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February 2017

Stargazing Exploration at Wawapek

February 17 @ 7:00 pm

Join North Shore Land Alliance and Tom Carey, from the Custer Institute and SUNY Farmingdale, at Wawapek in Cold Spring Harbor for an exploration of starry skies when Orion is supreme. Registration required! For more information about our Walks in the Woods program, please contact Jane Jackson at 516-626-0908 or email jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.  

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March 2017

Explore the Fascinating World of Lichens at Belmont Lake Sate Park

March 25 @ 10:00 am
Belmont Lake State Park West Babylon, NY United States + Google Map

Ever been curious about that fungus/alga combination you see growing on trees and rocks?  Join North Shore Land Alliance and Andy Greller at Belmont Lake State Park for an introduction to the fascinating world of lichens. This Walk is free and open to the public, but registration is required!  For more information about our Walks in the Woods program, please contact Jane Jackson at 516-626-0908 or email jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.

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April 2017

New York Lecture: A Conversation with Gina McCarthy

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Explorers Club, 46 E. 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 United States
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Please join the NORTH SHORE LAND ALLIANCE for a conversation with GINA MCCARTHY former Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 6:15 pm – Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres 7:00 pm - Lecture (starts promptly) 8:15 pm – Dinner Reception THE EXPLORERS CLUB 46 East 70th Street, New York City Please respond by March 15. Space is limited Sponsor Ticket: $1,000 | Lecture & Dinner: $350 | Lecture (only): $175 For additional information or sponsor the…

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May 2017

Bird Walk at Roosevelt Preserve

May 6 @ 8:00 am
Roosevelt Preserve Roosevelt, 11575 United States + Google Map
Spring Migration

Come hear what naturalist Peter Martin has to say as he guides us through Roosevelt Preserve in a search for birds during spring migration. This hidden woodland gem, surrounded by dense development, provides important wildlife habitat and a buffer to Meadow Brook as it makes its journey to Merrick Bay. Registration required!   For more information about our Walks in the Woods program, please contact Jane Jackson at 516-626-0908 or email jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.  

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Introduction to Nature Journaling with Jan Porinchak

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore the Natural World through Art on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 1:30 pm until3:00 pm at Wawapek, Cold Spring Harbor Whether you’re a casual nature lover or a passionate outdoor adventurer, you’ll enjoy this exploration of Long Island’s natural world with artist, naturalist and educator Jan C. Porinchak.  Jan will share his knowledge and enthusiasm for all aspects of nature. As part of this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn first-hand how to identify plants and animals, and understand their…

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Tennis on the Grass

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Piping Rock Club, 150 Piping Rock Club
Locust Valley, 11560 United States
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Committee Chairs Mary and Russell Selover and Peri and Martin Wenz cordially invite you to TENNIS ON THE GRASS to benefit the conservation efforts of the NORTH SHORE LAND ALLIANCE Registration and Continental Breakfast - 10:00 a.m. Warm-up with the Pros -10:30 am Round Robin Tournament Play - 11:30 am Lunch and Awards - 1:00 pm PIPING ROCK CLUB 150 Piping Rock Road, Locust Valley, New York Tickets $200 Individual Tennis Player |$100 Spectator (includes lunch) For more information, please contact…

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June 2017

Beaver Brook BioBlitz

June 3

Saturday, June 3  (Rain date: June 4) ALL DAY LONG! Locations: Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve | Planting Fields Arboretum | Francis Ponds | Shu Swamp Take part in a day-long survey of the plants, insects, mammals, birds, fish and other wildlife that inhabit the highly significant Beaver Brook watershed which contains hundreds of acres of protected woodlands, wetlands, ponds and meadows. Here's how you can get involved! Volunteer for a couple of hours or for the whole day as a…

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Family Day and Picnic

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wawapek Location Cold Spring Harbor, NY United States + Google Map

Join North Shore Land Alliance for our Family Day & Picnic on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Wawapek in Cold Spring Harbor.  Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled day, and don't forget your picnic basket and blanket! Schedule of activities include: 10:00 am - Yoga 11:00 am - Tai Chi 12:00 - Wildlife demonstration 1:00 pm - Magic show This event will also include a scavenger hunt, nature walk and lots of other fun activities for children and adults.…

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Exploration of the Property Next to the National Grid Facility in Shoreham

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join North Shore Land Alliance and John Turner for a walk at the property next to the National Grid Facility  in Shoreham.  John will introduce us to a beautiful landscape that could soon be compromised if a proposed solar array is developed. Registration required!  For more information about our Walks in the Woods program, please contact Jane Jackson at 516-626-0908 or email jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.

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Late Spring Walk at Garden City Bird Sanctuary

June 17 @ 11:00 am
Garden City Bird Sanctuary, 181 Tanners Pond Road
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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Join North Shore Land Alliance and Patrick DiCaprio for a late spring walk at the Garden City Bird Sanctuary in Garden City.  Patrick will lead you through this fascinating old sump property, now a bird sanctuary, when lovely spring bulbs are in bloom. Registration required!  For more information, please contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or email jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.

