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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

Last year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped at Moby Drugs in Farmingdale to highlight the launch of a drug take-back program, which was designed to help residents remove addictive prescriptions out of their medicine cabinets. 

 

Yet, despite studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control—which found 70 percent of those addicted to prescription drugs get them from home, family or friends—federal regulations have prevented pharmacies in New York State from hosting the take-back program. 

Lt. Matt Komorowski of Farmingdale was recently honored with the first annual American Heroes award, for showing bravery when faced with impossible odds. 

 

On Sept. 11, 2001, Komorowski was one of  six FDNY firefighters with Ladder Co. 6, called to the World Trade Center just a short while before the tower collapsed. Arriving at the scene, Komorowski and the members of his ladder company rushed inside the building. As they rushed up the stairs the men of Ladder 6 stopped to assist Josephine Harris, a then 60-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, who was stuck in the stairwell of the building. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


Calendar

Board of Education - September 17

A Town of the Taste - September 18

Evening with Jeffery Wands - September 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