Category Archives: Town of Oyster Bay

Councilman Muscarella Announces Arts Council 2017 Awards Reception for Talent Competition, Scholarship Winners

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph D. Muscarella announced that the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council (TOBAC) will be hosting an awards ceremony and reception for the participants of the TOBAC Talent Competition and the TOBAC Scholarship Program. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Long Island High School for the Arts’ Seymour Weiner Theatre, located at 239 Cold Spring Road in Syosset. Light refreshments will be served.

 

“Not only are the family and friends of participants invited to the event but the general public is also encouraged to attend the ceremony and be entertained by the works of the Talent Competition and Scholarship winners,” Councilman Muscarella stated. “Winners of both the talent competition and scholarship program will be acknowledged and the artistic works created by the Scholarship Winners will be on display for the community to admire.”

 

For more information regarding the TOBAC Talent Competition and Scholarship Awards Ceremony please contact Executive Director of TOBAC Sharon Betz at 516-797-7933 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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Councilwoman Alesia Invites Residents to Register for Spring Adult Co-Ed Badminton & Volleyball Programs

Spring is here and residents are invited to take part in the Town of Oyster Bay’s Summer Adult Co-Ed Badminton and Adult Co-Ed Volleyball Programs, according to Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia. The programs are open to those 18 and older and will be held at the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center.

 

The volleyball program starts on Tuesday, April 4 and will be conducted on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The badminton program starts on Thursday, April 6 and will be held on Thursdays and Sundays from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The programs, which are 12 weeks in duration, are $75 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Proof of residency is required for the discount.

 

“The Adult Co-Ed Badminton Program and the Adult Volleyball Program provide a healthy and competitive atmosphere for residents to enjoy throughout the springtime,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “ The beginning of spring makes for an ideal opportunity to increase your health as well as have fun while doing it. These programs not only offers residents health benefits but a social outlet for making new friends.”

 

Councilwoman Alesia noted that registration for both programs will take place at the Town of Oyster Bay Hicksville Athletic Center, 167 Broadway in Hicksville, on Tuesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. After these dates, registration will continue based on availability. Please note that the schedule may be subject to change and residents are encouraged to inquire about special holiday scheduling.

 

For further information, contact the Hicksville Athletic Center at (516) 733-8418.

 

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Town of Oyster Bay Invites Residents To Participate In Blood Drive, April 13

The Town of Oyster Bay will be holding its Blood Drive on Thursday, April 13 to help hospitals meet the ongoing need for blood donations. “Long Island Blood Services cannot meet its vital, life-saving mission without the efforts of the Town’s Blood Drive and its volunteers,” said Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson. “We strongly encourage all those eligible to participate. If you have family members or friends who are willing to donate, please ask them to also support our effort.”

 

“Blood banks need to be prepared 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “This constant state of urgency is why people should always donate whenever they can. Donating is not only quick and easy but it is an entirely safe process. All materials used during the process are sterile, disposable and used only once…by you. There is no danger of contracting any disease, including AIDS. The pint of blood you donate will never be missed by your body, which manufactures an equivalent amount in 24 hours. When broken down into component parts, one single pint of blood can be used to heal and help the bodies of three different people.”

 

Locations for the blood drives are: Town Hall South Conference Room, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and Town Hall North, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). Councilwoman Johnson added that in order to qualify as a blood donor, a person must between the ages of 17 and 75 years old…16 with parental permission and 76 or older with a doctor’s note…weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood within the last 56 days. Anyone who has received a tattoo within the past twelve months is ineligible to apply. It is recommended that volunteers eat well (low fat) and drink fluids in the days before the Blood Drive. The Councilwoman noted that all blood types are needed, especially O positive and O negative.

 

Refreshments will be provided for all who donate. In addition, each time someone makes a donation, they earn advantage points redeemable for a wide variety of gifts, gift cards, or other merchandise. Also, McDonalds will be offering a coupon to all donor registrants offering a free large sandwich or salad when you make any type of purchase at McDonalds. For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800—688-0900 or visit www.nybc.org. Those wishing to sign up to donate, or in need of additional information, can call Councilwoman Johnson’s office at 1-516-624-6301 or visit the Town’s website at www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

“A pint of blood may be one of the most important gifts you can give to someone,” Councilwoman Johnson stated. “One pint of blood could be the difference between life and death for one or more recipients. Please help us make this blood drive a huge success. Always keep in mind that we may someday be the ones in need.”

 

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Registration Begins for Town of Oyster Bay Summer Recreation Program

Town Councilman Louis B. Imbroto announced that residents interested in having their children attend this year’s Town of Oyster Bay Summer Recreation Program may now contact the Town’s Recreation Division to inquire about registration.

 

“The Town’s Summer Recreation Program offers children between the ages of four and twelve an exciting summer experience,” Councilman Imbroto said. “Depending on age group, participants take part in trips, tournaments, shows and athletic events, including the always popular Tobay Games.”

