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.
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
The Oyster Bay community paid tribute to award winning journalist Marie Colvin at Oyster Bay High School on Saturday, Oct. 11. The school library was officially dedicated in her name and a portrait of the journalist who died on the frontlines in Syria in 2012 was proudly displayed at the entrance of the library. The event was put together by members of the Oyster Bay class of 1974 who held their 40th class reunion over the weekend.
Oyster Bay High School Principal Dennis O’Hara gave a short speech in honor of Colvin’s name. Nassau County legislators Judi Jacobs and Donald MacKenzie also gave speeches, along with Colvin’s sister, Catherine Colvin, and Donna Fiore-Houman, who helped coordinate the event. Both were members of the class of ‘74. Founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, Howard Schneider, also gave a small speech at the end of the ceremony.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
Some people deserve a long obituary: in a way, it is a tribute to the number of people’s lives they have touched, so for Dottie Brandt, it is a given. A long line of mourners stretched down the street from the Francis P. DeVine Funeral Home, in Oyster Bay, where Dorothy R. Brandt, known to everyone as “Dottie,” was laid to rest, soon after her death on Friday, Sept. 12.
Dottie was a beautiful woman that age couldn’t change. When your warmth, spirit and love come from the inside, it keeps the outside looking bright and fresh. Dottie was always smiling, full of energy and always willing to help people.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:58
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.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:00
The Diane Whipple Foundation with the cooperation of Manhasset PAL, Manhasset School District and St. Mary’s High School Athletic program has announced a premier College Division I Women’s Lacrosse Scrimmage day on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Competing in this great event will be Columbia, Fairfield, Michigan, Sacred Heart, Stonybrook, UCONN, UMASS, and USC.