Community Programs and Events

These and other events in the area can be found on the Orient and East Marion Community Events Calendar.

Opening Reception for Exhibitions

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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Oysters in Early Manhattan: Colonial Trade Artifacts

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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Artisan Basket Workshop

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

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

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

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

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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Beach Plum Holiday Shop

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

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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