 

The Councilman noted that the program runs from Wednesday, July 5th through Friday, August 11th, and that parents may choose to send their child to either Marjorie R. Post (Massapequa), Plainview-Old Bethpage or Syosset-Woodbury Community Parks, Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park in Farmingdale, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach in Oyster Bay, or Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing. Children may attend both the morning and afternoon sessions or just one session, however no supervision is provided for the lunch hour between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., so parents must make arrangements for their children during this time.

 

The cost for the program is only $300 per child and $100 for each additional child in the same family. For more information, or to receive a registration packet, call the Department of Parks Recreation Division at (516) 797-4125, extension 1. Families with children who participated in last year’s program are automatically sent registration packets. The deadline for registration materials to be received by the Recreation Office is June 16th.

 

“The Town’s Summer Recreation Program is an excellent opportunity for children to participate in a variety of fun, age-appropriate activities right in their own communities,” Councilman Imbroto noted.

 

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Supervisor Saladino Announces Town Expanding Upcoming Open Work Session to Increase Transparency, Efficiency

April 4 Board Meeting to Include Presentations on Concession Services at Various Locations

 

To further establish the transparency reforms promised by Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, the Oyster Bay Town Board is expanding a previously scheduled special work session at the Town’s next Town Board meeting on Tuesday, April 4, at 10:00 a.m. at Oyster Bay Town Hall. In the interest of efficiency and expediency to make sure these locations have ample time to prepare for the coming season, the Town Board will publicly hear multiple proposals in response to a request for proposals for the operation of a food and beverage concession services at Town parks and beaches, as well as the Town Golf Course, Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced.

 

“When I took office, I promised residents that a new era would begin in the Town of Oyster Bay, one with the highest ethical standards, and complete transparency, to regain the faith and trust of our residents,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “The process of a request for proposals follows the letter of the law, but we wanted to do much more to provide additional transparency. The purpose of this work session is to open the doors of Town government to everyone and to ensure we are operating in complete sunlight.”

 

The work session, which will allow for the board to hear presentations on food and beverage concession services at the Town’s Golf Course, as well as at Tobay and Tappen Beaches, will take place in the Town Board Hearing Room in Oyster Bay Town Hall, located at 54 Audrey Ave in Oyster Bay, and will be open to the public, who are welcome to attend and observe the process. The public is encouraged to provide input by offering their comments via email, letter, or during the public comment portion of a Town Board meeting. Additionally, the work session will be live streamed through the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

“We want to provide our residents with the best food and beverage services in a way that is affordable and enhances their experiences at our parks, beaches and premiere golf course,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “Holding this process at a public open meeting assures that we get it done in time for this season and that we do it right.”

 

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Hicksville Parking Garage Update

A Message from the Town of Oyster Bay

 

The Hicksville Parking Facility is undergoing maintenance. A structural engineer has examined the building and has certified that it as structurally sound. Approximately 78 parking stalls have been impacted and will remain unavailable until permanent repairs are made this summer, at a more convenient time for commuters. Engineers are preparing plans to install expansion joints to allow for movement in the decking of the garage, to avoid cracking in the decking concrete. We are identifying additional parking availability in the nearby area and will provide updates as they become available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

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Councilwoman Johnson Invites Residents to Volunteer for Annual Dune Stabilization Project

Environmental Project Returns to Tobay Beach March 25

 

Dune DayIf you love visiting Tobay Beach and want to help ensure that the beach’s environment remains as beautiful as ever, then you may be interested in joining with fellow volunteers and Town officials at the Annual Tobay Beach Dune Stabilization Project, scheduled for Saturday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m., according to Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Michele M. Johnson.

 

“One of the Town’s top priorities has been the preservation of the environmental and structural integrity of our beaches,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “For almost 30 years, the Dune Stabilization Project has been an immensely popular activity that brings out volunteers of all ages who leave with a feeling of accomplishment. The dunes in Tobay Beach continue to face environmentally damaging storms that have a significant impact on them. The efforts of this project make significant progress in shoring these sandy barriers for future generations.”

 

Councilwoman Johnson noted that the planting of dune grass provides a natural shield that is perfect for withstanding storm surges and high winds. “One of the more wonderful aspects of the Dune Stabilization Project is that people can actually witness the results of their hard work. The dune grass they planted will go on to preserve the dunes of the beach they enjoy so much,” Councilwoman Johnson said. “Each year countless volunteers show up for the event and plant thousands of stalks of dune grass and it is my hope this year has the biggest attendance yet.”

 

Councilwoman Johnson encourages residents interested in volunteering or seeking more information to contact the Department of Environmental Resources at 677-5943, or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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Oyster Bay Board Continuing Transparency Initiatives with Open Work Session

Town Hosting Open Meeting on Concessions at TOB Golf Course

 

To further establish the sweeping transparency reforms promised by Supervisor Joseph Saladino, the Oyster Bay Town Board will hold a special work session open to the public on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Oyster Bay Town hall. The Board will publicly hear multiple proposals in response to a request for proposals for the operation of a food and beverage concession service at the Town’s Golf Course, Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced. This will be the first in a series of special meetings designed to increase and continue his mission of transparency. The work session will take place in the Town Board Hearing Room in Oyster Bay Town Hall, located at 54 Audrey Ave in Oyster Bay, and will be open to the public, who are welcome to attend and observe the process. Additionally, the work session will be live streamed through the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

“When I took office, I promised residents that a new era would begin in the Town of Oyster Bay, one with the highest ethical standards, and complete transparency, to regain the faith and trust of our residents,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “The process of a request for proposals follows the letter of the law, but we wanted to do much more to provide additional transparency. The purpose of this work session is to open the doors of Town government to everyone and to ensure we are operating in complete sunlight.

