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.
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
On Sunday, Sept. 21, the only place to be for lovers of local music is the Homestead in Oyster Bay, where a full day of live music is planned at GlenFest featuring 25 different performances. The lineup includes big names like Richie Cannata to Sea Cliff mainstays Kris Rice and Chicken Head to up-and-comers like Matt Grabowski and Lisa Vetrone.
GlenFest is the brainchild of Dave Losee, 53, of Glen Cove, who plays in the Crosstown Blues Band.
“I had this idea for a festival years ago, and when I finally nailed down a date, people are coming out of the woodwork to be a part of it,” says Losee.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
When Danielle Taylor decided to compete in a six-mile civilian military obstacle course last September, she knew two things: she did not want to do it alone and she wanted the challenge to have a purpose. She found a partner in Jeannine DelPozzo and a worthwhile cause in the Morgan Center.
Both Taylor and DelPozzo are entrepreneurs; Taylor, of Bish Bash Books in Oyster Bay and DelPozzo of DelPozzo Foods, in East Norwich. Each have a history of using their businesses to support local charities. Bish Bash Books used the iPad give back program to support at-risk children while DelPozzo Foods has supported Island Harvest in their efforts to combat hunger.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
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.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 09:27
Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.
Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.