EVENTS 2021

 FLPG 2022 Calendar of Events

Special 25th Anniversary Events Shown in Red

Additions and Changes May Occur

SCHEDULING NOTICE:
Monday Monthly Meetings and the Sunday Place and Story Reading Group will meet on Zoom until the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center re-opens.
For all outdoor events, please dress appropriately for tick protection.

January

Monday, January 10 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, January 15 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Monday, January 17 – Full Wolf Moon Hike. 6:00-7:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Legend has it that native tribes related this moon to the nighttime howling of wolves. Join us to mark the first of the year’s full moons on this leisurely-paced hike through Vineyard Field’s open-field trails and, afterward some light refreshments and convivial conversation. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email:  greenbeltnews@aol.com. Leader: Jean Mc Dermott: 631-599-2391.

Saturday, January 22 – Hike to Truman Capote Stone. 10-11:30 a.m. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for a moderately-paced 3-mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Crooked Pond, Long Pond and Deer Drink. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

February

Saturday, February 5 – Hike for HarborFrost to Fore ‘n’ Aft Pond. 10:00 a.m. Meet at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for an easy-paced 2-mile hike. See Round Pond and Fore ‘n’ Aft Pond and take a walk on the old RR spur trail used long ago to transport ice from the ponds to New York City  and Sag Harbor. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689

Monday, February 14 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Wednesday, February 16 – Full Snow Moon Hike. 6:00-7:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  The Farmer’s Almanac tells us that since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full moon the Full Snow Moon. Join us on this leisurely paced hike through Vineyard Field’s open field trails, behind the South Fork Natural History Museum and stay afterward for some light refreshments and convivial conversation.  Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, February 19 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Sunday, February 27 Place and Story/Humanities New York Reading Group. 2:00 p.m. via Zoom.

March

Monday, March 14 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Thursday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Hike Take a Hike in the Long Pond Greenbelt. 10 a.m.-noon May you have warm words for a cold day on this St. Patrick’s Day ─ with a blessing and a poem or two in memory of Joe Lane on this easy-paced journey through a portion of the superb Long Pond Greenbelt, including Long Pond, Little Long Pond, and Crooked Pond. Meet at the parking lot of Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor. Leader: Jim Connelly, 973-452-6650.

Friday, March 18 – Full Worm Moon Hike 7:30-8:30 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  The full “Worm Moon” was given its name by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. At the time of this spring moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm castings reappear, inviting the return of robins. In some regions, this is also known as the “Sap Moon”, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. Join us on this leisurely paced hike through Vineyard Field’s open field trails, and then enjoy some light refreshments and convivial conversation. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Saturday, March 19 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Rd, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Saturday, March 26 – Earth Hour. 8:30-9:30 p.m. www.earthhour.org

Sunday, March 27Place and Story/Humanities New York Reading Group.  2:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Date TBA:  Long Island Nature Organization Conference. Brookhaven

APRIL

Sunday, April 10 – Poxabogue Grassland to Sagg Swamp Boardwalk Hike. 9:00-11:00 a.m. Meet at Poxabogue Park south of the railroad trestle on Old Farm Road in Sagaponack. Easy-paced walk through grasslands and oak/pitch pine forest with pond views and a short carpool to Sagg Swamp. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Monday, April 11 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (just north of Scuttle Hole Road), Bridgehampton. For more information contact 631-745-0689.  Participants can also join via Zoom with the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, April 16 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Saturday, April 16 – Full Pink Moon Hike. 8:00-9:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join FLPG and SOFO on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. The Pink Moon name comes from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.  Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader:  Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.  

Friday, April 22 – Earth Day

Sunday, April 24 – Place and Story Reading Group. 2:00 p.m. (via Zoom). Our reading group continues in April with Red-Tails In Love by Marie Winn. To join the group, which includes a loan of each month’s book, please email greenbeltnews@aol.com and include “Place and Story” in the subject line.

Sunday, April 24 – Great East End Clean-Up. 9:00-11:00 a.m. The annual Great East End Clean-Up, a volunteer-based program to remove litter and debris from Southampton Town’s roadsides, parks, trails, and beaches, will be held town-wide on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24. This year FLPG will participate on Sunday, April 24, and focus on cleaning the trail along Little Long Pond. Volunteers will meet on Laurel Lane in Sag Harbor. For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Dai Dayton at 631-745-0689.

