Tuesday, November 17, 2015

An Economic Vision for Nassau County

There has been plenty of talk surrounding the economic state of Nassau County - from concerns over corporations leaving and taking job opportunities with them to the so-called "Brain Drain" with the youngest generation leaving the county to find job opportunities elsewhere - but by and large, there has been no action.

Projections indicate that over the next 10 years, by 2024:

  • Nassau County's population will decline by approximately 3.0% from 2012 to 2024
  • The senior (60+) segment will increase to 27.4% of the County population, up from 22.2% in 2012
  • The County will continue to experience a decrease of 11.1% of those aged 10-19, who will go on to college or move elsewhere and not return to Nassau County.
  • The 0-9 year old segment will have approximately 60,000 fewer children or about 30% less than in 2000.
These trends are a cause for serious concern - If something is not done there will be serious economic ramifications for our schools, taxes and real estate prices.  

If you are interested in learning more about potential solutions to: Restore economic vitality,
Combat population decline, and 
Create good paying jobs...

...Then Join Us!

Friday, October 16, 2015

A Time for Specters & Spooks in a Historic Haunted Home known for Soldiers & Spies

In the heart of downtown Oyster Bay...
stands the ancestral home of one of the most influential families in the Hamlet's history
- the Townsend Family -
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)
The home has stood through the centuries, bearing witness to the passing of generations and the build up of the downtown that now surrounds it.  Known as Raynham Hall, the home has received some notoriety beyond its historic ties to the Revolutionary War and George Washington's Culper Spy Ring by being named one of the most haunted places on Long Island by Newsday.

Fittingly, for this season, the home has been chosen as the venue for a killer Halloween Party hosted by Raynham Hall and the Oyster Bay Main Street Association! 

Enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the homestead outside of normal museum hours, while delighting in live music provided by the band Mad Pursuit and partaking in our open bar and hors d' oeuvres!

Further details below:

Before the trick-or-treating commences on the 31st,

 Raynham Hall Museum 
& The Oyster Bay Main Street Association 

cordially invite you to join them 
for a Halloween Party that is sure to be a treat! 


$125 per person including a seated buffet banquet at 7 pm
$75 per person for the after-party only, from 9 pm to 12 am

Music by Mad Pursuit
Beer by Oyster Bay Brewing
Cocktails, hors d' oeuvres

Dress Code: Spook-tacular (prizes for best costume)
Please Call 516.922.6982 for more information

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Could the Best of Long Island Be Right Here in Oyster Bay?

It's that time of year again! Bethpage Federal Credit Union's 11th year of the "Best of Long Island" competition is underway! Voting is open from October 1st until December 15th, vote early and vote often for your favorite businesses, organizations, and events!

Oyster Bay has quite a few nominees in the running this year and it would be great if we could all take a moment to support our small businesses and organizations, who do so much for our downtown! Each title (i.e. Entertainment, Automotive, etc.) is a link to the voting page for that section, just click it to be directed to the Best of Long Island page!

Here are the Oyster Bay Nominees:

  • Annual Event or Festival
    • Oyster Bay Cruise Nights
    • Oyster Bay Oyster Festival
  • Celebrity Impersonator
    • James Foote as Theodore Roosevelt
  • Museum
    • Raynham Hall Museum
    • Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  • Public Garden
    • Planting Fields Arboretum
  • Foreign Auto Dealership
    • BMW of Oyster Bay
  • Long Island Collectible Car Club
    • New York Auto Fest
  • Motorcycle Shop
    • 20th Century Cycles
  • Vintage Clothing
    • Next to New Boutique
  • Art School
    • The Teaching Studios of Art
  • Catholic School
    • St. Dominic's High School
  • School Principal
    • Cecilia St. John of St. Dominic's
  • Best Gyro
    • Greek Cove
  • Best Hot Dogs
    • Bonanza's 
  • Sausage & Peppers Sandwich
    • Bonanza's
  • Assisted Living
    • Harbor House
    • Oyster Bay Manor
  • Day Spa
    • Blue Water Spa
  • Personal Trainer
    • Meta Burn Fitness
  • Skin Care
    • Blue Water Spa
  • Appliance Store
    • Appliance World
  • Architect
    • Oyster Bay Drafting
  • Barbecue Store
    • Appliance World
  • Nursery Garden Store
    • Main Street Nursery
    • Martin Viette
  • Patio Furniture Store
    • Dodds & Eder Home
  • Roofing Company
    • Oyster Bay Roofing
  • Craft Beer Brewery
    • Oyster Bay Brewing Company
  • Dry Cleaning
    • Greensleeves Cleaners
  • Environmental Organization
    • Friends of the Bay
  • Gold Buyer
    • Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay
  • Antique Store
    • The Attic Door
  • Jewelry Store
    • Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay
  • Recreational Center
    • Oyster Bay Community Center
  • Skate Shop
    • L-Industrie Long Boards
  • Water Sport Rental
    • WaterFront Center
  • Honeymoon Travel Planners
    • Cruise Planners
    • Oyster Bay Travel
  • Wedding Jeweler
    • Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay