Jul
25
2:00 PM14:00

Annual S.I. Blood Drive

Town of Shelter Island Annual Blood Drive.

12 Manwaring Road at the EMS Building-
to schdule an appointment call Judy Meringer at 631-749-0291

or email jmeringer@shelterislandtown.lus

Every donor will receive a coupon for a Large McDonalds Sandwich.

Emergency Blood Shortage

Bring ID with photo /signture

minimum wt. 110 lbs

Age 16-75- Eat Well No tattoos for past 12 months.

for medical eligibility questions call 1-800-688-0900

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Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

Sylvester Manor Creek Side Concert

CREEKSIDE CONCERT AT SYLVESTER MANOR

Kerry Kearney Band & the Unsung Heroes

 

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2019   5pm (gates open at 4pm)

Location: Sylvester Manor, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY

Price: $35 in advance/$40 at the door; free for kids 10 and under

 

Shelter Island, NY: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm continues their 2019 concert series with the first of two summer shows down by Gardiners Creek with an absolute master of slide blues guitar, Kerry Kearney and the Unsung Heroes. WPKN's Bill Nolan cites Kearney's guitar and dobro playing as one of the contributing factors to global warming, and Bonnie Grice says "With the blues, Kerry Kearney promises AND delivers everything from the slow burn to the high wire.”

 

"Legend" is a word tossed around perhaps too often, but Kerry Kearney has earned it.  Winner in 2008 of the Long Island Sound award from the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, and an inductee to the New York Blues Hall of Fame in 2013, Kearny has a huge following of loyal fans, fans who know they are listening to one of the best bluesmen in the country.

 

Opening for Kerry Kearney are the Unsung Heroes, a trio of musicians based in Sag Harbor who have played with nearly every East End band of note and have recently formed what has been called "the South Fork's newest super-group.” A hit at last year's Sag Harbor Music Festival, guitarist Bosco Michne, bassist Michael Le Clerc and drummer James Benard deliver a mix of inventive covers and their own incredibly creative and imaginative original compositions.

 

Together these two bands promise a wonderful performance at the Creekside stage of Sylvester Manor, where concert goers can avail themselves of the local food and beverages for sale or bring a picnic basket.  Families, frisbees, hulu hoops and of course...dancing, are encouraged! Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.sylvestermanor.org.

 

About Sylvester Manor Educational Farm: Once a Native American hunting and fishing ground, Sylvester Manor has since 1652 been home to eleven generations of its original European settler family. Over time, the place has been transformed from a slaveholding provisioning plantation to an Enlightenment-era farm, then to a pioneering food industrialist’s estate and today to an organic educational farm responsive to, and supported by, our neighbors and friends worldwide. In light of this history, we envision a farm, a community, and a world where people celebrate food, arts, and inventiveness in the everyday, with a spirit of fairness and joy. For more information, visit www.sylvestermanor.org.

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Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

S.I. Historical Society Summer Time Travelers Program

July 29, 2019 through August 2, 2019

TIME TRAVELERS YOUTH PROGRAM
Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2, 2019 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Held on the grounds of The Shelter Island History Center
Only two spaces left as of May 13, 2019!!
Sign up today at: https://www.shelterislandhistorical.org/timetravelers.html
Time Travelers is our week-long, half-day youth program for ages 6 to 12. Participants journey back in time to explore the story of Shelter Island through music, art, performance, crafts, gardening and games. The goal of this program is to help participants develop their artistic and creative abilities, while using primary sources and actual artifacts to learn about the community of Shelter Island. It is our hope this program will provide participants with an understanding of Shelter Island's history and uniqueness, the cultural aspects of different historic periods, their relationship to the past and how it influences the future, and the use of the arts as a means of personal expression and enjoyment.
Questions? Email: programs@shelterislandhistorical.org

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Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

S.I. Historical Society 2019 House Tour

the Shelter Island Historical Society is proud to present a tour of homes featuring innovative contemporary architecture and sensitive historic restoration. An open house for tour participants will be held afterwards from 4:30-6:00 pm at the newly constructed Shelter Island History Center.

Tickets are $50.00 per person in advance or $55.00 per person on the day of event.

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Aug
10
2:00 PM14:00

Taylor's Island Annual Kettlebake

Come to the Kettle Clambake! Sign a square!

Our 2019 Kettle Clambake poster celebrates the 10th anniversary of the completed Francis Marion Smith Signature Quilt.
We've started a second quilt, to honor S. Gregory Taylor (Soterios Gregorios Tavoulares), using 1930s reproduction fabrics.

