Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Graphic artist Gerhard Richter passed away

We regret to inform you that Long Island artist, Gerhard Richter, passed away last Saturday.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Gerhard's family.

The wake will take place today, Wednesday, 2-4 pm and 7-9:30 pm at the Thomas T. Dalton Funeral Home in Floral Park, NY.

Gerhard was, among other things, an author of beautiful airbrush boat graphics we carry at the store.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Think Long Island First will present Think Green Award at The Long Island Fair

The Long Island Fair, organized by The Agricultural Society of Queens, Nassau & Suffolk Counties, one of the oldest agricultural societies in the United States, has been taking place almost every fall. This year it is scheduled for September 22 - 25, 10 am to 4 pm Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.

We are pleased to announce that we will be giving the Think Green Award. It is the first time in the history of the esteemed organization that this type of prize it awarded. We are truly honored to be chosen to present it.

'Think Green Award' award is granted to a creative, well executed entry that best reflects the principles of sustainability - the entry is made either from reused materials or from local materials obtained with minimum environmental impact.

Our judging criteria are as follows:
Sustainability (40 points) - percentage of local or reused materials
Creativity (20 points) - interesting use of materials, new/recycled
Execution (20 points) - craftsmanship applied in creation of entry
Functionality (20 points) - fully functional as either utilitarian or decorative object

We invite you to participate in the Think Green competition and encourage you to submit your entries to the show in other categories. Best of luck!

For further details please see The Long Island Fair website.

Monday, August 8, 2011

FIOS1 TV visits Oyster Bay and Think Long Island First

FIOS1 TV released a program Oyster Bay Business Spotlights Uniquely Made Long Island Art about Oyster Bay and Think Long Island First. The program is a part of the Money & Main $treet series devoted to various villages and businesses on Long Island.

First half of the program is about Oyster Bay, its businesses and attractions, and the second about Think Long Island First.

We had a great time with the TV crew in the store. They were curious about everything there, and, as usual, had hard time zeroing in on items to present as there are so many interesting, beautiful pieces.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summer dance night, August 5th

Dancing in the Street officially took off yesterday. We could not have had a better evening for it. Weather cooperated, moods were high. We had dancers of all ages which made the evening so charming.

DJ, Louis del Prete, played a great mix of Latin and Ballroom music; dance teacher, Lisa Paternoster, of Lisa Sparkles Dance Studio, was quick in teaching us some salsa steps and turns. 

We are looking forward to the next Friday evening. We hope you will join us. Scofflaws, the Huntington ska band, "so hip it's ridiculous" will be playing for us.

We are not sure if this was the first time dancing on the street took place in Oyster Bay. We will ask our town historian, John Hammond, if that was, indeed, the case.