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Town's New 'Distinguised Artists' Series Kicks off Sunday

TOBAY Notebook: Also, lottery applications now open for holiday concert series.

Vocalist Linda Ciofalo will perform Sunday at the Syosset Library.
Vocalist Linda Ciofalo will perform Sunday at the Syosset Library.

The Town of Oyster Bay’s ‘2013-2014 Distinguished Artists Concert” series begins Sunday in Syosset with a performance by singer Linda Ciofalo at the Syosset Public Library.

“This program, one of the Town’s most popular, will run through May 2014, and feature performance by a diverse collection of musical acts and dance programs,” said Councilman Chris Coschignano.

The concerts are free and held at local libraries around the town.

Two concerts are scheduled for October:

  • Sunday, Oct. 6: Linda Ciofalo performs songs celebrating favorite women composers of jazz and popular music, featuring the works of Joni Mitchell, Dorothy Fields, Stevie Nicks, and others. Concert at 2 p.m. at the Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset.
  • Sunday, Oct. 20: Annie Kozuch will performs the songbook of George and Ira Gershwin. Concert at 2 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale.For more information, call 797-7900.
Next Homeowners' Cleanup Set for Oct. 26

Homeowners can take their unwanted debris to the town's dump on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The seventh of eight 2013 Homeowners Cleanup programs for residents to take unwanted, non-hazardous refuse to the town’s Solid Waste Disposal Complex, located at 101 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of district residency must be shown. Additionally, if you plan to bring any boats or trailers, proof of ownership must be provided and signed over to the Town.

Bushes, tree limbs, fence posts and similar items will be accepted as is and need not be broken into smaller pieces. Used tires, large metal items in excess of four feet, clean fill, clean broken concrete, and boats and boat trailers will also be accepted. Passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks and small trailers are admitted to the program. Six-wheel or larger vehicles are not permitted.

The last scheduled clean-up day of the year is Sunday, Nov. 17. Residents can call 677-5943 if they have any questions. 

Lottery open now for annual free holiday concerts.

The time is now to apply for the town's annual holiday concert series at the Tilles Center.

“The Town’s annual Holiday Concerts, now in their 30th year, are one of the most beloved and well-attended musical events the town sponsors,” said Councilman Joe Pinto.

Because of the demand, a lottery has been in place for years. Residents need to pick up an application, or download a copy from the town’s web site, www.oysterbaytown.com, and return it to the address on the application form by 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Once received, the applicant’s name will be placed into the lottery, from which winners will be selected at random.

Applications for the Holiday Concerts Ticket Lottery are available at the following locations:

  • Oyster Bay Town Hall North, Town Clerk’s Office, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay
  • Oyster Bay Town Hall South, Department of Community and Youth Services, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa (2nd Floor.)  An additional drop-off box has been added at the main entrance to the Parks Department (ground floor.)
  • Glen Head Community Center, 200 Glen Head Road, Glen Head
  • North Massapequa Community Center, 214 North Albany Avenue, Massapequa
  • Syosset-Woodbury Community Center, 7800 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury
  • All community libraries

Each lottery winner will receive two tickets in the mail by Nov. 22. the concerts will be held Dec. 9, 10, and 11. at the Tilles Center featuring the Concert Pops of Long Island under the direction of Dean Karahalis and other talented musical performers.


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