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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Jun 3, 2017
Painting en plein air with Suzzanne Fokine
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell La, Bridgehampton

12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Discover the artist within you 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.

Beginners to accomplished painters welcome! Class dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24.

$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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Jun 6, 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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Jun 9, 2017
SOLD OUT: Kayak and Picnic Under the Full Moon
Bridge Lane, Sagaponack

6:30-9:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT.

Bring your picnic and join us for a relaxing 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 we paddle across to the beach, pull up the boats, and enjoy our picnic as the moon rises overhead.

Learn more about the plants and wildlife from Mike along with the land conservation stories accomplished nearby from our Project Manager Kim Quarty, and then paddle back by the light of 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.


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Jun 10, 2017
Organic Rose Care, Step 2
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell La, Bridgehampton

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

It is possible to grow and manage roses organically. Join us for our rose series and find out how.

This workshop, the second in our rose care series, offers an overview of pruning strategies for all varieties of roses. Led by Garden Manager Rick Bogusch and Paul Wagner, owner of Greener Pastures Organics, you’ll learn proper pruning techniques specific to different kinds of roses, timely organic soil and pest treatments, and proper sanitation of cuttings to ensure optimum health of your roses.

Save the date for the final workshop in the series when we wrap up on November 11 with tips on how to put your roses to bed for the dormant season.

Program co-sponsored by Perfect Earth Project.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations requested. Rain or shine.


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Jun 10, 2017
Painting en plein air with Suzzanne Fokine
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell La, Bridgehampton

12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Discover the artist within you 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.

Beginners to accomplished painters welcome! Class dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24.

$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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Jun 13, 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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Jun 17, 2017
Painting en plein air with Suzzanne Fokine
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell La, Bridgehampton

12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Discover the artist within you 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.

Beginners to accomplished painters welcome! Class dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24.

$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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Jun 17, 2017
Breeding Birds of the North Fork
Edwards Farm Preserve, 36960 Main Rd, Orient

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

This time of year offers the chance to see a wide variety of birds settling in after migration.

Join us for a walk with North Fork Audubon Society member Rick Kedenburg as we look for breeding birds at one of the Trust’s newest preserves.

The 20+ acre Edwards Preserve has farmland, bordered by woodland, and includes a fresh water pond as well as salt marsh and open bay views. With such a varied landscape, you may see blue winged or yellow warblers, great egret, great blue heron, seaside sparrows, tree and barn swallows, peregrine falcon, and much more.

Bring binoculars or birding scope and wear sturdy shoes for this farm, woodland and seaside location. $5/person, reservations requested. Rain cancels.


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Jun 17, 2017
Designing and Planting a Container Garden
Summerhill Landscapes, 6 Shore Rd, Sag Harbor

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Please join us for a fun, hands-on workshop to learn some new ideas for your patio pots!

Summerhill’s knowledgeable staff will discuss and demonstrate a variety of designs for plant containers perfectly suited for the home and garden. You’ll learn how the use of different containers and plants can create interest through color and texture, as well as tips for maintenance to keep them looking their best.

Bring your container – up to 20” across – and select from a variety of healthy plants and good 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.


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Jun 20, 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, June 20th: Common turf insects and their control

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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Jun 24, 2017
Organic Lawn Care, Step 2
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell La, Bridgehampton

10:00 - 11:30 am

Organic lawn care can work for you!

This second workshop in our organic lawn care series, led by Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics, will show you how to keep the organic lawn growing green and also cover best practices for weed control through the summer.

Critical to the success of any lawn care program is proper watering, and Paul will explain best practices for summer irrigation to ensure deep root growth of your lawn.

This workshop series, in partnership with Perfect Earth Project, continues on September 16.

$5/person, free to Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited, reservations are requested. Rain or shine.


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Jun 24, 2017
Painting en plein air with Suzzanne Fokine
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell La, Bridgehampton

12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Discover the artist within you 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.

Beginners to accomplished painters welcome! Class dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24.

$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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Jun 24, 2017
Citizen Scientist-A Call for Action Book Talk and Signing
South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Tpke, Bridgehampton

3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Citizen science might just be our last, best chance to fight extinction. But is there really hope for threatened species?

Please join us at SoFo to meet Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of "Citizen Scientist, Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction," published by Workman Publishing, to hear this call to action, and get a blueprint for the future.

Learn Mary Ellen’s story and how you can help slow today’s mass extinction of creatures great and small. Hannibal will read excerpts from Citizen Scientist followed by a Q & A. Reception and light refreshments will follow.

This program is in partnership with the South Fork Natural History Museum. Free, space is limited, reservations required. Rain or shine.


Jun 25, 2017
The Future of Farming: A New Lease on Farmland
350 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Amagansett Food Institute (AFI) will be holding the first in a series of discussions on the future of farming on the East End of Long Island. The panel will discuss: programs to assist farmers in obtaining land through purchase or lease; opportunities for community at large can continue to support farming and farm preservation on the East End of Long Island.

Panelist include:

Kevin Egolf – Co-Founder and Manager, Local Farms Fund

Herb Stroebel – Executive Director, Hallockville Museum Far; Owner + Farmer, Three Dairy Farm.

Jessie Marcus – Project Associate of conservation Planning, Peconic Land Trust.

The event is free for those in the farming community, we ask those in the general public for nominal donation to support our community programs. Please register in advance by emailing info@amagansettfoodinstitute.org as space is limited.


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Jun 27, 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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Jun 30, 2017
Fridays at Four Tasting and Tour
Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell La, Bridgehampton

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Start your weekend at the first in our summer series of monthly guided walks featuring a local beverage partner!

Winemaker Miguel Martin of Palmer Vineyards of Riverhead, one of the North Fork’s original vineyards, will pour a glass of his delicious wine before we set off for a walk with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch.

Enjoy the heavenly scent of the roses in the rose rondel, including hybrid teas, grandiflora and floribunda, antique and climbing roses in their June splendor.

Explore the Spanish-style knot garden featuring culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile and dyeing herbs. Learn more about the many perennials throughout the garden, spend time at the gazing pool, or gain tips from Rick at the expanded vegetable garden.

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


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