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Fall Family Festival Weekend

Weekend of October 5 and October 6

Save GC Hospital Rally

Sunday, October 6

Preserving Family Scrapbooks

Tuesday, October 8


Currently On Exhibit

Plein Air at OBHS

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.

Tilles Center Exhibits

Now through to Oct. 15, Long Island Fringe Festival brings their annual art exhibit to Tilles Center Patrons Lounge at C.W. Post LIU campus. The theme of the exhibit is the art of volunteering. It focuses on the artist’s passion, whatever it may be; the artist’s dreams and desires for a better future; and the hope for a loving planet. Also on view is the Art Under Glass area of Tilles Center is Sea Change, an underwater installation by Sally Shore and Barbara Karyo in the Atrium at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts.  


Saturday, October 5

Mid Island Dahlia Society

This is the 2nd Show Mid Island Dahlia Society Show. Contact Jennifer Lavella 922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Weekend of October 5 and October 6

Fall Family Festival Weekend  

The Fall Family Festival Weekend takes place on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 pm., rain or shine. Halloween trick or treat and costume parade, live music with the Latham Road Band, gigantic garden games, pumpkins for sale, pony rides, pumpkin decorating station, puppet shows, potato sack races, watercolor demonstrations, bounce house, food and beer tastings of autumn, dahlia garden open and Coe Hall Open.  Contact Jennifer Lavella 922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Sunday, October 6

Save GC Hospital Rally

There will be a rally at St. Gertrude’s Church in Bayville to Save Glen Cove Hospital on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Invitations are going out on Face Book and fliers are being posted for people to attend the rally (rain or shine) to Save Glen Cove Hospital. The organizers are saying, “Join us in the parking lot for a rally to save our hospital! Together, we can keep the pressure on to preserve the health of our community and its people! “If it rains, the rally will move into the Parish Center.” Saint Gertrude’s Parish Center is located at 28 School Street, Bayville. The church is located on Bayville Avenue and School Street.


Tuesday, October 8

Preserving Family Scrapbooks

The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Archivist/Librarian Nicole Menchise will discuss best practices for preserving fragile family scrapbooks during the Society’s Preservation Workshop on, Oct. 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Koenig Research Center, 20 Summit Street. Free to members of the OBHS (with special membership opportunities to those in the 11771 zip code), $15 for non-members. Bring a scrapbook with them to discuss their individual challenges. Light refreshments will be served. Contact the Society at 516-922-5032 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details or to make a reservation.


Friday, October 11

Music at the Mansion

Planting Fields is offering a new concert series on Oct. 11, Music at the Mansion. Hear the – A New ConceMatt Marshak & Band at 6 p.m. at Coe Hall Mansion. Cost: $20 non-member / free for members / no parking fee. Come and enjoy the first of six concerts in our new Music at the Mansion series!  Matt Marshak taps into the wonderful diversity of music in the album Colors of Me, shading his classic and fluid style with jazz, blues, rock, pop and even down-home boogie. For tickets contact Antigone Zaharakis at 922-8668 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Jennifer Lavella at 922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Weekend of October 19 and 20

Oyster Festival Weekend

The 30th Oyster Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20 in the hamlet and waterfront of Oyster Bay.


Saturday, October 19

Fireworks by Grucci

The Oyster Festival will celebrate its 30 years of the annual family friendly event with Fireworks by Grucci along with a musical performance by Robbie Rosen, of American Idol fame.


Sunday, October 20

Oyster Festival

The 30th Oyster Festival continues on Oct. 20 in the hamlet and waterfront of Oyster Bay.

Lecture at Bailey’s

The Locust Valley Library presents an evening with Marc Wortman at Bailey Arboretum on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. He is the author of The Millionaires’ Unit, the historic tale of a group of young Yalies who started the first US Naval Air Reserve Unit in 1916 on Peacock Point, Lattington. Proceeds benefit the LV Library Endowment Fund. Please call 671-1837 to purchase tickets in advance.


Thursday, October 24

Boys & Girls Club Gala

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys & Girls Club will hold their annual gala fundraising party at Oheka on Thursday, Oct. 24. “The galas have been held for several years at the Metropolitan in Glen Cove, and we decided it was time to do something new,” said Sharon Sliva, executive director. [Oheka Castle is the prime location for HankMed on the popular TV show Royal Pains.] For information on the gala, please call 922-9285.

OBRM Annual Meeting

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum will hosts their annual meeting on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Italian-American Club, at 48 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. More details to follow.


Sunday, October 27

Gershwin Concert

The Friends of the Locust Valley co-sponsor a concert by Alexander Wu, renowned pianist for the 2013 Grace & Oliver Britton Concert. A program of All Gershwin: A Double Life, his piano music on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.


Saturday, November 9

Broadway’s Greatest Songs

Fields to celebrate the restoration of Mai Coe’s 1913 Steinway Grand Piano at 7 p.m. at Coe Hall. The cost is $20 non-member. Come to Planting / free for members / no parking fee. Broadway performers from Les Miserables, South Pacific, Phantom of the Opera and more will perform songs from hit musicals of the 1920s to today’s favorites!  The 1913 piano has not been played for over 50 years and has just been restored to concert performance condition. Contact Gwendolyn L. Smith at 922-8680 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for reservations and  


Monday, November 17

Nelson DeMille Lecture

Raynham Hall Museum presents the first of its lecture series “Spymasters: The uses of Intelligence in a Dangerous World.” The series was inspired by the museum’s identity as the home of a central member of George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring, a forerunner of today’s C.I.A. first speaker is best-selling novelist Nelson DeMille. He will be speaking on Nov. 17, with a time and place to be announced.

Lyric Opera

The Friends of the Locust Valley Library host the Capitol Heights Lyric Opera company who will perform arias and duets from Rossini’s masterpieces The Barber of Seville and Carmen. Co-sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay, on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.  Light refreshments and concert in the Community Room.

Food Pantry

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.

News

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



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