SHARE: The Wisdom of Our Elders
5:00 PM17:00

SHARE: The Wisdom of Our Elders

Tickets for SHARE are no longer available online, but a limited number will be sold at the door. See you tonight!

Sunday, August 11th, 2019, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Hallockville, Naugles Barn, Jamesport, North Fork, NY
Honoring Mary & Jim Casey

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Please join us for a festive evening on the North Fork in a beautiful farm-setting for live music, dancing, local farm fare, local beer and wine, and a silent auction featuring unique East End experiences. We will come together to honor the wisdom of our elders, highlighting the impact of PCS founding grandparents Mary and Jim Casey, and to celebrate and support a place-based, project-focused model of education for more children in this community.

All proceeds support students with financial need at Peconic Community School.


We invite you to consider sponsoring this event. Sponsorships help ensure PCS can raise the funds to support scholarship opportunities for students. Benefits include ticket packages and varying levels of public recognition for your contribution. Opportunities range from $500 to $5,000. Tickets are $175 for individuals, $150 for PCS grandparents.

Mary & Jim Casey, on a trip to Ireland in 2017

Mary & Jim Casey, on a trip to Ireland in 2017

Mary & Jim Casey

Mary and Jim Casey taught their daughters and PCS founders, Liz and Kathryn, everything they know about education, parenting, perseverance, compassion, and collaboration. They believed unequivocally in the idea of an independent community school from day one. They helped them raise their children while they held information sessions, built a board of trustees, created a vision, hired teachers, and ultimately ran the day-to-day operations of a school.

For seven years of running a school, and for 35 years before that, Mary and Jim have exemplified the PCS vision and mission: making our world a better place through compassion, resilience, and reflection in a safe, trusting environment.

This is why everyone at Peconic Community School is thrilled to celebrate the founding grandmother and grandfather of PCS, Mary and Jim Casey, at the annual summer fundraiser, SHARE: The Wisdom of our Elders, on Sunday, August 11th, 2019.

The event will thank Mary & Jim, as well as honor the community’s elders: grandparents, community members and loved ones who have shared their wisdom, and given PCS, as Mary Casey likes to say -- “roots and wings”.

Mary and Jim - as only the greatest elders and parents can - have helped to root Peconic Community School’s identity and work. They have also done so much to give PCS  wings, so that the school and its students, teachers, and staff can freely navigate and explore their learning journey with wonder and awe; and truly fly. Through their combined experience educating, running a small business, coaching, counseling, child-rearing, and advising, Mary and Jim have had a profound impact on the PCS community and beyond.

Thank you to this year’s generous sponsors!

Wings Sponsors


Geri & Cindy Armine-Klein
Gerry & Lyn Mulligan

Roots Sponsors

Mary & Jim Casey
Doris Hinsch Lezny
Rebecca & Stan Searl

Scholar Sponsors

Barbara Butterworth & Michael Gill
Kathryn & Ryan Casey Quigley
Paul, Ann, Sean & Evan Casey
Phyllis & Sam Constan
Anne Fenton
John Fenton
Elsa Gibson
The Holbrooke Family
Joyce & John Holzapfel
Christine & Paul Kuzman
Allison & Casper LaBarbera
Joe Mc Kay
The Roussan Family
Liz & Stephen Searl

Wisdom Sponsors

Amanda Abraham & Charlie Sullivan
Emilyann & David Abraham
Anandham Landscaping Corp
Andy’s Restaurant
Franceska & Aaron Earls
Chrstine Killorin
Trish Eckardt & James Meehan
Ellen Nora's Art Camp
Liz Ertner & Matt Casey
Nancy Gilbert & Richard Wines
Scott Kurnit
Melissa & Michael LeFort
Neefus Stype Agency
Laurie & Erwin Rodger
Riverhead Toyota
Sandpebble Builders Inc.
Cynthia & Sean Tvelia