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July 2017

Fore the Love of the Land Golf Outing

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Piping Rock Club, 150 Piping Rock Club
Locust Valley, 11560 United States
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North Shore Land Alliance 9th Annual Fore the Love of the Land GOLF OUTING Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Locust Valley, New York Many thanks to our co-chairs O’Donnell Lee & Craig Weiss Preview our 2017 Fore the Love of the Land Golf Journal Thank you to our Sponsors: Martin Elias & the Ike, Molly and Steven Elias Foundation of the Jewish Communal Fund Daniel Gale Sotheby's International To discuss sponsorship opportunities for our 2018 Fore the Love of the Land…

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Kayak Oyster Bay

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WaterFront Center, 1 West End Avenue
Oyster Bay, 11771 United States
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Kayak Oyster Bay with North Shore Land Alliance and The WaterFront Center Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 1 West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York 11771 Join North Shore Land Alliance and the WaterFront Center for a paddle launching from the WaterFront Center.  Life-long naturalist and retired science teacher Peter Martin will lead an kayak trip in Oyster Bay.  Learn about the area's wildlife and the value of this marine environment which The WaterFront Center…

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Introduction to Fly-Fishing

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nassau County Old Westbury, NY 11568 + Google Map

Fly-Fishing Class Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Old Westbury (location will be provided after you register) Join North Shore Land Alliance and ORVIS for an Introduction to Fly-Fishing class. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of fly-fishing, a popular sport, from local guides.  Equipment and refreshments provided. Only the first 12 people who register can attend.  Don't worry, there will be no hooks used in this practice session! Cost (lunch included): $10 for…

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Cocktail Asado-Young Members Group

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nassau County Old Westbury, NY 11568 + Google Map

Please join our Young Members Group for a Cocktail Asado Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at a private estate in Old Westbury $65 - Conservation Ticket | $125 - Friends of Open Space Ticket All proceeds will benefit the North Shore Land Alliance's efforts to protect the land we love. Thank you to our event sponsor   Committee Chairs: Jamie Gardiner, Meghan and Chris Hagedorn, Milena and D.R. Holmes and Laura Van Ingen Committee Members:…

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Child Friendly Walk and Plant Printing Craft

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Manor House
Oyster Bay, 11771
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Child Friendly Walk and Plant Printing Craft Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park Join North Shore Land Alliance O'Neil steward Jeanine Swift at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park for a plant identification walk and craft, part of the National Invasive Species Awareness Week.  Jeanine will show children how to identify invasive plants using sight, smell and touch.  Learn about the history and ecology of these botanic invaders.  After the stroller-accessible…

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Smell the Flowers at Caumsett State Park

July 29 @ 9:00 am
Caumsett State Park, 25 Lloyd Harbor Road
Lloyd Neck, 11743 United States
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Walks in the Woods at Caumsett State Park with North Shore Land Alliance

Sweet pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia) is one of our most enchanting native shrubs when aromas from its flowers fill the air. Its flowers are attractive not only to humans but also to pollinating insects like butterflies, which we'll observe and identify. Join the Land Alliance and Ken and Sue Feustel at Caumsett State Park when flowering is at its peak. Registration required! For more information about our Walks in the Woods program, please contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or email jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.…

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August 2017

Summer Evening Kayak Trip around Oyster Bay Cove

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Landing Road, Oyster Bay Cove Oyster Bay Cove, New York + Google Map
Kayak Oyster Bay Cove with North Shore Land Alliance

Summer Evening Kayak Trip around Oyster Bay Cove Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Launching from Landing Road, Oyster Bay Cove (off Cove Road across from the TR Sanctuary parking lot) Life-long naturalist and retired science teacher Peter Martin will lead an evening Oyster Bay Cove kayak trip.  Learn about the area's wildlife and the value of this coastal environment. Registration required!  Space is limited to 15 persons.  Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Cost:…

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September 2017

Wine & Spirits Auction and Dinner

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, 11771 United States
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The North Shore Land Alliance's 14th Annual Wine & Spirit Auction and Dinner is on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Land Alliance’s Planting Fields Office.   This popular event offers the finest in wine tastings, an elegant seated dinner, curated silent and live auctions and an after party featuring the dance band, 45 Riots. This is the Land Alliance’s most important annual event.  It is critical to the Land Alliance's ability to protect the local lands that we love and continue to…

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Bird and Insect Migration Exploration at Nassau County’s South Shore

September 30 @ 2:00 pm
Lido Beach NY United States + Google Map

Join North Shore Land Alliance and Peter Martin at Lido Preserve, Nickerson Beach and Point Lookout Loop on Nassau County's South Shore on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  During this exploration of fall bird and insect migration we'll be on the lookout for shorebirds and wading birds after nesting. Registration required!   For more information about our Walks in the Woods program, please contact Jane Jackson at 516-922-1028 or email jjackson@northshorelandalliance.org.

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October 2017

Family Friendly Autumn Walk at Cushman Preserve

October 14 @ 10:00 am
Cornelia Hepburn Cushman Preserve, Route 25A just east of Yellow Cote Road
Oyster Bay Cove, NY
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Walks in the Woods at Cushman Preserve

Join North Shore Land Alliance's Amanda Furcall for a family friendly walk at Cushman Preserve. Amanda will walk us through the changing colors of the Preserve’s serene forest where we will take the time to notice the details of life in autumn. Registration is at capacity for this walk.  Please contact the Land Alliance if you are interested in adding your name to the waiting list. For more information about our Walks in the Woods program, please contact Jane Jackson…

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