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Northside Concert - June 11

Last Day Of Classes - June 12

High School LOTE Picnic - June 12

 

Monday, June 9 

Restaurant Week Begins

From June 9 - June 14, seventeen restaurants in downtown Farmingdale will be providing specialty menus and pricing to hungry customers in celebration of the village’s third annual Restaurant Week.

 

Wednesday, June 11

Northside Concert For Students

At 9:45 a.m. on June 11, students at Northside Elementary School will head to the auditorium for a special concert for their classmates. 

 

Thursday, June 12

Last Day of Classes

Farmingdale High School students will have their last full-day of classes on June 12, to prepare for finals and regents exams. 

 

Northside Concert For Parents

At 9:45 a.m. on June 12, students at Northside Elementary School will head to the auditorium for a special concert for their classmates. 

 

High School LOTE Picnic

Farmingdale High School Students in the Languages Other Than English program will be having a special picnic lunch on June 12 at 2:10 p.m. 

 

Albany Avenue Senior Concert

On June 12, students at Albany Avenue Elementary School will head to the Saltzman East Memorial school auditorium at 7 p.m. for a special concert. 

 

Saltzman East Memorial Junior Concert

On June 12, students in the jazz band at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School will head to the school auditorium at 7 p.m. for a special concert. 

 

Zoning Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Farmingdale zoning board will be held on June 12 at 8 p.m. at Village Hall, 361 Main St. Farmingdale. 

 

Saturday, June 14

“Thank You Veterans” Dinner

 

On June 14, state Sen. Kemp Hannon will be holding a special Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner on June 14 at the American Veterans

Post 88 at 692 Broadway in Massapequa. 

 

“I invite all veterans and active duty military personnel in my Senate District (plus one guest) to join me for a free dinner as a ‘Thank You’ for all you do for this great nation,” Hannon said.

 

There will be two seatings, from 4-5:30 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are necessary to attend. To make reservations call 516-739-1700. 

 

FBLI Baseball Day 

On June 14, Farmingdale Baseball League Inc. will be celebrating our national pasttime, at 9 a.m., with a day full of skills competitions and all-star games for boys and girls ages 9-15. There will also be a moon bounce, a 28-foot slide, concessions, and two raffles. Concessions will also be provided by Licata’s famous sausage and peppers and Ralph’s Italian Ices. 

 

Sunday, June 15

Father’s Day Brunch

On June 15, join St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church between services at 9:30 and 1 p.m. when brunch will be served for dads and graduates.

 

Monday, June 16

Public Work Session

The next public work session of the Farmingdale Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on June 16 at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Tuesday, June 17

Celebrity Fundraiser For Crash Victims

On June 17, Melville-based company BZarry Events, will be holding a fundraising event to honor the five Farmingdale teens that perished in the horrific car accident on May 10. All of the proceeds made from ticket sales will go to benefit Farmingdale High School, which has set up a fund to disburse the money evenly to the families. Guests include New York baseball icon Dwight Gooden, Dres of the hip-hop group Black Sheep, Disco Divas Carol Douglas and Carol Williams, freestyle artist Soave and Bo Dietle from Wolves of Wall Street. For tickets visit www.eventbrite.com/e/daler-strong-fundraiser-dinner-tickets-11698234735 for more details. 

 

Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee

The next meeting of the Farmingdale Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on June 17 at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

PTA Council

The next meeting of the Farmingdale School District PTA Council will be held at 7 p.m. at Howitt Middle School, 70 Van Cott Ave. in Farmingdale. 

 

Wednesday, June 18

SEPTA Awards

On June 18, the Farmingdale School District’s Special Education Parent Teachers Association will hold its award ceremony at 6 p.m. inside the Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School auditorium. 

 

Thursday, June 19

Farmingdale Hawks

On June 19, the Farmingdale Red Hawks athletics league will hold their monthly meeting from 8:30-10 p.m. at Village Hall, 361 Main St. in Farmingdale. 

 

Friday, June 20

Albany Avenue Fifth Grade Awards

On June 20, Albany Avenue Elmentary School will be having an award ceremony at 9:30 a.m. for students in fifth grade.

 

Monday, June 23

Moving Up Day

On June 23, Albany Avenue Elementary School will hold its moving up day ceremony at the Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School at 9:15 a.m., for fifth-grade students headed to middle school next year. 

 

Senior Banquet

On June 23, Farmingdale High School will hold a special senior banquet, at 7 p.m., for the graduating Class of 2014.

 

Howitt Middle School Eighth Grade Awards

On June 23, Weldon E. Howitt Middle School will be having an award ceremony at 7 p.m. for students in eighth grade.

 

Tuesday, June 24

Commencement Day

Farmingdale High School’s graduating Class of 2014 will don their cap and gown, at 6 p.m., for the 2014 commencement ceremony at Hofstra University.

News

Starting July 26, the St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church in Farmingdale will feature a production of the hit musical, The Wizard of Oz. 

 

Based on a classic tale—first penned as a children’s novel by L. Frank Baum in 1900 and later transformed into a major motion picture by Metro-Goldwyn Meyer in 1939— The Wizard of Oz tells the story of a girl named Dorothy Gale, played by Zoe Neyer, and her dog Toto, who after being thrown into a twister end up in the Land of Oz. 

 

Trying to find her way home, Dorothy meets Glinda the Good Witch of the North, played by Angela Roedig, who instructs her to “follow the Yellow Brick Road.”

Farmingdale females were out in force on July 12, to represent their hometown at the 31st annual Long Island Women’s 5 kilometer run sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club. 

 

Bob Cook, who owns the Runner’s Edge shoe and sports apparel store on Main Street, said that attendance at this year’s race was the highest in the race’s history, with more than 500 women competing for the grand prize. 

 

According to Cook, over the years, the race has attracted the likes of world-class runners and Olympians from all over the state, racing for the $500 grand prize.


Sports

Throughout the summer, the Farmingdale Observer will feature the box scores from the Farmingdale Baseball League Inc.’s 9/11 Baseball Tournament. 

July 13

Plainedge 12 - Island Trees 2 (9UB)

 

Ozone Howard Huskies 14 - Wantagh Hawks 1 (9UA)

The Farmingale Devils Travel Baseball teams were in action during The 4th of July weekend and provided fireworks in two different states.

 

The 11U Devils won their third tournament this year. They traveled  to Connecticut for the fourth of July tournament. The Devils lost game one on Saturday 7-5 to the Connecticut Defenders and won game two 17-0,The Devils advanced to the playoff round and would meet the Defenders again .The bats were on fire all day led by Big Joe Mcgrath and Nick Franco.The Devils beat the Defenders 11-5 and advanced to the championship to play the number one seed and undefeated Hit Club. The Devils jumped out to 4-2 to lead .The game was tied at 9-9 going to the 6th inning and the Devils would score 2 runs and hold on to win the tournament. The Devils had 52 hits and scored 44 runs,Big Joe had 4 doubles a triple, Nick Franco had 8 hits. Anthony Quatromani 8hits.Matt DiSanti drove in the last run in the championship game. Tim Dorman 6 hits. Patrick Quinn 5 hits and 6 stolen bases. Nick O'Connor 3 hits and 4 stolen bases. Kyle Gaertner 6 hits and was winner pitcher in championship game. Patrick Sanchez was the winning pitcher in semi-final game.


Calendar

Monty Python - July 23

After Hours Networking - July 24

Music Under The Stars - July 25


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