Wednesday, 30 October 2013 00:00
Victorian Spiritualism Lecture
Saturday, November 2
Saturday, November 2
Monday, November 4
Ffoure Pounds Sterling, an exhibition organized by the Oyster Bay Historical Society in partnership with the Town of Oyster Bay and other lenders is open now through Jan. 19, 2014. Ffoure Pounds Sterling exhibits a representative selection of documents, correspondence, maps, and manuscripts from the 17th through the 20th centuries, many of which have never been previously exhibited. Among the earliest manuscripts on view is the 1653 First Purchase agreement with the Matinecocks, preserved in the Office of the Town Clerk in Oyster Bay, as well as the 1661 agreement granting Henry Townsend permission to build his mill at Mill Pond, on loan from the Townsend Society of America. For more information call 516-922-5032.
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 516-922-6808 for reservation information. Attendance is by reservation only.
Dawn Riley of the Oakcliff Sailing Center said there is room for one Grade 3 – for the Halloween Regatta Nov. 2 and 3, with Friday practice available. There is room for one more team. Call 802-0368 for information and to see if it is still available.
The Bayville Library will be showing the film 42, at 2 p.m.. The library is located at 34 School Street in Bayville. Everyone is invited to attend, refreshments are served. There is no fee but donations are accepted.
The final graded event at the Oakcliff Sailing Center is a Grade 5 Clinegatta on Saturday Nov. 9. Dawn Riley said, “We are still taking entries and rumor has it we have some new teams using this to settle scores from the squash court. Should be fun.” Sign up on their website or call 516-802-0368 for information on the 10 a.m. clinic and noon regatta.
Every Sunday you can commune with nature and at the same time get your adrenaline rushing with a morning of match racing on the Match 40s. Be at Oyster Bay Marine Center at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start.
The Locust Valley Library Poetry Society, hosted by Mankh, holds an open reading, Giving Thanks. Everyone is invited to bring poems of gratitude, appreciation and thanks. Readings are followed by an open mic. Light refreshments will be served. All welcome. This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
The Locust Valley Library Casual Books features The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Come discuss interesting books in a relaxed atmosphere. New members are always welcome. See Janet Robertson for further information and/or for a copy of the book.
The Robert H. Spittel American Legion Post 1285, Bayville, holds a Veterans Day Dinner Dance on Nov. 16 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 45 Bayville Avenue. The event is open to everyone. Space is limited and early reservations are suggested. Tickets are $50 per person. Includes soda and one alcoholic beverage. Free valet parking, buffet dinner, D.J., dancing, Chinese auction, raffles, 50/50, cash bar. The event is a benefit to sport the post.
Every Sunday you can commune with nature and at the same time get your adrenaline rushing with a morning of the Oakcliff Sailing Center’s match racing on the Match 40s. Be at Oyster Bay Marine Center at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start.
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, at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club from 3:30 to 5:30 P.M. Tickets are $75 each, or $50 for members. All three lectures cost $200 per person or $125 for members. The second lecture is by Brian Kilmeade on Sunday, Jan. 19. He is the author of George Washington’s Secret Six of which one is Robert Townsend, Culper, Jr. The third lecture in the series will be by Evan Thomas speaking on March 9. A “Local son” Thomas has authored eight books. His most recent is Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World (2012). Space is limited, so please call 922-6808 to reserve.
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.
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.”