In Kind Sponsors


SHARE Event Committee

Amanda Abraham, Chair
Sara Berliner
Kathryn Casey Quigley
Liz Casey Searl
Valentina Castaneda
Michelina Da Fonte
Alison Delaney
Jade Eckardt
Megan Eilers
Anthony Holbrooke
Stephanie Israel
Maggie Kritsberg
Christine Kuzman
Jessie Marcus
Stephanie Pincar-Coleman
Danielle Rodger
Agathe Snow

in formation as of 6/3/2019

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5:00 PM17:00

SHARE: Building Community Through Scholarship: Sunday, August 12th

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SHARE: PCS's Annual Summer Fundraiser at Naugles Barn, Hallockville Museum Farm

Please join us for a festive evening on the North Fork in a beautiful farm-setting for live music, dancing, local farm fare by Lombardi's, pizza from Rolling in Dough, local beer and wine, and a silent auction featuring unique East End experiences. We will come together to honor community leader Joe Mc Kay and to celebrate and support a place-based, project-focused model of education for more children in this community.

All proceeds support students with financial need at Peconic Community School.

We invite you to consider sponsoring this event. Sponsorships help ensure PCS can raise the funds to support scholarship opportunities for students. Benefits include ticket packages and varying levels of public recognition for your contribution. Opportunities range from $300 to $5000. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

We have closed online ticket purchase for this event, as tickets are nearly sold out!!

Please call 631-779-2934 or email to inquire about availability

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On August 12th, 2018, Peconic Community School will proudly honor Joe Mc Kay of Greenport, NY at their annual event SHARE. Long-time PCS friend, advisor and supporter, Joe Mc Kay is also a community leader, teacher, writer, speaker and advocate for life-long education and the environment. 

Peconic Community School is thrilled to be honoring Joe because his work, his values and his approach to living on the East End align so perfectly with Peconic Community School’s mission and vision. We look forward to celebrating him alongside many of his friends and family not only for his support of PCS, but for his exemplary leadership on the North Fork, and for modeling a life of constant learning and humble citizenship.

read more about Joe McKay here.

Thank you to this year's generous sponsors!

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9:00 AM09:00

Arts on The Farm Summer Camp



June 25th through August 10th

The Arts on the Farm partnership between Peconic Community School & Hallockville Museum Farm offers a place-based, fun, educational and unique experience for campers ages 3 through 12 at historic Hallockville Museum Farm.

Daily activities at Arts on the Farm include circle time with songs and stories; farm chores including feeding cows, sheep and chickens; theme time with an educational specialist. The Camp draws from a wide community of artists, craftspeople and educators including:
woodworkers, beekeepers, nature guides, herbalists, animal trackers, musicians basket-weavers, sheep herders . . . just to name a few!

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10:00 AM10:00

3rd Annual PCS Maker Fair and Food Truck Rally

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PCS is hosting it's 3rd annual Maker Fair and this time we're adding a Food Truck Rally in the parking lot!

The PCS Maker Fair, sponsored by ULTRAMOTION, is a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness in celebration of the Maker Movement. Local Makers -- woodworkers, robotics teams, artists, chefs, scientists, inventors, puppeteers, performers, and more -- will present workshops and demonstrations in the spirit of community, collaboration, and innovation. This year we will also have local FOOD TRUCKS rallied in the parking lot to fuel hungry Makers and visitors.

PCS will be open for tours of the school and classrooms.

Please join us: Peconic Community School, 269 Main Road, Aquebogue, NY 11931

Suggested donation: $10 per family.

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Spring Break Camps at PCS


Reinventing Our Communities:  

A STEAM Exploration Camp for children ages 8-12

Calling all future designers, artists, scientists, and Presidents: this week long camp explores the past, present, and future of our communities. Making our neighborhoods a better place to live, work, and grow is a lot of work! In this camp, students will work with artists, archivists, activists, environmentalists, and urbanists to learn about the amazing career paths Long Islanders are utilizing to effect positive change. In collaboration with these individuals, students will brainstorm creative solutions to today's pressing challenges.


