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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

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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