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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

These days Long Island residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently teamed up for a property tax exemption workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library.

 

Communications Director Randolph Yunker with the Nassau County Department of Assessment explained that the workshops, which are held throughout the year in various communities, are a collaborative effort to bring the Nassau County Department of Assessments operations from Mineola to different communities, such as Farmingdale. He added that applications were on-hand in case any attendees were first-timers or pursuing a renewal of an existing exemption. 

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. 


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