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Fat Tuesday: The day before before Ash Wednesday is celebrated with a carnival in many part of the world, including New Orleans. We have a bit of the Big Easy here in Massapequa as Big Daddy's restaurant will once again host their annual Mardi Gras Celebration, featuring music by King Cobra. It starts at 8 p.m.
Lincoln's Birthday: Honest Abe will celebrate his 204th birthday Tuesday. It is a local holiday in Nassau County as a number of County offices will be closed. Both Town Hall North and South in Oyster Bay and Massapequa will be closed as will be Village Hall in Massapequa Park.
Sanitation/S.O.R.T. Despite the holiday there will be normal sanitation and recycling collection on Tuesday.
Boys Hoops:The Chiefs travel to Freeport for a 4:30 p.m. game.
Girls Hoops: Massapequa hosts freeport at 6:15 p.m.