Historical society holding dinner for first time since 2018


The Franklin Square Historical Society is set to hold its annual dinner on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square.

“It has been three years since the Franklin Square Historical Society has been able to hold their Annual Dinner,” said Bill Youngfert, the secretary of the organization, in an email, because of restrictions put in place amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the upcoming dinner, the historical society will honor its 2022 Citizen of the Year, Phil Malloy.

A lifelong resident of Franklin Square and a former chief of the hamlet’s fire department, Malloy is among the many first responders who suffered long-term injuries from the debris created at ground zero as a result of the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001.

Malloy, 59, has two grandchildren, ages 6 and 3. He is a former member of the Nassau County Fire Commission, where he served during 9/11, and is also a Board Member of the Franklin Square Civic Association.

The first responders of the Franklin Square Munson Fire Department are set to be honored at the April 28 dinner as well.

“We are looking forward to getting the entire community out for a night to celebrate after going through the COVID pandemic. Please join us at this wonderful event,” Youngfert added in the email about the dinner.

The cost of the Historical Society dinner is $49 per person. For more details and to access the form necessary to register for the event, contact Youngfert at (516) 775-7260 or via e-mail at BYoungfert @aol.com.

—Robert Traverso