Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
9/11 Memorial Ceremony - September 11
NFL Comes To Oyster Bay - September 15
Bluefish Tournament - 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 516-922-5032.
Senator Carl Marcellino will hold a candle light vigil in commemoration of the 12th Anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. on the Western Waterfront on West End Avenue. The memorial is for Oyster Bay men and women lost in the collapse of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
Rotary will be hosting an NFL Punt Pass Kick qualifying competition at East Woods School on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. Punt Pass Kick is a youth sports initiative that allows boys and girls aged 6 – 16 to compete as part of the NFL’s Play 60 campaign. Ribbons will be award to the top three finishers in each category, and everyone will receive a certificate of excellence from the NFL. Winners will advance to the Long Island Championships, to be held at TR Park on Oct. 20 as part of the Oyster Festival. Winners of the LI Championship event will advance to the team finals at Met Life Stadium, and compete on the field as part of Jets pre-game event. To register for qualifying event, visit nflppk.com.
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 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 922-5032.
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. She will be signing her latest book on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Though her book, 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 raindate 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 516-922-6464 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 516-922-6464 for information.
The Friends of Locust Valley Library hosts a lecture on women artists who were surrealists on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. The speaker is Ines Powell, lecturer for The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Learn about Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Kay Sage, Dorothea Tanning and Remedios Varo. Call 516-671-1837 for information.
The Oyster Bay Main Street Association hosts its End of the Season Benefit Party at the newly reconstructed Creek Beach Club. Tickets are now $125 per person, but $150 per person after Sept. 15. Enjoy cocktails and light fare as we watch the sunset over the Sound. Details: business casual dress: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; 1 Horse Hollow Road, Locust Valley; please RSVP, ASAP. For information call 516-922-6982.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society welcomes author Deborah Munson Smith with a reception for her latest book, A Centre Island Botanica. The reception and book signing will take place at the Society’s Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay, from 4 to 6 pm on Sept. 27. The reception is free and open to the public, with light refreshments provided. Copies of A Centre Island Botanica will be available for purchase and signing. For information, visit oysterbayhistorical.org or call the OBHS at 922-5032.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with music, and critically acclaimed pianist Stan Wiest will be hosting a holiday sing-a-long at Locust Valley Library to help get everyone in the mood on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Wiest has been playing piano since he was 5 years old, and now, at age 69, has recorded his first CD; an album that has been so well-received, it is a top seller on Amazon.com. The talented pianist spent much of his early career traveling and says he played every supper club in Manhattan, while also working full time on a TV soap opera. To promote his album, his local circuit also includes a presentation at Forest Books in Glen Cove on Dec. 12.
About 30 years ago, Wiest stopped traveling to be with his wife and kids and has been running a music entertainment business in Fort Salonga. Now, with his new album, he’s back on the road, something he never expected to happen at this point in his life.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
It was a cold night for the annual Menorah lighting at the Derby Hall Bandstand last Monday. The event, which is sponsored by the Oyster Bay Civic Association, was well attended though, with Oyster Bay Jewish Center’s Rabbi Marvin Demant leading the crowd in cheerful Chanukah songs.
“Every year we gather at the gazebo to celebrate the miracle of Chanukah,” said Rabbi Demant. “It is actually very special this year because Thanksgiving and Chanukah will overlap for the first time in almost 100 years.”
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
With grit, determination and all-out teamwork, the Friends Academy Boys Varsity Soccer team completed their quest for a third state soccer championship, defeating a tough Lansing High School, 1-0, in the New York Class C State Championships.
Both teams kept the game at a tight 0-0, until 20 minutes into the second half, when a throw-in from senior Patrick Moodhe (Manhasset) connected with the head of senior Jon Nierenberg (Sands Point) for the game’s only goal.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Nicole Giannetti entered her third cross country state meet in her career with one goal in mind: to place in the top 20 and earn an all-state medal. After finishing 38th in 2011 and 26th in 2010, the goal was definitely within her reach.
“She was ranked 25th according to one website, so we knew it was going to be close,” said Coach Kevin Cotter. “After looking at some of the times of her competitors, I told her she could potentially finish in the top 10. If she fell short, at least she would still remain in the top 20 and earn that elusive medal.”