Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:00
Wednesday, May 14
Talk On Collecting TR
Thursday, May 15
Health & Fitness Fair
Saturday, May 17
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.
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 p.m. to 2 p.m., entrance to the Tea House is free with $8 parking fee.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Mother Goose Time (9-23 mos), Wednesdays through June 11 at 10:15 a.m.; Toddler Time (24-35 mos) at 10:40 a.m. and Just For Us (3-5 yrs) at 1:30 p.m. Please call 516-922-1212 to register.
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.
The Friends of Sagamore Hill presents antiquarian bookseller Garry Austin of Austin’s Antiquarian Books in Wilmington, VT in a lecture at 7 p.m. in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main St. Austin, a professional member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, will discuss the finer points of collecting Theodore Roosevelt. For more information call 516-922-5032.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Starring: Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney, Chris Cooper, Ewan Mcgregor, Meryl Streep, Sam Shepard. (Rated R for language including sexual references, and for drug material, 121 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Are your hearing aids spending more time in a drawer than in your ears lately? If this is because you’re not finding them very useful otherwise, let the experts at Mill Neck Audiology help. Attend a free workshop on Friday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, presented by a certified Mill Neck audiologist and discover how to get the maximum benefit from your hearing device. All hearing aid users are welcome, whether or not your devices were dispensed at Mill Neck Audiology. The workshop will be held at the Mildred and Frank Feinberg Community Center for Hearing Health at Mill Neck Audiology, 40 Frost Mill Rd. in Mill Neck. For more information and to RSVP for the workshop, call 516-628-4258.
The OBEN Chamber of Commerce with NYS Senator Carl Marcellino hold their 11th annual Health & Fitness Fair on May 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Audrey Avenue. More than 100 vendors will share their expertise, give demonstrations and entertain you at this family friendly event. For information call 516-922-1811 or 516-922-6464.
Come to the East Woods School at 21 Yellow Cote Rd., Oyster Bay for a great rain or shine event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are rides for the kids, games for all ages, a fabulous estate sale, bistro, garden gazebo and a bake sale. It’s a great iconic local event. General admission: free. Advance purchase of ride bracelets (order by Friday May 16) $40/day or $70 both days; $45/day or $75 both days at the door. For additional information: 516 922-4400 or www.eastwoods.org/support/springfair_dinnerdance
The Brooke Jackman Foundation holds its annual 5K Run For Literacy on May 18 at 10:15 a.m. The day starts with a quarter mile Fun Run for kids at 9:45 a.m., promptly. Sign up at the Theodore Roosevelt School. For information call Steve Gourley at 628-3488. Entrance fee of $20 entitles you to a commemorative T-shirt and water bottle.
The Oyster Bay Republican Club will hold its annual installation brunch party from 10 a.m. to noon, at Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill, 62 South St., Oyster Bay.
The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich holds its annual President’s Cup Golf Tournament on May 19 at the Pine Hollow Country Club, East Norwich. For more information please call Sharon Silva at 922-9285, ext. 16.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District holds its budget vote and trustee election on May 20 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the foyer of the gymnasium building. There will be a designated area for voters on McCouns Lane. For more information please call 516-624-6500. [Editorial note: in this economically diverse district, every vote counts.]
Cruise Night held weekly on Audrey Avenue starts on May 20 and continues through the year until Sept. 30. The fee is $5 per vehicle and visitors are free. Live music is performed by celebrity musicians with auctions and raffles to benefit project of the Historic OB-EN Chamber of Commerce. Call 922-6464. Cruise Nights is a weather dependent event.
At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, Tuesdays through June 10. Mother Goose Time (9-23 mos) at 10:05 a.m.; Toddler Time (24-35 mos) at 10:30 a.m.; and Just For Us (3-5 yrs) at 11 a.m. Please call 516-922-1212 to register.
Art History Lecturer Louise Cella Caruso will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library to give an illustrated lecture highlighting the true artistic genius of Vermeer. His works, such as Head of a Girl with a Pearl Earring and Allegory of Painting are timeless and remain as wondrous today as to viewers in the 17th century. Register at the Reference Desk or call 922-1212. 7 p.m.
Long Island Hearing will be conducting free hearing screenings in the Community Room of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212. 10 a.m.
Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:00
Right now, Oyster Bay is in bloom. From the well-tended gardens of Planting Fields to unmowed patches near the Shu Swamp preserve, flowers are not just beautify our community, they also are calling out to us to bring them inside our homes to add color and fragrance. You don’t hear them? Trust me, the flowers in your garden are even calling you by name.
But don’t just stuff a bouquet in a vase. Make them look as good and last as long as possible. To find out how to do that, as well as how to improve your backyard flora, I asked Scott Lucas, the greenhouse supervisor of Old Westbury Gardens for some advice. He invited to join him in his cutting garden.
Friday, 15 August 2014 00:00
Oyster Bay celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5 by incorporating the event with the weekly Cruise Night. Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) attended the annual event, to honor and thank the local police department for their outstanding commitment to the community and its safety.
The Second Precinct was well represented at the Tuesday evening Cruise Night on Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay. In addition to an antique police car, there were two policemen and two police explorers.
Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay will once again be the site of the Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.
The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at Roosevelt Park.
Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:19
Sailing fans from Oyster Bay are invited to the 32nd Knickerbocker Cup, or K-Cup, Race, hosted by Port Washington’s Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, which will include three of the top-10 world-ranked match racing skippers.
The racing competition will be preceded by an opening ceremony and welcome cocktail party, followed by an All-American BBQ Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m.