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Bayville Car Show

Friday, Sept. 5

Artist Reception

Saturday, Sept. 6

Cruise Night

Tuesday, Sept. 9


Wednesday, Sept. 3

School Starts

School is back in session for students and teachers in the OB-EN School District.


Friday, Sept. 5

Bayville Car Show

Summer Nights Dream Cruise, benefitting 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 Avenue. Show vehicles fee, $5; spectators are free. Call 882-5022 for information.


Saturday, Sept. 6

Artist Reception

The Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery, 4 Audrey Ave., hosts an art exhibit now through Sept. 13 with an artist reception on Sept. 6 with wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres from noon to 8 p.m. The work is a retrospective of Schery Markee Sullivan. Call 516-798-8400 for information or 516-558-7511.


Monday, Sept. 8

Gentle Yoga

The Locust Valley Library sponsors Gentle Yoga, Mondays, with Gerry McKay from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the LV Firehouse. The10 sessions cost $25. Classes on held on Sept 8, 22, 29, Oct. 5, 20, 27; and Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Registration required, call 671-1837. Monday evening classes are held at the LV Firehouse with Katie Balata: from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes are held on Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17.


Tuesday, Sept. 9

Pre-School Yoga

This playful yoga class encourages breathing techniques, mindful movement and body awareness. Please bring a yoga mat or towel to class. The program is for children only—adults are asked to please wait in the library during the class. 4 to 4:45 p.m. Register in the Children’s Room or call the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library at 922-1212.

Fun Fit Yoga

This energy releasing class will help children improve their physical strength, as well as help them build their self-esteem, concentration skills and ability to interact socially. From 5 to 5:45 p.m. at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library Register in the Children’s Room or call the library at 922-1212.

Cruise Night

Cruise Night held weekly Tuesdays on Audrey Avenue and continues through the year until 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.


Wednesday, Sept. 10

Hurricane Preparedness

An Emergency Awareness seminar will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, just off Jericho Turnpike, in Jericho. The seminar will be led by: the NY National Guard, working with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Officer of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control. Attendees will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit. For more information please call Leg. Jacobs at 571-6216, or Assemblyman Lavine at 676-0050.


Thursday, Sept. 11

Movie At The Library

See The Face of Love at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Library, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. When a widow meets a man who looks like her former husband, she falls in love with him but tries to keep him a secret from the people close to her. Starring: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams. (Rated PG-13 for brief drug references, 92 min.)


Friday, Sept. 12

Bayville Car Show

Summer Nights Dream Cruise, benefitting 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 Avenue. Show vehicles fee, $5; spectators are free. Call 882-5022 for information.


Saturday, Sept. 13

Art In A Meadow

The Oakcliff Sailing Center holds a fete on Saturday, Sept. 13. It is a walk through a private restored meadow on Center Island with art available for sale, while you enjoy light refreshments. Tickets are available on their website for $100; which includes a boat ride at about 3 p.m. from the Oyster Bay Marine Center across the harbor. For more information call Oakcliff at 802-0368.


Sunday, Sept. 14

Roosevelt History

There will be a showing of Ken Burns documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, shown on PBS on Sept. 14.  If you would like to purchase a commemorative lobby sized (2 feet X 3 feet) framed poster autographed by Ken Burns, you can contact the Friends of Sagamore Hill by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; the price is $100.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

Hurricane Preparedness

An Emergency Awareness seminar will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, just off Jericho Turnpike, in Jericho. The seminar will be led by the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management which will provide the latest information about disaster preparedness in PowerPoint presentation and conduct a question and answer session. For more information please call Leg. Jacobs at 571-6216 or Assemblyman Lavine at 676-0050.

LIS Public Input Meeting

Mark Tedesco, EPA LIS Office director will make a presentation to collect public input on the update to the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan to protect and restore Long Island Sound for the next 20 years. The meeting will be held at North Hempstead’s “Yes We Can” Community Center, 141 Garden Street, Westbury on Sept. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information call FOB (local committee member) at 922-6666.


Ongoing

Gregory Reid Exhibit

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit St., presents a retrospective exhibit by Gregory Reid at the Koenig Center now through Sept. 5. The solo exhibition features paintings, masks, and collages representing nearly two decades of experiments and breakthroughs. Works on view are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Historical Society. For more information and hours call 516-922-5032.

Fabulous Interiors At Coe Hall

Coe Hall Mansion at Planting Fields hosts an exhibit through Sept. 30 featuring Fabulous Interiors by Elsie de Wolfe and Charles Duveen, 1915 – 1945: open daily at Coe Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free with $4 Coe Hall admission fee. The Tea House is open daily, 12:30 to 2 p.m, entrance to the Tea House is free with $8 parking fee.

News

This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.

The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.

The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.

Diamond Fitness held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6. Members of the Historic Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce came out to meet Wendy Goldstein, her staff and her re-invented gym at 138 South St.

Goldstein said she was touched by the warmth of the people who came into the gym to welcome her, even before the official opening. “People came in to say hello, saying they had heard that the gym had changed hands. It warms my heart,” she said.

Goldstein attended a chamber meeting and is now a member. Nassau County Legislator Donald McKenzie helped Goldstein cut the red ribbon as chamber members Walter Imperatore and Michele Browner cheered the opening along with staff members and friends.


Sports

Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals  held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:

5 & 6 Peanuts:

The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.  

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.


Calendar

Plein Art Exhibit

Wednesday, Oct. 1

College Discussion

Monday, Oct. 6

Collecting Manuscripts

Thursday, Oct. 9



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