All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed Guided House Tour
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed Guided House Tour

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Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will present the 2019 in-house exhibition, All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed, A History of Three Cultures at Sylvester Manor. The exhibition examines the three cultures that came together at the time of the establishment of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island in 1651. The Indigenous Native American Manhansett Tribe who made the island their home for a millenium, the European businessmen who bought Shelter Island to provision their Caribbean sugar operation, and the Enslaved Africans brought from the West Indies as the island’s labor force. Read more...

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Seed Saving Workshop
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Seed Saving Workshop

Our farmers will demonstrate how to harvest, process and preserve heirloom seeds from your garden for planting next year. Seed saving is a growing movement which encourages the growing of heirloom & open-pollinated seeds in order to preserve the genetic diversity of plants available to gardeners, farmers & future generations. On a local level, seed saving is a way to select for varieties and traits that are well-adapted to our local growing conditions.

This program is sponsored by the Shelter Island Seed Library - a joint project of the library and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. Please register at the library (in person or by calling 749-0042).

Free and open to the public.

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The Bullish Farmer
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Bullish Farmer

Join us at the Library for a screening of THE BULLISH FARMER, a feature-length documentary on sustainable agriculture. It journeys into the life of a Wall Street investment banker-turned farmer as he struggles to build and run a farm that feeds his family and his community.

The film will be followed by a discussion led by Jocelyn Craig, Windmill Field manager at Sylvester Manor.

This film is co-presented with Hamptons Doc Fest and the Shelter Island Public Library and is free and open to the public.

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Harvest Moon Cocktail Party & Ferry Cruise
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Harvest Moon Cocktail Party & Ferry Cruise

Celebrate the end of summer at the Harvest Moon Cocktail Party & Ferry Cruise on the South Ferry. Come for waterside cocktails and appetizers featuring our farm's harvest bounty. Then set sail to take in the late summer sunset and Harvest Moon rise while a DJ gets the party started on the dance floor. Wine and beer will be served for the duration of the event - both at the cocktails hour and during the cruise.

Waterside Appetizers & Cocktails: 6-7 pm | Dancing and Sunset/Moonrise Cruise: 7-8:30 pm

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All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed Guided House Tour
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed Guided House Tour

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

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will present the 2019 in-house exhibition, All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed, A History of Three Cultures at Sylvester Manor. The exhibition examines the three cultures that came together at the time of the establishment of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island in 1651. The Indigenous Native American Manhansett Tribe who made the island their home for a millenium, the European businessmen who bought Shelter Island to provision their Caribbean sugar operation, and the Enslaved Africans brought from the West Indies as the island’s labor force. Read more...

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Foodie Friday
Aug
30
4:00 PM16:00

Foodie Friday

We welcome back Mattitaco to the Farmstand for the last Foodie Friday of the season! Stop by for tasty tacos and other Mexican bites served right from the truck. Take it to go or bring a cold beverage and enjoy it at our picnic tables. The Farmstand will also be open late so don’t forget to stop by for your weekend produce and eggs from the Manor and other locally sourced goodies.

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Family Movie Night: A Bug's Life
Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

Family Movie Night: A Bug's Life

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Bring a blanket or beach chair and lounge under the stars while enjoying the family-friendly flick A Bug’s Life, 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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Creekside Concert: Los Hacheros
Aug
25
4:00 PM16:00

Creekside Concert: Los Hacheros

Come on down and cool off by the Creek for our August Concert. It’s going to be hot, hot, hot!! Los Hacheros revives folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, and often combine them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico. Bring a blanket, beach chair and a picnic basket down to the Creekside Lawn for a beautiful evening of music, dancing and good times! Food trucks and beverages will also be available.

Gates open at 4pm. Show starts at 5pm.