The signature blocks will be available for signing at the Clambake. We look forward to hearing from you by mail or by phone to reserve your Kettle Clambake tickets or to sign a block for the new quilt, and to be part of Taylor's Island history!


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Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Friends of Music Presents Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Vocal

www.jakubjozeforlinski.com Admission FREE

  The Shelter Island Friends of Music (SIFM) is a non-profit organization that sponsors five concerts annually, free of charge, on Shelter Island, NY, for East End lovers of concert music.  Additional concert information and photos will be sent closer to each event for posting in the timely edition, live arts section, of your publication or your calendar. You may email me at, SIFMConcert@optonline.net, regarding any questions about our series or visit the following two websites:

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Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

SI Friends of Music presents: 4 Virtuosi Cello Collaboration

.Ani Kalayjian-www.anikalayjian.com
Laura Metcalf * www.laurametcalf.com
Andrew Yee www.attaccaquartet.com/about-1
Caleb van der Swaagh www.calebvanderswaagh.com

ADMISSION FREE!

The Shelter Island Friends of Music (SIFM) is a non-profit organization that sponsors five concerts annually, free of charge, on Shelter Island, NY, for East End lovers of concert music.  Additional concert information and photos will be sent closer to each event for posting in the timely edition, live arts section, of your publication or your calendar. You may email me at, SIFMConcert@optonline.net, regarding any questions about our series or visit the following two websites:

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Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Shakespeare at the Manor

SHAKESPEARE AT THE MANOR

The Tempest: Brought to Life 400 Years Later in a 400 Year- Old Setting

 

Date: Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019; 6 pm [Gates open at 5pm]

Location: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964 [Rain venue: Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, 32 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964]

 

Shelter Island, NY: This year’s Shakespeare at the Manor performance of The Tempest continues a long tradition of the Sylvester family and their descendants celebrating the arts over the centuries at the Manor. Performed in the open air on the Manor grounds, The Tempest tells the story of how Prospera and her daughter have made a new life for themselves on a remote island populated by fairies, spirits and other magical creatures, after being exiled from her native land at the hands of her power-hungry brother Antonio. After twelve years of using her “rough magic” to maintain survival and control over the island and its inhabitants, Prospera summons a sea storm that brings her face to face with her former life and the people who betrayed her. In the ensuing action, this motley group of natives and transplants, humans and spirits, all grapple for dominance and personal justice. 

 

When Shakespeare wrote The Tempest in 1610, England was in the early stages of its imperialist expeditions into America and the West Indies. Shakespeare’s text reveals a writer who was curious about this new world and the people and places found within it. In imagining such a place, Shakespeare’s fantasy play explores many real world themes: displacement, revenge, forgiveness, power, subjugation, and otherness all shape the events – sometimes joyful and sometimes sinister – that unfold on the island. 

 

Those early colonial expeditions that sparked Shakespeare’s imagination can be traced directly to Sylvester Manor – established in 1652 as a provisioning plantation for the Barbadian sugar trade, and worked by enslaved Africans and indentured Native Americans.  The shadow of European imperialism continues to shape our modern world, making The Tempest an important play to engage with today, especially here on the Manor. Bringing to life this 400 year-old text (on a nearly 400 year-old property) offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared history and on the timeless impulses, both for good and evil, that make us human.

Bringing wonderful, engaging Arts programming to Shelter Island is a vital part of the mission at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. As a new era is being explored at Sylvester Manor, “Shakespeare at the Manor” remains a cornerstone in the commitment to encouraging deeper connections to culture and place through programs like this. The local community is encouraged to engage beyond being members of the audience. Volunteer hosts house artists for the duration of the production, donate and host meals, or otherwise contribute and make the company welcome during their stay on Shelter Island.

Bring your beach chairs, blankets and picnics. Noah’s on the Road food truck and ice cream available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance (kids 18 and under are free) and may be available the door based on availability. Purchase tickets by visiting https://www.sylvestermanor.org/shakespeare or by calling the Manor at (631) 749-0626.

 

About Sylvester Manor Educational Farm: Once a Native American hunting and fishing ground, Sylvester Manor has since 1652 been home to eleven generations of its original European settler family. Over time, the place has been transformed from a slaveholding provisioning plantation to an Enlightenment-era farm, then to a pioneering food industrialist’s estate and today to an organic educational farm responsive to, and supported by, our neighbors and friends worldwide. In light of this history, we envision a farm, a community, and a world where people celebrate food, arts, and inventiveness in the everyday, with a spirit of fairness and joy. For more information, visit www.sylvestermanor.org.

