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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

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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