Summer Concert Series The Freeport Fire Department
Limited seating is available. We recommend you bring your own chairs.
For further information, please call the Arts Council at (516) 223-2522.
JULY 1 - Klezmer Trio - The Jewish jazz. European and American Klezme'r
music as a art form for all ages.
Nautical Mile Esplanade
IDLY 8 - Jerry Cardon - Tribute to Frank Sinatra: Old Brown Eyes Sings Old
V/7/age Hall Courtyard
IDLY 15 - Natalya Simone - Beloved Arias, Favorite Broadway Melodies and Friday, July 2-Monday, July 5
utucgja mw onwyt-iM
Remember to Water the Curb Trees
The many young curb trees planted
by the Village require watering right
now. These plantings are part of the
Glacken Administration's "1,000 Trees a
Year" plan which has brought flowering
ornamentals to local streets.
Please remember to water them
according to the schedule established by
the Village based on your house number.
Odd numbered houses may water on the
odd dates on the calendar, and even
numbered houses on the even numbered
dates. All watering of lawns, gardens
and curb trees must be done between
the early morning hours of 4 a.m. and 10
a.m., or in the evening between 4 p.m.
and 10 p.m.
I 'ON }|UJJ8d
02S L L AN
OZS L L AN
UB93O 'ON 917
JUNE, 2004 www.FreeportNY.com THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS
NY State Grants $200,000 to Explore Freeport's
Next Waterfront Projects
Secretary of State Randy Daniels deliv-ered
a symbolic check for $200,000 to Mayor
Bill Glacken and the Freeport Board of
Trustees for use in pursuing future develop-ment
of the village's waterfront areas. The
funding will cover the cost of studying
improvements to navigation on both the
Hudson Canal and Freeport Creek, and to
create an information center on the Nautical
Nautical Mile, making it an economic success
story and a model for other waterfront com-munities
The Information Center will be con-structed
near the Esplanade on the Nautical
Mile, adjacent to the Long Island Marine
Education Center at 202 Woodcleft Ave. In
addition, there will be a special kiosk
installed on the Esplanade describing
line stretching from Far Rockaway in Queens
through Nassau County out to Southampton
Village in Suffolk. The Bayway encompasses
environmentally protected areas as well as
cultural and historic sites, museums, nature
spots and waterways all along Long Island's
South Shore. The Estuary Reserve Council has
developed an ecologically sound plan to pro-mote
the enjoyment of the pristine areas
Taking part in the check presentation on the Nautical Mile are Hempsteod Town Coundhvoman Dorothy Goosby, Mayor 81 (Men, Secretory of State Randy Daniels, Deputy Mayor Harare Frierson, Trustee Bffl Wide, t, and HT State
Assemblyman David McDonough.
Mile which will be located in the parking lot
of the Long Island Marine Education Center.
Mayor Bill Glacken said in accepting the
check from Secretary Daniels, "This funding
assistance shows Freeport has gained recog-nition
as a major maritime center for com-mercial
and recreational waterfront activity.
The revitalization of our waterfront is
attracting visitors and investors to the
Freeport's historical role as a working water-front
and the recent improvements which
have made the community a desirable tourist
attraction for those who visit either by land
or by sea.
Freeport has been named a waterfront
destination in New York State's Bayway trail
which is located within the Long Island South
Shore Estuary Reserve, the section of coast-while
preserving them for future genera-tions.
The Department of State has located the
South Shore Estuary Reserve Council's head-quarters
in Freeport on the Nautical Mile at
300 Woodcleft Ave.
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR It was a Day for Remembering in Freeport
"School's out," that favorite rally-ing
cry of children means hours of care-free
play for them and challenging
days ahead for parents who must fill
those hours with safe, enjoyable activi-ties.
In Freeport, parents have a num-ber
of options thanks to the programs
and facilities available at the village's
Recreation Center and the five parks
located throughout the community.
At the Recreation Center, there are
several programs available for children,
including the Kiddie Camp, for ages 3
to 5 or the Youth Camp for kids 6 to 10
years old. Both provide indoor and out-door
games, swimming, arts and crafts,
music, story time, nature study, and
special events organized by the camp
counselors. Youngsters between the
ages of 11 and 13 years old may join
the Sports Camp, which offers swim-rDJI19
JIL0.1!? of the center's three pools.
For teenagers, there is a theater pro-gram
during the summer months with
a special production at the end of the
The Village's five parks provide
respite from the summer sun, with
pools, playgrounds or sports facilities,
all free to the public. Recent improve-ments
to Waterfront Park, located at
the end of South Long Beach Ave.,
include a new three-tier pavilion,
which is sure to become a landmark to
all the boats that pass through
Freeport and Randall Bays. Future
plans for Waterfront Park call for the
existing playground equipment to be
removed and replaced with age appro-priate
playground equipment and
swings. No longer will youngsters be
playing there. A new rubber safety sur-face
will be installed under the equip-ment.
Additionally the existing
restroom building will be demolished
and replaced with a new restroom
facility. Both the playground and
restroom facility will be completely
John J. Randall Park, located at the
top of the Nautical Mile, offers a pool
for toddlers and another for older
swimmers. Barbeques and picnic tables
are available in the park alongside the
new pavilion, offering a place in the
shade during the hot summer days.
