Upcoming Events and Activities

Join us at one or more of these engaging activities.
Connections programs are made possible by gifts to the Peconic Land Trust’s Annual Fund. To make a gift today, visit us online or call 631.283.3195. Thank you!
Participating artists include: Helen Bass, Harvey Bernstein, Scott Bluedorn, Kiki Boucher and Robin Drake, Rob Calvert, Caroline Cassa, Michael Cinque, Terry Elkins, Jeanne Fallot, Kym Fulmer, Melinda Hackett, Brian Kennedy, Veronica Mezzina, Jeanelle Myers, Charles Northshield, Lesley Obrock, Cindy Pease Roe, Marcia Previti, John D. Rose and John Koronkiewicz, Lisa Rose, Jay Schneiderman, Barbara Stype, NancyLynn Thiele, Barbara Thomas, Peter Treiber Jr., Patrick Walden, and Cynthia Wells.
The exhibit and auction includes over two dozen
unique birdhouses created by talented local artists.
You’re sure to find a birdhouse to bring home to your nest!
Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 29 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Closing Reception and Final Bidding:
Saturday, August 17 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
Art in the Barn with Barbara Stype
Thursdays, July 11, 18 and 25
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ag Center at Charnews Farm
3005 Youngs Ave, Southold
Unleash your inner artist and be inspired by the views at the farm, from field to flower. Local artist Barbara Stype will lead this series of classes offering instruction for all skill levels. Bring your project, or start something new. With the exception of oil paints, use your medium of choice.
$20/class, no class on July 4. Prepaid reservation required, materials list provided upon registration. Rain or shine.
Watercolors in the Garden with Barbara Thomas
Thursdays, July and August
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Bridge Gardens
36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
Beginner to experienced artists age 15+ will learn to use watercolor gouache, mix colors, and capture the light and shadow of the garden. Led by artist Barbara Thomas, 4-week series begins July 11 – August 1, and repeats August 8 – 29. Sign up for one or both, supply list will be provided upon prepaid registration.
$200/4 class session, single drop-in session is $65. Space is limited, prepaid reservation required. Please Call Peconic Land Trust to reserve and submit prepayment.
Getting Started With Composting
Tuesday, July 2
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Bridge Gardens
36 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton
Adding compost to your garden is the surest route to happy and healthy plants. Join Peconic Land Trust for this workshop led by Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics, and learn the easy steps to creating “gardeners gold.”
$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens Members, reservations requested.
Open House at the U.S. Coast Guard Shinnecock
Saturday, July 6
10:00 to 3:00 p.m.
100 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays
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 Foundation, haul seine nets from the bay, and participate in a variety of activities offered by local environmental partners, including the Trust.
FREE. Rain cancels.
They Called it Red Gold
Monday, July 8
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
3815 Lake Avenue, Riverhead
Join naturalist John Turner and explore what was, at one time, the largest cranberry farm on Long Island. Learn about this past agricultural tradition for which Long Island was ranked near the top, how cranberry farms were created, and what brought about their demise. Easy ½ mile walk around Sweezey’s Pond in the LI Pine Barrens to explore native flora and fauna..
$5/person, space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels.
Slow Food Potluck and Garden Tour
Monday, July 8th
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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. Enjoy a guided walk through the edible landscape with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and learn how 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, visit www.SlowFoodEastEnd.org
Fee supports both organizations’ educational programming.
Rain date: July 9.
Creating a Container Garden
Saturday, July 13th
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Summerhill Landscapes
6 Shaw Rd, Sag Harbor
Join the Peconic Land Trust for a hands-on workshop and learn new ideas for your patio pots! Workshop led by Summerhill’s staff who will demonstrate designs for container gardens perfectly suited for your landscape. Bring a container – up to 20” across – and select from a variety of plants and 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. Please call Peconic Land Trust to reserve and submit prepayment.
Community Open House at Sylvester Manor
Saturday, July 13
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
80 North Ferry Rd, Shelter Island
Sylvester Manor’s doors are wide open – come and explore! Visit the historic house, grounds and gardens and learn about the past, present and future of the Manor. Take a self-guided tour of the Manor house to view the 2019 exhibition “All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed,” featuring artifacts excavated from the 243-acre property. Enjoy a guided walk through the old growth forest, reflect at the Burying Ground of the Colored People and the Quaker Cemetery, and meet members of the Shinnecock Nation to see their traditional wigwam, erected for the day.
Free! For details and directions, visit www.SylvesterManor.org.
NextActArt Exhibition and Reception, a Benefit for Quail Hill Farm
Saturday, July 13
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Ashawagh Hall
780 Springs Fireplace Rd
East Hampton, NY
The historic Ashawagh Hall is the place to be this evening! Come view and experience a beautiful collection of mixed media works, created by the very talented members of NextActArt. All works are for sale, and a portion of all sales will benefit Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm. Participating artists include: Barbara Brier, Rena Diana, Madeline Farr, Madlyn Goldman, Ronnie Grill, Patricia Miller and Sheila Wolper.
Display from July 12 – 17, hours: Friday 1 – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 8pm, Sunday thru Tuesday 11 am – 6pm, Wednesday 11am – 3pm.
Full Moon Paddle and Picnic on Sagg Pond
Monday, July 15
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sagg Pond, Sagaponack
Reserve your spot today for this BYO-picnic and easy 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 Peconic Land Trust, as you paddle to the beach, and enjoy your picnic as the moon rises. Learn about plants and wildlife from Mike along with stories of nearby land conserved by the Trust, then paddle back by the full moon.
Limited space available, pre-paid registration required.  Rentals: single kayak $50, stand-up paddle board $60, or double kayak or canoe $70. Bring your own kayak or canoe for $10 per person. Rain cancels.  Please call Peconic Land Trust to reserve and submit prepayment.
Lost Ladybug Search Continues
Tuesday, July 16
10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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 to search for the rare 9-spotted ladybug, New York State’s official insect. Come help Dr. Allee’s research by looking for and gently capturing ladybugs to be identified and then released. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
FREE! Rain date is Wednesday, July 17. Please park on Deep Lane and meet at the farm stand. For more information on the “Lost Ladybug Project” visit
Tour and Tasting at Sang Lee Farms
Wednesday, July 17
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
25180 Country Rd 48, Peconic
The Peconic Land Trust will host a guided walking tour, led by Lucy Senesac of Sang Lee Farms, to explore the greenhouses and adjacent fields. Hear the Lee family’s story and inspiration for growing an amazing variety of Asian greens and vegetables, learn about the issues surrounding organic farming, and have a chance to taste delicious goodies direct from their on-site kitchen.
$20/person. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels.
Fridays at Six Music Night
Friday, July 19
6:00 to Dusk
Bridge Gardens
36 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton
Looking for a place to start your weekend? 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
$15/person, free for Bridge Gardens members. Rain cancels.
Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour with Allissa Goodale of Borghese Vineyards
Friday, July 26
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Bridge Gardens
36 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton
Join the Peconic Land Trust for a guided walk paired with a local beverage at this fun summer series. This month’s beverage partner is Allissa Goodale, production winemaker at Borghese Vineyards of Cutchogue. Hear about her winemaking process and enjoy a glass of wine before setting off with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch for a tour of the gardens.
$20/person, $10/Bridge Gardens Member. Space is limited, prepaid reservations required. Rain cancels.




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