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OysterBayEneterprisePilot.com Calendar

WaterFront Center Benefit - June 7

Christ Church Choirs - June 9

Cruise Night - June 11

Friday, June 7

WaterFront Center Benefit

The WaterFront Center benefit party at 7 p.m. at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, Centre Island includes an auction and live music, barbecue and open bar. Please reply by June 1, Dress code: smart casual. Tickets $125 per person. For information please call 922-SAIL.

Sunday, June 9

Christ Church Choirs

Eighth Annual Spring Gala Concert features the adult choir and special guests at Christ church on June 9 at 4 p.m. The adult and treble choirs provide inspirational music for church services and the Long Island community. Under the direction of Michael C. Haigler, the choirs have performed works of Beethoven, Faure, Haydn, Mahler and Mozart. Call 922-6377 for information.

Tuesday, June 11

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather-dependent event.

 

Wednesday, June 12

Spring Luncheon

Come with friends to enjoy the Spring Luncheon and raffle to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich on June 12 at the deSeversky Mansion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cocktails and shopping boutique. Tickets are $125. Call 922-9285 for more information. 

Saturday, June 15

Lacrosse Extraordinaire

Oyster Bay Rough Rider Lacrosse’s Battle by the Bay on Saturday, June 15, for boys and girls grade 2 through 8. For information call 449-3641.

Alzheimer’s Regatta

Oakcliff Sailing Center teams up with Sagamore Yacht Club and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in a regatta. Race using your own boat or one from Oakcliff. And, says Dawn Riley, OSC executive director, “For something completely different you can do a ‘Poker run’ around West Harbor on board a kayak or paddleboard.’ There is no entry fee but you are asked to raise funds for Alzheimer’s. Check their website for more information.

Sunday, June 16

Opera Night

Founder Isabella Eredita Johnson will bring her group of gifted musicians to perform arias from operas, as well as art songs at Christ Church at 4 p.m. on June 16. The goal is to foster the production and appreciation of opera and chamber music in the Long Island community. Suggested donation: $15. Call 922-6377.

July 6 through 14

Oyster Bay Music Festival

A week long performance intensive for gifted Long Island musicians ages 11 to 22. At Christ church . call 922-6377.For more information visit oysterbaymusicfestival.com.

Tuesday, June 18

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.

Thursday, June 20

Summer Solstice Luau

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum hosts its Summer Solstice Celebration on June 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sagamore Yacht Club. This year they are celebrating the culinary delights of our 51st. state - Hawaii! You can toast the official beginning of summer with a Mai Tai on the yacht club lawn. Wahi Wahi chicken and coconut shrimp are just some of the planned delicacies. For tickets please call 558-7036. Check out obrm.org for more information.

Tuesday, June 25

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event. 

Tuesday, July 2

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.

Friday, July 5

Movies in LV

Movies In The Park, hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce, takes place Friday nights in July: 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event! 

Sunday, July 7

Arts & Antiques Walk

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce is holding an Arts & Antiques Walk Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting on July 7. The
walks will continue on August 4 and Sept. 1, with artists displaying their work in the hamlet. For more information call 922-6464 or on the web, see visitoysterbay.com.

Tuesday, July 9

Cruise Night

The OB-EN Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Cruise Night, Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. This night in Oyster Bay includes live music arranged for by Chair Austin Azzaretto from his friends in the world of musical entertainment. There is always a 50/50 raffle, and great restaurants to enjoy. Call 922-6464 for information. This is a weather dependent event.

Preservation Awards

The Advocates for Historic Preservation and Education Awards reception takes place on July 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodlands (the mansion at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course on South Woods Road, Woodbury). The honorees are Long Islanders who have distinguished themselves as advocates for history’s vital role in our lives today. The event raises funds in support of the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s ongoing programs and services, including exhibitions, lectures, book signings, workshops, and other community events. For more information call 922-5032.

Wednesday, July 10 to 14

St Rocco’s Feast

Come and meet your friends at the St. Rocco Feast hosted by the Oyster Bay Italian-American Club at Fireman’s Field. Great food, a midway and carnival rides. Fireworks on Friday July 12. Call 922-9744 for raffle tickets.


News

Our experience of 9/11 has changed; today it is seen as part of a journey and not an isolated event. On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama spoke to the nation saying the battle against terrorism is ongoing. 

 

That awareness that we had gone through the experience of the fall of the Twin Towers and had rebounded, but the danger is not over, and the battle is still to be won was repeated by Senator Carl Marcellino at the Day of Commemoration at the Oyster Bay 9/11 Memorial Garden on the Western Waterfront on Thursday evening.

“Visitation is up 300 percent,” said Harriet Gerard Clark, Raynham Hall Museum director.

“Two-thirds of them come because of reading the book by Brian Kilmeade, George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved The American Revolution, and seeing the series ‘Turn’ on A&E,” added Tom Valentine, docent, who keeps the list of visitors. Soon the series will include the story of Robert Townsend of Oyster Bay who was known as Culper, Jr. when he was a spy for George Washington.

Alex Sutherland, director of education, nailed his definition. “He was the most important spy for George Washington because he had the perfect cover. He was pretending to be a Loyalist and writing for a Loyalist newspaper and befriending British officers at his coffee shop in downtown New York while secretly collecting information.


Sports

Hard work paid off for local athletes Christine Grippo of Locust Valley, Kelly Pickard of Oyster Bay, Bernadette Winnubst of Locust Valley, Steven Quigley of Bayville, Catherine Soler of Oyster Bay, Maria Elinger of Oyster Bay, and Armand D’Amato of Oyster Bay Cove, each of whom won awards in a field of some of the best triathletes from all of Long Island and beyond in the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon, held in and around Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park on Saturday morning, Aug. 23.

Grippo earned top honors in the women’s 30-34 age group with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Pickard (1:17:39) scored first among the women in the 35-39 age group. Winnubst scored in 1:38:48 to earn third place honors in the Masters Athena Weight Division. Quigley earned the second place award in the Masters Clydesdale Weight Division in 1:23:23. Soler (1:29:12) scored 5th among the women in the 20-24 age group. Ehlinger (1:39:23) was the 4th place award winner in the women’s 55-59 age group. D’Amato (1:42:44) earned top honors in the 70-74 age group.

Ice Dreams, an Olympic Ice Show starring 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Jason Brown and aspiring local skaters, is coming to Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Sept. 20.

Isabella Skvarla, 13, Julia Tauter, 12, and Chiara Vlacich, 12, all of Oyster Bay, Julia Forte, 12, of Locust Valley and Riley Stein, 11, of Bayville will be skating in the world class show to celebrate the opening of the best figure skating facility Long Island has ever seen.


Calendar

Art In A Meadow

Saturday, Sept. 13

Bayville Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Sept. 14

Hurricane Preparedness

Tuesday, Sept. 16



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