Tuesday, 29 April 2014 00:00
Wednesday, April 30
Annual Clothing Sale
May 2 - 10
Trés CabaretFriday, May 2
Come enjoy some food crafts, tips and tricks, samplings and demonstrations at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Kids ages 6 and over will participate from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and will go to the Green Room for games while adults participate from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Stop by the children’s room or call the library at 516-922-1212 to register.
Penn Hongthong is returning to demonstrate Thai Cooking at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library at 7 p.m. She will make Lemongrass soup with shrimp, red curry chicken, flat noodles with peanuts and marinated tofu (Pad Thai). There will be a tasting after the demonstration. Please bring your own soft drink. Stop by the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212 to register.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts its annual Preservation Workshop on protecting your family’s treasured ceramic and glass objects on April 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Librarian/Archivist Nicole Menchise will discuss the care, display and storage of them, as well as repair do’s and don’ts at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit St. Refreshments. No appraisals but preservation information. Free to members, non-members pay $10. Call 922-5032 for information.
Old Westbury Gardens hosts members new and old at its annual member appreciation event for a sampling of appetizers, entrees, desserts and wines from local providers, plus a Silent Auction. From 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations required, members only. Tickets: $50 per person (plus membership dues at the level of your choice). For more information please contact Jana Ryan (516) 333-0048, ext. 309.
Miracles: What are they? Are they real? Is the topic of a discussion led by Philip A. Pecorino, Ph.D at 7 p.m. at the Bayville Free Library, 34 School St., and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Call 628-2765 for information.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, for ages 3 to 5, with adult. Create a lovely make-up tray using stickers, glitter, beads and gems. Registration began in April for OB-EN residents and begins on May 1 for non-residents, space permitting. 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, for ages 6 and up. Design a whimsical coaster and mug with foam shapes, glitter and paint. Registration began in April for OB-EN residents and begins on May 1 for nonresidents, space permitting. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Grenville Bake Boys & Girls Club 48th Annual Clothing Sale will begin on May 2 and continue through May 10. At 135 Forest Ave., Locust Valley. 516-759-5437, ext. 11. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 3; noon to 5 p.m. on May 4 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 10.
Trés Cabaret returns for this spring fundraising event for the Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay that will feature cabaret jazz music on May 2 at Christ Church Parish Hall, from 7 to 11 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Peter Casparian will be honored for his years of service on the Board of Directors. For information please call 516-922-1770.
Six Saturdays of yoga at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library: May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7 and 14 (skips May 31). Beginners: 9:20 to 10:20 a.m. Intermediate: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fee: $30 due at time of registration.
At Locust Valley Library. Three Monday sessions: May 5, 12, 19, at 1 p.m. Registration and $15 fee required. 170 Buckram Rd. Call 516-671-1837.
May’s selection will be Silver Linings Playbook. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 2 p.m.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its sixth meeting of the year, as the Public Budget Hearing on May 6 at 8 p.m. They will be sending out a brochure on the budget in preparation of the May 20 vote and trustee election. Attending the school board meetings are a great way of enhancing your child’s school experience as you become more aware of the district goals and how they are achieving them. The meeting is held in the OBHS library, easily entered from the McCouns Lane entrance. For more information please call 624-6500.
Join the owner of Just Be...Yoga Studio, Kim DeSantis, as she brings her practice of yoga to the Bayville Free Library, on Tuesdays through May 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. Bring a mat or towel and yoga blocks or straps if you have them. Beginners welcome. Attendance is limited to 18 people, $20/patron includes four classes/session. Registration is required for each session.
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), Frank Hendricks and Linda Pratt will present a program highlighting the music from that tumultuous period. In addition, they will discuss the impact of the Civil War on New York, parlor etiquette, and social problems, offer some background on the composers and their music, and present some history about Abraham Lincoln in New York, and luminary William Cullen Bryant. At Locust Valley Library, 7 p.m.
A high-energy, fun-filled music and movement session incorporating instruments, bean bags, bubbles and much more. 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library.
All levels of quilters and knitters are welcome to share ideas, work on projects and help beginners or enthusiasts with their quilting or knitting projects. At Locust Valley Library, 1 p.m.
Inspired by the Caribbean shell crafts brought back by sailors to Long Island, the Oyster Bay Historical Society invites young artists, grades 1 to 3, to create a masterpiece from the bounty of the sea. Design seascapes, flowers or a lighthouse of different shells and dried natural elements, framed for display or giving. The fee, $15 per child, with supplies and snack. Weather permitting, held on the lawn behind the Earle-Wightman house and Colonial garden from 3:45 to 5 p.m., 20 Summit St. Space is limited so please contact the Society for details or reservations at 516-922-5032
At Locust Vally Library, 7 p.m. Pizza, friends and a great book. Please pick up book at the youth services desk. Registration required. New members are welcome.
His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph Ellis. Everyone is welcome to join Locust Valley Library’s long-running and unique Great Books discussion. See Jennifer at the reference desk for a copy of the book. 1:30 p.m.
Ron and Veronica’s romance falls apart as the duo anchors a weekend broadcast at a New York-based network in 1980. Starring: Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell. (Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence, 118 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the OB-EN Library.
The Oyster Bay Historical Society hosts author Frank Amoroso, speaking about his historical novel, Behind Every Great Fortune, the first of a trilogy, on May 8, at 7 p.m., at the Koenig Center, at 20 Summit St. Light refreshments will be provided. Copies of the book will be available for signing. The novel lets you meet Otto Hermann Kahn, builder of Oheka, Margaret Sanger, Vaslav Nijinsky, Mata Hari, the mad monk Rasputin, and Commander James “Strafe” Oliver. The book presents a fresh look at the seminal events that shaped the world 100 years ago. General admission, $15; members, $10. For more information, visit oysterbayhistorical.org or call 516-922-5032.
At Locust Valley Library for ages 3 through fifth grade. Come to the library and create a lovely craft for Mom (or that someone special). 3:30 p.m. Registration required. Space is limited.
There will be a Tree Planting Ceremony at the Locust Valley Library to mark the building’s 100th year of providing community service, from 2 to 4 p.m. Reception to follow in the Community Room.
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 516-922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00
Building J at Oyster Bay’s Western Waterfront is again up and running as the Ida May Project builds the 40-passenger oyster boat that will be operated by the WaterFront Center. The Ida May Project of the Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corp. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve Oyster Bay maritime heritage by involving the community in traditional boat building.
Bill Shephard, Herb Scheirhorst, President Clint Smith and Project Manager Hank Tiska were there on a recent Thursday. Smith had left at around 2 p.m. to get a part he had at home they needed to fix the tractor they use to move the logs they cut to size in their saw mill. Fixing their equipment and cutting logs are some of the many projects that encompass the work.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.
In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
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.