Manor House Concert: Sam Reider and the Human Hands
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Manor House Concert: Sam Reider and the Human Hands

  • Sylvester Manor Educational Farm/Music Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Human Hands is an ensemble of acoustic musicians based in Brooklyn led by composer, accordionist, and pianist Sam Reider. The group will be performing two shows in the intimate setting of the Music Room at the Manor. Come listen to this jazz pianist, turns roots musician and get a taste for the irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds this group of musicians are known for!

6pm & 8pm (two performances)

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Contra Dance: Vox Hunters, Bennett Konesni & Friends
Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

Contra Dance: Vox Hunters, Bennett Konesni & Friends

Join the Sylvester Manor Farmers to gather once again and hop and holler into the night at our summer contra dance on Saturday, July 6 at 7:30pm. Beginners welcome! With their fiddles, mandolins, and old time calls, the Vox Hunters, Bennett Konesni & Friends will lead the community in this traditional dance form.

$10 donation at the door

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Plein Air Painting Workshop
Jul
8
to Aug 5

Plein Air Painting Workshop

  • Sylvester Manor Educational Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This summer we are offering Plein Air (in the open air) Painting at Sylvester Manor! Open to beginners to experienced students, ages 15 and up. Barbara Thomas will lead you in learning all you need to know about landscape painting outdoors. You will complete a painting each session and have a wonderful portfolio of works at the end of the workshop!

Five-session workshop: Mondays: July 8,15,22,29, August 5

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Shakespeare at the Manor
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Shakespeare at the Manor

Continuing the tradition of celebrating the arts at the Manor, we will again perform one of Shakespeare’s plays on the grounds. Bring your beach chair and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful evening in the open air theater. More details and pricing to come.

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Shakespeare at the Manor
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Shakespeare at the Manor

Continuing the tradition of celebrating the arts at the Manor, we will again perform one of Shakespeare’s plays on the grounds. Bring your beach chair and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful evening in the open air theater. More details and pricing to come.

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Puppet Show & Puppet Making
Jul
31
4:30 PM16:30

Puppet Show & Puppet Making

Minkie & Friends puppet show & puppet making workshop with A Couple of Puppets from Goat on a Boat! Join Minkie the Monkey & Friends as they discover who has been eating all of the berries on the farm!! Puppet show appropriate for ages 1 and up. Puppet making to follow for kids 3-8 years and their families.

This event is presented in partnership with the Shelter Island Public Library.

Donations are requested but not required to attend the show and make puppets.

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Season Preview Cocktail Party
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Season Preview Cocktail Party

Get ready for a great summer at Sylvester Manor and find out what’s in store for 2019 at our upcoming fundraiser in New York! Join us to hear from our lead archeologist about the upcoming dig, get a taste for the Creekside Concert music, and hear from Bennett, our co-founder, about the exciting events planned for the summer of 2019.

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Black History Month Celebration: Hidden In Plain Sight
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Black History Month Celebration: Hidden In Plain Sight

In partnership with Eastville Community Historical Society (ECHS) , Sylvester Manor presents the 5th Annual Black History Month Celebration. This year’s program will explore the history of slavery on the East End of Long Island and the omission of that history from the founding narrative of the United States.

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Slocan Ramblers Bluegrass Winter Concert
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Slocan Ramblers Bluegrass Winter Concert

The 2019 Concert Series kicks off with The Slocan Ramblers in January! Warm up with this bluegrass band who is rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possess a bold, dynamic sound. With a reputation for dynamic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocan Ramblers have been winning over audiences everywhere! Here’s a link to their video

Tickets: $25 - $40

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66th Annual Tea & Tree
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

66th Annual Tea & Tree

Inspired by holiday traditions begun by Alice and Andrew Fiske, our 66th Annual Tea & Tree is a celebration where we will express our gratitude to the members, donors, volunteers, and sponsors who have given much-appreciated support to Sylvester Manor Educational Farm throughout the year.

To receive a Tea & Tree invitation, please become a member or make a donation by December 7. We appreciate your support! 

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Garlic Planting
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Garlic Planting

Many hands make light work! Work alongside Sylvester Manor’s own farm crew out in Windmill Field and come help plant garlic for next season. Nurture your inner farmer, join in some work songs & enjoy the camaraderie of the crew! Two work sessions will be offered. Choose 9 am - 11 am or 1 pm - 3 pm.

* Free to the public, but please sign up so we know you will be joining us!

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A Place in Pictures Guided House Tour
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

A Place in Pictures Guided House Tour

  • Sylvester Manor Educational Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 exhibition, “A Place in Pictures”, showcases photographs and paintings from the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Collection and illustrates the use of images to portray life at Sylvester Manor during the time of the Horsford family in the 19th century through the 20th century when Alice and Andrew Fiske lived at the Manor. Read more...

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Variety Showcase in New York City
Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Variety Showcase in New York City

Join Organic Seed Alliance and Sylvester Manor at this special NYC edition of Culinary Breeding Network's Variety Showcase. This is an interactive mixer where you will TASTE new and in-development vegetables, fruits & grains, including new multi-colored carrots grown in our very own Windmill Field and prepared by two NYC-based farm-to-table chefs!

