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Tea with Dolly and Me

Saturday, May 31

Art Reception

Sunday, June 1

Bay Day, Art Day

Sunday, June 1


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.


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. 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

Join Oyster Bay Historical Society Director Phil Blocklyn on a foot tour of Oyster Bay, featuring the historical sites along East and West Main Street, Audrey Avenue, and South Street in the heart of the hamlet at 2 p.m. [May 31, June 21, July 19, and August 9, fee $25; each tour different]. Interaction among members of the tour always welcome. Leisurely weekend pace. For more details, or to make a reservation, contact the society at 516-922-5032 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tea with Dolly and Me

Raynham Hall Museum invites young ladies to bring their favorite doll and a special adult to a tea under a tent in their garden May 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. There, they will learn about the museum’s Victorian doll collection,and make their own yarn doll and an old-fashioned toy. Refreshments provided, including finger sandwiches, fruits and yummy treats. Remember to bring your favorite doll or teddy and a tea cup. Space is limited, so reserve ASAP by calling 922-6808. The admission is $25 per child/$10 per adult.


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 516-922-6464 for information.

Anniversary Party

Raynham Hall Museum celebrated the 60th anniversary of their incorporation of The Friends of Raymham Hall, Inc. with a cocktail reception 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 516-922-6808.

Skeeter Walk To Stop Malaria

At Village Church of Bayville, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The goal of the United Methodist Church’s “Imagine No Malaria” campaign is to eliminate the threat of a deadly disease that kills someone in Africa every 60 seconds by 2015. The death rate has dropped in half since 2010, when someone died once every 30 seconds. Join in for a 2.4-mile “Skeeter Walk” (named for the mosquitoes that carry the virus) beginning and ending at the Village Church. Suggested donation: $30 per family; give anytime by making a donation at ImagineNoMalaria.org or donating $10 by texting “malaria” to 27722.


Tuesday, June 3

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.

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


Wednesday, June 4

Life After Retirement

Career and recruitment coach Stan Broitman will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library to present an in-depth program to help you figure out what you want from retirement and how to get it. From your life mission to self assessment and self development to “Where I Am, Where I Want to Be and How to Get There” issues and resolutions.  Register at the Reference Desk or call the library at 516-922-1212. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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, 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 a.m. to 3 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.

Movie: Veronica Mars

On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her.  Starring: Enrico Colantoni, Tina Majorino, Jason Dohring, Kristen Bell, Christopher Lowell. (Rated PG-13 for sexuality including references, drug content, violence and some strong language, 108 min.) At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


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.


Saturday, June 7

GBBGC Gala Dance

The Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club annual dinner dance is on Saturday, June 7 at the Creek Club. They are honoring board member Susan Lenoir. The benefit supports kids: academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and citizenship programs. Come for dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions. For ticket information please call Christine at 759-5437 x11.


Sunday, June 8

Spring Gala

Under the direction of Michael C. Haigler, Christ Church will host the Ninth annual Spring Gala Concert on June 8 at 4 p.m. The concert is featuring the adult choir, festival orchestra and special guests.  Donations accepted. For information call the parish office at 516-922-6377.


Ongoing

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

Serving Oyster Bay and the rest of Long Island since 1990, Periwinkles is an Oyster Bay business on Audrey Avenue that assists with event planning, staging and staffing and catering a multitude of different events. Periwinkles was started by Pat Spafford, who was encouraged to take her passion and make it a career.

 

“I was raising a family and doing this part-time,” said Spafford. “One of my clients encouraged me to make it full-time. Most of my clientele was from Oyster Bay so I settled here. I have a huge affection for the people and the place. It’s great that I have been successful here for so long.” 

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.


Sports

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.

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.


Calendar

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West Shore Rd. Update - September 18

Harbor Beach Cleanup - September 20


Columns

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