Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:47
Saturday, April 27
Saturday, April 27
The Castle IISunday, April 28
Volunteers are needed to work on the Ida May in J Building on West End Avenue on the Western Waterfront in Oyster Bay. On April 24 at 7 p.m. volunteers are invited to the site, to hear about the opportunities available. All welcome.
Volunteers at the Life Enrichment Center of OB will be recognized on April 25. The program begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. Please call to reserve your lunch at 922-1770.
Learn about recording oral family histories at a workshop at the Oyster Bay Historical Society on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. These workshops are growing in popularity so please call 922-5032 to reserve your space. Presenter Nicole Menchise, archivist will be discussing the technical issues of: how to get started; and how to preserve what you already have; taking a cassette tape to convert to an mp3 with the use of free software. Free to OBHS members. See oysterbayhistorical.org for membership options.
The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce holds its annual sidewalk cleanup as it fills the planters with flowers. Youth are invited to come and earn community service hours. The day starts at 8 a.m. Call 922-6464 for information.
The Friends of the Bay holds its annual harbor cleanup on April 27. In the words of FOB, “It is a great experience to see so many people working together to maintain this harbor that we all care for so deeply.” Volunteers meet at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park at 8 a.m. For more information, go to friendsofthebay.org or call 922-6666 to sign up.
Alex Sutherland, Raynham Hall Museum director of education and public programs will host a Victorian herb garden workshop for adults and children on April 27. “We have a cold frame and over Easter weekend we will plant some Victorian herb seeds ourselves. By then they will have grown enough to be planted outside in our herb garden.” The workshop is for parents and children to learn about the herbs used in Victorian times as medicines and in cooking; and to plant them outside in the museum’s herb garden. Please call 922-6808 for reservations, time and fee.
Christ Church, 61 E. Main St., Oyster Bay hosts a 4 p.m. performance of The Castle II an original drama co-written by Fortune Society Founder David Rothenberg. Four formerly imprisoned New Yorkers relate their journeys of crime, privation, and redemption. Donation: $20; students, military, law enforcement, seniors: $10.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich PTA is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday April 30 at 8 p.m. in the OBHS auditorium. The purpose of the evening is to give the community an opportunity to ask questions and listen to the perspective candidates running for the School Board of Education. A moderator from the League of Women Voters will oversee the proceedings.
Jack Halyards and Dry Creek Vineyards are hosting a Wine Dinner to benefit Oakcliff Sailing Center on May 2 starting at 6:30 p.m. The full menu includes Pine Island Oysters, Jalapeno Tuna Tartar, Grilled Striped Bass and poached Black Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon accompanied by Dry Creek Vineyards wines. The photographic work of Roy Grovshovitz will also be sold to benefit Match Racing Team Quaglio. Call Bernie for reservations and cost: 922-2999.
The LI Junior Rowing Championships take place on May 5 at Centre Island Beach. This eight-hour Sagamore Rowing Association event includes: Sagamore (composite club representing Oyster Bay, Locust Valley, Syosset, Northport, Harborfields), Friends Academy, Manhasset, Huntington, St. Anthony’s, Cold Spring Harbor, Port Washington, Iona Prep, Saugatuck, East End, Westfield, East End, Fordham Prep).
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich board of education will hold a public hearing on the 2013-2014 Budget on May 7 at 8 p.m. in the Oyster Bay High School library. Residents are welcome to attend and comment. The budget vote and trustee election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 at the high school from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Friends of Sagamore Hill host the third in the Dr. John A. Gable Lecture Series, held in Christ Church Parish Hall, 61 East Main Street on Thursday, May 16. Photographer Xiomáro, draws on his experience photographing the interior of the Roosevelt home at Sagamore Hill. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. Admission and refreshments are free to all. Donations to the Friends of Sagamore Hill are greatly appreciated. For more information, visit sagamorehill.com/lecture.html or call 922-5032.
The East Norwich and Oyster Bay Civic Associations meet May 16 for an open forum on Shore Road. Rosemarie Colvin has arranged for Michael Martino, press secretary of the NC DPW and Donna Boyle, NC public works project engineer, including for Shore Road: to discuss the endeavor and answer questions about safety. “There is nowhere to pull off the road in an emergency,” said Colvin. It will be held at the Italian American Citizens Club at 48 Summit Street at 7:30 p.m. There are some bright spots, the county is burying the telephone lines, working on better drainage and there may be a walkway emerging as the work is completed. All welcome. Call 922-5551 for information.
