Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00
Every Friday during August, you will be seeing Dancing In the Street, from 7 to 9 p.m., weather permitting, on Audrey Avenue at the Bandstand in Oyster Bay! The event is free; you just bring your dancing shoes, your friends, and general goodwill.
“We have been involved in organizing a new event - Dancing in the Street. Imagine a cool summer evening in Oyster Bay, with happy folks dancing around the historic bandstand on the no less historic Audrey Avenue. We will be there and we hope you will join us,” said Ewa Rumprecht, one of the organizers of the event and co-owner of the Think Long Island First store in Oyster Bay.
She added, “This is an event that will help put Oyster Bay on the map. We have so many cultural and artistic activities happening here already, that dancing is the next step in the evolution.”
Two local dance studios, Bliss Studio and Lisa Sparkles Dance Studio, will give live demonstrations and conduct short dance lessons.
August 5, enjoy DJ Louis del Prete with a Latin and Ballroom Mix, plus dance instruction, and featuring a demo by Lisa Sparkles Studio.
August 12, enjoy live music by Scofflaws, a Huntington ska band, “so hip it’s ridiculous”. Great for dancing.
August 19, enjoy DJ Louis del Prete with a Latin and Ballroom Mix plus dance instruction.
August 26, enjoy live music by Scofflaws, dance instructions and demo by Bliss Studio.
Dancing in the Street is organized under the auspices of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association. It happens thanks to the generous support of the local businesses and organizations including: Bliss Studio; English Country Flowers; Lisa Sparkles Dance Studio; New York Islanders; State Bank of Long Island; State Farm Insurance - John Speece Agency; Oyster Bay Main Street Association; and Think Long Island First.
Think Long Island First is dedicated to promoting goods made on Long Island by local artists and craftsmen. By selling things made locally, Think Long Island First lowers the environmental footprint by removing the long distance delivery of products. The company also lifts the barrier of anonymity and non-accountability by introducing to the general public not only the local products but also their makers. Located at 36 Audrey Avenue, they can be reached at 584-3155.
Oyster Bay Main Street Association is dedicated to enhancing and promoting an attractive and thriving downtown, while maintaining its historic integrity. They are a 501 © 3 non-profit group using the national Main Street Approach to downtown revitalization. For information call 922-6982.