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March 2017
Free

NFEC Speaker Series: The Campaign to Save Plum Island, An Island Like No Other

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamesport Meeting House,
1950 Main Road
Jamesport, NY 11947 United States
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Hosted by the North Fork Environmental Council Friday, March 31st at 6:30 pm Jamesport Meeting House, 1590 Main Road, Jamesport Showing a short film, "Conservation on a Small Island," featuring actor Sam Waterston and numerous members of the Preserve Plum Island Coalition, and then presenting a "Virtual Tour" of Plum Island via powerpoint, Louise Harrison will provide an update on the campaign to save Plum Island from sale by the federal government to the highest bidder. Louise also will highlight…

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April 2017
Free

FPA Lecture: The Future of Europe: Coping with Crisis at Quogue Library

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Quogue Library,
90 Quogue Street
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shock waves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future. Amid a refugee crisis, lingering financial recession and the constant specter of terrorism, unity seems more imperative than ever. But the Brexit vote underscores the complexities of integrating an extremely diverse continent. What will post-Brexit Europe look…

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From Murder to Museums: Current Controversies over Nazi-Looted Art at Quogue Library

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quogue Library,
90 Quogue Street
Quogue, NY 11959 United States
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Art looted during World War II helped bankroll the Nazi war machine. In December 2016, Congress passed a law to help return Nazi-looted art to its true owners. Attorney Ray Dowd brought the only Nazi-looted art case to trial in a U.S. court since the Allied victory in 1945. In an entertaining, image-packed presentation, he tells the dark story of Hitler's beneficiaries and why in 2017 the world's museums and private art collectors are still fighting to hold on to…

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