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 Dueling Pianos - July 5

Board of Trustees - July 7

Camp Christ - July 7

 

Friday, July 4

Independence Day at Adventureland

On July 4, Adventureland amusement park, 2245 Broad Hollow in Farmingdale, will offer all military, past and present, to ride free all day when they show their Military ID. They will also receive a free “Thank You” gift, while supplies last. 

Saturday, July 5

Dueling Pianos

On July 5, Adventureland amusement park will feature a laser light show and free live music, from 5-8 p.m, featuring the musical talents of John Arden. Song requests will be welcomed by guests. 

Monday, July 7

Camp Christ

Kids ages 13-17 can register for Camp Christ, a three-day baseball, softball and lacrosse camp, running from July 7-9, where kids will be able to work with high quality and intense athletic trainers under a backdrop of conveying a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. All of the games will be held on the fields at Farmingdale State College, 2350 Boardhollow Road in Farmingdale. The camp is free to attend and will include Mass, training food, ice cream, music, giveaways and guest speakers. For more information on how to register visit campchrist.org. 

 

Board of Trustees

The next public meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 8 p.m. on July 7, at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale, with a public work session preceeding at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 8

Athletes For Life Blood Drive

On July 8, Athletes for Life, a group comprised of volunteers from Long Island’s running community will be hosting a blood drive, from 2:30-8:30 p.m., at the Long Island Blood Services at 905 Walt Whitman Road in Melville. For more information email Gina Gelman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-655-2299. 

 

Lonestar at John J. Burns Park

Part of the Town of Oyster Bay “Music Under the Stars” Summer Concert series, on July 8, rock out with country music group Lonestar, at 8 p.m., as they perform at John J. Burns Town Park, 4990 Merrick Rd, Massapequa Park. 

South Farmingdale Fire Commissioners

The next meeting of the South Farmingdale Board of Fire Commissioners will be held at 6 p.m. on July 8, at the South Farmingdale Firehouse, 819 Main St. in South Farmingdale.

Wednesday, July 9

Farmingdale Board of Education

The next organizational meeting of the Farmingdale Board of Education will be held at 7 p.m. on July 9 in the Weldon E. Howitt Middle School Cafeteria. 

Thursday, July 10

Zoning Board

The meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Zoning Board will be held at 8 p.m. on July 10, at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Movies on the Green: Frozen

On July 10, come to the Farmingdale Village Green and enjoy the 2013 Disney film Frozen. Rated PG, 102 minutes. The film stars Kristen Bell as the fearless optimist Anna who embarks on an epic journey through icy conditions. The featured presentation is free and open to the public. There will also be free popcorn, drinks and ice cream. 

 

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

Part of the Town of Oyster Bay “Music Under the Stars” Summer Concert series, on July 10, rock out with Brit rockers Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, at 8 p.m., as they perform Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park, 45 Motor Ave., Farmingdale.

Saturday, July 12

Larger than Life

On July 12, join Adventureland’s mascot Alfie at 1 p.m. for a free performance featuring popular boy band hits of the decade, from the Jersey Boys to the Backstreet Boys, One Direction, and more. 

Tuesday, July 15

Meet and Greet the Rebels

On July 15, join the members of the Long Island Roller Rebels Roller Derby team, from 8-10 p.m., for this meet and greet event at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1080 Broad Hollow Rd. in Farmingdale. For more information visit longislandrollerrebels.com. 

Ongoing Events

Farmer’s Market

Every Sunday this Summer visit the Village Green along Main Street in Farmingdale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the Farmer’s Market. 

 

Village Pops

Every Wednesday this Summer come to the Village Green along Main Street in Farmingdale at 7:30 p.m. for some kicking tunes. 

 

Movie Night

Every Thursday night this Summer come to the Village Green along Main Street in Farmingdale at 8 p.m. for a different feature film. 

 

Magic of Jim McClenahan

Every Sunday this summer, Adventureland theme park will feature the magic and comedic stylings of Jim McClenahan. 

News

Village officials have teamed up with James Faith Entertainment—founders of the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue—to organize Farmingdale’s first ever two-day music festival, this September 13 and 14. 

 

“Farmingdale is another town that is starting to move forward,” festival producer Jim Faith told the Farmingdale Observer, last May. “[The inaugural festival] will be small, but we’ll start growing it... music festival always take a few years to catch on.” 

 

Faith said that when he first started the Great South Bay Music Festival, back in 2007, it too started small, growing little by little each year. For its inaugural year, Faith booked folk musician Richie

Havens to headline the event. Now, more than eight years later, the festival has featured numerous big name musicians, including: the Doobie Brothers, WAR, Billy Squier, Taking Back Sunday, moe., and Blues legend B.B. King, to name a few. 

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

 

One of the most exciting games was the 12U championship between the Long Island Devils and hometown Farmingdale Greendogs. Farmingdale started off the tournament path by going 6-0 in group play as the Devils went 3-3. In the playoff portion of the tournament, the Greendogs shellacked the Ozone Howard Renegades 11-3, on Aug. 14, while the Devils staved off East Meadow from getting on the scoreboard, beating them 5-0.


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours - August 21

Artisan Market - August 23

Blood Drive - August 24


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