FIRST IN SOUTHERN N. Y. Boat - launching ramp (foreground) is
one of two built on Albany Avenue site by New York State. The land-scaped
area has a 700-foot bulkhead with a five-foot stone walk at
right and 10 metal ladders.
BOAT-LAUNCHING RAMPS DEDICATED
County, Town and Village notables turned out in large numbers
May 9 for the dedication of the first State boat-launching ramps on
Long Island, near the foot of Albany Avenue. In addition to local
dignitaries the speakers included Joseph-F. Carlinoy Speaker of the
Assembly; State Senator Edward J. Speno, ancLDr. Harold Wilm,
Conservation Department Commissioner, who called •Freeport's
facilities a splendid example of what can-be accomplished-by co-operation
between State and Village officials.
Mayor Robert J. Sweeney, commenting upon the site's attrac-tiveness,
thanked the State authorities for assigning to Freeport
having learned from a Conservation Department member several
years ago that it would be possible for the Village to obtain such
ramps for launching small boats. After leasing the site to New
York State for 25 years, and handling its operation during that time,
Freeport will take it over unless the-Mayor and VillageyBbard pre-fer
to let the present arrangerrrerit continue", he said.
* Three beautiful mercury lights--each with 4, 000 watts capacity--
installed on the parking field were praised by Park Commission
Chairman Mannie Messing in a talk.caUing attention to the fact that
Village-owned property at the foot of Albany Avenue is becoming a
real "garden spot. " A completely landscaped parking area for the
two ramps will soon have for its neighbors a proposed industrial
park and the soon-to-be-levelled-off landfill area.
A PUBLIC INFORMATION BULLETIN OF THE VILLAGE OF FREEPORT
ROBERT J. SWEENEY. MAYOR
HENRY M. ALTENOARTEN
FRANK W. 80MER8
OEORQE H. PAIRBERO
FRANCIS J. MU8SO
JOHN J. MAC DONALD
LEONARD D. B. SMITH
JOHN O. TE8S1ER
-TELEPHONE FR 8-4OOO
"The Boating and FUhin9 Capital of (he East"
FREEPORT DAY AT THE WORLD'S FAIR
On Wednesday, June 17, round-trip buses will run from our
Village directly to the New York World's Fair--at a. low price which
will include both transportation and the admission fee.
Reservations must be purchased by June 8 at any local bank
or the cashiers' windows in Village Hall, on a first come, first serve
basis. If under 14 years old a child must be accompanied by a parent.
Buses will run, rain or shine.
The committee is arranging cer emonies^and festivities for
"Freeport Day" to tell the .world: about our community; : Roy Caccia-tore,
president of the local Chamber of Commerce which is co-ordinating.
the entire program-,, said the-organization1^ aim is to
give every man, woman and.child: in. Freepor-t-an opportunity to visit
the Fair at the lowest possible cost.
John H. O'Neill and Melba Howard are co-chairmen, while May-or
Robert J; Sweeney is honorary chairman.
Student-reservations, available only through the schools,; includ-ing
both the round-trip bus and Fair admission, will cost $1.25.
The price, to adults and all other children over 12 .years old will
be $2.50. Childreri under .12 will be charged $1. 75. .
Students arid .parents of; students who. make reservations through
their individual schools will board buses at their respective schools.
.Al.lisO.ther: .persons will ass:embre in the Municipal Stadium^a.r.ea./",,
Depar.tureVtimes are 10:30 Ai M. from Freeport and 5:30 P. M. :
f r om the World'syFair grounds. '•---"
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RECREATION DEPARTMENT SUMMER PLAYGROUND SCHEDULE
(June proclaimed "Recreation Month" by Mayor Sweeney)
June 25 to August 14, plus post-season program from August 17
to August 28. Location: Northwest, Northeast arid Randall Parks.
(Continued on Page 2)
ALL ELECTRICAL WORK NEEDS A PERMIT
Even if you do electrical work yourself, iti your own home, a
permit from the Building Department is required. The Village
issues all electrical permits free.
SUMMER PLAYGROUNDS (Continued from Page 1)
Activity Days- Mon. , Tues. , Wed. , and Fri. , 9A.M. to 5 P. M.
and. 7 P. M. to 10 P. M. Thurs. , 10 A. M. to 5 P. M. , 7 P. M. to 10
P.M. (Staff Meeting 9 A. M. to 10 A.M.)
There will be no formal program at the playgrounds on Sat. and
Sun. , but the parks will be open for public use.
