Thursday, January 13, 2011

Artist Appreciation Day, Sat, Feb 19, 11am-5pm

Please note: This event that had originally been scheduled for Feb. 5 has been rescheduled for Feb. 19 on account of weather.

70 Local Artists, Craftsmen, Authors, and Chefs
Meet at Think Long Island First
Saturday, February 19th, 11 am - 5 pm

Come and meet the talented Long Island artists, craftsmen, authors, and chefs whose work we carry at Think Long Island First. Please join us at the store on Saturday, February 19th, anytime between 11 am and 5 pm.

Photo by Karolina Zamecka

Start at the store, meet the artists, pick up a map and coupons, tour the town, eat at a local restaurant, come back to the store, meet new visitors.

The guided tour of Oyster Bay starts at 2:30 pm and takes about 1 hour. It will be conducted by Isaac Kremer of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association. If you would like to participate please fill out the form on The tour starts at the store.

Self-guided audio tours are available, as well. Pick up the audio players at the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum at 102 Audrey Avenue, 11 am – 4 pm.
All the historical sites you may want to visit are listed on the Main Street Association's website and in the booklet we have ready for you. Some of them are:

Raynham Hall Museum – historical house dating back to 1770s
20 West Main Street, 1 pm – 5 pm

Oyster Bay Railroad Museum – preservation of LI's railroad history
102 Audrey Avenue, 11 am – 4 pm

Sagamore Hill – home of Theodore Roosevelt
3.5 miles out of town, 10 am – 4 pm

Planting Fields Arboretum – grounds, greenhouses, Coe Hall
1.5 miles out of town, 9 am – 5 pm

The raffle drawing will take place at 5 pm at the store. The lucky winner will enjoy a $50 gift certificate for a meal at Canterbury's Oyster Bar & Grill.
Various Oyster Bay restaurants offer discounts to our guests on the day:

Canterbury's Oyster Bar & Grill – 15% off lunch, 20% off dinner
Oysters and American menu, lots of TR memorabilia
46 Audrey Ave, 516.922.3614

Cafe al Dente – 15% off dinner (dinner service starts at 3 pm)
Italian, family style
2 Spring Street, 516.922.2442

Jack Halyards – 20% off lunch or dinner
American Bar and Grill, American cuisine, lots of seafood
62 South Street, 516.922.2999

The Homestead - 10% off lunch or dinner
American, TR and Billy Joel have frequented its bar and lounge
107 South Street, 516.922.9293

For your sweet tooth, the Chocolate Lady across the street at 49 Audrey Avenue offers a free chocolate with a purchase of hot chocolate.

Buckingham Variety Store, where Think Long Island First store is located, is offering a 20% discount.

We are dancing a 'Weather Be Good' dance here to wade off another snow storm over the island. So far it looks like we are going to have a sunny day.

If we carry your work in the store, please kindly confirm whether you are coming and, if so, what time you are arriving so that we can inform the folks eager to meet you.

RSVP on Facebook today! (and help get the word out to others)

Think Long Island First is dedicated to promoting goods made on Long Island by local artists and craftsmen. By selling things made locally, Think Long Island First lowers the environmental footprint by removing the long distance delivery of products. The company also lifts the barrier of anonymity and non-accountability by introducing to the general public not only the local products but also their makers.

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