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Seed Saving & Variety Improvement Workshop
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Seed Saving & Variety Improvement Workshop

Have you ever wanted to conserve seed of your favorite varieties on your farm or garden or learn how to improve a variety to thrive in your local environment? Join Organic Seed Alliance and farmers at Sylvester Manor and learn basic plant breeding and seed stewardship skills through classroom and field-based interactive activities. This workshop is designed for market and CSA growers, hobby farmers and experienced gardeners.

Suggested donation of $10 at the door.

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Permaculture: What Is It & How Can It Be Useful On The East End?
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Permaculture: What Is It & How Can It Be Useful On The East End?

  • Sylvester Manor Educational Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Permaculture & Regenerative Design: A method of creating the built environment using the most environmentally benign practice possible. 

This lecture / workshop will engage participants in an interdisciplinary and hands on experience demonstrating how to create a resilient agro-ecology and architectural system that integrates with the surrounding biotic community and collaborates with natural processes. Learn more...

$50 includes materials

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A Place in Pictures Guided House Tour
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

A Place in Pictures Guided House Tour

  • Sylvester Manor Educational Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 exhibition, “A Place in Pictures”, showcases photographs and paintings from the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Collection and illustrates the use of images to portray life at Sylvester Manor during the time of the Horsford family in the 19th century through the 20th century when Alice and Andrew Fiske lived at the Manor. Read more...

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Windmill Cocktail Party
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Windmill Cocktail Party

  • Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Windmill Field (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Set under a tent on the picturesque lawn surrounding the windmill, Shelter Island’s 18 Bay Restaurant will provide an inspired array of passed hors d’oeuvres showcasing the freshest of our local markets, including our own Farm. The Rolling in Dough Bar Carts will join Croteaux Vineyards Rose on the Run Truck to complement the food as well as the delicious bites of the King Andrew Cheese Wagon. 

Tickets are $125.00 per person.

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Family Movie Night: Coco
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Family Movie Night: Coco

Bring a blanket or beach chair and lounge under the stars while enjoying the family-friendly flick Coco, outside at the Manor House. Click here to watch the trailer.

Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

* Free to the public. Please join us. No RSVP required. Presented in partnership with the Shelter Island Public Library.

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Introduction to Soil Fertility and Soil Health for Vegetable Crop Production
Aug
7
2:00 PM14:00

Introduction to Soil Fertility and Soil Health for Vegetable Crop Production

Participants will learn how to build healthy soils for sustainable vegetable production, the importance of soil testing and how to take a soil sample, and will learn about basic soil chemistry and soil fertility.

Presented by Sandra Menasha, Vegetable/Potato Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension — Suffolk County.

* Free to the public. Please join us. No RSVP required.

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Summer Painting Workshop (Session 5)
Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Painting Workshop (Session 5)

This summer we are offering Plein Air (in the open air) Painting at Sylvester Manor! This workshop will take place on five Monday morning sessions and will be held on the beautiful grounds of Sylvester Manor. This painting workshop is open to beginners to experienced students, ages 15 and up. $425 for Sylvester Manor members/$440 for non-members.  Read more...

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Summer Painting Workshop (Session 4)
Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Painting Workshop (Session 4)

This summer we are offering Plein Air (in the open air) Painting at Sylvester Manor! This workshop will take place on five Monday morning sessions and will be held on the beautiful grounds of Sylvester Manor. This painting workshop is open to beginners to experienced students, ages 15 and up. $425 for Sylvester Manor members/$440 for non-members.  Read more...

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Family Movie Night: Ratatouille
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Family Movie Night: Ratatouille

DUE TO EXPECTED RAIN, MOVIE NIGHT WILL BE THURSDAY, JULY 26.

Bring a blanket or beach chair and lounge under the stars while enjoying the family-friendly flick Ratatouille, outside at the Manor House. Click here to watch the trailer.

Popcorn, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

* Free to the public. Please join us. No RSVP required. Presented in partnership with the Shelter Island Public Library.

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Summer Painting Workshop (Session 3)
Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Painting Workshop (Session 3)

This summer we are offering Plein Air (in the open air) Painting at Sylvester Manor! This workshop will take place on five Monday morning sessions and will be held on the beautiful grounds of Sylvester Manor. This painting workshop is open to beginners to experienced students, ages 15 and up. $425 for Sylvester Manor members/$440 for non-members.  Read more...

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Shakespeare at the Manor
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Shakespeare at the Manor

Are you Team Capulet or Team Montague? This year, our Shakespeare at the Manor performance is the classic love story, Romeo and Juliet. Bring your beach chair and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful evening in the open air theater.

Tickets are $18 per person. Kids under 18 are free.

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Shakespeare at the Manor
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Shakespeare at the Manor

Are you Team Capulet or Team Montague? This year, our Shakespeare at the Manor performance is the classic love story, Romeo and Juliet. Bring your beach chair and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful evening in the open air theater.

Tickets are $18 per person. Kids under 18 are free.

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Summer Painting Workshop (Session 2)
Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Painting Workshop (Session 2)

This summer we are offering Plein Air (in the open air) Painting at Sylvester Manor! This workshop will take place on five Monday morning sessions and will be held on the beautiful grounds of Sylvester Manor. This painting workshop is open to beginners to experienced students, ages 15 and up. $425 for Sylvester Manor members/$440 for non-members.  Read more...

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