Carmine Auriemma of Dix Hills will be honored by the Oyster Bay Historical Society at its inaugural awards reception to salute “Long Island’s Top Advocates for Historic Preservation & Education” on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., The Woodlands, Woodbury. The Top Billing Event Sponsor is Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. of Garden City.
This is a first-ever annual awards program to honor individuals across Long Island who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to historical preservation and education. “We are pleased to honor Carmine as one of the top advocates who has done so much for preserving Long Island’s history and furthering education,” noted event sponsor Steven Mucciolo, Partner & Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
Carmine Auriemma was born in Naples, Italy. Carmine spent his early childhood years living in Brooklyn, learning to speak English and assimilate into the American way of life.
In his freshman year of high school, Carmine met Arlene Misiano on a boat ride outing to Rye Beach. On turning 18 years of age, Carmine became a citizen of the United States. Two years later, just before Carmine’s 20th birthday, he and Arlene married and moved to Deer Park to begin their life together. During the first few years of their marriage, Carmine attended evening classes at C.W. Post College in Greenvale, while working full-time during the day as an accounting assistant for KPMG. He and Arlene went on to have six children together, currently ranging in age from 30 to 39 years old.
In 1983, Carmine and his family moved to the new home they had built in Dix Hills, where they currently reside. Upon discovering the Motor Parkway in their backyard, the family embraced the opportunity to clean and preserve this piece of Long Island history. Many weekends were spent cleaning and playing on this historical piece of roadway. To them, the road symbolized a way to honor Long Island and its past, while building a solid foundation for the future of their family. Carmine’s Motor Parkway story was recently featured as a cover article in Newsday.
Carmine first became interested in historical restoration assisting his father-in-law in his business of antique furniture restoration. It became somewhat of a hobby as well as a part time business. Carmine progressed to a series of other career opportunities, including his current job as a contractor for modular home building, extensions and improvements, where his designs have become an integral part of the neighborhood’s architectural styles.
Carmine is also a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), as well as a Certified Remodeler of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). He continues to keep in with the architectural review boards of the various localities so as to keep the integrity and architectural styles of the areas intact. Recently, Carmine also completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Dowling College.
Proceeds of this important event will benefit the Oyster Bay Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a broad public interest in and awareness of the rich and distinctive history of the Town of Oyster Bay, to collect, preserve, and make accessible to everyone artifacts, books, documents, records, photographs, and other materials pertinent to the history and development of Oyster Bay and to stimulate and educate the community through exhibitions, programs, and publications designed to interpret our past, to reflect on our future, and to bring our history to life in the present.
You can make a donation in honor of Carmine, benefiting the Oyster Bay Historical Society, by visiting www.honoringCarmineAuriemma.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Legendary Events, (516) 222-0550, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org