If You Plant It, They Will Come: Pests and Pest Management in Long Island Agriculture
Jun
26
2:00 PM14:00

If You Plant It, They Will Come: Pests and Pest Management in Long Island Agriculture

Presented by Dan Gilrein of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, this workshop will discuss common insect and mite pests in Long Island agriculture and management options for commercial production. Emphasis will be on organic-compatible controls including biological controls used in vegetables; some of the work Cornell is doing in other crops will also be discussed.

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

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Summer's Eve Community Potluck with Slow Food East End
Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

Summer's Eve Community Potluck with Slow Food East End

Come share a meal with like-minded folks as we host a Community Potluck with Slow Food East End. Slow Food inspires individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean, and fair for all. Open to all, the potluck will benefit Slow Food East End's Agricultural Community Outreach Initiative which provides support to young farmers on the East End. 

Slow Food Members: $15 per person; Non-Members: $20 per person.

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A Place in Pictures Guided House Tour
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

A Place in Pictures Guided House Tour

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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Summer Painting Workshop (Session 1)
Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Painting Workshop (Session 1)

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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Diseases of Vegetables Occurring on Long Island
Jul
10
2:00 PM14:00

Diseases of Vegetables Occurring on Long Island

Knowledge about diseases is important for growing vegetables successfully. This includes knowing what diseases can occur and their symptoms. There are no cures for plant diseases. Understanding focus is on prevention when managing plant diseases is key to maintaining healthy vegetables. Presented by Margaret McGrath, Associate Professor, Cornell University, Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center

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

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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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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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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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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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Family Movie Night: Ratatouille
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Family Movie Night: Ratatouille

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 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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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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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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Family Movie Night: Coco
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Family Movie Night: Coco

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

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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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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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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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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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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Where's The Beef?
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Where's The Beef?

Learn how Acabonac Farms team of Ranchers uses an intensely managed system of rotational grazing to promote soil health regeneration and carbon sequestration. Participants will get a hands on experience as together we move the cattle on their daily rotation through the beautiful back pastures of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. 

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

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Long Island Music and Dance: An Agrarian Tradition
Jun
2
6:30 PM18:30

Long Island Music and Dance: An Agrarian Tradition

How did music and dance traditionally fit into Long Island farm communities? What did the old songs and tunes sound like, and how did barn dances knit together villagers and their farms? Join renowned musician and scholar Jeff Davis as he discusses the rich history of fiddle tunes and barn dances on the north and south shores of Long Island, and hear tunes he only recently has discovered in local archives, including tunes like "Setauket", "Stony Brook", "Gardiner's Waltz" and even the "Cricket Sett", which was composed by Sylvester Manor visitor, Ole Bull.

Potluck dinner followed by talk and contra dance at our farmstand with special guest musicians from across the region.

Bring a potluck dish (& serving utensils) with enough to share for 6 people, along with a beverage. Please RSVP here.

*Free to Sylvester Manor & CSA members. $10 at the door for non-members. 

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A Place in Pictures Guided House Tour
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

A Place in Pictures Guided House Tour

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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A Place in Pictures Exhibition Cocktail Reception
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

A Place in Pictures Exhibition Cocktail Reception

Celebrate the opening of our 2018 exhibition, “A Place in Pictures”, that showcases photographs and paintings from the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Collection. Read more...

Join us for  a cocktail reception on Friday, June 1st, 2018, 6-8 pm. Tickets are $65 per person online or $75 per person at the door.

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Land Use Planning and Conservation on the Farm
May
1
2:00 PM14:00

Land Use Planning and Conservation on the Farm

What opportunities and challenges do farmers on Long Island's East End encounter when developing a new farm project? Sara Gordon, AICP, Planning and Conservation Consultant, will share successes from the conservation and agricultural development at Sylvester Manor. We will explore regulatory requirements and land conservation programs that provide the framework for farm planning.

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

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Movie:  "Seed:  The Untold Story" and Opening of the Shelter Island Seed Library
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Movie: "Seed: The Untold Story" and Opening of the Shelter Island Seed Library

We are offering a Shelter Island Seed Collection in collaboration with the Shelter Island Library. Come check out our collection and 'borrow' seeds at the library - free!

As many irreplaceable seeds near extinction, Seed:  The Untold Story reveals the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they wage a David and Goliath battle against chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000 year food legacy. If you eat, this movie's for you.

View the trailer here.

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