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Around Lindenhurst: Biking for veterans

A look at Village Hall, where the board

A look at Village Hall, where the board of trustees, planning board and zoning board of appeals meet. Lindenhurst is New York State's fourth-largest village with more than 28,000 residents. (June 7, 2011) Photo Credit: Alexi Knock

Lindenhurst residents can support wounded servicemen and women by cheering them on at this year’s Town of Babylon Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride on July 22.

The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization whose goal is to raise awareness of injured service members, as well as help them succeed.

Soldier Ride is an initiative that provides rehabilitative bicycling opportunities for injured servicemen and women.

The bike route takes riders from Babylon Town Hall, 200 E. Sunrise Hwy., in Lindenhurst throughout town’s communities, ending at Cedar Beach. A kick-off celebration will take place at Town Hall at 9 a.m.; the ride starts at 9:30 a.m.

Find further information on the ride and a map of the route here. And learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Other Lindenhurst happenings:

* Enjoy a movie on the Babylon Town Hall lawn, as part of the town’s 2011 summer movie series. Upcoming movies include “Shrek Forever After” on July 25 (rain date: July 26) and “Matilda” on Aug. 8 (rain date: Aug. 9). Show time is 8:30 p.m.

* Babylon Arts Council’s Fourth Friday Concert Series presents funk and soul band New York Funk Exchange on July 22 at the BACCA Performing Arts Center, 149 N. Wellwood Ave. The band performs at 8:30 p.m. and there is a half hour open mic at 8 p.m.

* The Lindenhurst summer concert series at the Village Square continues with the following performances: Sensitive to Light on Sunday, July 16; Ridler on July 23 and Wave Length with guest Flee the Scene on July 30. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket for seating.

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