Category Archives: Town of Oyster Bay

Registration Now Open for Town Summer Recreation Program

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that registration for the 2018 Summer Recreation Program is now open for children ages 4 – 12. The program runs from Monday, July 2nd through Friday, August 10th. This affordable summer recreation program includes exciting activities such as sports, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, sprinkler party, pizza party, Carnival Day and Crazy Hat Day. Children may also sign up for field trips to locations such as Adventureland, Splish Splash, a Day at the Movies and more (off-site activities depend on age and parental permission and require an additional fee).


The program is separated into the following age categories: early childhood (Ages 4, 5 and 6); juniors (7-8); intermediate (9-10); and seniors (11-12). While the Summer Recreation Program offers a full day of activities for your child, it is broken up into a morning session (9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.) and an afternoon session (12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.). All children must be picked up for the lunch hour as there is no supervision during that time. The Summer Recreation Program operates in the following six parks: Marjorie R. Post Community Park in Massapequa; Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park in Farmingdale; Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park in Plainview; Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach in Oyster Bay; Syosset-Woodbury Community Park in Woodbury; and Harry Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing.


The program cost is $400 per child and $200 for each additional child in the same immediate family. The last day to register for the Summer Recreation Program is June 15, 2018, based on availability. Those interested in registering may contact the Recreation office at (516) 797-4125, extension 1, to request an application. Completed applications may be brought in person or mailed to the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department, Attn: Summer Recreation, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, New York 11758. Completed applications must include a check or money order payable to the “Town of Oyster Bay” (no cash will be accepted) in the appropriate amount, as well as a copy of the child or children’s birth certificate(s) and a copy of the family’s most recent tax or utility bill.


For more information about the Town of Oyster Bay Summer Recreation Program, please contact Diane Ramos at (516) 797-4125, extension 1 or e-mail Information is also available at


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Saladino and Johnson Offer Additional Free Boating Safety Seminar

After completing two highly successful Boating Safety Seminars, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson today announced plans to offer a third Boating Safety Seminar on Saturday, May 19th from 8am to 4pm at the Oyster Bay Community Center, located at 45 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay. The seminar is moderated by the Department of Public Safety Bay Constable Unit, and will include topics related to safe operation, regulations, responsibilities of boat ownership and operation. The seminar is free for Town residents.


Supervisor Saladino stated, “This Boating Safety Seminar offers participants the fundamentals of safe boating operations. The course is recommended for all boaters and required by New York State for all personal watercraft operators.”


Too many people take their boats out onto the water without proper preparation,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The boating safety tips offered at this course can help save lives by ensuring boaters are properly prepared before they leave the dock.”


“History has shown us that too many people take their boats out onto the waters without proper preparation and training to,” said Councilwoman Johnson. “The tips offered at this Boating Safety Seminar can help save lives by ensuring boaters are properly prepared before they leave the dock.”


Participants must be a minimum of 10 years old to participate in the seminar. Classes are free, but advanced registration is required. Safe Boating Courses are required for motor boat operators born on or before May 1, 1996. The course is also required for personal watercraft (Jet Ski) operators, who must be a minimum of 14 years of age. For registration or additional information, visit or call (516) 677-5350.


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Councilman Macagnone Announces Soldier Collection Drive

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone announced that the Town of Oyster Bay is participating in a 2018 Soldier Collection Drive in an effort to gather needed supplies to be sent to the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces serving around the globe. The drive will take place Tuesday, May 1st through Friday, July 6th.


“The Town of Oyster Bay is proud to support our hometown heroes by collecting supplies for those stationed around the globe,” said Councilman Macagnone. “Each year, residents and Town employees open their hearts and wallets to purchase much-needed supplies for those protecting the freedoms we hold dear. This program serves as an important reminder to our uniformed service personnel that their daily sacrifices are not forgotten.”


Individuals interested in donating to the Solider Collection Drive may drop-off items at Town Hall North in Oyster Bay; the Department of Public Works (CSEA entrance) in Syosset; Town Hall South in Massapequa; and at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage. Items needed include:


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


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

**We are no longer collecting shoe boxes**


In 2017, the Town of Oyster Bay collected more than 1,800 pounds of supplies for troops. For more information on the Solider Collection Drive, please contact the Office of Councilman Macagnone at (516) 624-6618.


