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Councilman Pinto Announces 2017 Distinguished Artists Concert Performances for March

The Town of Oyster Bay 2017  rolls into March with several enjoyable performances scheduled to take place at various libraries throughout the Town, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joseph G. Pinto.

 

“The enjoyable and diverse performances featured at each of the Town’s Distinguished Artists concerts have delighted residents throughout the years and continue to return each year thanks to popular demand,” Councilman Pinto stated. “Admission to each performance is free, allowing easy access for residents to experience some of the finest cultural and performing arts entertainment available within the comfort of various local libraries.”

 

Councilman Pinto noted that there are five performances scheduled for March:

 

  • On Sunday, March 5, at 1:00 p.m. there will be a performance by the Sweet Adelines International Barbershop Harmony Organization; the Greater Nassau Chorus who will perform at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa.
  • On Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m., vocal group The Fabulaires will perform “Doo Wop at its Best!” which will be held at the Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset.
  • On Sunday, March 12, at 2:00 p.m., Irish folk music band Fiddler’s Green will perform a “Concert of Traditional Irish Songs” which will be held at the Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave, Bethpage.
  • On Sunday, March 19, at 2:00 p.m., singer Liora Michelle will perform “Verdi & Puccini Heroines – Great Arias of Passion & Delight,” which will be held at the Locust Valley Public Library, 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley.
  • On Sunday, March 26, at 2:00 p.m., Tom Petty tribute band Breakdown will perform the music of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Ave, Hicksville.

 

The “Distinguished Artists” concert series is sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community & Youth Services. Anyone looking for more information should call 797-7900 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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Councilwoman Alesia Announces Children’s Magical Music & More Events for March

The Town of Oyster Bay’s Children’s Magical Music & More program will feature three excellent performances in March beginning with “Central Park Zoo: Butterfly Boogie,” a musical, interactive performance that counters the common perception of bugs being gross and introduces students to metamorphosis and the interdependence of plants and animals. Butterfly Boogie will be held at the Locust Valley Public Library, located at 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley on Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. and is free to all Town residents, Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia announced.

 

“Throughout the year, the Town’s Children’s Magical Music & More program provides quality entertainment to families and children around the Town of Oyster Bay free of charge,” Councilwoman Alesia stated. “Butterfly Boogie is just one of the many Children’s Magical Music & More performances offered by the program this year. Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis and each event is recommended for children four years of age and older.”

 

Councilwoman Alesia went on to say that the second Children’s Magical Music & More performance in March would be face painter Christopher Agostino’s “StoryFaces”. StoryFaces is an exciting and unusual storytelling show where volunteers are brought on stage and are face painted to illustrate stories as Christopher tells them, captivating the audience with folktales and his uniquely animated original stories. This performance will take place on Sunday, March 12, at 1:00 p.m. at the Massapequa Public Library located at 40 Harbor Lane, in Massapequa.

 

The third and final Children’s Magical Music & More performance scheduled for March will be a performance by talented juggler; Jester Jim. Audience members of all ages will be glued to every sound of Jester Jim’s performance. With a trunk full of props and a looping machine, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show with an amazing beatbox intro. Jester Jim is scheduled to perform on Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hicksville Public Library, located on 169 Jerusalem Ave, Hicksville.

 

The Children’s Magical Music & More series is sponsored by the Cultural and Performing Arts (CAPA) Division of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community & Youth Services. For further information call 797-7900 or visit the Town’s website www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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Receiver Stefanich Reminds Residents of How to Avoid Late Tax Payment Penalties

Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes, James J. Stefanich, reminds residential property owners that it is essential and mandatory to notify his office upon satisfying their mortgage.

 

In addition, Stefanich encourages residents who recently purchased a home, condominium or co-op unit, or just refinanced or transferred the mortgage on their property, to be sure that notification in writing is sent to James J. Stefanich, Receiver of Taxes, Town of Oyster Bay, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1539.

 

“This will ensure that tax bills are received promptly by the homeowner,” Stefanich said. “A homeowner relying on a bank or mortgage company to notify the tax office may find there is a delay in billing the homeowner directly, which can lead to the imposition of a late payment penalty.”

 

“When writing, property owners should include the legal property description, including the school district, section, block, and lot numbers, as well as the name and address to whom current and future tax bills should be directed. In the case of condominiums, the building and unit number should be noted,” Stefanich said.

 

Residents may also report their information in person by visiting the Office of the Receiver of Taxes.

 

The Receiver noted that property owners residing in incorporated villages must also notify their village assessor.

 

Homeowners requiring further assistance should contact the Office of the Receiver of Taxes at 516-624-6400. “The knowledgeable and courteous tax information specialists on my staff will be happy to assist you,” concluded Stefanich.

