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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

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

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


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