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Spend the Day in Oyster Bay With Your Family and Friends at THEODORE ROOSEVELT PARK | OCTOBER 15 & 16
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at Theodore Roosevelt Park OCTOBER 15 & 16 In its 28th Year AMONG THE LARGEST WATERFRONT FAMILY FESTIVALS ON THE EAST COAST! Supporting Over 25 Local Charities Grab your kids, family and friends and head to Oyster Bay by train, by boat or car for the 28th Annual Oyster Festival. It’s THE place to be THIS WEEKEND for incredible eats, fantastic musical performances and beautiful handmade products. See the majestic tall ships and the renowned John J. Harvey 9/11 fireboat. Thrill at pirate hijinks. And get ready for the best OYSTERS ever! The festival is organized by the Oyster Bay Rotary Club and members of the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund. The profits from food sales support over 25 local charities while proceeds from the rides and merchandise sales will be donated to charities the Rotary supports throughout the year. Admission is FREE. Parking is FREE. And MOST of the activities are FREE. Oyster Bay Welcomes You!
Take a Walk Down Memory Lane While visiting the quaint, historic hamlet of Oyster Bay, take time to stop and experience some of this community’s history. One hundred and fifty three years ago, Theodore Roosevelt, who would become a national hero as well as the 26th
President of the United States, was born to a wealthy family that summered in Oyster Bay. They lived not far from the waterfront park that nowadays bears his name. To honor his memory, community leaders organized a parade to celebrate what would have been T.R.’s 125th birthday. The parade proved so successful that it provided the roots of what would become the Oyster Festival. Today the Oyster Festival is a much awaited annual event that often attracts over 200,000 visitors from across the northeast. Its success is due to the dedication of members of the Oyster Bay Rotary, who work on the event year-round, and to the members of the Long Island business community that continue to sponsor the event. The 2011 event is made possible in part by OPTIMUM, our title sponsor, and the presenting sponsors, NEWSDAY and NEWSDAY.COM. Jeff Clark, director of government affairs at Cablevision, said, “This is our own town. In 1973 Charles Dolan opened Cablevision here. We are in Bethpage now. I’ve worked with Cablevision for over 20 years and remember being at the Cablevision booth at the festival years ago. We’re proud to be here again and look forward to a great festival.” The Tom Reardon Memorial Food Court sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union With over 60 food choices there is literally something to please every member of your family. Oysters take center stage -- of course! -- and are available on the half-shell, fried or in stew. The oysters are all generously donated by Frank M. Flower. Other delectable seafood choices include a full lobster dinner, mussels au vin blanc, soft-shell crabs, lobster rolls, crab rolls and much more. For land lovers there are many culinary options as well, including chicken wings in 31 different varieties, pulled pork sandwiches, sausage and peppers, steak sandwiches, Texas chili and other traditional festival fare. Each year festival attendees discover that the Food Court
is not just the heart of the festival, it is the soul. It is an incredible means of raising funds for the 25-plus local charities that participate. The food booths are staffed with charity employees and volunteers as well as members of the restaurant or catering company they partner with. “Our sports programs will be the major beneficiary of the money raised during the Oyster Festival,” says Kevin J. McLaughlin of the Saint Dominic C.Y.O. “The funds raised give us a chance to offset the fees charged to parents and to keep those fees for various sports programs that we offer reasonable and lower than other organizations.” Don’t forget to visit the WHOLE FOODS MARKET tent to cast your vote for the BEST OF THE FOOD COURT contest! Voting is easy. VISIT your favorite food vendor, PICK UP an entry blank, and after FILLING IT OUT, DEPOSIT it at the WHOLE FOODS tent. ATMs: For your convenience, the festival is serviced by four ATMs provided by BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