All programs in the summer playground schedule will be struc-tured
to the elementary ( 9 1 / 2 yrs) junior and senior high school
age levels and will have competent .recreation, leader s directing all
activities. The parks will be open to all children 7 years of age and
Daily activities will consist of:
1. Self directed activities -nok-hockey, horseshoes, bean bag
games, rope jumping, basketball, and many other quiet games
as well as active games.
2. Tournaments and Contests - in all the above activities as well
as checkers, chess, table tennis, foul shooting, plus sugges-tions
from the children themselves as to their interest.
Each park will have special events for the children.
Crafts: crafts of varying nature, including ceramics, plastic
molds, sand casting with plaster, mosaics with tile, nut shell
animals, weaving, sea shell pictures, reverse paintings on
glass, bookmarks, and candy canisters, will be offered Mon.
through Fri. during the morning and afternoon programs at each
of the playgrounds. The crafts program will feature items of a
useable and practical nature for the home and for pleasure.
" " S p~e c iaT 'Event s ...... . . - - . _ — ----- _-.„• ........ ..,.,..;. ...... ...... ...
Pet Show -Dressed
Frontier Show Down
Inter -playground Contests
' A rt Exhibit •" ' ; • ' • ' • : • ' - ' • ' " ' • • ' " • ' ' • • • ' : ' ; ; ; " • ' ' " ' ' ' • ' " ' - " ' ' . ' ; _ ' . '
Most Unusual Hobby Contest
Other Special Events
Boating Clinics, Cub Scout Olympics -Randall Park, Senior Citizens
" Picnic, Playground Picnics,' Fishing Trips."" -T: '""';. "'. .T"'^-- \
Library Program - Playground storytelling and book! ending pro-gram
will be scheduled at the three village parks at the following
times and dates: July 6th to August 5th.
Mon. - Randall Park, 9 A. M. to 12 Noon
Tues. - Northwest Park, 9 A. M. to 12 Noon
Wed. - Northeast Park, 9A.M. to 12 Noon . .
The program is being co-sponsored with the Freeport Library and
the Freeport Recreation Department. The bookmobile and profes-sional
lea'dership will be on hand to lead the children in storytell-ing
and other facets of the services of the library.
Tennis Instruction - will be offered for Freeport children who are
11 years of age or older. All equipment will be provided by the.
Recreation Department at Northeast Park Mon. through Fri.
Tennis courts will be supervised during the following.; hour s: 9 A.M.
to 5 P. M. Tennis instruction schedules will be announced at a
later date. Tennis sessions and season tickets will go on sale June
22nd at the Village Hall, Danzigers, and Schultz Sporting Goods
Tickets are 50 cents a half hour and season-tickets are $10.
Dog Obedience Course. Six weeks every Thurs. evening beginning
May 14th, 7 P. M. at Randall Park. Registration fee is $3. This
program is co-sponsored with the German Shepherd Dog Club of
Long Island and Freeport Recreation Department.
Waterfront Park Family Concerts. Nine weeks will be held on Fri.
evenings beginning July 3 from 8 to 9 P. M. John Jenkins, Music
Director of Freeport High School, will direct the concerts. It will
begin July 3rd and will continue throughout the summer on Fri.
Astronomy Program. Seven weeks at Waterfront Park; foot of South
Long Beach Avenue, on Tuesday evenings commencing July 7, and
continuing each following Tuesday except in the event of inclement
weather conditions. The Program, co-sponsored by the Freeport
Kiwanis Club and the Recreation Department, begins at 8:15 P.M. ,
conducted by Peter A. Leavens. ••"•' -'- •" • ' "•'" •
Volunteer Junior and Adult Leader s. Any resident wishing to. assist
the Freeport Recreation Program is urged 'to call the "Recreation
office, FR8-4000, between 8:30 and 4:30. After'-hburs:-FR8-4007.
. , . NO TRASH. PICKUPS .JUNE 17 and JULY.L- ..., ,; ..,:,- >• • ,^,
There will be no pickup of trash at the curb:. on two. Wednesdays-..^.1:
June 1? and July. 1. . : , . . . . ' :.-..-.: . - .. -. . . "
; Sanitation Department ..men will 'ha ye., a holiday, on each of those •;
days. June 17 is, "Freeport Day .at the World.1 s ;Fair, " when the Mun-icipal
Building.will .remain closed.- The Wednesday;trash .collection
'o'fi'T-uly'l-wiir.be skipped.because Sanitation men,.are haying that;day ;-
off instead of later in the week. Village employees in other depar1;r >
ments will have a holiday Friday, July 3.. ••:
Garbage collection from back doprs;will proceed according to ,
the usual schedule during both weeks.
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