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Wounded Warrior Dinner - July 16

Youth Council Concert - July 17

Roller Rebels Tryouts - July 19

 

Wednesday, July 16

Wounded Warrior Dinner

On July 16, the American Airpower Museum at 1230 New Highway in East Farmingdale will be holding a special dinner reception at 6 p.m. for those competing in the upcoming Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride on July 18. Tickets cost $50 and include dinner, beer, wine, soda and live music. You can also meet with Soldier Ride participants. 

Thursday, July 17

Youth Council Concert

On July 17, join the Farmingdale Youth Council, from 6:30-8:15 p.m., for a special concert on the Village Green. 

 

Professional Networking Event

On July 17, join the Long Island Behavior Analyst Group, from 7-9 p.m., for its third networking event at the Jewel Restaurant at 400 Broadhollow Rd. in Melville. There will also be free food and drink. 

 

Farmingdale Hawks

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Hawks athletic club will be held from 8:30-10 p.m. at Farmingdale Village Hall, 361 Main St., Farmingdale.

 

DJ Dancetime

On July 17, Adventureland amusement park will be having a dance party, at 5 p.m., when DJ Dancetime will be spinning the hottest dance tracks and giving out awesome prizes. 

Friday, July 18

7th Annual Wounded Warrior Soldier Bike Ride

Registration for the 25-mile bicycle race from Lindenhurst to Overlook Beach in the nearby Town of Babylon, will begin at 7 a.m. sharp on July 18. Cost is $60 to participate. All proceeds from the event go to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. 

 

Riders will line up at Babylon Town Hall at 9 a.m. for the opening ceremonies, with the ride to begin around 9:30 a.m. After the event there will be a post-ride community picnic. For more information or to register visit soldierride.org/babylon. 

Saturday, July 19

Roller Rebels Tryouts

On July 19, Skate Safe America at 182 Sweet Hollow Rd. in Bethpage will be holding open tryouts for the Long Island Roller Rebels roller derby team. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with tryouts starting at 10 a.m. Tryouts are open to all females, ages 18 or older, with the proper equipment.  

Sunday, July 20

Team Challenge Fundraiser

On July 20, Team Challenge, an athletic training/fundraising program of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, will be holding a fundraiser from 4-8 p.m., at Palmer’s American Grille, 123 Fulton St. in Farmingdale. The event also includes a buffet, live music from Acoustically Correct, raffles, and more. 

 

“Team Challenge appreciates your support and we hope you join us for excellent food, great music, and a worthy cause, it’s all good”, said Bobby

Gebbia, of Palmer’s American Grille.

 

Car Show

Get your motors running. On July 20, the Airport Plaza at Rt. 110 and Conklin St. in Farmingdale, will be having a car show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets cost $5 per person and includes live music and cars of all different makes and models. All proceeds go to benefit the Sunrise Fund. In the event of rain, the car show will be postponed until July 27. 

Monday, July 21

Beauty and the Beast

On July 21, come to Ellsworth Allen Park at 45 Motor Ave. in Farmingdale, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for the Plaza Theatrical Productions’ performance of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast.  

 

Board of Trustees Work Session

The next public work session of the Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on July 21 at Village Hall, 361 Main St. During the meeting the board is expected vote on the 2013-2014 budget and reserve adjustments. 

Wednesday, July 23

Monty Python

On July 23-24, come to the Farmingdale Multiplex Cinema at 1001 Broad Hollow Road, at 7:30 p.m., for a special presentation of Monty Python Live (mostly). Unrated, 3 hours. The film will feature comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin as they reunite on stage for performances at London’s 02 Arena. For tickets and information visit FathomEvents.com. 


News

More than 2,000 Long Islanders enjoyed the festivities at Captree State Park as Assemblyman Joseph Saladino hosted the ninth annual Marine and Outdoor Recreation Expo on Sept. 15.

Attendees learned about sustainable sources of energy as well as ways to protect the planet, especially the island’s marine environment. There were demonstrations in camping, boating, water safety, renewable energy, wildlife and environmental education, fly fishing, arts and crafts, face painting, clowns, touch tanks, ballon animals and plenty of rock and roll.

The founders of the popular Facebook group “Massapequa Moms,” a ‘virtual living room with 6,700 people,’ are leveraging their social media power to create a new discount loyalty card good all over Long Island—including, they hope, in Farmingdale.

With a hugely popular Facebook community, co-founders Dawn Boyle Kostakis and Stephanie Hartman wanted to “figure out a way that we could help the consumer and the business owner at the same time; keeping commerce going, keeping it all local and having the people get a little bang for their buck,” said Kostakis. They wanted to serve more than just Massapequa, too, and the Long Island Loyalty card was born.


Sports

Farmingdale squeaks by Massapequa

The rivalry between the Farmingdale Dalers and the Massapequa Chiefs is a big one. So big that the school districts and the Nassau County Police Department had to take extra precautions to maintain security. Not everyone who wanted to see this game at Masspequa High School were allowed access to the game. In the past, there was some unruly behavior. So, if you were from Farmingdale you parked on the right side of the school and from Massapequa you were on the left. The stands on both side were full and hundreds standing along the fence to watch this game.

The Chiefs would score first in the first quarter with a 9-yard run by Paul Dilena for a touchdown. The Dalers had some problems moving the ball down field until Daler Danny Mckeon intercepted a pass and ran it back into the Chiefs side of the field. This would set up a 6-yard run for a touchdown for Michael Outing who had 19 carries for 84 yards. With the score tied 7-7, Zach Kolodny kicked a 22-yard field goal to put the Dalers up 10-7 shortly before  halftime and the heavy rain that followed.

Town sports shifts to hockey

It’s almost time to hit the ice again.

The Town of Oyster Bay Youth Ice Hockey Program will hold its registration on Monday, Oct. 6 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. on both nights. Registration takes place at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.

“The Youth Ice Hockey Program provides youngsters, ages three to 13, with the opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of ice hockey coaches,” Councilman Joe Pinto stated. “The highly regarded program has earned it recognition by the NHL, which has partnered with the Town to promote hockey programming and youth enrichment through its ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative.”


Calendar

Junior Varsity Football At Baldwin High School

Saturday, September 27

Girls Varsity Tennis At Malverne High School

Tuesday, September 30

Boys Varsity Volleyball Versus Massapequa High School

Wednesday, October 1



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