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Saladino Announces Paid Internship Opportunities for College Students

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced a new opportunity for college students to gain meaningful work experience through a new internship program being offered by the Town for the 2018 summer season. This federally-funded program compensates students at a rate of $15 an hour for work completed within various Town departments. The program will operate June 7th through August 14th. Funds have been granted to the Town by the Oyster Bay-North Hempstead-Glen Cove Workforce Development Board.


Supervisor Saladino stated, “Internship opportunities provide students upon graduation an advantage over other job seekers when it comes to work readiness. This new internship program provides an invaluable opportunity for students to receive mentorship and supervision from experienced government professionals.”


This new internship opportunity program offers college students the ability to gain worksite specific knowledge, learn departmental procedures, assist with general office duties and reports, develop an understanding of worksite specific projects and apply the knowledge gained to benefit the Town of Oyster Bay.


College students interested in internship opportunities may submit resumes by contacting (516) 624-6425 and emailing


CLICK HERE to download internship application and registration form.


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Saladino Announces Free Senior Citizen Summer Activities

Bridge, Dancing, Exercise, Meditation, Painting, Tai Chi & Yoga Offered at Town Centers


Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced a variety of free weekday senior citizens summer activities offered by the Department of Community and Youth Services (CYS) in community centers throughout the Town. Yoga, dance instruction, and aquatic classes are just some of the activities seniors can enjoy as part of this year’s program, which runs from July 5th to August 31st.


“The Town of Oyster Bay is proud to offer residents many great activities throughout the year,” Supervisor Saladino said. “I invite our senior residents to participate in these activities, where they can enjoy the company of others, make new friends, and stay active and engaged during the dog days of summer.”


The following programs are offered:


  • Mondays at the Hicksville Community Center: 10am Ballroom Dancing; 12:45pm Yoga; and 2pm Reike Meditation Circle.
  • Tuesdays at Marjorie R. Post Community Center: 10am Exercise; 11:15am Tai Chi; 11:15am Aquatic Class; 1pm Line Dancing; and 1pm Painting.
  • Wednesdays at Glen Head Community Center: 9:30am Musical Entertainment; 10:30am Tai Chi, Bingo. On six Wednesdays only, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8 and 15, free transportation will be provided to the Glen Head Community Center from all other centers for Town seniors to enjoy the above-mentioned programs. As well as cards, exercise, rummikub, refreshments and more.
  • Wednesdays at Plainview Old Bethpage Park: 11:15am Aquatic Class.
  • Thursdays at Syosset-Woodbury Community Center: 9:30am Bridge Lesson; 10am Exercise; 11am Painting; 11:15am Aquatic Class; 11:15am Line Dancing; and 12:30pm Play Bridge.
  • Fridays at William Garrick Community Park: 10am Tai Chi.
  • Fridays at Bethpage Community Park: 11:15am Aquatic Class.
  • Fridays at Hicksville Community Center: 12:15pm Tai Chi.


Please note that residents must be a pool member or purchase a daily admission ticket to participate in aquatic classes. For more information on these Senior Summer Activities, please call the Division of Senior Citizens Services at (516) 797-7916.


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May 19: Special Olympics at Bethpage High School

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that the Town has partnered with Special Olympics New York to host the prestigious Spring Games North of the Special Olympics at Bethpage High School on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The opening ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m., followed by a full-day of competitive events featuring 600 athletes supported by 300 coaches and hundreds of volunteers. The games represent the culmination of months-long training for an Olympic-style competition by individuals with intellectual disabilities.


“Special Olympics are an opportunity to showcase the talents and achievements of the athletes, while also breaking down social barriers and stereotypes,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The Town of Oyster Bay is very proud to be a partner with Special Olympics New York and the Bethpage School District in making this important event a reality. Join us in witnessing the joy, courage and determination of these inspirational athletes.”


Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing individuals a continuing opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, make friends and experience the joy of competition.


“We thank the Town of Oyster Bay and the Bethpage School District for their commitment to Special Olympics,” said Tim Flynn, Director of Program for Special Olympics New York – Long Island Region. “The impression our athletes engrave in a host community is one of pride, unity and acceptance. We can’t wait for the games to begin.”


To volunteer or support the event, residents may call Special Olympics New York Director of Program Lindsey Coyle at (631) 254-1465 ext. 4202 or send an e-mail to


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April 28: Free Family-Fun Spring Festival

Inflatables, Games, Petting Zoo & Attractions


Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino invites residents and their families to a Spring Festival on Saturday, April 28th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, located on Jericho Turnpike in Woodbury. The Spring Festival will be held rain or shine.


“This free event is a great opportunity for residents to enjoy our park and celebrate the arrival of spring with a full afternoon of activities, games and attractions that are sure to entertain children and adults alike,” said Supervisor Saladino.


The Spring Festival will feature inflatables, games, refreshments, a petting zoo, multiple photo opportunities and so much more! Additionally, food truck vendors will be on hand for the event, offering specialty foods available for purchase from some big names, like Fasullo Foods and TJ’s Dog House.


The event hosted by the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community & Youth Services. A special thanks to the following event sponsors: Steel Equities, NEFCU, PM Pediatrics, Super Soccer Stars, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Champion’s Tae Kwon Do, Stop & Shop, Mad Science, 7 Eleven, Gold Coast Studios, Sign Gypsies Long Island, Macaroni Kid, Utz Quality Foods, Kono Ice, Royal Events, The Home Depot and Risa’s Smiley Time Kiddie Parties.


For more information on the Spring Festival, please call (516) 797-7925.


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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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