Thursday, February 17, 2011

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

We would like to invite you to spend an Artist Appreciation Day in Oyster Bay. We hope this will be a great opportunity for you to meet various talented Long Island artists, craftsmen, authors, and chefs, to discuss techniques, exchange ideas, and get inspired. We are thrilled just thinking about it!

On Saturday, February 19th, pack your car with friends & family and join us at the store anytime between 11 am and 5 pm. Meet the artists, pick up the map of town 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

Visit the galleries in town, full list is published on Main Street Association's site. The Teaching Studios of Art at 115 Audrey Ave will have an art class in session and encourages people to drop by and visit throughout the day.

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.

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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