Past Events

North Fork Fresh

North Fork Fresh 2017

Saturday, June 17 2017 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North Fork Fresh 2017 was a grand (and delicious) time for all who attended. Thanks to our event committee, especially co-chairs Sandra Saiegh and Mike Ventura, as well as all of our volunteers and donors, for making this year a...

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Lecture: Long Island Vegetable Factory

Saturday, February 3 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for a lecture by Amy Folk, archivist and historian, on the history of the Hallock farm. Although the Hallock farm no longer exists, its history is deeply woven into the history of Orient Village. Old Point Schoolhouse, Village...

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Oysterpond goes to Houseman 2018

Tuesday, February 6 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
You are invited to the 3rd Annual OHS Members' Dinner, A Night on the Town: Oysterponds Goes to Houseman February 6th, 6-9pm 508 Greenwich Street, NYC 212.641.0654 If you can't make the Houseman Dinner, please consider purchasing raffle tickets! You...

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Bayman's Bounty: The Flavor and History of the Peconic Bay Scallop

Saturday, March 3 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
If you've ever wondered how the marine environment affects the flavor of Peconic Bay's most beloved bivalve, then you're in luck. Culinary historian Charity Robey - who first presented her research on the Peconic Bay scallop at the 2017 Oxford...

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Lecture: Psalms & Boiled Bread

Saturday, April 7 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harold House, musicologist, delivers a lecture on music at the time of the Puritans and the new age, at the Old Point Schoolhouse on Village Lane in Orient.

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Family Workshop: Herb and Flower Planting

Saturday, May 26 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Drianne Benner of North Fork Flower Farm and Jeri Woodhouse of A Taste of the North Fork will lead this fun family workshop on planting in a raised garden bed. Get your hands in the dirt and plant a kitchen...

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Opening Reception for Exhibitions

Sunday, May 27 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us at the opening of seven new exhibitions at OHS with an informal talk by our curator, Bill McNaught, followed by a reception on the Village House patio. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibitions open May...

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Lecture: Oysters in Early Manhattan - Colonial Trade Artifacts

Saturday, June 2 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at Poquatuck Hall for a fascinating exploration of the role of the oyster in early Manhattan trade, race and colonialism. Chris Pickerell, Long Island ceramics expert, will discuss oyster jars made in Manhattan and discovered off of the coast...

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North Fork Fresh 2018

Saturday, June 16 2018 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who helped make North Fork Fresh possible! It was an incredible evening. Thank you so much to all of our guests, to Co-Chairs Sandra Saiegh and Michael Ventura, and to Committee members Karin Constant...

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Artisan Basket Workshop

Saturday, June 23 2018 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Make a utensil basket with natural materials that you’ll use all summer long! Woven of reed, with wood detail. All supplies provided. Learn about the long history and various basket types, and be sure to check out examples from the...

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Heritage Day 2018

Sunday, July 1 2018 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for our annual Heritage Day celebrations! Parade starting at noon at the Civil War Monument on Village Lane, followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Old Point Schoolhouse. Then hot dogs, music, and games...

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Drawing Workshop, Session 1

Saturday, July 14 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk will lead classes for all levels on the practice of drawing from observation using pencil on paper. Supplies provided by OHS. Register here.

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Needle Felted Hotpad Workshop

Saturday, July 21 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Explore needle felting, and make a hot pad with your work. This craft requires no prior skills. Needle felting is fun, easy, relaxing and appropriate for ages 10 to 110. "Needle felting" is a technique using one or more felting...

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OHS Kids 2018: How Corny Is This?

Saturday, July 28 2018
Fun for the whole family, centered around our summer exhibitions. All ages welcome! Join us all summer long for children's activities at the Old Point Schoolhouse! Fun crafts and projects for children and families accompanying our main summer exhibition. All...

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Drawing Workshop, Session 2

Saturday, July 28 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk will lead classes for all levels on the practice of drawing from observation using pencil on paper. Supplies provided by OHS. Register here.

