Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt are set to commemorate the 15th anniversary of its annual “Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt” this weekend.
On Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will host the free family event at Vineyard Field, which is located behind the South Fork Natural History Museum at 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike.
The event, which is co-sponsored by the Peconic Land Trust and the South Fork Natural History Museum, will feature games, two guided nature walks, numerous interactive nature displays, an opportunity to meet the artists of Plein Air Peconic while they paint. The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will also have animals on display and Goat on a Boat Puppet Theater will provide entertainment.
A host of other activities will be presented by a variety of East End community organizations, including e Bridgehampton Historical Society, the Children’s Museum of the East End, the Group for the East End, Hampton Library, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Meadows Project, the Nature Conservancy, the Peconic Baykeeper, Plein Air Peconic, the Sag Harbor Historical Society, and Sylvester Manor.
The two guided hikes will kick-off at 10:30 a.m. with renowned Long Island naturalist and birder John Turne, who will lead a 90-minute walk through Vineyard Field to nearby Poxabogue Park. Then. at 11:00 a.m., “Snakeman” Chris Chapin will lead a short search for-reptiles walk in Vineyard Field.
“This is going to be the best Celebration Day ever, thanks to all the wonderful organizations who have come together to tip their hats to the spectacular Long Pond Greenbelt," said Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt President Dai Dayton.
For more information, visit the Friends of the Long Island Greenbelt here.