The 28th Annual OYSTER FESTIVAL is a Project of the Oyster Bay Rotary and the Oyster Bay Charitable Fund Paul Rosen - Event Co-Chairperson Kristin Reardon- Event Co-Chairperson Don Lyons - Treasurer Tom Reardon - Chairman Emeritus, 1947-2009 Chris Gallagher - Oyster Bay Rotary President, Rides Booth Coordinator Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto Hon. Oyster Festival Chairman New York State Senator Carl Marcellino Hon. Oyster Festival Chairman Cong. Peter King - Hon. Oyster Festival Chairman Deborah Goyena - Co-Coordinator Raffle
Jim Fuccio - Co-Coordinator Raffle Donna Lee - Rotary Oyster Booth Coordinator David Relyea - Frank M. Flower Festival Oyster Supplier Jennifer Sappell - Tall Ship Co-Coordinator James Werner - Tall Ship Co-Coordinator Mel Warren - Arts and Crafts Coordinator Judy Wasilchuk - VIP Tent Co-Coordinator Jeanne Duhamel - VIP Tent Co-Coordinator Tim Wright - Music Coordinator Beverly Zembko - Food Court Coordinator Tom Schwind- Harry Whaley & Son- Electrician Mark Fox - Chamber of Commerce Representative
Sally Robilotto - Chamber of Commerce Representative Sherri Dembrowski - Chamber of Commerce Representative Len Rothberg - The EGC Group Event Production, Sponsorship Rob Cohen - Sponsorship, Event Staff Harlan Friedman - The Harlan Group, Public Relations, Newsday Section Co-Coordinator Kerry Gillick-Goldberg - KGG Enterprises, Public Relations, Newsday Section Co-Coordinator Steve Morris, Pamela Puleo - Newsday
Renowned Oyster Festival Food Court For over 25 years, the Oyster Festival Food Court has been serving up fresh seafood, ethnic culinary delights and traditional American fare to appreciative crowds. Notably, monies raised through Food Court sales go to local non-profit organizations. The Food Court is the largest annual fundraiser for many of these organizations. After the festival, the Rotary Club donates revenues from its popular oysters-onthe-half-shell booth to deserving charities throughout the year. International Specialties Gyro, souvlaki, chicken sandwich, spinach pie, shish-ka-bob, chicken-ka-bob, falafel, Greek salad – Italian-American Ladies Auxiliary Empanadas, pupusas, tostadas with guacamole, tacos, nachos -- Centro Cultural Hispano de OBEN. Sausage and pepper hero – Italian-American Citizens Club. Fr Fresh Seafood Oysters on the half shell, mussels au vin blanc, lobster bisque, shrimp ceviche – Oyster Bay Rotary Club.
New Orleans po’ boy sandwich, cheese and pumpkin ravioli, nutella canoli – Oyster Bay Coast Guard Auxiliary All-American Favorites Hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, lemonade, pizza, curly fries with cheese, Italian ices, Brooklyn egg creams – Oyster Bay Cooperative Preschool.
Desserts Zeppolis, deep-fried Oreo cookies & fried banana – St. Dominic HS Parents Club. Frozen hot chocolate, frozen cookies ‘n’ cream, frozen orange creamsicle, coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, pretzels, homemade fudge – Oyster Bay High School Interact Club (Junior Rotary). Popcorn, hot chocolate, soda, bottled water; Wild Bill’s Old-Fashioned Soda, turkey legs, cotton candy, apple fritters, milk shakes – Boy Scout Troop 253. Flavored coffees, chocolate-dipped fruit, pretzels, marshmallows, ribs, fried chicken, onion rings, fried ravioli, fruit crepes – HPS Network. Fine desserts, desserts on a stick and pickles – Friends of OBHS Performing Arts Center
Breakfast sandwiches, bay scallops, seafood sliders – Oyster Bay Rotary Club/Youth & Family Counseling Agency.
Pumpkin doughnuts with bourbon maple glaze and pecans
Seafood gumbo, crab roll, shrimp cocktail, grilled shrimp on a stick, Saranac Draft Root Beer – Oyster Bay Railroad Museum. Crab cakes, grilled chicken Caesar salad wrap – Oyster Bay Fire Co. #1. Oyster stew, kielbasa sandwiches, perogies, roasted corn – Oyster Bay Lions Club. Fried calamari, French fries, sweet potato fries – Oyster Bay Memorial VFW Post 8033. New England and Manhattan clam chowder, clam fritters – Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay. Fried oysters– Mill River Rod and Gun Club. Clams on the half shell, steamed clams, lobster dinner– North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association. Soft shell crabs, clam strips, fried shrimp – American Legion Quentin Roosevelt Post No. 4. Lobster roll, cream-of-crab soup, Rustic Old Bay potato chips, strawberry-banana fruit drink – Youth & Family Counseling Agency.
