Seed Swap and Invasive ID Walk at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

This event has been rescheduled from March 23 due to weather. The Suffolk Alliance for Pollinators and Group for the East End host a Native Seed Swap and Invasive Species ID Walk on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 Main Road, Cutchogue.  The invasive plant ID walk begins at […]

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Full Sturgeon Moon Hike at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:30 PM  9:30 PM According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” August’s full moon is also called the “Sturgeon Moon” and received its name from the Algonquin tribes in eastern North America who knew it as the time when this large fish was abundant. Throughout this guided one mile walk, you’ll discover the […]

Full Moon Hike at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:30 PM  9:30 PM According to “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” May’s full moon is also called the “Flower Moon”, “Milk Moon” or “Corn Planting Moon.” Come find out why and embrace the coming of summer! Flashlight or headlamp suggested. Space is limited so register today. Two times available -- an earlier session […]

Donations Appreciated

Volunteer Day for Downs Farm Preserve Herb Garden

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HERB GARDEN! (CUTCHOGUE) Saturday, May 4 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Join Group For The East End and local herbalist, Heather Cusack, for a few hours at Downs Farm Preserve to revitalize the herb garden. Learn about herb gardening and help us clean up this pollinator friendly space with new herbs! Space is limited. For reservations or more […]

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Forest Therapy Walk with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Certified forest therapy guide and life coach Linda Lombardo will lead an immersive walk at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. These walks are specifically designed to open the senses, slow you down and reconnect with nature in a way that refreshes, restores and renews. There is […]

$5

Full Worm Moon Hike at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join Group for the East End for a full moon hike under the “Worm Moon” at the enchanting Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. This hike is perfect for the whole family. Sturdy shoes and flashlights/headlamps are recommended. For reservations or more information, please contact Taralynn Reynolds […]

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An Early Spring Walk Through the Woods at Downs Farm Preserve with Group for the East End

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

AN EARLY SPRING WALK THROUGH THE WOODS                     Sunday, March 25 (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) This nature walk along the trails of the Downs Farm Preserve will explore the forest ecosystem during the still-dormant early spring season. We will identify the common plants of the preserve, and search for animals (including evidence […]

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Identifying Trees without Leaves with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

An interesting collection of understory and canopy trees can be found in the Downs Farm Preserve. Identifying these trees in mid-November, when most leaves have dropped, can be a bit of a challenge. Join Group for the East End on a short nature walk through the Preserve’s trail system as we look for clues to the identities of these “trees without leaves”. For […]

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Traditional Herbal Remedies: Winter Health with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Boost your immunity, naturally! Join Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve along with local herbalist, April Alexander, will focus on the herbs that help us build our immunity, keeping us healthy and strong throughout the winter. April’s focus is on learning and sharing traditional herbal knowledge. She is an active participant in […]

$30

Traditional Herbal Remedies: Winter Health with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Boost your immunity, naturally! Join Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve along with local herbalist, April Alexander, will focus on the herbs that help us build our immunity, keeping us healthy and strong throughout the winter. April’s focus is on learning and sharing traditional herbal knowledge. She is an active participant in […]

$30

Skull Science with NYS DEC and Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

With Halloween just around the corner, this is the perfect time of year to study animal skulls! Join us at Downs Farm Preserve as we take a look at the skulls of NYS mammals, and try to determine the diet of the animal based on dentition.  Educators will point out muscle attachments, eye placement, skull size, and […]

Donation Appreciated

Fall Herb Gardening at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Join Group for the East End and local herbalist, Heather Cusack, as we explore the fall herb garden at Downs Farm Preserve. Enjoy freshly made herbal teas as well as creating your own winter sore throat sage remedy. Registration and a $10 suggested donation is requested. Please contact Christine Tylee at 631.765.6450 x 208 or ctylee@eastendenvironment.org.

$10

Atlantic Marine Conservation Society visits Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Want to learn more about marine mammals and sea turtles that live in our local waters? If so, join us as we welcome the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society to Downs Farm Preserve for a night filled with information regarding there habitats, the challenges they face and what we can do as a community to help them. A […]

Donations Appreciated

Traditional Herbal Remedies with GFEE: Infused Oil/First Aid Salve at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Join Group for the East End and local herbalist, April Alexander, at Downs Farm Preserve as we learn to make our own salve.  This wonderful salve is soothing to the skin for many ailments including bug bites, scrapes, bruises and minor burns.  April’s focus is on learning and sharing traditional herbal knowledge.  She is an active participant in the International Herb […]

$30

DIY All Natural Beauty Workshop with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Join Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve in learning the importance of keeping plastic off our shelves, and the benefits of making homemade beauty products.  Recipes we will make include toothpaste, body scrub, and deodorant.  Registration and $10 suggested donation is requested & appreciated.  Please contact Christine Tylee at 631-765-6450 x 208 or ctylee@eastendenvironment.org.   […]

