when it comes to grooming future community business leaders. Nowhere was this more important than when the most recent Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary meeting’s guests were Stanley Pelech, director of Integrated Academic and Technical studies and Jodi Haniquet, advisor of the Farmingdale High School (FHS) Interact club. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people. The Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary is the sponsor of the 75-plus student strong high school club. Advisor Jodi Haniquet reported to Rotary club members what  fundraising events the Interact Club will participate in for the 2015 school year. The service group will once again team with FHS student government in a food drive – donations collected for Island Harvest pantries. They will also participate in Ronald McDonald house dinner program – cooking and serving meals on the premises in New Hyde Park for the many families staying at the residence while their seriously ill children receive treatment at nearby hospitals.


Sports

The Farmingdale State College Women’s Volleyball team earned a three-set victory of York in a non-conference match on Oct. 8. 

 

Tied 4-4 in the opening set, Farmingdale State freshman defensive specialist Gina Giacalone served for 14 consecutive points to extend the advantage 18-4. The Rams cruised to a 25-8 victory in the first set. 

Farmingdale team wins annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Race

On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Farmingdale-based Runner’s Edge team earned first place overall in the 29th annual Bethpage Ocean to Sound Relay. The team, representing the Runner’s Edge running and multisport specialty store located at 242 Main St. in Farmingdale, consisted of Boyd Carrington, Andrew Coelho, Nick Pampena, Tim Lee, Shawn Anderson, Ryan Healy, Kevin Galante, and Brandon Abasolo. It completed the 50-mile course from Jones Beach State Park to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay in 4 hours, 41 minutes, 58 seconds. The runners won by a margin of more than 10 minutes over the runner-up team from the Sayville & Smithtown Running Company, with much of the difference supplied by the strong Leg 2 performance by Andrew Coelho. Runner’s Edge Teams also took second place honors in the Mixed Open and Men’s Masters Divisions of the Relay. The Relay was sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union (“Built to Give You More”), with new Race Directors Glen Wolther and Keith Montgomery managing the event for the host Greater Long Island Running Club.


Calendar

Women's Club of Farmingdale - October 16

Board of Trustees Work Session - October 20

Jack O'Lantern Extravaganza - November 2


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