 

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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Shakespeare at the Manor

SHAKESPEARE AT THE MANOR

The Tempest: Brought to Life 400 Years Later in a 400 Year- Old Setting

 

Date: Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019; 6 pm [Gates open at 5pm]

Location: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964 [Rain venue: Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, 32 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964]

 

Shelter Island, NY: This year’s Shakespeare at the Manor performance of The Tempest continues a long tradition of the Sylvester family and their descendants celebrating the arts over the centuries at the Manor. Performed in the open air on the Manor grounds, The Tempest tells the story of how Prospera and her daughter have made a new life for themselves on a remote island populated by fairies, spirits and other magical creatures, after being exiled from her native land at the hands of her power-hungry brother Antonio. After twelve years of using her “rough magic” to maintain survival and control over the island and its inhabitants, Prospera summons a sea storm that brings her face to face with her former life and the people who betrayed her. In the ensuing action, this motley group of natives and transplants, humans and spirits, all grapple for dominance and personal justice. 

 

When Shakespeare wrote The Tempest in 1610, England was in the early stages of its imperialist expeditions into America and the West Indies. Shakespeare’s text reveals a writer who was curious about this new world and the people and places found within it. In imagining such a place, Shakespeare’s fantasy play explores many real world themes: displacement, revenge, forgiveness, power, subjugation, and otherness all shape the events – sometimes joyful and sometimes sinister – that unfold on the island. 

 

Those early colonial expeditions that sparked Shakespeare’s imagination can be traced directly to Sylvester Manor – established in 1652 as a provisioning plantation for the Barbadian sugar trade, and worked by enslaved Africans and indentured Native Americans.  The shadow of European imperialism continues to shape our modern world, making The Tempest an important play to engage with today, especially here on the Manor. Bringing to life this 400 year-old text (on a nearly 400 year-old property) offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared history and on the timeless impulses, both for good and evil, that make us human.

Bringing wonderful, engaging Arts programming to Shelter Island is a vital part of the mission at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. As a new era is being explored at Sylvester Manor, “Shakespeare at the Manor” remains a cornerstone in the commitment to encouraging deeper connections to culture and place through programs like this. The local community is encouraged to engage beyond being members of the audience. Volunteer hosts house artists for the duration of the production, donate and host meals, or otherwise contribute and make the company welcome during their stay on Shelter Island.

Bring your beach chairs, blankets and picnics. Noah’s on the Road food truck and ice cream available for purchase. Tickets are $18 in advance (kids 18 and under are free) and may be available the door based on availability. Purchase tickets by visiting https://www.sylvestermanor.org/shakespeare or by calling the Manor at (631) 749-0626.

 

About Sylvester Manor Educational Farm: Once a Native American hunting and fishing ground, Sylvester Manor has since 1652 been home to eleven generations of its original European settler family. Over time, the place has been transformed from a slaveholding provisioning plantation to an Enlightenment-era farm, then to a pioneering food industrialist’s estate and today to an organic educational farm responsive to, and supported by, our neighbors and friends worldwide. In light of this history, we envision a farm, a community, and a world where people celebrate food, arts, and inventiveness in the everyday, with a spirit of fairness and joy. For more information, visit www.sylvestermanor.org.

 

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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

S.I. Historical Society Black and White Dinner

SEVENTH ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE BENEFIT
Saturday, July 20, 2019 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Held on the grounds of The Shelter Island History Center
An evening of cocktails, dinner by Noah's, dancing to DJ Twilo, photos by Eleanor P. Labrozzi, & a silent auction to support our programs, general operating fund, collections, & archives. Celebrate our past, present & future. Creative black & white dress. Questions? Email: black&white@shelterislandhistorical.org.
Tickets will be on sale at: https://www.shelterislandhistorical.org/blackwhite2019.html

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Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

F.O.L. SUDS & SONG Annual Summer Fundraiser

Come join the Friends of the Library Annual “ Suds and Songs” featuring Erich Collins Carey Band.

Tickets available at the library $40.00 and $45.00 at the door.

Craft Beer, Prosecco, food and desert! Come join us to help support the Friends of the Library who help support the Library and all the fun stuff they do!

Call 631-749-0042 for any questions.

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Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Sylvester Manor Community Open House Day

Shelter Island, NY: The first Community Open House Day will take place at Sylvester Manor on Saturday, July 13. The community is invited to explore the historic grounds and gardens of Sylvester Manor; take a self-guided house tour of the 2019 exhibition All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed. A History of Three Cultures at Sylvester Manor, featuring the return of previously excavated artifacts; walk through the woodlands with a visiting naturalist from Mashomack Preserve; experience a traditional wigwam built by members of the Shinnecock Nation; reflect at the Burying Ground of the Colored People and the Quaker Cemetery; and learn more about the past, present and future of Sylvester Manor.