$385/week (sibling discount $365)

Process Art Camp

An Art Camp for children ages 5-7

Process art allows children to engage with materials in an open ended way, with few instructions and no samples or examples of what their work should look like in the end. The experience is often calming, relaxing and the results highlight each child's unique expression and imagination.
Join us for a week of art explorations where the focus is on the process, the materials and each child's individual sense of imagination and creativity. We will use recycled materials, items from nature, fabric, yarn, wire, watercolors, oil pastels, clay, glue and much more.


$385/week (sibling discount $365)

TO ENROLL: contact Maggie at (631) 779-2934 or 

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5:00 PM17:00

SHARE: Preserving Our Place Through Education

We can't wait for SHARE on Sunday night!

Online ticket sales are closed.

A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. See you soon!


Peconic Community School's Annual Summer Fundraiser

Honoring Science Educators & PCS Trustees, Barbara Butterworth & Phyllis Constan

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 from 5-9pm

Hallockville Museum Farm, Naugles Barn, Jamesport

Tickets: $125/per person

Please join us for a festive evening on the North Fork in a beautiful farm-setting for live music, dancing, local farm fare, pizza from Rolling in Dough, a raw bar by Chip Maran, local beer and wine, and a silent auction featuring unique east end experiences. We will come together to celebrate and support place-based, project-focused model of education for more children in this community.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Peconic Community School relies on sponsors from the community to make this event a success. All donations are tax deductible and support scholarship opportunities for students with financial need. Last year's sponsors included Edible East End, Neefus Stype Agency, Old Block Capital and more!

Learn More & Sponsor SHARE 2017


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CREATE: A Maker Fair
10:00 AM10:00

CREATE: A Maker Fair

CREATE: A Maker Fair

The only local fair of it’s kind, PCS takes inspiration for this event from a national movement emphasizing creativity, innovation and all things “maker.” This special event is free*, family-friendly and open to the entire community. Last year’s fair attracted over 300 people from across the east end.   The event will feature over 30 makers from the east end of Long Island.  Makers include local students, teachers, museums, artists, scientists, engineers, and more.

Makers include:  Long Island Science Center, Green Revolution Woodworking, Custer Institute, Clown Christopher Scheer, Hayground School, Potter Chris Fanjul, Singer/Songwriter Nancy Remkus, Tesla Science Center, Lyrical Children & more!

$10 suggested donation at the door


10am - 2pm

Suggested $10 donation

Thank you to our wonderful event sponsor, UltraMotion!

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1:00 PM13:00

A Day of Creative Movment

Peconic Landing

Peconic Community School


The Watermill Center

Present A Day of Creative Movement

with El Colegio Del Cuerpo Dance Company 

Wednesday September 21, 2016


Senior members of Peconic Landing and children from Peconic Community School will come together for a day of intergenerational dance. After an informal talk and demonstration from the dancers’ repertoire, attendees will join together for an invigorating workshop in creative movement. All ages and abilities are welcomed to participate. In the afternoon there will be an improvisational dance by El Colegio del Cuerpo in the Sculpture Garden open to the public.




10:00-10:30 Demonstration and Performance of excerpts by Company, in Auditorium

10:30-12:00 Dance and Creative Movement Workshop, in Auditorium

1:00-1:30 Company Improvisational Performance in Sculpture Garden Open to Public


About El Coelgio del Cuerpo:


Álvaro Restrepo and Marie France Delieuvin (co founder of EL COLEGIO DEL CUERPO- eCdC- The School of the Body) and the 10 dancers of La Compañia Cuerpo de Indias will be Artists-in-Residence atThe Watermill Center in September 2016. During their residency, they will create a ceremony with participants of the Shinnecock community, and interact with other members of the Hamptons’ community, through workshops, master classes, and open rehearsals. Restrepo often refers to the 18 year-old eCdC, based on Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, as a four-legged animal: artistic, educational, social and political, having Nature as/in the heart of their creature/institution.