 

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Town Supervisor Saladino Announces Upcoming ‘Try Hockey for Free’ Program

Special Event to Take Place Saturday, February 25th at the Town’s Ice Skating Center in Bethpage

 

The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, will once again host a special “Try Hockey for Free Program” on Saturday morning, February 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at its state-of-the-art Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Avenue, according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino. The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

 

Residents can register their child by going to the New York Rangers’ website location for the program at nyrangers.com/tryhockeyforfree.

 

“Youngsters, under the watchful eye of New York Rangers Hockey Development Team and Town of Oyster Bay instructors, will be provided with equipment to participate in a free clinic, introducing them to the exciting sport of ice hockey,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The session will also give parents the opportunity to assess if the sport of ice hockey is a good fit for their youngster, without making an initial financial commitment.” As part of the program, participants will have an opportunity to meet New York Rangers’ alumni.

 

The “Try Hockey for Free” program is part of a nationwide effort by USA Hockey to provide youngsters of all economic backgrounds, an opportunity to play hockey. Supervisor Saladino said the New York Rangers have forged a special relationship with the Town of Oyster Bay, making them a premier partner for its special outreach projects and programs.

 

“This bond was created over the years, the Town’s top flight facilities and its outstanding youth ice hockey program, is well known for making the sport accessible to participants of all economic backgrounds,” Supervisor Saladino said. “As a direct result of this relationship, special programs like “Try Hockey For Free” are offered here in the Town. The end result is a rare opportunity for participating youngsters to experience the game while sharing the ice with New York Rangers Alumni and members of the New York Rangers Development Team.”

 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to get the chance to play the greatest game on Earth,” said Rangers legend Adam Graves. “These are kids that might not otherwise be able to experience the game of hockey. They are sure to love it and hopefully this ignites a lifelong passion for the sport.”

 

The Town of Oyster Bay offers many outstanding programs and events at its Ice Skating Center. “But this event is certainly high on the list in terms of overall excitement,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The New York Rangers have such a huge fan base and an incredible history. It’s quite an honor that their organization has connected with the Town to bring these types of events to our Town residents.” In addition, time will be set aside for photo opportunities and autographs. “I know that hockey enthusiasts will truly enjoy this special morning Supervisor Saladino said. “It’s an event that is sure to create lasting memories for the entire family.”

 

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Town of Oyster Bay Appoints New Leaders in Various Posts

In a showing of changes to come under his administration, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced the addition of new leaders to various Town roles. At the Town Board meeting held Tuesday, February 14, the Town welcomed a new Deputy Supervisor, Town Attorney, Planning Commissioner, and announced the appointment of a new Commissioner of Public Works. Included in the appointments is Joseph Nocella as Town Attorney.

 

“Few people are aware of the depth of the role the Town Attorney’s Office plays in both Town government and the daily lives of Town residents,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The decision to bring Joe aboard represented a unique opportunity to bring in someone who not only has an extensive background within municipal government, but also has a sterling track record as a federal prosecutor and litigator who has always gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

 

Town Attorney Nocella brings unprecedented credentials to his appointment as Town Attorney. Dating back to his time as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of New York, where he was commended by the Director of the FBI for his efforts in prosecuting racketeering, extortion, and fraud cases, Town Attorney Nocella has proven time and again to have the highest moral and ethical standards, as well as a willingness to take on the toughest battles possible to protect the best interests of his fellow citizens.

 

In addition to a new Town Attorney, the Town Board voted to approve the appointments of Elizabeth Maccarone as Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development and Richard Lenz as the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works. The Supervisor also announced his selection of Gregory W. Carman Jr. as Deputy Supervisor.

 

Supervisor Saladino noted that each of these individuals brought a wealth of ability and experience to the positions they have been appointed to. “Elizabeth Maccarone has worked for the Town of Oyster Bay for nearly 30 years, nearly half of which were spent in the Town’s Department of Planning and Development, and will do an excellent job of increasing efficiency in that department while serving the residents and property owners of the Town of Oyster Bay in the best way possible,” Supervisor Saladino said.

 

“Gregory Carman is a talented, thoughtful, and thoroughly experienced individual who has been extremely active in making his local community a better place, both through public service as the former Farmingdale Village Attorney, and through endeavors such as chairing the Board of Trustees for the Hagedorn Little Village School Jack Joel Center for Special Children,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “Greg hails from a family with a distinguished history of public service, and I am excited to bring him on as Deputy Supervisor to help build a proud future for our great Town.

 

“Finally, Richard Lenz brings decades of municipal experience to his appointment as Commissioner of the Town’s Department of Public Works, a post he once held with fantastic results,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Recently, Richard has served as the Long Island Regional Vice President of the Society of Professional Engineers, representing Nassau and Suffolk County at the State level, looking out for the best interests to help maintain Long Island’s suburban quality of life.

