Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:26
Friday, August 22
Saturday, August 23
Sewanhaka Central Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, August 26
Made with Love-Daytime at the library on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Made with Love are needle crafters who make items for local community members in need as well as working on their own projects to practice their skills. No instructor will be present. All are welcome. The Floral Park Public Library is located at 17 Caroline Place (516-326-6330 / www.floralparklibrary.org). Registration is required for all library programs except where noted.
Teen Summer Reading Club Finale Party at the library on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 3:30 p.m. For teens in grades 7-12 who completed the Spark a Reaction Summer Reading Club, quite the party complete with pizza, raffles, prizes and a flight simulator to celebrate.
Gluten Free Cooking at the library on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Join Barbara Callanan, MS and Joan Schmidt, RN, experts in gluten-free dietary solutions who will be here to discuss gluten free cooking. 1 in 20 Americans have some form of gluten sensitivity. Callanan and Schmidt will instruct you on how to develop delicious and nutritionally sound gluten-free menus and recipes. Registration is online or at the reference desk.
The Floral Park Summer Recreation Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center.
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.
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.
The Sewanhaka Central High School Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. at Sewanhaka High School.
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 on Monday, Sept. 1.
Tuesday, Sept. 2 is the first day of school for students at local Floral Park-Bellerose schools, Sewanhaka High School and Floral Park Memorial High School.
The Town of Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2 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 Senior Citizens’ Picnic will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the pool.
The Village of Floral Park board of trustees will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 2 in the village court room at 8 p.m.
The Floral Park Library will hold its board meeting on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the library.
The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce will hold its next luncheon meeting at Jack Duggans with, owner and host Kathleen Duggan on Thursday, Sept. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. Come join to hear the mayor’s message and current goings on from Police Commissioner Steve McCallister. Maximum 50 attendees, so please reserve ahead. Individual price is $18.
The Floral Park West End Civic Association will meet on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue Firehouse.
The Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce Street Fair will be held on Sept. 6. Details to follow.
The Town of North Hempstead will hold its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at town hall in Manhasset.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.
On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.
Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00
A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.
Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.