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Summer Benefit and Art Auction 2018

Saturday, August 4 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thank you to all of our event attendees, artists, and donors for making this year's Benefit a tremendous success. Photos coming soon! Visit Our Art Auction Page View The Maritime Collection Conservation Fund Summer Benefit Committee Catherine Craig-Chaudhuri, Chair Adrian...

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Lecture: Silversmithing on Long Island

Saturday, September 29 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us at Poquatuck Hall for an exploration of metal working in early America, including a discussion of several Long Island smiths. Silversmith Steve Smithers will discuss the history of silversmithing and the important role the noble metals played in...

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Oysterponds Fall Festival

Saturday, October 27 2018 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Seasonal activities for the whole family, followed by Trick or Treating down Village Lane.

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Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 17 2018 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Current members of the Oysterponds Historical Society are invited to our Annual Meeting at Poquatuck Hall on November 17th at 10:30am. The program will include an overview of 2018, a preview of events and programming for 2019, voting on our...

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Beach Plum Holiday Shop 2018

Saturday, November 24 2018 - Sunday, December 9 2018
New and vintage holiday decorations, OHS publications and merchandise, and Oysterponds ephemera are all for sale at the annual Beach Plum Holiday Shop in the Old Point Schoolhouse. Open Saturdays and Sundays, November 24 through December 9.

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Holiday House Tour 2018

Saturday, December 8 2018 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for our annual tour through Orient and East Marion private homes decorated for the holiday season, as well as the Orient Congregational Church and Village House. Houses included: Village House, the Terry-Mulford House, the William Steeple Davis House...

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Webb House Holiday Party 2018

Saturday, December 8 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thank you to all who made the 2018 Webb House Holiday Party a great success, especially our volunteers and committee members. EJ Camp & Chris Scott Morton Co-Chairs Cate Shainker, Leslie Cohen, Robin Mayer, Jeanne Markel, Angela Meredith Jones, Keith...

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Winter Sings!

Sunday, December 9 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our holiday celebrations come to a close with a musical gathering for all ages. Holiday songs, filled with new tunes and old favorites, will be performed by the Peconic Landing Ukulele Club. Audience members are invited to sing along and...

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Oysterponds Goes to Houseman

Tuesday, January 29 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
You are invited to the 4th Annual OHS Members’ Dinner, A Night on the Town: Oysterponds Goes to Houseman January 29th, 6-9pm 508 Greenwich Street, NYC 212.641.0654 If you can’t make the Houseman Dinner, please consider purchasing raffle tickets! You...

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Countdown to Summer at the Halyard

Saturday, April 13 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us at the Halyard in Greenport for a summer preview cocktail party for Oysterponds Historical Society. Enjoy food prepared by their new chef, Stephan Bogardus, in a setting like none other on the North Fork. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and...

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Kids Activities in the Schoolhouse

Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, September 29
Fun for the whole family, centered around our summer exhibitions. All ages welcome! Join us all summer long for children's activities at the Old Point Schoolhouse! Fun crafts and projects for children and families accompanying our main summer exhibition. All...

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North Fork Fresh

Saturday, June 15 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Celebrate the beginning of summer with a wonderful selection from the agricultural bounty of the North Fork. At this lively event, the community comes together to sample delicious food from local restaurants, farmers, and chefs along with wines and special...

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Bike Decorating for Heritage Day

Saturday, June 29 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Accessorize bicycles, tricycles, strollers and pets for Heritage Day 2019. An all-out decorating extravaganza with décor provided for children and adults alike to accessorize their favorite sets of wheels or four legged friends for the Heritage Day Parade. Time: 10...

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Heritage Day

Sunday, June 30 | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Join us for our annual parade at the Civil War Monument on Village Lane, followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Old Point Schoolhouse. Then enjoy hot dogs, music, and games at Poquatuck Park. All are...

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An Introduction to Weaving with Ellen Zimmerman

Saturday, July 13 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ellen will lead a hands-on workshop in which participants will learn the basics of weaving including (but not limited to) the vocabulary of weaving and the uses of various types of weaving tools and looms. The registration fee includes a...

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