The Church, located at 48 Madison St., Sag Harbor, is pleased to welcome Pierson High School seniors for a performance of "Silent Strings" an ensemble of music and poetry celebrating the joys and wonders of the natural environment. Together – poet Meredith Spolarich, violinist Elizabeth Hallock, and harpist Miachesca Gangemi constructed the musical program that incorporates both instrumental classics as well as their very own written pieces. The performance is a part of their Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) project for the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at the high school. The students have fused their passion for the environment and their love of music and poetry to create a performance that highlights both the beauty of nature and the urgency to protect it. Further emphasizing their love and support of the environment the students encourage attendees, upon entry, to make a cash donation of any amount with all proceeds going to benefit the Friends of Long Pond Greenbelt (celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022).

2022 Sundays at Two Lecture Series Continues

Goodbye Lawn, Hello Biodiversity

with Suzanne Ruggles, The Barefoot Gardener

Sunday, October 16th, 2:00 p.m.

Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center

1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike


Suzanne Ruggles, The Barefoot Gardener, is a naturalist and native plants gardener.  In this talk, she will talk about the dangers and sadness of the typical Hamptons “landscape”, and why we should be doing away with lawns altogether - instead revegetating with native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers to restore our ecosystem for the benefit of all life.  


A woman on a mission, Ms Ruggles wants to dissuade us from using pesticides, wasting water, destroying habitat, and polluting the air with our all too common landscaping practices.   Suzanne will address the many benefits of native plants and other natural elements in an intact eco system, including how they benefit native animals and insects with which they have symbiotically co evolved.  


“Bright green carpet-like lawns are an abomination”, she says, “possible only with the assistance of harmful chemicals that subdue the complex ecosystem that has survived here for millennia”. 


By demonstrating how spectacular, how peaceful, how biodiverse, and how life-affirming native plantings can be, and by educating about the benefits, joys, and freedom of native eco systems, Suzanne is transforming not just lawns, but the attitudes of land owners toward the slice of nature they can directly control.  

The Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center is located at

1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike & and is handicap accessible

(look for the “Open” flag and follow drive to the end).

All Sundays at Two events are free and open to the public.

Refreshments are served.