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theSyosset-Jericho Calendar

Lectures at Town of Oyster Bay Chabad

Tuesday, August 27

Celebration of Selichot

Saturday, August 31

Oyster Bay Arts Festival

Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

August 27 and September 10

Lectures at Town of Oyster Bay Chabad

Woodbury resident Dr. Aviva Levine volunteers her time to conduct a series of lectures at the Town of Oyster Bay Chabad. This series, High Holidays Preparation, with Chassidic Insights and songs, is followed by engaging discussions. Dr. Levine’s first class took place on August 13, with twelve adult students.  Try to catch the rest of these fascinating and enjoyable classes on August 20, August 27 and September 10.

Saturday, August 31

Celebration of Selichot

The public is invited to join the congregations of North Shore Synagogue and Midway Jewish Center as the community gathers for an evening of song and prayer in celebration of Selichot on Saturday, August 31 at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset. Selichot is the name of the prayers to be recited that evening and lends its name to the evening’s worship service which generally takes place on the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that ushers in the Jewish New Year. Selichot prayers ask for forgiveness and are part of an ancient tradition of beginning the New Year with a fresh start. The community will begin Selichot in the quiet of the night to focus attention on the tasks of preparing for the New Year – abandoning unproductive and hurtful behaviors and committing to positive affirmations and healing for us as individuals and the world around us.

The Selichot evening will begin at 8:30 p.m. with a Pre-Selichot performance featuring Cantors Magda Fishman and Rich Pilatsky from North Shore Synagogue with Cantor Adam Frei from Midway Jewish Center. Refreshments will be served following the performance.  Selichot services will start at 10:30 p.m. and will be led by Rabbis Perry Raphael Rank and Joel Levenson from Midway Jewish Center and Rabbis Deborah K. Bravo and Jaimee B. Shalhevet from North Shore Synagogue as well as Cantors Fishman, Pilatsky and Frei.

Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

Oyster Bay Arts Festival

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 (, 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. Event Rain date: September 28 and 29 For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Interested artists and musicians should contact Jim Perna at The Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery, 516-558-7511 - For more information visit The event is put together by the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer not-for-profit organization that promotes local businesses, organizes local community events, undertakes town beautification projects and promotes the benefits of the town. For more information or to join the Chamber go to or

Ongoing Events

July and August After 5 p.m.

Affordable Summer Fitness Programs Designed For Individuals 45+

Health and Wellness Activities – After Hours Evening Fitness Programs

Description: 4,6 & 8 Week Sessions and body evening classes. Call 516 922-1770 or email

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information & schedule

Location: Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, 45 E. Main Street, Oyster Bay

Jericho-Brookville Lions Club Membership Drive

The Club has begun its 2013-14 membership drive looking for individuals who are interested in helping their community. If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Jericho-Brookville Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your community – and communities around the world. As a Jericho-Brookville Lions club member, you’ll join a group of service-minded men and women who are doing local volunteer work to support the Jericho, Brookville, Syosset, Muttontown and other local communities – right now. You’ll also become a member of Lions Clubs International, a respected international organization, a leader in your local community and a friend to people in need.

There are many reasons to become a member. As a Lion, you will:

-Help your community and gain valuable skills

-Make an impact on people’s lives – locally and internationally

-Learn to be a leader – and lead a respected organization

-Network with business people in your community and around the world

-Energize your life and have fun

You’ll grow personally and professionally. And you’ll know that the community volunteer work you perform is worthwhile and appreciated. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Fred Brendel by email: at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Miscarriage Support Group


A safe, confidential, supportive environment to talk about what you have been through, reactions and feelings and how to move forward. You are not alone. Facilitated by a professional therapist. 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.

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.

Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Fellowship provides an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie, with talks presented by intelligent, enlightening and non-dogmatic speakers who come from the entire spectrum of the arts, history and sciences. This is followed by coffee and an informal discussion circle, held in the turn-of-the-18th century farmhouse in a bucolic setting. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Muttontown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located on the south side of Route 25A (Northern Blvd.), East Norwich, directly east of Martin Viette Nurseries and about a half mile west of Route 106. Look for the white brick gateposts with a large sign for Hunter’s Moon Farm. All are welcome. Call with any questions 659-1686.

Portledge School Offers New Mommy & Me Program For The Summer

Portledge School is now offering classes for the very young children over the summer. Portledge Adventures for Mommy & Me offers children ages 9-18 months and their moms, dads or caregivers a safe, nurturing environment that will inspire imagination, self-expression, social interaction, and physical development through a variety of shared activities, such as music, games and crafts.  Each week a new topic will be discussed among the parents. Eight classes will be offered on Thursdays from June 27 through August 15 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Registration has begun. Space is limited so register early. For more information including dates of sessions, log onto or call Leigh Farrell at 516-750-3203.


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.


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).


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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