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Town Designates Reserved Combat Wounded Veterans Parking Spots

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilman Tom Hand, and Massapequa Park Mayor Jeff Pravato announced the designation of parking spots in Town-owned parking lots specifically reserved for Combat Wounded Veterans. The first lot to feature such a designation will be lot M-9, located on New York Avenue in Massapequa, adjacent to the Massapequa Chapter of the Marine Corps League, numerous local businesses and within walking distance of the Massapequa train station.


Supervisor Saladino stated, “The brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces dedicate their lives to protecting our freedoms and way of life. Many veterans continue to struggle daily with injuries and the designation of special Combat Wounded Veteran Parking in Town lots is just one of many ways in which we can make their lives easier while recognizing their sacrifice and service for our nation.”


Reserved Combat Wounded Veteran parking spots are a symbolic gesture and currently designated in Town parks, with plans to expand this initiative across multiple Town lots, with this designation in Massapequa being the first step. The Town of Oyster Bay is proud to assist veterans through the Division of Veterans Services. The Town has been designated a “Purple Heart Town,” which recognizes the Town’s commitment to honoring veterans who have been wounded or have made the supreme sacrifice while in service to the nation.


“Statistics indicates that an estimated 1.8 million Americans are Purple Heart recipients – combat wounded service members who have transitioned back into civilian life,” Councilman Hand said. “Combat wounded warriors have made great sacrifices to ensure our freedoms but unfortunately, these sacrifices often go unrecognized.”


“The Town’s veterans deserve the continuing support of the entire community for the extraordinary sacrifices they’ve made to keep America the land of the free,” Mayor Pravato said. “These designated parking spots are just one small way we can give back to those who have given so much for all of us.”


For more information regarding the Town of Oyster Bay’s Division of Veterans Services call (516) 797-7875.


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Saladino, Muscarella Urge Residents to Help Fulfill Blood Shortage

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Joseph Muscarella announced that the Town will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, April 26th, to help hospitals meet the ongoing and pressing need for blood donations. The Blood Drive will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall South, located at 977 Hicksville Road, in Massapequa.


“Blood supplies can easily dwindle during the summer months, so blood drives like this are critical to help hospitals meet demand and continue their life-saving mission,” Supervisor Saladino said. “I urge all those eligible to participate and help support our efforts, as blood banks need to be prepared, so that as many people as possible can be helped.”


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 received a tattoo within the past 12 months is ineligible to donate. It is recommended that volunteers eat well (low fat) and drink fluids in the days before the Blood Drive.


“We are in the midst of an emergency blood shortage and this is why people should always donate whenever they can. Donating blood is a quick, easy, and safe process, and the pint of blood you donate will never be missed from your body, as it is quickly reproduced within your body,” Councilman Muscarella added. “If you have family members or friends willing to donate, please ask them to support our effort this year, as there is no danger of contracting any diseases, and each pint of blood donated can be used to help three different people.”


Refreshments will be provided for all who donate blood. For additional information regarding the Town’s Blood Drive, contact Nancy Haarstick at (516) 624-6304.


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Saladino, Johnson Invite Residents to Oyster Bay Harbor & Beach Cleanup

Oyster Bay Harbor & Beach CleanupSupervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson invite residents to participate in the annual Oyster Bay Harbor & Beach Cleanup, scheduled for Saturday, April 21. The event is co-sponsored by the joined forces of the Town of Oyster Bay, the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (NOBBA) and Friends of the Bay. This environmental event is scheduled to kick-off at 8 a.m.


“This great event features Town employees and volunteers rolling up their sleeves and working side by side to clean-up the beaches and shoreline areas along Oyster Bay Harbor,” Supervisor Saladino said. “With ‘Earth Day’ right around the corner, this important environmental initiative is the perfect way to pitch in and help make a difference!”


Volunteers are invited to participate in the cleanup, which will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The central meeting place will be Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park launching ramps and waterfront gazebo off of Larrabee Avenue, Oyster Bay. Additional locations for the clean-up include Theodore Roosevelt Beach in Oyster Bay, Stehli Beach in Bayville and Centre Island Beach in Bayville. Typically, in year’s past, harbor and beach clean-up events have resulted in about forty thousand pounds of debris collected by volunteers.


