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Arts Festival Weekend

September 21, 22

Surrealist Women

Tuesday, September 24

Field Trip to Sleepy Hollow

Thursday, September 26


Currently On Exhibit

Plein Air at OBHS

The Oyster Bay Historical Society will exhibit paintings from the Plein Air Competition held at Planting Fields Arboretum Historic State Park now through Oct. 6, at the Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. For information call 922-5032.


September 19 to 22

TRA Annual Meeting

The 94th annual meeting of the Theodore Roosevelt Association is being held on Sept. 19 to 22 in Buffalo, NY. The keynote speaker will be Pulitzer Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin. She will be signing her latest book on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Though her book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism won’t be published until after the annual meeting, advance copies will be available for purchase, and Doris will sign book plates which attendees will be able to place in The Bully Pulpit once it arrives.


September 21, 22

Arts Festival Weekend

The Oyster Bay - East Norwich Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the success of its Arts and Antique Walk held Sundays in July. “To finish off the season we are holding out first Oyster Bay Arts Festival on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. There is a raindate the next weekend, Sept. 28 and 29,” said Treasurer Michele Browner.


Saturday, September 21

An Evening Art Stroll

Visitors will stroll through Oyster Bay on Sept. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. and soak in the treasures of a talented community of artists and collectors who will transform downtown sidewalks into an outdoor gallery. The evening will also feature live music and an outdoor marketplace. Call 922-6464 for information.


Sunday, September 22

Family Arts Festival

The Family Arts Festival on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature children’s crafts, knitting, pottery, cooking, live music, story telling, dance, martial arts, artist demonstrations, animal presentations, children’s plantings, water sports activities, food, drinks, treats and an artist marketplace. Call 922-6464 for information.


Tuesday, September 24

Surrealist Women

The Friends of Locust Valley Library hosts a lecture on women artists who were surrealists on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. The speaker is Ines Powell, lecturer for The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Learn about Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Kay Sage, Dorothea Tanning and Remedios Varo. Call 671-1837 for information.


Wednesday, September 25

MSA Benefit Party

The Oyster Bay Main Street Association hosts its End of the Season Benefit Party at the newly reconstructed Creek Beach Club. Tickets are now $125 per person, but $150 per person after Sept. 15. Enjoy cocktails and light fare as we watch the sunset over the Sound. Details: business casual dress: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; 1 Horse Hollow Road, Locust Valley; please RSVP, ASAP. For information call 922-6982.


Thursday, September 26

Field Trip to Sleepy Hollow

The Post Library Association and the Oyster Bay Historical Society will lead a bus trip to visit Historic Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown on Thursday, Sept. 26. The tour bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the CW Post campus of LIU, 720 Northern Boulevard in Brookville, and returns at about 5 p.m. Please enter campus at the East Gate off Northern Boulevard and park in the first lot to the left. The cost is $95 per person for OBHS and PLA members ($115 for non-members). Transportation, lunch, tours, and light snacks enroute are all included. Tour highlights include Philipsburg Manor, the Old Dutch Church and Burying Ground, Union Church, and Sunnyside, with lunch at Bridge View Tavern. For reservations and information, contact Alexandra Janvey at 299-2892 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Sept. 23.


Friday, September 27

Centre Island Botanica

The Oyster Bay Historical Society welcomes author Deborah Munson Smith with a reception for her latest book, A Centre Island Botanica. The reception and book signing will take place at the Society’s Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay, from 4 to 6 pm on Sept. 27. The reception is free and open to the public, with light refreshments provided. Copies of A Centre Island Botanica will be available for purchase and signing. For information, visit oysterbayhistorical.org or call the OBHS at 922-5032.


Saturday, September 28

Wellness Walk 2013

The Life Enrichment Center of Oyster Bay holds its annual Wellness Walk fundraiser will be held on Sept. 28. The Oyster Bay Cooperative Preschool will join in this inter-generational event. Meet at the center at 9 a.m. for a warm-up session. The walk is a leisurely 1.5 miles around town with fun stops included. Return to the center for refreshments, a cash prize raffle drawing and a host of other activities. Pre-register to receive a free T-shirt. Call 922-1770 for information.


Tuesday, October 8

Preserving Family Scrapbooks

The Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Archivist/Librarian Nicole Menchise will discuss best practices for preserving fragile family scrapbooks during the Society’s Preservation Workshop on, Oct. 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Koenig Research Center. Free to members of the Oyster Bay Historical Society (with special membership opportunities to those living in the 11771 zip code), $15 for non-members. The seminar will take place at the Koenig Research Center (behind the Earle-Wightman House), 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay, NY. Attendees are encouraged to bring a scrapbook with them to discuss their individual challenges. Light refreshments will be served. Contact the Society at 516-922-5032 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details or to make a reservation.


October 19 and 20

Oyster Festival Weekend

The 30th Oyster Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 20 in the hamlet and waterfront of Oyster Bay.


Saturday, October 19

Fireworks by Grucci

The Oyster Festival will celebrate its 30 years of the annual family friendly event with Fireworks by Grucci along with a musical performance by Robbie Rosen, of American Idol fame.

Food Pantry

The North Shore Assembly of God, 84 Orchard St, Oyster Bay is operating a new food pantry for the community. It is meant to supplement the growing needs of the community. It is open on Tuesdays during their prayer times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. If you are in need of their service, please call Pastor Diane at 922-2547 and make an appointment to complete their screening process.

News

Building J at Oyster Bay’s Western Waterfront is again up and running as the Ida May Project builds the 40-passenger oyster boat that will be operated by the WaterFront Center. The Ida May Project of the Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corp. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to preserve Oyster Bay maritime heritage by involving the community in traditional boat building.

Bill Shephard, Herb Scheirhorst, President Clint Smith and Project Manager Hank Tiska were there on a recent Thursday. Smith had left at around 2 p.m. to get a part he had at home they needed to fix the tractor they use to move the logs they cut to size in their saw mill. Fixing their equipment and cutting logs are some of the many projects that encompass the work.

If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, and many of them were in costume, a new addition to the popular champagne party. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date Daphne, a 3-month-old long haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.


Sports

Kevin Mercier, 39, of Oyster Bay, led a large contingent of local runners in the Lynne, Gartner, Dunne & Covello Sands Point Sprint 5 Kilometer Run, held on the grounds of Nassau County’s Sands Point Preserve on Saturday morning, Aug. 9. Mercier was the 18th finisher overall and third in the 35-39 age group with a time of  21 minutes, 7 seconds.

Other local runners winning awards at the Sands Point Preserve were Nicholas Cuddy of Oyster Bay, who earned first place honors in the Clydesdale Weight Division with a time of 25:53, Joanne Gallo of Oyster Bay, who  took home the first place award in the women’s 65-69 age group with a time of 28:11, and Anja Hermann of Oyster Bay, third place woman in the 20-24 age group, who finished in 28:47.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay will once again be the site of the Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.

The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at  Roosevelt  Park.


Calendar

Movie at the Library

Thursday, August 28

Sagamore Hill Walk

Saturday, August 30

Hooks and Needles

Tuesday, September 2



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