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Farmingdale New Year’s Eve celebration canceled due to COVID spike

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Another New Year’s Eve event on Long Island bites the dust.

Farmingdale Village canceled its family-friendly New Year’s Eve party, which was originally planned for Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Farmingdale Village Green on Main Street.

The local band and host of the event, The Electric Dudes, made the announcement on the official Facebook event page on Dec. 27.

“The safety of everyone comes first,” reads the post. “We will miss you all and wish you a happy new year!”

Village Trustee Walter Priestley took to Facebook as well, saying people who planned to work the event became sick this week, which ultimately led to the board’s decision to cancel.

“The number of new COVID cases in Nassau County went from about 300 a day around Thanksgiving to over 3,000 a day and still climbing on December 27,” Priestley said on Facebook. “I love a big party more than anyone but sometimes when things are changing so fast we have to take a step back to adjust our sails.”

Continue to follow greaterlongisland.com for updates on New Year’s Eve events across the island.

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