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 Independence Day Parade - July 4

Ice Cream Social - July 4

Dancing In The Street - July 4

 

Wednesday, July 2 

Morning Music

The events of the Oyster Bay Music Festival continue at Gulden’s Café, 124 South St., Oyster Bay, 10 a.m.

 

Folk Music

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

 

Classical, with Attitude

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

 

Ice Cream Social

A 4th of July tradition continues with the Oyster Bay Historical Society Ice Cream Social held in the colonial garden and grounds behind the historic Earle-Wightman house immediately following the parade.

 

The society’s staff will be serving complementary vanilla ice cream cones, lemonade and iced tea to all who come.  Enjoy the refreshments, games and friendly conversation.  As an additional treat, musicians participating in the Oyster Bay Music Festival will play informally for all to delight in.

 

Cookies and fresh herb sachets will be for sale to support the Beverly Mohlenhoff Fund for Collection Management and Development.  Stop by and visit with us as we celebrate our nation’s independence.

Contact Nicole Menchise or Philip Blocklyn at 516-922-5032 with any questions.

 

“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

 

Dancing In The Street  

The Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing In The Street,” a series of free dance evenings on Audrey Avenue around the bandstand on Fridays on July 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. Singles and couples, ancers of all ages, skills and styles are welcome. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay, street candy will include their newest model cars on display. Mark James assisted by Karen Lupo will take the lead on July 4 and 18.  They feature dances from Salsa to Hustle, from elegant to upbeat, with some Sinatra, Pop, and Swing thrown in.  For more information, visit oysterbaymainstreet.org or call 516-922-6982.

 

Saturday, July 5

Songs of the Sea

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

 

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

 

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

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.  For ages 9 months to 3 years old, with adult. Registration began in June for OB-EN residents and begins on July 6 for non-residents, space permitting.

 

Wednesday, July 9

Book Chat

For kids entering grades 1-2. Read When Everybody Wore a Hat by William Steig to find out how life was different one hundred years ago. After, eat old-time snacks and learn to play old-fashioned games. Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk when you register. At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 5 to 5:45 p.m.

 

Board Meeting

Village of Cove Neck Board of Trustees meeting will be at the Old Orchard Museum at Sagamore Hill, 20 Sagamore Hill Rd., 6 p.m.

 

St. Rocco’s Festival

The annual festival features rides, games, food, and a fireworks show on Friday, held at Firemen’s Field at Shore Avenue. The festival is sponsored by the Italian American Citizens Club and begins Wednesday from 6 to 11 p.m. and runs through Sunday, July 13.

News

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

Matt Bentz, of Forest Hills, was the winner of the Oyster Festival Raffle that took place as the event ended at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. He had a choice between winning a 2015 Chrysler 200 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash. He chose the cash. He is the “Perfect Oyster Festival Raffle winner.”

Bentz is a computer systems administrator with Spa Creek Software, a company that writes software for other software developers, and has been to the festival numerous times over the years; in fact, next year he is hoping to sail here on his 24 ft. sailboat. He got it “reasonably” from a friend who was buying up.


Sports

The autumn varsity sports season is well on its way in Oyster Bay. Many young athletes have distinguished themselves. Several fine young athletes excelled right out of the gate and were chosen by the Oyster Bay Hight School coaches as Athletes of the Month for October 2014.

Cross Country Coach Kevin Cotter has athletes who consistently qualify for the states. Picking one to honor is a difficult task. Within this impressive group of talented athletes, one stands out: junior Alex Tosi, who recently broke the 17 minute barrier for a 5K course at Bethpage State park with a time of 16:52. This feat has not been accomplished since 2008.

5- and 6-year-old Peanuts

The Little Generals (Peanuts) stepped out into the cold Sunday morning ready to give the home crowd a show as they battled the Bellmore Braves, and that’s just what they did as the Generals beat the Braves 14-7. The teams battled to a first half tie as the Generals’ touchdown came on a 26-yard run by Kody Gehnrich, thanks to great blocks by John (Jack) Grace and Jack Symanski.

In the second half, where the Generals are usually at their best, the defense shut out the Braves as Rodney Hill, Jr. and Brandon Babel stepped in on the defense line to create a great push to allow Francesco Allocca to make eight tackles. The offense got a big boost with Allocca being allowed to play RB after playing QB the past two games, and boy did he respond behind great lead blocking from Luca Granito. Allocca carried the ball nine times for 60 yards and a TD coming on the last play of the game.


Calendar

Boys & Girls Club Gala

Thursday, October 23

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25

Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Tuesday, October 28



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