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Trail Hikes

The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will hold a “Fresh Pond Loop” hike on Saturday, May 18, at
10 AM.

The five-to-six-mile hike will begin at Fresh Pond Park in Amagansett and will follow the Paumanok Path, the Bell Estate, and Barnes Landing and conclude along the beach back to the starting point. Valerie King and David Jones will lead the hike.

The society will also hold a Shelter Island Bike Ride on May 18 at 10 AM. The 20-mile route will follow the less-travelled roads of Shelter Island. Bikers can meet in North Haven at the South Ferry Terminal. Lois Peltz and Jerry Brown will lead the ride. There will also be two concurrent hikes in Montauk on May 25 at 10 AM.

An Amsterdam Beach hike will be 2.5 miles and will begin at the trailhead across from Deep Hollow Ranch. Aggie Cindrich will lead the hike.

The Hither Hills hike will be six to seven miles with plenty of water views. Participants have been asked to bring a snack and plenty of water. Hikers will meet at the Hither Hills West Overlook in Montauk. For more information, about any of these events, visit

Greenbelt Talk

Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton will continue the Sunday at Two series with a talk by Nicole Kinlock on Sunday, May 19, at 2 PM.

Kinlock, a doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, will talk about her research on plant interactions in invaded plant communities and the natural history of the invasive plants she studies, including multiflora rose, Japanese barberry, and autumn olive. The talk will also focus on why certain species become invasive and whether communities will be different in the long-term because of them.

Refreshments will be served at the event. Sunday at Two events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

National Beach Safety Week

The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue will offer free water safety and hands-only CPR training on June 1 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at the East Hampton Library.

National Beach Safety Week will start on May 20 to remind citizens of the need to be safe while in and near water. For further info, visit

East Hampton Cares Day

The East Hampton YMCA will host “East Hampton Cares Day” on Saturday, May 18, from 9 AM to 1 PM.

The event, which is held in memory of Harvey Horowitz, will feature YMCA and neighborhood beautification projects, including gardening, landscaping, painting, repairs, garbage cleanup, and creating children’s sports areas.

For more information, visit

National Public Gardens Day

The LongHouse Reserve along with Bridge Gardens and the Madoo Conservancy will participate in National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 17, from 10 AM to 5 PM, with a free, one-hour guided tour of the LongHouse grounds at 2 PM. Holger Winenga, LongHouses’s new horticulturalist, will lead the tour. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a place, contact [email protected].

At Rogers Memorial Library

The Rogers Memorial Library’s Reference and Technology Librarian Steve Alcalde will give a talk about stopping spam calls on Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 PM.

The library will offer a discussion moderated by Martin Levinson, Ph.D. on regional disorder in the Middle East as part of the monthly “Great Decisions 2019” series, produced by the Foreign Policy Association, on May 20 at 11:30 AM at Cooper Hall.

Certified dog trainer Gail Murphy will talk about how to interpret canine body language and recognize signs of happiness, stress, conflict, and aggression at the library on May 20 at 5:30 PM.

Eileen M. Duffy, author of “Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island,” will give a talk on the secret history of wine on May 22 at 12 PM.

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