6.23/ Peconic Land Trust: Upcoming Activities thru August


Thursdays, July 6 through August 31, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Botanicals in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

The Peconic Land Trust offers a series of classes on botanical art, led by local artist Barbara Stype. You will experiment with color pencil and watercolor pencils as well as classic watercolor paints. The class meets in the barn every Thursday morning in July and August to help you develop your artistic skills, all levels welcome. Class size is limited to provide individual attention.

$20/class. Prepaid registration required, and a materials list will be provided for you to purchase supplies prior to class. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Thursday, July 6, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Who Lives in the Sea?

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Environmental Learning Center
Next to Cedar Beach County Park, end of Main Bayview Road, Southold

Bring your children for a fun exploration of life under the sea with Peconic Land Trust and educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Your children will play games with fun facts about underwater creatures and enjoy a craft activity. Then, use the seine net to collect and examine up-close a variety of crabs, fish, mollusks and shrimp. All sea creatures will be released safely back into the sea.

FREE! Attendees must wear water shoes to protect feet. Reservations requested, rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Thursday, July 6, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Summertime Potluck Dinner

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Celebrate local food with the Peconic Land Trust and Slow Food East End at a community potluck dinner! Reserve your spot today, then bring a hearty homemade appetizer or dessert to share, made with local ingredients – each dish should serve 6-8 people. Bring serving utensils and your favorite local beverage to complement the dining experience and to share. Outdoor lawn seating requires your blanket or beach chair. Garden Manager Rick Bogusch will provide a guided walk through the edible landscape.

$15/Slow Food and Bridge Gardens Members, $20/everyone else. Space is limited, advance reservations required. To reserve, visit www.SlowFoodEastEnd.org. Fee supports both organizations’ educational programming. Rain date is July 13.

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Friday, July 7, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Savvy Succulent Workshop – a Benefit for Peconic Land Trust

Milk Pail Fresh Market, 1346 Montauk Highway, Water Mill

Meet the Peconic Land Trust at the Milk Pail Market to learn everything you need to know to grow and enjoy succulents. Amy Halsey will discuss various succulent plants, including how to cultivate and care for them, and then guide you in creating a hanging succulent planter to take home. Workshop is a benefit for the Peconic Land Trust, and fee includes all materials. After completing your project, take time to enjoy lunch at the Vine Street Café Food Truck, parked on site for the afternoon.

$35/person, includes all materials. Space is limited, prepaid registration required. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturdays, July 8 through August 26, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Painting “en plein air,” with Suzzanne Fokine, MFA

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The Peconic Land Trust offers outdoor painting classes, led by Master of Fine Arts instructor Suzzanne Fokine. Learn to capture the magic of East End light using your choice of medium: oils, acrylics, or watercolor paints. Suzzanne will help you express your creativity and artistic vision by providing technical knowledge and guidance for a hands-on experience from start to finish. All levels welcome! Class dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26.

$50/class, $185 for 4 classes, $350 for all 8 classes. Space is limited, prepaid registration is required. A materials list provided at sign up, and students are responsible for easel, tools, and materials. For more information and to register, contact Suzzanne at suzzannefokine@hotmail.com or 631.599.2407.

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Saturday, July 8, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Goldsmith and Tuthill, New Suffolk Entrepreneurs with a Dream

Case’s Place at the Galley Ho, Corner of Main and First, New Suffolk

The Peconic Land Trust is pleased to join with the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund for a look back at the impact of two local businessmen from the 1800’s. Presented by Mariella Ostroski, local history librarian at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk library, hear the stories of the lives of these two men, and learn how their actions were intricately linked to the rise of industry in the New Suffolk community.

FREE! To reserve, please call 631.566.0806 or email to NewSuffolkFund@gmail.comProgram is sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce.

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Saturday, July 15, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Tropical Garden – A Walking Tour

The Gardens at Landcraft Environments, 1200 East Mill Road, Mattituck

Call today to reserve your place when the Peconic Land Trust hosts a visit to one of the East End’s hidden treasures, the home gardens of Dennis Schraeder and Bill Smith. Wholesale growers of unusual annuals, tender perennials and exotic, tropical and sub-tropical plants, Dennis and Bill have made it their life’s work to showcase ways to incorporate these plants in your garden. Wander the many winding paths to explore garden rooms featuring everything from orchids and banana trees to native grasses and unusual perennials – truly one of the most amazing private gardens to be found on Eastern Long Island. Complete your walk with a local wine and cheese reception, sponsored by Martha Clara Vineyards.

