Thursday, October 27, 2011
Posted by Oyster Bay Main Street Association at 4:10 PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
|Past birthday commemoration at TR Gravesite in Oyster Bay|
|Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director, |
National Parks Service
The annual Presidential Wreath Laying ceremony at Youngs Memorial Cemetery to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt’s birth was first organized by the Quentin Roosevelt American Legion Post #4 in October 1919, making this its 92nd year. The ceremony will begin at 10:00AM and include a color guard from the Post and representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as elected officials, active duty Navy personnel from the USS Theodore Roosevelt, National Park Service staff, local Boy Scouts and the second grade class from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. The ceremony will include the posting of colors, the presentation of the Presidential Wreath, a song from the school children and the playing of taps by a Boy Scout Bugler to end the ceremony.
Activities will then shift to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site where the Birthday celebration will continue on the porch of the Roosevelt home at approximately 10:45AM. Director Jarvis will be joined by National Park Foundation President Neil Mulholland, a Theodore Roosevelt Association representative and Sagamore Hill NHS Superintendent Thomas Ross for the presentation of the card to the National Park Service. The note card was written during Roosevelt’s 8-week train tour of the western United States in 1903. Roosevelt toured 25 states, two territories and some 14,000 miles and made time to visit National Parks such as Yellowstone and Yosemite with conservation luminaries of the day such as John Muir and John Burroughs during the trip. The note card sends loving wishes to his young son and contains a sketch of one of the mules in the pack train carrying supplies during Roosevelt’s camping trip in Yellowstone Park. The ceremony will include an appearance by Theodore Roosevelt as portrayed by nationally recognized re-enactor James Foote.
The note card will join the park’s 300 items associated with Quentin Roosevelt, one of the largest collections in the country. Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of Theodore and Edith died at the age of 20 on July 14, 1918 in air combat action behind enemy lines in France during World War I.
The note card will go on display at the Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard after the transfer ceremony. The public is welcome to view the card during normal Museum hours, Wednesday through Sunday 10:00AM to 5:00PM daily.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, located at 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York, is a unit of the National Park Service. The site was established by Congress in 1962 to preserve and interpret the structures, landscape, collections and other cultural resources associated with Theodore Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, New York, and to ensure that future generations understand and appreciate the life and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, his family and the significant events associated with him. Tours of the home are limited to fourteen persons and are offered on the hour on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Tour tickets are five dollars each and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis each day beginning at 9 AM. NOTE: The Roosevelt Home will be closing to the public for a three year period beginning December 5, 2011 due to a major rehabilitation of the home, however the Visitor Center, Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard and the grounds will continue to be open and free interpretive programs will be offered. The grounds of Sagamore Hill are open year round from dawn to dusk. For further information, visit our website at www.nps.gov/sahi, or call 516-922-4788. Be sure to follow us on twitter for updates at http://twitter.com/
Posted by Oyster Bay Main Street Association at 4:21 PM
Monday, October 24, 2011
|Come visit us in historic downtown Oyster Bay (postcard ca. 1910)|
Where better to celebrate Halloween than Oyster Bay, one of the most historic communities on Long Island dating all the way back to 1653? We've had our fair share of characters pass through from British officers during the Revolutionary War, to the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving himself - who visited Oyster Bay many times, and modern day figures like Mary Mallon who is better known today as Typhoid Mary. Nothing will prepare you for the fun and exciting events family-friendly events we have in store for you this Halloween! Just a few of these follow.
Hop on the horse drawn carriage at Sweet Tomato (91 Audrey Ave.), and just stay on on for a free half-hour circuit ride, OR, for a fee of $10 for adults, $5 for kids (free if they're under 48 inches) you can hop on and off for ghost tours at the following stops: Oyster Bay Historical Society (20 Summit Street), the famously haunted Raynham Hall (20 West Main Street) and the old Railroad Station, (a VERY spooky place at the end of Audrey Avenue) for ghost stories, paranormal investigations, and other spine tingling fun. For more information, call 516-922-6808 or visit www.oysterbayhistorical.org.
|Raynham Hall Museum with spooky Victorian Gothic tower as it appeared around 1880.|
What's Cooking Halloween Spooktacular
Thursday, October 27th & Friday, October 28th, 5-7:00pmThere are no tricks to these treats! What's Cooking (30 East Main Street, Oyster Bay) has brewed a Halloween special for our chefs. From tasty treats to decorative ghoulish cookies and desserts, these recipes are as delicious as they are spooky. Create a craft, a take-home treat, There are no tricks to these treats! What's Cooking? has brewed a Halloween enjoy a main course while they are here, and a yummy treat. Menu to include:
Haunted Chocolate House,Mummy Dogs w/ Homemade Fries, Halloween Sugar Cookies, Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding, and Slime Juice. Please visit the What's Cooking website to register!
