Peconic Land Trust: July & August Activities, Courses, Performances, Tours


JULY & AUGUST ACTIVITIES

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Friday, July 6, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Art and Nature Take Flight!

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Bridge Gardens hosts its first Bird House Auction with an opening reception. Come meet the artists and join in the silent bidding for this fundraier to benefit the Peconic Land Trust. With over 30 contributing local artists, you’re sure to find a bird house to bring to your nest.  Birdhouses will be on display all season at the Gardens, so return often to check on your bid. Bidding closes at the Trust’s Autumn Open House, on Saturday, November 10, 1-4pm. For a list of contributing artists, visit www.PeconicLandTrust.org. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@Peconiclandtrust.org. Special thanks to Brian Kennedy of Fixhampton for constructing the bird houses, and to Riverhead Building Supply for donating the materials.

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Saturday, July 7, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Open House at U.S. Coast Guard Shinnecock

100 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays

Meet the Peconic Land Trust at the U.S. Coast Guard station for a day of marine-centered fun! You’ll get up close to a helicopter, boats and equipment used for sea rescue and meet the brave women and men who dedicate their lives to keeping commercial and recreational fishermen safe. Watch a K-9 demonstration with Suffolk County Sheriff canine officers, experience a seal release with Riverhead Research Center, haul seine nets from the bay, and participate in a variety of activities offered by local environmental partners, including the Trust.

FREE. Rain cancels.

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Saturday, July 7, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Mid-Summer Rose Care

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Caring for roses in the garden doesn’t have to be an intensive labor of love. Join this workshop, led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, owner of Greener Pastures Organics, and learn proper pruning techniques, timely organic soil and pest treatments, and proper sanitation of cuttings for healthy roses. This workshop is in partnership with Perfect Earth Project.  

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations requested. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain or shine.

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Saturdays in July and August, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Plein Air Painting with Suzzanne Fokine

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Discover the artist within at this inspiring outdoor painting series.  Learn to paint using direct observation and capture images of Bridge Gardens, using your choice of mediums: oils, acrylics, watercolor, gouache etc. Master of Fine Arts Instructor Suzzanne Fokine will encourage you to express your creativity and artistic vision by providing technical knowledge and guidance for a hands-on experience from start to finish. All levels welcome! Students responsible for their own easel, tools and materials. A supply list will be e-mailed to you upon registration.Session A: July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Session B: August 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Limited space available, pre-paid registration required, $225 per session. For more information and to register, please contact Suzzannefokine@hotmail.com or call/text 631-599-2407.

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Monday, July 9, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Tour and Tasting at Mecox Bay Dairy

855 Mecox Road, Bridgehampton 

Join the Peconic Land Trust for a fun and informative walking tour with farmer and cheese maker, Art Ludlow. Go behind the scenes to learn what it takes to make Mecox Bay Dairy’s delicious cheeses, how the special care of their cows plays a role, and then enjoy a delicious wine and cheese pairing, conducted by Winemaker Christopher Tracy from Channing Daughters Winery of Bridgehampton.

$20/person, space is limited, prepaid reservations are required. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain cancels.

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Tuesday, July 10, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Options for No-Mow and Lo-Mow Lawns

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Reduce your lawn maintenance by creating lawn areas that require less — or no — mowing at all. Join the Peconic Land Trust for a workshop with Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics and learn how this change can save you time and money, while reducing your impact on our local environment. You’ll visit areas of Bridge Gardens where this technique is being used and learn from both Paul and Garden Manager Rick Bogusch. This program is in partnership with Perfect Earth Project.

FREE! Space is limited, reservations requested. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain or shine.

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Thursdays, July and August, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Botanical Art Series with Barbara Stype

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Unleash your inner artist at this art series offered by the Peconic Land Trust, led by local botanical artist Barbara Stype. Barbara will guide you in working with flowers, fruits, and other natural subjects to help you develop your own skills and style. All levels welcome, materials list provided upon registration. Class meets: July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, and 23.

$20/class, group size is limited, prepaid registration required. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain or shine.

