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theFloralParkDispatch.com Calendar

Winter Rummage Sale

Wednesday, March 19

Presentation of the Stations of the Cross

Wednesday, March 19

AHRC Meeting

Thursday, March 20


Wednesday, March 19

The Village Board of Trustees will hold the public meeting on March 19 at 8 p.m. in the Village Court Room.

The Bellerose Jewish Center will be holding its Winter Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 Browse through new and almost new clothing, bric-a-brac, household items, toys, etc. You never know what treasures you may find. For information contact the Bellerose Jewish Center Office at 718-343-9001. Bellerose JC is located at 254-14 Union Turnpike, in Floral Park.

St. Hedwig’s Church, on Depan Ave. at Jericho Tpke., will host a dramatic presentation of the Stations of the Cross, performed by Creative Ministries on Wednesday, March 19 at 8 p.m.


Thursday, March 20

The North End Civic Association Meeting will be held on March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reliance Fire House.

AHRC Nassau Floral Park Auxiliary will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. All are welcome to attend.


Saturday, March 22

Bellerose Village Junior Women’s Club will hold its Scholarship Spring Fundraiser on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd.

The Town of Hempstead will hold its “Passport Day in the USA’s Largest Township” at Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington St., in Hempstead on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering residents a convenient weekend date on which to apply for a passport. Additionally, the town’s one-stop passport shop is open on weekdays from  8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For details on passport requirements, documentation and fees, visit www.toh.li/passport-services or call 516-812-3100.


Sunday, March 23

Town of Hempstead will hold its hazardous household waste collection on March 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 3 in East Meadow. For information and collection rules call 516-378-2200.


Monday, March 24

Bellerose Village Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held on March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at 50 Superior Rd.


Tuesday, March 25

Stewart Manor-Floral Park Chapter of Nassau County Homemakers will hold their membership meeting on March 25 at 7 p.m. at 120 Covert Ave. New members welcome. Call Gina at 516-437-9679 for information.


Wednesday, March 26

The 21st annual May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor Breakfast will be held on March 26 at Harbor Links Golf Club from 8 to 10 a.m. In 1994, North Hempstead held its first breakfast to honor Women’s History Month. For more call Stephanie Sajous at North Hempstead’s 311 Call Center.

The Architectural Review Board will meet on March 26 at the Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 27

The Hillcrest Civic Association Meeting will be held on March 27 at the Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.

The Floral Park Memorial High School Music Department will present Seussical, The Musical! at the school’s Hayden Auditorium on Thursday, March 27 at 4 p.m., on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in the school’s music department for $10 (cash or check made to: Floral Park Memorial Music Dept). Admission for the March 27 show at 4 p.m. is free for elementary students and senior citizens. Contact Mrs. Kolb or Mrs. Koch for information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-488-9327.

The Bellerose Village Junior Women’s Club will meet on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Bellerose Village Hall, 50 Superior Rd.


Saturday, March 29

St. Hedwig’s Parish Hall, at Jericho Tpke. and Willis Ave. in Floral Park, will host Grandma’s Attic Sale on March 29 and Sunday, March 30. Vendor tables available. Call Barbara at 516-354-0042.


Tuesday, April 1

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees meeting will be held on April 1 in the Village Court Room at 8 p.m.


Thursday, April 3

Save the date: The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Evening on April 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Location and details to be announced. Visit www.floralparkchamber.org for more information.

The Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce will meet on April 3 at 6:30 p.m. Details will be announced. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Cathy Grasman at 516-488-2705 for information.

West End Civic Association will meet on Thursday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at the Recreation Center. Please note the location change. This will be a joint meeting with the North End, Hillcrest and Southside Civic associations. The focus of this joint meeting will be a discussion with village officials regarding the upcoming pool renovations and repairs which are essential for the continued enjoyment of our pool facilities. All residents welcome to attend

News

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.

During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.

While parking around Long Island Rail Road 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.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial PTSA Fall Fest Fundraiser

Friday, November 21

Buy A Meal, Wag A Tail

Saturday, November 22

Hanging of the Greens and Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, November 23



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