South Bay Art Association
PO Box 244, Bellport, NY
SUMMER 2012 PLEIN AIR SCHEDULE
In July and August the sketch group meets Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We have some exciting new destinations planned. Carpool when possible, especially where there is a parking fee. Bring art supplies and come prepared to deal with natural elements: bug/tick repellent, sunscreen, drinking water, a hat and a folding chair are recommended. (Driving directions are from the intersection of Station Road, (Bellport Lane), and South Country road, Bellport Village.
If you have any questions call Laurie Fosmire, 286-3521 or Joan Hickman, 588-4132.
July 10th Suffolk County Farm & Education Center 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank tel. 852-4600 North on Station Rd., to Montauk Hwy. East to traffic light at sign for CR-21W. Take a left turn onto Yaphank Ave. and drive a few miles until you see the sign for the Farm. it will be on the left. Many animals, barns and gardens. Look for the peacocks. (From 495, east to the Yaphank Ave. exit and it will be down a short distance on the right) Sign in at the Office. Free Parking
July 17th Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge 340 Smith Road, Shirley. Station Road to Montauk Hwy. to traffic light at Smith Road, right turn. Entrance is on the right. New building, facitlities great views.
July 24th Long Island Maritime Museum & Grounds. 86 West Ave., West Sayville, 447-8679 parking is free Go West on So. Country Road: turn left onto Montauk Hwy/Emain St going West approximately 9 mi. beyond Sayville,two block West past the West Sayville Fire Dept. Turn left/South onto West Ave. and follow the signs to the Museum parking lot on the right. Boatyard, boat canal with boardwalk, shaded picnic pavilion.
July 31st Southaven Park, Victory Ave., Yaphank, Main Entrance. 854-1414 Free Station Road to Montauk Hwy or South Country Road, Bellport to Montauk Hwy East to traffic light at CR21. Left turn puts you on Horseblock Road. Second Right will be Victory Ave. Proceed to the Main entrance on the left. A bit of a walk to the water and the boats.
August 7th Blue Point Dock , foot of Blue Point Ave. Parking, Gazebo and the beach. Montauk Hwy., East to Blue Point. Left turn down blue Point Ave., Blue Point. ( This is the street that )
August 14th Peconic River Herb Farm 2749 River Ro. Calverton, 369-0058 Follow Station Rd. North for 3.7 mi. and turn right at Patchogue-Yaphank Rd/Sills Rd/ Rt. 101; after 1.5 mi. turn right to merge onto 1-495/LIE East; travel 11.7 mi. and take exit 71 for NY-24 Hampton Bays/Calverton; from ramp turn left/north onto NY 24/ Edwards Ave S toward Calverton; after1/4 mi. turn left onto River Rd.; go 1/4 mi. West to just before RR tracks and turn left at greem and yellow sign for Peconic River Herb Farm; follow drive to parking areas. A gardener's paradise located on 14 scenic riverfront acres in the Peconic basin.
August 21st Avalon Nature Preserve 200 Harbor Rd., StonyBrook 689-0619 Go North on Statiion Rd. and enter Sunrise Hwy/Rt-27 West on left; take exit 51 for StonyBrook/Nicolls Rd/CR-97 North; follow service road to entrance ramp onto Nicolls/CR-97 N; follow Nicolls Rd. North approx. 12.8 mi. to end; turn left onto Rt-25A in a little over 1 mi.(immediately before stop light) bear right onto Main St/North Country Rd/Rt-25A; go 1 block and turn left onto Harbor Road. Parking is available along Main Street, on Harbor Road, and in the village shopping center on Main St. just past the park. The Preserve's boardwalk entrance is on Harbor Road across the street from the Grist Mill.
Preserve has over 70 acres of ecologically oriented landscapes with hiking paths, walkways, labyrinth, sculpture, fields, forests. Trail maps available in kiosk at Harbor Rd. entrance.
August 28th Bayard Cutting Arboretum (State Park) 440 Montauk Hay. Oakdale/Great River tel. 581-1002 From Sunrise Hwy/Rt-27; follow signs for exit 46 to New York/Southern State Pkwy/Heckscher Pkwy; take exit for Connetquot Ave N; at light turn left/south onto Connetquot Ave.; go past the RR tracks, turn left at the next traffic light, follow it around, turn left to the Park entrance which is on the right side of the highway. Several garden areas, shore along the Connetquot River, manor house, cafe. Free parking for seniors.