Eastern Waterfront Plan Expected
The news on the Oyster Bay Eastern Waterfront is that a comprehensive waterfront plan is a realistic goal. Friends of the Bay Executive Director Louise Harrison said the parties involved have been successfully brought together, and the town is moving along and appears poised to apply for a grant to fund some real planning.
Board Donations Jump Start Museum Expansion
The Nassau County Museum of Art announced plans for their new wing designed by Peter Marino and Assoc. Architects to be completed by 2007. At the press conference Tuesday, April 20 there was good news, starting with the generosity of sponsoring North Shore families. Originally, the new wing was planned to be built in two phases to allow time to raise the needed $15 million for construction but will be done at one time as a result of the response of board members who in one year raised $6.3 million. The wing will be named for major sponsors Nancy and Fred DeMatteis. The historic Frick mansion will be restored and named for founding board president Ambassador Arnold A. Saltzman. Additionally, in two weeks the museum's outdoor sculpture garden will be enriched by three major outdoor sculptures by Alexander Calder. The sculptures are the first in a series of 12 Calders to be at the museum for a minimum of two years, arranged through the Calder Foundation to add to the museum's collection of about 45 outdoor sculptures located on its 145 acres.
All Hands on Deck for Bay Day June 6
The fourth annual Bay Day is promising to be one of the best events yet. Held on the shores of Beekman Beach in Oyster Bay, the event, set for Sunday, June 6, has been expanded to include a regatta in the Harbor and evening clam bake fundraiser and silent auction.
5K Run Walk to Benefit Breast Cancer
Charles Reickert of the IGA/Food Basket is again sponsoring this year's 5K Run/Walk event being held to benefit Breast Cancer at the Women's Center at Huntington Hospital. This event will take place on May 15 at 8:30 a.m. starting at West Harbor Beach. The fee for registration prior to May 10 is $15. Fee on the date of race is $18.
Let's Think of Walking as Healthy