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A Brush With Cocktails

Wednesday, June 25

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

Saturday, June 28

Oyster Bay Music Festival Opens

Saturday, June 28


Wednesday, June 25

A Brush With Cocktails

If you can write your name, you can create art. Indulge your inner artist and join in for 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 and 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.


Thursday, June 26

Movie: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. A global action thriller set in the present day. This original story follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancee Cathy. Starring: Alec Utgoff, Peter Andersson, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Kevin Costner, Chris Pine, Elena Velikanova. (Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language, 105 min.) 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, June 28

Children’s Summer Reading Club Kick-Off

Children ages 3 through entering fifth grade are invited to join the summer reading club at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Read books, play games, make crafts, see movies and win prizes. Read and report on at least five books (no more than two per day) to receive an invitation to the End of Summer Party in August. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carnival games, Italian ices and face painting in the backyard: 11 a.m. to noon. From noon to 12:45 p.m., Nappy’s Puppets will be in the Community Room for children who have registered.

Teen Summer Reading Program

Registration begins on Saturday, June 28. This year’s Teen Summer Reading theme is Spark a Reaction at Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library. Teens in grades 5-12 (as of September 2014) are eligible. Registration for the Summer Reading Club begins Saturday, June 28 (at the Reference Desk) and ends Friday, July 25. Reporting begins July 1 and ends Aug. 8. Participants will receive a prize for each of the first five books they read and review and will be eligible for a weekly raffle prize for each week that they submit reviews. Teens will also receive a Grand Prize bonus raffle ticket for their 10th book, 15th, 20th, etc. Receive an invitation to the End of Summer Reading Party (Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m.) after reading and reviewing three books. There will also be programs throughout the summer such as a Comic Strip Workshop, Snap, Crackle, Pop Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats, Tie Dye T-Shirts, Steampunk Journal and Ceramics.

Wildflower Lore

At Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, 10 a.m. Learn how some of the park’s native plants got their names. A slide presentation will be followed by a nature walk to identify some common wildflowers. A wildflower children’s craft activity will be available from 1 to 4 p.m.

Huntington Summer Arts Festival

Bayville’s own Jimmy Webb will be headlining the opening weekend for the 49th Huntington Summer Arts Festival. He will perform at the Chapin Rainbow Stage at Heckscher Park in Huntington Village on Saturday, June 28. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. Peter Calo will open for and accompany Webb for this performance.

Oyster Bay Music Festival Opens

The Opening Festival Concert and Reception will take place at Christ Church,61 East Main St., Oyster Bay, at 7:30 p.m.


Sunday, June 29

OBMF Goes to Church

The Oyster Bay Music Festival will have three concerts beginning at 10 a.m. At Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay; First Presbyterian Church, 60 East Main St., Oyster Bay and at St. John’s Church, 1670 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor.

Music by the Pond

St. John’s Church, Cold Spring Harbor, 3 p.m.

Celestial Navigation

North Shore High School Madrigal Singers with Prelude Music by OBMF, Christ Church, 5 p.m. 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay


Monday, June 30

Music for Elevenses

At the Life Enrichment Center, 45 East Main St., Oyster Bay, 11 a.m.

Dead Composers, Living Musicians

Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, 5 p.m.

Festival Concert

First Presbyterian Church, 60 East Main St., Oyster Bay, 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, July 1

Morning Music

Gulden’s Café, 124 South St., Oyster Bay, 10 a.m.

Music for Elevenses

Life Enrichment Center, 45 East Main St., Oyster Bay, 11 a.m.

Vintage Cars, Vintage Music

OBMF at Cruise Night, in front of 20th Century Cycles, 101 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, 6 to 9 p.m.


Wednesday, July 2

Morning Music

Gulden’s Café, 124 South St., Oyster Bay, 10 a.m.

Classical, with Attitude

OBMF with special guests from Eglevksy Ballet, Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Folk Music

Your Roots are Showing: Folk Traditions in Classical Music, Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, 5 p.m.


Thursday, July 3

Morning Music

Gulden’s Café, 124 South St., Oyster Bay, 10 a.m.

Especially for Kids!

Not Just Art, 183 South St., Oyster Bay, 1 p.m.

Après-midi in the Salon

Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main St., Oyster Bay, 5 p.m.

I Hear America Singing

Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay, 7:30 p.m.


Friday, July 4

Independence Day Parade

Quentin Roosevelt Post #4 of the American Legion will hold their annual parade on July 4. Assembly time 10 a.m. at the Oyster Bay Community Center on Church Street. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m., ending at the Derby-Hall Bandstand.

“Found Sounds” Jamboree

Beachcombing and Instrument Making Workshop (weather permitting), Beekman Beach (beyond the Waterfront Center), 2 p.m. 1 West End Ave., Oyster Bay


Saturday, July 5

Clarinets, Clavichords and…Cucumbers?

Festival Concert and Vegetable Orchestra Workshop at Raynham Hall Museum, 3 to 5 p.m. 20 West Main St., Oyster Bay

Nature Walk

At the Hoffman Center Nature Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary in Muttontown, 1 to 2 p.m. Meet the guide at site entrance at 12:50 p.m. No pets, children under 10 or organized groups. No registration required. Call 516-922-3290 or visit www.hoffmancenter.org Also July 19,Aug 2 & Aug 16

Songs of the Sea

Building J, The Waterfront Center, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 1 West End Ave., Oyster Bay


Sunday, July 6        

OBMF Goes to Church

The Oyster Bay Music Festival will have three concerts beginning at 10 a.m. At Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay; First Presbyterian Church, 60 East Main St., Oyster Bay and at St. John’s Church, 1670 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor.

Festival Concert Closing

A Fitting Coda: Closing Festival Concert and Reception, Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay, 4 p.m.


Monday, July 7

Lego Club

At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon. Tables will be set up in the Green Room where children can build whatever their imaginations can come up with. All Lego creations will remain in the library. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pajama Storytime (9mos-3yrs w/ adult)

Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to some great bedtime books, sing songs and enjoy a snack, at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 7 to 7:30 p.m. Registration began in June for OB-EN residents and begins on July 6 for non-residents, space permitting.


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

There is a new psychic medium on the North Shore of Long Island to compete with the original “Long Island Medium,” Theresa Caputo. Her name is Mary Drew and she has been working for more than a decade doing private readings. Recently, Drew has expanded her horizons and has been conducting readings at restaurants, public events and fundraisers.

“I discovered my ability to speak and to hear the deceased voices when I was 10 years old,” said Drew, who grew up in Brookville and now resides in Glen Cove. “The first deceased person I had an encounter with was my grandmother and it was a very profound experience, to say the least.”

The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club hosted the annual Oyster Festival “Kick-Off” press conference on Friday, Aug. 15 at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park.

In attendance were NY State Senator Carl Marcelino and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, both Honorary Oyster Festival Chairmen; Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr.; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coshignano; Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michelle Johnson; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Pinto; Oyster Bay Rotary President Judy Wasilchuk; Verizon Title Sponsor Representative, Director of Government Affairs Patrick Lespinasse; Executive Director, h2empower, African Studies Specialist Helen Boxwill; Oyster Festival Sports Representative James Werner; Long Island Rough Riders Representative Sarah Culmo and Emcee Harlan Friedman.

The 31st annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

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.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



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