14th Annual Heritage Day

Old Point Schoolhouse 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY

The tradition continues!  The 14th annual Heritage Day program will start with a parade* down Orient's Village Lane led by the Grand Marshal; followed by a welcome and invocation at the Old Point Schoolhouse; the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance; “God Bless America” sung by Franklin Mastrangelo; the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Oysterponds stalwarts; after which […]

Moby-Dick Reading Half-Marathon

Oysterponds Historical Society 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY, United States

Note: Saturday evening's ticketed Chowder & Biscuits + Sea Shanties Sing-a-Long event is sold out!   Avast ye Friends of Oysterponds! Be it known that on Friday, July 14th thru Sunday, July 16th Oysterponds Historical Society will celebrate all things Whale with its very first Moby-Dick Reading Half-Marathon! Along with dramatic readings from Herman Melville’s monumental novel spread out over […]

The Mudflats in Concert on the Schoolhouse Lawn – Free!

Old Point School House Lawn 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY

Oysterponds favorites, The Mudflats (comprised of fiddles, banjo, mandolin, guitar, upright bass, and drums), are a twin-fiddle fusion of traditional American music, inspired by the creative melting pot of music that grew out of the southern Appalachian region. The Mudflats’ original sound is guaranteed to touch the heart.   Bring a blanket or a lawnchair, bug spray, a picnic, and […]

2023 OHS Summer Benefit

Poquatuck Park Village Lane, Orient, NY

Tickets are no longer available online. If you’d like to attend, you must purchase ticket(s) in person, at the event.   The Oysterponds Historical Society Summer Benefit returns to one of the East End’s most beautiful settings—Poquatuck Park, overlooking Orient Harbor at sunset.   >>  An exciting LIVE auction!   >>  Delicious food & drink!   >>  Music and dancing […]

Screening of “Orient: Beyond the Expressway” video

Poquatuck Hall 1160 Skippers Ln., Orient, NY

Free!  Oysterponds Community Activities Inc. (OCA) presents: a screening of David Wald's 1989 video, “Orient: Beyond the Expressway.”   "Beyond the Expressway" tells a story of Orient from the perspective of residents who are living through changes to the local landscape and society. Relatives of those residents—including members of the Latham, Terry, and King families—will be on hand to provide […]

Berries for Birds

Old Point Schoolhouse 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY

FREE TALK:  "Berries for Birds: A Community Effort to Provide Habitat for Birds" - To address the concerning loss of habitat of native trees and shrubs that provide the calorie-rich berries migrating and overwintering birds need to survive, North Fork Audubon Society created its Berries for Birds initiative. Ellen Birenbaum's presentation reviews the science of co-evolution of native plants, insects […]

North Fork Art & Artists Exhibition & Sale

Old Point Schoolhouse 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY

The North Fork Art & Artists Exhibition & Sale is a celebration of local artists’ generous support of OHS over the years and of all that they give to our community. All works exhibited will be for sale.   When: Friday, September 29th, 11am – 5pm; Saturday, September 30th, 11am– 5pm; and Sunday, October 1st, 11am – 5pm Where: Old […]

Halloween Celebration 2023

Old Point School House Lawn 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY

Light up the Old Point Schoolhouse lawn with your creatively-carved pumpkins!  It's an Oysterponds Halloween Celebration!   In years past, Latham's Farm Stand has generously donated a bunch pumpkins for carving. Unfortunately, a very wet Orient fall has decimated their crop this year and they, regretably, aren't able to supply OHS with any pumpkins. So...   (1) This year we're […]

A Winter Holiday Celebration!

Old Point School House Lawn 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY

It's the most wonderful time of year! OHS cordially invites the Oysterponds community to a family-friendly Winter Holiday Celebration! All are welcome to come celebrate the season! It’ll be outdoors, so dress appropriately!   5:00pm: Caroling, hot cider & cookies for adults & children     5:30pm: Tree & menorah lighting     Your generous support allows OHS to present […]

Free Talk: “150 Years of Poquatuck Hall”

Poquatuck Hall 1160 Skippers Ln., Orient, NY

Poquatuck Hall is a vital gathering place whose past and present reflect the interests, concerns, and business of the community. John Holzapfel’s lecture will focus on the history of the need, origin, and construction of Poquatuck Hall, as well as provide a visual story of the social, historical, and other important events that this essential local hub has hosted since […]

Free Talk: “Ancient Native Artifacts of Eastern Long Island”

Old Point Schoolhouse 1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY

  Dr. Lucinda Hemmick and Ephraim Horowitz of the Southold Indian Museum will present a lecture on the ancient landscape of Orient and the Native People who once lived there. Explore 12,000 years of history, Algonquian culture and the landscape that changed from the Ice Age to the present day.   The technology of ancient hunting weapons, artifacts, maps, slides, […]

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