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Oyster Festival Weekend

Weekend of October 19 and 20

Lecture at Bailey’s

Sunday, October 20

BAH at Knitted Purl

Wednesday, Oct. 23


Weekend of Oct. 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. Audrey Avenue to TR Park. It is a fun family festival, with something for everyone. Tall Ships, a petting zoo, live music, delicious food, carnival rides, arts and crafts, antiques, interactive exhibits, harbor cruises, and more! The Oyster Festival is an alcohol free event. 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. The festival vendors and arts and crafts vendors will be open until 7 p.m., when the fireworks will take off. Buses will be available to take visitors to parking lot destinations through 7:30 p.m.


Sunday, Oct. 20

Oyster Festival Sunday

The Oyster Festival continues on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. Raffle Winners: the car raffle winner will be announced at the close of the festival on Sunday, Oct. 20, at around 6 p.m.

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.


Wednesday, Oct. 23

BAH at Knitted Purl

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a Business After Hours events from, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Knitted Purl, 80 South Street, Oyster Bay.  Network with local business owners and potential customers in a relaxed setting.  Light refreshments served. For information call 922-6464.


Thursday, Oct. 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. Meet the board of directors and hear about future plans. There will be a Q & A period. Refreshments will be served. RSVP at 558-7036.


Friday, Oct. 25

Ffoure Pounds Sterling Opens

Ffoure Pounds Sterling, an exhibition organized by the Oyster Bay Historical Society in partnership with the Town of Oyster Bay and other lenders opens Oct. 25 at the OBHS’s Angela Koenig Research and Collection Center. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through Jan. 19, 2014. For more information please call 922-5032.

Halloween Masquerade Ball

Raynham Hall Museum holds its Halloween Masquerade Ball on Oct. 24 from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the museum. Space is limited so please call for ticket information at 922-6808.


Sunday, Oct. 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.

Ghastly Grounds

The Oyster Bay Historical Society presents Ghastly Grounds on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. All little vampires, witches, ghosts and zombies are invited to drop by the Earle Wightman House for face painting, skeleton scavenger hunt, and a wild pumpkin toss! Creep, float, or crawl over for some Halloween excitement with refreshments served! 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay - free to all. For details contact Nicole Menchise or Philip Blocklyn at 922-5032 or on the Internet: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Halloween Hullaballee

Raynham Hall Museum presents Halloween fun under a scary decorated tent with storyteller Johnny Cuomo telling ghost stories of the museum and the history of Halloween and more. One pumpkin, per child ($5 fee). Call 922-6898 to register.


Saturday, Nov. 2Victorian Spiritualism Lecture

Raynham Hall Museum presents a lecture on Victorian Spiritualism on Nov. 2, All Soul’s Day, followed by a re-enactment of a séance, and an automatic drawing experiment. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Guests are asked to wear black evening or period attire. Please call 922-6808 for reservation information. Attendance is by reservation only.

News

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date Daphne, a 3-month-old long haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.

An expert’s tips on bringing the

best of your garden into your home

Right now, Oyster Bay is in bloom. From the well-tended gardens of Planting Fields to unmowed patches near the Shu Swamp preserve, flowers are not just beautify our community, they also are calling out to us to bring them inside our homes to add color and fragrance. You don’t hear them? Trust me, the flowers in your garden are even calling you by name.

But don’t just stuff a bouquet in a vase. Make them look as good and last as long as possible. To find out how to do that, as well as how to improve your backyard flora, I asked Scott Lucas, the greenhouse supervisor of Old Westbury Gardens for some advice. He invited to join him in his cutting garden.


Sports

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay will once again be the site of the Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Bayville Car Show

Friday, Aug. 22

Junior Triathlon

Sunday, Aug. 24

Historic Church Service And Tour

Sunday, Aug. 24



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