Written by Christy Hinko, email@example.com Friday, 14 February 2014 09:37
On Sunday, Feb. 9, Swing the Teapot hosted a cozy artist reception for local photographer Greg M. Stowell. Stowell, displayed some of his most popular black and white shots along the quaint brick walls of the Floral Park establishment.
Stowell has been photographing ordinary everyday scenes, his style of documentary photography.
The show was curated by Lara Moynagh, who said, “We’ve had small shows like this, but this is the first [artist] reception.” She helps run Swing the Teapot with her parents, Shane and Ann Moynagh.
“I am really happy; it’s a great turnout tonight,” said Lara, who said she advertised very little and just offered the invite to a few customers and friends and a small announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page, along with the sidewalk sign out front.
Stowell’s work will be on display at Swing the Teapot through Feb. 28 and again in a group exhibit being hosted at Two Moon Art House
Cafe and Gallery in Brooklyn in March.
Swing the Teapot, at 6 Verbena Ave. in Floral Park, is open everyday, serving traditional Irish-American fare, and of course, tea, throughout the day starting at 8 a.m. Upcoming live music performances include: Feb 15: Mike Barry & Friends; Feb 21: Steve Sachar; Feb 22: Richie Bohan; Feb 28: Rockinghams.
For information visit swingtheteapot.com, check out their Facebook page or call 516-488-2180.
Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00
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.”