Calendar

Apr
20
Fri
Earth Day Celebration & Wellness Weekend
Apr 20 – Apr 22 all-day

Most activities outdoors, weather permitting. In case of rain, starred (*) activities will be indoors, but activities marked (**) will be cancelled.

20th – Friday

  • 7pm – The Healing Power of Nature with John P. Cardone Book Talk & Signing

21st – Saturday

  • 9-10am – SoFo Cleans the Beach at Sagg Main Beach
  • 10:30-11:30am – Family Yoga in Nature with Laura Berland, Senior Yoga Instructor (*)
  • 11:30-Noon – Family Nature Walk in Vineyard Field (**)
  • Noon-2pm – Bay Burger “Grab & Go” Sandwiches & Salads & Joe & Liza’s Ice cream, available for purchase (*)
  • 1:30-2:30pm – Children’s Nature Scavenger Hunt & Prizes: C 5+ (**)
  • 1:30-2:30pm – Make a Recycled Tin Can Planter: Family (*)
  • 2:45-4pm – Tick-Borne Illness Talk by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Resource Center (Info table all day): Adults/Teens (*)
  • 7-8pm – Astronomy Talk “Jupiter, King of Planets”: F/C 8+
    • Cosponsor, Montauk Observatory
  • 8-10pm – Star Viewing with Montauk Observatory Astronomers Honoring National Astronomy Day, International Dark Sky Week: F (**)

22nd – Sunday

  • 8am – Birding with Joe Giunta—Spring Migration: A
  • 11am-1pm – Nature Walk, SoFo to Mashashimuet Park: A/T (**)
    • 1pm – Optional bus pick-up back to SoFo
    • 1-2pm – BYO Picnic Lunch at Mashashimuet Park: A/T (**)
    • 2-4pm – Nature Walk, Mashashimuet Park to SoFo: A/T (**)
  • 5-6:30pm – Documentary Racing Extinction PG13 — Fee $7

Please view the calendar for full descriptions of each activity.

Apr
21
Sat
FREE OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY APRIL 21
Apr 21 all-day
SoFo Cleans the Beach at Sagg Main Beach: Family
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Program Leaders: South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Environmental Educators

If you have ever been to the museum and spoken to any of our educators, you know how much we careabout preserving the natural environment of the South Fork. The mission of the museum itself is tostimulate interest in, advance knowledge of, and foster appreciation for the natural environment. Ourstaff has decided that—in order to uphold the mission of the museum—we need to take direct action to help keep Long Island habitats pollution-free. That’s why we are doing our “SoFo Cleans the Beach” monthly programs. During our cleaning sessions, we will tally what type of trash we are finding, and, when we are finished, weigh it out. Over time, we will be able to get an idea of the kind of trash that is washing up on our beaches… and we can knowledgeably advocate avoiding those materials in the future.
Join us and celebrate Earth Day every day as we do our best to keep our beaches free of pollutants. Heavy rains cancel.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Family Yoga in Nature for Earth Day – Breath, Move, Laugh, & Love to Honor Mother Earth
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Yoga with Laura Berland, senior yoga and meditation teacher/trainer/activist and coach

Join us for a special yoga program, for kids and people of all abilities, to connect with nature and joy.

 

About Program Leader Laura Berland:

Laura is a senior yoga and meditation teacher (E-RYT 500), yoga therapist (C-IAYT), teacher of teachers, and preserver of the wisdom of master teachers. She is the founder of Talking Yoga, an online learning and coaching platform, interviewing over 50 master teachers and collaborating with the Rubin Museum in NYC and the Mindful Leadership Summit.

Laura serves as senior faculty for ashtanga-based The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, founded by Beryl Bender Birch in 1975. She has also served as mentor faculty to the Yoga Shanti teacher-training   program and to the Mindful Yoga Therapy teacher-training program supporting veterans and other populations dealing with trauma. Laura is the Yoga Director for the Pulver Space, Science, and Future Conference held annually in Turks and Caicos.

Outside the yoga room, Laura serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk science media network of top rated podcasts, and Emmy-nominated StarTalk TV on NatGeo. She has been mentoring women in new media and technology for over 35 years.

Laura began visiting the East End almost 40 years ago and has been a full-time resident since 2002. She currently lives in Sag Harbor and is passionate about preserving the nature that surrounds, supports, and heals us.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Signs of Spring Nature Walk in Vineyard Field: Family
Apr 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Walk Leader: Crystal Oakes, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Environmental Educator

Join us for a short walk in Vineyard Field behind the museum to look and listen for signs of spring. We   will explore the different ways plants and animals have survived the winter and how they are preparing for spring. By lifting wooden boards that are scattered near the trails, we’ll examine who’s hiding underneath while we look for signs of new plant growth and listen for the songs of birds—and maybe the vocalization of an amphibian—as they prepare for the breeding season. Heavy rains cancel.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

It’s Lunchtime with Our Good Friends from Bay Burger in Sag Harbor
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Delicious “Grab & Go” Sandwiches & Salads—prepared just for us—and Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream will    be available for purchase.

Children’s Nature Scavenger Hunt & Prizes: Children Ages 5 & Older
Apr 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Program Leader: Eleni Nikolopoulos, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Environmental Educator

Let’s go on a fun, natural scavenger hunt in Vineyard Field! As the weather is warming up, life in Vineyard Field is starting to emerge. We’ll go outside and search for some natural occurrences that we can find in the springtime. If you can find all the items on our list, you’ll receive a prize! Heavy rains cancel.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Make a Recycled Tin Can Planter: Family
Apr 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Workshop Leader: Taylor Ruhle, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Nature Educator     Environmental Educator

A tin can—please, bring your own—comes to life in this program that recycles the can and brings it to     life as a tin-man or tin-woman planter. Let Taylor show you how to turn a simple tin can—a soup can or coffee  can—into a delightful planter by giving it a face and arms and topping it off with a Northern Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor), a spring bloomer that is native to the Eastern United States.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Tick-Borne Illness Talk by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Resource Center
Apr 21 @ 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Program Presenter: Representative from the Resource Center

Chances are that you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Lyme or another tick-borne disease. A member of the Medical Advisory Panel of Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center will speak about the types of diseases that are carried by the different species of ticks found on Eastern Long Island and the symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment options that are available. Tips on preventing tick bites will also be shared. Each attendee will receive a free tick- removal kit. There will be ample time for Q and A.

The Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital educates the public, promotes collaboration in the medical community, and facilitates access to diagnosis and   treatment of tick-borne diseases.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Astronomy Talk—“Jupiter: King of the Planets”: Family/Children Ages 8 & Older Followed by Star Viewing
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Astronomy Talk and Star Viewing: Sean Tvelia, Professor of Geology, and Mike Inglis, Professor of Astrophysics —both at Suffolk County Community College

Cosponsored by the Montauk Observatory to commemorate Earth Day, National Astronomy Day, and the conclusion of International Dark Sky Week

This summer, Jupiter will be riding high in the sky, so what better time to talk about this amazing planet? Sean and Mike will present an up-to-date talk on our current understanding of this giant planet. Sean will discuss some of the myriad moons of Jupiter, while Mike will cover what we know about the planet itself. With the latest images and most recent scientific data, this lively and well-illustrated talk will give an overview of the largest planet in our solar system.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.