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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

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. 

Thirteen years since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of residents flocked to Town Park Point Lookout, to witness a compelling new memorial tribute honoring all those who lost their lives that day.

 

At the center of the ceremony were two 18-foot-tall, sand-crafted tribute towers set against a 35-foot-long “Wall of Heroes” mural, which depicts the Manhattan skyline, and a reflecting pool at the base of the memorial display. 


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