Peconic Community School is an independent school for children ages 3-11 located on the East End of Long Island. Through creative learning opportunities with premier educators students create, discover, share and grow. PCS envisions a place where education creates a better world. And it is the school's mission to foster reflective, resilient, compassionate learners in a safe, caring and trusting environment.

The Watermill Center Founded by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson in 1992, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts supporting young and emerging artists through its year-round Artist Residency Program, International Summer Program, as well as Education Programs, and open rehearsals. The Center also presents exhibitions, public programming, and offers tours of its 20,000+ square-foot building and eight-and-a-half acres of grounds and sculpture gardens throughout the year. The Watermill Center is located at 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. For general information or exhibition, event and tour schedules, visit The Watermill Center online at or call (631) 726-4628.

Peconic Landing is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit Lifecare retirement community overlooking the breathtaking Long Island Sound. Located on the North Fork of Long Island, our 144-acre campus is bordered by grapevines and golfing greens, situated on a half-mile of private Sound beach. The community it home to the North Fork’s only Sculpture Garden, and serves as a cultural arts hub for the East End Community presenting ample opportunity for individuals to pursue their interests and passions to the fullest. Members and guests can immerse themselves in a great variety of cultural, educational, wellness, and healthful programs designed to inspire and engage. To learn more about our cultural arts offering or the Peconic Landing lifestyle visit


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11:00 AM11:00

CREATE: a Maker Faire

CREATE: A Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, March 12th from 11am-3pm at Riverhead Charter School.  The Faire will highlight makers of all kinds from all over the tri-state area.  From music-makers, to lego clubs, robotics and soap, to welders and beer-makers there is sure to be something for everyone.  The event celebrates the Maker Movement and highlights creativity, innovation, and resourcefulness.  This event is FREE.  

Participating Makers include:

If you are interested in participating as a Maker, please complete this form and contact Liz at 631-779-2934.

The daytime portion will be followed by The After Party at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company from 7pm-10pm featuring live music by Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks.  Tickets for the after party at $30 and include a free pint of beer, or glass of wine.  Additional wine, beer, and food are available for purchase.  The evening event will also feature a fishbowl auction with loads of local prizes.  All proceeds from the after party will benefit Peconic Community School.

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5:00 PM17:00

SHARE: The Spirit of Community

Online ticket purchase has ended. Tickets will be available at the door.

Tickets: $100/per person

All proceeds benefit the Alison Aldredge Fund for Joyful Learning at Peconic Community School


Many thanks to our event sponsors

School Sponsors: 

Rolling in Dough Pizza

Donielle Cardinale at Daniel Gale Realty

Ellen Nora's Art Camp

Educator Sponsors:

The Giving Room

Amanda Abraham & Charlie Sullivan

Emilyann & David Abraham

Phyllis & Samuel Constan

Kathryn & Ryan Quigley

Laurie and Erwin Rodger

Rebecca & Stanford Searl

Alice & Jack Van de Wetering

Student Sponsors:

East End Fencing Academy

Ferretti & Odell, CPAs PLLC

Glover Perennials

Panera Bread/Applebees

Liz & Stephen Searl

In Kind Sponsors: 

Clarke's Garden & Home

Joe & Liza's Ice Cream

North Fork Roasting Company

Rolling in Dough Pizza

Shinn Estate Vineyards

Southampton Ales & Lagers



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12:00 PM12:00

GROW: Spring Fundraiser & Community Picnic

Adults $15 in advance / $20 at the door           Children Free

Advance ticket sales have closed. Please purchase your tickets at registration. 

Peconic Community School's fourth annual festival Grow: Spring Fundraiser and Community Picnic will be held on Saturday, May 23rd at Hallockville Museum Farm, at Naugles Barn from 12pm-3pm.  This special event features live music performed by Brady Rymer, food, children activities, drumming, farm animals and more!  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, children are free.

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Discover: Education for a Better World
12:00 PM12:00

Discover: Education for a Better World

Join us for a full day of great events and activities...

