Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00
Movie at the Library
Thursday, August 28
Sagamore Hill Walk
Saturday, August 30
Hooks and Needles
Tuesday, September 2
See Locke at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library at 2 and 6:30 p.m.
A successful businessman receives a series of phone calls which sets into motion a chain of events that unravels his perfect life, all of which takes course of one absolutely riveting and intense car ride. Starring: Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson, Tom Hardy, Andrew Scott. (Rated R for language throughout, 85 min.)
Join the Sea Cliff Republican Club’s Fourth Annual Mini Golf Outing on from 5:30 8:30 p.m. at the Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville.
At the Bayville Free Library, 6 p.m.
Join a special nature walk at Sagamore Hill National Historic Park to celebrate the Theodore Roosevelt’s crusade for American wilderness, and this year’s 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964. The walk is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. For details, call 516-922-4788.
The Hooks and Needles Program at the Bayville Free Library will be held at 7 p.m. The adult program is looking for new members. Donations of handmade items or yarn are always needed.
The Railway Man plays at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library at 2 and 6:30 p.m.
The film tells the story of Eric Lomax, a British officer who was captured by the Japanese and sent to a Thai POW camp during World War II. It stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada.
The film is rated R. For details, call the library at 516-922-1212.
Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to the West Portico and lawn garden at Coe Hall at the Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park for a night of family fun on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy DJ music by Tommy’s Tunes all evening, bring glow sticks for after dark fun and stroll the gardens filled with midsummer flowers in full bloom.
The Planting Fields is at 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay. Reservations are not required. For details, contact Lilly McGurk at 516-922-8676.
The Long Island Picture Frame and Art Gallery of Oyster Bay at 4 Audrey Ave. will be exhibiting original art by Schery Markee Sullivan through Sept. 6. The exhibition is a glimpse into the artist’s soul through watercolors, mixed media, acrylics and oil paintings. A “meet the artist” wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvre reception will be held from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.lipf.com.
Oyster Bay resident Gregory L. Reid’s art exhibit Echoes: Voices from the Mystics is on view at Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit St.
Primarily self-taught from a young age, Reid studied art briefly in New York City only to find the classroom atmosphere ‘distracting.’ Reid describes his need to paint as a way to release the energy discovered when seeking truth and inspiration from the natural world and the people he encounters.
Reid’s work suggests the influence of Picasso, Chagall, de Kooning and other abstract expressionists while incorporating ethnic and spiritual themes.
Explore interior designs and artworks by Elsie de Wolfe and Charles Duveen, 1915-45, at the Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay.
Wolfe designed the Planting Fields’ vibrantly colored Tea House, and Duveen designed Tudor-inspired interiors for the country house, Coe Hall. The exhibit in Coe Hall is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The entrance fee is $4 for non-members. The Tea House is open from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Entrance is free with park admission.
Cruise Night on Audrey Avenue will be held weekly on Tuesdays 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 516-922-6464. Cruise Nights is a weather dependent event.
The North Shore Assembly of God, 84 Orchard St., Oyster Bay is operating a new food pantry for the community. It is meant to supplement the growing needs of the community. It is open on Tuesdays during their prayer times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. If you are in need of their service, please call Pastor Diane at 516-922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.
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.