Temperatures are plunging, winter winds are approaching and for many of us it is now dark when we go off to work in the morning and dark when we return home. On top of that … modern day life is changing faster than we can adjust to it with all the modern day stresses that go with it. Talk about a major case of the winter blues! If you ever wished you could turn back time MORE than ONE HOUR when you turn the clock back in November … this weekend you can! You can turn back time over 100 years with Oyster Bays’ Annual Victorian Fair.
The First Presbyterian Church of Oyster Bay, located at 60 East Main Street, will hold its annual Victorian Fair Friday, November 18 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 19, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Fair, an Oyster Bay tradition that is celebrating its 40th year this year, is a two day celebration of fellowship, friendship and community sprinkled with Thanksgiving goodies and unique Christmas gifts. There will be holiday gifts, crafts, a jewelry boutique, delicious homemade baked goods, a lunch café, fantasy children’s gifts, books, and holiday decorations and plants … and of course the event favorites a silent auction and, for the kiddies, a special visit from Santa. Old fashioned Victorian cheer in the air!
So kick off your holiday season this year with a pleasant fall outing in the historic waterfront hamlet of Oyster Bay. The First Presbyterian Church, completed in 1873, is a rare example of Victorian stick-style architecture and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Its architect was J. Cleveland Cady who went on to design the original Metropolitan Opera House and the American Museum of Natural History. The church was the boyhood church of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President. Parking is available in the lot off Pearl Street, behind the church. So come on down one and all and celebrate the beginning of the season while you get your holiday shopping done early!