Spend your Friday with the activities and news in this "5 Things" column, where you will find five essential pieces of information you need to know each day, like events happening or local topics being covered on the site.
1. What are you doing this weekend? We've got some ideas in our weekly Get Out activity guide going up on the site at 10 a.m. This weekend is jam-packed with local activities for kids, live music and more.
2. Get beach ready with at at 10 a.m.
3. Local Voices, our Patch blogs, premiered recently. Have your voice heard! Become a . E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
4. Check out every Friday for a list of open houses in the area.
5. We are trying to get to 300 likes on Facebook. Help us get there by spreading the word about Patch and liking our page (facebook.com/FarmingdalePatch).