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theFloralParkDispatch.com Calendar

Elvis is Back

Friday, August 8

Town of North Hempstead Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 12

Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 13


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.


Thursday, August 14

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.


Thursday, August 21

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


Friday, August 22

Andy Cooney, the nation’s most beloved Irish American singer and world-touring band return to Floral Park on Friday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Floral Park Summer of Stars 2014 series at Memorial Park at Tulip and Plainfield avenues. Bring your own chair or blanket. All concerts are held rain or shine.


Saturday, August 23

Town of Hempstead STOP, hazardous materials collection will be held 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.

On Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7:45 p.m. the movie Frozen plays at the North Hempstead Beach Park, and it will be set up as an old-fashioned drive-in movie. It is part of the Town of North Hempstead’s free summer film series. Visit www.northhempsteadny.gov for details.


Upcoming Events

The Floral Park Architectural Review Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.

Village offices closed in observance of Labor Day. Monday, Sept. 1

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



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