 

Spaces will be available for the community to share memories of the Manor during the Alice and Andrew Fiske years. Past Sylvester Manor alumni, farmers, guests and anyone else with a connection to the Manor are invited to share their stories as well. According to Donnamarie Barnes, archivist/curator at Sylvester Manor, “Because this years exhibit All That Has Been reflects the archaeology, and the origins of Sylvester Manor and Shelter Island, it’s important to have the community participate, share, enjoy and contribute to telling the stories of all the people of Shelter Island.”

 

 

 

About Sylvester Manor Educational Farm: Once a Native American hunting and fishing ground, Sylvester Manor has since 1652 been home to eleven generations of its original European settler family. Over time, the place has been transformed from a slaveholding provisioning plantation to an Enlightenment-era farm, then to a pioneering food industrialist’s estate and today to an organic educational farm responsive to, and supported by, our neighbors and friends worldwide. In light of this history, we envision a farm, a community, and a world where people celebrate food, arts, and inventiveness in the everyday, with a spirit of fairness and joy. For more information, visit www.sylvestermanor.org.

 

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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Hospice Workshop

presented by East End Hospice

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Saturday, July 13th

                     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

at the

Shelter Island Presbyterian Church

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Who should attend?

·       caregivers

·       family members

·       friends and loved ones

·       those planning for end-of-life

·       anyone wanting to learn more about this valuable resource

 

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Includes refreshments and book, "A Comforted Heart"

 signed by author, Kelly Grosklag, LICSW

 

 

No charge; donations appreciated

To register call Karen Tudor at 631-749-0805, ext. 5

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Jul
13
8:30 AM08:30

Community Day at Sylvester Manor Open House

Community day: Sylvester Manor is holding an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mashomack Preserve staff will join forces with the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm as guest naturalists. Learn the connections between these two iconic Shelter Island properties and how human activity has shaped the flora and fauna of Sylvester Manor. (631) 749-1001.

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Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Book Signing Alan Pool " Ospreys"

Book signing: Renowned osprey researcher Alan Poole will sign his newly published book “Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor” at Mashomack Preserve from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Manor House. Dr Poole will talk about his decades of research. Held at the Mashomack Manor House. Reservations: (631) 749-1001.

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Jul
12
4:00 PM16:00

Happy Hour at Mashomack

Happy hour: Mashomack Preserves happy hour takes place at 4 p.m. It’s especially for wee ones and their parents/ grandparents. Join the Preserve for an hour’s walk into the woods and enjoy the benefits of spending time in the quiet surrounds of nature. Bring or borrow a stroller or backpack. (631) 749-1001.

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Jul
10
12:30 PM12:30

Garden Fun "Trees for Home Landscapes"

Garden fun: The Shelter Island Garden Club presents “Trees For Home Landscapes” in St. Mary’s Parish Hall from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Gather a table of friends for the game of your choice at this festive fundraiser for the Club’s contributions to The Gift of Life Foundation, East End Hospice and Veterans’ Memorials. There will be a raffle and the traditional delicious Strawberry Shortcake will be served.

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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Family Fun at Mashomack

Family fun: Visit Mashomack Preserve at 8 p.m. for “Fireflies in the Fields.” Guests will learn about the amazing adaptations of the insects and their role in nature. Relive your summer memories or experience this childhood ritual for the first time. All ages welcome on this short, relaxing walk. (631) 749-1001.

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Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Blessing of the Pets

Pet blessings: Blessing of the Pets will take place beginning at 11 a.m. Father Peter DeSanctis will bless all pets in the park across from Our Lady of the Isle. All are welcome. There will be prizes, contests, and a pet parade. Rain or shine.

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Jul
5
4:00 PM16:00

Happy Hour at Mashomack

Happy hour: Mashomack Preserves happy hour takes place at 4 p.m. It’s especially for wee ones and their parents/ grandparents. Join the Preserve for an hour’s walk into the woods and enjoy the benefits of spending time in the quiet surrounds of nature. Bring or borrow a stroller or backpack. (631) 749-1001.

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Jul
5
10:30 AM10:30

Young Naturalists

Young naturalists: Come muddle in the marsh with Mashomack Preserve from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Why do salt marshes smell like rotten eggs? Discover the wonders of this habitat and why it’s called the nursery of the sea. With clam rakes and seine and crab nets guests will find marine creatures and have fun. Come ready to get wet. Ages 4 and up. (631) 749-1001.

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