Community Programs and Events

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

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. Then hot dogs, music, and games at Poquatuck Park. All are welcome, free and open to the public.

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An Introduction to Weaving with Ellen Zimmerman

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 small two-harness table loom and materials for each participant to take home. OHS-owned four-harness table looms will be available for […]

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Roundtable: A New Wave of Modern Architecture on the North Fork

Join Architectural Historian Barry Bergdoll and invited architects for a talk/discussion on “New Wave of Architecture on the North Fork.” Barry will be accompanied by participating architects Joseph Allen, Hideaki Ariizumi, Glynis Berry, Richard Gluckman, Bill Ryall, Carl Shelton, and Allan Wexler.

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Lecture: The USMS Georgia

John Holzapfel, educator and past OHS President, will tell the tale of the Mail Ship Georgia and its beautifully crafted seven-foot model. The story will weave together the shipyard of Smith and Dimon on the lower East River, the delivery of mail to the West Coast of the United States via the Panama route, the success of a local Oysterponds […]

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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 30 through December 15. Thank you to our 2018 participating artists: Joan Berglund, Randee Daddona, Frances Liburt, David Troncoso, Laura Westlake, and Amy Worth,

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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. Ticket pick up and purchase at the Orient Congregational Church starting at 11:30am the morning of the tour.

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