FPFD Annual Picnic – Saturday, August 8

The Sunshine Boys – Saturday, August 8

Concerts Under the Stars – Friday, August 14



Saturday, August 8

FP Fire Department Annual Picnic

At Floral Park Pool from 6 to 10 p.m. The pool closes at 4:30 p.m. and re-opens at 6 p.m. For Fire Department member and family only.

The Sunshine Boys

Can two ex-vaudevillians reunite for one last show without driving each other crazy? Cantankerous Willie Clark and sometimes befuddled Al Lewis are like an AARP version of Simon’s Felix and Oscar from The Odd Couple, constantly at odds with one another when they agree to perform together for the first time in 11 years. Simon’s brilliant wit is apparent in every line, which makes for continuous laughter though not without a few poignant moments sprinkled in as well. Presented by the Theatre Box on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m.; Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 35 Verbena Ave., Floral Park. The theater is air-conditioned. Tickets $12 adults; $10 seniors; $5 students. For reservations call 718-631-2519.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Presented by St. Gregory’s Theatre Group. Kathy Rollo, director; Frank Gatti, musical director. Show dates and times: Aug. 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m.; Aug. 8, 9, 16 at 2 p.m. in the air-conditioned Gregorian Hall, Cross Island Pky. North and 87th Ave., Bellerose. $18 adults; $15 seniors; children (under 12) $7. Group sales available. Got to or call the box office 718-989-2451. There will be a special character breakfast on Aug. 15 at 9:30 a.m. Call for reservations.

Tuesday, August 11

FP Council of Cultural Affairs

Board of Trustees meeting at 8 p.m. in the Court Room.

Caregiver Support Group

For all caregivers. Led by Sari Flesch, A.A., B.A, NC Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs. 3 to 4 p.m. at the Elmont Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Call227-8900. The group provides an opportunity for participants to share experiences and help one another. No one should be alone. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Thursday, August 13

Girl Scouts of Nassau County Open House

Are you interested in learning about Girl Scouts and the activities, events and programs your daughter can participate in as a member? Girl Scouts of Nassau County is hosting an Open House event at 110 Ring Rd. West, Garden City. Parents of girls ages 5 to 17, who want to learn more about Girl Scouting, should attend this open house. Parents will learn about upcoming programs and the different activities Girl Scouts participate in to receive their badges. Come and meet the Girl Scouts of Nassau County staff, learn about the new Girl Scout grade levels and optional “pathways” for girls that would like to participate without being in a troop. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. 10 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. One hour drop-in session. Call 741-2550. To register for the event visit

Friday, August 14

Concerts Under the Stars

Sponsored by the Floral Park Council of Cultural Affairs. Bring chairs. 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park. Bring chairs. Today’s concert: “He’s Back.” Yes, Elvis is waiting in the wings for you again. Elvis is joined by the T.K. Walker Band featuring Doc Mike Ventimiglia.

Friday, August 21

Concerts Under the Stars

Sponsored by the Floral Park Council of Cultural Affairs. Bring chairs. 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park. Bring chairs. Today’s concert: “Hit Tunes from Flop Show.” A revival of the 1970’s acclaimed song and dance revue. Beloved songs from shows that never made it, but left a legacy of love and memories. Judy Brown’s Theatre Group will dance and sing their way into your hearts.

Sunday, August 23


The annual barbeque of Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood will be held at 4 p.m. at 141 Hilton Ave., Hempstead. Live entertainment, all-you-can-eat buffet, raffle prizes. Advance reservations absolutely necessary. Admission $20 through Aug. 20; $25 thereafter. Checks to be made out to Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel.

Tuesday, August 25

Sewanhaka Central H.S. District Board of Ed

Regular meeting at Sewanhaka High School, 500 Tulip Ave., Floral Park, at 7:30 p.m. It is anticipated that a motion to adjourn to Executive Session will be made immediately after the opening of the public portion of the meeting to discuss matters involving particular personnel and matters within the attorney-client relationship. The regular monthly meeting will convene at 8 p.m. All are invited to attend. Call 488-7738.

Upcoming Events

Award-Winning Acting Studio For Kids/Teens

A Class Act NY’s award-winning Manhattan-based acting studio for kids and teens still has a few spaces left in its One-Week Broadway Camp (Aug. 24 through Aug. 28) at the Sid Jacobson in Roslyn. Kids work with Broadway actors all week long in one-hour workshops. When kids aren’t in a workshop, they are rehearsing for their Final Showcase in which they make Off-Broadway debut at the JCC’s own theatre. Campers are bused to and from Manhattan on Wednesday to see a Broadway matinee in which they have a talk back with actors from the show. Ages: 7 to 16 (two groups split up according to age). Cost: $695 for members of the JCC; $770 for nonmembers. A Class Act is offering one free spot on a first come-first-save basis. To enroll, call Susan Kalman at the JCC at 484-1545.

