Monday, June 25, 2012

“Dancing In The Street” Returns to Oyster Bay


The Oyster Bay Main  Street Association announces the return of “Dancing in the Street,” a series of free dance evenings on the streets of historic and picturesque Oyster Bay.  

Following on the success of last year's “Dancing in the Street,” OBMSA invites the public to put on their dancing shoes and return to the streets of Oyster Bay for delightful evenings of pure fun. Dancers of all ages, skills, and styles are welcome. 

Mark your calendars now for three Fridays in July:   Friday, July 13th,  Friday, July 20th, and Friday, July 27th,  between 7:30 and 9:30 pm, on Audrey Avenue around the Bandstand.  Bring a chair if desired.  Additional dates for August may be announced later on.  

Music and dance instructions are provided by two of the most popular Long Island DJs: Louis del Prete, who the participants will remember from last year's events, and Mark James, a newcomer to the summer night street dancing in Oyster Bay. 

Main Street Association Promotion Chair Diane Meltzer remarked: “Since everybody enjoyed “Dancing in the Street” so much last year, we wanted to repeat the series this summer. This event brings the community together-- you can see dancers of all ages--families with small children, college kids, seniors; all taking to the floor.  What is there not to like about a starlit night in a beautiful town, good music, and fun dance instructions?” 

Barbara Pollock, one of the event organizers and an avid dancer, said: “We are very lucky to have secured DJ Louis del Prete for another year. Louis plays good dance music, understands his audience, teaches at various skill levels, and he can even sing!  We are also very pleased Mark James will be joining us; he and Louis provide great quality entertainment. No surprise they both have a great following on the Island.” 

“Dancing in the Street” is organized by the Oyster Bay Main Street Association. It is one of the community building/ downtown revitalization efforts by the organization, and promises to be a highlight of the summer season! 

The events are generously sponsored by:

For more information, please visit or call 516-922-6982.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Farmers Market to Return to Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay, NY  (June 4, 2012)

The Hamlet of Oyster Bay will welcome back the Farmer’s Market at Town Hall, 54 Audrey Avenue, on Saturday June 16,  through November 17, 2012 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Regional producers will be offering fresh products including vegetables, certified organic produce, herbs, fruits, jams, fresh bread, baked goods, eggs, cheeses, pickles, maple syrup, allergy sensitive baked goods, all natural dog treats, and much more.

In 2010 Diane Meltzer and Danielle Olesen, board members of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, had the vision of starting a Farmers Market downtown.  This was something the town had wanted for many years, and it quickly became a favorite weekly destination for residents and non-residents alike.  This year, 2012, it was decided that the time was right to turn this enterprise over to a professional Market Manager.  Ms. Meltzer and Ms. Olesen are thrilled that Friends & Farmers Inc. plans to continue and expand the concept of a Farmers Market in our historic, charming downtown.

“We are very excited about the 2012 Farmer’s Market in Oyster Bay and feel that moving the market from Friday afternoon to a Saturday morning will allow residents better access to the market and local products.  In addition, the Town Hall parking lot location is good utilization of limited space, so there will be plenty of parking and room for growth ” Bernadette Martin, Director Friends & Farmers Inc.

Long Island produce will be available from Young’s Farm - Glen Cove, Garden of Eve - Aquabogue, and SustainAbility Farm at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay.  SustainAbility is a one-acre organic garden tended by supervised young adults with autism and related developmental disabilities.

About the Oyster Bay Farmer’s Market
The Farmer’s Market accepts SNAP/EBT benefits, Debit cards, WIC and Senior Checks from the NY State Famer’s Market Nutrition Programs. The Market will be administered by Long Beach based Friends & Farmers Inc. If you would like to schedule a tour, promote your local restaurant or want to play live music at market, please contact Bernadette Martin at for more information and a listing of a our 2012 market locations go to       

Bernadette Martin