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Floral Park Recreation Center Notes

Beginning on Monday, June 30 the Floral Park Recreation Center’s day time hours will be filled with exciting and organized activities for children of all ages. Preschool, ages 3 through 5, Arts and Crafts, grades 1st through 6, and Primary Recreation Program, ages 3 through 5, and Morning Sports. The first week of Morning Sports are basketball for boys and cheerleading/kickball for girls. A special late registration table will be set up in front of the shelter house. In the afternoon, boys and girls grades 4 and above can participate in afternoon “Tennie-ball” on Field 2. Every Wednesday is Bingo from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. under the arts and crafts shelter.

At night, the Recreation Center becomes the “Hub of Floral Park” when over-50 adult teams gear up for competitive and recreational play in both the basketball and volleyball leagues, Mondays through Thursday nights. Players enjoy exercising and competing with friends and neighbors throughout the summer months.

On Saturday, June 28, the Floral Park Pool switches over to their official summer hours of operation which are from 10 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Limited openings still remain for Saturday morning Boot Camp, aerobics, slimnastics and zumba programs. Interested Village of Floral Park residents and pool members may register at the Floral Park pool, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents are reminded of some of the park rules, including that there are no bicycles, animals, alcohol, smoking, or music devices permitted in the facility or parking lots at any time. A resident VFP Leisure Pass is required for the use of facilities, equipment, and registrations at all times.

— Submitted by John Michon

News

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.

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.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial PTSA Fall Fest Fundraiser

Friday, November 21

Buy A Meal, Wag A Tail

Saturday, November 22

Hanging of the Greens and Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, November 23



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