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Saladino, Johnson Seed Oyster Bay Harbor with One Million Clam Seeds

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson joined with volunteers from the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (NOBBA) in seeding Oyster Bay Harbor with one million clam seeds.


“Oyster Bay Harbor is one of the crown jewels of Oyster Bay, and I’m proud to say that under my administration we are now doing more than ever before to improve its water quality,” said Supervisor Saladino. “This clam seeding initiative improves water quality, bolsters the local economy and improves the resiliency of our coastal communities by restoring shellfish populations to the harbor.”


Councilwoman Johnson noted that shellfish filter up to 50 gallons of water a day through their feeding process, so the preservation of Oyster Bay Harbor’s water quality through the repopulation of shellfish is an important component of making the water cleaner for swimming, fishing, boating, and all life in the Harbor.


“I am proud to be a part of such a great environmental initiative that will preserve the quality, resiliency, and natural beauty of our local waterways for generations to come,” Councilwoman Johnson said.


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Saladino Announces Upcoming Ice Skating Sessions

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced changes to the scheduled ice sessions at the Town’s Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Avenue, in Bethpage, ahead of the upcoming Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 seasons.


“The Town’s Bethpage Ice Skating Center is a hugely popular destination for residents and ice skating enthusiast,” Supervisor Saladino said. “As the days get shorter and the cold weather approaches, the hours at the Ice Skating Center will change accordingly, and I urge residents who wish to take advantage of public skate sessions, freestyle sessions, or even our hockey program to take note so as not to miss out on some excellent time on ice.”


Scheduled ice sessions will take place as follows, effective immediately:

Public Skating Sessions– Mondays & Wednesdays 4pm-6pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-12pm, Fridays 4pm-6pm and 7pm-9pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 1pm-3pm and 3:30pm-5:30pm


Freestyle Sessions- Mondays 6:15am-8:30am, 3pm-3:45pm and 6pm-6:45pm, Tuesdays 3pm-3:45pm, Wednesdays 6:15am-8:30am (plus 10:30am-12pm only until (12/19/18), Thursdays 6:15 am-8:30am and 3:30pm-4:15pm, Fridays 6:15am-830am and 6:15pm-7pm, Saturdays 10:40am-11:25am, 11:25am-11:50am (Future Champion Clinic), Sundays 11:45am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-12:45pm (Future Champion Stroking)


Lunch Hockey Sessions (Ages 18+)- Mondays and Wednesdays 12:15pm-2:30pm


Future Rangers (10 & under)- Thursdays 5:45pm-6:50pm


Adult Hockey Skills/Instructional Clinic (Ages 18+)- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 8:40 am-9:50am


Adult Pick-Up Hockey (Ages 18+)- Mondays 9:30pm-11pm


The Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center will be closed on November 22nd (Thanksgiving), December 25th (Christmas) and April 21st (Easter Day). For more information about the Town Ice Rink, including fees for skate rentals and sessions, visit the Town of Oyster Bay website at or call 516-433-RINK (7465).


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Saladino, Hand, & Pravato Announce Hurricane Florence Supply Drive

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilman Thomas Hand and Massapequa Park Village Mayor Jeffrey Pravato announced recently that the Town and Village are collecting food and supplies to support the urgent relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.


“Hurricane Florence is forcing thousands of people to seek food and temporary shelter, as the storm continues to deliver unprecedented amounts of rain and high winds,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Just as residents throughout the nation supported us during Superstorm Sandy, we will come to their aide in this time of need. Donate today!”


Residents may drop off relief items beginning Tuesday, September 18th, at the following locations, during normal business hours, where residents will find collection boxes:

  • Oyster Bay Town Hall North, 54 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay
  • Oyster Bay Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa
  • Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center, 167 S. Broadway, Hicksville
  • Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, 1001 Stewart Ave., Bethpage
  • Massapequa Park Village Hall, 151 Front St., Massapequa Park


Councilman Hand stated, “Town of Oyster Bay residents know first-hand the devastating impact Mother Nature can deliver and this storm presents another chance for us to help give back to the many people and agencies who came to our aid following Superstorm Sandy.”


Mayor Pravato added, “Let us unite together in this time of crisis and help our fellow Americans in need of assistance. I urge residents to donate what they can today at Village Hall or Town facilities. Together, we will help our citizens rebuild and recover from Hurricane Florence.”


Of particular need are nonperishable, ready-to-eat food items, cleaning supplies and toiletries such as personal hygiene items like deodorant, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. No clothing items will be accepted.


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Town of Oyster Bay Issues Hurricane Safety Guide

Hurricane Season Runs From June 1 to November 30


Click here to download the Hurricane Preparedness Guide.