Friday, April 29 – Arbor Day

MAY

Sunday, May 1 – Adopt-a-Patch Orientation. 10:00 a.m. We are very excited for our second year of our Adopt-A-Patch program for the Vineyard Field restoration. Through a great suggestion by FLPG Member Greg Bellafiore, Adopt-a-Patch was initiated in 2021 as a way to eradicate the remaining invasive autumn olive shrubs that continue to grow in Vineyard Field.  Each volunteer is allotted a section of the field (their “patch”) where they will cut back any new sprouts at least once a month during the growing season. We have learned after years of mowing trails that repetitive cutting eradicates this noxious plant.  Interested in adopting a patch? Join us on May 1st at 10:00 a.m. when we will be marking out everyone’s 2022 patch, identifying the invasive autumn olive, and reviewing how best to remove it.  Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome!  For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Monday, May 9 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (just north of Scuttle Hole Road), Bridgehampton. For more information contact 631-745-0689.  Participants can also join via Zoom with the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Sunday, May 15 – Little Long Pond Hike. 9:00-10:30 a.m. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Moderately-paced 3-mile hike. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Monday, May 16 – Full Flower Moon Hike. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and South Fork Natural History Society on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Monday, May 16 – Total Lunar Eclipse will be at its maximum 12:11 a.m. 

Saturday, May 21– Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Saturday, May 21Opening of the A Seed is Sleepy StoryTrail and Seed Starter Project. Co-sponsored with John Jermain Library. Mashashimuet Park. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

Sunday, May 22 – Sundays at Two Lecture Series 2:00 p.m. Plein Air Painting in the Greenbelt with Impressionist Painter Viktor Butko. Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center. Click for more information

Sunday, May 22 – Place and Story Reading Group. 4:00 p.m. Our reading group continues in May with An Unreasonable Woman by Diane Wilson. To join the group, which includes a loan of each month’s book, please email greenbeltnews@aol.com and include “Place and Story” in the subject line. Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton.

June

Saturday, June 4Celebrate National Trails Day with a Smartphone Photo Contest and Lunch in the Long Pond Greenbelt. LPG Nature Center. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LPG Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton.

Saturday, June 4 – Adopt-a-Patch Work Session. 10:00 a.m.  Join us for our first monthly work session as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned patch.  Missed our orientation and don’t have a patch yet?  Not to worry – one can be assigned to you, there are plenty of areas that need attention.  Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome!  For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Saturday, June 11 Dragonfly Day Celebration at Vineyard Field.  10 a.m. 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton.

Monday, June 13 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (just north of Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton). For more information contact 631-745-0689.  Participants can also join via Zoom with the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Tuesday, June 14 – Full Strawberry Super Moon Hike. 9:00-10:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join FLPG and SOFO on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. It was christened for the strawberry because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email: greenbeltnews@aol.com. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.  

Saturday, June 18 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, and bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, at 631-553-1393.

Sunday, June 26 – Place and Story Reading Group. 2:00 p.m. (via Zoom). Our reading group continues in June with Grizzly Years by Doug Peacock. To join the group, which includes a loan of each month’s book, please email greenbeltnews@aol.com and include “Place and Story” in the subject line.

July

Saturday, July 2 – Adopt-a-Patch Work Session. 10:00 a.m. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned patch.  Don’t have a patch yet?  One can be assigned to you – there are plenty of areas that need attention.  Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome!  For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Monday, July 11– FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (just north of Scuttle Hole Road), Bridgehampton. For more information contact 631-745-0689.  Participants can also join via Zoom with the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Wednesday, July 13 – Full Buck Super Moon Hike at Sagg Pond. 9:00-10:00 p.m. Park at Sagg Main Beach for a short walk to Sagg Pond. Enjoy the moon around a fire with s’mores and more.  Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com. Leader: Jean Mc Dermott. 631-599-2391.

