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July Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 30

Babysitting and First Aid Workshop

Thursday, July 31

Opera Night

Saturday, Aug. 2


Wednesday, July 30

Children’s Story Times

Children’s Story Times at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, through Aug. 13. 10:15 a.m.: Mother Goose Time (9-23 months); 10:40 a.m.: Toddler Time (24-35 months); 11:15 a.m.: Book/Game Buddies (3-6 years).

July Band Concerts

The Oyster Bay Community Band performs a free concert on the lawn of Christ Church on July 30, at 8 p.m. under the direction of Stephen Walker. For information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Bring your own chair or blanket. The rain date is Thursday.


Thursday, July 31

Babysitting and First Aid Workshop

At the Bayville Free Library, 2 to 4 p.m. Learn babysitting techniques, first aid basics, and how to obtain the right babysitting job. For students entering sixth grade.


Friday, Aug. 1

Bayville Car Show

Summer Nights Dream Cruise, benefiting Flags for Classrooms, Pets for Vets, and more, takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays through Oct. 31 at Ransom Beach, 10 Bayville Ave. Show vehicles fee, $5; spectators are free. Call 516-882-5022 for information.

Music Under The Stars

The Incorporated Village of Bayville Presents: Music Under the Stars, an annual free summer concert series at West Harbor Memorial Park in Bayville.  This week’s band will be Lost Time (hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and now). The concerts are Friday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. (weather permitting) and are free to the general public. In case of inclement weather, cancellations will be posted on the village’s website, www.bayvilleny.gov.


Saturday, Aug. 2

Opera Night   

You are invited attend the Opera Night concert at Christ Church at 8 p.m. for Arias, Art Songs and music from some of the most beloved operas: La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca. The suggested donation is $15. For information call the parish office at 516-922-6377.


Sunday, Aug. 3

Belle Voci

Christ Church presents a concert on Aug. 3 by Belle Voci at 4 p.m. Founded and directed by Jennifer Scott Miceli Ph.D., Belle Voci is an intergenerational Women’s Choir that performs annually to raise funds for cancer prevention and cure. Proceeds from the concert ticket sales are donated to The American Cancer Society.  For tickets and information call the parish office 922-6377.


Monday, Aug. 4

Movie at the Library

The Bayville Library is showing the film, Nebraska, at 2 p.m. The library is located at 34 School St. in Bayville.  There is no charge, and refreshments are served. Donations are accepted.

Lego Club

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. 10 a.m. to noon, Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library.

“Scratch Surprise” Mug

For grades 5-12 as of Sept. 2014. The Madd Potter will be at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library to help you paint a “Scratch Surprise” mug. You will apply layers of Neon paint under a black glaze. Using a toothpick, students will then “scratch away” the glaze to reveal the beautiful bright colors underneath. Create exciting patterns, lines, shapes and symbols—limited only to your imagination! Mugs will be fired in a pottery kiln so they are food and dishwasher safe. Mugs will be available for pick-up at the library on Aug. 15. Register at the Reference Desk or call the library at 922-1212. 2 to 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Aug. 5

Cruise Night

Cruise Night is held weekly on Audrey Avenue now through Sept. 30. The fee is $5 per vehicle and visitors are free. Live music is performed by celebrity musicians with auctions and raffles to benefit project of the Historic OB-EN Chamber of Commerce. Call 922-6464. Cruise Nights is a weather dependent event.

Songs Of The West

The Town of Oyster Bay presents Ernie Sites in The Singing Cowboy Sings Songs of the West on Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. Free performance for children of all ages.


Wednesday, Aug. 6

Children’s Story Times

Children’s Story Times at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, through Aug. 13. 10:15 a.m.: Mother Goose Time (9-23 months); 10:40 a.m.: Toddler Time (24-35 months); 11:15 a.m.: Book/Game Buddies (3-6 years).


Thursday, Aug. 7

Sail For Deafness

The annual Sail the Sound for Deafness event takes place on Aug. 7 and includes a Regatta and a Cocktail Party, in a partnership between the Mill Neck Manor, Oakcliff Sailing Center, the WaterFront Center and the Oyster Bay Marine Center. For information and fees call 628-4243.

Movie: Heaven is for Real

The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth. Starring: Thomas Haden Church, Kelly Reilly & Greg Kinnear. (Rated PG for thematic material including some medical situations, 99 min.) At the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 8

Lego Club

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. 10 a.m. to noon, Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library.

The Panama Canal

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street presents a special event on Aug. 8, on the Panama Canal: The Big Ditch Turns 100. Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in the creation of the Panama Canal. For more information please call 922-5032 or visit their website at oysterbayhistorical.org.

Bayville Car Show

Summer Nights Dream Cruise, benefiting Flags for Classrooms, Pets for Vets, and more, takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Fridays through Oct. 31 at Ransom Beach, 10 Bayville Ave. Show vehicles fee, $5; spectators are free. Call 882-5022 for information.

Randy Jackson Performs

Canterbury Ales features Randy Jackson of Zebra for a fun night of music. Call 922-3614 for information.

Music Under The Stars

The Incorporated Village of Bayville Presents: Music Under the Stars, an annual free summer concert series at West Harbor Memorial Park in Bayville. This week’s band will be Chris Dijon (rock band from Sea Cliff) and Alec C. (singer/songwriter from New York City). The concerts are Friday evenings from 8 to 10 p.m. (weather permitting) and are free to the general public. In case of inclement weather, cancellations will be posted on the village’s website, www.bayvilleny.gov.


Saturday, Aug. 9

History Walk

Join Oyster Bay Historical Society Director Phil Blocklyn on a foot tour of Oyster Bay, featuring the historical sites along East and West Main Street, Audrey Avenue, and South Street in the heart of the hamlet at 2 p.m. on August 9, fee $25. Interaction among members of the tour always welcome. Leisurely weekend pace. For more details, or to make a reservation, contact the Society at 922-5032 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Events

Gregory Reid Exhibit

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street presents a retrospective exhibit by Gregory Reid at the Koenig Center now through Sept. 5. The original works are for sale with a portion benefiting the OBHS. For more information and hours call 922-5032.

Pop-Up Gallery

East Norwich hosts the At-Home-Gallery at 6306 25A, opposite Rothmann’s, now through July, or by appointment. It features abstract oil paintings by Jill S. Krutick and rugs by Heirloom, of Locust Valley. For information call 914-522-0420.

News

Serving Oyster Bay and the rest of Long Island since 1990, Periwinkles is an Oyster Bay business on Audrey Avenue that assists with event planning, staging and staffing and catering a multitude of different events. Periwinkles was started by Pat Spafford, who was encouraged to take her passion and make it a career.

 

“I was raising a family and doing this part-time,” said Spafford. “One of my clients encouraged me to make it full-time. Most of my clientele was from Oyster Bay so I settled here. I have a huge affection for the people and the place. It’s great that I have been successful here for so long.” 

On Sunday, Sept. 21, the only place to be for lovers of local music is the Homestead in Oyster Bay, where a full day of live music is planned at GlenFest featuring 25 different performances. The lineup includes big names like Richie Cannata to Sea Cliff mainstays Kris Rice and Chicken Head to up-and-comers like Matt Grabowski and Lisa Vetrone.

 

GlenFest is the brainchild of Dave Losee, 53, of Glen Cove, who plays in the Crosstown Blues Band.

 

“I had this idea for a festival years ago, and when I finally nailed down a date, people are coming out of the woodwork to be a part of it,” says Losee.


Sports

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.

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.


Calendar

MSA Party - September 17

West Shore Rd. Update - September 18

Harbor Beach Cleanup - September 20


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