$25/person, reservations required. Rain date is Sunday, July 16. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lost Ladybug Search

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

The Peconic Land Trust and SoFO team up with Dr. Leslie Allee from Cornell University to search for “lost ladybugs.” Native ladybugs – like the endangered nine-spotted ladybug, New York State’s official insect – were once very common but are now extremely rare while ladybugs from other parts of the world have greatly increased. Help in Dr. Allee’s research by gently capturing ladybugs at the farm. Each will be identified and then released.  Children must be accompanied by a willing adult participant.

FREE!  Rain date is Wednesday, July 19.  Please park on Deep Lane and meet at the farmstand. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, July 21, 6:00 p.m. to Dusk

Fridays at Six, Music in the Garden

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Looking for a place to start your weekend? Why not join the Peconic Land Trust for an evening of live music with Charles Certain and Friends! Bridge Gardens will provide the music and the beautiful, flower-filled setting, just bring your picnic and a blanket, and relax with friends while you enjoy the magic of a summer evening.  Music begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at dusk.  Admission is $15/person, free for Bridge Gardens members. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, July 22, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Butterflies and Pollinators at the Farm

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

Have you ever wondered what kind of butterfly just flitted by? What’s the big deal about pollinators anyway? Meet naturalist Erin Gettler, author of Birdwatcher’s Digest Butterflies Backyard Guide and enjoy a walk around the fields and gardens of Quail Hill Farm to identify and admire mid-summer butterflies. Learn more about preserving and improving habitat that supports them, along with the flowering plants that attract these beautiful pollinators to your garden. Erin’s book will be available for purchase and signing during the program, provided by Canio’s Books of Sag Harbor.

$5/person, free to Quail Hill Farm members. Space is limited, reservations requested. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, July 28. 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Call today to reserve your place on a guided walk paired with a local beverage at this summer series offered by Peconic Land Trust. Macari Vineyard will offer a glass of their delicious local wine before you set off with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch to explore the garden. In July, the perennial beds and borders are ablaze in color, the vegetable garden is abundant, and the cool shade of large specimen trees is a blessing. $20/person, $10/Bridge Gardens Member. Space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Monday through Friday, July 31 to August 4, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wilderness Week Camp with Tepee Ted

Downs Farm Preserve, Main Road, Cutchogue

Campfire cooking and safety, bow and arrows, making tools and toys of native children, stringing jewelry and crafting animal skin pouches all help fill a week of fun and learning about how Indians lived as the first settlers. Learn how NOT to get lost in the woods and if you do, how to find your way home. Acquire the skills to figure out the four directions without a compass and tell time in nature without a watch or phone. Perfect for boys and girls ages 6 – 12. Cost/child is $60/1 day, $120/2 days, $180/3 days, $220/4 days, $250/5 days, and days do not have to be consecutive. For more information and to reserve, please contact Tepee Ted at 631-722-4645 or email wildernesstravelingmuseum@yahoo.com.

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Tuesday, August 1, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Seedtime: Author Talk with Scott Chaskey

Riverhead Public Library, 330 Court Street, Riverhead

Scott Chaskey, Director of the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm, will read from his most recent book, Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics, and Promise of Seeds and discuss the history, lore, and importance of seeds through the ages. A poet and farmer, Scott has worked the land at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett for a quarter century and oversees the Trust’s CSA there – one of the longest running community support agriculture operations in the United States. Copies of Scott’s book will be available for purchase that day – or bring yours for signing.

FREE! Reservations requested. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, August 5, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Historical Dive Sites of New Suffolk
Case’s Place at the Galley Ho, Corner of New Suffolk Ave and First Street, New Suffolk
The waters surrounding Long Island are home to literally hundreds of undiscovered and unidentified shipwrecks and associated artifacts. Join the Peconic Land Trust and the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund for a journey “under the sea” to explore two local sites going back to the 19th century: America’s first Submarine Base, circa 1899, located in New Suffolk, and the seventy-four gun “ship of the line” warship, USS Ohio, sunk in 1884 in Greenport Harbor. Local diver Robert Auteri will share interesting historical information, pictures, and several artifacts that he personally recovered from each site.

FREE! To reserve, please call 631-566-0806 or email NewSuffolkFund@gmail.com.        

Program is co-hosted by the Trust and the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund and sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce.

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Wednesday, August 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunset Paddle and Picnic with Peconic Land Trust

End of Northwest Landing Road, East Hampton

Bring your picnic and plan to join the Peconic Land Trust for an evening paddle led by wildlife biologist Mike Bottini through scenic Northwest Creek and Northwest Harbor, and along the bluffs of Barcelona Neck State Forest Preserve. Learn about the history and ecology of this area, including the origin of the “place names” you’ll pass along the way, and the recent recolonization of this waterway by river otters. Enjoy your picnic when you pull up on the beach, and bask in the sunset before heading back to the starting point.

Limited space available, pre-paid registration required.   Rentals available: single kayak $50, stand-up paddleboard $60, or double kayak or canoe $70.  Bring your own kayak or canoe for $10 per person.  Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Thursday, August 10, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Who Lives Under the Sea?

Ed Warner Marine Park, south end of Ponquogue Bridge, Hampton Bays

Bring your children to the Town Park, located just over the Ponquogue Bridge, and explore life under the sea! Meet the educators from the NY State DEC for a presentation on marine life, enjoy a craft activity, and then help capture undersea creatures using a seine net. Learn more about the influence of the Shinnecock Inlet on the inhabitants of Shinnecock Bay, as you examine up-close and safely release an amazing variety of crabs, small fish, mollusks and even shrimp.  All attendees must wear water shoes to protect feet, and be prepared to get wet! FREE!  Afternoon parking passes available for those without Town Permit, effective until program ends. All ages welcome, rain cancels.  For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Summer Kitchen

Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Looking for ideas for enjoying your vegetable garden’s seemingly endless bounty? Then join the Peconic Land Trust in the barn and meet Emilie Zaweski of The Farmer’s Kitchen. Emilie will demonstrate how easy it is to cook healthy, locally grown summer produce and will offer samples of several delicious dishes prepared as you watch. Recipes provided!

$15/person, space is limited, prepaid reservations are required. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, August 12, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pollinators and the Plants They Love

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Pollinators, including all manner of bees, wasps, and butterflies, play a critical role in horticulture and are very active in Bridge Garden’s 4-quadrant herb bed, especially in August. Learn more about the rich variety found on Long Island, and what plants attract them, at this walk with Rich Kelly of the Long Island Botanical Society and Garden Manager Rick Bogusch. Rich, a general naturalist, started focusing on insects in 2006.  His favorite group is the beetles, and he has over 3700 photos posted on www.BugGuide.net including numerous bees and wasps.  He has been studying local butterflies for 38 years.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain date Saturday, August 19.  For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, August 18, 6:00 p.m. to Dusk

Fridays at Six Music in the Garden

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Enjoy a glorious summer evening at the Peconic Land Trust’s second music night, featuring the fun, danceable music of Joe Hampton and the King Pins! Bridge Gardens will provide the beautiful, flower-filled setting, just bring your picnic and a blanket, and relax with friends while you enjoy the magic of a summer sunset.  Music begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at dusk.  Admission is $15/person, free to Bridge Gardens members.  For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, August 25, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Plan to join the Peconic Land Trust for their late afternoon garden walk in the paired with a local beverage producer. Meet Ron Goerler of Jamesport Vineyards and enjoy a glass of his delicious local wine before setting off with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch to explore the garden. In August, the perennial beds and borders are at their fullest, the vegetable garden is overflowing, and the cool shade of large specimen trees is a blessing. You’ll visit the Spanish-style four-quadrant knot garden which features a vast array of culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile and dyeing herbs, and stop at several large vegetable plots from which Rick sources all manner of fresh fruits and vegetables.

$20/person, $10/Bridge Gardens Member. Space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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