A Message from Town Supervisor JOSEPH SALADINO


The devastating effects of recent weather-related disasters around the world, and the focus on issues relating to homeland security, have only underscored the importance of being prepared locally for any event that may disrupt our lives. It only takes one event, such as a severe storm, to devastate a community. We cannot afford to be complacent.


Disaster planning is everyone’s business. Please take time to prepare, plan and stay informed. The only real defense during an emergency is the informed readiness of our communities and our families.


The Town of Oyster Bay has installed an emergency notification system (SwiftReach or Swift 911) that enables the Town to call thousands of resident per minute to convey vital emergency information, These messages, which can be sent by telephone, e-mail, text or pager, are part of my commitment to use modern technology to protect the health, safety and welfare of our neighbors. Please follow the instructions set forth below to become our partner in public safety and emergency management.


You can sign up for Swift 911 by going to our website at and following the links in order to provide us with your contact information. You can also call us at (516) 677-5350 and request the form to be filled out by you and returned to the Town in order to add your contact information to the Town’s emergency contact system.


There is no substitute for being prepared. You can download a copy of our new Hurricane & Storm preparedness safety guide containing vital information to help keep you prepared for emergencies. Please read it carefully and keep it handy for quick reference.


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Saladino Announces Registration for Fall Co-Ed Fitness Classes

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino invites residents interested in maintaining or improving their levels of fitness to register for the Town’s popular Co-Ed Fitness Classes, which return this fall, beginning in September. The fitness classes are for individuals 18 years of age or older and will be held at the Hicksville Athletic Center.


Supervisor Saladino stated, “I’m proud to announce that the Town will once again be offering these excellent fitness programs, which provide a terrific outlet to enjoy exercising and staying in shape, all while meeting new people. This fall, residents will have the choice between Zumba, Yoga, Cardio Kickboxing, and Pilates, with each session lasting 10 weeks.”


Residents interested in registering for any of the four programs are encouraged to come down to the Town’s Hicksville Athletic Center, located at 167 Broadway in Hicksville. Registration is ongoing based on availability and class fees are $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents (checks or money orders only.)


Zumba classes will hold two sessions. Residents can choose one session, either Mondays (starting Monday, September 17th from 7pm to 8pm) or Wednesdays (beginning Wednesday September 19th from 7:45pm to 8:45pm).


Pilates classes will hold three sessions. Residents can choose one session, either Mondays (starting Monday, September 17th from 8pm to 9pm), Wednesdays (beginning Wednesday September 19th from 8am to 9am), or Saturdays (beginning September 22nd, from 9am to 10 am) Please note that Saturday Pilates classes will take place at the Town’s Ice Skating Center in Bethpage.


Yoga classes will be offered in two sessions. Residents can choose one session, either Tuesdays (starting Tuesday, September 18th, 8pm to 9pm), or Saturdays (starting Saturday, September 22nd, 9am to 10am).


Cardio Kick-Boxing classes will be offered in one session, on Thursdays, beginning September 17th, from 8pm to 9pm.


For more information, or to inquire about special holiday scheduling, call the Hicksville Athletic Center at (516) 733-8418.


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Saladino, Imbroto Announce New Home for Historical Sears Mural

G. Hunter Jones muralOyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilman Louis Imbroto and Seritage Growth Properties representative Larry Rose recently announced the historical G. Hunter Jones mural located on the wall in the Hicksville Sears store will be preserved and relocated to the Hicksville Athletic Center – ensuring the 1960’s mural remains in the heart of the Hicksville community. Sears closed its doors in April, leaving the fate of the massive 20’ x 15’ rendering in jeopardy.


Supervisor Saladino stated, “We thank Seritage Growth Properties for their commitment to funding the preservation efforts needed to save this mural for future generations. The Sears mural is a piece of our Town’s history and has great meaning to the Hicksville community. Its new home at the Hicksville Athletic Center will ensure the mural’s preservation for generations to come.”


Councilman Imbroto added, “The G. Hunter Jones mural is an important part of our history in the Town of Oyster Bay and provides residents insight to our local history and geography. The Town is proud to have preserved this piece of history for future generations to enjoy.”


The oil-painted mural depicts a historical map of Long Island along with portraits of famous residents, such as Walt Whitman, Henry Hudson, John Roebling, Peter Stuyvesant, John Underhill and Theodore Roosevelt. The work also includes a detailed map of Long Island and a timeline of importantly significant dates and events. G. Hunter Jones, a prolific Manhattan-based artist, spent nearly two decades traveling the nation to localize the sprawling department stores with his oil paintings.


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Saladino, Johnson Announce Friday Evening Program for Children with Autism

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson announced that the registration period has begun for the Group Activities Program (GAP) offered on Friday evenings for children with autism. This program is offered to children and young adults between the ages of 5-20 years old, and runs October through May.


