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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

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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