Saturday, July 16 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Sunday, July 24 – Crooked Pond to the Truman Capote Stone Hike. 9:00-10:30 a.m. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Moderately-paced 3-mile hike through oak/hickory forest with beautiful pond views. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Thursday, July 28 – 2/3 for the Birds Tour of Marshouse, Edwina von Gal’s nature-friendly garden. 2:00 p.m. Must RSVP. Limited to 30 participants. Meet at 962 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, for a tour of Edwina von Gal’s nature-friendly garden, Marshouse. Edwina will explain how we can all help the bird population by simply planting more natives. RSVP to greenbeltnews@aol.com.

Sunday, July 31 – Place and Story Reading Group. 2:00 p.m. (via Zoom). Our reading group continues in July with Winter In The Blood by James Welch. To join the group, which includes a loan of each month’s book, please email greenbeltnews@aol.com and include “Place and Story” in the subject line.

August

Saturday, August 6 – Adopt-a-Patch Work Session. 10:00 a.m. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned patch.  Don’t have a patch yet – one can be assigned to you!  Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome!  For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Monday, August 8 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (just north of Scuttle Hole Road), Bridgehampton. For more information contact 631-745-0689.  Participants can also join via Zoom with the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Thursday, August 11 – Full Sturgeon Super Moon Hike. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  Join FLPG and SOFO on a leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. The Native American fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this moon, since sturgeon were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Friday, August 19Tour and Studio Talk at Hans Van de Bovenkamp’s Sagaponack Sculpture Field. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening meander through the field gallery of Hans’ world-famous large-scale sculptures and studio talk with the artist. Champagne and delicacies served to celebrate FLPG’s 25th. 

Saturday, August 20 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Sunday August 28 – Little Long Pond Hike. 9:00-10:30 p.m. Meet midway on Laurel Lane, Sag Harbor. Moderately-paced 3-mile hike with views of Little Long Pond and Mosquito Pond. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

September

Saturday, September 3 – Adopt-a-Patch Work Session. 10:00 a.m. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned patch.  You can still be assigned a patch if you don’t have one.  Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome!  For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Saturday, September 10 – Full Harvest Moon Hike. 8:00-9:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG) and South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was to be harvested. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and SOFO on this one-hour, leisurely-paced hike through open-field trails. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Monday, September 12 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (just north of Scuttle Hole Road), Bridgehampton. For more information contact 631-745-0689.  Participants can also join via Zoom with the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, September 17 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Saturday, September 17– Tree ID Trail Hike. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Meet at the LPG Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for an-easy-paced 3-mile hike along the William Sickles Tree ID Trail with views of Crooked Pond, Deer Drink and Long Pond. Leader: Arborist Jackson Dodds. For more info call 631-745-0689.

Thursday, September 22 – Sunrise Hike on the Fall Equinox. 6:30 a.m. Vineyard Field is lovely in the early morning. Come for a refreshing stroll to mark the first day of autumn and enjoy coffee and muffins afterward. Meet at Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Leader: Sandra Ferguson, 631-537-3752.

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 1 – Adopt-a-Patch Work Session. 10:00 a.m. Join us as we all work on cutting down any invasives growing in our assigned patch.  You can still be assigned a patch if you don’t have one.  Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. All ages and skills are welcome!  For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Saturday, October 8 – Long Pond Greenbelt Annual Celebration. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton.

Sunday, October 9 – Full Hunters Moon Hike. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO). Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally harvested in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to eat the fallen grains. Join us for this leisurely-paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com. Leader: Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.

Monday, October 10 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (just north of Scuttle Hole Road), Bridgehampton. For more information contact 631-745-0689.  Participants can also join via Zoom with the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, October 15 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

NOVEMBER

Saturday, November 5 – Adopt-a-Patch Work Session, 10:00 a.m.  Join us for our final work session for 2022 – our last chance to cut down any invasives growing in our assigned patch.  Meet at the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. Please bring gloves and dress against ticks. all ages and skills are welcome!  For more information or to confirm attendance, contact Greg Bellafiore at 631-283-1200.

Tuesday, November 8 – Total Lunar Eclipse will be at its maximum 5:59 a.m.


Tuesday, November 8 – Full Frost Moon Hike. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt & the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  The Frost Moon is also known as the Full Beaver Moon.  For Native Americans this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.  Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.


