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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

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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