Last Oyster Bay Farmers' Market of the Year!
Friday, October 28th, 10am-4pm
Come out and get the finest fall produce, as well as special treats that all of our vendors have to provide from pickles, to baked goods, eggs, nuts, dog treats, soaps, mums, and, yes, we have PUMPKINS! The market is located in Townsend Park by the Derby-Hall Bandstand. Free cider and donuts will be available at the Oyster Bay Main Street table for ghosts and ghouls who stop by and say hi (or boo!).
Halloween Spooktacular! at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center
Sunday, October 30th (various times) - Please Note Day Change from Saturday due to expected inclement weather
Toddlers Only: 11:00am-12:00pm (spooky)Kids 2-10 years: 1:00-2:30pm (spookier)Kids 8+ years: 6:00-7:30pm (spookiest)Held at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center (134 Cove Road)Have an up-close encounter with some spooky animals, find and decorate your perfect pumpkin from the patch, and go on a Halloween adventure walk. We'll end each session with Halloween stories around the campfire and prizes for the best costumes. The spookiness increases as the day progresses. Registration Required! $5 members / $8 non-members per child, $2 per adult. For more information, please call (516) 922-3200. Please visit the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center website for more info!
Fit Fusion Interactive 1st Annual Halloween Costume Party
Sunday, October 30th- 12:00 Noon - 2:00pmEnjoy free munchies, games, and prizes at Fit Fusion Interactive (67 West Main St.) an interactive fitness studio located in the spooky and historic Octagon Hotel that was built in 1851.
|Christ Church in the 19th century, before this building was encased in stone.|
Sunday, October 30th- 5:00-6:00pm
The Episcopalian congregation in Oyster Bay, dating back to 1705, invites you to Christ Church (61 East Main St.) to hear spooky organ music starting at 5pm, with the sanctuary lit only by candles from Jack-o-lanterns. A ghost and witch straight out of the Bible will make a special appearance. The fun will then continue next door with a festive supper party for the entire community in the Parish Hall with costumes, games and more Jack-o-lanterns, of course! The event will benefit the Episcopal Relief and Development fund. for more information, please call 516-922-6377.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Knitting Circle - Potluck Lunch
Saturday, November 5th, 11 am - 2 pm
Saturday, November 5th, 11 am - 2 pm
A group of novice and expert knitters, fiber artists, weavers, and spinners will meet at the store for a few hours of pattern swapping, exchanging ideas, and just pure fun. The event is open to public so join us with your hooks and needles.
We held a similar event last year to a great success. In addition to knitting and crocheting we got a chance to try our hands at spinning and weaving - Donna Lee Trunk brought a portable loom, Carrie Wood set up a spinning wheel.
It's a potluck event so please bring a small dish (really small) to share with other guests. We will have limited storage and heating abilities so make is something uncomplicated.
of a prior event
at her spinning wheel
|Donna Lee Trunk|
with a portable loop
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Posted by Oyster Bay Main Street Association at 10:35 AM
Sagamore Hill Announces $6.2 Million Dollar Rehabilitation Beginning Spring 2012
Oyster Bay, NY – Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill home will undergo a $6.2 million rehabilitation beginning in spring 2012. The three year project will give the home a comprehensive interior and exterior rehabilitation of its architectural and structural elements, from its roof to the foundation.
“This project represents a significant investment by the American people ensuring that the Roosevelt home and its irreplaceable collection are protected for future generations to appreciate, gain inspiration, and learn from” said Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Superintendent Tom Ross.
Guided tours of the home will be given through December 4th, when the home will close to visitors. “While the home is closed to visitors,” said Ross, “we will continue to serve visitors with special programs and activities at the Visitor Center, Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard, historic farms buildings and throughout the grounds.”
According to Ross, areas that remain open to the public during construction include the visitor center and museum store; the Theodore Roosevelt Museum at Old Orchard; site outbuildings and grounds, along with the nature trail which leads to the national wildlife refuge on Cold Spring Harbor. Public programs and special events will continue at the site including nature and grounds walks as well as the popular Junior Ranger programs for children.
Several new programs include talks on the site as a working farm, illustrated programs, self-guided cellular phone tours, and an 18 minute narrated video tour of the Roosevelt home which takes visitors room by room through the house.
The rehabilitation includes work to interior elements such as woodwork, flooring, and lighting, as well as to mechanical systems including electrical, heating and ventilation, fire suppression and security. Exterior work includes installation of a new roof, gutter and drainage system, waterproofing of the foundation, and rehabilitation of historic windows, doors, siding, and porches to historic preservation standards.
