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Cold Chocolate Concert Two Shows

  • Sylvester Manor Shelter Island, NY 11964 (map)


Americana-Folk-Bluegrass In An Intimate Historic Setting


Shelter Island, NY: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm proudly presents Cold Chocolate, at the Manor House Music Room on Saturday, April 14, for two shows at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Cold Chocolate is a high-energy Americana trio from Boston that fuses bluegrass, folk, swing and rock to create a unique sound that has gained some serious traction in the northeast. Since their formation in 2011 they have produced three albums and have toured extensively up and down the east coast.


Guitarist/songwriter Ethan Robbins got an early start with music, picking up the violin at age four. Influenced by The Band, Bob Dylan, John Hartford, Hank Williams and the Grateful Dead, Ethan developed his own style, incorporating these rootsy sounds into his original material. At Oberlin College he met upright bassist Kirsten Lamb, and Cold Chocolate was born. Proficient at several instruments by age 14, Kirsten zeroed in on the double bass, eventually graduating from the Oberlin Conservatory and then gaining a masters from the New England Conservatory. Her driving rhythm and vocal range are at the foundation of the Cold Chocolate sound. Percussionist Ariel Bernstein joined the band in 2011, completing the ensemble. Ariel earned a BA in Percussion for Performance from SUNY Geneseo, and brings to the group a light and tasteful groove that fills out the sound and heightens Cold Chocolate's live energy.


This performance is the second in Sylvester Manor's 2018 concert series, and the first of two shows this spring in the intimate Manor House Music Room. Seating is limited and advance reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets are $25 per person.


Visit or call 631-749-0626 for tickets and information.


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



Earlier Event: April 14
Coffee & Coloring for Adults
Later Event: April 14
Sylvester Manor house concert