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Hamlet Cleanup

Saturday, April 27

Harbor Cleanup

Saturday, April 27

The Castle II

Sunday, April 28

Wednesday, April 24

Volunteers Needed

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.


Thursday, April 25

Volunteer Recognition Day

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.

Preservation Workshop

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.


Saturday, April 27

Hamlet Cleanup

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.

Harbor Cleanup

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.

Herb Garden Workshop

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.


Sunday, April 28

The Castle II

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.


Tuesday, April 30

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.


Thursday, May 2

Oakcliff Benefit

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.


Sunday, May 5

SRA Regatta

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).


Tuesday, May 7

OB-EN Budget Workshop

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.


Thursday, May 9

Taste of the Town

The Oyster Bay High School PTSA holds A Taste of the Town on May 9 from 7-11 p.m. (rain date - May 16). The event will offer food, wine, beer tastings, raffles and many other treats. There will be indoor and outdoor venues, live music and other fun activities. Stroll or hop the OB trolley to the venues. For more information email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, May 10

North By Northwest

Planting Fields presents Movie Night at the Manor House showing North By Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock at 7 p.m. (rain or shine). Enjoy spirited cocktails and rail-inspired snacks available for purchase, provided by Periwinkle’s Café. Tour the railway exhibit and learn about the Coe family fortune and the Virginian Railway. For more information please contact Lilly McGurk at 922-8676 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, May 11

RR Dining Al Fresco

Planting Fields presents a book lecture, signing and dinner under the stars at Dining By Rail at the Manor House with James D. Porterfield from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $55 members and $75 non members. Hear author James D. Porterfield speak about his book, Dining By Rail, and the history of dining in style on the wheels. Have dinner under the stars and savor a specially prepared menu from Porterfield’s book of rail recipes of famous passenger trains in America. Books will be available to purchase at the event and can be signed by the author. Limited seating for this special event, for more information or to reserve a seat please contact Lilly McGurk at 922-8676 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, May 16

FOSH Lecture

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.

Joint Forum on Shore Road

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.


Friday, May 17

Bluegrass Party at the Manor House

Planting Fields presents a Bluegrass party at the Manor House in honor of their exhibit on the Virginia Railroad. Live music with Mark Silver and the Stonethrowers from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 members/$50 non-members. Enjoy live blue grass music, enjoy rail- inspired hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails while touring the railway exhibition about the Coe family fortune and the Virginian Railway. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Jennifer Lavella at 922-8676 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, May 18

Learn Model Railroading

Planting Fields presents a Trackside Workshop: Making a Model Train Layout with the trainmaster of Babylon Model Railroading Club on May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manor House. Free event but reservations are required. Learn how to lay the first rails of your model train display, to question and answer problem-solving of model trains, scene making, and other fun challenges of model railroading. For information or reservations contact Gwendolyn Smith at (516)922-8680 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Gallery Talk

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.

Run for Literacy

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.

Health & Fitness Fair

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.


Sunday, May 19

Exhibit Reception

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.


Monday, May 20

Golf Tournament

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.


Tuesday, May 21

OB-EN Budget Vote

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.


Wednesday, May 22

Business After Hours

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.


Friday, May 31

Joint Civic Celebration

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.

News

On Saturday, July 5, Building J on the Western Waterfront was opened to the public for a free concert of classical music played by talented youth in the Oyster Bay Music Festival. The acoustics in the large metal shed were lively as the backdrop of the Ida May, a wooden oyster dredge under construction, lent artisanal flavor to the rich stew of mostly sea-related musical selections. People sat on stacks and benches of freshly milled wood or stood in the cavernous space. They soaked in beautiful solos, duets and trios that combined voice, piano, flute, cello and violin. Frank M Flower & Sons provided fresh oysters that engaged the palate, and representatives from Steinway & Sons gave a quick overview of how their pianos are made, relating several aspects of their meticulous process to the construction of the Ida May.

Last week was one of Oyster Bay’s biggest, most anticipated summer events, the Italian American Society’s St. Rocco’s Festival. Returning to its usually spot in Fireman’s Field on Shore Avenue, the festival was filled with amusement rides, live music, and great food and company.

“We come every year to St. Rocco’s with friends,” said Laura Regan of East Norwich. “The rides and awesome food make it a lot of fun.”


Sports

Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition last weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay.

This year, the teams selected for the event were highly ranked through the United States, and several of the competitors are past and current Oakcliff trainees, including Elizabeth Shaw, Kathryn Shiber, Madeline Gill, and Danielle Gallo.

A total of 11 members of St. Dominic Track Team (grades 1-8) recently medaled at the Nassau-Suffolk CYO Championship Finals at Mitchel Field. In the finals, the athletes competed against the finalists from all three regions, representing more than 2,500 athletes from 23 other parishes.

In addition to the student athletes’ success, the track coaches were honored as well. St. Dominic CYO Track coaches Phil Schade (grades 1-3), Julie and Mike Keffer (grades 4-6) and Rich Cameron (grades 7-8) were selected by peer coaches in their region for the NSCYO Team Sportsmanship Award. The Saint Dominic CYO track program, in its second year, has already proven to be a force to be reckoned with and the young runners are among the best on Long Island.


Calendar

OB Band Concerts

Wednesday, July 23

Music Under The Stars

Friday, July 25

Annual Chicken BBQ

Saturday, July 26



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com