July 12, 2019
This message is the first of many that we will be sharing with our residents and businesses to keep you informed about all that’s going on in the Village.
It was great seeing so many of you at our Village July 3rd Celebration and 4th of July Parade to celebrate the holiday. We enjoyed performances by the Byrne Unit and by Great South Bay Dance, and had the opportunity to stop by many of our restaurants and shops that participated. But the best part for me was having the chance to meet many more of the local residents who came out with their friends and families for an enjoyable night.
I want to thank the generous sponsors and everyone who contributed to these successful events, including Roger Smith, Event Chairman, Co-Chairman Ernie Caramanico and Mike Fitzpatrick of Gerald’s Market. Huge thanks go out to DPW Superintendent Bruce Hopper and our DPW, as well as APD Chief Glenn Slack and the Amityville Police Dept. for their teams’ support and hard work. I want to thank Chief Lee Greey and our Amityville Fire Department volunteers – on standby for fire/ medical response and traffic duty – and for toughing out the heat to host the post-parade BBQ for all residents to enjoy.
The many community organizations who marched or rode in the parade really made the event special, and this year’s floats were some of the best we’ve seen in a long time.
Summer is here, and the Village of Amityville is at its finest. The Beach is now open and when you come down, be sure to check out our newly paved Beach parking lot and new swim float. I am grateful to our Clerk Treasurer Catherine Murdock and DPW Dept. for working behind the scenes to help get this $500,000 grant-funded paving project completed on time.
Just a reminder – Beach passes for Village residents are available at no charge, at Village Hall and at the beach. Unfortunately, swimming at the Beach is subject to closure by the Suffolk County Health Dept. if bacteria levels exceed acceptable levels. If you are looking to find out if the Amityville Beach water is open, call the Suffollk County Bathing Beach Hotline is 631-852-5822.
The summer-time tradition continues with our Swim and Sailing programs as well as a beach volleyball league, youth arts and crafts, theater and dance programs at our Beach pavilion. Wednesday night “Supper By The Bay” with music returns at Julie’s Snack Shack – Order up a burger or lobster roll and see you at the Beach!
On behalf of the Trustees I wish you a very happy and relaxing summer.
Mark Your Calendars
Farmer’s Market, at 9/11 Memorial Park, Broadway at the LIRR overpass, Saturdays through October, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Soldier Ride, Friday, July 19, approx. 10 a.m., Cheer on veterans and other cyclists (benefits Wounded Warrior Project). Starts at Babylon Town Hall arriving in Amityville via Oak St., to Bayview Ave., to Union Ave., to Broadway, then heading eastbound on Merrick Rd.
Beach Blast & Fireworks, Amityville Beach, August 24, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. A festive day at the beach followed by live music & fireworks.
Village 125th Anniversary Celebration & Fireworks– Friday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Celebrate Amityville’s milestone with music, food, carnival, games and fireworks. Amityville Fire Department, 55 W. Oak St.
Town of Babylon Volunteer Fireman’s Association Parade, Saturday, Sept. 21, 5 p.m. -11 p.m. Starts at Bayview Ave. and Oak St., to Avon Ave., to Broadway, to Oak St., ending at Amityville Fire Department, 55 W. Oak St. Followed by music, food, carnival and games.
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