2 LU LU SE I CO *—I o CM THE LEADER Freeport Founded 1935 Incorporating the Long Island Graphic & Freeport Herald (USPS 307-320) Published every Thursday by Richner Communications, Inc. www.freeportbaldwinleader.com Reporter: Laura Schofer A Herald Community Newspaper Publishers: Clifford Richner Stuart Richner Vice-President - Operations: Michael Bologna Executive Editor: John O'Connell Vice-President - Sales: Rhonda Glickman Creative Director: JeffNegrin (516)569-4000 Editorial: FreeportEditor@liherald.com Advertising: Sales@liherald.com Subscriptions: Circ@liherald.com Periodicals postage paid at Freeport, N.Y. (USPS 307-320) and additional mailing offices. Subscriptions $36 per year ($52 outside Nassau County). Postmaster: Send address changes to: Circulation Dept., 2 Endo Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530. Copyright ©2016 Richner Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. The community newspaper - the glue that helps hold a community together, and the spur that helps keep it moving forward. leader editorials s we bid farewell to summer and welcome fall, we prepare to savor ^all the delights of the season— om strolhng pumpkin patches to browsing arts and crafts, from enjoying a local band to simply enjoying the great out- doors. The sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a fair add an exclamation point to summer, and this month and next, there are plenty of such celebrations nearby Now in its 30th year, the Bellmore Fami- ly Street Festival, hosted by the Bellmore Chamber of Commerce, is the largest event of its kind in Nassau County More than 250 exhibits and attractions fill a 25-square block area, drawing more than 120,000 visi- tors each year. There are carnival rides, magic shows and a petting zoo as well as sports, military and business expos, live entertainment and a host of vendors. Don't miss the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Street Fair on the boardwalk, featuring vendors, food trucks and fun for the kids. There's also an Artisan Flea Mar- ket, presented by Beginnings, with jewelry, apparel and kids' amusements. And the Long Beach Jazz Festival, now in its 14th year, brings delightful tunes to the City by the Sea. Not far away, there's the AOH Feis & Irish Festival at Nickerson Beach this Sun- day And for more waterfront fun, East Rockaway has moved its Stars & Stripes Festival from July to September for the sec- ond year in a row, offering rides, games, vendors, a D J and live music in cooler tem- peratures. On the Hofstra University campus, the annual Italian Experience celebrates the season with entertainment, crafts, kids' activities and tasty treats. September ends with the Long Island Fair, Old Bethpage Vil- lage Restoration's version of a 19th century county fair, a tradition dating back 174 years. See you at the fair The following are some of the season's highlights. Atlantic Beach • Artisan Flea Market, Sept 17,11 a.m.-5 p.m., hosted by Beginnings, 1986 Park St. Jewelry, apparel, fun for kids. • Atlantic Beach Fall Festival, Oct. 23, noon-5 p.m., Village Hall Plaza. Pumpkin patch, hay rides, scavenger hunt, pony rides, petting zoo, sand art, surfing contest, local craft vendors, food. Bellmore • Bellmore Family Street Festival, Sept. 17-18, all day Carnival Sept 15-16,6-11 p.m., Sept 17,11 a.m-11 p.m. and Sept 18,11 am.-9 p.m., at Bellmore LJKR station. Free admis- sion. Crafts, car show, rides, games, petting zoo, live entertainment For info, call (516) 809-5892 or visit www.bellmorechamber.com. East Rockaway • Stars & Stripes Festival, Sept 16,6-10 p.m., Sept 17,4-11 p.m., Sept 18, noon-6 p.m., at the waterfront across from the East Rocka- way post office. Rides, games, face painting, vendors, music, shuttle service. Fireworks on Saturday at dusk. Franklin Square • Fall Street Fair, Oct 2,10 a.m.-5 p.m. (rain date Oct 16), Franklin Avenue, from Hemp- stead Turnpike to Scherer Boulevard. Hosted by Franklin Square Kiwanis Club, with entertainment, craft mall featuring over 100 vendors, kids' rides, food court Freeport • Freeport Family Fall Festival & 28th Annul Fire Expo, Oct 30,12p.m.-6p.m. in the municipal parking lot on Woodcleft Ave- nue. Free admission. Halloween parade for children with prizes for best costume; Trunk or Treat - candy distributed to kids; restau- rant Chowder Contest; Farmer's Market Fire Expo to include demonstrations and fire apparatus. Rides for kids, Oct 29 & Oct 3012 p.m.-6p.m. Hofstra University • Italian Experience Festival, Sept 18,11 a.m.-5 p.m., South Campus. Entertainment activities for the kids, crafts, and food. Long Beach • Long Beach Jazz Festival, Sept 15-18, Long Beach Library and other venues. For full schedule, visit www.longbeachjazzfest. com. • Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Street Fair on the boardwalk, Sept 24-25,10 a.m-6 p.m.; at Long Beach Boulevard. Ven- dors, food trucks, carnival rides, petting zoo, pony rides. Malveme • Civic Wine Event, Crossroads Farm, Sept 30,7-10 p.m. (rain date Oct 1), 430 Hemp- stead Ave. One of Malverne's most popular events, with wine tasting, nibbles, live music. $30. • Crossroads Farm Oktoberfest Oct 22,1-7 p.m. Craft beers, entertainment from local bands. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Old Bethpage • Long Island Fair, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Sept 24-25, Sept SOOct 2,1303 Round Swamp Road. Entertainment, exhib- its, farm animals, crafts and demonstrations, food. Valley Stream • Community Fest, Sept 24,10 a.m.-5 p.m, Rockaway Avenue. Entertainment, D J, fun for kids, sports-related activities, vendors, food. romncLaboijit freeport Village government MONDAY, SEPT. 19: Village Court in session, 7 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPT. 20: Landmarks Preservation Commission, Freeport Memorial Library, 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21: Village court in session, 7p.m. THURSDAY, SEPT. 22: Zoning Board of Appeals, Village Hall, 6 p.m. Freeport Schools THURSDAY, SEPT. 15: Back to School Night at Archer, Bayview, Giblyn and New Visions, 6:30 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 17: Fall Peace Walk, 7:30 a.m. FHS Football game @Uniondale, 2 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22: Board of Education Meeting, Atkinson School, 7:30 p.m. Freeport Memorial Library: SEPT. 2 THROUGH SEPT. 29: Art Exhibit- Sculp- tures by alene SATURDAY, SEPT. 17: Paint and Park Field Day at Northeast Park, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Create your own Fairy Garden at Atlantic Nurs- ery & Garden Shop, 2 p.m. SUNDAY, SEPT. 18: Jose Menor, pianist, 2:30 p.m. MONDAY, SEPT. 19: Financial Fitness: Investing 101,7 p.m. THURSDAY, SEPT. 22: AARP \Careversations - a conversation on family caregivers,\ 1 p.m. Freeport Recreation Center's Senior Center, East Merrick Road. THURSDAY, SEPT. 15: Tai Chi at 11:30 a.m. Eight classes. $34. Swingtime Big Band Swing into the new season with the Swingtime Big Band at the Madison Theatre, on Sunday, Sept 25, at 3 p.m. With saxophonist and artistic director Steve Shaiman at the helm, the 20-piece ensemble celebrates \Autumn in New York.\ Vocalists Bobbie Ruth and Jerry Costanzo join the band in a dynamic performance of classics from the Great American Songbook, including \Autumn Leaves,\ \September Song,\ \Early Autumn,\ \Manhattan \Sidewalks of New York,\ and, of course, Frank Sinatra's \New York, New York.\ Tickets are $30-$35; available at (516) 323-4444 orwww.madisontheatreny.org. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre.