Sunday, September 8, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

13th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour

Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

Organized by the North Fork Reform Synagogue, you’ll meet the extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to produce local foods and beverages throughout the North Fork. This self-guided tour offers 20 different locations, including the Trust’s Ag Center, local farms, vineyards, and food producers for tours, cooking demonstrations, talks, and tastings. Speakers at the Ag Center include Chef Taylor Knapp of Peconic Escargot, Chef Stephan Bogardus of the Halyard, botanical artist Monica Ray, Abra Moraweic of Feisty Acres Farm, and the Trust’s Dan Heston. New to the tour are RG/NY Vineyard, Eastern Front Brewery, and Castello di Borghese Vineyard.

$25/person, children under 12 are free. For more details, and for tickets, call 631.722.5712, or go to www.NorthForkReformSynagogue.org. Tickets also available that day at any of the Foodie Tour locations!

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Thursday, September 12, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Networking with Southampton Chamber

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Please join us for an evening of networking with members of the Southampton business community. Hosted by Bridge Gardens, the evening will include light refreshments and time to explore the gardens. Open to all – membership in the Chamber not required!

$15/person. To register, please visit info@SouthamptonChamber.com or call 631.283.0402.

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Saturday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Paddle and Exploration of Sag Harbor Cove

Cove Road, Sag Harbor

Please join us for our fourth paddle in this year’s series, this time exploring the marshes, inlets, and coves of Sag Harbor. Led by Mike Bottini, wildlife biologist and author of “Exploring East End Waters,” you’ll learn about local flora and fauna including the return of the river otter, the resurgence of healthy alewive populations, and impacts on the marsh inhabitants due to changes in the quality of our tidal waters.  

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.

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Saturday, September 21, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Recipes with Rick: Eggplant Caponata

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

If you’ve encountered an abundance of eggplants in your garden or at the farmstand and are wondering what to do with them, join us! Rick will demonstrate his recipe along with ideas for variations, share the history of this delicious dish, and provide you with a sample to enjoy. You’ll leave with a copy of the recipe and an urge to create it for your weekend table!

$10/person, free to Bridge Gardens Members. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine.

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Thursday, September 26, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Screening of “Green Fire – Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time”

Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue

Aldo Leopold is considered by most to be the father of conservation, recognizing in the 1920’s that man’s connection to nature should be as a partner instead of as an adversary. In honor of National Public Lands Day, please join us for a screening and discussion of this Emmy-award winning documentary film which shares Leopold’s story.  Presented by Wes Triani, Certified Leopold “Land Ethic Leader” in partnership with the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, this film will broaden your view and understanding of the importance of safeguarding our natural environment. Copies of Leopold’s Sand County Almanac, originally published in 1949, will be available for purchase, courtesy of Canio’s Books of Sag Harbor.

$5/person. Space is limited, reservations required. For more information and to reserve, call Quogue Wildlife Refuge at 631.653.4771. Rain or shine.

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Saturday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hike – Play – Explore:  Discover the Long Pond Greenbelt!

Vineyard Field behind South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, Bridgehampton

 

Bring the children for an exploration at the Long Pond Greenbelt!  Enjoy guided trail walks, games, crafts, and a variety of activities provided by local environmental and community organizations. Complimentary ice cream and lunchtime refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, the Peconic Land Trust, and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).

FREE!  For more information and to RSVP, please contact FLPG at 631.745.0689.  Rain or shine.

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Saturday, October 19, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Basic Pruning for Trees and Shrubs

Summerhill Nursery, 342 Town Lane, Amagansett

Preparing your trees and shrubs for winter’s harsh winds and heavy snow takes some know-how. To learn what you should be doing, meet us at Summerhill Nursery for the fundamental concepts behind pruning a variety of plants. Then take a walk through the tree nursery to see examples of formal pruning techniques like pleaching, pollarding, and topiary and learn how and why these techniques are applied in the landscape.

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

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Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

It’s Garlic Time! Stewardship Day at the Farm

Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

Come to the farm and learn all you need to know about planting and growing garlic! Also known as the stinking rose, this versatile vegetable needs to be planted now for harvest next summer. Take part in this stewardship day and help prepare cloves for the soil. Led by Farm Director Layton Guenther, you’ll enjoy work songs as you help us get this garlic project done. All hands are welcome!

FREE! Please park on Deep Lane and meet us in the farm shop near the greenhouse. Heavy rain cancels.

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Saturday, October 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Autumn Open House

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Celebrate the season at our fun, family friendly open house. Plant and bring home bulbs with Summerhill Landscapes, channel your inner creativity with Aaron Goldschmidt of Shine, join the scavenger hunt for holiday recipes throughout the gardens, create a pine cone bird feeder, and so much more. Refreshments all day. Free. Donations appreciated. Reservations requested. Rain or shine. 

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Saturday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Guided Exploration of Hallockville and Beyond

Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead

Please join us for a guided walk around this historic farm and up to the trails of Hallock State Park, led by local historian Richard Wines and local birder Nancy Gilbert. With a focus on the beginnings of Hallock Farm, through the Defense of the Eagle, to today’s recently opened Hallock State Park, there’s much to learn. Along the way, hear of the successful, cooperative effort that resulted in the conservation of this 525-acre landscape. We’ll explore the geology, flora and fauna of the site and look for birds of prey and late migrants along the way. Bring your birding scope or binoculars, and wear sturdy shoes. 

Free! Program is co-sponsored by Peconic Land Trust and Hallockville Museum Farm. Rain cancels. 

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Saturday, November 9, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Recipes with Rick: Rolled Crackers and Cookies

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The holidays are near and it’s time to plan your menu. Why not join us for a workshop and learn how to create your own delicious sweet and savory rolled crackers and cookies? Rick will share his techniques along with several recipes and offer samples to taste. Wow your guests with your cheeseboard this holiday season with these special homemade treats!

$10/person, free for Bridge Gardens Members. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine.

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Sunday, December 1, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Annual Holiday Wreath Workshop

Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Reserve your spot today for our annual wreath-making workshop! Using plain evergreen wreaths, you will create a beautiful decoration to grace your front door or mantle. This program is led by Diana Conklin of Everlastings by Diana, who brings a wealth of additional locally-grown greens, dried flowers, seed pods and berries for you to enhance the basic wreath.  Bring your ideas, ribbons, seashells, feathers, lights, or other decorative items if you would like – Diana will help you make your vision come true! 

$40/person, includes all materials and light refreshments.  Bring work gloves and clippers.  Limited space available, prepaid reservations required. Rain or shine.  

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