Steak sandwiches, Philadelphia cheese steaks, apple pie & ice cream, Belgian waffle with strawberries & ice cream, bratwurst & potato pancakes, mozzarepas – OB-EN Soccer Club. Pulled pork sandwich, Texas chili – Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce. Famous chicken wings in 31 different varieties: mild, medium, hot, spicy barbecue, teriyaki, Coca-Cola beer, sunset tequila, blueberry, pina colada, wasabi, chipotle, so-co lime cilantro, Jack Daniels, drunken sake, spicy cotton candy, etc.; chicken quesadillas, Jack & Blue sticks, French onion soup – St. Dominic CYO. Chicken fingers, fish and chips, tater tots – Sagamore Rowing Association.
For the Doughnuts 3 -1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 tea baking soda 1/2 tea cinnamon 1/4 tea mace 3 eggs beaten 1 cup sour cream 1 cup canned pumpkin Oil for frying Yields 12 doughnuts Maple glaze 2 -2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 table milk 3 table bourbon 1/4 tea maple extract Combine all, Set aside 1 1/2 cups toasted chopped pecans For the doughnuts: Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, mace, make a well. Work in the rest of the wet ingredients. Knead then roll out 1/2 inch thick. Use 2 1/4 inch cutter, cut out doughnut cut out hole in the center 3/4 inch cutter. Fry in 360-degree oil until golden. Wait a few minutes. Dip in glaze, sprinkle with nuts and serve. Special thanks to Celebrity Chef Adam Goldgell of Soundview of Glen Cove
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Oyster Festival 2011 Entertainment Schedule: Fast Facts WHAT: The 28th Annual Oyster Festival DATES: Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 2011 PLACE: On the Waterfront at Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay, N.Y. TIME: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (both days) ADMISSION TO EVENT: FREE ANNUAL RAFFLE: PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS $20 each/6 for $100 for
your chance to win an Audi A4 three-year lease or $15,000 in cash, courtesy of ANCHOR AUDI OF LYNBROOK, the official car dealership of The Oyster Festival. TRANSPORTATION: Visit by Train, by Car or Boat
Over 200,000 people are expected to attend the festival during the weekend. Please consider taking the FREE shuttle buses to the festival or taking the LIRR. The train stop is conveniently located at the entrance to the festival. Please be sure to visit the CAPITAL ONE WELCOME TENT when you arrive. Limited handicapped parking will be available and handicapped shuttle buses are available. ALCOHOL-FREE and PET-FREE EVENT INFORMATION HOTLINE: 1-516-628-1625
Saturday, October 15: MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE 11:30 – 1:15 High Strung High Strung is a Bluegrass band comprised of Brian Roddy (guitar), Joe Fili (fiddle), Dennis Corbett (banjo), Tom McKiernan (guitar) and George Koserowski (bass). 1:30 – 2:00 Jerome Bell Jerome Bell is best known for his recent appearance as a top 40 contestant in Season 10 of American Idol™.
3:15 – 3:45 Charlie Dane At only 13 years old, Oyster Bay native Charlie Dane is an accomplished singer and guitar player with over eight years of training. www.charliedane.net
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Noon – 1:00 Island Xtreme AllStars Cheerleading Team Island Xtreme is an All-Star Competition Cheerleading Team located in Plainview. They have ranked nationally, and one team attended the World Cheerleading Championship in Orlando this past May where they ranked higher than any other New York team. 2:00 – 3:00 Annual Oyster Eating & Shucking Contest 3:00-5:00 Jungle Bob Jungle Bob has influenced many a youngster and opened their eyes to the wonders of the “unloved” natural world of tarantulas, scorpions and snakes.
Sunday, October 16: MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE 11:00 – 11:45 Trone This teenage Rock power trio performs an exciting blend of original tunes and cover songs by the Beatles, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix and more. www.myspace.com/tronemusic
Noon – 1:00 Turnpike Joe & the Traffic Jam Turnpike Joe & The Traffic Jam, New York’s premier Classic Rock/Party Band, has been a major force on the Long Island and New York music scenes since 1977. www.j-birdlivemusic.com/TurnpikeJoe
4:00 – 6:00 The Electrix The Electrix is recognized as one of the leading jam bands currently performing classic rock of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers. www.theelectrix.com THE WEST END STAGE SCHEDULE
OCTOBer 15 - 16
The 28th Annual Oyster Festival is a project of The Oyster Bay Rotary. What would it take to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.
