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Tilles Center Art - July 31

Sall the Sound for Deafness - August 1

Film Series at LIU Post - August 3

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 August 4, at the Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. For information call 922-5032.

Wednesday, July 31

Tilles Center Art

 On July 31 and Aug. 9, international artist Alli Berman, known for her PuzzleArt, will be at the Atrium at Tilles Center at LIU Post for 8 hours, starting at noon, using time-lapse photography techniques for her new “Connect to Creativity – A Social Practice Art” project project that will preserve the installation for posterity. The public is invited to attend and become part of the work. She will be available to answer questions and lead people in her “couch-potato easy” cognitive calisthenics to help them improve their memory, focus and more.

Thursday, August 1

Sail the Sound for Deafness

The Mill Neck Family and co-hosts Oakcliff Sailing, The WaterFront Center, and other Oyster Bay groups, support the Sail the Sound for Deafness. Sailors are welcome to participate in the race with their own yachts too. A post-race cocktail party takes place at the Mill Neck Manor House (fee). This magnificent Tudor Revival mansion, overlooking the bay, is truly a Gold Coast treasure and a perfect site for an after-party. Detailed information regarding schedules, sponsorships, registration and fees, can be found at millneck.org/sail-the-sound-for-deafness/. You may also call 628-4243.  

Saturday, August 3

Film Series at LIU Post

The Song Remains The Same is playing at 7 p.m. at Tilles Center. This concert film features the English rock band Led Zeppelin, filmed during three nights of concerts at MSG in NYC. Fee, $10.

Sunday August 4

Belle Voci Concert

Founded and directed by Jennifer Scott Miceli Ph.D., Belle Voci will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 4 p.m. on August 4 at Christ Church . This intergenerational Women’s Choir performs annually to raise funds for cancer prevention and cure. Proceeds from concert ticket sales are donated to the American Cancer Society. For more information please call 922-6377.

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 Aug. 4. The walks will continue on Sept. 1, with artists displaying their work in the hamlet. For more information call 922-6464 or on the web, see visitoysterbay.com.

Portrait Demo

Kristin Künc demonstrates portrait painting on Aug. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street, as part of Oyster Bay’s Art and Antique Walk. A teacher at Oyster Bay’s Teaching Studios of Art, she is featured at the current exhibit Unframed, which closes that afternoon. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Oyster Bay Historical Society at 516-922-5032.

Concert Film Series At LIU Post

Heart-Alive in Seattle is playing on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. This concert film covers footage from their 2003 performance of Seattle’s Paramount Theatre and showcases the rich musical legacy that is distintly Heart. Fee, $10: shown on the mega screen.

Tuesday, August 6

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. The same night the Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Ave. offers 10 percent off any ceramic car starting at 5:45 p.m. Call 922-3223.

Graduate Open House

LUI Post holds a graduate open house on Aug. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. LIU Post offers 74 graduate programs including blended master’s degrees and online advanced certificates. New is an M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis. You can see them on the web at liu.edu/post/graduate. LIU graduates are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship per semester toward a master’s degree.

Friday, August 9

Plein Air Competition

Teaching Studios 3nd Annual Plein Air Competition will be held at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, on August 9 and 10. Thirty-five selected artists will compete for over $2000 in prizes donated by Jerry’s Artarama, as well as a $1000 grand prize awarded by the Teaching Studios.
The event culminates in an exhibit and sale at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, OB. Call 922-5032. 

Tilles Center Art

 On Aug. 9, international artist Alli Berman known for her PuzzleArt will be at the Tilles Center Atrium at LIU Post for 8 hours, starting at noon, using time-lapse photography techniques for her new “Connect to Creativity – A Social Practice Art” project project that will preserve the installation for posterity. The public is invited to attend and become part of the work. She will be available to answer questions and lead people in her “couch-potato easy” cognitive calisthenics to help them improve their memory, focus and more.

Saturday, August 10

Plein Art Exhibition

The Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay, exhibits 35 [plus one from juror Bennett Vadnais] Plein Art paintings of Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park. The reception takes place on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. The finalists will have their works displayed and on sale with purchases benefiting the OBHS Koenig Center’s collection development. Complimentary refreshments. The exhibit and sale continues for the month. Call 922-5032 for more information.

Concert Film at LIU Post

Chicago In Chicago is playing on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at Tilles Center. Set against the stunning background of Lake Michigan, Chicago wows a sold-out crowd at ehe Charter One Pavillion with an evening of hits including Saturday in the Park, Make Me Smile and You’re the Inspiration. Fee, $10. Mega screen viewing.

Sunday, August 11

Poetry in Motion

Dr. Linda Opyr, Nassau County Poet Laureate 2011-13, will lead a poetry workshop on the grounds of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site on Aug. 11 at both 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Participants should bring a pen and notebook, and wear comfortable shoes and clothing.  The workshop is open to individuals 12 years of age and older.  No prior experience is necessary!  Participants should meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard.  Should inclement weather prevail, the workshop will be held in the Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard. For further information, visit their website at nps.gov/sahi, or call 516-922-4788.

Concert Film at LIU Post

This biographical film about Janis Joplin – from her Texas origins to Woodstock and superstardom – features performances by Big Brother and The Holding Company. Fee, $10. Meg screen.

Tuesday, August 13

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. The same night the Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Ave. offers 10 percent off any ceramic car starting at 5:45 p.m. Call 922-3223.

Saturday, August 17

Concert Film at Tilles

Documentary on Woodstork on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. Documentary footage of 1960s hippie conunterculture and its music, with super groups and artists such as The Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Ten Years After, Jefferson Airplane and many, many more over a three-day period of drugs, rain, peace and love: it’s Woodstock. Fee, $10.

Tuesday, August 20

TOB Referendum

Today is the vote on the sale of the Town of Oyster Bay DPW center at Miller Place. The land is next to the controversial site developer Traubman wanted to use to create an upscale mall. Vote at your local polling place.


News

Driving rain and an early start time did not deter 600 people who arrived at Crest Hollow Country Club recently to celebrate the Women’s Fund of Long Island’s 20th year and to honor four exceptional women.

The breakfast started with a meet and greet and a chance to showcase Women’s Fund contest winner Patti Hogarty, designer of “Women as Bamboo.” Inspired by her neighbor’s bamboo, she entered the contest drawing a design of the bamboo, which Ambalu Jewelers of Roslyn then turned into various pendants of which 40-percent of the profits would go to WFLI. Hogarty wrote a short essay comparing women to bamboo in that they are strong and can weather difficult storms, yet remain graceful and continue to grow sending out new shoots.

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.


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

Annual Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey Detox Workshop

Friday, Nov. 28

East Norwich Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 30



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