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OysterBayEneterprisePilot.com Calendar

WaterFront Center Benefit - June 7

Christ Church Choirs - June 9

Cruise Night - June 11

Friday, June 7

WaterFront Center Benefit

The WaterFront Center benefit party at 7 p.m. at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, Centre Island includes an auction and live music, barbecue and open bar. Please reply by June 1, Dress code: smart casual. Tickets $125 per person. For information please call 922-SAIL.

Sunday, June 9

Christ Church Choirs

Eighth Annual Spring Gala Concert features the adult choir and special guests at Christ church on June 9 at 4 p.m. The adult and treble choirs provide inspirational music for church services and the Long Island community. Under the direction of Michael C. Haigler, the choirs have performed works of Beethoven, Faure, Haydn, Mahler and Mozart. Call 922-6377 for information.

Tuesday, June 11

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather-dependent event.

 

Wednesday, June 12

Spring Luncheon

Come with friends to enjoy the Spring Luncheon and raffle to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich on June 12 at the deSeversky Mansion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cocktails and shopping boutique. Tickets are $125. Call 922-9285 for more information. 

Saturday, June 15

Lacrosse Extraordinaire

Oyster Bay Rough Rider Lacrosse’s Battle by the Bay on Saturday, June 15, for boys and girls grade 2 through 8. For information call 449-3641.

Alzheimer’s Regatta

Oakcliff Sailing Center teams up with Sagamore Yacht Club and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in a regatta. Race using your own boat or one from Oakcliff. And, says Dawn Riley, OSC executive director, “For something completely different you can do a ‘Poker run’ around West Harbor on board a kayak or paddleboard.’ There is no entry fee but you are asked to raise funds for Alzheimer’s. Check their website for more information.

Sunday, June 16

Opera Night

Founder Isabella Eredita Johnson will bring her group of gifted musicians to perform arias from operas, as well as art songs at Christ Church at 4 p.m. on June 16. The goal is to foster the production and appreciation of opera and chamber music in the Long Island community. Suggested donation: $15. Call 922-6377.

July 6 through 14

Oyster Bay Music Festival

A week long performance intensive for gifted Long Island musicians ages 11 to 22. At Christ church . call 922-6377.For more information visit oysterbaymusicfestival.com.

Tuesday, June 18

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.

Thursday, June 20

Summer Solstice Luau

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum hosts its Summer Solstice Celebration on June 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sagamore Yacht Club. This year they are celebrating the culinary delights of our 51st. state - Hawaii! You can toast the official beginning of summer with a Mai Tai on the yacht club lawn. Wahi Wahi chicken and coconut shrimp are just some of the planned delicacies. For tickets please call 558-7036. Check out obrm.org for more information.

Tuesday, June 25

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event. 

Tuesday, July 2

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.

Friday, July 5

Movies in LV

Movies In The Park, hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce, takes place Friday nights in July: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event! 

Sunday, July 7

Arts & Antiques Walk

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce is holding an Arts & Antiques Walk Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting on July 7. The
walks will continue on August 4 and Sept. 1, with artists displaying their work in the hamlet. For more information call 922-6464 or on the web, see visitoysterbay.com.

Tuesday, July 9

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.

Preservation Awards

The Advocates for Historic Preservation and Education Awards reception takes place on July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodlands (the mansion at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course on South Woods Road, Woodbury). The honorees are Long Islanders who have distinguished themselves as advocates for history’s vital role in our lives today. The event raises funds in support of the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s ongoing programs and services, including exhibitions, lectures, book signings, workshops, and other community events. For more information call 922-5032.

Wednesday, July 10 to 14

St Rocco’s Feast

Come and meet your friends at the St. Rocco Feast hosted by the Oyster Bay Italian-American Club at Fireman’s Field. Great food, a midway and carnival rides. Fireworks on Friday July 12. Call 922-9744 for raffle tickets.


News

The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club hosted the annual Oyster Festival “Kick-Off” press conference on Friday, Aug. 15 at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park.

In attendance were NY State Senator Carl Marcelino and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, both Honorary Oyster Festival Chairmen; Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr.; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coshignano; Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michelle Johnson; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Pinto; Oyster Bay Rotary President Judy Wasilchuk; Verizon Title Sponsor Representative, Director of Government Affairs Patrick Lespinasse; Executive Director, h2empower, African Studies Specialist Helen Boxwill; Oyster Festival Sports Representative James Werner; Long Island Rough Riders Representative Sarah Culmo and Emcee Harlan Friedman.

The 31st annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



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