Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00
Walk In The Woods
Saturday, June 30
Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 4
Sagamore Hill Celebrates Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4
Volunteers needed. Join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society at 9 a.m. as it partners with the U.S .Fish and Wildlife Service for a fun morning. Snacks, water and giveaways will be provided. Contact Stella at 516-695-0763 or visit the website at www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions and to register.
Under the direction of conductor Stephen Michael Smith, will be featuring a variety of classical and pop favorites, including Salute to the Big Apple arranged by Calvin Custer and Armed Forces Salute arranged by Bob Lowden. The concert will take place at 8:30 p.m. at the bandshell in Heckscher Park, Huntington. For additional information, visit www.seniorpops.org or call 516-414-1831. Sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union and The Huntington Arts Council.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society invites residents and visitors to stop by after the Oyster Bay 4th of July Parade for an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social. The society will be serving complementary lemonade, iced tea and chocolate and vanilla ice cream cones to all who come to the Earle-Wightman House garden. Beginning after the parade, the shady lawn will be the site of games and friendly conversation. Cookies and fresh herb sachets will be for sale to support the Beverly Mohlenhoff Fund for Collection Management and Development. Stop by and visit and celebrate our nation’s independence. Free to all.
The National Park Service and the Friends of Sagamore Hill invite the public to celebrate Independence Day at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Independence Day was an important holiday for Theodore Roosevelt. After speaking at the festivities in Oyster Bay, TR would gather his extended family and friends at Sagamore Hill for a day of patriotic celebration. This year’s celebration will feature a variety of programs beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., all of which are free and open to the public. The first floor of the Roosevelt Home will remain closed during the festivities. Meet and talk with President Theodore Roosevelt, as portrayed by James Foote. Play a part in an interactive story about famous American heroes performed by storyteller Jonathan Kruk. Watch an equestrian demonstration by Rough Rider re-enactors. There will also be talks, a guided nature walk, children’s games and patriotic crafts. At 2 p.m. the Sagamore Hill Band will perform under the direction of Steve Walker on Theodore Roosevelt’s porch. Seating is on the front lawn, so bring a blanket or a lawn chair. There will be speeches by local dignitaries. Traditional American fare such as hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, soft drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase. Call 516-922-4788.
Enjoy a guided nature walk on the trails throughout the year from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, 6000 Northern Blvd., Muttontown (between Route 106 and 107 – just west of Martin Viette Nursery). Meet the guide at the site entrance at 12:50 p.m. Gate locked when tour begins. No pets, no children under 10 years of age or organized groups permitted. Weather permitting. Call 922-3290 the day before to confirm. $5 admission. No registration required. Visit www.hoffmancenter.org. Also on July 21, Aug. 4, 18.
Join the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society at 9:30 a.m. at Stillwell Woods Preserve, South Woods Rd., Syosset, and search for various butterfly species that utilize this preserve. Learn about the remarkable annual journey of the monarch butterfly, while exploring the meadows and trails of Stillwell. Contact Stella 516-695-0763 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions and to register (required).
The Long Island Daylily Society presents a judged Flower Show “Butterfly Gardens” at Planting Fields Arboretum in the Horticulture Center, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Free admission with $8 parking paid at the gate.
One-half hour session per day for five weeks. Children must be 3 years of age or older to participate. Lessons Monday-Thursday beginning July 9 at West Harbor Beach. Swim races will be held on Aug. 11. Bayville residents only. Swim lesson applications available at the Village of Bayville website @bayvilleny.gov. For questions call 628-1439, ext. 16.
Learn about the maritime oak-hickory forest while walking along the one-mile path to the beach. Once at the beach, learn about the different parts of the beach, the processes that created it and discover the types of creatures that live there by collecting shells and identifying them. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes. All ages are welcome, but the trip is geared toward children ages 6-12 and their parents. 9:30 a.m. at 12 Target Rock Rd., Huntington. There is a $4 parking per car fee unless you have a Migratory Duck stamp, then admission is free. Contact Kelly516-965-1659 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions and to register (required).
For an English Ivy Pull at Shu Swamp, Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck, on July 29 at 8:30 a.m. Join the Shu Crew as it continues its efforts to eradicate English Ivy from this beautiful preserve. Come to the swamp for this fun and worthwhile effort. Snacks will be provided to the volunteers. Bring garden gloves if you have them as well as clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy. Contact, Stella 516-695-0763 or visit www.hobaudubon.org for more information, directions and to register (required).
