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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

If you stopped by the Farmingdale Public Library this past week, perhaps you noticed all of the paintings and art pieces currently on display. For the entire month of July, the library will feature the many styles of artist/poet Ruth Lawrence.

 

“I’ve been exhibiting for quite a few years,” said Lawrence, “I am always happy to show my work.”

 

Lawrence, 87, of East Meadow, said she first began painting at just 12 years old. She recalls, at the time her sister had been dating someone who worked at an art supply store, and had gotten her some oil-based paints as a present. 

Two inventors, one local and one international, have come together to launch an online fundraising campaign for a product they hope to bring to the market by the end of the year. 

 

Farmingdale resident Rafael Avila is one half of the duo behind the Chocolazer, which is a hot glue gun used to melt chocolate for culinary purposes. 

 

The Chocolazer is branded as a no-mess product that is meant to inspire people to be creative with chocolate. The gadget features a removable heating barrel, wherein special chocolate sticks are melted down into a manageable liquid form. 


Sports

Throughout the summer, the Farmingdale Observer will feature the box scores from the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc.’s 9/11 Baseball Tournament. 

July 6

Farmingdale Greendogs 7 - Seaford Vikings 6 (8U)

 

Syosset Cubs 18 - Plainview Hawks 1 (12U)

Runners and walkers from Farmingdale and all over Long Island and beyond are invited to join in the fun on one of the most unusual 5 Kilometer courses on Long Island at the Saturday, August 9th Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint.

 

The Run presents the Long Island running community with an opportunity to traverse a unique combination of paved paths and runner-friendly woodland trails at the Sands Point Preserve. 

 

The leading Nassau County law firm of Lynn, Gartner, Dunne & Covello has signed on to be the new lead sponsor of the event, with partner John Dunne and his wife planning on running the 5K distance. The Lynbrook Runner’s Stop will be back as the presenting sponsor.  


Calendar

Wounded Warrior Dinner - July 16

Youth Council Concert - July 17

Roller Rebels Tryouts - July 19


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