“This program provides a 2:1 ratio for children and encourages participants to engage in a structured, socialized program, and includes wonderful activities, entertainment, and monthly trips into the community,” stated Supervisor Saladino. “This program provides children a wonderful opportunity to form friendships that last a lifetime.”


The GAP Program, under the auspices of the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community & Youth Services, primarily offers group interaction in a well-supervised and comfortable setting. The program meets every Friday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m., at one of the following locations:

  • Syosset-Woodbury Community Center- 7800 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797
  • Marjorie R. Post Community Park- 451 Unqua Road, Massapequa, NY 11758


To register your child or obtain additional information pertaining to GAP programs, please contact Program Director Mary E. Hurst at (516) 797-7948 or visit the Town’s website,


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Saladino Announces 2018 Fall Youth Hockey Registration

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that registration for the Town’s 2018 Fall Youth Ice Hockey Program will take place on Sunday, September 9th (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Monday, September 10th (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Thursday, September 13th (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Sunday, September 16th (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Monday, September 17th (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.), and Thursday, September 20th (6 p.m. to 9p.m.) at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage.


“The Town of Oyster Bay’s Youth Ice Hockey Program is one of the best games in town, and features many respected coaches dedicated to teaching this outstanding sport to the many boys and girls enrolled in the program,” said Supervisor Saladino. “As a hockey enthusiast myself, I am proud to announce that the children who attend the program get the unique opportunity to hone their skating and hockey skills as part of a program that has earned recognition by the National Hockey League for its high level of quality.”


Individuals interested in registering for the 2018 Fall Youth Ice Hockey Program must bring a copy of their birth certificate, proof of Town of Oyster Bay residency (tax or utility bill) as well as payment. Check, money order, MasterCard or Visa will be accepted. All registrants must bring these items, even if they have participated in the past. A parent or legal guardian must be present at registration.


The program is held on Sunday mornings, and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Registration fees are as follows:


5U: $200 for one child being registered ($300 for non-residents)

8U: $325 for one child being registered ($425 for non-residents)

12U: $325 for one child being registered ($425 for non-residents)

15U: $325 for one child being registered ($425 for non-residents)


All participants must provide their own equipment, and should have some skating ability. Games will be played at all three Town rinks, with game schedules being distributed in November. If you are unable to make these registration dates and would like to sign up for the program, please call Buzz Deschamps at (516) 433-7465, x8233.


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Registration Open for Town’s 33rd Annual Bluefish Tournament

Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Tom Hand announce that registration is open for the 33rd Annual Bluefish Tournament, scheduled for Sunday, September 16th.


“This all-day sporting event features hours of fun fishing followed by a tailgate party with refreshments, raffles and awards,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The event is open to anglers of all ages but space is limited, so sign up quickly.”


The tournament runs from 4:30am to 4pm. Registration is limited to the first 350 boats with entry fees discounted for Town residents. Costs to enter are $35 for residents and $45 for non-Town residents.


Councilman Hand added, “This event always proves to be a great time for participants. Anyone who registers prior to September 10th will receive a tournament T-shirt and be automatically entered in a special raffle. Residents can pick up registration forms at all Town facilities.”


Raffle prizes include Solstice inflatable boats and Mercury outboards, rods, reels, ice chests, restaurant certificates and more. In addition to plaques, winners of first through 15th place will be awarded gift certificates. Raffle winners must be present to receive their prizes.


Co-sponsors of this year’s Bluefish Tournament include: Mill Max Corporation, Duffy’s Bait and Tackle, Bridge Marina, Compass Rose, Sagamore Collision, North Shore Fire Equipment, BMW of Oyster Bay and Wall’s Wharf. For more information, call the Town’s Parks Department at (516) 797-4125.


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Saladino Announces Free Family-Fun Waterfront Festival at TOBAY Marina

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced the Town will host a Free Family-Fun Waterfront Festival on Saturday, September 15th from 12pm – 4pm at TOBAY Beach Marina. This free event features children’s activities, face-painting, snapper fishing, police boat demonstrations, marine and outdoor exhibits, New York State’s largest fish-shaped cake and live musical performances.


Supervisor Saladino stated, “The Town of Oyster Bay is thrilled to offer this free family-fun Waterfront Festival at TOBAY Beach. Residents of all ages are invited to come down and enjoy live music, marine and outdoor exhibits, great food, arts and crafts and other family-fun activities.”


Live musical performances will be provided by Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band, as well as Steel Margarita. Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band is an ultimate beach party tribute to Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band, as well as country favorites, summer pop, yacht rock, reggae and tropical classics! Steel Margarita will entertain attendees with their love of percussion instruments and Trop-Rock music.


For more information on Waterfront Festival, please contact the Town of Oyster Bay’s Parks Department, Recreation Division, at (516) 797-4121 or visit


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