Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Children's reading and scrimshaw craft with Rosemary McKinley

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Rosemary McKinley is a history buff who wanted to present history in an entertaining and informative way. Several poems were published in Lucidity, LI Sounds, Clarity, canvasli.com, Examination Anthology, the Wormwood Press and the Poets’ Arts. In addition, she has had articles published in the Peconic Bay Shopper, Fate Magazine, Patchwork Path, Whispering Angel Books and Newsday. Two e-short stories are available on Smashwords, as well as an interview.

In 2009, 101 Glimpses of the North Fork and Islands was published by History Press. Her Y/A historical novella, The Wampum Exchange, was published in 2012.

Recently, her work has been included in two anthologies: Writing After Retirement, edited by Carol Smallwood and Christine Redman-Waldeyer and Miracles and Extraordinary Blessings, edited by Lynn C. Johnston.

The author has been giving book presentations in costume in local libraries, schools and historical societies, museums and Harbes Family Farms.

She had a book signing on Feb. 6 at the Suffolk County Historical Society with Professor John Strong, speaking on the topic of Native Americans on Long Island.

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Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

Why Is The Building Blue? with Ken Nochimson

lluminated Station M.T.A. Art-in-Transit commission in 2005 by Anita Thacher at the East End Seaport Museum (Greenport Long Island Railroad Station)

lluminated Station M.T.A. Art-in-Transit commission in 2005 by Anita Thacher at the East End Seaport Museum (Greenport Long Island Railroad Station)

Anyone who has been near our museum after dark has probably noticed the unusual lighting effect on and around the building—the roof outlined in cobalt blue, the darker blue floodlights under the eaves, projected images in green on the roof, and a yellow glow coming from behind the shades inside the museum.

But what you may not know is that it’s actually a permanent art exhibit with an interesting history called Illuminated Station by renowned artist Anita Thacher, who passed away in 2017.

Her films, installations, paintings and sculpture are in public collections that include the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum, Getty Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and Cinematheque Francaise among others. Anita’s work is represented by Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

On Friday, September 6th, Anita’s husband, Ken Nochimson, will share the fascinating story of how Illuminated Station was conceived and the relationship to her other work. Ken will explain the challenges involved in completing the project, the meaning behind the art exhibit, and the unusual agreement between the MTA, the artist, and the museum that will ensure it will continue to shine for generations to come. Ken will show images of Anita’s other work to provide a context for Illuminated Station.

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How A Major Breakthrough In Colony Collapse Syndrome Was Discovered By Greenport's Own Joe McInnis (With Free Honey Tasting!) -  Free for Members - $5 for Non Members
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

How A Major Breakthrough In Colony Collapse Syndrome Was Discovered By Greenport's Own Joe McInnis (With Free Honey Tasting!) - Free for Members - $5 for Non Members

Joe McInnis, speaker

Joe McInnis, speaker

After four years, Greenporter Joe McInnis and his mentor, Douglas Greg, a retired Plum Island veterinary pathologist, have just had a significant breakthrough that could very likely explain the cause and solution to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Joe’s study recently beat out 500 other students to win first place at the New York State Science Fair (NYSSEF). He was also the youngest speaker ever to speak at the New York State Histotechnological Society’s annual conference. He’s been interviewed by Newsday, NPR, Fox 5 as well as North Fork Patch and the Suffolk Times.

For years, scientists have attempted to discover the cause of CCD, where honeybees are disappearing from hives around the world at an alarming rate. If not stopped, CCD will eventually wipe out 60% of our food supply. While many in the bee community have their theories—pesticides, parasites, global warming, poor nutrition, and stress—none have been proven as definitive causes, as CCD is thriving in areas where these factors don’t exist.

When Joe began this study as an eighth-grader, the East End Seaport Museum was the first to invite him in to speak as well as support his efforts. Now that Joe is entering his senior year at Greenport High School and his study has just met with success, we’ve invited him back to share his study that could change the course of CCD research.

In what will prove to be an informative, entertaining, and engaging night, Joe’s talk will be supplemented by video and images to illuminate how his study came about, how he worked through the problem, as well as his success and how it will impact the fight to save the bees.

We’ll even have a honey-tasting session during the event!

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"A Virtual North Fork Beach Walk" by John Holzapfel
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

"A Virtual North Fork Beach Walk" by John Holzapfel

Join naturalist John Holzapfel as he leads a “Virtual North Fork Beach Walk” for the museum on Friday, August 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

This multi-pictorial PowerPoint presentation will include the natural history, the local North Fork history, and the environmental interactions involving several different species such as scallops, oysters, gulls and horseshoe crabs, the traces and impressions of which can be observed and found on the shores of any North Fork beach.

Mr. Holzapfel has an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in marine science and taught high school science for 37 years and junior college science for 15 years.

He served on two occasions as a Southold Town trustee and also served as a member of Cornell Cooperative’s Marine Advisory Board.

When he retired from teaching, he began a shellfish company and after 10 years retired from the shellfish business. Over the past few years he has been giving monthly talks on nature at Peconic Landing in Greenport.

Members: Free

Non-Members: $5

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Nautical Creative Writing (ages 8-12)
Jul
10
to Aug 14

Nautical Creative Writing (ages 8-12)

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There will be a nautical-themed creative writing class for children ages 8-12, in which children will learn about popular maritime myths and legends, then write and illustrate their own “Legend of the Sea” story. Class runs six sessions on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 starting July 10th ending on August 14th.

 Registration is required. Please emaileducation@eastendseaport.org to reserve  your spot - limited space!

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Children's Story Time (7 and under)
Jun
6
to Aug 22

Children's Story Time (7 and under)

This season, starting in June and running through August in Captain Bob’s Quarterdeck children’s room, the museum will host a weekly nautical-themed story time geared toward children ages 7 and under. Each story time will be followed by a simple craft. Every Thursday from 2 pm-3 pm.  

Registration is required. please email education@eastendseaport.org to reserve  your spot - limited space!

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