Councilwoman Johnson stated, “Each year, countless amounts of paper, food, plastics and other trash are discarded on beaches or dumped overboard from recreational and commercial vessels. Allowing this litter to remain on our shorelines will only lead to increasingly worse damage for the environment.”


Individuals and groups who are interested can get further information by calling the Town’s Department of Environmental Resources at 677-5943.


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Saladino Announces ‘Car Show Long Island’ Spring Dust Off at TOBAY Beach on April 28th

Hundreds of Vehicles to Participate, Trophy Presentation, Free Concert & Free Admission for Spectators


Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announces the launch of Car Show Long Island, a new premiere experience, kicking off on Saturday, April 28th from 11am to 4pm at TOBAY Beach with its 2018 Spring Dust Off. Hundreds of automobiles, trucks, military vehicles, and emergency service vehicles will be on display for spectators to enjoy. A live concert performed by That 70s Band will take place during the day, followed by a trophy presentation.


Supervisor Saladino stated, “Whether you’re a proud classic car owner or you want to see the best cars in the region, the Car Show Long Island is sure to please! A classic event in the making, this premiere Car Show will be the first of many presented by the Town of Oyster Bay.”


This family-fun event is a perfect way to spend the day, all with the beautiful backdrop of Tobay Beach. Spectators can check out cool cars and enjoy a live concert performed by “That 70’s Band” – New York’s 70’s Disco, Dance and Funk group. Enthusiasts and spectators can also grab a bite to eat at the bay-side restaurant Mango Bay Latin Kitchen & Cantina or grab something to eat-on-the-go from one of the food tents. Trophies will be awarded to the best-of-the-best, and children will have a say when deeming which rides are their favorites in the Kids’ Choice Award. The Batmobile and several other Hollywood vehicles -designed by the famous George Barris – created for major motion pictures and television will be on display thanks to the Autoseum Automotive Teaching Museum of Garden City.


The 2018 Spring Dust Off is part of “Car Show Long Island,” and made possible through the generous support of many partners including Bethpage Federal Credit Union, WBAB Radio 102.3 FM, Parts Authority, and Mango Bay.


Car owners can pre-register their vehicles at for $15 per car or register the day-of for $25.00 per car. The rain date for the event is May 6, 2018. The event is free to spectators who are asked to bring two cans of food to donate to Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island.


For more information or to become a sponsor of the event, call (516) 797-4121 or e-mail


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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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‘Try Hockey for Free’ Program Offered by the New York Rangers

NY RangersIn partnership with the New York Rangers, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joe Saladino and Councilman Lou Imbroto announce a special “Try Hockey for Free” program will take place on Sunday, April 8th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage. The event offers children a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. The following four morning sessions are available: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents can register children online at


“The New York Rangers Hockey Development Team and Town of Oyster Bay are proud to offer children this free ice hockey clinic taught by seasoned instructors,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The session provides parents an opportunity to assess if the sport of ice hockey is a good fit for their children, without making an initial financial commitment. Join us in Bethpage and take this chance to share the ice with New York Ranger Alumni.”


“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 “Try Hockey for Free” program is part of a nationwide effort by USA Hockey to provide children of all economic backgrounds, an opportunity to play hockey. For more information about the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, please call (516) 797-4110.


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Town Seeks Counselors for Summer Recreation Program

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that the Town is seeking counselors for its Town of Oyster Bay Summer Recreation Program. The six week program provides a rewarding employment experience for counselors as they work with children and make a difference.


“This summer job is ideal for residents age 16 or older who are looking to build their resume. Our summer recreation counselors get real-world experience while making a difference in the lives of others,” said Supervisor Saladino.


Applicants must be available for the duration of the program, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 25th through August 10th. Summer Recreation Program participants take part in trips, tournaments, shows and athletic events, including the TOBAY Games, making being a counselor a great first job for many residents. Employment opportunities are offered at Marjorie R. Post (Massapequa), Plainview-Old Bethpage and Syosset-Woodbury Community Parks, Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park in Farmingdale, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach in Oyster Bay, and Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing.


For more information, prospective counselors should contact Diane Ramos or Jackie Devlin of the Town’s Department of Parks at (516) 797-4125.


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