What’s happening in town? Glad you asked


As Oyster Bay town supervisor, I’m thrilled to share an exciting new initiative in our community. My colleagues on the Town Board and I recently launched a new interactive webpage, Oyster Bay Today, designed to showcase the exceptional dining, unique shopping, recreation and leisure opportunities available right here in our own backyard.

Whether you’re planning a summer vacation or a staycation, the Town of Oyster Bay offers more than you can imagine. Oyster Bay Today provides an endless array of activities, sights, sounds and tastes in our town. From historic sites like the home of President Theodore Roosevelt to renowned cheeseburger and hot dog stands, sailing and festivals, this platform will help you fill your calendar with local adventures and memorable experiences. Our goal is to boost the local economy while reinforcing Oyster Bay’s identity as a vibrant, energetic community.

Oyster Bay Today not only delivers a calendar of events, business spotlights, historical tidbits and local-interest stories, but also brings these features to life with engaging and informative videos. The videos offer greater insight prior to your visit, making your experience even more enriching. Whether you’re interested in live music, movies in the park or more, our platform provides video previews of all the performers in the Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series. For foodies and shopaholics, you can meet the owners of your neighborhood’s newest restaurant or retail store, stay updated with the latest news around town, and enjoy micro-documentaries about the people, places and events that have shaped our community.

In addition to serving as a comprehensive guide for residents and tourists, Oyster Bay Today acts as a vital support system for local businesses and downtown areas. With a dedicated section highlighting small businesses, entrepreneurs and artisans, the webpage fosters a sense of community and encourages patronage of local establishments.

One of the standout features of Oyster Bay Today is the Downtown Spotlight section. This feature shines a light on the heart of our town, bringing attention to the vibrant downtown area. It highlights the charm and uniqueness of local shops, and eateries, from What’s Cooking to Beach Bird, offering readers an insider’s guide to the best experiences downtown Oyster Bay has to offer.

By focusing on the downtown area, we aim to drive foot traffic to these businesses, invigorate our local economy, and celebrate the distinctive character that makes our town special. Through interviews with business owners, reviews of new and established venues, and stories about the history and evolution of our downtown, the Downtown Spotlight fosters a deeper connection between residents and the core of our community.

The launch of Oyster Bay Today represents a significant step toward a more connected and engaged town. It empowers residents with information and tools to make the most of their community, supports local businesses, and fosters a sense of pride in what Oyster Bay has to offer. By centralizing all of the town’s offerings in one easy-to-navigate platform, we are making it simpler than ever for everyone to enjoy and contribute to the vibrancy of our community.

To explore all that the Town of Oyster Bay has to offer, visit

Joseph Saladino is supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay.