2022 Exhibitions, Events & Programs

Old Point Schoolhouse Exhibition – Casting a Wide Net: Fishing on the North Fork

Saturday, May 28 | 11:00 am - Sunday, September 25 | 5:00 pm

A new exhibition in the Old Point Schoolhouse, drawn from OHS’s exceptional collection, explores the dynamic history of fishing in Orient and East Marion, with a focus on the hard work and resourcefulness of those who have harvested our waters, from the people of the Algonquian Nation to today’s Peconic baymen. Will include an examination of the importance of menhaden, […]

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2022 Village House Exhibitions

Saturday, May 28 | 11:00 am - Sunday, September 25 | 5:00 pm

Six all-new Village House Exhibitions for Summer 2022, curated by William McNaught (except where noted):  “Oysterponds at Work (Photography Exhibition)”; “A Maritime Miscellany”; “Works on Paper”; “World War I”; “Primary Sources”; “small”  (Charles Dean, curator).   Click here for detailed descriptions.   Hours are Fridays 2 to 5pm; Saturdays 11am to 5pm; and Sundays 2pm to 5pm.   Admission for […]

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“Oysters Return to Oysterponds” Roundtable Talk

Saturday, June 11 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Phil Mastrangelo, Brian Tuthill, and Reg Tuthill, principals of the Oysterponds Shellfish Company, will lead a discussion and a follow-up Q&A session about how Reg Tuthill and John Holzapfel’s 2001 aquaculture science project gave birth to a robust business that is now producing–and distributing nationwide–oysters of the highest quality and freshness.   A limited number of folding chairs […]

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Oysterponds Garden Tour

Saturday, June 18 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  Experience the sights and scents of a select group of beautiful gardens in Orient Village and East Marion!   Purchase your tickets in advance here.   OHS Members: $40 per person Non-Members: $50 per person   Once you have purchased your tickets, pick up your map/info packet anytime between 12:30 and 3pm on the day of the event (June […]

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Lunch (and recess) at the Schoolhouse

Saturday, June 25 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join friends, neighbors and family on the Old Point Schoolhouse lawn! Bring a blanket or a couple of lawn chairs and celebrate summer with OHS!   Live music will be performed from noon to 2pm by singer-songwriter and North Fork favorite Julia King.   Each ticket entitles you to a bottle of Lenz wine, two (2) lunches of your choice […]

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Webb House Maritime Exhibition

Saturday, July 2 | 2:00 pm - Sunday, September 25 | 5:00 pm

Given the Oysterponds community’s historical connection and proximity to the sea, it is no wonder that OHS’s collection abounds with significant artwork and artifacts that have to do with ships, seafaring, whaling, etc. This permanent exhibition, on the 2nd floor of Webb House, is a compelling distillation of the many noteworthy maritime-related items in our collection; it features 16 of […]

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Heritage Day 2022

Sunday, July 3 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 13th annual Heritage Day program will start with a parade down 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 a bagpiper will lead […]

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Family Night on the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn: “The Mudflats” in concert – FREE!

Wednesday, July 6 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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 […]

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2nd Annual NY Mutuals vs. Oysterponders Vintage Baseball Game

Saturday, July 23 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An exciting vintage baseball contest between the powerful visiting NY Mutuals and an imposing assembled squad of Oysterponds hard-ballers will take place on the storied Oysterponds Elementary School Ball Grounds. A large and partisan crowd, primed to cheer on their hometown boys, is expected.

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Family Night on the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn: FREE movie

Wednesday, July 27 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Details tbd.   On the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn (1555 Village Lane in Orient). Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, bug spray, and a picnic–or least a family-size box of Mild Duds and big bag of popcorn!

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OHS Summer Benefit

Saturday, August 6 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our Signature Event of the Summer Returns to beautiful Poquatuck Park!   Delicious BBQ, plus beer, wine, specialty cocktails, lemonade, sweet tea, and dessert. There’ll be an exciting auction featuring fabulous art and compelling experiences, PLUS…   The highlight of the evening will be Square Dancing in the Park featuring legendary caller Chart Guthrie and the Dance All Night Band. […]

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Family Night on the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn: Magic Show with Amore – FREE!

Wednesday, August 17 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Incredible, mind-boggling, and extraordinary are just a few words used to describe celebrated Long Island magician Amore, who mesmerized a rapt Oysterponds audience last summer. With over 25 years of professional magic experience, it’s no wonder Amore is one of New York’s most in-demand magicians.   Bring a blanket or a lawnchair, bug spray, and a picnic!   Your generous […]

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Recreational Fishing Roundtable Talk

Saturday, August 20 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Recreational Fishing Roundtable Talk on the Old Point Schoolhouse lawn, led by Michael Ventura. Michael will be joined by Chef Ned Baldwin and surf casting guru Jesse Gordon. Q&A to follow.   Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.   This talk is designed to complement the exhibition currently in the Old Point Schoolhouse, “Casting a Wide Net: Fishing on […]

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Halloween Celebration 2022

Saturday, October 29 | 6:00 pm - Sunday, October 30 | 9:00 pm

Join us for a Oysterponds Halloween Celebration!   Let’s light up the Old Point Schoolhouse lawn with your creatively-carved pumpkins!   (1) Pick up your pumpkin (they’ll be lined up on the side brick patio of Village House (1555 Village Ln., Orient).   (2) Carve your pumpkin.   (3) Return your masterpiece to the Old Point Schoolhouse lawn by noon […]

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OHS’s Beach Plum Holiday Shop

Saturday, November 26 | 10:00 am - Sunday, December 18 | 4:00 pm

Oysterponds Historical Society’s ever-popular Beach Plum Holiday Shop is open again this year. There’s something for everyone… unique gifts, decorations, ornaments, traditional crafts, games, and OHS merchandise are just some of the fantastic items that are available for purchase.   Proceeds directly support OHS’s mission.      

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Winter Holiday Celebration!

Saturday, December 10 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    OHS cordially invites the Oysterponds community to a family-friendly Winter Holiday Celebration! All are welcome to come celebrate the season!   When: Saturday, December 10th Where: Old Point Schoolhouse (1555 Village Lane, Orient)   4:00pm – Children’s ornament decorating 5:00pm – Caroling, hot cider & cookies for adults and children 5:30pm – Tree & Menorah lighting   It’ll […]

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