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A Brush With Cocktails

Thursday, May 22

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 26

History Walk

Saturday, May 31


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 21

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.

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.


Thursday, May 22

Movie: Still Mine

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library: An exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting story about one man’s determination to create a home for his ailing wife as they enter their twilight years. Starring: Genevieve Bujold, James Cromwell, Campbell Scott. (Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and brief sensuality/partial nudity, 103 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

A Brush With Cocktails

If you can write your name, you can create art. Indulge your inner artist in an evening of cocktails, music, food and fun, from 7 to 9 p.m. A talented local artist will lead attendees through step-by-step instructions to create the evenings featured painting. It is stress-free and absolutely no experience is necessary. Attendees will take home their very own masterpiece and many fun memories. Hors d’oeuvres and salads are included and are being provided by Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill. Wine tasting also provided - attendees are also welcome to bring their own beverages. Oakcliff Sailing Center, 2 South St. in Oyster Bay. Register at: www.abrushwithcocktails.com. Fee: $65 per person includes all materials, food and wine. For more information: email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-606-7660


Monday, May 26

Memorial Day Parade

The Oyster Bay Quentin Roosevelt American Legion Post No. 4 holds its annual Memorial Day Parade organized by Parade Chairman Reginald Butt, Jr. The pastors of the Assembly of God, Diane and Ray Melograne, will officiate. The Rev. Jeffrey Prey will officiate at the Waterside Service that occurs in the middle of the parade. Marchers gather by the Oyster Bay Funeral Home and proceed down South Street to East Main Street, to Ships Point Land and back to the Derby-Hall Bandstand for a service at the veteran’s monuments. Bring you own chairs. For information call 516-922-7135. Raynham Hall staff and volunteers, wearing their historic costumes, will be marching in the Oyster Bay Memorial Day parade.

Party at Raynham Hall Museum

After the parade, you are invited to Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main St., home of Robert Townsend and the Culper Spy Ring, for song, storytelling, historic games, face painting and free ice cream on May 26. Bring your family with a picnic lunch and blanket, and listen to music and storytelling by local musician, Johnny Cuomo. This event is free and open to the public and includes entrance to the museum. The festivities begin around 11 a.m., after the parade. In the event of rain, the outdoor festivities will be held inside the museum. For information call 516-922-6808.


Tuesday, May 27

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.


Wednesday, May 28

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.


Thursday, May 29

Movie: The Monuments Men

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could they possibly succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time, they would risk their lives to protect mankind’s greatest achievements. Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin, George Clooney. (Rated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking, 118 min.)


Friday, May 30

Edible Bird’s Nest

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Join the Baking Coach and create an edible bird’s nest for Spring using chocolate, pretzels and fondant eggs. For grades 6-12. Register at the reference desk or call the library at 516-922-1212. 4 p.m.


Saturday, May 31

History Walk

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street presents an Oyster Bay History Walk on May 31. For more information please call 922-5032 or visit their website at oysterbayhistorical.org.


Sunday, June 1

Art Reception

The At-Home-Gallery at 6306 25A, East Norwich, opposite Rothmann’s, hosts a reception and wine tasting on June 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. It features abstract oil paintings by Roslyn-born Jill S. Krutick and modern rugs by Heirloom, from Antique European and Oriental Rug Showroom of Locust Valley. For information call 914-522-0420.

Bay Day, Art Day

The WaterFront Center presents its annual Bay Day events the same day as the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce presents it’s Art Walk from the Knitted Purl to the Bandstand on Audrey Avenue. [Nassau County has cleared out its highway equipment from Beekman Beach allowing the Bay Day events to continue this year. The county plans to return in October to work on the area from Cleft Road to Oyster Bay.] The event for learning about the marine environment includes: live music on stage; food and refreshments for purchase from Sweet Tomato; the Anything That Floats Race; free Harbor Tours aboard the Christeen; free Sonar sails; free kayaks; touch tanks of local marine life; and community groups outreach. Call 922-6464 or 922-SAIL for information.

Anniversary Party

Raynham Hall Museum celebrated the 60th anniversary of their incorporation of The Friends of Raymham Hall, Inc. with a cocktail re eption for the opening of their new exhibit; Founding Friends: For the Love of Raynham Hall. Alex Southerland has been researching the creation of the museum by a group of enthusiastic woman as they saved the house from falling into disrepair. “We have a great story to tell,” she said. The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum. Tickets for members are $75; and $100 for non-members. For information call 922-6808.


Tuesday, June 3

Women’s Luncheon

Nassau North Shore Christian Women’s Club cordially invites all women to a luncheon on June 3 at 12:30 p.m. at the Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, 25 Main St., Roslyn. Jane Spalholz will present Masterly Oils and Joanne Fruhauf will present a program called “Delivered from Fear.” For reservations call Jane Voss at 516-742-0861 or Alice Russo at 516-248-9726 by May 26. Reservations (and cancellations) required. Cost: $26.

Cruise Night

Cruise Night held weekly on Audrey Avenue now through 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


Thursday, June 5

Spring Luncheon

The Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich, The Bahnik Youth Center, hosts the annual Spring Luncheon at The Crescent Beach Club, Bayville, come for cocktails at 11 a.m.; shopping the boutiques from 11 to 30 p.m.; luncheon and raffles at 12:30 p.m. FYI: the event is generously being underwritten by the Lynn and Jim Scoroposki Foundation. For more information please call 922-9285, ext. 16.


Friday, June 6

Clams On The Cove

Finally, a clam fest, this one is a benefit for the Oyster Bay Historical Society, rain or shine, on June 6, featuring the Crosstown Blues Band, the Oyster Bay Brewing Company’s craft beers and Tommy Clams catering. Party starts at 6 p.m.; clams served at 7 p.m. Tickets $75 per person. Call 922-5032 for information.

Food Pantry

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.

News

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date Daphne, a 3-month-old long haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.

An expert’s tips on bringing the

best of your garden into your home

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.


Sports

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.

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.


Calendar

Bayville Car Show

Friday, Aug. 22

Junior Triathlon

Sunday, Aug. 24

Historic Church Service And Tour

Sunday, Aug. 24



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