12-3pm: Workshops & Demos at Peconic Community School

Organizations include Hallockville Museum Farm, Chidren's Museum of the East End, the Block Spot, Ellen Nora's art studio, and more. FREE

3-5pm:  Speaker Series at PCS

Featuring prominent speakers on the topic of education: including Ameer Mourad from the Institute of Play in NYC,  Jerry Mintz from the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO), and Writer Mimosa Jones Tunney. $30/ticket

7:30-10:30pm: Party at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

Come hear the ever popular and talented Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company's new location in Peconic.  $35/ticket

$50 all inclusive ticket for speaker series and after party

Tickets available at the door


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12:00 PM12:00

GROW: Spring Fundraiser & Community Picnic

Join us for an afternoon of family fun at Hallockville Museum Farm's Naugles Barn.

Featuring music by BRADY RYMER

Pizza for sale from Rolling in Dough Pizza Truck

Ice Cream for sale from Joe & Lizas

Juice for sale from Giving Room Health Food & Juice Bar

Plus opportunities for crafts, children's activities, seed planting and drumming 

$15 for adults/children FREE

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3:30 PM15:30

DISCOVER: Poetry with Scott Chaskey

Please join us for a family-friendly afternoon with Poet/Farmer/Educator Scott Chaskey as he shares his poetry and discusses his recently published work: Seedtime with our community.  

Followed by a brief place-based poetry workshop.

Friday, February 28th from 3:30-5:00

Light refreshments

Hosted by PCS students and staff


Suggested donation: $10

Children Free

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SHARE - fundraiser & cocktail reception


Our annual fundraiser, SHARE: A Celebration of Education  held on Sunday, August 11th from 5-8pm at the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm in Jamesport was a huge success!

Lea Abrams shared her important perspective on progressive education.  Live music by the wonderful Soul Jazz Train Express was a special treat.

Out East Foodie and Edible East End covered the event, which raised money to support Peconic Community school. 


We are most grateful for the local businesses who supported this event, including food prepared by Head Chef Michael Meehan of H20 Seafood GrillLia Stanco Fallon of, The Riverhead ProjectTodd Jacobs of Fresh Hamptons, Noah Schwartz of Noah's, and Michael and Amelia Hegeman of Healthy Gourmet.


Other local vendors generously supporting the event included: Blind Bat BreweryJamesport VineyardsShinn Estate Vineyards, Joe & Liza's Ice Cream, & Catapano Dairy Farm



Auction Items included:

Round of golf for 4 at Sebonack: including caddy fees, greens fees & lunch
A private ice cream party by Joe & Liza's Ice Cream  
A gift certificate to  Candle 79  in New York City
A gift certificate to Besito

VIP Dinner for 10 by Healthy Gourmet

Guest Speaker Bio: Lea Abras

Lea Abrams has been an educator for thirty years. She began as a holistic health educator creating programs for schools, health centers and non-profits while exploring eastern modalities of mindfulness work. For ten years Lea directed a Waldorf inspired early childhood program and attended Sunbridge College Waldorf Teacher Training. While working on her masters in teaching and certification in psychotherapy. Lea taught special education and early literacy in the Sag Harbor public schools. Pursuing her passion for progressive education she joined the faculty at the Morriss Center School, teaching mixed aged 3rd and 4th grades and deeply engaging in professional development that would serve to inform future work with the concepts of multiple intelligences, making learning visible in the classroom, and mindful learning practices. For the past ten years, Lea has worked at the Ross School as a 4th and 5th grade teacher, upper/lower school coordinator, and cultural history domain coordinator. In addition, she and her husband have been boarding parents to four Asian high school students for the past three years. This past year Lea has been an educational adviser for the Peconic Community School. She has two grown daughters, and lives in Sag Harbor with her husband, her cat and her daughter's snake "Rufus".


You know we love children since we run a school, but this is the one event of the year that is geared more to adults. We hope you can still attend and enjoy a relaxing, delicious and fun night out! 


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