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FUMC Family Night - August 10

St. Kilian Movie Night - August 10

Sept. 11 Ceremony - August 11

 

Saturday, Aug. 9

Governor’s Presents: Andrew Dice Clay

On Aug. 9 & 10, join the “undisputed heavyweight king of comedy” Andrew Dice Clay for three performances at Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., in Levittown. Admission 18 and over. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets range from $55-$85. 

 

Sunday, Aug. 10

FUMC Family Night

On Aug. 10, join the Farmingdale United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m., for family night at Tanner Park.

 

St. Kilian Movie Night

On Aug. 10, join the St. Kilian Youth ministry for a special movie night in the church rectory, 485 Conklin St., from 6-9 p.m. 

 

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

On Aug. 10, go Super Saiyan with the Farmingdale Multiplex Cinema at 1001 Broad Hollow Road, at 7:30 p.m., for a special showing of the animated movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. Unrated, 1 hour 25 minutes. The film follows warrior Goku as he pairs up for a battle against the ancient and powerful God of Destruction, Beerus. For tickets and information visit FathomEvents.com. 

 

Monday, Aug. 11

September 11 Memorial Ceremony

On Aug. 11, the Office of Veterans Services will hold a memorial ceremony, from 9:45-10:30 a.m., for the victims of September 11. The ceremony will take place by the flag pole in front of Horton Hall at Farmingdale State College. For more information contact Eric Farina at 631-420-6168. 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Emergency Services Training

On Aug. 12, join the Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., for this training program by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. For more information contact Mark Orlich at 631-420-2215.

 

Thursday, Aug. 14

Movies on the Green: The LEGO Movie

On Aug. 14, come to the village green at 8 p.m. for a showing of the film The LEGO Movie. Rated PG, 100 minutes. The film follows the LEGO mini-figure Emmett Brickowski, played by Christopher Pratt, who goes on a wild adventure and discovers he holds the key to saving the LEGO universe. 

 

DJ Dancetime

On Aug. 14, 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. 

 

Zoning Board

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Zoning Board will be held on Aug. 14, at 8 p.m., at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Plan Ahead

Kayak the Nissequogue River 

On Aug. 16, join St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 11:45 a.m. for this special excursion down the Nissequogue river. Cost is $28 per person. You will need sunscreen and shoes that can get wet. Bring your own snack and drinks along and eat lunch ahead of time. 

 

For questions about signing up, call 516-249-1227 for more information.

 

FBLI Championship Day

On Aug. 16, join former New York Yankees pitcher Aaron Small as the Farmingdale Baseball League wraps up the 2014 9/11 Tournament. Game times TBA. 

 

Sunday, Aug. 17

Ducks Baseball Trip

On Aug. 17, join the St. Kilian Youth Ministry for a day of L.I. Ducks Baseball. The game starts at 5 p.m. at the field in Central Islip. You can arrange a ride or just meet there. Admission costs $10 per person. For tickets contact Youth Minister DJ Schultz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


News

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 

Holidays Increase Daily Congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


Calendar

Les Miserables - November 21

The Wedding Singer - November 21

Holiday Parade - November 22


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
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