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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

There was a time when people knew what they were eating. Frozen meals, fast food chains and ingredients impossible to pronounce were non-existent. Instead, simple ingredients and meals were all made from scratch.

Joann P. Magri, owner of The Divine Olive, is keeping this way of eating alive. Offering hungry customers with a choice in quality foods and ingredients, Magri encourages customers to make their own meals. With shelves stocked full of 18-year-old vinegars straight from Modena, Italy, to extra virgin olive oils infused with various herbs and flavors, the Divine Olive features a variety of organic and vegan products, all 100 percent natural. It even has handmade spaghetti and fresh bread, which perfectly pairs with all of their other products.

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of LI designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

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.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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