The summer concert series lineup at Chelsea Mansion on the Muttontown Preserve features music ranging from jazz to classical. Concertgoers are urged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy these outdoor shows. All performances are free of charge and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Concerts are as follows:
•July 11: Five Towns College Pops
•July 18: Long Island Conservatory of Music
•July 25: Sea Cliff Chambers
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay, will offer the Summer Sanctuary Adventures program through Aug. 23, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the center or to donate to rehabilitation efforts, visit: http://ny.audubon.org/CentersEdu_TRoosevelt.html, or contact Brooke Roeper 516-922-3200.
Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. through September. Audrey Ave. in downtown Oyster Bay. Restaurant specials, live music, 50/50 raffle. Fun for the whole family. For more information including sponsorships call 516-922-6464 or obenchamber@ gmail.com. For weather updates go to www.visitoysterbay.com.
NPS Park Ranger Howard Ehrlich is presenting his free talks on “President Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay” on Sundays for the entire summer. The free walking tour starts at 2 p.m. Meet in the LIRR parking lot in Oyster Bay. After the walking tour, visitors are invited to gather at Christ Church, 61 East Main St., to hear Mr. Ehrlich talk on the “Last Days of Theodore Roosevelt.” Theodore Roosevelt’s funeral was held at Christ Church and a pew is dedicated to him. After that talk, all are invited to drive to Youngs Cemetery in Oyster Bay Cove for a discussion of the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt. For further information contact NPS Ranger Howard Ehrlich at 922-4271.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla in the Oyster Bay area is recruiting new members. They are needed to assist the Coast Guard in performing Homeland Security missions and to implement the Coast Guard’s many recreational boating safety programs. No experience or boat is required. Training will be provided. For more information call Joe Orlich, vice flotilla commander of flotilla 22-05 in Oyster Bay at (516) 624-USCG (8724).
The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1665 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, announces the return of its hit program, Pollywog Adventures, for kids ages 3 to 5. A shared experience for parents and their pollywogs, the program offers participants an opportunity to learn about the watery natural world which surrounds us. Children and parents will celebrate the hatchery’s exhibit animals through live animal shows, crafts, activities and stories. New events every week. The program takes place every first and third Thursday through June from 11 a.m. to noon. Call for fees. Special discounts for members. Registration required. RSVP by the Wednesday before. Limited space available. Call 516-692-6768.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Dodds and Eder will be hosting a wine and cheese reception on Saturday, May 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at their Sag Harbor location to showcase the work of Plein Air Peconic, an artist group dedicated to helping the Peconic Land Trust conserve the natural beauty of the East End. The reception will showcase “At Home in the Natural World” an exhibition and sale of landscape paintings and photographs. The exhibition is on view at Dodds and Eder, which is open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Many of the paintings and photographs in the show are larger works composed in the studio from field studies of preserved sites. By painting and photographing images of conserved land and other spaces of the East End, the artists call attention to what has already been accomplished by land conservation and the continuing need to protect these vital resources from unchecked development.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
A large crowd of almost 100 people gathered at 95 Shore Road in Cold Spring Harbor on Saturday, April 27 to celebrate the completion of the environmental clean up at the former Exxon Mobil site. The 8-acre waterfront parcel, where the oil tanks once stood, was donated to the North Shore Land Alliance for conservation purposes.
On a sunny picture-perfect spring afternoon, Land Alliance officers and staff were joined by elected officials, including State Senator Carl Marcellino, Huntington Town Councilmen Mark Cuthbertson and Mark Mayoka, Heather Amster, Region 1, New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and community members to thank ExxonMobil for this valuable gift.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, more than five million Americans are suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Troubled by these statistics and personally affected, Long Islander and NBA draftee Gordon Thomas founded the Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic Committee, a group of professionals dedicated to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Ronald Caronia, MD, a glaucoma and cataract surgeon and partner of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) with Tom Burke, CEO of OCLI, participated in the first annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation’s “Run for Sight” 5K and 1-mile walk during the ASCRS/ASOA Annual Symposium and Congress in San Francisco. Dr. Caronia hails from Oyster Bay Cove and Mr. Burke is a resident of Islip.
The ASCRS partnered with TearLabs to host this first-ever “Run for Sight” event. It took place on Sunday, April 21 near the beautiful Japanese botanical gardens in Golden Gate Park. The event raised close to $25,000. All proceeds from the race will benefit the ASCRS Foundation’s cataract blindness treatment efforts.