Events In Massapequa

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Thursday, June 25
Maria Regina Family Festival
The annual Maria Regina Family Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 25 and runs through Sunday, June 28. The Maria Regina Family Festival will go on rain or shine, and will offer more than 25 midway games and rides, live music, raffles, 50/50 raffles, food and fun for all ages. From 5 to 10 p.m. at 3945 Jerusalem Ave., Seaford. DJ John and Maria Regina’s Got Talent Competition will perform.

Writing Our Stories
The Massapequa Public Library’s writing group for Senior Citizens will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Bar Harbour meeting room. All are welcome.
Friday, June 26
Yoga
Using Hatha Yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditative practices, open the body and mind to a new sense of wellness, release and awareness. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat. A $21 registration fee due at registration is required for all sessions. Checks may be made payable to the library. From  9 to 10:15 a.m. in the Bar Harbour auditorium.

Let’s Talk
Senior Discussion Group from 1 to  3 p.m. in the Bar Harbour Auditorium.
Saturday, June 27
Italian Heritage and Cultural Festival
Sponsored by the Order Sons of Italy in America and New York Commission for Social Justice, come enjoy music, food, face painting, cultural presentations including wine-making, pasta demos and the influence of Italian art and more as Italian culture is celebrated. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Smithtown Historical Society Fairgrounds located at 211 Middle Country Rd., Smithtown. Admission: $5 for adults, children 12 and under free. For more information, visit www.italian
heritageandculturalfestival.com.

Adopt-A-Battalion Soldier’s Drive
Come help put care packages together for troops overseas. Our volunteers sort, pack and ship items to send to the troops. Feel free to drop off donations in person or to just have a cup of coffee and help out. Looking for personal care items, seasonings and hot sauces and items other than candy. From 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Island Knight of Columbus Council, 2 Eastgate Rd., Massapequa Park.

Seaford Farmer’s Market
Enjoy the large selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, olive oils, seafoods, wines, baked goods, herbs, sauces, spices, dessert sauces, vinegars, homemade pies and more. Come to the Seaford Railroad Station at 1933 Jackson Ave., Seaford from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The market runs Saturdays through Nov. 21. All are welcome. For more information call 631-323-3653 or email longislandgrowersmarket@gmail.com.
Monday, June 29
Scrabble
Play Scrabble from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bar Harbour meeting room.
Tuesday, June 30
Summer Reading Club Begins
The Plainedge Library’s Summer Reading Club begins today. If you haven’t registered yet, call the Children’s Services Department at 516-735-4133, ext. 12 or 13. You can also email kids@plainedgelibrary.org.
Wednesday, July 1
Pajama Storytime   
Come in your pjs and enjoy a story. From 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bar Harbour auditorium.
Thursday, July 2
Movie: A Most Violent Year
The Bar Harbour Auditorium will show a 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. screening of the movie A Most Violent Year. An ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family in 1981 New York City, one of the most dangerous years in the city’s history. Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) has a lucrative oil-delivery service but beset by rivals who want his business and a D.A. who wants to take him down, Abel is driven to desperate measures to save his company and protect his family. Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain and David Oyelowo (2014; R 2 hrs)

Upcoming
Independence Day Parade
The annual Massapequa Park Independence Day Parade will take place on July 4 at 11 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for the best marching band, best color guard as well as best float. The parade will travel down Park Boulevard and Front Street.

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Jennifer Fauci is the managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Boulevard and Anton Media Group’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of three PCLI awards.

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