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Dinner Dance - November 16

Match Race - November 17

Nelson DeMille Lecture - November 17

Currently On Exhibit

Ffoure Pounds Sterling
  Ffoure Pounds Sterling, an exhibit at the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center is open now through Jan. 19, 2014. A  selection of documents, correspondence, maps, and manuscripts from the 17th through the 20th centuries, many of which have never been previously exhibited. View the 1653 First Purchase agreement with the Matinecocks, preserved in the Office of the Town Clerk in Oyster Bay, as well as the 1661 agreement granting Henry Townsend permission to build his mill at Mill Pond. For information call 922-5032.

Saturday, Nov. 16 

 Veterans Day Dinner Dance

The Robert H. Spittel American Legion Post 1285, Bayville, holds a Veterans Day Dinner Dance on Nov. 16 from 7 to 11 p.m. at 45 Bayville Avenue. The event is open to everyone. Space is limited and early reservations are suggested. Tickets are $50 per person. Includes soda and one alcoholic beverage. Free valet parking, buffet dinner, D.J., dancing, Chinese auction, raffles, 50/50, cash bar. The event is a benefit to sport the post.

Sunday, Nov. 17

Oakcliff Match Race

Every Sunday you can commune with nature and at the same time get your adrenaline rushing with a morning of the Oakcliff Sailing Center’s match racing on the Match 40s.  Be at Oyster Bay Marine Center at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start. 

Nelson DeMille Lecture

 Raynham Hall Museum presents the first of its lecture series “Spymasters: The uses of Intelligence in a Dangerous World.” The series was inspired by the museum’s identity as the home of a central member of George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring, a forerunner of today’s C.I.A. first speaker is best-selling novelist Nelson DeMille. He will be speaking on Nov. 17, at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 each, or $50 for members. All three lectures cost $200 per person or $125 for members. The second lecture is by Brian Kilmeade on Sunday, Jan. 19. He is the author of George Washington’s Secret Six of which one is Robert Townsend, Culper, Jr. The third lecture in the series will be by Evan Thomas speaking on March 9. A “Local son” Thomas has authored eight books. His most recent is Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World (2012). Space is limited, so please call 516-922-6808 to reserve. 

 Lyric Opera

 The Friends of the Locust Valley Library host the Capitol Heights Lyric Opera company who will perform arias and duets from Rossini’s masterpieces The Barber of Seville and Carmen. Co-sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay, on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.  Light refreshments and concert in the Community Room.

Totally Telemann

The LI Baroque Ensemble performs at Christ Church on Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in a program of Totally Telemann. The LIBE offers rarely heard and unpublished works along with period favorites. Tickets are $20 General, $15 Seniors, $10 Students, and children admitted free with paying adult.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 21

Children’s Etiquette

Raynham Hall Museum presents a two-day workshop for children on Nov. 19 and 21 21, 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Etiquette for the Holidays. Reservations are required; fee. Please call 516-922-6808.

Friday, Nov. 22

Menorah Lighting

Stan Spiegelman of the Oyster Bay Civic Association is chairing the annual Menorah Lighting at the Derby-Hall Bandstand on Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Stan said OB Town Councilwoman Michel Johnson will be there; Bagel Boss is providing the Hannukah sweets; and Oyster Bay Jewish Center Rabbi Marvin Demant will be officiating at the event. You can count of songs by the young people of the OBJC.

Music at the Mansion 

Back by popular demand, the Brasil Guitar duo will perform at Coe Hall at 6 p.m. at Planting Fields as part of their new Music at the Mansion Concert Series.  Tickets are $20 to non-members; free to members and there is no parking fee. Their innovative program features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazillian works, resulting in a full global touring schedule and a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.For tickets contact Antigone Zaharakis 922-8668 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Jennifer Lavella 922-8678 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A Night With Steven Colucci

Friends of the Bay invites you to A Night with Artist Steven Colucci on Friday evening, Nov. 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at BMW of Oyster Bay, 145 Pine Hollow Road. The first 100 guests will receive a special gift. A portion of the sales of each painting and vehicle will go to FOB. The refreshments will be provided by Rothmann’s. The event, is sponsored by Stifel Nicklaus.

Saturday, Nov. 23

DBE Illustrated Lecture

Victoria Crosby visits the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. for a slide and lecture presentation on the history of the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE). Crosby, DBE regent, will read poems from her collection BritCentric. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Donations to the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Beverly Mohlenhoff Fund, in support of the Koenig Center, are welcome. For more information call 922-5032 or visit oysterbayhistorical.org.

Monday, Nov. 25

LI Fight For Charity

The Long Island Fight for Charity Tenth Main Event on Nov. 25 at the Hilton Long Island in Melville is where Alex Gallego, a volunteer boxer, is raising funds for The Genesis School, Long Island Community Chest and National Foundation For Human Potential. Call 624-2702 for information or to make a donation.  

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