Babylon Notebook: Activities & Meetings in October

Here’s a sampling of vital info, meeting times and activities coming in the next month for Babylon Town residents.

Fall is here, and there’s much to do in , from attending the latest board meetings and cleaning up for the season to fishing tournaments and festivals.

Below are highlights of what’s coming up this October, which is right around the corner.


Upcoming Town Events & Activities
The Babylon Autumn Surf Fishing Cup is set for , from 5 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday, in the waters from the western border of to the Sore Thumb at .

The pre-registration fee is $15.00 with early registration gift. In-person registration is October 8 by 12 p.m. by the weigh station, which is located in the East end of the parking lot. The award ceremony will take place following the 2 p.m. end of the on Sunday in the same parking lot.

It’s open to town residents and non-residents. For more information and to obtain an official entry form, contact Councilman Lindsay Henry’s office at 631-957-4482.

The , co-sponsored by the town and the Copiague Chamber of Commerce, is located in the parking lot at Great Neck Road and Oak Street in Copiague and will continue through November 19 on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Market’s produce comes from locals who’ve grown it in their own yards or at a plot in the Deer Park Botanical Garden. Click here for more information.

The Babylon Fall Festival is set for October 15 at 12 p.m. at Town Hall in Lindenhurst. Admission is free. Activities include hay rides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, games and face-painting. Music and food will be available, too.

The Cedar Beach Veterans Golf Tournament will be held October 15 for veterans only at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Beach Golf Course. The $20 fee includes a round of golf, club, balls and buffet.

The golf course is also open from May to November, weather permitting. For more information call 631-321-4562.

The next of Town of Babylon historical spots will run October 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and depart from the Town History Museum, housed in the Old Town Hall building in Babylon Village.

Call 631-893-2100 for reservations or 631-587-3750 for more information.

The Dog Park is located at Tanner Park in Copiague. It has areas for dogs weighing less than 30 pounds and dogs heavier than 30 pounds.

All dogs must have a valid license and current rabies tag. No dog can be anywhere in the park except in this designated area.


Upcoming Town Hall Closings & Board Meetings
Town Hall will be closed for Columbus Day on October 10. The Town Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. on October 4 and October 20.


Residents with questions about tree or debris removal as a result of should call the town’s Office of Performance Management at 631-957-7474.

For those with questions about how to apply for aid, details are listed on the town’s website here, and could also be found .

Those details include a link to the main website and a phone number to call: 800-621-3362.

It also includes information about the newly opened opened in at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge.

(Update: The center is now , and the to register for aid was set for October 31, 2011.)


Fall Cleanup Day
The town will hold a free Fall Cleanup Day on October 1, rain or shine, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Residential Recycling Center located on Field Street in West Babylon.

Residents are permitted unlimited free trips with an automobile and one free trip with pick-ups, vans or trailers (4 feet by 8 feet). These cleanup days are free of charge. Any vehicle larger than a van or pickup truck won’t be permitted, and neither will commercial waste.

Acceptable items include furniture, white goods (such as stoves and dishwashers) and wood products such as fencing, paneling and brush.

Unacceptable items include car and boat parts, or demolition debris. Wood items must be cut into four-foot lengths.


S.T.O.P. Program
Fall Cleanup Day is also a designated S.T.O.P. Collection Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. S.T.O.P. stands for Stop Throwing Out Pollutants and the town’s S.T.O.P. days coincide with the Spring and Fall Cleanup Days.

This program allows residents to bring household hazardous wastes to the center for safe disposal. Participation in this program is vital to insure safe drinking water and a healthier environment for the future. Please label all material. Proof of residency is required.

Household hazardous wastes accepted by the Town include acids; aerosol cans; antifreeze; automotive fluids/care products; bug and rodent killers; cleaning products; driveway sealer; fluorescent bulbs; freon canisters; full propane cylinders; gasoline; granular fertilizer containing insecticide; household batteries; latex and oil paints and stains; liquid chlorine; mercury containing products; pesticides/insecticides; powdered chlorine; and thinners and reducers.

For more information about Fall Cleanup or S.T.O.P., call 631-249-9346 or 631-249-9347.

For information on proper disposal of unacceptable items, please contact the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation at 631-444-0240.


There are also links on the town’s website to download this year’s Recycling Calendar and Parks and Recreation Guide.


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