Floral Park Chamber Kicks Off Summer in Style


Tenth Annual Street Fair To Be Held on Friday, June 10

As the summer season officially begins, residents in Floral Park have a lot more to look forward to than just the nice weather. The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce has a busy June ahead, with two of its most popular events taking place this week.

The Chamber kicked the Belmont Stakes off with its annual preview clubhouse luncheon at Belmont Park, on Thursday, June 9 at noon in the Belmont Room. The anticipated day at the races has always been a highlight for the organization and its members. “This is always our most exciting and well-attended meeting of the year,” Chamber President Sal Bonagura said.

On Friday, June 10, the entire community can enjoy a night of family fun at the Chamber’s Street Fair, from 5 to 10 p.m. (raindate: Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 5 p.m.). The fair will be held on Tulip Avenue, between Plainfield and Verbena Avenues, and will also run along Verbena Avenue to Vernon Street. The 10th annual event,  sponsored by New York Racing Association and the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce in cooperation from the Village of Floral Park, will feature live music, Belmont Stakes Raffle tickets, merchants, refreshments, bargains, kids’ attractions, local restaurant delicacies, and more.

In other news, the chamber’s president reported that the May 5th meeting at Park Place Restaurant was extremely successful, with more than 28 members attending dinner, which featured guest speaker NYS Assemblyman Edward Ra. Last month, the chamber participated in a joint networking meeting of five local chambers, (Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Williston Park, Mineola and Roslyn) at Two Steak & Sushi Den in New Hyde Park. The night was equally a rousing success, with more than 200 people attending.

Additionally, the Chamber announced the date for its upcoming lunch meeting on Sept. 8 at noon at Stella Ristorante, 152 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park. Cost: $15. Members can also mark their calendars for a free networking meeting on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at TD Bank, 372 Jericho Tpke., Floral Park. The night will be an opportunity to meet other business professionals; build connections; and exchange ideas and social media contact information.

For more information on the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce events or meetings, visit the website at www.floral parkchamber.org.


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