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theFloralParkDispatch.com Calendar

Bellerose Village Business District’s Regular Meeting

Tuesday, July 1

South Floral Park Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, July 3

Fourth of July Parade

Friday, July 4


Wednesday, June 25

The Floral Park Architectural Review Board will meet on Wednesday, June 25 at the Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, June 28

COMMENCEMENT

Floral Park Memorial High School graduation will be held on June 28.

Congratulations to all the graduates!

Jimmy Klein, a retired NYPD sergeant and resident of Floral Park, was struck by an auto on Jan. 7 while walking home from the train station. He sustained life threatening injuries but continues to recover.

A fundraiser will be held on June 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight at St. Hedwig’s Parish to help offset his medical expenses. Admission is $50 and includes food, soda, beer and music. Raffles, T-shirts, and prizes will be available. Reservations are needed before June 10.

Contact Rich Klein at 917-753-5052, Charlie Weber at 917-797-3779, or Steve McAllister at 347-538-0838 for tickets.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings their swingin’ big band era sound to the beach at Point Lookout for the Town of Hempstead’s Annual Independence Celebration on Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Along with the free concert, the evening includes a breathtaking fireworks display and a patriotic tribute to heroic military veterans.

Town Park Point Lookout is located at 1300 Lido Blvd. in Point Lookout at the foot of the Loop Pkwy.  The park phone number is 516-431-3900. There is a rain date of Sunday, June 29.

For information on the beach show and the entire schedule of summer concerts, call the Town of Hempstead Department of Parks and Recreation at 516-292-9000, ext. 7382, or visit the town’s web site at www.toh.li.


Tuesday, July 1

The Bellerose Village Business District’s regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd.


Thursday, July 3

South Floral Park Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, July 3 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 383 Roquette Ave.


Friday, July 4

Stewart Manor Fire Department will hold its annual Fourth of July Parade on July 4. The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. from many of the side streets off Stewart Ave. continuing to the fire house on Covert Ave.


Upcoming Events

The Town of Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington St. in Hempstead. Agendas post the town’s website on the Friday before the meeting date. Visit www.toh.li for more information.

The Bellerose Village Architectural Review Committee will hold a regular meeting on July 10 at 7 p.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd.

Town of Hempstead STOP collection date on July 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Division Avenue Parking Field L2 in Levittown. Visit www.toh.li or call 516-378-4210 for details.

St. Hedwig’s Church Dinner-Dance will be held on Sunday, July 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the parish hall on Jericho Tpke. at Willis Ave. in Floral Park. Reserve seating before June 20. Cost is $50 per person and includes food, wine, beer, soda, coffee, and dessert and music by Nino Gegliemi. Call 516-354-4616 or 516-354-0042 for tickets.

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

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1

West End Civic Meets

Thursday, November 6

Floral Park Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, November 5



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