Programs and Events

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 garden! Perfect for children ages 5-10. Reserve your space now by calling (631) 323-2480 or emailing us at

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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 26 through September 30

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Children’s Activities at the Schoolhouse

Monday, May 28 - Sunday, September 30

Family and Youth Program, Memorial Day through September during Exhibition Hours 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 are welcome, free and open to the public.

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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 Ivory Coast.

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North Fork Fresh

Saturday, June 16 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

TICKETS NOW ON SALE Celebrate the beginning of summer with a wonderful selection from the agricultural bounty of the North Fork! At this casual event, the community comes together to sample delicious food from local restaurants, farmers, and chefs along with wines and special desserts. Let’s kick off summer 2018 and celebrate 15 YEARS OF NORTH FORK FRESH together! Highlights include: […]

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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 OHS collection on exhibition. $35 per participant. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. Carol Losquardo, a long-time resident of […]

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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 at Poquatuck Park. All are welcome, free and open to the public.

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Drawing Workshop, Session 1

Saturday, July 14 | 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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.

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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 needles and fiber (roving) to create flat felt or felt sculpture. Needle felting is a relatively new craft developed in […]

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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.

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Summer Benefit and Art Auction

Saturday, August 4

This elegant outdoor gala is the premier event of the summer, bringing together a wide audience drawn by the participation of extraordinary artists who live in Orient, East Marion and the North Fork and generously donate their work to benefit OHS. Enjoy elegant appetizers, cocktails, and wines with good friends while bidding on stunning works of art and unique experiences. […]

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Oysterponds Fall Festival

Sunday, October 28

Seasonal activities for the whole family, followed by Trick or Treating down Village Lane.

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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

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Holiday Party

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.

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