The town’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9 beginning at 7 p.m. at Tobay Beach.
“The Town’s Sept. 11 memorial is situated on the bayside of Tobay Beach, where there is a direct line of sight to where the Twin Towers once stood,” Supervisor John Venditto said. “It provides a serene and peaceful surrounding, making it a fitting backdrop for a place of remembrance.”
The Town’s memorial monument is inscribed with the names of Town of Oyster Bay residents lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 12 years ago. The memorial also features a steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center.
A candlelight vigil, vocal performances, bagpipe music and religious readings will be part of the ceremony. In addition, the names of those lost, who are inscribed on the wall, will be read.
Walk for Autism Scheduled for Sept. 22
Oyster Bay will host its 6th Annual “Walk for Autism” to benefit the Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities on Sept. 22.
The event, to be held rain or shine on at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa, begins with registration at 10 a.m. and the walk follows at 11 a.m.
A tailgate party follows the walk.
Registration is $10 for individual walkers or $25 for a family (up to five walkers). Each registered walker will receive a t-shirt and admission to the tailgate party.
To sign up for the walk, register online at www.centerforautism.kintera.org, or call the Town of Oyster Bay’s Parks Department Recreation Office at 516-797-4125 ext. 2.
Town Seeks Submissions from Artists
The town is seeking submissions for its 40th Annual Rotational Art Exhibit Program.
Sponsored by the Department of Community and Youth Services, Cultural and Performing Arts Division, the program allows local artists to display their work at new venues in libraries, banks, government offices and local businesses on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.
“Both novice and experienced artists are encouraged to enter a preview on Sunday, November 3, 2013,” said Councilman Joe Muscarella said. “The work is judged for acceptability into this program by professional artists and teachers.”
This program is free to both artists and businesses. The application deadline for artists is Oct. 18 and for venues interested in displaying artwork, the application deadline is Oct. 30, 2013.For more information call 797-7932.