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Oyster Bay’s Black History

Saturday, February 2

Candlemas Evensong

Sunday, February 3

Talent Night

Friday, February 8


Saturday, February 2

Oyster Bay’s Black History

In recognition of Black History Month the Oyster Bay Historical Society is presenting a lecture on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, OB. It is about Oyster Bay history and the southern families who emigrated here before WWII. Oyster Bay resident Denice S. Evans-Sheppard will tell the family stories of Virginians who came here. Free, light refreshments, musical entertainment. For more information call 922-5032.


Sunday, February 3

Candlemas Evensong

The Choir of Christ Episcopal Church Oyster Bay will be joining the Adult Choir of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, for Candlemas Evensong on Feb. 3, 4 pm - 5:15 pm. The Anglican/Episcopal Evensong service consists of hymns, prayers, and Biblical readings, with no Eucharist or sermon. All are welcome. For more information go to: musicatchristchurchoysterbay.org.


Friday, February 8

Talent Night

The Oyster Bay High School presents the annual student and staff Talent Show in the Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. All welcome. Fee.


Weekend of February 9 and 10

 Valentine Fair

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Valentine Day as a weekend event for the second time. The event to be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 will have Valentine activities and sales for couples, families and even the family pets. Sunday, Feb. 10 is dedicated to the rest of the family: grandparents, kids, aunts, uncles, cousins and more pets. See visitoysterbay.org.


Saturday, February 9

Vintage Greeting-Card Holders

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a class from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Diana Kovacs, class instructor teaching how to make Vintage Greeting-Card Holders. Fee $30. Call 922-5032 for information and registration.

Raynham Hall Dinner Dance

Raynham Hall Museum holds a benefit dinner dance at the Royalton at the Roslyn Country Club on Feb. 9. The honoree is David Steinberg, the president of LIU Post. Tickets are available. Please call 922-6808 for information and tickets.


Sunday, February 10

Kids Valentine Workshop

Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, holds a Children’s Valentine’s Workshop on Feb. 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. with teacher Kristen Kunc. The fee is $10. Please call 922-6808 for information and reservations.


Tuesday, February 12

Alewife Monitoring Training

Alewife Monitoring Training from 7 to 8 p.m. at Friends of the Bay at 111 South Street, OB. Friends of the Bay is developing projects at Beekman Creek and Beaver Lake to restorealewives by providing access to historical spawning grounds that have been lost. If you are interested in learning more about alewives, and think you might be interested in monitoring them and assisting in documenting populations, come to the training!  Please respond to either Kelly Hines Leo at 631-444-0441 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Patricia Aitken at 516-922-6666 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


Saturday, February 16

Paper Napkin Book

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a class from, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Diana Kovacs, class instructor teaching how to make a Paper Napkin Book. Fee $35. Call 922-5032 for information and registration.


Saturday, February 23

Beetlemania Day

Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery of Oyster Bay, 4 Audrey Avenue presents Love Me Do, on Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 7 p.m. It is a celebration of the Beatles with original art for sale. Fre wine and cheese reception all day. Call 558-7511 for information.


Saturday, February 23

Card Making Extravaganza

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a class from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Diana Kovacs, class instructor teaching how to make a Card-Making Extravaganza. Fee $30. Call 922-5032 for information and registration.


Sunday, February 24

Lecture on Long Island Women

The Oyster Bay Historical Society, 20 Summit Street, presents a lecture at 2 p.m. by Natalie Naylor speaking on Women in Long Island’s Past. Free and open to the public. Call 922-5032 for information.


Thursday, February 28

OBEN Chamber Installation Of Officers and Directors

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce installation of officers and directors takes place on Feb. 28 at Christ Church at 7 p.m. All current paid members are invited, complimentary. If your membership has lapsed please call 922-6464 or contact them at obenchamber@gmail. com. The newly elected board members are: President Dottie Simons of Dodds & Eder; Vice President Walter Imperatore, Renaissance Properties; Secretary Michele Browner, Hospice of NY; Treasurer John F. DeLillo, John F. DeLillo, CPA; new board members: Susan Dembo, Dawn Reily, Bob Santos, Fran Walker; returning board members: Austin Azzaretto, Robert Brusca, Donnamarie Chaimanis, Bernie DelBello, Catherine Drabin, John McEvoy, Tina Mazzarella, Chuck Panetta, Les Schachter and Dave Waldo.


Save The Date

March 3, Polar Bear Plunge

The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. with the assistance of the Atlantic Steamer Fire Company will hold the 9th annual Polar Bear Swim on March 3 at the beach in the Theodore Roosevelt Park. The festivities start at 1 p.m. and the plunge takes place at 2 p.m. It is a rain, snow or shine event. There will be an indoor assembly area. Enjoy free hot dogs, hot chocolate, hot coffee, hot soup, hot tea while you are entertained by a DJ. Register and fundraise online at: ucpn2013PolarBearPlunge.kintera.org


February Exhibit

Dance Cards

Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, exhibit  now through February, an exhibit of dance cards from their collection and supplemented by the collection of Lisa McCurdy. For information call 922-6808.


Friday, March 8

Xiomara Show

The Oyster Bay Historical Society presents an exhibit of photographs by Xiomara of Sagamore Hill uncovered. He photographed the Theodore Roosevelt mansion as it was being readied for restoration. For information call 922-5032.

News

The Oyster Bay Charitable Fund and the Oyster Bay Rotary Club hosted the annual Oyster Festival “Kick-Off” press conference on Friday, Aug. 15 at the flagpole in Theodore Roosevelt Park.

In attendance were NY State Senator Carl Marcelino and Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, both Honorary Oyster Festival Chairmen; Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr.; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Chris J. Coshignano; Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michelle Johnson; Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph Pinto; Oyster Bay Rotary President Judy Wasilchuk; Verizon Title Sponsor Representative, Director of Government Affairs Patrick Lespinasse; Executive Director, h2empower, African Studies Specialist Helen Boxwill; Oyster Festival Sports Representative James Werner; Long Island Rough Riders Representative Sarah Culmo and Emcee Harlan Friedman.

The 31st annual Oyster Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

A lot of people think that our world would be better off without all of the insects in it. Not so, according to Lois Lindberg, volunteer naturalist at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Lindberg and fellow naturalist Wendy Albin gave a presentation about the importance of butterflies and insects in our ecosystem at the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s former home on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

“Butterflies and other insects are very important in nature,” said Lindberg. “People see bees, wasps and ants and other insects as pests, but they actually contribute to our ecosystem by each doing their own unique job. They pollinate the flowers and fruits and without them we would not be able to eat a lot of the stuff we eat every day.”


Sports

Picture-perfect weather was on board for the Mill Neck Family of Organizations’ Third Annual Sail the Sound for Deafness Regatta on Thursday, Aug. 7. The event, featuring an evening race of yachts, followed by a cocktail party, was held to benefit the organization that serves individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have other special needs.

In this year’s race, fifteen sailors took to the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor; three aboard their own boats, others on several boats provided by Oakcliff Sailing Center. The WaterFront Center’s oyster sloop, Christeen and two vessels from Oyster Bay Marine Center, brought a total of 45 spectators out to watch the race.

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



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