Volunteers Needed

The Mill Neck Family of Organizations is seeking volunteers to work at food sales, children’s activities, apple booths and more during the Fall Harvest Festival to be held on Oct. 10 and 11. The outdoor festival, known as “Apple Sale,” features a wide variety of apples and seasonable produce, craft items, a Cheese House, deaf specialty items and much more. Volunteer support from local civic and church groups, students, alumni, staff, parents and faithful supporters, have made this a special and memorable event. Volunteers can work from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 12:30 to 5 p.m. or all day. Food tickets will be provided for all volunteers who work four or more hours. This year, the Mill Neck Family will host a “Kick-Off Breakfast for Volunteers” on Oct. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Deaf Education Center. Open to all 2009 volunteers ages 16 and over, the event will feature a delicious continental breakfast, an orientation and a long-time volunteer recognition ceremony. Have a fond Fall Harvest Memory? Yours may be highlighted at the breakfast. For more information about becoming a volunteer, to sign up for the breakfast or to share a fond festival memory, call Catherine Giordano 922-4100, ext. 231. Volunteers may also sign up at

Nassau North Shore Christian Women’s Club

Invites women to its luncheon which will be held on Sept. 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the George Washington Manor Restaurant, Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn. The cost of the luncheon is $21. If you wish to pay by check, make the check out to “Cash.” “Step up to Style” – Enjoy the latest fashions from Dress Barn modeled by the club’s own ladies. “The First Step” – Stella Kruh shares the steps to a changed life through singing and speaking. For reservations or information call Jane Voss 742-0861 or Alice Russo 248-9726 by Aug. 25. Cancellations are essential.

Freeport H.S. Class of 1959 50th Reunion

Member of the Freeport High School Class of 1959 have planned a gala weekend to celebrate their 50-year reunion from Sept. 11 to 13. Begins Friday night with a meeting at E.B. Elliot’s on the Nautical Mile to renew old acquaintances. Saturday will find the group at Jones Beach Field 6 or at Museum Row riding Nunley’s Carousel once more, in the bleachers at the Freeport vs. Oceanside football game or just riding around the village visiting old haunts. At 7 p.m. converge at the Freeport Yacht Club for dinner and enjoyment of music of the ‘50s. Before starting home on Sunday, groups will meet at local diners for farewells over brunch. For more information go to or contact Pat (Lowenthal) Cohen: or 766-5509. Paid reservations must be received by Sept. 1.


Weekly Events

•Gam-Anon, an anonymous organization for spouses, adult children over 18, family and friends whose lives have been affected by a gambling problem. Meets Mondays at the Jewish Community Center of W. Hempstead, 711 Dogwood Ave., W. Hempstead. For information call 321-2883.

•Nassau Mid-Island Chapter of the Barber Shop Harmony Society invites any man who is interested in singing barbershop harmony to join them any Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. in the Church of the Advent Winthrop Hall, 555 Advent St. (one block east of Post Ave.; two blocks south of Jericho Tpke.), Westbury. Call George Seelinger 333-0803.

•Bingo. Robert Van Cott American Legion Post #1139, 734 Woodfield Rd., West Hempstead, hosts a weekly Bingo game Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. Early bird and game specials.

•Boy Scout Troop 158. Queens Village for boys ages 10 to 18 meets at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 92-10 217th St., Queens Village, every Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Call Mr. LeVine 1-781-465-5522 or email to

Monthly Events

•Look Good…Feel Better, sponsored by LIJ Medical Center in association with the National Cosmetology Association, the Toiletry Fragrance Association and the American Cancer Society. The program reaches out to women with cancer and teaches them how to best apply makeup and wear their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Meets on the second Monday of every month at LIJ Medical Center, 27005 76th Ave., New Hyde Park. Reservations suggested, but not required. Call Harriet Pine or Selma Robinton 718-470-7094. All women who attend receive a makeup kit filled with brand-name cosmetics valued at over $200.

•Family Promise of NC. Are you concerned about helping homeless families in our local communities? You are invited to meetings for Family Promise of Nassau County, Inc., the third Monday of every month, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Baptist Church, 635 New Hyde Park Rd., NHP (352-9672 ). All congregations invited: Churches, synagogues, mosques and NC residents. The need is great. Call Family Promise at 684-9833.

•Stewart Manor Auxiliary Police Unit 105 is currently having an ongoing Recruitment Drive. Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at the Village Hall, 120 Covert Ave. (side entrance on Chester Ave.). Those interested should call Deputy Inspector John Egan 573-7521 to find out more.

•Garden City Ski Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays through April (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1000 Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park. Social events, trips to our lodge in Vermont, and skiing in a variety of areas throughout the West and New England. Ages 21 and over, please. For additional info and schedules visit or call 872-1448.

•Order Sons of Italy meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall, Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. There are also entertaining programs and refreshments and food are served free at every meeting. Call Sal Palmeri 328-0333 for an application.

•Citizen’s Party of FP meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Hall. To become a member residents are invited to visit or call 775-2940.

•Young Widows/Widowers Social Group, a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization of widows and widowers ages 40 to 69 years of age. Fee for members is $3, nonmembers $5. Meets at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 55h St. and Franklin Ave., Garden City, on the third Wednesday of each month. For additional information call Sandy 996-6574.

•LI Junior Chamber of Commerce. The LIJC regularly has the Meet and Greet on the first Thursday and the monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, along with a variety of other events throughout the month, For more information on the LI Junior Chamber, visit Contact: Martin Dekom, Chairman, 850-2717 –; Julie Dekom, Membership Director; Steven Eiselen, Community Development VP

•Free/Low Cost Health Insurance. The residents of communities served by Mercy Medical Center will have the opportunity to apply for free or low cost health insurance for children, families and adults up to age 64 on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. in Mercy’s Main Lobby. Staff from Catholic Charities of LI will assist you and our children applying for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid Health Insurance Programs. The bi-lingual enrollers will screen adults for income eligibility for the state’s health insurance program Family Health Plus. Children are eligible for Child Health Plus. These programs cover medical check-ups, hospitalization, emergency care, prescriptions, vision and dental care.

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