Activities July, 2019

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Tuesday, July 2, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Composting

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, 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. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, July 6, 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 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. For more information, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. 

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Thursdays, July and August, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Watercolors in the Garden with Barbara Thomas

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Unleash your inner artist at this workshop series offered by Peconic Land Trust.! 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.  For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Monday, July 8, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

They Called It Red Gold

3815 Lake Avenue, Riverhead

Peconic Land Trust will host a visit to the wilds of Suffolk County’s Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve. 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. This program is a partnership with the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo). For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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July 8, 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. 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.

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Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Art in the Barn with Barbara Stype

Ag Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Create art 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. Prepaid reservation required, materials list provided upon registration. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, July 13, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Creating A Container Garden

Summerhill Landscapes, 6 Shaw Road, 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. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, July 13, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

NextActArt Exhibition and Reception, A Benefit for Quail Hill Farm

Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton

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. Exhibition on display from July 12 – 17, hours: Friday 1 – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 8pm, Sunday thru Tuesday 11 am – 6pm, Wednesday 11am – 3pm. For more information, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Monday, July 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Full Moon Paddle and Picnic with Peconic Land Trust

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 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 the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Tuesday, July 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lost Ladybug Search

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 farmstand. For more information on the “Lost Ladybug Project” visit  

www.lostladybugrescue.com. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Wednesday, July 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Tour and Tasting at Sang Lee Farms

25180 County Road 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. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. – Dusk

Fridays at Six Music Night

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, 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. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, July 26, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Fridays at Four Tasting and Tour

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. 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. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Saturday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm

Native Plants for Pollinators

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The Peconic Land Trust will host a presentation, led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and local horticulturalist Vicki Bustamante of Provenance Natives, focused on native plants suited to your East End garden. Vicki propagates and grows local genotype native plants from seed, and will bring a selection of grasses, perennials and small shrubs for purchase.

$10/person, $5/Bridge Gardens Member. Space is limited, reservations requested. Rain or shine. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Tuesday, July 30, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Creating an Edible Landscape with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

What is an “edible landscape” and how does its diversity help your garden? Come to this talk and garden walk, led by Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics and Garden Manager Rick Bogusch, and learn more.  From vegetables to berries to herbs, you’ll learn how to create an edible landscape that will enhance your dinner table and support local pollinators.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens Members, reservations requested. Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Wednesday, July 31, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Who Lives Under the Sea?

Ed Warner Marine Park, South End of Ponquogue Bridge, Hampton Bays

Meet the Peconic Land Trust at the beach for this underwater exploration Your children will meet the educators from NY State DEC for a presentation on marine life, 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, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Activities August, 2019

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Tuesday, August 6, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Flower Arranging with Peconic Land Trust

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

Meet flower designer Kat Siladi for a field walk and summer flower arranging class. Get to know what’s growing locally as well as the unique elements of a beautiful and long-lasting bouquet, and will leave with your own posy!

$10/person, free for Quail Hill Farm members. Space is limited, reservations required. Meet at the farmstand and feel free to bring a folding chair or blanket. Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org. 

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Friday, August 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Evening Paddle and Picnic with Peconic Land Trust

Northwest Harbor, Alewife Brook Road, East Hampton

The Peconic Land Trust will host a shoreline exploration of historic Northwest Harbor and scenic Alewife Brook, led by wildlife biologist Mike Bottini. Paddle past acres of Suffolk County parkland and follow the route of river otters between Shelter Island and East Hampton.   Hear about the comeback of the river otter on Long Island and current research on this mammal. Bring your own picnic and a towel or blanket.  

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 the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Sunday, August 11, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes at Browder’s Farm

4050 Soundview Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952

The Peconic Land Trust will host a tour of Long Island’s only certified organic and pasture raised poultry farm.  Visit the brooder where baby chicks live, see the pasture management system that emphasizes rotational grazing, the mobile processing unit, and the farm stand filled with finished products.  In addition, meet other farm animals including turkeys, ducks, honey bees, and the flock of heritage Cotswold sheep. 

$5/person. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Tuesday, August 13 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bees and the Beekeeper with Peconic Land Trust

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. 

FREE!  Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane. Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Wednesday, August 21, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Seaside Exploration and Seining with Peconic Land Trust

Meet at New Suffolk Waterfront Beach

Bring your children to the beach for a fun exploration with the Peconic Land Trust and the New York State DEC. Hosted by the New Suffolk Waterfront, your children will learn fun facts about creatures living in our local bays and then get up close to a variety of marine animals brought to the beach with a seine net. 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, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, August 23, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 

Birding with Rick Kedenburg

Ruth Oliva Preserve at Dam Pond, 11855 Route 48, East Marion

Join the Peconic Land Trust for a walk with North Fork Audubon member Rick Kedenburg and seek out shorebirds and early warblers starting their migration south. The Preserve, part of an assemblage of lands protected by Southold Town, the County, and multiple land owners working with the Trust, features woodland trails, salt marsh and open bay. You are likely to see great and snowy egrets, great blue heron, yellow-billed cuckoo, and more. Bring binoculars or scope and wear sturdy shoes.

$5/person. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Friday, August 23, 6:00 p.m. – Dusk

Fridays at Six Music Night with Joe Hampton & the Kingpins

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Enjoy a glorious summer evening at the Peconic Land Trust’s 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.  Rain cancels. For more information and to reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631.283.3195 or email to Events@PeconicLandTrust.org.

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Tuesday, August 27, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

What’s Up with My Lawn? Workshop with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Is your lawn full of brown spots, bare patches, small white worms or crab grass and weeds that make you crazy? Join the Trust for a workshop with Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics and learn simple lawn care tips to help you love your lawn again. Save time and money, and reduce your impact on the environment. This program is in partnership with Perfect Earth Project.

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

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Friday, August 30, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour with Peconic Land Trust

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Enjoy a guided walk paired with a local beverage at this fun summer series offered by Peconic Land Trust. This month’s beverage partner is Alie Shaper, Winemaker at As If Wines and Owner of Peconic Cellar Door. Learn what influences and inspires her winemaking while enjoying a taste of her wine. Then set off with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch for a guided walk through the gardens.

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

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