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, 01 August 2014 00:00
The installation of a cell phone antenna in the steeple of the Community Methodist Church of East Norwich has outraged parents, causing them to seek alternative preschool options for their children and resulting in the closing of the nursery school held at the church. The decision to close the school was announced last week, and the school shut its doors on the summer camp on Tuesday.
“We knew this might be coming, since the numbers were so low, but we didn’t know the summer camp would close so soon,” says Carolyn Wilson, who has been teaching at the Wesley United Method Church Nursery School for 35 years.
Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:22
History will be made on Friday as Nassau Country Club opens its grounds for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, playing host to the tournament which was last played on its greens 100 years ago. The club has been planning for the tournament for the past eight years or so, when the club’s president and mayor of Mill Neck, Peter Quick, says they first discussed having it return to Nassau for the 100 year anniversary. The tournament, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), will have 156 women from all over the world competing for the Robert Cox Trophy and the title of national champion, including twin sisters Jennifer and Kristin Coleman, whose grandfather is a member of the club.
For the Coleman sisters, 21, of Rolling Hills Estates, CA, the tournament will almost be like a homecoming: they began playing golf at age 5, and have played Nassau Country Club a number of times over the years while visiting their grandfather, Daniel Coleman, who lives in Glen Cove.
Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:27
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is holding its 34th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational, a charity tournament, on Monday, Sept. 22, at The Creek and Piping Rock Clubs in Locust Valley.
This year, LICADD will have Kristin Thorne, Emmy Award Winning WABC-TV news reporter and personality joining them as Emcee and Auctioneer. The live auction boasts playing opportunities at some of the country’s top golf courses, along with dozens of silent auction and raffle prizes to please the most discriminating of tastes.
Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:28
Everyone who enjoys running or swimming or both is invited to join in the fun for the 3rd annual “Summer’s Not Done Aqua Run” on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Town of Oyster Bay’s TOBAY Beach in Massapequa.
UJA-Federation of New York and the Greater Long Island Running Club will be co-hosting the event, which will consist of an 800-Meter Swim in South Oyster Bay followed by a three-mile run through the TOBAY Beach Bird and Game Preserve. You can compete as an individual or as a two-person relay team. New this year – there is also a 3 Mile “Run Only.”