2:30 – 3:15 Pearl Street Band “Pearl Street” is made up of two former Long Island bands from Oyster Bay -- “Pearly” and “South Street.” The marriage of these bands creates a unique blend of many genres of music. www.pearlstreetband.com
Come to Oyster Bay Via Road, Rail Or Boat! Upon arrival or departure visit our NEW WELCOME TENT sponsored by CAPITAL ONE BANK, to receive a FREE bottle of water (while supplies last) and have your photo taken … as a Visigoth! You’ll leave the tent with a FREE souvenir photo. BY RAIL: The LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD (LIRR) is proud to annually serve as a major Oyster Festival sponsor. Long Island Rail Road train service takes you right into the festival: NEW - EXPANDED SERVICE FROM THE PORT JEFFERSON AND OYSTER BAY BRANCHES Oyster Bay Branch • Eastbound service (goes to the festival). See the MTA Special Schedule for the Oyster Bay Line October 15 and 16. • Westbound service (returning from the festival) is available with departures approximately every hour. Port Jefferson Branch • Passengers on the Port Jefferson line can take the LIRR to the Syosset station to transfer to FREE shuttle buses - sponsored by COLD SPRING HILLS CENTER FOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION - to the festival.
Check the LIRR schedule for specific departure times from your station. • Eastbound service (returning from the festival) from the Syosset station is available with departures throughout the day. • For details on specific train times at all Oyster Bay & Port Jefferson stations, consult the Special Oyster Bay Branch timetable and the Weekend Port Jefferson timetable, go online to www.mta.info/lirr or phone 1-718-217-LIRR. BY CAR: Take Advantage of FREE Parking and FREE Shuttle Bus Service. Parking in the village of Oyster Bay is limited. Park in officially designated parking lots for FREE shuttle bus service right into the heart of the festival. From the Long Island Expressway: • Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 North, Route 106N (toward Oyster Bay). Proceed north on Rte. 106, cross 25A and continue toward the village. Signs will direct visitors to parking areas for access to the
FREE shuttle bus service to the waterfront. From the North Shore: • Take the Northern State Parkway to Exit 35, Route 106N. Follow directions above to the village. From the South Shore: • Take Sunrise Highway to Rte. 135N (Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway). Exit at end of ramp to Rte. 25 in Woodbury and continue heading west on Rte. 25 until you reach Jackson Ave. Approximately one mile. Turn right (North) on Jackson Ave. and proceed to Syosset Railroad sta- tion. Park for FREE and take the FREE shuttle bus to the festival. Or you may continue north to Berry Hill Rd. (make a left turn) and take that down into Oyster Bay. Limited parking is available in downtown Oyster Bay. Festival organizers suggest using any of the five FREE satellite parking lots with FREE shuttle bus service into the festival. These locations are listed below. Shuttle buses run from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. FREE PARKING AND FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE Compliments of COLD SPRING HILLS CENTER FOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION AVAILABLE FROM:
• Syosset Train Station (No parking permits required) Syosset (Oyster Bay Rd. - also known as Jackson Ave.) and Underhill Blvd., one mile north of Jericho Tpke. (Rte. 25) • Vernon School - Rte. 106 in East Norwich • Mill Max Mfg. Parking Lot - Rte. 106 in Oyster Bay* • Oyster Bay Jewish Center - Berry Hill Rd. • The Equestrian Center - Rte. 106 between Rte. 25A and Muttontown Rd. • Center Island Beach - Bayville Ave., Bayville Neigh borhood Bus Stops & Handicap Bus Stops • Oyster Bay Boys and Girls Club, Berry Hill Rd. • Anstice St. and Berry Hill Rd. • St. Dominic’s R.C. Church (church area) • High School parking lot area • Spring and West Main (only handicapped bus) – New Handicap parking area • Shore Ave. Bus Drop/Pick-up area BY BOAT: When you arrive in Oyster Bay Harbor call ahead to OB Marine Center 516-624-2400 = VHF 71 or Sagamore Yacht Club 516-922-0555 = VHF 78A to reserve mooring or for further assistance.
1:15 – 2:00 Todd Mihan and Downside Joyride Todd Mihan and Downside Joyride is a Country Rock band from upstate New York. Their sound has been compared to Bon Jovi and Kid Rock. www.toddmihan.com 2:15 – 3:30 The Legendary Murphys The Legendary Murphys (formerly the Legendary Hooligans) Classic Rock band plays the greatest and lesser-known hits of the legends we have all loved for years, as well as newer hit songs. www.legendaryhooligans.com 4:00 – 5:30 New Dawn New Dawn, formerly known as Signify, is a band made up of Long Island’s most innovative musicians. www.newdawn-music.com
THE WEST END STAGE SCHEDULE Noon – 1:30 Long Island High School for the Arts The Long Island High School for the Arts (formerly the Cultural Arts Center) offers intensive training to Nassau and Suffolk teenagers looking for guidance and preparation for careers in the arts. 2:00 – 3:00 Island Xtreme All-Stars Cheerleading Team 3:00 - 4:30 Jungle Bob 4:30 - 5:30 Long Island High School for the Arts
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AHOY MATES! Climb Aboard the Tall Ships, Search for Pirate Booty, Honor the John J. Harvey 9/11 Fireboat, See the US Coast Guard Cutter Bollard and More.. More...
