July 2018 News

Another incredibly successful Beautification Society Luncheon was held on June 20 at Captain Bill’s Bay View House. Chaired by Judy Edelstein and attended by over 215 guests, the Bay View House was beautifully decorated with a spectacular entrance fashioned by Heather Doherty of Variety Florist befitting our theme of Bedazzled.   The raffles, silent auctions and Grand Prizes were grander than ever thanks to the generosity of Vita Mazza of Gemaginations, the YMCA, Dr. Evelyn Holman for the Ireland timeshare and the Long Island Ducks for the Grand Prizes; and to Colleen McGrath of the Ocean Bay House, Siben and Siben Law Offices and Northwell Health (tickets to Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker) providing the Silent Auction items. Marilyn Schulman provided table gifts for our guests and Greg Proce of Sit Back and Relax Landscaping made an early morning delivery of the gifts to Captain Bill’s. BSHS junior Deirdre Carmichael opened with the Star Spangled Banner and later sang Don’t Cry for Me Argentina. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 is next year’s date.

YES! The Pumpkin People event will take place for its second year! Start planning your Pumpkin People (one or more)—it can be funny, scary or representative of your business (e.g. a bride and groom in front of a church, a doctor and nurse in front of a medical office) and display it in front of your home, business, school, etc. for the entire month of October. Be creative! We want all our businesses and lots of residents to take part in this fun event which is guaranteed to bring lots of folks into our shopping district.

Beautification is actively recruiting new members who would like to join our committee and help with the planning of our events and projects. We meet approximately 8 evenings a year and always welcome new ideas for making Bay Shore even more beautiful than it is now. Call or email if you would like to help.

A flyer for the hanging basket sponsorship is included with this message. If you have not sponsored a basket(s) please be as generous as you can so that all 350 baskets are completely funded. If you have already contributed to the hanging basket program, a huge thank you for your help in keeping our town so gorgeous!

A Dues Flyer is on the reverse of the basket flyer. Your $20 contribution helps fund our town projects and is very important in keeping our treasury healthy. We are trying to increase our membership, so please send in your check!

The Street Garden Program is underway, and ten gardens around town have been selected for the attractiveness they add to our street fronts. Look for photos of the winning gardens displayed in the library showcase. Winners also receive a copy of the photo. Next year, think about recommending your garden for this honor—it just has to be a garden, small or large, that can be seen from the street. Send your name and address by mail or to our email and identify which part of your property should be considered

Veterans from the Beacon House are again hired to weed and clean our downtown area from June through October. Beautification has funded this program for many years and it is a pleasure to see our streets litter and weed free. Do you remember when it wasn’t???

Also included in this message is a Nominate Your Neighbor form. Do a good deed of encouraging neighbors to continue keeping their homes and yards attractive and well-maintained. Use the form to honor the folks in a home that you admire—all you need is the address, not even the name of the homeowner. You may sign the form or keep the nomination anonymous, and you may send in as many nominations as you wish. We will notify the homeowner with a certificate from the Beautification Society.

Save the Dates:

Beautification Society Luncheon- June 19, 2019                    Winter Fest – Saturday, November 24

Haunted Garden – Saturday, October 20 Light the Night- Sunday, December 9 (Rain date-   Saturday, Dec. 15, then Sunday Dec. 16)

Questions? Please call Sue at 631 666 9517 or Gail at 631 665 3237.

Bay Shore Beautification Society Newsletter – September 2017

Meeting Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7 PM, Teachers’ Cafeteria in the high school.

Why does it seem that summer is only two months long while winter lasts at least four months? Those lazy, hazy days of summer go by way too quickly! Just ask any student who’s now returned to the classroom!

Beautification is really excited about our NEW EVENT, a contest called Pumpkin People, which is scheduled for the entire month of October! This is bound to be another tradition in Bay Shore that will provide tons of fun and bring many visitors to our town and our businesses. So just what is Pumpkin People? Here’s what you need to do…Create a Pumpkin People (one or more) that represents your business, organization or family and display it in front of your store, business office or home. For instance, a medical center might choose to have a doctor or nurse in front of the office, a church might have a bride and groom, a school might have a teacher with students, an auto mechanic might have a mechanic fixing a car. You get the idea! To see photos of Pumpkin People, enter pumpkin people of NH into your computer browser.

