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Brunch Art And Antique Walk - Sundays, July 7 -  August 4
Field Trips Young Naturalists Butterfly Discovery at Stillwell Woods Preserve for Families - Saturday, July 6
Garvies Point Museum & Preserve- Saturday, July 13 and 20


Sundays, July 7 -    August 4

Brunch Art And Antique Walk

Take a Sunday stroll through Oyster Bay and soak in the treasures of a talented community of artists and collectors who will transform downtown sidewalks into an outdoor gallery.  The Oyster Bay - East Norwich Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the arts by continuing their art and antique walk this summer on the first Sunday of each month - July 7 and August 4.  Local artists and collectors will line the streets of Audrey Avenue, South Street and East Main Street from11am – 3pm for a spirited day of art inspiration.

Highlights include:

The Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery of Oyster Bay will feature the works of Schery Markee Sullivan a published mixed media artist along with a teaser display of Ringo Starr’s personal photographer, Rob Shanahan.

On July 7, the gallery will also host a book signing by artist and author Rich DiSilvio.

July 7 – will feature tunes from the Oyster Bay Music Festival playing classical music.

Studio 7 will showcase the works of Artist Paul Gerben who finds art in things the casual observer might not see.

Many other artists and stops along the way are sure to delight.  

Feed your mind and then feed your appetite -- Jack Halyards, The Canterbury Ales, Sweet Tomato and Periwinkles will all be dishing-up a delicious Sunday brunch for all to feast.

Interested artists should contact Jim Perna at The Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery, 4 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 ~ 516-558-7511 - For more information visit OBARTWALK.com


Saturday, July 6

Field Trips Young Naturalists Butterfly Discovery at Stillwell Woods Preserve for Families

Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society on a walk as we search for various butterfly species that utilize this preserve and learn about the remarkable annual journey of the Monarch butterfly, as well as its critical relationship with milkweed. Directions: Jericho Tpke to South Woods Rd in Syosset. Go north about 1.5 miles. As soon as you pass Syosset HS, look right for the entrance to the park. Drive past the ball fields to the end of the parking area near the gate to the trails. You may have to park further up if there are soccer games in progress. We will meet in front of the gate by the entrance to the trails. Call 516- 695-0763 to register. Go to www.hobaudubon.org for more information.


Saturday, July 13 and 20

Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY. 11542

July 13 at 2 p.m. - Nature Communities Walk. Explore three different biotic communities with a Garvies Point Naturalist: woodland, meadow, and pond. Observe these diverse habitats that are home to many different types of plants, trees, birds, and wildlife. Feel free to bring binoculars, we have many song birds! Recommended for ages 5+. $5.00 per person (includes program, museum, film).

July 20 at 2 p.m.- Beach Ecology

Explore the intertidal zone at Garvies beach in search of extraordinary plants and animals that are specially adapted for surviving in such a harsh environment. Learn with a Garvies Point Naturalist just how these creatures are able to survive. Search for crabs, oysters, clams and more!

Recommended for ages 5+. $5.00 per person (includes program, museum, film).


Ongoing Events

Free Veterinary Lectures

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.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



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