Community Programs and Events

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

“What Do You Sea?” Parts I & II

In conjunction with the exhibition Ship Portraits, this two-part program is for kids ages 4 to 12. On August 24, children accompanied by a parent will meet at Poquatuck Park for drawing and water coloring on the beach. This event starts at 10am and ends at 12pm. On August 31, children accompanied by a parent will meet at Young’s Road […]

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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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Rum Running: Talk and Tasting with Historian Amy Folk

In Hotels and Inns of the North Fork (2009), co-authors Amy Folk and Geoffrey Fleming fix their historian’s lens on the subject of Rum Running. During Prohibition times, our local small ports were a favorite stop on the Rumrunner’s map, contributing to the ‘leisure industry’ of the day. Amy will share stories based on archival research; mixologist Paul Monahan of […]

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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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