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2014 Belmont Stakes Events Preview

Thursday, May 29

Belmont Stakes Carats, Jewels and Little Black Dress Luncheon

Belmont Park, Turf and Field Club, 11:30 a.m.

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Friday, May 30

Annual Jockey Visit to Ronald McDonald House of LI

North Shore – LIJ Hospital, New Hyde Park, 10 a.m.

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Saturday, May 31

Elmont Belmont Stakes Parade

Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, 10 a.m.

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Sunday, June 1

Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer

Belmont Park (ALL runners finish on the track at the Finish Line)

Elmont, 7 p.m

Contact: www.imfcares.com

Wednesday, June 4

NYRA Post Position Draw

Belmont Park, 11 a.m.

Thursday, June 5

Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration to benefit The Jockey Club Foundation and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Bar American, New York for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Business attire.

Contact: The Jockey Club 212-521-5305, 6 – 10 p.m.

Friday, June 6

Garden City Belmont Festival

Seventh St., Garden City, 6 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 7

146th running of the Belmont Stakes

Belmont Park, Elmont

Floral Park Art League Exhibit to Celebrate Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Memorial Park, Floral Park, 3 – 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 8

Floral Park Belmont Festival

Tulip Ave., 2 – 7 p.m.

Floral Park Art League Exhibit to Celebrate Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Memorial Park, Floral Park, 2 – 6 p.m.

News

Community gathers together

for 16th annual Liz’s Day

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.

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.


Calendar

Firematic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 16

St. Elisabeth’s Craft Fair

Saturday, October 18

Floral Park Memorial High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 18



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com