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Theatre Box

Friday, August 1

E-Cycling Collection

Saturday, August 2

Floral Park Board of Trustees

Tuesday, August 5


Thursday, July 31

Erik’s Reptile Edventure will perform on Thursday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Averill Boulevard Park in Elmont as part of the Town of Hempstead Children’s Summer Shows series. 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-and recreation/announcements in case of inclement weather.


Friday, August 1

Theatre Box will perform William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night on Friday, Aug. 1, Saturday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church at 35 Verbena Ave. in Floral Park. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For reservations email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-900-2031.


Saturday, August 2

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.


Tuesday, August 5

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 Floral Park Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 1 Floral Blvd.

The Stewart Manor Village Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. at village hall, 120 Covert Ave.


Wednesday, August 6

The Floral Park Fire Department will hold its annual picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Floral Park Pool in a private event. The pool will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. The pool will be open to fire department members from 6 to 11 p.m.  


Friday, August 8

Elvis is Back as part of the village’s Summer of Stars 2014 series. Tommy J. Walker and The Michael Ventimiglia Band perform all the greatest hits of Elvis at Memorial Park on Friday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own chair or blanket. Performances held rain or shine.


Tuesday, August 12

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.


Upcoming Events

The library board meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Floral Park Public Library at 7:30 p.m.

The Hambones will perform a tribute concert of Bob Dylan’s album Blood On The Tracks at the Floral Park Public Library Outdoor Concert on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. on the library’s front lawn at Tulip Ave. and Caroline Pl. For information call 516-326-6330.

The Floral Park Summer Recreation Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

News

For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.

“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.

While her business has been met with much success, in 2008, Amato-Smith’s personal life was met with a challenge when she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It was this event that prompted Top Cuts to organize a Cut-a-Thon to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. This year’s event occurs on Saturday, November 1.

County sponsors Narcan training at high school

Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.

Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.


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Friday, October 24

FPMHS Athletic Booster Club Fundraiser

Sunday, October 26

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1



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