Monday, May 16, 2011

Spend a Day in Oyster Bay, Attractions open Friday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day

The Oyster Bay Railroad Museum is pleased to announce the "Spend A Day In Oyster Bay" tourist program, which will run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10AM to 4PM. Whether arriving by train, boat or automobile, tourists will be able to spend an enjoyable day in one of the most picturesque and historic areas on the north shore of Long Island. The program's goal is to market and promote the area historical, cultural, and retail establishments, thereby making Oyster Bay a destination for families, tourists, and visitors.

The "Spend A Day" program is featured in the Long Island Rail Road 2011 "Long Island Getaways" package which includes discounted round trip rail fare and local ground transport provided by Oyster Ride's minivans. The van loop includes the major attractions: Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, Planting Fields Arboretum/Coe Hall, Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt Bird Sanctuary and Young's Memorial Cemetery. Also included is the use of "electronic wands" for a self-guided audio walking tour to the many historical attractions in the downtown, including the Oyster Bay Historical Society/Earle Wightman House, Raynham Hall Museum, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, and the Waterfront Center.

Tourists will begin their day at the Railroad Museum's Visitor Center, located a 102 Audrey Ave. Here they will receive a complimentary gift bag, a "Spend A Day" value package which includes discount coupons to participating restaurants and retail merchants, historical locations, and area maps.

The program, a long-held goal of many organizations to capitalize on the potential of Oyster Bay as a viable historical destination, is a collaborative effort of the Railroad Museum, Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce, Oyster Bay Main Street Association, LIRR, and the organizations mentioned above. For more information, visit the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum's website at, or call 516-558-7036 .

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