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 July/August 2017 and September through December editions are available now.

Please check the calendar below for all updates.

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Aug 1, 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, August 1st: Summer turf stress relief

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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Aug 1, 2017 Aug 1, 2017
Seedtime: Author Talk with Scott Chaskey
Riverhead Public Library

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Scott Chaskey, Director of the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm, will read from his most recent book, Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics, and Promise of Seeds and discuss the history, lore, and importance of seeds through the ages. A poet and farmer, Scott has worked the land at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett for a quarter century and oversees the Trust’s CSA there – one of the longest running community support agriculture operations in the United States. Copies of Scott’s book will be available for purchase that day – or bring yours for signing.

FREE! Reservations requested.


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Aug 3, 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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Aug 5, 2017
Historical Dive Sites of New Suffolk
Case's Place at the Galley Ho, Corner of New Suffolk Ave and First Street, New

10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m.

The waters surrounding Long Island are home to literally hundreds of undiscovered and unidentified shipwrecks and associated artifacts. Join us for a journey “under the sea” to explore two local sites going back to the 19th century: America's first Submarine Base, circa 1899, located in New Suffolk, and the seventy-four gun “ship of the line” warship, USS Ohio, sunk in 1884 in Greenport Harbor. Local diver Robert Auteri will share interesting historical information, pictures, and several artifacts that he personally recovered from each site.

FREE! To reserve, please call 631-566-0806 or email NewSuffolkFund@gmail.com. Program is co-hosted by the Trust and the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund and sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce.


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Aug 5, 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! Summer series class dates continue on August 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.


Aug 6, 2017
Through Farms and Fields
White Cap Farm, Horsemill La, Water Mill

4:00 pm

Your summer could not be complete without joining the Trust for our annual benefit event, this year hosted by John L. and Evelyn Halsey along with Amy and Austin Halsey-Cohn and Jenn and Craig Halsey Dupree.

You will sip award-winning wines by Martha Clara Vineyards and savor a late afternoon country supper prepared by the talented chefs of The Art of Eating while enjoying panoramic views of Mecox Bay and the ripening apple orchard of White Cap Farm. This year, the Trust will honor the conservation ethic of Kathleen King, with her brother Richie King as Master of Ceremonies.

Enjoy an auction of special items sure to tickle your fancy, and tap your toes to our musical entertainment, provided by the John Ludlow Trio with a special performance by Julia King!

Tickets available starting at $350, and sponsorships welcome. For more information, please contact Robin Harris at RHarris@PeconicLandTrust.org or call the Trust at 631.283.3195. Tickets may also be purchased online at PeconicLandTrust.org/farms_fields.


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Aug 8, 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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Aug 9, 2017
Sunset Paddle and Picnic
End of Northwest Landing Road, East Hampton

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Sunset Paddle is SOLD OUT. However, a wait list is in place if you wish to be added, please contact the Trust.

Bring your picnic and plan to join us for an evening paddle led by wildlife biologist Mike Bottini through scenic Northwest Creek and Northwest Harbor, and along the bluffs of Barcelona Neck State Forest Preserve. Learn about the history and ecology of this area, including the origin of the “place names” we’ll pass along the way, and the recent recolonization of this waterway by river otters. Enjoy your picnic when we pull up on the beach, and bask in the sunset before heading back to our starting point.

Limited space available, pre-paid registration required. Rentals available: 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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Aug 10, 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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Aug 10, 2017
Who Lives Under the Sea?
Ed Warner Marine Park, south end of Ponquogue Bridge, Hampton Bays

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bring your children to the Town Park, located just over the Ponquogue Bridge, and explore life under the sea! Meet the educators from the NY State DEC for a presentation on marine life, enjoy a craft activity, 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.


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Aug 11, 2017
The Summer Kitchen
Agricultural Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Looking for ideas for enjoying your vegetable garden’s seemingly endless bounty? Then join us in the barn when we host Emilie Zaweski of The Farmer’s Kitchen. Emilie will demonstrate how easy it is to cook healthy, locally grown summer produce and will offer samples of several delicious dishes prepared as you watch. Recipes provided!

$15/person, space is limited, prepaid reservations are required.


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Aug 12, 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! Summer series class dates continue on August 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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Aug 12, 2017
Pollinators and the Plants They Love
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pollinators, including all manner of bees, wasps, and butterflies, play a critical role in horticulture and are very active in Bridge Garden’s 4-quadrant herb bed, especially in August. Learn more about the rich variety found on Long Island, and what plants attract them, at this walk with Jim Ash, Vice President of the South Fork Natural History Museum and Garden Manager Rick Bogusch. Jim, a well known local naturalist and butterfly expert brings many years of experience to his focus on Long Island's environment.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations required. Rain date Saturday, August 19.


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Aug 15, 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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Aug 17, 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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Aug 18, 2017
Fridays at Six Music in the Garden
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

6:00 p.m. to Dusk

Enjoy a glorious summer evening at our second 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.

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


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Aug 19, 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! Summer series class dates continue on August 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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Aug 22, 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, August 22nd: Lawn renovation strategies for the fall

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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Aug 24, 2017
Botanicals with Watercolor and Colored Pencil
Ag Center at Charnews Farm, 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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Aug 25, 2017
Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Plan to join us for our final late afternoon garden walk in our summer series in which we pair with a local beverage producer. Meet Ron Goerler of Jamesport Vineyards and enjoy a glass of his delicious local wine before we set off with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch to explore the garden. In August, the perennial beds and borders are at their fullest, the vegetable garden is overflowing, and the cool shade of large specimen trees is a blessing. You’ll visit the Spanish-style four-quadrant knot garden which features a vast array of culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile and dyeing herbs, and stop at several large vegetable plots from which Rick sources all manner of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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


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Aug 26, 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! Summer series class concludes on August 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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Aug 29, 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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Aug 31, 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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