7.3/ Peconic Land Trust: ‘Connections: Events & Activities’ / Summer

Look What’s Happening:

Summer with Peconic Land Trust

for reservations, call 631.283.3195 


Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Whitecap Farm, Water Mill
Our annual benefit in celebration of conservation.
In 2017, we will be honoring the
conservation dedication of
Kathleen King

Outdoor Painting Workshop Series
Saturdays through August
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The Peconic Land Trust offers a series of outdoor painting workshops, 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 provide technical knowledge and guidance for a hands-on experience from start to finish. Beginners to accomplished painters welcome! Class dates: July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.

$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 631.599.2407 or suzzannefokine@hotmail.com.
Botanicals in Watercolor and Colored Pencil
Every Thursday through August 
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 Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.
Thursday, July 6, 1:00 – 3 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 the 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. 
Thursday, July 6, 5:00 – 8 p.m.
Summertime Potluck Dinner
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
Celebrate local food with the 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.
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 us 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. 
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
We are 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.com. Program is sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday, July 15, 3:00 – 5 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 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
Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 a.m. -12 p.m.
Lost Ladybug Search
Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett
The Peconic Land Trust and South Fork Natural History Museum 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. 
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? Join us 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. 
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.
Friday, July 28, 4:00 – 6:00 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.
Tepee TedMonday through Friday, July 31 to August 49:00 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 Native Americans 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. To reserve contact Tepee Ted at 631-722-4645 or email wildernesstravelingmuseum@yahoo.com 
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 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.
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 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.
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 us 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. 

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. 

Friday, August 11, 10:00 a.m.-12p.m.
The Summer Kitchen
Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold
Looking for ideas for enjoying your vegetable garden’s seemingly endless bounty? Then join us 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.
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.
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 our 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.  

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 us for a 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.
Every Tuesday from 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Free Lawn Care Advice
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics offers free lawn care advice
Specific Monthly Topics:
July 11th – Watering techniques for the summer heat
August 1st – Summer turf stress relief
August 22nd – Lawn renovation strategies for the fall
September 12th – Fall lawn tips
For more information on these and other upcoming Connections programs, visit our website: www.PeconicLandTrust.org
For reservations, contact Robin Harris at 631.283.3195 ext. 19 

Bridge Gardens is Open

Come visit the gardens to see what’s blooming,
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Summertime is a special time at Bridge Gardens. Come take a walk, get invigorated and inspired. The summer garden is bountiful, with new flowers, vegetables and herbs coming in nearly everyday.
Become a Bridge Gardens Member today 
and enjoy unlimited visits and free and reduced price access to all our garden programs. There’s something different to enjoy every month!
Click here to learn more about member benefits, and join today!
Already a member? Increase your support of the Gardens to receive additional opportunities and further your support. 

For more information on membership benefits, or to become a corporate sponsor, contact Amanda Abraham at 631.283.3195, ext. 20 or email her at AAbraham@PeconicLandTrust.org.


Join Quail Hill Farm Today 


The 2017 growing season has just started, are you ready to start enjoying fresh, organically grown produce from the farm? The Peconic Land Trust has memberships available for the 2017 Summer Season – sign up today to get your share.  Members pick weekly from both the fields and the farm stand, and with over 30 acres in cultivation, the variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers will delight you! Summer season runs from early June to the end of October.

Individual, Family, and Box shares
are available.

For more information, please contact Robin Harris at 

or call 631.283.3195, ext. 19.

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