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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

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’
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