 

“We want to provide our residents with the best food and beverage services in a way that is affordable and enhances their experiences at our parks, beaches and premiere golf course,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “Holding this weekend at a public open meeting assures that we get it done in time for this season and that we do it right.”

 

While the proposals will be heard at this meeting, the Town Board will take no action on them at this time. It is expected that the Town Board will take action on the proposals at the next regularly scheduled meeting. The public is encouraged to provide input by letter, email or at its next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m.

 

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Saladino Supports Polar Bear Plunge Events: CP Nassau and Special Olympics NY

Polar Bear PlungeDignitaries from both Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County Inc. (CP Nassau) and Special Olympics NY joined forces with Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino at Theodore Roosevelt Park and Marina in Oyster Bay to help promote two upcoming and much anticipated Polar Bear Plunge charity fundraisers in the Town of Oyster Bay. Supervisor Saladino, who has pledged to take the plunge at both events, said that residents looking for an opportunity to enjoy an exhilarating afternoon of fun and a chance to support two great causes should circle Sunday, March 12, 2017 and Saturday, March 18th, 2017 on their calendars.

 

“On Sunday, March 12th, Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County Inc. (CP Nassau) will host the 13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser off the chilly waters of the Town of Oyster Bay Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Beach and Marina in Oyster Bay,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The festivities will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with the polar bears taking the plunge at 2:00 p.m.” CP Nassau has been assisting children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1948 and today, helps over 2,000 individuals and their families. It’s easy to register and fundraise online at cpnassau2017polarbearplunge.kintera.org. For information about participation as a swimmer or a sponsor, please contact CP Nassau at 516-378-2000 ext. 648 or visit www.cpnassau.org.

 

On Saturday, March 18th Special Olympics New York will host the 4th Annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge at TOBAY Beach. Brave souls with warm hearts will run, jump, and dive into the waters of TOBAY Beach to raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics NY. All funds support Special Olympics NY’s programs and promote awareness of people living with intellectual disabilities in New York. Getting registered is quick and easy. Simply log on to www.polarplungeNY.org/tobay. For more information residents can call Jennifer Cantone at (631) 254-1465 ext. 4204 or send an e-mail to jcantone@nyso.org

 

“Let’s brave the chilly waters together,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Everyone’s help is needed to support these two outstanding events. It’s a terrific and fun way to spend an afternoon helping those in need.”

 

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Councilman Macagnone Announces Town Soldier Collection Drive

The Town of Oyster Bay is participating in a 2017 Soldier Collection Drive in an effort to gather needed supplies to be sent to the men and women serving around the globe and is asking residents to help support the drive, according to Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone, who noted that this is the tenth year the Town is participating in this collection drive.

 

“Last year, Town residents, with the assistance of the Town workforce, donated more than 1,800 pounds of much-needed supplies,” Councilman Macagnone stated. “This year, with residents’ support, we hope to surpass that amount.”

 

Anyone interested in donating to the collection drive may drop off items at Town Hall North in Oyster Bay; Department of Public Works (CSEA entrance) in Syosset; Town Hall South in Massapequa; and at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center at Bethpage Community Park. The collection drive will end on Friday, April 7th.

 

Items needed include:

 

  • Antibiotic & Cortisone Ointments
  • White Socks
  • Visine
  • Athletic T-shirts (black or brown only)
  • Pepto Bismol Tablets
  • Beef jerky
  • Tylenol/Advil
  • Lollipops/Hard Candy/Mints
  • Band-Aids
  • Peanut Butter
  • Deodorant (no spray cans)
  • Toothpaste/ Toothbrushes
  • Powder
  • Microwave Pastas & Soups
  • Razors
  • Protein bars
  • Body lotion
  • Tuna fish (pre-mixed packets; no cans)
  • Chapstick
  • Nuts
  • Body Wwash
  • Feminine Products
  • Baby Wipes
  • Travel Size Items
  • Sunblock/Insect Repellent (no spray cans)
  • Dog Biscuits
  • Soap
  • Pre-Sweetened Drink Mixes

 

**Letters & notes to the soldiers are also welcome**

***We are no longer collecting shoe boxes***

 

“I believe it is critical that we do our part to boost the morale of our soldiers,” Councilman Macagnone said. “This program serves as an important reminder to our uniformed service personnel that the daily sacrifices they make are not taken for granted. Your help will go a long way to support our dedicated military personnel.”

 

For more information on the collection drive, contact Councilman Macagnone’s Office at (516) 624-6618.

 

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