The home’s original rear porch and its sky lit central light well, both of which were altered or removed in past work on the home, will be restored. In addition, an accessible ramp along with a walkway from the site’s visitor center will be installed.
Other aspects of this project include rehabilitation of the adjacent ice house, upgrade of the site’s fire hydrants, electrical service, and the installation of stand-by generators and upgrades to the site’s outdoor security lighting.
For more information on the project and room or floor closures of the home, please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov. For information on the rehabilitation project visit:http://parkplanning.nps.gov.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, located at 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York, is a unit of the National Park Service. The site was established by Congress in 1962 to preserve and interpret the structures, landscape, collections and other cultural resources associated with Theodore Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, New York, and to ensure that future generations understand and appreciate the life and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, his family and the significant events associated with him. Tours of the home are limited to fourteen persons and are offered on the hour on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Tour tickets are five dollars each and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis each day beginning at 9 AM. The grounds of Sagamore Hill are open year round from sunrise to sunset. For further information, visit our website atwww.nps.gov/sahi, or call . Be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates at http://twitter.com/
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Posted by Oyster Bay Main Street Association at 10:22 AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Be sure to check out this event brought to Oyster Bay by the Long Island North Shore Heritage Area. Then actually see one of those fireboats at the Oyster Festival this weekend!
LINSHA LECTURE SERIES
Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7 pm
FREE Screening and Discussion
Oyster Bay Community Center
Church Street, Oyster Bay
Posted by Oyster Bay Main Street Association at 4:33 PM
Friday, October 7, 2011
Oyster Bay, New York – Every Friday in October from 10am-4pm, we will be celebrating the culmination of another year of the highly successful Oyster Bay Farmers’ Market with ‘Fall Harvest Days.’ We welcome you to drop by and see the vendors you’ve come to know and love one last time. Come early to enjoy cider and donuts. All throughout the day family-friendly activities and events will give another reason to visit the market.
Award-winning farmer Beagan Gouth will have his fresh fruits and vegetables grown right here in Nassau County. Also on display will be the over 20 ribbons and prizes he won at the recent Long Island Fair. Joining him will be Armstrong Farm of Lattingtown with their very popular organic eggs. Scarola Farms will continue to bring their choicest wines from the North Fork of Long Island. Need some mums or flowers to give your home a splash of fall color? WPW Growers is here to help you with that too.
Maybe you are looking for baked goods, tea, or pickles? We have Meredith’s Bread offering the most delicious breads, pies, cookies, and other treats. The Tea Plant will offer loose tea and accessories. And, the always popular Horman’s Pickles brings their full line of products for the true pickle connoisseur in your household.
Rounding out the market are several vendors making fresh and handmade products. Bambino’s Ravioli has homemade pastas and sauces. DelPozzo brings the finest of oils that complement the many other food products available at the market. Naturally handmade Soaps by Susan are perfect for your home or as gifts this coming holiday season. Bring along your fine furry friend for natural dog treats and pet items by Little Lexi’s Barkery. Rounding out the excellent vendors we have is Bang’N BBQ with their smoked BBQ items, and prepared ready-to-eat sandwiches.
Posted by Oyster Bay Main Street Association at 8:44 AM
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Join Park Ranger Howard Ehrlich on Sunday, October 9th on a history stroll through Theodore Roosevelt’s Oyster Bay. The free one hour program begins at 2:00 PM in the Long Island Rail Road parking lot at the Oyster Bay station where Roosevelt traveled to and from New York City. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Roosevelt’s have lived in Oyster Bay since the 1860s. In 1885, Theodore Roosevelt built Sagamore Hill two and a half miles east of the hamlet center. Oyster Bay came to national prominence when Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. Roosevelt frequented the hamlet for goods, services, transportation, conducting speeches and participating in local civic activities. The ranger stroll will highlight the major sites in the hamlet connected to Theodore Roosevelt and his family.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, located at 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York, is a unit of the National Park Service. The site was established by Congress in 1962 to preserve and interpret the structures, landscape, collections and other cultural resources associated with Theodore Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, New York, and to ensure that future generations understand and appreciate the life and legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, his family and the significant events associated with him. Tours of the home are limited to fourteen persons and are offered on the hour on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Tour tickets are five dollars each and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis each day beginning at 9 AM. The grounds of Sagamore Hill are open year round from sunrise to sunset. For further information, visit our website at www.nps.gov/sahi, or call 516-922-4788. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates at http://twitter.com/SagamoreHillNHS and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sagamore-Hill-National-Historic-Site/127271867334480
Posted by Oyster Bay Main Street Association at 10:18 AM