Zoning Update Project

The Future of Southold
Shaping the Zoning Code to Reflect Your Concerns
The Zoning Project Update
Sunday, March 3 at 2pm
Poquatuck Hall

Watch the video of the Zoning Project Update


Past Events




Candidates Forum

Poquatuck Hall
Saturday, October 28, 2023





Annual Orient Village Halloween Trick-or-Treat

will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 5:00 – 7:00pm.

Wear your costume and come trick-or-treat in Orient!
There will be candy stations and participating houses
on Village Lane, Skippers Lane and Oysterpond Lane.

If you would like to give out candy please sign up at

You don’t have to live in the village to sign up,





Town Code Forum

Poquatuck Hall
Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 3:00pm
Hosted by the Orient Association and the East Marion Civic Association

The town code includes regulations about many things that affect us including short-term rentals; building size and construction, noise; our visible environment including signs, lighting and dark skies; RV, trailer and boat storage; landscaping and dumpsters. Code enforcement (or lack of it) often comes up in our community meetings. It impacts many of the things that recent surveys say we value. Learn how code enforcement works and some ways it might be improved, and your role in ensuring compliance and enforcement.

Presenter: Margaret Steinbugler is vice-president of the Southold Peconic Civic Association. Prior to her retirement she was Director, of Materials/Structures at Pratt & Whitney. She holds BS in Engineering and MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering degrees from Princeton University.

Refreshments will be served!


9:30 am – 11:00am

Orient Association Annual Meeting

Poquatuck Hall
Saturday May 27 9:30AM – 11:00AM

Water Project Presentation


11 am

Earth Day Cleanup​

Gather your friends together to pick up litter in your neighborhood or on your favorite beach.  Separate out your trash from the recyclables and bring to Poquatuck Hall at 11:00am on Saturday.  The Orient Association will be offering refreshments and prizes, and will dispose of the trash.

  • Gather litter in your neighborhood before 11:00 on Saturday
  • Separate the trash from recyclables.
  • Please wear gloves (gardening gloves are recommended) and protect yourself from ticks.
  • There are prizes for:
    • Most trash
    • Most recyclables
    • Most unusual trash


10 am

Forum on Coastal Resilience and Sea Level Rise

Poquatuck Hall
January 28 at 10:00AM.

The Orient Association hosted a forum on Coastal Resilience and Sea-Level Rise. The guest speaker was Elizabeth Hornstein.

More information on the Coastal Resilience and Sea Level Rise Forum.



​Discussion of Community Issues and Priorities from the Southold Town and Hamlet Survey.

Read the Survey Results

Poquatuck Hall
November 12th at 9:30AM.

• What are the results?
• What do they mean?
• How are the topics related?
• How are they being addressed now?
• What should the next steps be for areas of concern?

Please share your thoughts and join us for this informative program.

Cider and cider donuts will be served!



Deer Management Forum

At Poquatuck Hall – Moderated by Mary Morgan


  • Greg Doroski -Town Board Liaison for Deer Management Task Force
  • Craig Jobes-  Environmental Analyst and de facto member of the Deer Management Task Force
  • Arnold Blair- Nassau Point Property Owners Association Deer Committee and member Deer Management Task Force.




Nitrogen Pollution and Septic Improvement in Southold Presentation

On Thursday, July 28 at 6:30pm Southold Peconic Civic Association hosts ‘Nitrogen Pollution and Septic Improvement in Southold’ an informational program presented by Valerie Virgona of Peconic Estuary Partnership. Nitrogen pollution is a threat to our environment and economy on the East End. The Peconic Estuary Partnership (PEP) works on projects to mitigate nitrogen pollution, such as wetland restoration and stormwater management.


More information




Orient Fire Dept. – Pig Roast

Orient Firehouse, 23300 Main Road, Orient
Tickets Online – $30, $35 at door


July 2022

13th Annual Heritage Day

A Red, White & Blue Parade Down Village Lane. 12 Noon. Followed by Hot Dogs, Sweet Treats, Kids’ Games,
and music by the Mudflats in Poquatuck Park

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Recent Happenings

Annual Meeting June 2024

Annual Meeting June 2024

​Orient Association held its annual meeting on Saturday June 8th at 2:00 pm at Poquatuck Hall. After the business meeting our guest speaker Mary Anne Taylor presented the results of the Orient Water Management Study.
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The Zoning Update Project – March 3, 2024

The Zoning Update Project – March 3, 2024

The Future of Southold - Shaping the Zoning Code to Reflect Your Concerns Southold Town Planning Director Heather Lanza shares a brief history of zoning in Southold and explains the current project to update the zoning code to help implement the Town's Comprehensive Plan.
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