 

“These four individuals have the best interests of their fellow citizens at heart, and will work diligently to help my administration return Town government to the path that it followed for so many years,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The Town of Oyster Bay and its residents truly are getting the whole package: public servants with unmatched dedication, the highest ethical and moral standards, as well as strong, hands-on administrators. I look forward to working with them. We will put the residents and taxpayers first, and build a proud future for our great Town.”

 

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Supervisor Saladino Announces Annual Arts Council Scholarship Competition Applications Now Available

If you are a high school senior interested in pursuing an education in the performing, visual, or literary arts, then you may be pleased to learn about the upcoming Annual Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council Scholarship Competition. The Arts Council Scholarship Competition encourages high school seniors to submit work in categories such as music, dance, visual arts and literary arts for the chance to be awarded a scholarship. Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that registration for the Annual Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council Scholarship Competition is currently underway.

 

“The Scholarship Competition is only available for high school seniors who live in or attend school in the Town of Oyster Bay. This event signifies an opportunity for the community to celebrate inspirational works of art in genres such as vocal music, instrumental music, dance, film, and literature,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Each year, dozens of talented high school seniors enter the Scholarship Competition to exercise their talents and display beautiful works of art. The Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council will present scholarships to the winning 2017 Artists in honor of their remarkable talents.”

 

If you would like to participate in the Scholarship Competition, applications can be picked up at your local library, high school, or in the CAPA Office of Community & Youth at 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa NY, 11758. Applications can also be obtained by contacting the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council at 516-797-7926 or by visiting the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council’s website www.tobac.org.

 

Applicants for the Scholarship Competition must submit two reference letters from a teacher or professional in the student’s preferred category in addition to a typed letter (four copies) detailing the participant’s career goals. There is a $25 processing fee for each category. Payment will be accepted as a check or money order only; no cash will be accepted. Please make your check out to the Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council, Inc. Please send or deliver all applications, along with checks/money orders to Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council, Inc., 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa NY, 11758. Applications for the Scholarship Competition will be accepted no later than March 17.

 

“The Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council Scholarship Competition is an excellent opportunity for any of our younger residents who love to sing, dance, film, or write, to strengthen their abilities all while spending time with other talented individuals who share in their passion for the arts,” Supervisor Saladino commented. “The Scholarship Competition provides an outlet for young artists to exhibit their creative minds in the hope of winning a scholarship to help pursue their artistic endeavors. Win or lose, every submission is guaranteed to impress guests and influence future artists.

 

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Councilman Coschignano Announces Registration for Men’s Softball Night League

Registration is currently underway for the Town of Oyster Bay’s Spring Men’s Softball Night League hosted by the Town’s Department of Parks, according to Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano. “As we head closer towards the end of winter, we also head closer to warmer weather and another fun filled spring softball season just waiting to happen,” Councilman Coschignano said. “The Town of Oyster Bay is proud to continue the Men’s Softball Night League each year to promote teamwork as well as a great game of softball.”

 

According to Councilman Coschignano, the Town of Oyster Bay’s Men’s Softball Night League offers players a competitive atmosphere as well as exceptional conditions for the sport. “This well managed Men’s Softball Night League provides players with the opportunity to play on fields that many consider to be among the finest in the country,” Councilman Coschignano said. “From the friendly competition in each game to the ideal facilities, these night-time softball games have a lot to offer.”

 

Councilman Coschignano also noted that games will begin in April 2017 and will be held at either Theodore Roosevelt Park, located on West Avenue in Oyster Bay, John J. Burns Park, located at 4990 Merrick Road in Massapequa, Ellsworth Allen Park located at 45 Motor Avenue in Farmingdale or Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park located at 175 Washington Avenue in Plainview.

 

The Men’s Softball Night League will feature 10 regular season games (2 games per night once a week). The fee for registration is $650 per team plus an umpire fee of $830 per team, making the total registration fee $1480. Two separate checks are required for payment. Registration is currently ongoing but will close on Friday, March 31.

 

Teams interested in more information or looking to receive a registration packet, please contact Donna or Jackie in the Parks Department Recreation Division at (516) 797-4125, ext. 1 or 4 or visit the Town’s website www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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Town of Oyster Bay Welcomes New Town Supervisor Joseph S. Saladino

The Town of Oyster Bay welcomed a new Town Supervisor with the installation of Joseph S. Saladino as the 60th Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay. Supervisor Saladino, a 13 year member of the New York State Assembly, served in the 9th Assembly District, where he worked to protect the local economy, ease taxpayer burdens and preserve the environment.

 

“I am thrilled to come home and get to work on rebuilding this beautiful Town,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Today we begin anew, to return Town government to a path that it followed for so many years; a path that made Oyster Bay a model of fiscally conservative leadership and which has provided residents with an unparalleled suburban quality of life.”

