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Floral Park Village Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 21

Hillcrest Civic Association Meets

Thursday, January 23

Sewanhaka Central High School District BOE Meeting

Tuesday, January 28


Thursday, January 16

North End Civic Association meets at Reliance Fire House on Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Registration for recreation winter and spring programs will be held at the Recreation Center on Jan. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. A 2014-15 Village of Floral Park Leisure Pass is required.


Tuesday, January 21

Meetings

The Floral Park Village Board of Trustees public meeting will be held on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Village Hall Court Room.

The Floral Park Bellerose School PTA meeting will be held on Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, January 23

Hillcrest Civic Association meets at the Recreation Building on Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, January 25

The Floral Park Titans and Titanettes will hold their 5th Annual Titans Bowl on Jan. 25 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Koenig’s Restaurant. Enjoy cocktail hour, open bar, dinner, dessert and music. Performance by R.P.M & Friends- Rock n Roll/Blues/Soul. Reserve before Jan. 17 for discount, $60 per person. Tables of 10 reserved and paid before Jan. 17 will also receive discount, $570 per table. For information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-352-1466.


Tuesday, January 28

Sewanhaka Central High School District will hold its board of education meeting on Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. at Sewanhaka High School.


Saturday, February 8

The Floral Park Woman’s Club will hold a Valentine Victorian Tea on Saturday, Feb. 8, at St. Elisabeth’s Church, on Harvard Street, with seatings at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $20. For reservations and directions call Pat at 516-775-8496. Proceeds from this function will be added to the club’s scholarship fund.


Tuesday, February 11

Founder’s Day, hosted by John Lewis Childs School PTA on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.


Weekly Events

• Gam-Anon, an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Meets Mondays at the Jewish Community Center of W. Hempstead, 711 Dogwood Ave., West Hempstead. For information call 516-321-2883.

• Triple Bingo every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bellerose Jewish Center, 254-04 Union Tpke., Floral Park. You can win up to $3,000.

• Nassau Mid-Island Chapter Of The Barber Shop Harmony Society invites any man who is interested in singing barbershop harmony to join them any Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in the Church of the Advent Winthrop Hall, 555 Advent St. (one block east of Post Ave.; two blocks south of Jericho Tpke.), Westbury. Call George Seelinger 516-333-0803.

• Bingo Robert Van Cott American Legion Post #1139, 734 Woodfield Rd., West Hempstead, hosts a weekly Bingo game Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. Early bird and game specials.

• Boy Scout Troop #158 Queens Village for boys ages 10 to 18 meets at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 92-10 217th St., Queens Village, every Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call Mr. LeVine at 718-465-5522 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Monthly Events

• Floral Park Arthritis Support Group meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Library, Tulip Ave. and Carolina Pl., Floral Park. Call the Arthritis Foundation 516-427-8272.

• AARP Chapter #5224 Floral Park meets on the third Monday of the month at the Floral Park Recreation Center. For further information call Marge Vance, president, 516-354-4296.

• Look Good...Feel Better sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program teaches women with cancer how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a makeup kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.

• Family Promise Of Nassau County—Are you concerned about helping homeless families in our local communities? You are invited to meetings for Family Promise of Nassau County, Inc., the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church, 635 New Hyde Park Rd., New Hyde Park (516-352-9672). All congregations invited: churches, synagogues, mosques and residents. The need is great. Call Family Promise at 516-684-9833.

• Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays through April (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Social events, trips to the organization’s lodge in Vermont, and skiing in a variety of areas throughout the West and New England. Ages 21 and over, please. For information visit www.gardencityskiclub.com or call 516-872-1448.

• Order Sons Of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 516-328-0333 for an application.

• Citizen’s Party Of Floral Park meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall. To become a member, residents are invited to visit www.fpcitizensparty.com or call 516-775-2940.

• Zonta Club Of LI a member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization with a local club. Members help advance the status of women and are involved in many community service activities. The name Zonta is a word taken from the Sioux and stands for honesty, trust, inspiration and the ability to work together for service and understanding. At meetings members discuss and learn about issues facing women, develop and conduct fun fundraising that benefits community programs and network with Zonta International programs. The club meets at a monthly dinner meeting in New Hyde Park on the third Thursday of each month. Call Kathy Rau 516-488-2796.

• Art League Of NC monthly meeting and demonstration by a guest artist. Meets on the fourth Friday of each month at the New Hyde Park Recreation Center, Clinton G. Martin Park, Marcus Ave. and NHP Rd., NHP (near Union Tpke.) at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Call 516-437-0919. Nonmembers $2. No meetings in June, July, August, December.

News

Tammany Hall is an essential part of the vocabulary of New York City politics. For many, Tammany Hall and political corruption are synonymous. For others, Tammany Hall was a lifesaver tossed into the turbulent and unforgiving sea of 19th- and early 20th-century New York City. The author of a new book about Tammany Hall, Terry Golway, will speak about these complexities at the Wednesday, Nov. 12 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society of the Garden City area.

Golway’s book Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics has been well received in book reviews. His talk will acknowledge the misgovernment of Tammany Hall with its creation of “Boss” Tweed as the very face of political corruption. But he will also argue that Tammany Hall was an influence on the progressive legislation which helped working people, the Irish among them, to form a vibrant middle class in the United States.

On Oct. 23, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest of a Floral Park woman for stealing nearly $700,000 from a longtime employer, as well as more than $10,000 from a new employer, by writing herself checks drawn from company bank accounts.

Deborah Tangredi was arrested and arraigned on Oct. 23 before Nassau District Court Judge Joy Watson on the following charges:


Calendar

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Saturday, November 1

West End Civic Meets

Thursday, November 6

Floral Park Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, November 5



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