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theFloralParkDispatch.com Calendar

German American Festival

Saturday, July 12

Town of Hempstead STOP Collection

Sunday, July 13

St. Hedwig’s Church Dinner-Dance

Sunday, July 13


Thursday, July 10

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

The Hance Family Foundation is teaming up with the New York Mets for Fill the Park for Charity Night on Thursday, July 10 at Citifield. Tickets are discounted at $40 each, and include a commemorative T-shirt. The game starts at 7:10 p.m., with a pre-game Spirit Award presentation at 6:30 p.m. Join your friends and neighbors for a great evening at Citifield. Go to www.hancefamilyfoundation.org/mets, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to reserve tickets.


Saturday, July 12

The German American Festival will be held on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13 at Plattduetsche Park, 1132 Hempstead Tpke. in Franklin Square beginning at noon. Admission is $10 (children under 12 free). Fun for the whole family – live music, German food and beer, queen/princess contest, Bavarian dancing, children’s games, magic act performance, etc.


Sunday, July 13

Town of Hempstead STOP collection date on Saturday, 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.


Tuesday, July 15

The Floral Park Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 1 Floral Blvd.

The Town of North Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.


Thursday, July 17

The South Floral Park Civic Association will meet on Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 383 Roquette Ave. in South Floral Park. New members welcome. Call Anthony at 516-775-9345 for information.


Monday, July 21

Bellerose Village’s Board of Trustees regular meeting will be held on Monday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd.


Upcoming Events

The Bellerose Jewish Center at 254-14 Union Tpke. in Floral Park, will be holding its fabulous Summer Rummage Sale on Wednesday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Sale items include: household items, clothing, bric-a-brac, and more. For information call 718-343-9001.

The Floral Park Architectural Review Board will meet on Wednesday, July 23 at the Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.

The Town of Hempstead’s E-Cycling collection will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Town Parking Field L2 Division Avenue, off Hempstead Tpke. in Levittown.

 The Town of Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5 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 Town of North Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, at 220 Plandome Rd. in Manhasset.

Town of Hempstead STOP collection date on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 450 Milburn Ave. in Hempstead. Visit www.toh.li or call 516-378-4210 for details.

News

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.

As in past years, the Floral Park Recreation Department sprinkled in some expert instruction along with the recreational format of the various camps. Many thanks go out to Lisa O’Grady (OLV volleyball coach) for presenting an excellent volleyball clinic for our beginning junior players. Once again, Nassau Community College football Coach Ed Mack and his players have volunteered their time to give a few pointers for all youngsters grades 4 and above on Wednesday, June 30. The junior football clinic kicks off at 8:30 a.m., while senior campers (grades 7 and above) will receive instruction beginning at 10 a.m. Some features will include pass and catch techniques and NFL style agility drills. All Floral Park youth entering grades 4 and above are invited to attend. At that same time, Chris Schneider, outstanding and championship basketball coach at both St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart, will be on hand to present a comprehensive basketball clinic for both our junior and senior future female basketball stars.

The 36th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. It is the longest-running American Indian Pow-Wow and will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American Dance Competitions.

More than 40 Indian nations will be represented. Chanting, drumming and brilliantly-colored, finely-detailed regalia will provide stimulating entertainment for people of all ages. All dance competitions and performances will be narrated for your appreciation of the rich tradition and culture that is being shared. American Indian art and craft vendors will offer a unique array of times for shoppers.


Calendar

Theatre Box

Friday, August 1

E-Cycling Collection

Saturday, August 2

Floral Park Board of Trustees

Tuesday, August 5



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