Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00
Saturday, September 7
Wednesday, September 11
Bluefish TournamentSunday, September 15
The Oyster Bay Historical Society will exhibit paintings from the Plein Air Competition held at Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park now through Oct. 6, at the Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. For information call 922-5032.
Sea Change, an underwater installation by Sally Shore and Barbara Karyo will open on Sept. 4 in the Atrium at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts. Taking advantage of the aquarium-like atmosphere of the glass Atrium, Sea Change will create art using vegetation and creatures created from some of the detritus found on our beaches today when a wastewater treatment plant in Westchester Co., NY, accidentally released millions of plastic water filtration bio-disks into Long Island Sound, and washed up on North Shore. The artists were among those who collected them as they cleaned up the beaches. Sally Shore, who works with fiber and Barbara Karyo who works in clay are creating the exhibit. Sally has created islands of plastic disks trailing rainbows of sensuous sea vegetation and Barbara has crocheted a variety of whimsical sea creatures to swim through them. The exhibit runs through July 2014. Reception date to be announced.
The Community Methodist Church of East Norwich will hold their annual Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 7. This year it will be in honor of John DeBellis, the East Norwich Fire Chief who died recently.
The 28th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament, on Sunday, Sept. 15, includes hours of fishing followed by a tailgate party with hot dogs, beverages, snacks, raffles, awards and prizes. The all-day sporting event runs from 4:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entrance fee for anglers of all ages, is $30 for Town residents and $40 for non-residents. Registration is limited to the first 350 boats, so sign up early at Oyster Bay Marine Supply, 294 South Street, Oyster Bay. You must be pre-registered. All those who register before September 10 will receive a tournament T-shirt. All contestants will automatically be entered in a special raffle, with great prizes including Mercury inflatable boats and Mercury outboards, rods, reels, ice chests, water skis, dinners for two and much more. The first place prize is $2,000 on down to the 15th which receives a $100 gift certificate. Raffle winners must be present to receive their prizes, which will be presented at the tailgate party scheduled for 3 p.m. The record catch is 19.05 pounds. For further information, contact the Parks Department, Recreation Division, at 797-4125.
A book discussion will take place at 10:30 a.m. on The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell at the Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. Call 631-692-6820 or visit cshlibrary.org.
The 28th Annual Town of Oyster Bay Bluefish Tournament, on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 4:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. includes hours of fishing followed by a tailgate party with hot dogs, beverages, snacks, raffles, awards and prizes. The tournament is limited to the first 350 boats (fee). Raffle winners must be present to receive their prizes, which will be presented at the tailgate party scheduled for 3 p.m. The record catch is 19.05 pounds. For information, call 516-797-4125.
A lecture and book signing by Salvatore J. LaGumina takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. As Italian immigrants and their descendants, moved to Long Island, they helped to build Long Island, whether as laborers or as contractors, such as the Castagnas. They brought their culinary traditions and opened markets, such as the still family-owned Iavarone Brothers Foods, and restaurants, including New Hyde Park’s Umberto’s. Join author Salvatore J. LaGumina to discover the remarkable contributions and vibrant culture of Italians and Italian Americans on Long Island. The lecture is free and open to the public. Copies of Long Island Italian Americans will be available for purchase and signing. For information call 516-922-5032.
A discussion of The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar will take place at 7 p.m. at the Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center, 95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. Call 631-692-6820 or visit cshlibrary.org.
The 94th annual meeting of the Theodore Roosevelt Association is being held on Sept. 19 to 22 in Buffalo, NY. The keynote speaker will be Pulitzer Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Shewill be signing her latest book on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Though The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism won’t be published until after the annual meeting, advance copies will be available for purchase, and Doris will sign book plates which attendees will be able to place in The Bully Pulpit once it arrives.
The Oyster Bay - East Norwich Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the success of its Arts and Antique Walk held Sundays in July. “To finish off the season we are holding out first Oyster Bay Arts Festival on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. There is a rain date the next weekend, Sept. 28 and 29,” said Treasurer Michele Browner.
Visitors will stroll through Oyster Bay on Sept. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. and soak in the treasures of a talented community of artists and collectors who will transform downtown sidewalks into an outdoor gallery. The evening will also feature live music and an outdoor marketplace. Call 922-6464 for information.
The Family Arts Festival on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature children’s crafts, knitting, pottery, cooking, live music, story telling, dance, martial arts, artist demonstrations, animal presentations, children’s plantings, water sports activities, food, drinks, treats and an artist marketplace. Call 922-6464 for information.
The North Shore Assembly of God, 84 Orchard St, Oyster Bay is operating a new food pantry for the community. It is meant to supplement the growing needs of the community. It is open on Tuesdays during their prayer times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. If you are in need of their service, please call Pastor Diane at 922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.
Friday, 13 December 2013 00:00
Over the years, Long Island has fostered a wide variety of musicians spanning various genres—including everyone from Billy Joel and Public Enemy to Brand New and Blue Oyster Cult. This trend continues strong today. Currently, there are hundreds of musicians littered across the island. Among them is East Norwich pop singer Steven Rodriguez.
Originally from Brentwood, Rodriguez moved to East Norwich after serving in the US Navy. Upon arriving home from service, Rodriguez’s friend heard him singing and encouraged him to pursue music more seriously.
“When I returned home from the Navy, a good friend heard me singing one day and encouraged me to sing with a band his friend was putting together.”
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Outgoing Long Island Museum Association (LIMA) President Philip Blocklyn announced at their annual meeting that LIMA will offer three professional development grants in 2014 to support member organizations in sending professional staff to conferences, workshops and seminars, whether national, regional, or local in scope.
“The grants are designed," Blocklyn said, “to encourage all of us in the museum association to make professional development a part of our missions.”
The application process and procedures will be available to member organizations in January.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Residents can take part in the Town of Oyster Bay’s Adult Co-Ed Badminton Volleyball Programs. The programs are open to town residents 18 and older, and will be held at the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center.
The badminton program starts on Sunday, Jan. 5 and will be held on Thursdays and Sundays from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The volleyball program starts on Tuesday, Jan. 7 and will be conducted on Tuesdays from 9 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. The programs, which are 12 weeks in duration, are $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents. Proof of residency is required.
For further information, contact the Hicksville Athletic Center at 516-733-8406.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
The Town of Oyster Bay’s Holiday on Ice Show, which has become a holiday tradition for town residents, will again be presented at the Town of Ice Bay Center in Bethpage. The popular show, now in its fourth year, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but in keeping with “the season of giving,” those attending the show are asked to bring two non-perishable food items to the show, which will be collected by Island Harvest, an organization committed to ending hunger on Long Island.
“‘Holiday On Ice ‘ is an event that our residents eagerly look forward to each year, and I am delighted that our town’s residents and their families will once again be able to enjoy this special presentation,” said Councilman Chris Coschignano. “Some of the finest skaters in the nation will be performing and showcasing their talent.” The supervisor added that students of the town’s figure skating program will also be performing.