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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

This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.

The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.

The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.

Diamond Fitness held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6. Members of the Historic Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce came out to meet Wendy Goldstein, her staff and her re-invented gym at 138 South St.

Goldstein said she was touched by the warmth of the people who came into the gym to welcome her, even before the official opening. “People came in to say hello, saying they had heard that the gym had changed hands. It warms my heart,” she said.

Goldstein attended a chamber meeting and is now a member. Nassau County Legislator Donald McKenzie helped Goldstein cut the red ribbon as chamber members Walter Imperatore and Michele Browner cheered the opening along with staff members and friends.


Sports

Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals  held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:

5 & 6 Peanuts:

The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.  

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.


Calendar

Movie: Godzilla

Thursday, Sept. 25

Bayville Car Show

Friday, Sept. 26

Plein Art Competition

Saturday, Sept. 27



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com