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Thursday, July 12, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Visit Catapano Dairy Farm with Peconic Land Trust

33705 North Road (Route 48), Peconic

Karen and Michael Catapano host a visit to their farm, where you will watch a milking demonstration, taste several varieties of their goat-milk cheese, and learn what it takes to care for goats. Don’t forget to visit the Delicate Doe Goatique to buy your freshly-made goat cheese and fudge, luscious body creams and fragrant soaps.  All children will receive a child-sized bar of their very own goat milk soap to take home. $8/single, $15/duo, $20/family of 3, $25/family of 4 or more.  Reservations requested. **Please note there is no restroom at the farm. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain cancels.

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Saturday, July 14, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Creating Natural Insect Repellent Sprays with Peconic Land Trust

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Many herbs are natural insect repellents; planting certain herbs will also repel insect pests which otherwise eat your plants. Join Peconic Land Trustand meet herbalist Heather Cusack to learn how to enjoy the outdoors without attracting ticks, mosquitoes and other biting insects. You will gather herbs and make an insect repellent spray, drink herbal teas, and learn what to plant for your home medicine chest, including catnip, Artemisia, plantain, cedar, and more.

$25/person plus $15 materials fee. Space is limited, prepaid reservations required. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain or shine.

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Tuesday, July 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Who Lives Under the Sea?

Meet at the Waterfront, end of New Suffolk Avenue, New Suffolk

Bring your children to the beach for a fun exploration with the Peconic Land Trust. Educators from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will engage your children with fun facts about creatures living in our local bays and offer a craft activity. Then, get wet! 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. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain cancels.

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Tuesday, July 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lost Ladybug Search at the Farm

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

The Peconic Land Trust and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFO) have teamed up with Dr. Leslie Allee of Cornell University for their annual search for “lost ladybugs.”  Help look for the extremely rare 9-spotted ladybug, New York State’s official insect, and aid in Dr. Allee’s research. You will search for and gently capture ladybugs at the farm to be identified and then released.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE!  Rain date is Wednesday, July 18.  Please park on Deep Lane and meet at the farmstand. For more information on the “Lost Ladybug Project” visitwww.lostladybug.org. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org.

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Friday, July 20, 6:00 p.m. – Dusk

Fridays at Six, Music Night

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Enjoy a glorious summer evening at the Peconic Land Trust’s music night, featuring talented singer-songwriter Jack Licitra performing relaxed blues. Bridge Gardens will provide the beautiful, flower-filled setting, just bring your picnic, a blanket, and 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, reservations requestedRain cancels. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org.

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Thursday, July 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sunset Paddle and Picnic on North Sea Harbor

Conscience Point, North Sea Road, Southampton

Bring a picnic for this evening paddle of North Sea Harbor led by Mike Bottini, author of “Exploring East End Waters.” Beginning at historic Conscience Point, you’ll paddle through a town shellfish sanctuary and along the shoreline of Conscience Point National Wildlife Refuge. Stop for a picnic dinner (BYO) at the foot of Home’s Hill overlooking Peconic Bay and enjoy the full moon rising before returning to the starting point. 

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

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Friday, July 27, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour with Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Join the Peconic Land Trust for a guided walk paired with a local beverage at this fun summer series. Anthony Sannino, winemaker at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard of Peconic will pour tastings of his delicious wine before you set off with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch to explore perennial beds and borders ablaze in color, the vegetable garden bursting with fresh produce, and the Spanish-style knot garden featuring culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile and dye herbs.

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

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Saturday, July 28, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Healing Power of Aroma, Part 2: Awakening the Inner Healer

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Visit the herb garden’s medicinal bed at its mid-summer prime and learn from Megan Chaskey, certified Wisdom of the Earth aromatherapist, about the benefits of aroma. Pure, single, medicinal grade essential oils, steam distilled from plants, are used singly or layered to maintain their high quality. Learn about plants that have traditionally been used for healing and how aromas can support your health. Program will include a walk through the herb garden with Rick Bogusch.

$15/person, $10/Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, prepaid reservations required. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain or shine.

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Monday – Friday, July 30 – August 3, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wilderness Week Camp with Tipi Ted

Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 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. 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. Build a shelter, find food and water, sit by a campfire, and listen to animal stories just as native children did. 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 Tipi Ted at 631-722-4645 or emailwildernesstravelingmuseum@yahoo.com.

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Tuesday, August 7, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Bees and the Beekeeper with Mary Woltz

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

Bees play an important role in the health of our food supply, simply by pollinating all manner of flowering plants.  Meet beekeeper, Mary Woltz, owner of Bees’ Needs, and learn more about the critical work of her bees.  Get an up-close look at her hives at the farm, and learn about colony collapse and other issues affecting the health of local bee populations.

