Wednesday, 04 December 2013 00:00
Raffle For MSA
HPS Benefit Concert
Ffoure Pounds Sterling, an exhibit at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center, is open now through Jan. 19, 2014. View 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. For information call 922-5032.
Artist Kirk Larsen will display his artwork in the Locust Valley Library’s Community Room from Dec. 4 to Jan. 26. The room is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Knitted Purl, 80 South Street, and customer, Nora, are Raffling off Nora’s Ravishing Razzamatazzle Knit Collage Blanket (valued at $600) to raise money for the Oyster Bay Main Street Association. Raffle tickets are $5 or 6 for $25. For information call 516-558-7800.
Dodds & Eder holds Ladies Night on Dec. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy browsing and shopping through the store at 221 South Street. Discounts, hard to find gifts, raffles, giveaways, and refreshments are part of the fun. Call 516-922-4412 for information.
The Locust Valley Library offers a Creative Writing Experience with local author Rajdeep Paulus in the Community Room from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Space is limited. Call Leslie Armstrong to register at 516-671-1837.
The annual HPS Benefit Christmas Concert will be held at the Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. The live stream will begin at 7 p.m. The second performance will be Sunday, Dec 8 at 2 p.m. More information can be found at hpsnetwork.org.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society presents a card making workshop with Diana Kovacs on Dec. 7 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Fee. Call 922-5032 for information.
Reception for the Kirk Larsen art exhibit, on Dec. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Locust Valley Library Community Room. The exhibit will be on view through Jan. 26. Call 671-1837 for information.
Come and enjoy “A Christmas Concert” to benefit Youth & Family Counseling Agency by Community United Methodist Church and Prinz Music Studios on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. Admission: a canned food donation or new unwrapped toy donation. For more information, call 922-0133 or 522-1230. The church is located at 1300 Jericho-Oyster Bay Rd., East Norwich.
Christ Church hosts Opera Night on Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. It will be an evening of arias, art songs and music for the holiday season. The suggested donation: $15.
Come enjoy an evening at the Reverse Raffle at the Italian American Club, 48 Summit St., Oyster Bay on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Live music, cash prizes, delicious buffet, open bar. Grand prize $3,000. Tickets are $60 pp. Call for tickets at 922-974432
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site hosts Christmas with the Roosevelts at Sagamore Hill on Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include holiday music performed by Larry Moser and Mary Nagin, Christmas carols sung by the quartet Close Enough, and James Foote, TR enactor will tell how the Roosevelts celebrated Christmas at Sagamore Hill and in the White House. Holiday arts and crafts activities for children of all ages. Complimentary hot cocoa and cider provided by the Friends of Sagamore Hill. The Visitor Center bookstore offers 15 percent off on Dec. 7 and 8. Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard and the grounds are open with free interpretive programs offered daily. For further information call 922-4788.
The Huntington Men’s Chorus performs on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at Huntington High School at McKay and Oakwood Roads. Tickets are $12, and $10 for seniors and students. Many local men will be singing with the group. Call 516-272-8423 for information.
The Choirs at the First Presbyterian Church present a Christmas Concert on Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. lead by Music Director Jessica Chen. A sing-a-long follows. Free, but donations are accepted.
The Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, welcomes back Stan Wiest, pianist and entertainer presenting a sing-a-long of popular and old favorite songs, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room. Brighten your holidays. Copies of the lyrics will be provided as well as refreshments for all. All welcome to this event sponsored by the Friends of the LV Library. Call 516-671-1837 for information.
The LI Baroque Ensemble performs on Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. in a Baroque Holiday Fest. The LIBE performs a repertoire of rarely heard and unpublished works along with period favorites. Tickets are: $20 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, and children admitted free with paying adult.
The annual afternoon HPS Benefit Christmas Concert will be held at the Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. More information can be found at hpsnetwork.org.
The OBEN Chamber of Commerce joins the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum in sponsoring the annual Holiday Express weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a family friendly holiday celebration. Come enjoy free horse and carriage rides, decorated for the holidays; photo ops with Santa Claus on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., bring your camera. The tree lighting at the Derby-Hall bandstand will be on Saturday, too.] It’s a great chance to see the museum collection of artifacts and photographs; and an operating model railroad; have hot cider, candy canes and light refreshments; raffles and a 50/50. For more information call 516-922-6464 or 516-558-7036.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society celebrates the holidays with a concert and open house on Saturday, Dec. 14. The musical program, provided by the Hood Mass Choir, begins at 4 p.m. at the Hood A.M.E. Zion Church at 137 South Street. Then walk to the Earle-Wightman House and the Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street, for their open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Food, refreshments, and good cheer, free and open to the public although donations to the church and to the society are welcomed. For more information, call 516-922-5032.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society presents a journal making workshop with Diana Kovacs on Dec. 7 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. There is a fee. Call 516-922-5032 for information.
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:00
Movie lovers once again have a chance to see first-run films in the theater without having to travel far. Glen Cove Cinemas re-opened last week, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free films offered to celebrate the occasion.
“Thanks to all of the support we have here and all of you, Glen Cove is once again open for business,” said Mayor Reginald Spinello at the ceremony, held outside the theater on Thursday, April 10. “This is going to be so good for Glen Cove and the surrounding communities.”
Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00
“I didn’t know I needed my own Teddy Bear,” said a woman after the first annual Teddy’s Taste of the West dinner and fundraiser at Canterbury Ales on March 19.
Members were given an authentic Teddy Bear as a surprise gift at the end of the evening. As they say, membership has its privileges and that includes a June 11 event when Ken Burns will come to share a preview of his new film on three Roosevelts. Burns’ film explores the political and family ties between President Theodore Roosevelt, President Franklin Roosevelt and his wife, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a Roosevelt in her own right.
Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:39
Muttontown resident and Kellenberg freshman Ceara Ann Conroy has been named an All-League athlete for Girls Winter Track. The title of All-League is awarded to athletes based on a vote of all the coaches in the NSCHSAA League. All of the Girls Winter Track coaches in the league vote based on the athletes performance during the season, and Conroy’s outstanding performance has earned her the title of All League this year.
Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:37
The Girls Varsity Lacrosse program at Oyster Bay High School is just in its second year and already it is making a difference. Senior defender Danielle Maggi has committed to play Division III lacrosse at Albright College.
Last year Maggi was recognized as the “Most Improved Player,” and this year she is being recruited to play in college.
Maggi said, “We did very well in our first varsity season last year (12-2). This year we are 100 percent going for the conference. I’m excited we finally have a varsity team.”