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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

Tammany Hall is an essential part of the vocabulary of New York City politics. For many, Tammany Hall and political corruption are synonymous. For others, Tammany Hall was a lifesaver tossed into the turbulent and unforgiving sea of 19th- and early 20th-century New York City. The author of a new book about Tammany Hall, Terry Golway, will speak about these complexities at the Wednesday, Nov. 12 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society of the Garden City area.

Golway’s book Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics has been well received in book reviews. His talk will acknowledge the misgovernment of Tammany Hall with its creation of “Boss” Tweed as the very face of political corruption. But he will also argue that Tammany Hall was an influence on the progressive legislation which helped working people, the Irish among them, to form a vibrant middle class in the United States.

On Oct. 23, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest of a Floral Park woman for stealing nearly $700,000 from a longtime employer, as well as more than $10,000 from a new employer, by writing herself checks drawn from company bank accounts.

Deborah Tangredi was arrested and arraigned on Oct. 23 before Nassau District Court Judge Joy Watson on the following charges:


Calendar

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1

West End Civic Meets

Thursday, November 6

Floral Park Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, November 5



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