$5/person, free for children under 16 (must be accompanied by an adult) and Quail Hill Farm members.  Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain cancels.

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Friday, August 10, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Edible Flowers in Your Garden and At Your Table

North Fork Flower Farm, 1110 Terry Lane, Orient

Many flowers are edible, but which flowers will please your palate? Learn this and more at a fun and interactive workshop with the Peconic Land Trust. Jeri Woodhouse, proprietor of Taste of the North Fork, will guide you through the garden and discuss the many edible flowers you can grow at home and add to your favorite recipes to bring a bit of color and spice. Tastings and light refreshments will be provided.

$10/person, space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain date Saturday, August 11, 2pm.

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

Making the Most of Culinary Herbs

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The herb garden is at its best in August. Meet Garden Manager Rick Bogusch for a walk through Bridge Gardens’ expansive 4-quadrant herb garden and learn techniques on harvesting and using fresh and dried herbs to enhance your dinner table. Rick will discuss herb blends and provide recipes for you to bring home.

$10/person, $5/Bridge Gardens Members. Space is limited, reservations are required. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org.

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August 13, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Slow Food Potluck and Garden Tour

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Celebrate local food with Peconic Land Trust at this community potluck dinner, in partnership with Slow Food East End. The evening includes a guided walk through the edible landscape with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch whowill highlight how easy it is to grow your own food. Reserve today, then bring a hearty dish to share, made with local ingredients – each dish should serve 6-8 people. Bring serving utensils, your favorite local beverage, and a blanket or beach chair.

$15/Slow Food and Bridge Gardens Members, $20/everyone else. Space is limited, advance reservations required. To reserve, visitwww.SlowFoodEastEnd.org, email slowfoodeastend@gmail.com or call at (631) 353-7447. Fee supports both organizations’ educational programming. Rain date: August 14.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exploring Life under the Sea

U.S. Coast Guard Shinnecock, 100 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays

Bring your children to the Coast Guard Station, located just before the Ponquogue Bridge, and explore life under the sea! You’ll meet the educators from the NY State DEC for a presentation on marine life, 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, and mollusks.  Wear water shoes to protect feet, and be prepared to get wet. FREE!  All ages welcome, rain cancels.  This program is co-sponsored by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org.

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Friday, August 17, 6:00 p.m. – Dusk

Fridays at Six, Music Night

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Enjoy a glorious summer evening at the Peconic Land Trust’s summer 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.  $15/person, free to Bridge Gardens members.  For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@Peconiclandtrust.org.

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Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Pasture Tour at Acabonac Farms

Meet at the barn on Manhanset Road, Shelter Island

Join the Peconic Land Trust for a pasture tour at one of the only cattle farms on Long Island where the animals are 100% grass fed and pasture finished. Acabonac Farms never uses growth-promoting antibiotics, hormones, GMO seed, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. Their team of ranchers has invited you to watch a daily cattle move, as they rotate their cattle to a new paddock. Come meet these ranchers and learn about their humane and regenerative practices, soil health, and growing pasture in the unique sandy loam soils of the East End.

$10/person, space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email toEvents@Peconiclandtrust.org. Rain date Wednesday, August 22nd.

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Friday August 24, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour with Pindar Vineyards

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Enjoy a guided walk paired with a local beverage at this fun summer series offered by the Peconic Land Trust. This month’s beverage partner is Erik Bilka, winemaker at Pindar Vineyards. Come enjoy a glass of his award-winning wine before setting off with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch to explore perennial beds and borders ablaze in color, the vegetable garden bursting with fresh produce, and the Spanish-style knot garden featuring culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile and dye herbs.

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

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Saturday, August 25, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Shelter Island Green Expo

Corner of School Street and Bateman Road, Shelter Island

Shelter Island’s annual Green Expo will once again be held on the American Legion Hall grounds where you will get to meet a wide array of environmental organizations including the Peconic Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Peconic Estuary Program, Defend H2O, Group for the East End,  Shelter Island Town environmental committees, solar companies, electric and hybrid vehicle dealerships, and more. While there, get up close to animals presented by the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, including a hawk and owl, and be sure to visit the annual street fair across the street. Food available through nearby local cafes and food trucks.

FREE! In the event of rain, the event will move into the Legion Hall.

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