06/18/19 5:58am

Robby Beaver, owner and chef of the Frisky Oyster in Greenport prepares Peconic Gold Oysters Friskafella. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Hundreds of people gathered at the Oysterponds Historical Society grounds in Orient Saturday for the annual North Fork Fresh to sample delicious food from local restaurants, farmers and chefs along with wines, beer and special desserts.

The event, which featured more than 25 vendors, is a celebration of North Fork bounty, benefiting the historical society.  (more…)

09/14/18 3:51pm

Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.: Silversmithing on Long Island, Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skippers Lane, Orient. Oysterponds Historical Society hosts. Steve Smithers will discuss the history of silversmithing and the role noble metals  played in American life up to the present day. See examples of early pieces, a demonstration of tools and techniques. Learn about the nearly lost art of hand hammered metalwork. Free. For information: 631-323-2480, oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org.

02/20/18 6:02am

Scallop season began Nov. 6. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Sweet and succulent, Peconic Bay scallops are a local treasure. Whether broiled, sautéed or fried, these bivalves are enjoyed with gusto throughout the harvest season — from November through the end of March.  (more…)

12/08/17 6:02am
Oysterponds Historical Society Holiday House Tour

The decor inside Cindy Schmidt’s home was a standout during the Oysterponds Historical Society 2016 Holiday House Tour. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Step inside the holiday-themed and decorated homes of East Marion and Orient residents to celebrate the season and help a good cause.

Oysterponds Historical Society hosts its annual Holiday House Tour this Saturday, December 9 from noon to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour features new and old homes dressed in seasonal finery. (more…)

12/12/16 2:04pm
Oysterponds Historical Society Holiday House Tour

The decor inside Cindy Schmidt’s home was a standout during the Oysterponds Historical Society 2016 Holiday House Tour. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A handful of Orient and East Marion residents opened their homes Saturday for Oysterponds Historical Society’s 31st annual holiday house tour.

The self-guided event featured new and old homes dressed in seasonal finery. It included six houses in Orient and two in East Marion, as well as four historic buildings.

More than 150 people attended, with all proceeds benefiting Oysterponds Historical Society. (more…)