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Plan Your February Winter Break Staycation in the Town of Oyster Bay

Winter Recess Activities Available for Town Residents


Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Joseph Muscarella offer children and families fun-filled activities for the February winter recess from school. Beginning Saturday, February 17th through Sunday, February 25th the Town of Oyster Bay has fun-filled activities and events for residents of all ages.


“During Presidents’ week when most schools are closed, the Town’s Ice Rinks will have a special schedule with several public sessions to accommodate our residents,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Additionally, the Children’s Magical Music & More program, as well as the Distinguished Artists Concert Series, will host special performances, all of which are offered free of charge to our residents.”



Town rinks are located at Bethpage Community Park (the indoor Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center), Marjorie Post Park (outdoor) and Syosset-Woodbury Park (outdoor). The outdoor rink season ends on February 25th. Ice skating schedules are available at www.oysterbaytown.com or residents may call (516) 797-4128. Available times range from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. to accommodate all residents. Programs run by The Rinx Skating School will be affected during the recess; participants should call (516) 797-4126 for information regarding skating programs.



Youngsters can enjoy two free Children’s Magical Music & More performances. On Sunday February 18th, Jester Jim will appear at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library at 3 p.m. On Wednesday, February 21st, Rolie Polie Guacamole will perform at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. Additional details are available at www.oysterbaytown.com or by calling (516) 797-7900.



The Town is also offering two Distinguished Artists concerts during the recess as part of its February series. Sunday, February 18th, the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island will perform at the Bethpage Public Library at 2 p.m. On Sunday, February 25th, the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library welcomes the Ronny Whyte Trio for an afternoon of Classic American Popular Songs played by an outstanding jazz trio, beginning at 3 p.m. Distinguished Artists programs are available throughout the year free of charge to Town residents. Please check individual libraries for ticket requirements. To contact Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, call (516) 938-0077. To contact Bethpage Public Library, call (516) 931-3907. For more information on this program and others, visit www.oysterbaytown.com or call (516) 797-7900.


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‘Staycation’ Hot Spots This 4th of July Week and All Summer Long

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano encourages residents to enjoy a “Staycation” and take in the many parks, activities, and amenities that Nassau County has to offer this 4th of July week and throughout the summer.


“Whether you enjoy the annual TD Bank Celebrate America Fireworks Show and Concert at Eisenhower Park, hike at Garvies Point, partake in old-fashioned fun at the 1862 Independence Day Celebration at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, or enjoy a day at Nickerson Beach, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this 4th of July week,” said County Executive Mangano.


Throughout the summer months, Nassau County provides numerous activities, attractions, and celebrations that will allow residents to experience a vacation atmosphere right in their own backyard. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone, especially children. Enjoy a day exploring Museum Row in Uniondale and experience hands-on activities at the Long Island Children’s Museum or the proud tradition of firefighting in our communities at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Educational Center. Cool off at any of the County’s five pools, or head to Nickerson Beach for a day of fun. End the day by packing some snacks and take the kids to enjoy an outdoor movie, which will be played at various parks throughout the summer including Eisenhower Park, North Woodmere Park and Cedar Creek Park.


Spend the day taking in a round of golf at one of Nassau County’s seven golf courses, enjoy a round of mini golf, or check out the Pitch and Putt at Nickerson Beach, then put together a picnic dinner and bring a blanket to enjoy a night under the stars while enjoying concerts at many of our County Parks such as Eisenhower Park and Grant Park, or take in an old-time movie on the great lawn at Chelsea Mansion.


The fun doesn’t stop there, as special events are held throughout the County all summer long providing fun attractions for residents to attend such as the Mounted Cowboy Shooting Matches at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Nature Walks at Muttontown Preserve, Noontime Concerts at Eisenhower Park and the 8th Annual Car Show and Parade.


The 70 parks, preserves, museums, historic properties and athletic facilities comprising 6,000 acres within the county also afford the opportunity to enjoy the county at your leisure. Preserves and attractions such as the Gold Coast Mansions, Bailey Arboretum, and Tackapausha Preserve provide unique destinations for a summer hike or day of exploration.


“With so many wonderful things to see and do, I urge all residents to enjoy a relaxing ‘staycation’ this Holiday week and all summer long while experiencing all that Nassau County has to offer,” said Mangano.


The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates 44.2 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend (what the AAA defines as Friday, June 30th through Tuesday, July 4th) – the highest on record, with 1.25 million more travelers than last year. According to the AAA, gas prices are at the lowest they’ve been since 2005, meaning 84% of holiday travelers—more than 36 million people–will drive to their July 4th destinations.


For more information on any of Nassau County Parks, Preserves, Museums and events going on throughout the County, please call: (516) 572-0200 or visit: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.


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Supervisor Venditto Invites Residents to Make the Town of Oyster Bay their “Staycation” Destination

A quality of life that is second to none makes the Town of Oyster Bay an ideal place to spend a “Staycation” with the family, according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto.


“The summer months provide a great opportunity for many of us to relax outdoors with friends and family,” Supervisor Venditto said. “While some prefer travelling to faraway vacation destinations, many local residents have told me that they enjoy the outstanding amenities available right here in the Town of Oyster Bay.”


The Town of Oyster Bay has all the necessary ingredients for an outstanding “Staycation.” “Whether you enjoy swimming, boating, sightseeing, hiking, golfing, sunbathing, dining or visiting museums, it’s all available to Town residents,” Supervisor Venditto said. “We even have an acclaimed Town of Oyster Bay dog park for our four legged friends to recreate here in the Town.”


Along with the beautiful Town beaches, ball fields, bike paths, parks, sanctuary’s and marinas, the Town of Oyster Bay has outstanding free programs like ‘Music Under the Stars’ and ‘Movies by Moonlight’ that are enjoyable for residents of all ages. “All you need is a lawn chair or blanket and you have an evening of entertainment that is on par with any concert venue on Long Island,” Supervisor Venditto said. “Relaxation is a prime reason to vacation and it would be difficult to find a more relaxing evening than listening to a great concert under a moonlit sky.”


Spray Parks, like those at Tobay Beach or Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park in Farmingdale, and community pools throughout the Town, provide a cool experience for both kids and adults. “If you want to mix in some education to your “Staycation,” try visiting Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, the Planting Fields Arboretum or the Gregory Museum in Hicksville,” Supervisor Venditto said. “If the weather isn’t cooperating, you still have plenty of indoor options with venues like the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage or the Hicksville Athletic Center.”


The Supervisor continued, “making Oyster Bay your ‘staycation’ destination is more cost effective, and in my opinion, more enjoyable way for residents to make this summer a memorable one.”


For more information on the beaches, parks and other amenities located throughout the Town contact the Parks Department at 516-797-4129 or check the Town website at www.oysterbaytown.com. “When you take some time to enjoy this summer, I hope you will take the opportunity to enjoy a “Staycation” right here in the greatest Town in the country,” Supervisor Venditto said. “I know I will.”


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