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Mike Barry will perform at Swing The Teapot

Friday, July 18

Bellerose Village’s Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, July 21

Summer Rummage Sale

Wednesday, July 23

 


 

 

 

Thursday, July 17

The South Floral Park Civic Association will meet on 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.


Friday, July 18

Mike Barry will perform at Swing The Teapot at 6 Verbena Ave. on July 18 at 9:30 p.m. Call 516-488-2180 for information.


Saturday, July 19

Rob Marcik will perform at Swing The Teapot at 6 Verbena Ave. on July 19 at 9:30 p.m. Call 516-488-2180 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.


Wednesday, July 23

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


Thursday, July 24

The Magic & Comedy of Jim McClenahan will perform on July 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Echo Park in West Hempstead. All shows are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Call 516-292-9000 ext. 7382 for information on all performances. Visit www.toh.liparks-andrecreation/announcements in case of inclement weather.


Friday, July 25

The Magic & Comedy of Jim McClenahan will perform on July 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Elmont Road Park in Elmont and again at 1:30 p.m. Rath Park in Franklin Square. Free and open to the public. Call 516-292-9000 ext. 7382 for information on all performances.


Saturday, July 26

Irish Kids-Fleah Music Fundraiser will be held on July 26 from 9 to 11:30 p.m. at Swing The Teapot at 6 Verbena Ave. to benefit young musicians try to attend World Fleadh in County Sligo, Ireland, an international Irish and Celtic music festival. Call 516-488-2180 for information.

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



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com