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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

“Visitation is up 300 percent,” said Harriet Gerard Clark, Raynham Hall Museum director.

“Two-thirds of them come because of reading the book by Brian Kilmeade, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution, and seeing the series ‘Turn’ on A&E,” added Tom Valentine, docent, who keeps the list of visitors. Soon the series will include the story of Robert Townsend of Oyster Bay who was known as Culper, Jr. when he was a spy for George Washington.

Alex Sutherland, director of education, nailed his definition. “He was the most important spy for George Washington because he had the perfect cover. He was pretending to be a Loyalist and writing for a Loyalist newspaper and befriending British officers at his coffee shop in downtown New York while secretly collecting information.

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


Sports

Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.

Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.

Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 20.

Isabella Skvarla, 13, Julia Tauter, 12, and Chiara Vlacich, 12, all of Oyster Bay, Julia Forte, 12, of Locust Valley and Riley Stein, 11, of Bayville will be skating in the world class show to celebrate the opening of the best figure skating facility Long Island has ever seen.


Calendar

Art In A Meadow

Saturday, Sept. 13

Bayville Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 14

Hurricane Preparedness

Tuesday, Sept. 16



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