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DJ Dancetime - August 14

High School Reunion - August 15

Kayak the Nissequogue River - August 16

 

Thursday, Aug. 14

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. 

Friday, Aug. 15

55th High School Reunion

In celebration of 55 years in Farmingdale, the Weldon E. Howitt High School Class of 1959 will be holding a class reunion from Aug. 15-17. No tickets will be sold at the door. Anyone interested in attending can contact 631-789-3261. 

 

Music Under the Stars

On Aug. 15, come to Ellsworth W. Allen Park, 45 Motor Ave. in Farmingdale, at 8 p.m., for a performance by the Elton John tribute band Remember When Rock Was Young.

Saturday, Aug. 16

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. 

 

Artisan Market

On Aug. 16, come to the village green along Main Street in Farmingdale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the village’s first ever Artisan Market. The Artisan Market will be open every Saturday through the month of August. 

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

Monday, Aug. 18

Board of Trustees Work Session

The next public work session of the Village of Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Vacation Bible School

From Aug. 18 through Aug. 22, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Farmingdale invite kids ages 3-12 to join them from 9 a.m.-noon for vacation bible school. Registration is $55 per child for members of the church, $65 per child for non-members and $35 for each additional child. All children must be toilet trained. For more information contact Karen Wiking at 516-249-1227. 

Tuesday, Aug. 19

DMP-IC

The next meeting of the Village of Farmingdale Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 19, at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

Thursday, Aug. 21

Movies on the Green: Night at the Museum 2

On Aug. 21, come to the village green at 8 p.m. for a showing of the film Night at the Museum 2. Rated PG, 105 minutes. The film follows security guard Larry Daley, played by Ben Stiller, who infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution to rescue his friends Jedediah and Octavius. 

 

McKevitt Mobile Office Hours

New York State Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (R) will be hosting his annual mobile office hours, from 1-3 p.m., at the Farmingdale Public Library. On Aug. 21, come and meet with your local assemblyman and share your views or simply stop in to say hello.

 

Farmingdale Hawks

The next monthly meeting of the Farmingdale Hawks athletic league will be held on Aug. 21, from 8:30-10 p.m. at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

After Hours Networking

On Aug. 21, join the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce at Caracara Mexican Grill, 354 Main St. in Farmingdale, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., for its free monthly networking event. There will be complimentary appetizers and happy hour until 7 p.m. There will also be a free raffle for a $75 gift card to Caracara. All are welcome to attend. Be sure to bring your business cards.   

Sunday, Aug. 24

Blood Drive

Give blood on Aug. 24, when the Village of Farmingdale will host its annual blood drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 


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

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