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Memorial Day Service in Stewart Manor

Saturday, May 24

Floral Park American Legion Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 26

Architectural Review Board To Meet

Wednesday, May 28


Thursday, May 22

The Hillcrest Civic Association will meet on Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center.


Saturday, May 24

The Village of Stewart Manor will hold their Memorial Day service on Saturday, May 24 at 10 a.m. at the country club gazebo.


Monday, May 26

Floral Park American Legion Memorial Day Parade and ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on May 26, in front of the post on Elizabeth St. Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park at Tulip and Plainfield avenues.

Bellerose Village will hold the Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday, May 26. Parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. in the village and ends in Bellerose Terrace. Ceremony to be held at Bellerose Terrace Fire Department.


Tuesday, May 27

The Stewart Manor-Floral Park Chapter of Nassau County Homemakers will hold their membership meeting on Tuesday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at 120 Covert Ave. New members welcome. Call Gina at 516-437-9679 for information.


Wednesday, May 28

The Architectural Review Board will meet on May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center.


Thursday, May 29

Belmont Stakes Carats, Jewels and Little Black Dress Luncheon will be held at the Turf and Field Club at Belmont Park on Thursday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.


Friday, May 30

Annual jockey visit to Ronald McDonald House of Long Island at North Shore – LIJ Hospital in New Hyde Park on Friday, May 30 at 10 a.m.

News

The daytime and evening groups, of Made With Love, made up of more than 20 knitters, have been meeting for more than four years at the Floral Park Library to make items for local community members and organizations in need. The group has recently donated to Wounded Warriors, INN of Hempstead, local nursing homes, Liz’s Day, Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, Birthright, Lutheran Family Services and St. Joseph’s of Seattle. The group has donated knitted hats and scarves to the preemies, cancer, and heart patients at Winthrop Hospital and St. Baldrick’s.

The Floral Park Recreation Summer 2014 programs have now reached their half way point. While youngsters still have four more weeks of camps and activities, the night time volleyball and basketball programs are now gearing up for their final push to the playoff and championship rounds. Of the 55 adult teams competing, only Madness and Chaos (B league basketball) and Poppy’s (Women’s competitive volleyball) have managed to move through the season without a blemish on their records. Playoffs for volleyball are on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, while basketball quarterfinals begin Thursday, July 31. Family, friends and spectators are always welcome. Good luck to all teams and players during their quest to become Floral Park’s Champions of the Summer of 2014.


Calendar

Theatre Box

Friday, August 1

E-Cycling Collection

Saturday, August 2

Floral Park Board of Trustees

Tuesday, August 5



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