So, how is are Pumpkin People created? Details for making one can be found on a Youtube.com video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ko5EqCfFxw. Basically, a frame is made, the clothes added along with a pumpkin head (or suitable alternative if you don’t want to use a pumpkin) and then either supported on a lamppost, telephone pole or built to be free-standing. We want this to be a huge event in Bay Shore, so grab your cohorts and start planning on how you will create your own Pumpkin People. To enter the contest, take a photo of your Pumpkin People and along with your information send it to Beautification. Complete details are on the enclosed flyer or on our website Www.beautificationsociety.com.

 

October is an exciting month as the Haunted Garden is back with more thrills and chills! It will be held on Saturday, October 21 with a Rain Date of Saturday, Oct 28. Our committee has been fearlessly working to make this the scariest and most fun event they’ve ever put on yet! Come see the peaceful Beautification Reflection Garden (100 West Main Street) transformed into an eerie, scary, spooky, ghostly, spine-chilling, hair-raising, blood-curdling scene!   You get the idea…just don’t miss this once a year thrilling Bay Shore event! In addition, bring a carved pumpkin to enter into the pumpkin carving contest just across the street from the garden. Wear a costume and take part in the costume parade starting at Shore Lane and Main Street at 4 PM.

 

Thanks to everyone who so generously donated to the hanging basket program. The baskets suffered a bit from the heat and dry weather, but will regain some health and be beautiful well into the fall season.   If you haven’t sent in your check to help us pay for this program, please do so as we need to pay the bill in December for next year’s baskets. See the enclosed flyer.

 

The veterans from Beacon House are still weeding Main Street, the side streets and a part of Union Avenue. They will work into October and then continue again in the spring. (This is another program that we need to pay for!)

 

Congratulations to the members of the Bay Shore Lions Club who are celebrating their 100th birthday. They have selected 100 outstanding citizens who have contributed to the betterment of Bay Shore and will host a luncheon in their honor on September 10 at Captain Bill’s.

 

Dates to Remember: Pumpkin People Contest: October 1-October 31

Haunted Garden: Oct. 21 & Rain Date Oct 28             Winter Fest – Saturday, Nov. 25

Light the Night: Sunday, Dec. 10. Rain Dates: Saturday, Dec. 16; then Sunday, Dec. 17.

Beautification Luncheon: Wednesday, ­­­­­June 20.

 

We would love to have you join us at our meeting on September 21. See above for details.

March 2017 Newletter

Well, our Main Street was jammed in a sea of green –hats, shamrocks and even beer—as Bay Shore celebrated its wonderful St. Patrick’s Day Parade! It’s events like this that add fun and flavor to our town and make people want to visit our shops and stores again and again!

In a repeat of last month’s newsletter, let’s not forget how important it is to keep our shopping areas looking as beautiful as possible. Spring is imminent so it’s time to start thinking about decorating the fronts of the businesses with potted plants and urns of flowers. Look around at the stores that have already added these features to their front entrances and how a few touches of nature can help add beauty to a concrete sidewalk. It gives a signal to potential customers that someone inside cares about their store and sends an automatic invitation to enter in to see what’s there. So, visit a local nursery or call your landscaper, and as Nike says, Just Do It! And, this bit of advice seems so obvious, but don’t forget to check the front of your store each day for any loose papers or dirty sidewalks that might interfere with how attractive your store is.

