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Belmont Festival Takes Tulip Avenue

The annual Floral Park Belmont Stakes Festival sponsored by the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce, NYRA and the Village of Floral Park was held on Sunday, June 8. The festival took place on Tulip Ave. from Plainfield to Verbena avenues and along some of the side streets.

A wide assortment of delicious foods and beverages from local Floral Park eateries were available for festival goers. The festivities also included face painters and street performers provided by Event King; numerous inflatable-bouncy rides; raffles; Chinese auction, and more.

The Long Island Bulldog Rescue was there with some pups.

The Floral Park Art League hosted its annual art show and raffle in Memorial Park adjacent to the street fair.

A festival is not complete without music. Complementing the many vendors and merchants were live bands performing on two stages, including local favorites RAKE, John Kouris and the Hambones, The RVO Band, Rear View Mirror, Blue Eyed Soul and The Real Deal.

In the DJ booth was Floral Park’s own, DJ — Stephen Wickes (One Sound Label) who kept the music flowing.

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



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