The Douglaston Arts Festival will return to 235th Street in October after having been
cancelled last fall, the event's organizer said.
The festival, which was postponed in 2012 at the last minute, will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 on both sides of Douglaston’s Long Island Rail Road station along 235th Street.Court of Appeals to Hear Tuition Case
The state Court of Appeals will hear a case over whether it was lawful for Nassau County to charge towns and cities for the tuition of local students attending the Fashion Institute of Technology.
The suit was initially brought about by the Town of North Hemsptead in 2011 after Nassau County took away 2010 sales tax revenue it owed the town to cover subsidies for local residents who were enrolled at the Manhattan school.
According to law, counties must pay a portion of the tuition for local students attending community colleges in other counties. Learn more.
Get Ready for Oyster Festival
Plans are underway for the 30th anniversary of the Oyster Festival, now just five weeks away.
Public officials and dignitaries are announcing details of the big weekend, set for Oct. 19 and 20th. Several tall ships and the ever-popular FDNY fireboat John J. Harvey will be attending this year. Hundreds of vendors will be present along with scores of food concessions.
Farmingdale State College unveiled a carport/charging station Monday, a futuristic solar powered energy center.
The carport is a major component of the $24 million Long Island Smart Energy Corridor funded by $12 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, with institutional commitments matching that amount, college officials said.
The facility - the first of its kind within SUNY - is the result of collaboration with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the U.S. Department of Energy, and Stony Brook University.
Farmingdale’s “Green Growth Initiative” was developed by President Hubert Keen as part of the college’s mission to develop the college as a Model of Green Technology. Learn more.
Several tall ships and the ever-popular FDNY fireboat John J. Harvey will be attending this year. Hundreds of vendors will be present along with scores of food concessions.
State Assemblyman Charles Lavine, D-Glen Cove, has submitted a bill that would ask New Yorkers to support a $1 billion bond to fund Alzheimer’s research.