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Babylon Notebook: BACCA Announces Upcoming Events

BACCA to honor Jim McGarrity at annual gala, continues its monthly concert series.

In the past month there have been several happenings and several events announced in and around Babylon Town.

Here’s the rundown:


The Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts will honor Jim McGarrity, treasurer and long-time board member, at the non-profit organization’s fourth annual Harvest Moon Gala on at in Lindenhurst.

There, McGarrity will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for being very active in his community. He’s a sponsor of BACCA’s Teen Youth Theater Awards involved with the Town of Youth Council and the North Babylon Lions’ Club.

The evening, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will also feature live entertainment by BACCA performers, as well as works of art on display by Long Island artists.

Tickets are available by calling BACCA’s office in Lindenhurst at 631-587-3696.

Fourth Friday Concert Series
’s monthly concert continues with George Worthmore and the Mike Nugent Band on . Visit BACCA’s website for more information about the featured acts.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at the BACCA Arts Center in Lindenhurst. Open mic begins at 8 p.m., with the featured acts taking the stage at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $15. Light refreshments (coffee, tea, cookies and other baked goods) will also be available.

Stormwater Project
Legislator Horsley assisted the Village of Babylon in securing funding for a stormwater diversion project to assist with drainage improvements along Great East Neck Road in the vicinity of Stowe Avenue and Trolley Line Road.

Turn-of-the-Century Memorabilia
Legislator Horsley and Babylon Village Mayor Ralph Scordino met with collector Ray DiMaria to view his extensive collection of Babylon memorabilia and historical items, which were recently purchased by the Babylon Village Historical Society. This is the Historical Society’s first acquisition of artifacts to be purchased.

The collection includes more than 300 turn-of-the-century postcards, plus Babylon Village phone directories from the 1920s, which lists three-digit numbers, numerous historic posters, pamphlets and journals.

The collection will be displayed at the Babylon Village Historical Society.

American Legion Day
Suffolk County Legislators and Steve Stern recently introduced legislation declaring September 16 American Legion Day in Suffolk County. Their bill was unanimously adopted at the General Meeting of the Legislature on September 15.

“The American Legion was chartered by Congress more than 90 years ago. Legionnaires work to preserve and maintain law and order, foster a sense of national pride and instill a sense of community across our great country,” Horsley said in a recent statement about the legislation.

“It is indeed fitting that Suffolk County designates September 16 as American Legion Day to honor the great men and women who’ve served our country and continue their commitment to our community today.” Horsley added.

Legislator Horsley recently presented proclamations to Paul Buffa, commander of American Legion Sergeant John Sardiello Post 1634, West Babylon; Joseph Regina, first division commander of the Suffolk County American Legion; and Robert Romano, first vice commander of Wayne Middleton Post 1839, North Babylon to commemorate the day.

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