4.13/ Peconic Land Trust: Upcoming Activities / May & June


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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES / MAY & JUNE

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Saturdays, May and June, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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

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: May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24.

$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, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

8th Annual Peconic Family Fun Day

Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton 

Visit the Children’s Museum for this annual carnival of environmentally themed crafts, activities and free family fun!  Enjoy games, arts and crafts stations, seed planting, guided walks, and more!  Make your own fish print t-shirt, enjoy the fun sounds of the Bridgehampton School’s Marimba Band, and explore the museum – fun for the whole family! FREE!  Co-sponsored by the Children’s Museum of the East End, Peconic Land Trust, Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).  Rain or shine.

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Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Can Organic Lawn Care Work for You?

Islands End Golf Course, 5025 Route 25, Greenport

Join the Peconic Land Trust for a discussion of practical tips to make the switch to sustainably better lawns. Greg Fox, Course Superintendent at Island’s End who manages golf courses across Long Island organically, Jack Higg from Earthworks, an industry resource for organic products, and Tamson Yeh, Turf Management Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension will all offer insights into managing the lawn organically. Refreshments provided. Bring your clubs – driving range will be open for a free bucket of balls and all attendees will be entered into a raffle for a round of golf for 2, courtesy of Island’s End Golf Club.

FREE! Seating is limited, reservations requested. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, May 12

National Public Gardens Day!

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Celebrate the day with free, 1-hour guided tours at Bridge Gardens, Madoo Conservancy and LongHouse Reserve. The day begins with a guided walk at 10:30 a.m. at Bridge Gardens. Enjoy lunch on your own, then head to Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack for a 1:00 p.m. tour. Conclude the day at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton at 3:00 p.m.  Linger on the East End with a delicious prix fixe dinner, offered to tour participants by The Living Room Restaurant, c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton, Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton, and The Plaza Café in Southampton.

Space is limited, reservations required. Heavy rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. 

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Saturday, May 20, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

One potato, two potato, three potato, more!

Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

If you’ve ever thought about growing your own potatoes, this is the workshop for you. Join the Peconic Land Trust in the barn for an interactive presentation and learn all you’ve ever wanted to know about planting, caring for, and harvesting delicious potatoes in your garden. Presenter is Joseph Sieczka, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University and past Coordinator of Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center. Bring your questions!

$5/person, reservations requested. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Stewardship Day at the Farm

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

Come join in the fun at this annual workday and help transplant this year’s seedlings from the greenhouse.  Work side by side with Farm Director Scott Chaskey, and Farm Manager Layton Guenther, and move tender seedlings into the fertile soils at the farm.  Free!  All ages welcome. Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane and meet at the greenhouse. Moderate to heavy rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, June 9, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Full Moon Kayaking with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Lane, Sagaponack

Bring a picnic and join the Peconic Land Trust for a relaxing 1-mile paddle across Sagg Pond, led by wildlife biologist Mike Bottini. Enjoy the natural beauty of conserved farms and pristine wetlands, protected with the help of the Trust, as you paddle to the beach, pull up the boats, and enjoy your picnic as the moon rises. Return by the light of the full moon.

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.  Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, June 10, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Organic Rose Care with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The Peconic Land Trust will continue its rose series with an overview of pruning strategies for all varieties of roses. Led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, owner of Greener Pastures Organics, you’ll learn proper pruning techniques, timely organic soil and pest treatments, and proper sanitation of cuttings to ensure optimum health of your roses. This workshop series, in partnership with Perfect Earth Project, wraps up on November 11 with tips on putting roses to bed for the season.  

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations requested. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, June 17, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Bird Walk with Peconic Land Trust

Edwards Preserve, 36960 Main Road, Orient

Join the Peconic Land Trust for a walk with North Fork Audubon Society member Rick Kedenburg and look for breeding birds at one of the Trust’s newest preserves. The 20+ acre Edwards Preserve has farmland, bordered by woodland, and includes a fresh water pond as well as salt marsh and open bay views. Possible sightings include blue winged or yellow warblers, great egret, great blue heron, seaside sparrows, tree and barn swallows, peregrine falcon, and much more. Bring binoculars or birding scope and wear sturdy shoes for this farm, woodland and seaside location.

$5/person, reservations requested. Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, June 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Designing and Planting Your Container Garden

Summerhill Landscapes, 6 Shore Road, Sag Harbor

Join the Peconic Land Trust for a hands-on workshop and learn new ideas for your patio pots. Summerhill’s knowledgeable staff will discuss and demonstrate a variety of designs perfectly suited for the patio and garden. Learn how the use of different containers and plants can create interest through color and texture, as well as tips for maintenance to keep them looking their best.  Bring your container – up to 16” across – and select from a variety of healthy plants and good soil provided by Summerhill, to create a beautiful floral display for your patio.

$35 includes instruction and all materials except container. Space is limited, prepaid reservations required. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, June 24, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Organic Lawn Care with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The Peconic Land Trust continues its lawn care series, led by Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics, to show you how to keep the organic lawn growing green. The program will also cover best practices for weed control through the summer, proper watering, and best practices for summer irrigation to ensure deep root growth of your lawn. This workshop series, in partnership with Perfect Earth Project, continues on September 16. 

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations are requested. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, June 24, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

“Citizen Scientist” A Call for Action – Book Talk and Signing

South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton 

Citizen science might just be our last, best chance to fight extinction. But is there really hope for threatened species? Peconic Land Trust and SoFo host Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist, Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, published by Workman Publishing, to hear her call to action, and get a blueprint for the future. Learn Mary Ellen’s story and steps you can take to help slow today’s mass extinction of creatures great and small. Book reading followed by a Q & A and reception. Free, space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, June 30, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Start your weekend at the first in our summer series of monthly guided walks featuring a local beverage partner! Winemaker Miguel Martin of Palmer Vineyards of Riverhead, one of the North Fork’s original vineyards, will pour a glass of his delicious wine before we set off for a walk with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch. Enjoy the heavenly scent of the roses in the rose rondel, including hybrid teas, grandiflora and floribunda, antique and climbing roses in their June splendor. Explore the Spanish-style knot garden featuring culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile and dyeing herbs. Learn more about the many perennials throughout the garden, spend time at the gazing pool, or gain tips from Rick at the expanded vegetable garden.

$20/person, $10/Bridge Gardens Member. Space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, please call 631.283.3195, ext. 19 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Photographs copyright Jeff Heatley.

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