Celebrate with Sylvester Manor

Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island’s 1652 homestead, has embarked on a new era as an organic farm, historic plantation and vibrant arts and education center, with programs open to all.

We’re glad you’ve connected with us in this momentous year when our farm received the gift of the historic Manor House, its fields, forest and cultural landscape after 360 years of ownership by the Sylvester family.

If you’ve visited, you know we have plenty of work to do to sustain this place and by doing so, help sustain our community.  With your support, stories will continue to flow from every inch of the Manor and its grounds and this place will endure for generations to come.

New & Noteworthy

Community Remembrance of the Sylvester Manor Burying Ground
Please join us as we honor the indentured, enslaved and freed peoples of Sylvester Manor who for over three hundred years lived, worked, died and were interred without identity on the property // READ MORE
Screening of “The Blues: Feel Like Going Home”: Sylvester Manor Heritage Black History Month Programming
In partnership with the Shelter Island Public Library, Sylvester Manor presents "The Blues: Feel Like Going Home." // READ MORE
Cara Loriz Departing for West Coast – Sylvester Manor Seeks New Executive Director
A search is on for a new Executive Director at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm // READ MORE
Sylvester Manor Presents The Barefoot Movement
Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. Join them and us for a house concert on Saturday, April 25. // READ MORE