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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

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in nearby Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

 

Event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event. 

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

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Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


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