01/04/17 11:02am
The view from Orient Beach State Park. (Credit: Krysten Massa, file photo)

The view from Orient Beach State Park. (Credit: Krysten Massa, file photo)

Anyone who can’t visit Orient but still wants to get a taste of it can do so thanks to this week’s edition of The New Yorker.

Featured in the Jan. 2, 2017, issue is a poem by Jonathan Galassi entitled “Orient Epithalamion,” which describes the end of the busy season in the small hamlet. (more…)

12/08/16 9:29am
Orient Holiday House Tour

The East Marion home of Cindy Schmidt was on the Oysterponds Historical Society Holiday House Tour in 2012. The home is not included on the tour this year. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Step inside the holiday-themed and decorated homes of East Marion and Orient residents to celebrate the season and help a good cause.

Oysterponds Historical Society hosts its annual Holiday House Tour this Saturday, December 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour features new and old homes dressed in seasonal finery. (more…)

03/07/16 8:35am
Oysterponds Historical Society's headquarters in Orient. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Oysterponds Historical Society’s headquarters in Orient. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Foodies have been beating a path to the door of Houseman Restaurant on Manhattan Greenwich Street, which is owned by chef and part-time Orient resident Ned Baldwin, since it opened last year. And in that time it has earned flattering write-ups from The New York Times, Saveur and New York Magazine.

So with its East End connection it seemed the perfect place to host a benefit for Oysterponds Historical Society next month. Photographer and Orient resident EJ Camp, a member of  Oysterponds Historical Society, will chair the April 5 benefit dinner. (more…)

10/08/15 2:30pm
Shooting at Trumans Beach in Orient (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

EJ Camp shooting at Trumans Beach in Orient  (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Photographing the North and South Forks of Long Island should be second nature for renowned photographer EJ Camp. After all, she’s been photographing the waters off the East End for over 30 years.

“I used to summer in Bellport, then I visited a client in Beixedon Estates in Southold and decided that day I was moving to the North Fork,” said Camp, who now lives in Orient in a house overlooking the water.

If you don’t know her name, you know her work. (more…)