Category Archives: Town of Oyster Bay

Imbroto Announces Free Musical Performances at Bethpage Jericho Locust Valley Libraries this October

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Louis Imbroto announced that the Distinguished Artists Concert Series will host multiple performances throughout the month of October 2018 at local libraries throughout the Town.

 

“The Distinguished Artists Concert Series provides free musical and dance programs for the enjoyment of our residents,” said Councilman Imbroto. “I encourage residents to take advantage of these wonderful performances offered by the Town for free at local libraries.”

 

Scheduled performances for October include:

  • Mambo Loco on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Locust Valley Library – playing the best of old-school Latin and Latin jazz.
  • Something Special Big Band on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Bethpage Library – one of the finest nostalgia/jazz swing bands in the New York-Long Island area.
  • The Hambones on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Jericho Library – a well-crafted mix of classic country/rockability and blues from the 50’s to today.
  • The Guthrie Brothers Scarborough Fair on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Locust Valley Library – a note-for-note performance of Simon & Garfunkel’s best-known songs presented with history and humor.

 

The Distinguished Artists Concert 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, please call (516) 797-7900 or visit www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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Hand Invites Artists to Display Work at Rotational Exhibits

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Thomas P. Hand invites residents to participate in the Town’s 45th Annual Rotational Art Exhibit Program, which will take place throughout 2019. The program allows local artists to display their work in local libraries, banks, government offices and local businesses on a monthly “rotational” basis.

 

“Through this program, local businesses around the Town get the opportunity to join in supporting local artists, while providing patrons with the pleasure of viewing artwork in a setting they normally wouldn’t. This integration ultimately benefits both sectors and helps spread a passion for the arts,” Councilman Hand said. “This program not only features the diverse works of new artists, but also some of the most accomplished artists from the area.”

 

The Town of Oyster Bay is currently looking for new artists and businesses to participate in the 2019 program. The Rotational Art Exhibit Program allows local businesses a unique opportunity to position themselves at the intersection of industry and art. The program is free for both artists and businesses. The deadline for artist applicants who wish to be considered for the program is October 17. The deadline for venues who wish to display artwork on a rotational basis is October 31.

 

For more information, including a copy of the program application, visit the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com, or call the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community and Youth Services at (516) 797-7932.

 

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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 www.oysterbaytown.com 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 www.oysterbaytown.com 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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Receiver Stefanich Announces 2018 General Tax Collection Now Closed

Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich wishes to notify town residents that the 2018 General Tax Collection Warrant has been closed, and all related records have been turned over to the Nassau County Treasurer.

 

The original warrant specified that $587,255,080.63 was to be collected to support Nassau County, Town of Oyster Bay, and special tax districts. Assessment reductions and tax cancellations amounted to $89,153.38 (0.015%). Nassau County’s portion was $278,499,350.36 (47%). The Town of Oyster Bay’s portion was $114,350,783.22 (20%), and the special tax district’s portion was $184,249,606.97 (32%).

 

A list of delinquent property payments was reported to the County Treasurer, amounting to $10,066,186.50 (1.7%).

 

Receiver Stefanich noted that property owners with delinquent taxes would be contacted by the Nassau County Treasurer’s office. Owners will be receiving letters specifying taxes owed along with applicable penalties and late payment fees.

 

The 2018-2019 School Tax levy bill printing will commence on October 1st, and mailing will start in early October. Receiver Stefanich asks property owners to be patient when calling the Tax Office for information on property taxes due to the usual high volume of calls received at the beginning of a new tax collection. Residents are requested to have the school district, section, block and lot numbers of the property in question available. This information is listed on the tax bill and on the property deed.

 

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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, www.oysterbaytown.com.

 

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