Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00
Independence Day Parade - July 4
Ice Cream Social - July 4
Dancing In The Street - July 4
The events of the Oyster Bay Music Festival continue at Gulden’s Café, 124 South St., Oyster Bay, 10 a.m.
Your Roots are Showing: Folk Traditions in Classical Music, Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, 5 p.m.
OBMF with special guests from Eglevksy Ballet, Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Gulden’s Café, 124 South St., Oyster Bay, 10 a.m.
Not Just Art, 183 South St., Oyster Bay, 1 p.m.
Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main St., Oyster Bay, 5 p.m.
Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay, 7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Beachcombing and Instrument Making Workshop (weather permitting), Beekman Beach (beyond the Waterfront Center), 2 p.m. 1 West End Ave., Oyster Bay
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.
Building J, The Waterfront Center, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 1 West End Ave., Oyster Bay
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
Festival Concert and Vegetable Orchestra Workshop at Raynham Hall Museum, 3 to 5 p.m. 20 West Main St., Oyster Bay
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.
A Fitting Coda: Closing Festival Concert and Reception, Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay, 4 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00
“Visitation is up 300 percent,” said Harriet Gerard Clark, Raynham Hall Museum director.
“Two-thirds of them come because of reading the book by Brian Kilmeade, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution, and seeing the series ‘Turn’ on A&E,” added Tom Valentine, docent, who keeps the list of visitors. Soon the series will include the story of Robert Townsend of Oyster Bay who was known as Culper, Jr. when he was a spy for George Washington.
Alex Sutherland, director of education, nailed his definition. “He was the most important spy for George Washington because he had the perfect cover. He was pretending to be a Loyalist and writing for a Loyalist newspaper and befriending British officers at his coffee shop in downtown New York while secretly collecting information.
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00
As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”
Thursday, 11 September 2014 09:27
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.
Thursday, 04 September 2014 12:04
Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 20.
Isabella Skvarla, 13, Julia Tauter, 12, and Chiara Vlacich, 12, all of Oyster Bay, Julia Forte, 12, of Locust Valley and Riley Stein, 11, of Bayville will be skating in the world class show to celebrate the opening of the best figure skating facility Long Island has ever seen.