With the oncoming spring it means that our 350 gorgeous hanging baskets will arrive shortly—just eight weeks away in time for Mother’s Day. The baskets of flowers add so much to our Main Street, our side streets and our train station, and we depend on, guess who…it’s YOU… to keep this program going.   Beautification does not have money of its own! We have to raise every cent for the baskets, so please use the enclosed basket flyer to sponsor a basket or two or even more. Beautification’s bill has to be paid in June, so the quicker you sponsor, the easier it is for us to meet our financial commitment. Speaking of Mother’s Day, why not sponsor a basket in the name of your mother or another wonderful woman in your life? A certificate with your personalized message will be sent to the person you specify. Many, many thanks to everyone who has so generously sponsored in the past to keep our town so attractive.

On the reverse side of the basket flyer is the dues notice. Joining our organization helps fund many different projects to improve Bay Shore’s appearance.

Beautification plans to continue paying Veterans from Beacon House to weed the tree surrounds on Main Street and on the side streets. This makes a huge difference in the neatness of our streets and gives gainful employment to our veterans. If you see them working, please thank them for their service and for their work to keep Bay Shore shining!

We welcome new members and ideas. For further information call Sue at 631 666 9517 or Gail at 631 665 3237.

SAVE THE DATE: BEAUTIFICATION SOCIETY LUNCHEON IS THURSDAY, JUNE 22!

Bay Shore Beautification October 2015 Newsletter

**Meeting October 21, 7 PM, Teachers’ Cafeteria in the high school**

Another summer just flown by!  Hot and dry, but hope it was enjoyable for everyone! Our town looks just incredible with the beautiful flower baskets colorful and healthy.  The hanging ivy geraniums go up in May and still look wonderful when they are removed shortly before Thanksgiving.  If you haven’t donated to this program for 2015, please consider sponsoring a basket or sending in a donation in any amount to keep the program viable.

Wasn’t our Main Street awesome this summer?  Beautification once again worked with Beacon House on Union Blvd. to hire two veterans to keep our Main Street weeded and clean from June through October.  Congratulations to the many stores who have improved the appearance of their store fronts with plantings of shrubbery and flowers.  It is a most warming and welcoming sight as one drives through our town.  (Remember what it looked like twenty years ago?  Shudder!)

Get ready for big fall doings in Bay Shore on October 17! The street will be closed for the Haunted Halloween Festival which will take place on Main Street from 4:00-8:30.  For the first event, the Parade and Red Carpet Costume Contest, adults and children will meet on Shore Lane and Main Street at 4:00 PM.   Contestants will parade to the Red Carpet Area between the Boulton Center and the Band Shell. Each contestant will be announced in front of a stand and repeat screen, walk the red carpet and stop in front of the judge’s station for viewing and judging.  Winners will be announced around 6:15. This event is co-sponsored by Beautification and the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts with the YMCA Act-Out Theater Group performing as the emcees.

From 6:30-8:30 PM the Reflection Garden will once again be turned into the amazingly spooky Haunted Garden. If you haven’t see this transformation, make sure you come.  The imagination, work and creativity of this committee, headed by Gina Lambert, makes for a scary evening of pure fun.  Every year the experience is completely unique from the year before and the popularity and appreciation for this event is shown by the lines that form to creep through the garden.  Surprises are around every corner with many real-life characters there to stand your hair on end.

Across the street from the Haunted Garden will be a carved pumpkin contest with many prizes, so plan what your pumpkin will look like this year and come enter. Pumpkin registration starts at 5:00 PM and pumpkins will be lit and displayed from 6:00-8:00 PM. Winners will be announced at 7:45 PM.  (All pumpkins must be picked up by 8:15 PM.)  The contest is again co-sponsored by the Beautification Society and the Multi-Cultural Committee.

The above events are not going to be advertised in the papers as they are open for Bay Shore-Brightwaters residents only.

And, there’s more in store throughout the town!  During the week, our restaurants will have special Halloween menus and specials.  Don’t miss out on the fun at Bay Shore’s first Haunted Halloween Festival!

Please mark these dates on your calendar:

Haunted Garden – Saturday, October 17, 2015

Winter Fest – Saturday, November 28, 2015

Light the Night – Sunday, December 13, 2015

Beautification Society Luncheon- Tuesday, June 22, 2016