Conserving Long Islands Working Farms and Natural Lands

Upcoming Events

The following is a list of Connections and Special Events, by date.

To make a reservation or for more information and directions, contact us at 631.283.3195 ext 19 or email to events@peconiclandtrust.org.

For reservations, please include your name, number in your party, and contact information (phone or email address).

A downloadable PDF of Connections is also available. The May/June 2017 and July/August 2017 editions are available now.

Please check the calendar below for all updates.

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Jul 1, 2017
Hydrangeas Throughout the Seasons
Salt Air Farm, 1535 New Suffolk Rd, Cutchogue

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT.

Prudence Heston, of Salt Air Farm, will lead an informative workshop about the care and cultivation of every gardener’s favorite summer-flowering shrub!

Learn what to do to make your hydrangeas look their best, including if and when to prune, how much to take off, whether and when to deadhead, fertilization needs, and pest and disease control that will ensure big beautiful blooms.

Salt Air Farm is a premiere local fruit and flower farm which has become well known for their beautiful hydrangeas as well as mixed floral bouquets for events of all kinds.

$5/person, reservations required.


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Jul 6, 2017
Botanicals with Watercolor and Colored Pencil
Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn to capture the garden's beauty on paper, guided by local botanical artist Barbara Stype.

You will experiment with color pencil and watercolor pencils as well as classic watercolor paints. The class will meet in the barn Thursday mornings in July and August to help you develop your artistic skills, all levels welcome.

Class size is limited to provide individual attention.

$20/class. Prepaid registration required, and a materials list will be provided for you to purchase supplies prior to class.


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Jul 6, 2017
Who Lives In the Sea?
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Environmental Learning Center Next to Cedar Beach County Park, end of Main Bayview Road, Southold

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Bring your children to the Learning Center for a fun exploration of life in the sea!

Educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will engage your children with fun facts about underwater 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, rain cancels.


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Jul 6, 2017
Summertime Potluck with Slow Food
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, THE POTLUCK HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THE RAIN DATE OF JULY 13.

Celebrate local food when we partner with Slow Food East End for one of their community potluck dinners!

Reserve your spot today, then bring a hearty homemade appetizer or dessert to share, made with local ingredients – each dish should serve 6-8 people.

Don't forget to bring serving utensils and your favorite local beverage to complement the dining experience and to share.

Outdoor lawn seating requires your blanket or beach chair.

Garden Manager Rick Bogusch will provide a guided walk through the edible landscapes to highlight how easy it is to grow your own delicious food.

$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 is July 13.


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Jul 7, 2017
Savvy Succulent Workshop
Milk Pail Fresh Market, 1346 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meet us at the Milk Pail Fresh Market to learn everything you need to know to grow and enjoy succulents!

Amy Halsey will discuss various succulent plants, including how to cultivate and care for them, and then guide you in creating a hanging succulent planter to take home.

Workshop is a benefit for the Peconic Land Trust, and fee includes all materials.

After completing your project, take time to enjoy lunch at the Vine Street Café Food Truck, parked on site for the afternoon.

$35/person, includes all materials. Space is limited, prepaid registration required.


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Jul 8, 2017
Painting en plein air with Suzzanne Fokine
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Discover the artist within at this inspiring outdoor painting series!

Learn to capture the magic of East End light using your choice of medium: oils, acrylics, or watercolor paints. 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! Class dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26.

$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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Jul 8, 2017
Goldsmith and Tuthill, New Suffolk Entrepreneurs with a Dream
Case's Place at the Galley Ho, Corner First and Main Streets, New Suffolk

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

The Peconic Land Trust is pleased to join with the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund for a look back at the impact of two local businessmen from the 1800’s.

Presented by Mariella Ostroski, local history librarian at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk library, hear the stories of the lives of these two men, and learn how their actions were intricately linked to the rise of industry in the New Suffolk community.

FREE! To reserve, please call 631.566.0806 or email to NewSuffolkFund@gmail.com.

Program is sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce.


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Jul 11, 2017
Lawn Care Tuesday
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Every Tuesday till October 31st

Special topic today, July 11th: Watering techniques for the summer heat

Working in partnership with Perfect Earth Project, Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics offers free lawn care advice every Tuesday afternoon at Bridge Gardens. Can’t make it to the Gardens on Tuesday? Feel free to email Paul at lawnexpert@peconiclandtrust.org with your questions.


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Jul 13, 2017
Botanicals with Watercolor and Colored Pencil
Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn to capture the garden's beauty on paper, guided by local botanical artist Barbara Stype.

You will experiment with color pencil and watercolor pencils as well as classic watercolor paints. The class will meet in the barn Thursday mornings in July and August to help you develop your artistic skills, all levels welcome.

Class size is limited to provide individual attention.

$20/class. Prepaid registration required, and a materials list will be provided for you to purchase supplies prior to class.


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Jul 15, 2017
Painting en plein air with Suzzanne Fokine
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Discover the artist within at this inspiring outdoor painting series!

Learn to capture the magic of East End light using your choice of medium: oils, acrylics, or watercolor paints. 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! Class dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26.

$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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Jul 15, 2017
The Tropical Garden, A Walking Tour
The Gardens at Landcraft Environments, 1200 East Mill Rd, Mattituck

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Reserve your spot today and join us for a visit to one of the East End’s hidden treasures, hosted by owners Dennis Schraeder and Bill Smith.

Wholesale growers of unusual annuals, tender perennials and exotic, tropical and sub-tropical plants, Dennis and Bill have made it their life’s work to showcase ways to incorporate these plants in your garden.

Wander the many winding paths to explore garden rooms featuring everything from orchids and banana trees to native grasses and unusual perennials - truly one of the most amazing private gardens to be found on Eastern Long Island.

Dennis is co-author of Hot Plants for Cool Climates, Gardening with Tropical Plants in Temperate Zones, and Extraordinary Leaves with photographer Steven Green-Armytage.

Complete your tour with a local wine and cheese reception, sponsored by Martha Clara Vineyards.

$25/person, space is limited, reservations required. Rain date is Sunday, July 16.


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Jul 18, 2017
Lawn Care Tuesday
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Every Tuesday till October 31st

Working in partnership with Perfect Earth Project, Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics offers free lawn care advice every Tuesday afternoon at Bridge Gardens. Can’t make it to the Gardens on Tuesday? Feel free to email Paul at lawnexpert@peconiclandtrust.org with your questions.


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Jul 18, 2017
Lost Ladybug Search Continues
Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Trust and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFO) team up with Dr. Leslie Allee from Cornell University to search for “lost ladybugs.”

The composition of ladybug species in North America is changing, help us learn why. Native ladybugs – like the endangered nine-spotted ladybug, New York State’s official insect – were once very common but are now extremely rare while ladybugs from other parts of the world have greatly increased.

Help in Dr. Allee’s research by gently capturing ladybugs at the farm. Each will be identified and then released.

All ages welcome - children must be accompanied by a willing adult participant.

FREE! Rain date is Wednesday, July 19. Please park on Deep Lane and meet at the farmstand. For more information on the “Lost Ladybug Project” visit www.lostladybug.org.


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Jul 20, 2017
Botanicals with Watercolor and Colored Pencil
Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn to capture the garden's beauty on paper, guided by local botanical artist Barbara Stype.

You will experiment with color pencil and watercolor pencils as well as classic watercolor paints. The class will meet in the barn Thursday mornings in July and August to help you develop your artistic skills, all levels welcome.

Class size is limited to provide individual attention.

$20/class. Prepaid registration required, and a materials list will be provided for you to purchase supplies prior to class.


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Jul 21, 2017
Fridays at Six Music Night: Charles Certain and Friends
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

6:00 p.m. to Dusk

Looking for a place to start your weekend? Why not join us 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.

Admission is $15/person, free for Bridge Gardens members.


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Jul 22, 2017
Painting en plein air with Suzzanne Fokine
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Discover the artist within at this inspiring outdoor painting series!

Learn to capture the magic of East End light using your choice of medium: oils, acrylics, or watercolor paints. 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! Class dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26.

$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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Jul 22, 2017
Butterflies and Pollinators at the Farm
Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Have you ever wondered what kind of butterfly just flitted by? What’s the big deal about pollinators anyway?

Meet naturalist Erin Gettler, author of Birdwatcher's Digest Butterflies Backyard Guide and enjoy a walk around the fields and gardens of Quail Hill Farm to identify and admire mid-summer butterflies.

Learn more about preserving and improving habitat that supports them, along with the flowering plants that attract these beautiful pollinators to your garden.

Erin’s book will be available for purchase and signing during the program, provided by Canio’s Books of Sag Harbor.

$5/person, free to Quail Hill Farm members. Space is limited, reservations requested.


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Jul 25, 2017
Lawn Care Tuesday
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Every Tuesday till October 31st

Working in partnership with Perfect Earth Project, Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics offers free lawn care advice every Tuesday afternoon at Bridge Gardens. Can’t make it to the Gardens on Tuesday? Feel free to email Paul at lawnexpert@peconiclandtrust.org with your questions.


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Jul 27, 2017
Botanicals with Watercolor and Colored Pencil
Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Learn to capture the garden's beauty on paper, guided by local botanical artist Barbara Stype.

You will experiment with color pencil and watercolor pencils as well as classic watercolor paints. The class will meet in the barn Thursday mornings through August to help you develop your artistic skills, all levels welcome.

Class size is limited to provide individual attention.

$20/class. Prepaid registration required, and a materials list will be provided for you to purchase supplies prior to class.


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Jul 28, 2017
Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy a guided walk paired with a local beverage at this summer series!

This month’s beverage partner is Macari Vineyard – come enjoy a glass of their delicious local wine before setting off with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch to explore.

In July, the perennial beds and borders are ablaze in color, the vegetable garden is abundant, and the cool shade of large specimen trees is a blessing. Be sure to visit the Spanish-style knot garden featuring culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile and dyeing herbs, spend time at the gazing pool, or gain tips from Rick about enjoying fresh vegetables from the garden.

$20/person, $10/Bridge Gardens Member. Space is limited, reservations required.


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Jul 29, 2017
Painting en plein air with Suzzanne Fokine
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Discover the artist within at this inspiring outdoor painting series!

Learn to capture the magic of East End light using your choice of medium: oils, acrylics, or watercolor paints. 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! Class dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26.

$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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