Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00
It’s hard to say goodbye, but all good things must come to an end. Weeks eight and nine at the Boys & Girls Club’s summer camp are an exciting way to close out the “School’s Out” Summer Recreation Program.
During this past week, campers in the K-3 subgroup enjoyed several fun-filled activities including trips to Tobay Park, Chuck E. Cheese, and Long Island Laser Bounce. The annual Luau was enjoyed by all, especially those who did the limbo stick. The trips and events for the upcoming week include, Active Kidz, Bingo, and Ellwood Cinemas.
Campers in the fourth- to 10th-grade sub-group enjoyed the annual Luau and trips to Tiki Action Park, Regal Cinemas and a Yankee game. Next week, they will be visiting the Bronx Zoo, competing in the Club Olympics and being active at Boomers.
Summer camp will conclude at the end of the ninth week with a Camp Carnival that will include fun games and prizes during for both groups.
For further information regarding this event and all other club programs, please contact Lorraine Rubin, Child Care Director, at 516-922-9285, ext. 19, or check out www.bgcoben.org.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.
“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”
Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:03
Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.
This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.
Thursday, 24 July 2014 11:44
A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.
In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.