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Swing The Teapot Hosts Art Reception

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.

News

On June 6, 1944, the Americans and the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, with 150,000 soldiers, 5,000 ships, and 11,000 aircraft in a titanic battle to breach Hitler’s fortified Atlantic Wall. Operation Overlord was the largest invasion in world history; the forces of democracy and freedom were in a fight to the finish against powerful totalitarian regimes and their ideologies. The invasion drew upon all the physical, spiritual, material, and human resources of our great nation. Brave, young Americans overcame daunting odds as they fought their way across Utah and Omaha beaches. These boys, doing the deeds of men, that day changed the course of history.

At the intersection of Carnation and Tulip avenues, passersby might have noticed the erected scaffolding attached to Centennial Hall. According to village officials the building, because of its age and its need for some repair and maintenance, is being examined and evaluated. The monumental columns, that support the front of the building, are deteriorating.

The building was sold by the Freemasons organization to the village more than 10 years ago. It presently serves as the Floral Park Historical Society Museum, a community meeting place, and storage. It has been used as a donation collection site for the Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior’s annual event and as the Friends of the Library annual book sale.

The inspection is in progress. The village plans to have more information available as the results are reported.


Calendar

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Friday, August 22

Town STOP

Saturday, August 23

Sewanhaka Central Board of Education Meeting

Tuesday, August 26



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