Gallery Talk presented on May 18 by exhibition curator/photographer Xiomáro on his exhibit How I Love Sagamore Hill, pictures taken of Sagamore Hill uncovered. He photographed TR’s home at Sagamore Hill National Historic Park as it was being readied for restoration. Talk at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, from 2 to 3 p.m. Free. For information call 922-5032.
Joint the 7th Annual Run for Literacy, a 5K run/walk at 10:15 a.m. and a free quarter mile Fun Run for future Olypmians age 10 and under, starts at 9:15 with race at 9:45 a.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. Contact: brookejackmanfoundation.org or 922-1811.
The 10th Annual Health & Fitness Fair brings vendors to Audrey Avenue. Run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Senator Carl Marcellino and the OB-EN chamber offer live entertainment, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, inter-active displays for kids. Call 922-6464 for information.
Rayham Hall Museum hosts a cocktail party fundraiser for their new exhibit, With You Were Here on May 19. It will show views of Oyster Bay then and now. Tickets are $125 and the party is from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the tent and viewing in the museum. Call 922-6808 for more information.
The Boys & Girls Club of OB-EN holds the Presidents Cup Golf Tournament on May 20 at the Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich. Call the clubhouse for details at 922-9285.
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich board of education will hold the budget vote and trustee election in the Oyster Bay High School gymnasium foyer area, off McCouns Lane from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
On May 22, the Oyster Bay Railroad Musuem will host their first Oyster Bay-East Norwich Business After Hours event in the historic Oyster Bay Station! Call 922-6464 for information.
The East Norwich and Oyster Bay Civic Associations come together on May 31 for a joint fundraiser and to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ENCA. The event will be held at the Pine Hollow Country Club. For ticket and time information please call either ENCA President Matt Meng at 606-8053 or OBCA President Bill Von Novak at 922-5551.
Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:00
This year you can expect to see the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Connecticut’s flagship, tied up on the Western Waterfront Pier at the Oyster Festival on Oct. 18 and 19. The ship is a Baltimore Clipper that is 129 feet in length and weighs 96 tons. Its home port is New Haven, Conn.
The tall ship visits ports worldwide, as an ambassador for friendship. It serves as a floating classroom, icon and monument to many souls that were broken or lost as the result of the transatlantic slave trade.
The original Amistad, which means friendship in Spanish, was made famous in 1839 when 53 African captives (men, women and children) transported from Havana revolted against their captors. The captives gained control of the ship under the leadership of Sengbe Pieh, later known as Joseph Cinque, who commanded the ship’s navigator to return them to Sierra Leone. Instead, the ship headed north, landing in Long Island, and was taken into custody by the United States Navy.
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00
Diamond Fitness held its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 6. Members of the Historic Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce came out to meet Wendy Goldstein, her staff and her re-invented gym at 138 South St.
Goldstein said she was touched by the warmth of the people who came into the gym to welcome her, even before the official opening. “People came in to say hello, saying they had heard that the gym had changed hands. It warms my heart,” she said.
Goldstein attended a chamber meeting and is now a member. Nassau County Legislator Donald McKenzie helped Goldstein cut the red ribbon as chamber members Walter Imperatore and Michele Browner cheered the opening along with staff members and friends.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
Football season is here and the Oyster Bay-Bayville Generals held their opening day games on Sept. 14. Here are the results:
5 & 6 Peanuts:
The Peanuts opened the season vs. the Seaford Broncos and came out on the losing end of a hard fought game. The Lil Generals opened the game on offense and quarterback Rodney Hill, Jr. marched the offense down the field and completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Francesco Allocca. Yes, the Peanuts have a potent air attack with Hill Jr. going two for two for 26 yards. The defense played strong with Allocca leading the team in tackles with help on the defensive line from first-year players Dean Wolfe and Anthony Pelchuck.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 00:00
Former football coach and NFL player Bill Curry recently brought a wealth of experience, knowledge and history to a wide audience of student-athletes and coaches at Hofstra University for a lesson on diversity, tolerance and respect in high school athletics.
Director of the NYS PHSAA Sportsmanship Committee and Manhasset High School Athletic Director Jim Amen Jr. established the summit and invited Curry as keynote speaker.
Amen Jr. and Section VIII Executive Director Nina Van Erk introduced Curry to a crowd representing more than 37 local high schools.