Teddy Roosevelt Reenactment in Oyster Bay
by Niall Fitzgerald
President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt is heading back to Oyster Bay to deliver an important address for the Fourth of July weekend. Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Town Clerk Richard LaMarca invite residents to celebrate "Teddy’s Homecoming Jubilee," to be held at the Oyster Bay Bandstand on Sunday, July 3rd at 2PM. President Roosevelt - who will be portrayed by famed Reprisor Joe Wiegand - will come into town in an antique car and deliver a famous speech. The bandstand is located on Audrey Avenue and Shore Road, by the Oyster Bay Post Office. “This is a great opportunity for residents of all ages to step back in time and welcome President Roosevelt as he returns home to Oyster Bay,” stated Supervisor Joe Saladino. "What better way to celebrate the American spirit, than seeing our 26th President visit the place he once called home, the hamlet of Oyster Bay.” The homecoming is being hosted by The Friends of Sagamore Hill and the Oyster Bay Main Street Association, in partnership with the Town of Oyster Bay. Famed Theodore Roosevelt Reprisor Joseph Wiegand will arrive at the Oyster Bay LIRR station by train, and then head to the Oyster Bay Rail Road Museum. He will then be driven in an antique 1900s-era classic car, arriving at the bandstand to reenact President Roosevelt’s famous 1903 Independence Day speech. “We are so pleased to welcome home our most famous resident, President Theodore Roosevelt,” added Town Clerk LaMarca. “We hope all residents and their families join us for this wonderful celebration.” Following the reenactment of the President’s speech, residents are invited to join President Roosevelt at Teddy’s Bully Bar on Audrey Avenue. The establishment will offer signature cocktails celebrating President Roosevelt, with a portion of proceeds going to The Friends of Sagamore Hill.