 

Supervisor Saladino noted he will spend the coming weeks and months working on outlining his goals for the new Town administration. “I will work to gain the faith and trust of our residents, by providing transparency and improving efficiency, as well as looking to provide affordability and fiscal integrity.”

 

In his new role, the Supervisor will use his over 30 years of experience as a government administrator, including the last 13 serving as an Assemblyman, during which time he pushed for government reform, tax reduction, and consolidation of state government. During his years in the Assembly, Supervisor Saladino worked to deliver on-time state budgets, bring ethics reform, cut spending and worked to eliminate a $10 billion deficit in the State budget. Additionally, Supervisor Saladino is known throughout the State for leading the charge to remediate the Grumman Navy Plume to clean up the contaminants in Long Island’s drinking water.

 

“We will save money. We will make Town government live within its means, while continuing to deliver top notch municipal services, the kind of services Town of Oyster Bay residents have come to expect,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Working together, we can move Oyster Bay in a new direction and build a proud future, a future built on the foundation of the highest standard of ethics, strong hands-on management and rock solid fiscal practices. We will put the residents and taxpayers first.”

 

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Councilwoman Alesia Invites Residents to ‘Learn to Skate’

Registration for Learn to Skate Series 4 Begins on February 13

 

Town of Oyster Bay residents are invited to “Learn to Skate” this March by registering for skating lessons at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, located at Bethpage Community Park, 1001 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Rebecca M. Alesia.

 

“Throughout the year, the ice skating center offers classes for residents who enjoy skating. Whether you are interested in sharpening your skating abilities or just skating recreationally, these ‘Learn to Skate’ lessons may be just what you are looking for,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “Registration for Series 4 (March 6 through April 29) begins on Monday, February 13. Those interested can register at the rink, online (www.TheRinx.com) or by phone at (516) 797-4126.”

 

The “Learn to Skate” program offers group skating lessons to beginners through advanced levels. Skaters are paired based on age and skill, ranging from pre-school and basic skills through advanced levels. The program is for eight weeks with the exception of Sundays. Classes are for six weeks and all classes are 30 minutes in length. For residents, the fee is $149 for the session. For non-residents the fee is $189. The “Learn to Skate” schedule is: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturdays from 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and Sundays from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be no classes on April 16 in observance of Easter Sunday.

 

Registration costs include admission into the session for which you are registered on the day of the lesson. Membership in the United States Figure Skating (USFS) Basic Skills Program; USFS record book for new members, and stickers and USFS Badges upon mastering of each level. There will be no refunds or makeups and skate rental is not included in price. Helmets, gloves or mittens and warm layers are recommended for all skaters.

 

“Students enrolled in the Rinx’s Skating School are guided by qualified professionals governed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and Professional Skaters Association. This group of professional instructors focuses on educating and learning the fundamentals of ice skating while placing a major emphasis on having fun,” Councilwoman Alesia said. “The Town is happy to provide excellent skating programs that are enjoyable for skaters of all ages.”

 

For more information, visit www.oysterbaytown.com, www.TheRinx.com, or call the Rinx Office at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center at (516) 797-4126.

 

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Oyster Bay Town Distinguished Artists Concert Performances for January

The Town of Oyster Bay 2017 Distinguished Artists Concert series kicks off the new year this January with more fantastic performances scheduled at various libraries throughout the Town according to Councilman Joseph G. Pinto.

 

“The diverse arrangement of culture and talent featured in each performance has made the Distinguished Artists concert series one of the most popular programs offered by the Town of Oyster Bay,” Councilman Pinto stated. “Each concert is free of charge and provides residents with the opportunity to witness some of the finest cultural and performing arts entertainment at various local libraries.”

 

Councilman Pinto noted that there are five performances scheduled for January:

 

  • January 8, at 2:00 p.m.: There will be a performance by the band Rave On, who will perform the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and other rock legends at the Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. All are welcome to attend but this performance requires a ticket. To receive a ticket, please call the Jericho Public Library at 516-935-6790, ext. 19.
  • Saturday, January 14, at 8:00 p.m.: Alexander Wu & the Serendip Piano Trio will perform “The JFK Whitehouse Concerts 1961-1963” at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview.
  • Sunday, January 15, at 1:00 p.m.: Musician Dave Ruch will perform traditional and historical songs of New York State at the Massapequa Public Library, 40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa.
  • Sunday, January 22, at 1:00 p.m.: Singer Micheal Castaldo will perform “From Italy with Love-Classical Crossover Tenor” at the Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset.
  • Sunday, January 29, at 2:00 p.m.: Residents are invited to see Just Sixties-The Stories! The Songs! A music and retrospective narrative of the 60’s era that will be held at the Locust Valley Library, 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley.

 

The “Distinguished Artists” concert series is sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community & Youth Services. Anyone looking for more information should call 797-7900 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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