Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00
Through August 31
Ages’ Fourth Annual “Savvy Senior Day” Rolling Out Royal Carpet
Hasidic Insights & Songs From Rosh Hashana to Simchat Torah
August 27 and September 10
Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22
Oyster Bay Arts Festival
Aviva Levine, a beloved founder of our community, is running a series of classes, just in time for us to prepare spiritually for the High Holidays. Learn about the historical significance of the holidays and the and whys of celebrating the holidays. All of this, rounded out with engaging discussions sure to light up your holidays. RSVP via e-mail to let us know if you plan to attend any or all of the lectures, which will be in the Town of Oyster Bay Chaad library. The Town of Oyster Bay Chabad is located at 678 Woodbury Rd., Woodbury
What: As nominations for Long Island’s “Savvy Senior” remain underway through Saturday, August 31st, Long Islanders are invited to take part in celebrating these remarkable seniors at the Fourth Annual “Savvy Senior Day” on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Presented around Grandparents Day each year by Long Island senior advocacy and resource group, the Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES), this senior celebratory event will feature a variety of food, entertainment and a chance at several raffle prizes donated by a various local businesses and organizations. Sponsorships for products and services are still being accepted; anyone interested can contact 347-886-2574.
Who: The event will recognize all senior nominees with certificates of appreciation and will crown Long Island’s 2013 Savvy Senior King and Queen, who will receive commemorative plaques and gift certificates for professional studio portraits, compliments of Bradford Renaissance Portraits.
When: Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Blvd, Plainview, NY 11803
Why: Presenting a public forum where seniors can deservingly shine, AGES’ Savvy Senior Day celebrates Long Island seniors and extends a show of appreciation for the contributions they have made and continue to make within the Long Island region.
Attendance is free for nominated seniors and their families
There will be something for everyone as local artists, musicians, performers, and collectors line Audrey Avenue, South Street and East Main Street in the upcoming two-day Oyster Bay Arts Festival.
An Evening Art Stroll, Saturday, September 21 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The festivities begin with a Saturday evening art stroll through Oyster Bay. Visitors will soak in the treasures of a talented community of artists, and collectors transforming downtown sidewalks into an outdoor gallery. Live music and an outdoor marketplace will complement the artistic experience.
Feed your mind and then feed your appetite – call ahead to make dinner reservations at our many fine eateries.
How about the kids - check the Bay Time Activities website (www.baytimeactivities.com), a parent’s guide to children’s activities in Oyster Bay-East Norwich, for Saturday evening “drop-off” programs allowing parents to stroll and dine while kids have their own artistic fun.
Family Arts Festival, Sunday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This hands-on festival will feature children’s crafts, knitting, pottery, cooking, live music, story telling, dance, martial arts, artist demonstrations, face painting, water sports activities, food, drinks, treats and an artist marketplace.
This festival is free of charge and open to the public, however, some activities will include a fee.
A safe, confidential, supportive environment in which to talk about what you have been through, your reactions and feelings, and how to move forward. You are not alone! Facilitated by a professional therapist. Meetings held on three consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Hicksville-Plainview area. $60 for three meetings. To register, call Nancy Berlow, LCSW: 516-356-7109. All inquiries are confidential.
Once a month through December, Long Island Cat Fanciers sponsors free lectures given by top local veterinarians on topics relevant to dog and cat owners. All members of the public are welcome to attend. The lectures are generally held on the first Monday of each month at the Town of Oyster Bay Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7900 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 631-277-3844.
A 12-step self-help group, offers help and support to those who have clutter problems in their homes or workplace. Meets at the following locations: Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 265 Asbury Ave, Westbury first and third Friday, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the School of the Community Reformed Church, 90 Plandome Rd, Manhasset. Monday evenings, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview. There are no dues or fees. For more information, please email call (866) 800-3881
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Kids of Distinction program is offering more scholarships and planning a festive gala that will look back on a decade of supporting our most civic-minded children. The Town of Oyster Bay and the Old Bethpage-based Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., the sponsoring entities, are seeking nominations of local youngsters who are standouts in public service for the 2014 awards.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with Kids Helping Kids co-founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, kicked off the search for a new batch of “kids of distinction” at the end of February. Nominations are due by May 16. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony held by the board of trustees on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. with a citation from the Town and a $2,000 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:49
Standing at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by the Long Island STEM Hub and dozens of Long Island students who are part of the school’s engineering and robotics team, announced her education agenda to encourage more youths, especially women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), bolster engineering education programs across Long Island’s elementary, middle, and high schools and draw more STEM teachers to educate children in high-need areas.
With eight of nine of the fastest growing industries requiring math and science proficiency and women, minority, and low-income students underrepresented in STEM-related careers, Gillibrand is pushing for federal measures to close the achievement gap and bring more STEM-related programs, such as the Long Island STEM Hub’s Career Academies, to schools across Long Island. With the success of POB-JFK high school’s targeted STEM curriculum and engineering program, the Hub will be launching an additional career academy in engineering next school year.