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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Long Island Vegetable Factory

Saturday, February 3 | 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 | 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 | 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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Psalms & Boiled Bread

Saturday, April 7 | 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 | 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 | 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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Oysters in Early Manhattan: Colonial Trade Artifacts

Saturday, June 2 | 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 | 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 | 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

Sunday, July 1 | 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. The hot dogs, music, and games...

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Drawing Workshop, Session 1

Saturday, July 14 | 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 | 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
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

Saturday, November 24 - Sunday, December 9
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

Saturday, December 8 | 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. Ticket pick up and purchase at the Orient Congregational Church starting at...

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Webb House Holiday Party

Saturday, December 8 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Celebrate the holidays at the historic Webb House, an 18th-century tavern full of period furnishings and artwork from the OHS collections. Festive decorations and delicious holiday fare welcome you to this elegant year-end party. Tickets: $50 (Individual) $75 (Friend) $200...

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Winter Sings!

Sunday, December 9 | 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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