Community Events, Programs, Lectures

Virtual Lecture – “The High Line: Lessons for Gardeners”

Saturday, June 26 | 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Saturday, June 26th, 10am.   The High Line is a jewel of a NYC destination garden. The 1 ½ mile-long elevated linear park, greenway, and rail-trail created on former freight train tracks on the West Side of Manhattan, opened to great fanfare in 2009.   Native plants and grasses have been used to create a green oasis in the middle […]

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Heritage Day 2021

Sunday, July 4 | 12:00 pm

Sunday, July 4th, 12 noon.   The progenitor of Heritage Day, Oysterponds native-son Augustus Griffin, began a tradition of the reading of the Declaration of Independence every July 4th. Many years later, that simple ceremony has grown into Heritage Day—an annual celebration where the community comes together to honor this great country of ours and, especially, Oysterponds.   The program […]

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Concert on the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn: Jim Preston & Nelson Bogart

Wednesday, July 7 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, July 7th, 7pm.   Jim Preston and Nelson Bogart’s ability to weave life events and conversation into their music delights their audiences.  Jim, a late-life-comer to performances, and Nelson, a life-long professional, blend acoustic rock and trop-rock to create wonderful listening experiences in waterfront bars, barns, and living rooms. You and your ears will be glad to greet them.

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Baseball on the North Fork – Roundtable Discussion

Saturday, July 10 | 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Saturday, July 10th, 10am.   Tom Dyja and Billy Hands, co-curators of the “Home Teams: Baseball on the North Fork” exhibition in the Old Point Schoolhouse, will lead a Roundtable Discussion on the schoolhouse lawn, modeled on 2020’s highly successful Ice Boating Roundtable.

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Concert on the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn: Sam & Tom

Wednesday, July 14 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, July 14th, 7pm   North Fork favorite father-son duo Sam Shaffery (mandolin) and Tom Shaffery (African drums) have been performing jazz-influenced modern and traditional Americana on Eastern Long Island since 2015.   Tom has been playing African drums since the early 1970s, having studied under the late great Nigerian drummer, Babatunde Olatunji.   Sam has developed a unique style […]

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A Moveable Feast – Picnic in Poquatuck Park

Saturday, July 17 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 17th, 1pm.   OHS hosts A Moveable Feast, a picnic in Poquatuck Park, offering a delectable choice of gourmet boxed meals, available for take-away or as a conveniently pre-packaged picnic basket!   OHS Members: $60 Non-Members: $75   ​Gourmet Boxed Lunches by Grace & Grit Caterers (each box serves two people), includes a bottle of wine and cookies!  […]

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Baseball Movie Night: “A League of Their Own”

Wednesday, July 21 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesday, July 21st, 8pm.   OHS’s “Baseball Movie Night” features a film celebrating America’s pastime: “A League of Their Own, ” starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, and Rosie O’Donnell.   On the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn (1555 Village Lane in Orient)–bring a blanket or a lawn chair and a big bag of popcorn!

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NY Mutuals Vintage Baseball game vs. Oysterponds Residents

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

Sunday, July 25th @ 2pm.   ‘Cause it’s root, root, root for the home team! The New York Mutuals Baseball Club fields a team in authentic replica uniforms and plays a an actual nine-inning game using replica equipment. Following the game, they give the children in the audience a chance to play and swing a bat in a game called […]

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Baseball Movie Night: “Field of Dreams”

Wednesday, July 28 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesday, July 28th, 8pm.   OHS’s “Baseball Movie Night” features a film celebrating America’s pastime: “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan, Burt Lancaster, and Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson.   On the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn (1555 Village Lane in Orient)–bring a blanket or a lawn chair and a big bag of popcorn!

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Concert on the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn: Stephen Sanfilippo

Saturday, July 31 | 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Sunday, August 1st @10am.   “A Pearl for Oysterponds” – The Unique Sea Song Repertoire of Stephen Sanfilippo – appropriate for audiences of all ages.   For nearly 50 years, Stephen Sanfilippo, a 5th generation Long Islander, has researched and performed the historic songs of Long Islander’s maritime and coastal life, from whaling, fishing, piracy, and shipwreck, to lighthouses, work […]

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Concert on the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn: The Mudflats

Wednesday, August 4 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, August 4th, 7pm.   Oysterponds favorites, The Mudflats (comprised of fiddles, banjo, mandolin, guitar, upright bass, and drums), are a twin-fiddle fusion of traditional American music. The band is inspired by the creative melting pot that grew out of the southern Appalachian region–where the Celtic fiddle met the rhythms of the African banjo. The Mudflats create an original sound, […]

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Magic Show with Amore

Wednesday, August 11 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 11th, 7pm.   Incredible, mind-boggling, and extraordinary are just a few words used to describe celebrated Long Island magician Amore. With over 25 years of professional magic experience entertaining America’s largest companies and world-famous celebrities and appearing on numerous TV shows, it’s no wonder Amore is one of New York’s most in-demand magicians.

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Baseball Movie Night: “Bad News Bears”

Wednesday, August 18 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesday, August 18th, 8pm.   [Note that this event is tenentively-scheduled; make sure to check back here for confirmation that it is happening.]   OHS’s “Baseball Movie Night” features a film celebrating America’s pastime: “Bad News Bears,” starring Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neal, Vic Morrow, and Jackie Earl Haley.   On the Old Point Schoolhouse Lawn (1555 Village Lane in Orient)–bring […]

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2nd Annual Secret Postcard Project

Friday, August 20 | 5:00 pm

In 2020, the pandemic forced all not-for-profits to think outside of the box in terms of fundraising events. OHS chose to go forward with a new outreach: we invited the entire community to anonymously submit illustrated postcards to be auctioned off online.   Last year’s online auction succeeded beyond our wildest dreams; it raised valuable funds that went a long […]

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Parrish Road Show: Darlene Charneco – Symbiosome Schoolhouse

Saturday, August 28 | 11:00 am - Sunday, October 24 | 5:00 pm

August 28th – October 24th   Admission is FREE for OHS members and $10 for non-member adults, which grants same-day access to all OHS buildings & exhibitions.   For its 2021 Road Show, Water Mill, NY’s Parrish Art Museum has invited mixed-media artist Darlene Charneco to create a site-specific exhibition, Symbiosome Schoolhouse, at OHS’s Old Point Schoolhouse.   Ms. Charneco […]

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