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After School Shell Craft

Wednesday, May 7

Thrift Fair

Saturday, May 10

Tree Planting Ceremony

Saturday, May 10


Currently On Exhibit

It’s Time for Tea

The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s spring exhibition, It’s Time for Tea!, is open at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., through June 8. It features ceramics by members of the Long Island Craft Guild’s Clay Media Group, and several miniature teapots by famed studio potter Fong Chee. Most items are for sale. For information call 516-922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.

Fabulous Interiors At Coe Hall

 Coe Hall Mansion at Planting Fields hosts an exhibit through Sept. 30 featuring Fabulous Interiors by Elsie de Wolfe and Charles Duveen, 1915 - 1945 is open daily at Coe Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free with $4 Coe Hall admission fee. The Tea House near the Italian Garden is open daily from 12:30 to 2 p.m.; entrance to the Tea House is free with $8 parking fee.

Watercolor Orchids

Now through May 12, you can view 30 watercolors of orchids by Andrey Avinoff at the Coe Hall Manor House at Planting Field Arboretum Historic State Park. Many of the specimens, were owned by William R. Coe. Free with $8 admission to the park. For information call 922-8680.

Pop-Up Gallery

East Norwich hosts a pop-up store, the At-Home-Gallery at 6306 25A, opposite Rothmann’s now through July, or by appointment. It features abstract oil paintings by Roslyn-born Jill S. Krutick and rugs by Heirloom, a premier Antique European and Oriental Rug Showroom, formerly of East Norwich and now of Locust Valley. A reception, and wine tasting, will be hosted on Sunday, June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. with the artist. For information call 914-522-0420.


Wednesday, May 7

Shake ‘n Make Music

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.

Valley Quilters and Knitters

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.

After School Shell Craft

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.

Middle School Book Club

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.   


Thursday, May 8

Great Books Discussion

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.

Movie: Anchorman 2

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.

LI Mansion Lecture

Orin Finkle, Gold Coast historian, will present a lecture and DVD show at Mill Neck Manor of period photos of Long Island mansions, gardens and the people who designed and built these great estates. A docent-led tour of the Manor House begins the evening at 6:30 p.m., followed by Orin’s presentation at 7:30. Reservations are required with tickets at $30 each, so please call 628-4243. Sign language interpreters available by advance request.

Oheka Chronicles

 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.


Friday, May 9

Mother’s Day Craft

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.

Nitromania Junior

The OB-EN Boys & Girls Club will hold Nitromania Junior at the Bahnik Youth Center for members on May 9, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. William Quinn. It includes a 28-foot Rocky Mountain Rockwall; a 5-in1 Jurassic Combo Unit; Treasure Hunt Island Obstacle. The event is for grades K-3 at 6 p.m.; and grades 4 to 10 from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission fee is $17 until May 2, and then $27. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. To join, the club or for information call 922-9285, ext. 12.

Pu Erh Tea Tasting

As part of the Oyster Bay Historical Society exhibit It’s Time For Tea comes an invitation to a Pu Erh Tea Tasting on Friday, May 9, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Sip Tea Lounge, 286C New York Ave. in Huntington. Tickets are $30 per person. Call 631-697-6705 for reservations as, they are required.


Saturday, May 10

Thrift Fair

The First Presbyterian Church’s 31st Annual Thrift Fair (60 East Main Street) on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items include: clothing, household items, toys, collectibles, furniture, tools, sporting equipment, baked goods. Refreshments available. All proceeds go toward mission projects, especially the Glen Cove Men’s Shelter, said the Rev. Jeffrey Prey. For information call 922-5477.

Tree Planting Ceremony

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.

Charity Concert, Morgan Park

The Music For Life charity concert will be held on Saturday, May 10 at 4 p.m. in Morgan Memorial Park, Germaine St., Glen Cove, featuring 15 different musical acts from Locust Valley High School. Admission fee: $8. All proceeds from this event will go toward sponsoring Team CasoLearning. They will also be selling baked goods and will be raffling off gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants.


Sunday, May 11

Happy Mother’s Day!


Monday, May 12

Interreligious Dinner

Shari Cope-Dembowski will be honored by the Interreligious and Human Needs Council on May 12 at  6 p.m. in the St. Dominic Social Room at their annual pot luck dinner. For information please call the Rev. Jeffrey Prey, IHNC president at 922-5477.


Tuesday, May 13

Daylily Auction  

The Long Island Daylily Society will hold an auction on prized daylilies from local and national hybridizers. This is an opportunity to buy daylilies below their value. These fuss free perennial flowers excel in sun to light shade and display many colors and flower sizes .There will also be a table selling daylilies for as little as $5. Planting Fields Arboretum Horticulture Center,1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, at 7 p.m. Admission free with parking paid at gate. Visit lidaylily.org or call 631-744-8354.

News

With a general discontent about the view-blocking pedestrian railings recently installed along West Shore Road, the discussion at the Oyster Bay Civic Association meeting on Sept. 18 focused on the possibility of having the road designated as a scenic highway.

This concept was suggested by Gregory Druhak of Centre Island, a regular traveler along West Shore Road, who said, “I believe this is the most scenic drive on Long Island west of the Hamptons, perhaps on all of Long Island itself, and it is not being treated as such. I feel we are being given the Lefferts Boulevard [down by JFK airport] expressway extension instead. For all you can see, it might as well be the Belt Parkway below the fence instead of Oyster Bay. This is wrong.”  

This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.

The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.

The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.


Sports

Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals  held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:

5 & 6 Peanuts:

The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.  

Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.

 

Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.

Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.


Calendar

Plein Art Exhibit

Wednesday, Oct. 1

College Discussion

Monday, Oct. 6

Collecting Manuscripts

Thursday, Oct. 9



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com