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Invasive Species Pull

Thursday, June 27

Cruise Night

Tuesday, July 2

Fourth of July Parade

Friday, July 4


Currently On Exhibit

Old OB In Photographs

Raynham Hall Museum exhibit now through December features rare photographs of Oyster Bay from their collection. The photos are street scenes from 1927, 1958, and 1969 and the show includes photos of what the streetscapes look today. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. (Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The museum is at 20 West Main Street, OB. For information call 922-6808.

Unframed at OBHS

The Oyster Bay Historical Society exhibit, “Unframed” features small unframed works: portrait, still life and landscape sketches that show the artist’s process of observing reality and problem solving on canvas. Classically trained artists Kristin Künc and Rob Zeller join in a visual dialog that has been going on between artists and subject for centuries. Open now through July 12 at the Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. For information call 922-5032.


Thursday, June 27

Invasive Species Pull

The North Shore Land Alliance is asking for volunteers to come out and “pull” for the environment. President Lisa Ott said, “It’s mile-a-minute season.” The dreaded mile-a-minute vine is making its mark on Long Island as never before. Known for its rapid growth (up to six inches in a day) this invasive pest is outcompeting desirable native vegetation. The pull starts at 9:30 a.m., on Thursdays, June 27, July 11; and Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 28. Additional times may be arranged for groups. The action qualifies for Community Service credit. Supplies and snacks will be provided. To register call 516-626-0908 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information visit northshorelandalliance.org.


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 516-922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.


Friday, July 4

Fourth of July Parade

The Quentin Roosevelt Post 4, American Legion hosts the annual Fourth of July Parade. Marchers will assembly at 10 a.m. on Church Street, in the parking lot behind Townsend Square. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and goes to the Derby-Hall Bandstand in Townsend Park where dignitaries will speak. Raynham Hall Museum staffers will again march in the parade in authentic Colonial costumes.

Sagamore Hill

Sagamore Hill Historic National Site will not be holding any Fourth of July events this year. “This is the first time, since 1952 that we haven’t done something on the Fourth of July,” said Park Ranger Scott Guerney.”We are planning for the future, with machines all over the place.” The Roosevelt mansion is under renovation and the Old Orchard Museum will be closed as a result of Sequestration with no staff available. The grounds will be open. For information call 516-922-4788.

Ice Cream Social

The Oyster Bay Historical Society (OBHS) invites residents and visitors to stop by after the Oyster Bay 4th of July Parade for an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social. They will be serving complementary lemonade, iced tea and chocolate and vanilla ice cream cones to all who come to the Earle-Wightman House garden, 20 Summit Street. 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 with us as we celebrate our nation’s independence. Free to all. Contact Nicole Menchise or Philip Blocklyn at 516-922-5032 with any questions.


Friday, July 5

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” a series of four free Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. Louis del Prete will take the lead on July 5 with music from the 1940s right up to today. Included will be line dancing, Latin music, ballroom, and any other style desired.

Movies in LV

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


Saturday, July 6

Oyster Bay Music Festival

A week long performance intensive for gifted Long Island musicians ages 11 to 22. At Christ Church from July 6 through 14. Call 516-922-6377 for more information visit oysterbaymusicfestival.com.

Embroidery Class

Summer Vacation Class: the Oyster Bay Historical Society teaches the start of a lifelong skill in these Saturday morning embroidery classes from 10 a.m. to noon during July (6, 13, 20, 27) at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. Preregister for the series at $50 or $15 each and includes materials.


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 516-922-6464 or on the web, see visitoysterbay.com.

Photo Safari Race

You may not be able to take rocks or plants home with you from Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, but you can take as many photographs as you would like! Come join their free photo safari and race on July 7, noon to 4 p.m. against others to collect pictures of “specimens.” First and second place prizes will be given. The race begins promptly at 2 p.m. Please bring a camera or smartphone to participate.


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 516-922-6464 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. Tickets are $65 each. For more information call 922-5032.


Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 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 516-922-9744 for raffle tickets.


Thursday, July 11

Invasive Species Pull

The North Shore Land Alliance is asking for volunteers to come out and “pull” for the environment. President Lisa Ott said, “It’s mile-a-minute season.” The dreaded mile-a-minute vine is making its mark on Long Island as never before. Known for its rapid growth (up to six inches in a day) this invasive pest is outcompeting desirable native vegetation. The work starts at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday July 11; and Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 28. Additional times may be arranged for groups. The action qualifies for Community Service credit. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call for location. To register call 626-0908 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information visit northshorelandalliance.org.


