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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

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