Each year thousands of people rush to the Oyster Festival to see the Tall Ships. This year the American Privateer LYNX will be at the festival. Be sure to climb on board this classroom on the sea. The LYNX was designed and built to replicate a naval schooner from the War of 1812, and its crew members wear period uniforms. Cost: FREE Location: West End Waterfront Pier In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the John J. Harvey Fireboat will be docked in Oyster Bay. On Sept. 11, 2001, the boat’s owners asked FDNY officials
for permission to assist in evacuations from Ground Zero. Meanwhile, due to many damaged water mains, fire crews were deprived of water. Officials radioed the Harvey to drop off her passengers as soon as possible and return to the disaster site to pump water, reactivating her official designation, Marine 2. Alongside FDNY fireboats Firefighter and John D. McKean, she pumped water for 80 hours, until water mains were restored. Cost: FREE Location: West End Waterfront Pier
Come on board and tour the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bollard. Commissioned in February 1967, she currently operates throughout Long Island Sound and north to Narragansett Bay. At 65 feet long and able to break up ice as thick as 12 inches, the Cutter Bollard is necessary in the winter as waterways can freeze and become impassable for maritime commerce. Cost: FREE Location: West End Waterfront Pier
The Christeen, a 40-foot gaff-rigged sloop, is the oldest oyster sloop in America and a National Historic Landmark. She was originally built in 1883 to harvest oysters in Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor. After surviving 16 major hurricanes, numerous Nor’easters, two sinkings and severe neglect, the Christeen was returned home to Oyster Bay in 1992. She was completely restored and launched in 1999. Cost: $20/FREE children under 12 with paying adult Location: Western Waterfront Pier
ENTERTAINMENT For the Whole Family CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT including the CUMMERFORD ZOO - Sponsored by the STEVEN AND ALEXANDRA COHEN CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER OF NEW YORK. Come and meet the uni-cow, a kangaroo, a coatimundi, ponies and more! Ride the camels! (fee) Location: West End Ave. THE KINGS OF THE COAST PIRATES are back, inviting children on hunts for buried treasure at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. both days. Cost: FREE Location: West End Ave./ Western Waterfront AMUSEMENT RIDES & ARCADE by Newton Shows. Sponsored by WILD BILL’S OLDE FASHIONED SODA (See coupon, page 4, for $10 off a book of 44 tickets) Location: Shore Ave. ARTS and CRAFTS - Sponsored by NORTH SHORE/LIJ HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITALS of Plainview and Syosset, Franklin Square and Glen Cove. Over 120 artisans from around the U.S. show and sell their handmade wares. Location: Theodore Roosevelt Park, at the Waterfront 28th Annual OYSTER EATING AND SHUCKING CONTESTS - Sponsored by NEWTON SHOWS with oysters provided by FRANK M. FLOWER – 2 p.m. Saturday Location: West End Stage
Sign up for both contests at the Rotary Information/Raffle Booth at the entrance to Theodore Roosevelt Park beginning at approximately 11 a.m. (Please see the website for additional details.) MC- Jim Kerr, Q104’s Morning Man Honorary Judge- Rebecca M. Alesia Town of Oyster Bay Councilwoman Official Judge- David R. Relyea, Co-Owner, Frank M. Flower & Sons Chairperson of Oyster Contests Prizes: 1st Prize Winner receives $50 and a plaque 2nd Prize Winner receives $25 and a plaque Special Thanks: Frank M. Flower and Sons - Donation of Oysters Town of Oyster Bay - Showmobile ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALEby Elias Pekale Exhibits Location: Audrey Ave. AUDREY AVE. MUSICCheck out a variety of local talent. Location: Audrey Ave. EXOTIC BIRDS- Visit the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center Location: Audrey Ave. NON-PROFITS- Please visit their tables along Audrey Ave. for more information.
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Your indepth guide to the 28th Annual Oyster Festival- October 15th & 16th