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Art by Melinda Hackett

A Night Out With Melinda Hackett

Nick & Toni’s and The Golden Eagle Studio 144 in East Hampton are continuing the artist series, “A Night Out With . . . (Artist of the Evening).” The series of art workshops followed by dinner with the artist at Nick & Toni’s continues with Melinda Hackett on Wednesday, March 4. The workshop will begin at 5:30 PM at the Golden Eagle Studio 144. The artists and guests will dine on a two-course dinner at Nick & Toni’s over conversation.

Space for each event is limited and must be reserved online by noon on Monday, March 2, at The cost is $85 per person, which includes the art workshop (with all materials provided) and the specially priced dinner including tax and tip.

Spring Lecture Series

The Peconic Land Trust’s seventh annual Spring Lecture Series at Bridge Gardens, featuring Sunday afternoon presentations focused on local farmers, chefs, and producers of specialty items, is beginning soon. The series is moderated by Laura Donnelly. Guests will hear stories of the dynamic men and women who are growing and producing food across Long Island, and learn about the innovative and entrepreneurial approaches they are taking.

The series will begin on Sunday, March 1, with Patty Gentry of Early Girl Farm, chef Christian Mir of Stone Creek Inn, and Will Peckham of West Robins Oyster Company.

On Sunday, March 15, it’s chef George Giannaris of Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant, farm director Layton Guenther of Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm, and Greg Kessler of Springs Fireplace Hot Sauce.

Sunday, March 29, is chef Matthew Boudreau of Green Hill Kitchen, Chris Browder of Browder’s Birds, and Marilee Foster of Sagaponack Farm Distillery.

To finish the series, on Sunday, April 19, join Ira Haspel of KK’s The Farm, chef Jay Lippin of the East End Food Institute, and Charity Joy Robinson of Kombat-cha.

Presentations begin at 2 PM. Individual tickets are $40 per person and $30 for Bridge Gardens members.  Purchase the full series for $140 per person or $100 for Bridge Gardens members. Space is limited. For more information and to get your tickets, visit [email protected] or call the Trust at 631-283-3195, ext. 17.

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