Friday, July 12

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” a series of free Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. Mark James assisted by Karen Lupo will be teaching on July 12. Enjoy dances from Salsa to Hustle, with some Sinatra, Pop, and Swing thrown in. For information call 922-6982.

Movies in LV

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


Saturday, July 13

Embroidery Class

Summer Vacation Class: the Oyster Bay Historical Society teaches the start of a lifelong skill in these Saturday morning embroidery classes from 10 a.m. to noon during July (13, 20, 27) at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. Classes are $15 each and includes materials.


Monday, July 15

Portfolio Prep

In partnership with the Oyster Bay Historical Society, the Teaching Studios of Art will be offering a summer workshop for artistic youth. The first is a High School Portfolio Prep Workshop:
From Drawing to Color
For Students Ages 14-18;
Erin McGrath, instructor
from July 15 to 17, at the
Oyster Bay Historical Society’s
Angela Koenig Center
20 Summit Street
Oyster Bay. Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 2 to 5 p.m. Call 559-7367 for fee and registration information.


Tuesday, July 16

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 19

Movies in LV

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July on the 19th and 26th. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” a series of free Fridays in July in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m.. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing. on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. Marianne Taylor teaches line dancing on July 19. As Marianne says, “Line Dancing is exercise in disguise!” Learn Boot Scoot n’ Boogie, Ah Si, Mamma Maria, and Cowboy Charleston. She will also teach a partner dance El Paso, which can be done alone or with a partner. Come on down! For information call 922-6982.


Saturday, July 20

Embroidery Class

Summer Vacation Class: the Oyster Bay Historical Society teaches the start of a lifelong skill in these Saturday morning embroidery classes from 10 a.m. to noon during July (20, 27) at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. Classes are $15 each and includes materials.


Monday, July 22

Art Workshop

In partnership with the Oyster Bay Historical Society, the Teaching Studios of Art will be offering a summer workshop for artistic youth. Summer Camp: the Children’s Art Workshop
is a 4-day workshop for students ages 8 to13 with
instructor Julianne Smith. Classes are
Monday and Tuesday, July 22-23, and Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30. Call 559-7367 for fee, registration and hours.
Both workshops will be conducted at the
OBHS
Angela Koenig Center
at 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay.


Friday, July 26

Movies in The Park

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July 26. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” on July 26 in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. Mark James assisted by Karen Lupo will be teaching on July 26. Enjoy dances from Salsa to Hustle, with some Sinatra, Pop, and Swing thrown in. All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. For information call 922-6982.

News

Oyster Bay High School Principal Dr. Dennis O’Hara addressed the board of education at Tuesday night’s meeting about offering a summer school program at the high school. It would be the first time the district had a summer school program in more than 12 years.

Dr. O’Hara explained that with the institution of the Common Core state standards, students are faced with a greater level of academic rigor and more challenging coursework. The program would offer remedial and enrichment classes for students both in and out of district.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, Long Islanders taking mass transit may find themselves caught up in the mad dash of the holiday rush. But on the Oyster Bay line, riders are lucky in that they don’t experience the same level of stress over parking as some of the busier lines do.

“The Oyster Bay station never seems to get that crowded, but we’ll see what happens during Thanksgiving holiday when a lot of people come to visit families. I don’t think I’ll have a problem commuting, though,” says Michael Miniero, an Oyster Bay resident who regularly commutes to work on the LIRR.


Sports

In the history of Oyster Bay High School athletics, no one has ever won a Girls’ Tennis New York State Championship. Celeste Matute and Courtney Kowalsky became the first when they won the 2014 New York State Doubles Championship in Latham on Nov. 3. What makes this tremendous achievement even more remarkable is that Matute is a junior and Kowalsky is a sophomore.

The girls, who are usually singles players, teamed up to take on the very best players in Nassau County and New York State. They won all 10 matches in the section XIII and NYSPHSAA tournaments and left Latham as the 2014 New York State doubles champions.

The conditions were as fierce as the competition earlier this month at Oakcliff Sailing’s Halloween Invitational.

Ten teams from the U.S., Canada and Bermuda battled 30-knot-plus winds, heavy rain and biting cold to see who would take top honors at Oakcliff’s final match racing event of the 2014 season.


Calendar

Raingarden Workshop

Wednesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 20

Informative Hospital Talk

November November 20

Opera Night

Sunday, November 23



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com