$10

Art Workshop: Let’s Get Trashy with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Join us and local artist, Pamela Heidtmann, as we instruct you on how to create your own wildlife sculpture out of trash.  The material used includes micro-plastics, styrofoam, bottle caps, and fishing line, that will all be collected from our beach cleanups.  Pamela Heidtmann has helped gather marine debris from several East End beaches, and […]

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Art Workshop: Let’s Get Trashy with Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Date/Time Saturday, July 22 10:00 am - 11:30 am Join us and local artist, Pamela Heidtmann, as we instruct you on how to create your own wildlife sculpture out of trash.  The material used includes micro-plastics, styrofoam, bottle caps, and fishing line, that will all be collected from our beach cleanups.  Pamela Heidtmann has helped […]

Traditional Herbal Remedies with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Saturday, July 15 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Join Group for the East End and local herbalist April Alexander at Downs Farm Preserve as we learn to make our own salve.  This wonderful salve is soothing to the skin for many ailments including bug bites, scrapes, bruises and minor burns. * Attendees will make and take […]

$30

Family Film Night: “A Plastic Ocean” with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Family Film Night: “A Plastic Ocean” with Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 Main Rd., Cutchogue. 6 to 8 p.m. 631.765.6450  This is an adventure documentary that follows exploring research scientists traveling around the world, exploring the fragile state of our oceans.  Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. […]

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Traditional Herbal Remedies: Tincture Making with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve,

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Herbalist April Alexander will teach us the healing power of plants through this tincture making workshop at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue.  Tinctures (alcohol extracts) can be applied both topically and internally to help as a sleep aid and to treat fevers, colds, and even depression. April’s focus is on learning and sharing of traditional […]

$30

GFEE Outdoor Painting Workshop at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Group for the East End Outdoor Painting Workshop with Suzanne Fokine at Downs Farm Preserve, 23800 Main Rd., Cutchogue. 9 a.m. to noon. suzzannefokine@hotmail.com or 631. 599.2407

$30

GFEE Earth Day Celebration at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Group for the East End (groupfortheeastend.org) is hosting their annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. The Group will be joined by other local organizations and artisans for a day featuring live animals, nature hikes, crafts, plant sale, live music, raffles and more. Sponsored by the Town of Southold, […]

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Environmental Book Club Meeting with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

That’s right! Downs Farm Preserve will now have an environmentally themed book club, meeting once a month. Enjoy refreshments in our nature center as we discuss the first book to read. For more information or to join , please contact Jessica Kennelly at jkennelly@eastendenvironment.org or 631.765.6450 x215.

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Spring Cleaning 101 with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

The time for spring cleaning has arrived! Many of the common cleaners that we use in our homes contain harmful chemicals that are not only dangerous for us but for our local waterways and groundwater. Join us at Downs Farm Preserve to learn how to make your own homemade and biodegradable cleaning products, cheaply! Bring home […]

$5

Bird Feeder Watch with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Love bird watching? Help us collect data during our Bird Feeder Watch Program at Downs Farm Preserve. The program runs from November to April, one full week every month. Volunteers are asked to count and identify birds visiting the feeders for a minimum of 15 minutes on the assigned observation day. This month's watch runs from […]

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Storytime with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Children, ages 2-5, are welcome to join the Group for the East End staff at Downs Farm Preserve as they enjoy a nature-themes story, create a fun craft, and explore the nature center. For reservations or more information, please contact Jessica Kennelly at jkennelly@eastendenvironment.org or 631.765.6450 x215 .

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Free Screening of “Food, Inc.” with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Join Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve as we watch the Academy Award-nominated documentary Food Inc. directed by Robert Kenner. This 2008 documentary examines the harmful effects of corporate farming in the US. Refreshments will be available! For more information or to register, please contact Jessica Kennelly at jkennelly@eastendenvironment.org or 631.765.6450 x215.

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The Wampum Exchange at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Ever wonder what life was like on the North Fork, before traffic, cars and convenience stores? Join our staff and local author, Rosemary McKinley, at Downs Farm Preserve,  as we look through the eyes of a young Native American boy from Fort Corchaug in 1650. A fun craft to follow! A program for ages 5-10. For […]

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Nature Themed Story Time at Downs Farm Preserve with GFEE

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Children ages 2-5 are welcome to join Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve as they enjoy a nature-themes story, create a fun craft, and explore the nature center. For reservations or more information, please contact Jessica Kennelly at jkennelly@eastendenvironment.org or 631.765.6450 x215 .

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Recycling E-Waste for Teens and Adults with GFEE at Downs Farm Preserve

Downs Farm Preserve 23800 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY, United States

Unsure what to do with your old ink cartridges, cell phones, and other electronics? Join Group for the East End at Downs Farm Preserve to learn an easy way to recycle your e-waste while supporting our organization at the same time! For reservations or more information, please contact Jessica Kennelly at jkennelly@eastendenvironment.org or 631-765-6450 x215 .

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