Plans to replace the sixty-year-old
fence surrounding Randall Park call for
work to begin this Fall and a nautical
theme playground with safety surfac-ing
will replace the present equipment
and the underlying sand. Many
evenings one can stop by and watch a
baseball, lacrosse, soccer or softball
game being played thanks to the new
overhead lights. Last winter, the
Freeport High School football team
used the ball field for evening practices
in their march to take the Long Island
Northeast Park has enjoyed an
extensive refurbishing of its baseball
field, along with basketball and tennis
courts over the past seven years and
this Fall the same new playground
equipment and safety surfacing will be
installed in the kid's play area.
Northeast Park offers excellent tennis
courts where serious players with an
eye on Wimbledon can dream of win-ning
the Grand Slam. Glacken Park will
also get the new playground installa-tion
this Fall. It is the nome of the first
Girls Softball Little League World Series
in 1974, and today continues to host
Little League tournaments on what is
considered one of the finest baseball
.fields-on^Long.lslandr It also,has,lighted^
basketball courts offering teens and
adults a place for pickup games on a
summer's night and a picnic area com-plete
The pool at MLK Park in the north-east
section of the village has been
completely refurbished. New play-ground
equipment was added several
Kears ago and the basketball courts
ave been upgraded and resurfaced.
All the pools in the village parks are in
excellent shape and ready to provide
fun for the whole family.
This season there is a place to play
for everyone, whether your idea of a
perfect day is spending time swim-ming,
playing sports or quietly relaxing
in the shade along the waterfront,
Freeport has the right spot for you.
Enj£y this summer and stay safe.
Provides Fun for the
Musical bands, specialty foods, carnival rides and booths sell-ing
arts and crafts items lined Woodcleft Ave. for this year's
annual Nautical Festival held on the first weekend in June.
Children, parents, and young people took part in the event by
strolling along the Nautical Mile which was closed to traffic
during the festival. Local merchants offered special sales while
the seafood restaurants provided enticing menus.
Mayor Bill Glacken accepts a citation from Hempstead Town Concihvomen Angle Cullin (center) and Dorothy
Goosby (second right) as Trustees Don Miller and Bill White, Jr.lfirst and second left) and NY State
Assemblyman Dave McDonough (third left) and Nassau Legislator David Denenberg (right) look on.
members and friends
observed this year's
Memorial Day with the
through the Village and
the solemn laying of
wreaths at the Freeport
Memorial Library. This
year's event was dedicated
to the brave men and
women who sacrificed
their lives in all the wars
our country has fought in
the name of freedom.
Mayor Bill Glacken
reminded the participants
and"-^spectators' -•* that;1-'
"Freedom is never free. It
costs us dearly with the
lives of our loved ones,
Village officials join fire chiefs and members of the department at the wreath laying ceremony
those young men and women who have
their futures ahead of them and have brave-ly
volunteered to serve their country, fight-ing
in foreign lands to protect us, their
friends and families. These heroes make it
possible for us to live our lives in peace and
raise our children in safety."
The annual event was sponsored by the
Freeport American Legion Post #342 under
the direction of Parade Chairman and Past
Commander Charles Jackson, with the assis-tance
of Commander Robert Pachas, and
Freeport School District's Music Director,
Immediately following the parade, mem-bers
of the Freeport Fire Department
marched to Fire Headquarters on Broadway
The family views the new street sign with firefighter Muldowney's name
to take part in the ceremony renaming the
street in honor of Ex-Captain Richard T.
Muldowney, Jr., the New York City
Firefighter and Freeport volunteer who lost
his life during the rescue operation at the
World Trade Center on September 11th,
Surrounded by friends and fellow fire-fighters,
the Muldowney family took com-fort
in the words of love, friendship and loy-alty
spoken by those who knew Richie best,
and the special song written and sung by his
friend, Kevin Campion, which so accurately
captured his life. In his honor, that section of
Broadway in front of Fire Headquarters in
Freeport will forever be known as Firefighter
Richard T. Muldowney, Jr., Plaza.
On hand to congratulate Ms. Jagnow on her latest venture were, in the front raw: Freeport Trustee Bill White, Jr., Hempstead Town
Coundrwoman Angle Cullin next to liana Jagnow, Trustee Don Mauersberger, and Armin Jagnow. In the bock row are: NY State Senator
Charles Fuschillo Jr., Dora Phillips from the Chamber of Commerce, and Barbara Jagnow.
Golf Tournament Marks
Official Opening Of
Miniature Course on
Fulfilling a longtime goal of bringing miniature golf to
Freeport, businesswoman Nona Jagnow recently opened the
Crow's Nest Mini Golf course adjacent to her other enter-prise
on Woodcleft Ave., Crow's Nest Cove, and near her par-ents'
legendary restaurant, Otto's Sea Grill.
The mini golf course with its two waterfalls and rock
mountain is designed to attract youngsters, teens, parents,
and anyone interested in having fun playing 18 holes of
miniature golf in the fresh air while enjoying the atmos-phere
on the Nautical Mile.
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.
This digital image may be freely used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this image is permitted without written permission of the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520 or email: email@example.com