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Wellness Walk 2013

Saturday, Sept. 28

Card Making Extravaganza

Saturday, Sept. 28

All Breed Dog Show

Sunday, September 29


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 516-922-5032.


Wednesday, Sept. 25

MSA Benefit Party

The Oyster Bay Main Street Association hosts its End of the Season Benefit Party on Sept. 25, at the newly reconstructed Creek Beach Club. Tickets are $150 per person. Enjoy cocktails and light fare as you watch the sunset over Long Island Sound. Details: business casual dress: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; 1 Horse Hollow Road, Locust Valley; please RSVP, ASAP. For information call 516-922-6982.


Thursday, Sept. 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 en route 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 516-299-2892 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, Sept. 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 p.m. 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, Sept. 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.

Card Making Extravaganza

The Oyster Bay Historical Society welcomes Diana Kovacs and her latest Card Making Extravaganza class on Saturday, September 28, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm at the Society’s Koenig Center on 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. Attendees will make six different cards in this three-hour class, using papers, ribbons, button fibers, and other collage materials, while exploring different layouts for a multitude of possibilities. The fee is $30, and includes supplies. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit oysterbayhistorical.org or call the Society at 922-5032.

 Plein-Air Landscape Painting

Learn Plein-Air Landscape painting with Annie Shaver-Crandell at Planting Fields in watercolor, oil or acrylic. Bring a bag lunch or purchase at café. Class is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (raindate, Sunday, Sept. 29). Meet outside the Main Greenhouse Classroom at the end of the West Parking Lot. Free with $8 parking fee / reservations required (space is limited). For reservations call Gwendolyn L. Smith at 922-8680 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, Sept. 29

All Breed Dog Show

The Westbury Kennel Associaton presents the 96th Annual All Breed Dog Show from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Planting Fields Arboretum, Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. For for the whole family. Conformation (breed judging), Rally Competition, Junior Handler Competition, Obedience, Education, Meet the Breeds, Search and Rescue and other special events. Vendors and food. Admission: $10 per person or $20 per carload (includes $8 State Park fee)  Children 12 and under free. For information: 631-361-5081 (Ned Welkes).


Saturday, Oct. 5

Mid Island Dahlia Society

This is the second annual Mid Island Dahlia Society Show. Contact Jennifer Lavella 516-922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Weekend Of Oct. 5-6

Fall Family Festival Weekend

 The Fall Family Festival Weekend takes place on Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 pm., rain or shine. Halloween trick or treat and costume parade, live music with the Latham Road Band, gigantic garden games, pumpkins for sale, pony rides, pumpkin decorating station, puppet shows, potato sack races, watercolor demonstrations, bounce house, food and beer tastings of autumn, dahlia garden open and Coe Hall Open.  Contact Jennifer Lavella 516-922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Tuesday, Oct. 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, 20 Summit Street. Free to members of the OBHS (with special membership opportunities to those in the 11771 zip code), $15 for non-members.  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.


Friday, Oct. 11

Music at the Mansion

Planting Fields is offering a new concert series on Oct. 11, Music at the Mansion. Hear the – A New ConceMatt Marshak & Band at 6 p.m. at Coe Hall Mansion. Cost: $20 non-member / free for members / no parking fee. Come and enjoy the first of six concerts in our new Music at the Mansion series!  Matt Marshak taps into the wonderful diversity of music in the album Colors of Me, shading his classic and fluid style with jazz, blues, rock, pop and even down-home boogie.  For tickets contact Antigone Zaharakis at 922-8668 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Jennifer Lavella at 922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Weekend Of Oct. 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, Oct. 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.


Thursday, Oct. 24

Boys & Girls Club Gala

The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys & Girls Club will hold their annual gala fundraising party at Oheka on Thursday, Oct. 23. “The galas have been held for several years at the Metropolitan in Glen Cove, and we decided it was time to do something new,” said Sharon Sliva, executive director. [Oheka Castle is the prime location for HankMed on the popular TV show Royal Pains.] For information on the gala, please call 922-9285.

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

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

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