Monday, November 14 –
FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (just North of Scuttle Hole Rd), Bridgehampton. For more information contact 631-745-0689.  Participants can also join via Zoom with the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, November 19 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

Friday, November 25 – Annual Walk-It-Off Walk. 10:00 a.m. Meet at the end of Round Pond Lane in Sag Harbor for a moderately fast-paced hike to shed that Thanksgiving stuffing. Amazing views of Round Pond, Long Pond and Little Long Pond! Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Tuesday, November 29 – Giving Tuesday.

December

Wednesday, December 7 – Full Cold Moon Hike. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt & the South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO).  During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. Sometimes this moon is also called the Long Night Moon as the winter nights lengthen and the moon spends more time above the horizon opposite a low sun. Join us for this leisurely paced one-hour hike in Vineyard Field. Meet at the SOFO parking lot, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, 200 yards north of the RR tracks. Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com.  Leader: Jean Mc Dermott, 631-599-2391.

Saturday, December 10 – Long Pond Hike. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Moderately-paced 3.5-mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Crooked Pond, Deer Drink, Long Pond, and Little Long Pond. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

Monday, December 12 – FLPG Monthly Meeting. 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88283735393?pwd=eWlLNTVlOWpuNDVzZ0VHRDZkQUc0Zz09

Saturday, December 17 – Old Farm Road Cleanup. 8:00 a.m. Help clean up the roadside along FLPG’s adopted road. Meet at Poxabogue Park, 191 Old Farm Road, Sagaponack. Bring gloves, bags provided. For more info contact Peter Wilson, 631-553-1393.

SPECIAL 25th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS 

February 27, Sunday – Place and Story/Humanities New York Reading Group. 2:00. via Zoom.

March 27, Sunday – Place and Story/Humanities New York Reading Group. 2:00. via Zoom.

April 24, Sunday – Place and Story/Humanities New York Reading Group. 2:00. via Zoom.

May 16, Monday – Total Lunar Eclipse. Will be at its maximum at 12:11 a.m. 

May 21, Saturday – Opening of the A Seed is Sleepy StoryTrail and Seed Starter Project. 10:00 a.m.-12:00. Co-sponsored with John Jermain Library. Mashashimuet Park.

May 22, Sunday – Place and Story/Humanities New York Reading Group. 4:00. via Zoom.
June 4, Saturday– Celebrate National Trails Day with a Smartphone Photo Contest and Lunch in the Long Pond Greenbelt. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LPG Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike

June 11, Saturday – Dragonfly Day Celebration at Vineyard Field. Details TBA.

June 26, Sunday – Place and Story/Humanities New York Reading Group. 2:00. via Zoom.

Wednesday, July 13 – Full Buck Super Moon Hike at Sagg Pond. 9:00-10:00 p.m. Park at Sagg Main Beach for a short walk to Sagg Pond. Enjoy the moon around a fire with s’mores and more.  Hikes are limited to 25 participants. To register email greenbeltnews@aol.com. Leader: Jean Mc Dermott. 631-599-2391.

Thursday, July 28 – 2/3 for the Birds Tour of Marshouse, Edwina von Gal’s nature-friendly garden. 2:00 p.m. Must RSVP. Limited to 30 participants. Meet at 962 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, for a tour of Edwina von Gal’s nature friendly garden, Marshouse. Edwina will explain how we can all help the bird population by simply planting more natives. RSVP to greenbeltnews@aol.com.

July 31, Sunday – Place and Story/Humanities New York Reading Group. 2:00. via Zoom.

Friday, August 19 – Tour and Studio Talk at Hans Van de Bovenkamp’s Sagaponack Sculpture Field. 5:00-7:00 p.m. An evening meander through the field gallery of Hans’ world-famous large-scale sculptures and studio talk with the artist. Champagne and delicacies served to celebrate FLPG’s 25th. 

Thursday, September 22 – Sunrise Hike on the Fall Equinox. 6:30 a.m. Vineyard Field is lovely in the early morning. Come for a refreshing stroll to mark the first day of autumn and enjoy coffee and muffins afterward. Meet at Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Leader: Sandra Ferguson, 631-537-3752.

October 8, Saturday – Long Pond Greenbelt Annual Celebration. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vineyard Field, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.