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Movies in The Park

Friday, July 26

Embroidery Class

Saturday, July 27

Invasive Species Pull

Sunday, July 28


Currently On Exhibit

Old OB In Photographs

Raynham Hall Museum exhibit now through December features rare photographs of Oyster Bay from their collection. The photos are street scenes from 1927, 1958, and 1969 and the show includes photos of what the streetscapes look today. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. (Labor Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The museum is at 20 West Main Street, OB. For information call 516- 922-6808.

Unframed At OBHS

The Oyster Bay Historical Society exhibit, “Unframed” features small unframed works: portrait, still life and landscape sketches that show the artist’s process of observing reality and problem solving on canvas. Classically trained artists Kristin Künc and Rob Zeller join in a visual dialog that has been going on between artists and subject for centuries. Open now through August 4, at the Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. For information call 922-5032.


Friday, July 26

Movies in The Park

Movies In The Park hosted by the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce takes place Friday Nights In July 26. Movies to be announced. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Thomas Park and join the community for this new LVCC Summer Event!

Dancing In The Street

Oyster Bay Main Street Association presents “Dancing in the Street,” on July 26 in Oyster Bay for dancers of all ages, skills, and styles from 7 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by BMW of Oyster Bay they will bring their newest model cars for viewing on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand. Bring a chair if desired. Mark James assisted by Karen Lupo will be teaching on July 26. Enjoy dances from Salsa to Hustle, with some Sinatra, Pop, and Swing thrown in. All steps are geared for singles and couples alike. For information call 922-6982.

Discounted Boat Rentals

The Friday night special at the WaterFront Center is 50 percent off on rentals now through Labor Day. Call 922-SAIL.


Saturday, July 27

Embroidery Class

Summer Vacation Class: the Oyster Bay Historical Society teaches the start of a lifelong skill in these Saturday morning embroidery classes from 10 a.m. to noon on July 27 at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street. Classes are $15 each and includes materials.


Sunday, July 28

Invasive Species Pull

The North Shore Land Alliance is asking for volunteers to come out and “pull” for the environment. The dreaded mile-a-minute invasive vine grows up to six inches in a day and is outcompeting native vegetation. Volunteers are needed. Please at 9:30 a.m., on Sunday July 28. Additional times may be arranged for groups. The action qualifies for Community Service credit. Supplies and snacks will be provided. Call for location. To register call 626-0908 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For information visit  northshorelandalliance.org.

The Spice is Right

 Get acquainted with herbs and herb gardening with Michael Goudket, on July 28 at both 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the home of Theodore Roosevelt, in Oyster Bay. There will be herbs to crush and sniff, and participants will take home a nifty fact sheet. The program is free to all. For further information, visit their website at nps.gov/sahi, or call 516-922-4788.


Monday, July 29

Art Workshop

In partnership with the Oyster Bay Historical Society, the Teaching Studios of Art will be offering a summer workshop for artistic youth. Summer Camp: the Children’s Art Workshop
is a 4-day workshop for students ages 8 to13 with
instructor Julianne Smith. Classes are
Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30. Call 559-7367 for fee, registration and hours.
The workshop is held at the
OBHS
Angela Koenig Center
at 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay.


Tuesday, July 30

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. The same night the Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Ave. offers 10 percent off any ceramic car starting at 5:45 p.m. Call 922-3223


Thursday, August 2

Sail the Sound for Deafness

The Mill Neck Family and co-hosts Oakcliff Sailing, The WaterFront Center, and other Oyster Bay groups, support the Sail the Sound for Deafness. Sailors are welcome to participate in the race with their own yachts too. A post-race cocktail party takes place at the Mill Neck Manor House (fee). This magnificent Tudor Revival mansion, overlooking the bay, is truly a Gold Coast treasure and a perfect site for an after-party. Detailed information regarding schedules, sponsorships, registration and fees, can be found at millneck.org/sail-the-sound-for-deafness/. You may also call 628-4243.  


Friday, July 31

WFC Community Night

Last Friday of the month is community night at the WaterFront Center: in July and August, from 5 to 8 p.m. Free kayak demos and sailboat rentals. Call 922-SAIL.


Sunday, August 4

Belle Voci Concert

Founded and directed by Jennifer Scott Miceli Ph.D., Belle Voci will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 4 p.m. on August 4 at Christ Church . This intergenerational Women’s Choir performs annually to raise funds for cancer prevention and cure. Proceeds from concert ticket sales are donated to the American Cancer Society. For more information please call 922-6377.

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 Aug. 4. The walks will continue on Sept. 1, with artists displaying their work in the hamlet. For more information call 922-6464 or on the web, see visitoysterbay.com.

Portrait Demo

Kristin Künc demonstrates portrait painting on Aug. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street, as part of Oyster Bay’s Art and Antique Walk. A teacher at Oyster Bay’s Teaching Studios of Art, she is featured at the current exhibit Unframed, which closes that afternoon. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Oyster Bay Historical Society at 516-922-5032.


Tuesday, August 6

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. The same night the Madd Potter, 17 Audrey Ave. offers 10 percent off any ceramic car starting at 5:45 p.m. Call 922-3223


Friday, August 9

Plein Air Competition

Teaching Studios 3nd Annual Plein Air Competition will be held at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, on August 9 and 10. Thirty-five selected artists will compete for over $2000 in prizes donated by
Jerry’s Artarama, as well as a $1000 grand prize awarded by the Teaching Studios.
The event culminates in an exhibit and sale at the Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, OB. Call 922-5032.


Saturday, August 10

Plein Art Exhibition

The Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay, exhibits 36 Plein Art paintings of Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park. The exhibit and sale continues for the month. The reception is open from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments. Call 922-5032.


Sunday, August 11

Poetry in Motion

Dr. Linda Opyr, Nassau County Poet Laureate 2011-13, will lead a poetry workshop on the grounds of Sagamore Hill National Historic Site on Aug. 11 at both 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Participants should bring a pen and notebook, and wear comfortable shoes and clothing. The workshop is open to individuals 12 years of age and older.  No prior experience is necessary! Participants should meet at the Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard.  Should inclement weather prevail, the workshop will be held in the Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard. For further information, visit their website at nps.gov/sahi, or call 516-922-4788.

News

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.

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.


Sports

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.  

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.


Calendar

Plein Art Exhibit

Wednesday, Oct. 1

College Discussion

Monday, Oct. 6

Collecting Manuscripts

Thursday, Oct. 9



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