Thursday, July 10, 2008

Neighborhood Nights – Free and Fun Events Offered in Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay, New York – Live performances and community-oriented events called Neighborhood Nights will be hosted at area attractions in Oyster Bay in July and August.

Several venues have agreed to be open after hours to host these special events. Activities run from 6:00pm – 8:00pm each Thursday unless otherwise noted. Admission is free.

Neighborhood Nights is meant to provide a friendly and inviting atmosphere for area residents and families to enjoy the many special sites located throughout Oyster Bay.

The schedule of events and performers follows:

July 17, Thursday, Oyster Bay Historical Society presents Gavin Price, blues singer and guitarist at the Earle-Wightman House, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay. Also enjoy period children games, tours of the museum, and have a picnic in our garden.

July 22, TUESDAY, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site presents the Oyster Bay Community Band for a program of traditional band music under Steven Walker, Director. James Foote portraying Theodore Roosevelt will be on hand as well to meet and greet. This is our only Tuesday evening event. Performance will begin at 7pm

July 31, Thursday, Raynham Hall Museum will present Johnny Cuomo, a singer-songwriter who will be performing his repertoire of original, Americana and Irish influenced folk music. Children’s games such as “Graces” and “Rolling Hoops” will be provided for the children’s enjoyment, as well as free house tours for the whole family! At Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main Street, Oyster Bay.

August 7, Thursday, Several area musicians will take the stage as part of the Baykery Café’s ongoing Tastebuds & Tunes series. This event will start at 7pm and go as late as 10pm. The Baykery Café is located at 124 South St. in the hamlet of Oyster Bay.

August 14, Thursday, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park presents Strummin' and Drummin', an interactive and fun kids show, on the Camellia Lawn. The show will start at 7pm and the Gift Shop, Main Greenhouse and historic Coe Hall all will be open from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.. Located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay.

August 21, Thursday, The Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center staff will lead your family on a rousing sing-a-long, conduct a live-animal demonstration, and escort you on a sensory hike. We’ll conclude the evening with our famous Sanctuary S’Mores. Pack a picnic, blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening. Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, 134 Cove Road, Oyster Bay.

August 28, Thursday, The series will conclude at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site with the always popular Park Ranger "campfire talk" in the picnic area behind the visitor center. This event will begin at 7PM as Park Rangers weave stories about the National Park Service and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Limited seating is available under the tent and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the program.

Those with any questions may contact (516) 922-6982 or visit

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