Annual Fall Festival Street Fair and Homecoming Parade: Next Saturday, Oct. 26, will be a very festive day in our village marked by the Chamber of Commerce’s 34th annual “Fall Festival Street Fair,” combined with the annual High School Homecoming Day Parade. There will be lots of activities for the children including two trackless kiddy trains carrying youngsters 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street, an inflatable “bouncy” house, the ever popular money cube (kids catching flying money) and returning for 2013 to liven up the street will be “Fivestone,” a contemporary rock band. There will be face painters, young dancers from Broadway Bound of Garden City, sidewalk sales and lots of good food. I hope that you are planning to come to this fun day in the village and I hope to see you all there to enjoy the community spirit and fun.
The chamber's street fair on Seventh Street and Franklin Avenue is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will run through to 3 p.m. Seventh Street, between Franklin and Hilton avenues, will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. For your convenience, please use the Hilton and Franklin Avenue entrances to Parking Field 7S and the Stewart Avenue entrances to Parking Field 7N. The High School's Homecoming Parade will step off promptly at 1 p.m. from the most easterly end of Seventh Street and proceed west along Seventh Street to Cathedral Avenue, north onto Stewart Avenue, west to Oxford Boulevard and north to the High School parking field. The Homecoming festivities and football game will follow the Parade at the Warren King Field.
Huddle Trailer to Visit Garden City Saturday, Oct. 26: For the first time the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. During the next few months an organization known as “The Super Bowl Host Committee” will be promoting the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII by exhibiting a traveling “Join the Huddle” shuttle to communities throughout the metropolitan area.
The state-of-the-art trailer will be parked in the easterly end of Village Parking Field 7N from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. It will feature a 10'x10' stage, flat screen monitor with video programming and an audio system.
While you are attending the Garden City Chamber of Commerce’s Street Fair, please stop by and join the activities.
S.T.O.P. Program: The Town of Hempstead Sanitation Department will conduct its next monthly S.T.O.P. (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) program on Sunday, Oct. 20. The program, which is being held at various locations throughout the Town of Hempstead, will make disposing of hazardous waste materials accessible to as many residents as possible.
Sunday’s program will be held at North Woodmere Park on Branch Boulevard. The hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It literally takes minutes to drop off the materials. Workers are at the site and will remove the material directly from your car.
Under the S.T.O.P. Program, residents are able to take polluting materials to the facility and have them disposed of by a registered professional disposal company, free of charge. The facility will not accept the following materials: ammunition, explosives, fire extinguishers, fireworks, electronic recyclable waste, infectious or medical waste, propane tanks larger than 20 pounds, oxygen tanks, radioactive materials and unlabeled materials. If you have any questions, please call the Town of Hempstead’s Department of Sanitation at 378-2200.
Board of Trustees' Meeting Schedule: The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees’ meetings for the month of November are Nov. 7 and Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. I encourage all residents to attend Board of Trustees meetings so as to be thoroughly informed of village issues from a first-hand perspective.