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theFarmingdaleObserver.com Calendar

Northside Concert - June 11

Last Day Of Classes - June 12

High School LOTE Picnic - June 12

 

Monday, June 9 

Restaurant Week Begins

From June 9 - June 14, seventeen restaurants in downtown Farmingdale will be providing specialty menus and pricing to hungry customers in celebration of the village’s third annual Restaurant Week.

 

Wednesday, June 11

Northside Concert For Students

At 9:45 a.m. on June 11, students at Northside Elementary School will head to the auditorium for a special concert for their classmates. 

 

Thursday, June 12

Last Day of Classes

Farmingdale High School students will have their last full-day of classes on June 12, to prepare for finals and regents exams. 

 

Northside Concert For Parents

At 9:45 a.m. on June 12, students at Northside Elementary School will head to the auditorium for a special concert for their classmates. 

 

High School LOTE Picnic

Farmingdale High School Students in the Languages Other Than English program will be having a special picnic lunch on June 12 at 2:10 p.m. 

 

Albany Avenue Senior Concert

On June 12, students at Albany Avenue Elementary School will head to the Saltzman East Memorial school auditorium at 7 p.m. for a special concert. 

 

Saltzman East Memorial Junior Concert

On June 12, students in the jazz band at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School will head to the school auditorium at 7 p.m. for a special concert. 

 

Zoning Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale zoning board will be held on June 12 at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 361 Main St. Farmingdale. 

 

Saturday, June 14

“Thank You Veterans” Dinner

 

On June 14, state Sen. Kemp Hannon will be holding a special Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner on June 14 at the American Veterans

Post 88 at 692 Broadway in Massapequa. 

 

“I invite all veterans and active duty military personnel in my Senate District (plus one guest) to join me for a free dinner as a ‘Thank You’ for all you do for this great nation,” Hannon said.

 

There will be two seatings, from 4-5:30 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are necessary to attend. To make reservations call 516-739-1700. 

 

FBLI Baseball Day 

On June 14, Farmingdale Baseball League Inc. will be celebrating our national pasttime, at 9 a.m., with a day full of skills competitions and all-star games for boys and girls ages 9-15. There will also be a moon bounce, a 28-foot slide, concessions, and two raffles. Concessions will also be provided by Licata’s famous sausage and peppers and Ralph’s Italian Ices. 

 

Sunday, June 15

Father’s Day Brunch

On June 15, join St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church between services at 9:30 and 1 p.m. when brunch will be served for dads and graduates.

 

Monday, June 16

Public Work Session

The next public work session of the Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on June 16 at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Tuesday, June 17

Celebrity Fundraiser For Crash Victims

On June 17, Melville-based company BZarry Events, will be holding a fundraising event to honor the five Farmingdale teens that perished in the horrific car accident on May 10. All of the proceeds made from ticket sales will go to benefit Farmingdale High School, which has set up a fund to disburse the money evenly to the families. Guests include New York baseball icon Dwight Gooden, Dres of the hip-hop group Black Sheep, Disco Divas Carol Douglas and Carol Williams, freestyle artist Soave and Bo Dietle from Wolves of Wall Street. For tickets visit www.eventbrite.com/e/daler-strong-fundraiser-dinner-tickets-11698234735 for more details. 

 

Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on June 17 at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

PTA Council

The next meeting of the Farmingdale School District PTA Council will be held at 7 p.m. at Howitt Middle School, 70 Van Cott Ave. in Farmingdale. 

 

Wednesday, June 18

SEPTA Awards

On June 18, the Farmingdale School District’s Special Education Parent Teachers Association will hold its award ceremony at 6 p.m. inside the Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School auditorium. 

 

Thursday, June 19

Farmingdale Hawks

On June 19, the Farmingdale Red Hawks athletics league will hold their monthly meeting from 8:30-10 p.m. at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Friday, June 20

Albany Avenue Fifth Grade Awards

On June 20, Albany Avenue Elmentary School will be having an award ceremony at 9:30 a.m. for students in fifth grade.

 

Monday, June 23

Moving Up Day

On June 23, Albany Avenue Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at the Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School at 9:15 a.m., for fifth-grade students headed to middle school next year. 

 

Senior Banquet

On June 23, Farmingdale High School will hold a special senior banquet, at 7 p.m., for the graduating Class of 2014.

 

Howitt Middle School Eighth Grade Awards

On June 23, Weldon E. Howitt Middle School will be having an award ceremony at 7 p.m. for students in eighth grade.

 

Tuesday, June 24

Commencement Day

Farmingdale High School’s graduating Class of 2014 will don their cap and gown, at 6 p.m., for the 2014 commencement ceremony at Hofstra University.

News

More than 2,000 Long Islanders enjoyed the festivities at Captree State Park as Assemblyman Joseph Saladino hosted the ninth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo on Sept. 15.

Attendees learned about sustainable sources of energy as well as ways to protect the planet, especially the island’s marine environment. There were demonstrations in camping, boating, water safety, renewable energy, wildlife and environmental education, fly fishing, arts and crafts, face painting, clowns, touch tanks, ballon animals and plenty of rock and roll.

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Farmingdale.

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.


Sports

Farmingdale squeaks by Massapequa

The rivalry between the Farmingdale Dalers and the Massapequa Chiefs is a big one. So big that the school districts and the Nassau County Police Department had to take extra precautions to maintain security. Not everyone who wanted to see this game at Masspequa High School were allowed access to the game. In the past, there was some unruly behavior. So, if you were from Farmingdale you parked on the right side of the school and from Massapequa you were on the left. The stands on both side were full and hundreds standing along the fence to watch this game.

The Chiefs would score first in the first quarter with a 9-yard run by Paul Dilena for a touchdown. The Dalers had some problems moving the ball down field until Daler Danny Mckeon intercepted a pass and ran it back into the Chiefs side of the field. This would set up a 6-yard run for a touchdown for Michael Outing who had 19 carries for 84 yards. With the score tied 7-7, Zach Kolodny kicked a 22-yard field goal to put the Dalers up 10-7 shortly before  halftime and the heavy rain that followed.

Town sports shifts to hockey

It’s almost time to hit the ice again.

The Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will hold its registration on Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on both nights. Registration takes place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.

“The Youth Ice Hockey Program provides youngsters, ages three to 13, with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” Councilman Joe Pinto stated. “The highly regarded program has earned it recognition by the NHL, which has partnered with the Town to promote hockey programming and youth enrichment through its ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative.”


Calendar

Junior Varsity Football At Baldwin High School

Saturday, September 27

Girls Varsity Tennis At Malverne High School

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus Massapequa High School

Wednesday, October 1



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