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Monty Python - July 23

After Hours Networking - July 24

Music Under The Stars - July 25

 

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. 

Thursday, July 24

After Hours Networking

The Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce will hold its next after-hours networking and business card swapping event at Palmer’s American Grille at 123 Fulton St., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. No cover charge and non-members are welcome to attend. To RSVP visit farmingdalenychamber.org for details. 

Friday, July 25

Music Under the Stars: The New Yorkers

Part of the Town of Oyster Bay “Music Under the Stars” Summer Concert series. On July 25, join tenors Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Christopher Macchio with special guest comedian Jim Labriola, at 8 p.m., as they perform at Ellsworth Allen Park, 45 Motor Ave., Farmingdale.  

Saturday, July 26

St. Kilian Presents The Wizard of Oz

The St. Kilian Players Theatrical Group will be performing The Wizard of Oz in the church rectory, 485 Conklin St. in Farmingdale, at 7 p.m. on July 26 and again at 2 p.m. on July 27. Tickets are $12 a piece and seating is reserved. 

 

The performance will resume the following week with two shows on Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and a final matinee on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.

 

Alfie’s Dance Party

On July 26, join Alfie at Adventureland amusement park for a dance party at 2 p.m. Dance studios registering for the event will receive a discounted POP price of $16pp and each person will receive one free regular popcorn. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sunday, July 27

Beach Night

On July 27, join the St. Kilian Youth ministry, from 6-8:30 p.m., and bring your dinner with you to the beach. Attendees can meet up at Jones Beach Field 6 picnic tables, behind the concession building.

Monday, July 28

Divorced, Separated and Widowed Support Group

On July 28, join St. Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church from 7:30-9 p.m. for this support group for anyone who has dealt or is currently dealing with divorce, separation or widowhood. The support group meets every Monday in the church basement, at 485 Conklin St. in Farmingdale. 

 

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 28 at Village Hall, 361 Main St. During the meeting the board is expected vote on the 2013-2014 budget and reserve adjustments. 

Tuesday, July 29

Summer Sizzle Poker Tournament 

On July 29, join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island for a poker tournament at the Main Event, 1815 Broad Hollow Road in Farmingdale. Entry costs $100 per person and includes an open bar and free food. For more information on the event call Deanna Tropeano at 516-731-7880 xt. 214. 

Thursday, July 31

Movies on the Green: Despicable Me 2

On July 31, come to the village green at 8 p.m. for a showing of the film Despicable Me 2. Rated PG, 98 minutes. The film stars Steve Carrell as Gru, a former villain turned good-guy who is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.   


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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