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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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Creekside Concert: Kerry Kearney with the Unsung Heroes
Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

Creekside Concert: Kerry Kearney with the Unsung Heroes

Join us for our first Creekside Concert of the season! Hear Kerry Kearney, a blues man and slide guitar master, who plays and works his instrument to limits that amaze even the most seasoned musician or cultured music fan. Bring a blanket, beach chair and a picnic basket down to the Creekside Lawn for a beautiful evening of music, dancing and good times! Food trucks and beverages will also be available.

Gates open at 4pm. Show starts at 5pm.

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Foodie Friday
Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

Foodie Friday

We welcome Mattitaco to the Farmstand for our July Foodie Friday! Stop by for tasty tacos and other Mexican bites served right from the truck. Take it to go or bring a cold beverage and enjoy it at our picnic tables. The Farmstand will also be open late so don’t forget to stop by for your weekend produce and eggs from the Manor and other locally sourced goodies.

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Community Open House Day
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Community Open House Day

The community is invited to explore the historic grounds and gardens, take a self-guided house tour of the 2019 exhibition All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed, featuring the return of previously excavated artifacts, walk through the woodlands with a visiting naturalist from Mashomack, 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.

*Free to the public. No RSVP necessary.

 

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Contra Dance: Vox Hunters, Bennett Konesni & Friends
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

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. 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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All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed Guided House Tour
Jul
6
12:00 PM12:00

All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed Guided House Tour

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will present the 2019 in-house exhibition, All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed, A History of Three Cultures at Sylvester Manor. The exhibition examines the three cultures that came together at the time of the establishment of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island in 1651. The Indigenous Native American Manhansett Tribe who made the island their home for a millenium, the European businessmen who bought Shelter Island to provision their Caribbean sugar operation, and the Enslaved Africans brought from the West Indies as the island’s labor force. Read more...

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Musical Instrument Petting Zoo w/ Perlman Music Program
Jul
6
10:30 AM10:30

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo w/ Perlman Music Program

Calling all young audience members! Come and join Perlman Music Program members under their blue tent at our farmstand and try a small sized string instrument at the "instrument petting zoo". All welcome and free of charge. No experience required. (Note: No live animals will be involved.)

Instruments courtesy of Laurinel Owen of House of Strings, Bellport, NY

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

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Archaeological Dig in the Garden
Jun
17
to Jun 28

Archaeological Dig in the Garden

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Archaeologist and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm Board Member, Dr. Stephen Mrozowski will lead a group of graduate students from the University of Massachusetts Boston on an additional archaeological dig in the garden area of Sylvester Manor to continue their findings on the grounds. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to observe the dig while it is in progress. Read more…

*Free to the public.

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Shelter Island 10K
Jun
15
5:30 PM17:30

Shelter Island 10K

Sylvester Manor is proud to be a sponsor of the Shelter Island 10K race. Salad greens from our farm will be served to all runners at the post-race bar-b-que and our farm crew will lead kids in a farm-inspired activity in the kids craft area. We are also looking to create a Sylvester Manor team of runners and walkers! There is a 10k and 5k option. If you are interested in participating on the team, use discount promo code sylvester and choose Sylvester Manor team when you sign up to receive $10 off the registration fee.

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All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed Guided House Tour
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed Guided House Tour

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will present the 2019 in-house exhibition, All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed, A History of Three Cultures at Sylvester Manor. The exhibition examines the three cultures that came together at the time of the establishment of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island in 1651. The Indigenous Native American Manhansett Tribe who made the island their home for a millenium, the European businessmen who bought Shelter Island to provision their Caribbean sugar operation, and the Enslaved Africans brought from the West Indies as the island’s labor force. Read more...

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Exhibition Opening Reception
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibition Opening Reception

Join us to celebrate the opening of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm's 2019 exhibition, All That Has Been: Our Roots Revealed at the Exhibit Opening Reception. The opening reception features a preview of the exhibit, and a meet and greet with Stephen Mrozowski, Ph.D., professor of anthropology and director of the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research at UMass Boston. Dr. Mrozowski led teams in the previous digs and will be leading digs this summer and next. Read more about the exhibition here.

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