08/30/14 6:00am
08/30/2014 6:00 AM
Guests at Hallockville Museum Farm during the opening reception Thursday evening of 'Outhouse 2014' by artist Michael Combs of New York City and Greenport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Guests at Hallockville Museum Farm during the opening reception Thursday evening of ‘Outhouse 2014′ by artist Michael Combs of New York City and Greenport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

• Artist Michael Combs, whose roots run deep on the North Fork, has recreated a full-size outhouse that can be seen through Sept. 28 on the grounds of Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. It’s part of the Parrish Road Show presented by Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill that features temporary installations by East End artists.  (more…)

08/09/14 8:00am
08/09/2014 8:00 AM
(Credit: Barbarellen Koch_

(Credit: Barbarellen Koch)

When Tony Trubisz Jr. was a little boy, a North Fork summer meant wandering the fields and woods surrounding his family’s Sound Avenue homestead, traveling all the way to the Sound and exploring the 500 acres behind the property.

On Thursday, Mr. Trubisz — now 67 — returned from Richmond, Va. to the 19th century farmhouse of his youth, since relocated to the Hallockville Museum Farm property, to spruce up the old building which hasn’t had a paint job since its big move in 2010. (more…)

06/26/14 3:24pm
Riverhead High School student Emily Green (right) glues figurines last month on a diorama depicting a battle from the War of 1812. She and Megan Carrick (from left), John Vega, and Brian Brenton were students in Justin Cobis' history class. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead High School student Emily Green (right) glues figurines last month on a diorama depicting a battle from the War of 1812. She and Megan Carrick (from left), John Vega, and Brian Brenton were students in Justin Cobis’ history class. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In April, a group of Riverhead High School sophomores, juniors and seniors visited a spot on the Long Island Sound near Hallockville Museum Farm, standing just a few hundred feet away from where some of Riverhead’s founding fathers fought off the British in a once-forgotten battle from the War of 1812.  (more…)

06/01/14 7:00am
06/01/2014 7:00 AM
Dillon Realander, 2, of Riverhead helps construct a fairy house. His sister Summer, 5, is in the background. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Dillon Realander, 2, of Riverhead helps construct a fairy house. His sister Summer, 5, is in the background. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Peconic Community School hosted a fundraiser at Hallockville Museum Farm on Saturday afternoon to benefit the school.

Kids and their parents enjoyed the music of Brady Rymer and the delicious pizza from Rolling in Dough Pizza Truck. (more…)

05/17/14 5:00am
05/17/2014 5:00 AM
Linda Romar of Maryland looks at the Marino sheep rovings hand dyed by 'indy dyer fiber artist' Charisse DeCarlo of Lake Grove in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Linda Romar of Maryland looks at the Marino sheep rovings hand dyed by ‘indy dyer fiber artist’ Charisse DeCarlo of Lake Grove in 2012. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The fifth annual Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, at Hallockville Museum Farm. The event, co-sponsored by Long Island Livestock Company, will feature demonstrations of fiber arts and related processes, other folk arts and a “fiber market” in the Naugles Barn. Special activities will include sheep herding, a llama obstacle course and shearing demonstrations.  (more…)

04/20/14 6:00am
04/20/2014 6:00 AM
Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Volunteers are invited to help clean up the Hallockville Museum Farm property on Sound Avenue at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24. The work will include raking and weeding the gardens, tidying up the Homestead Barn, pruning fruit trees and trimming shrubbery.  (more…)