THIRD annual cocktail party
at the windmill

DATE: Saturday, August 24, 2019
TIME: 6-8pm
LOCATION: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Windmill Field
21 Manwaring Road, Shelter Island, NY
$125 per person / Donations Welcome

Checks can be made payable to: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm/ Memo: Windmill
Mailed to: P.O. Box 2029, Shelter Island, NY 11964


Restoration continues! In July, 2018, our 60,000 pound Windmill was lifted six feet in the air. Work to stabilize the foundation of the 1810 Dominy Windmill, one of the oldest and most iconic structures on the Sylvester Manor property, was finally completed this past winter with new piers being securely placed and strapped to the undermounts. It was the first time the windmill has moved since it was placed on the property by Cornelia Horsford in 1926. Work is now nearly complete on Stage 2, the exterior restoration: repairs to framing, shingling, doors & door jambs, and windows. Our 200+ year old Windmill looks fantastic! YAY!

STAGE 3: Rebuilding the blades, having new sails made and putting in a new windshaft.


Set under a tent on the picturesque lawn surrounding the windmill, East End Around the Fire Catering will provide an inspired array of passed hors d'oeuvres showcasing the freshest of our local markets, including our own Farm produce. The Rolling in Dough Bar Carts will join Croteaux Vineyards Rosé Truck to compliment the food as well as the delicious bites of the King Andrew Cheese Wagon.

Join us on this important mission to restore, repair and safeguard this structure for future generations.

To learn more about this project or ways you can help, please contact Courtney Wingate, Director of Development, at 631-749-0626 or by emailing