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Pop-Up Gallery

Wednesday, May 14

Talk On Collecting TR

Thursday, May 15

Health & Fitness Fair

Saturday, May 17


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 p.m. to 2 p.m., entrance to the Tea House is free with $8 parking fee.


Wednesday, May 14

Children’s Storytimes

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.

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.


Thursday, May 15

Talk On Collecting TR

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.

Movie: August: Osage County

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.


Friday, May 16

Free Hearing Aid Workshop

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.


Saturday, May 17

Health & Fitness Fair

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.


Weekend, May 17, 18

East Woods Spring Fair

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


Sunday, May 18

Run For Literacy

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.

Republican Club Installation Brunch

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.


Monday, May 19

President’s Cup Golf Tournament

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.


Tuesday, May 20

Budget Vote, Election

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 Opens

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.

Children’s Storytimes

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.

The Mystery of Johannes Vermeer

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.


Wednesday, May 21

Hearing Loss & You

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.

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