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theFloralParkDispatch.com Calendar

Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 2

Floral Park Senior Citizens’ Picnic

Tuesday, September 2

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees To Meet

Tuesday, September 2


Wednesday, August 27

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


Tuesday, September 2

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.


Wednesday, September 3

The Floral Park Library will hold its board meeting on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the library.   


Thursday, September 4

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.


Saturday, September 6

The Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce Street Fair will be held on Sept. 6. Details to follow.

The Junior Women’s Club of Bellerose will hold its Village-wide Garage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bellerose LIRR. Selling spaces are available for $35. Email Kate Derry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information. Rain date is Sept. 7.


Tuesday, September 9

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.

The Bellerose Village Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. at the village hall, 50 Superior Rd.


Wednesday, September 10

The FISH of Floral Park will hold its regular board meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church (use the Violet Ave. entrance). All drivers and telephoners are invited to attend. The meeting is open to the public.

The Floral Park Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. in the village courtroom.


Thursday, September 11

The Town of Hempstead 9-11 Memorial Ceremony will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 a.m. at Point Lookout.


Saturday, September 13

Bellerose Village Day, the bi-annual picnic and one-mile run, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning at 9 a.m. at village hall, 50 Superior Rd. Call 516-354-1000 for more information.


Sunday, September 14

The Queens County Farm will host their 34th Annual Antique Motorcycle Show on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come see a display of motorcycles of various makes and models that have been out of production for more than 10 years. Trophies will be awarded for various categories. Music, historic tours, hayrides, and food will provide fun for the entire family. Free for members, $5 admission for all ages.


Monday, September 15

The Floral Park Historical Society will hold a membership meeting on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Floral Park Centennial Hall (Tulip and Carnation avenues). The public and new members are welcome to attend. Visit www.floralparkhistorial.org for more information.

The Floral Park Chapter 5224 of AARP will hold its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation Center. This month’s featured speaker will be Senator Jack Martins, discussing “What it’s like to be Senator Martins, the personal side of being a senator”. The meeting is open to the public. Call President Marge Vance at 516-354-4296.

News

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.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.


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Sunday, October 26

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1



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