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Clams On The Cove

Friday, June 6

Art Reception

Friday, June 6

Spring Gala

Sunday, June 8


Currently On Exhibit

It’s Time for Tea

The Oyster Bay Historical Society closes It’s Time for Tea! on June 8 and opens an art exhibit of work by Gregory Reid on June 13 in the Koenig Center. Works on display are for sale with a portion benefiting the OBHS. The reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information call 516-922-5032.

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, June 4

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.

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.


Thursday, June 5

Gentle Yoga

The goal of this yoga series is to introduce the practice of yoga with classes focusing on mastery of poses, breathing exercises and meditation. Janina Lem will be the guide. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Attendance is limited to 12 people, $20/patron includes four classes/session. Three sessions are available. Registration is required. At Bayville Free Library, 6 to 6:50 p.m.

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 516-922-5032 for information.

Art Reception

The gallery opening of the International Art Guild of New York at 98A Audrey Ave. will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit, Asymetry by artist Jaco will be there through June. For information call 516-922-6464.


Saturday, June 7

GBBGC Gala Dance

The Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club annual dinner dance is 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.


Monday, June 9

Father’s Day Candy Dish

Go to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library and decoupage a bowl with specialty papers, fill the stand with candy, and draw designs with enamel markers for a unique Father’s Day gift. From 4 to 4:45 p.m.; 3 to 5 yrs with adult. Stop by the Children’s Room or call 516-922-1212 to register.

Father’s Day Snack Holder

Decoupage and add a silly face to this snack holder for Father’s Day. Fill with popcorn or pretzels. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 5 to 6 p.m., for ages 6 and up. Stop by the Children’s Room or call the library at 922-1212 to register.


Tuesday, June 10

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.

Goya And Friends

The Friends of the Locust Valley Library presents a lecture on Goya and the Altamira Family at 7 p.m. This illustrated lecture will concentrate on Goya’s society portraits, particularly on the four done for the Count of Altamira. This is the first time the paintings on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, from April 15 to Aug. 3, are seen together as a group in the U.S. The free lecture presented by Ines Powell, with refreshments takes place in the Community Room of the library. For more information call 671-1837.

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

Babysitting Workshop

Registered nurses JoAnne Tanck and Georgette Basso of the Neo-Natal Unit at Winthrop University Hospital will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library to demonstrate feeding, washing, changing and bedtime techniques, as well as general tips and responsibilities involved with babysitting. **Bring a doll or stuffed animal!** Stop by the Reference Desk or call the library at 922-1212 to register. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., for grades 6 to 12.

Upstairs/Downstairs at Downton Abbey

Linda Watkin, a local Royal lecturer, will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library to discuss the great machine that was the English manor house and how both the aristocracy and their servants were an integral part of the household. Her lecture will include a short DVD clip. Followed by Q&A. Stop by the Reference Desk or call the library at 922-1212 to register. 6:30 p.m.

Computer Basics for Beginners

At Bayville Free Library, 10:30 a.m. Topic: Creating a home budget.

Rita’s Readers Book Club

At Bayville Free Library, 1:30 p.m. The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro.

Hooks and Needles Knitting Club

Tuesdays year round at the Bayville Free Library, 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, June 12

Movie: Her

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The comedy story about a writer named Theodore Twombly, who is withdrawn and falls in love with his computer’s highly advanced operating system named Samantha. Starring: Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson. (Rated R for language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity, 126 min.)

Philosophical Discussion Group

Join Dr. Philip A Pecorino, Ph.D. at the Bayville Free Library as he leads a discussion on Morality: What are its origins and foundations? Is it religion, God or genes? Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7 to 9 p.m.


Friday, June 13

Garden Tour

The Main Street Association of Oyster Bay is hosting a Garden Tour on June 13, (rain date, Monday June 16) of four breathtaking gardens around the Oyster Bay area, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; followed by a luncheon at Periwinkles Garden Café located at the Hay Barn in Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be limited parking at the gardens so car pooling is encouraged. Please meet at Roosevelt Beach and leave your cars there for the duration of the tour. Fees: $60 for the Garden Tour; $85 for the tour and lunch (includes parking fee at Planting Fields). For information call 922-6982.

Nature After Dark

Held at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center at 7:30 p.m. Ages 7+. 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. For more information: (516) 922-3200, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In nature, many animals begin to wake up after you have gone to bed. Spend an evening at the sanctuary for a live animal show with our nocturnal residents. Following is a night hike to search for these mysterious creatures while doing activities to challenge your senses in the dark. $7 members/ $10 non members.


Saturday, June 14

Get Outdoors and Meet The Raptors

At Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. For more information: 516-922-3200, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it It’s National “Get Outdoors Day,” and what better way to spend it than with raptors. The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary is home to many birds of prey including hawks, owls, falcons, and a vulture, that can no longer live on their own in the wild. Come out to meet and learn about some of these amazing animals from a knowledgeable naturalist. $5 members/ $8 non-members. 1 p.m. All ages.


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

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



Columns

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