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Sylvester Manor
Phone:
631.749.0626
Address:
80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY, 11964, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

July 5, 2016

Sylvester Manor’s Summer Youth Programs are all about learning how to grow your own food and share it, as well as how to celebrate life on the farm with lots of fun, music, stories, arts & crafts, games, animals and tasty vegetables.

Two of our programs begin on July 5:

Ages 3 to 4
The Imaginarium
Monday – Friday, 9:15 – 11:45 am
Daily or weekly registration

Ages 5 to 8
Young Farmers
Monday – Friday, 9 am – noon, all invited to join Friday potluck lunch at noon
Register by the week

For more information on all of our youth programs, click here.

Start: July 5, 2016 8:45 am
End: July 5, 2016 12:00 pm

July 7, 2016

Join us for a food-focused film and discussion.  Bring your family to watch “The Kids Menu” and participate in a Q&A with director Joe Cross, whose team created “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.”

In THE KIDS MENU, Joe meets with experts, parents, teachers and kids, coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn’t the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem: the lack of knowledge of what healthy foods are and access to healthy and affordable options. When empowered with this knowledge, kids often make the surprising choice of the healthier path.

In this inspiring and hopeful documentary, we see amazing programs in action, inspiring individuals paving the way for change, but most of all — kids taking the lead in getting healthier options on their own menu.

The film will be shown outdoors at the Manor House.  Watch for updates should the weather dictate a change in venue.

Start: July 7, 2016 7:00 pm
End: July 7, 2016 9:00 pm
Cost: $5

July 23, 2016

Shakespeare at the Manor returns with the same troupe that brought you Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy As You Like It features one of the bard’s strongest female characters, Rosalind, and the uproarious jester Touchstone.  Follow Rosalind’s tale of love, disguise, exile and reunion as the beautiful Manor grounds are transformed into the Forest of Arden.  Experience why “all the world’s a stage” at Sylvester Manor during performances set for July 23 and 24.

Director Drew Foster returns to Sylvester Manor with another tour-de-force cast for the eighth Shakespeare at the Manor production. Conceived in harmony with the natural environment, staging for previous productions has included the 1880 Copper Beech tree, the Manor’s West Lawn and the historic Windmill Field.

About Director Drew Foster
Directing Fellowship, Chautauqua Theater: ARCADIA, R/X, WINTER’S TALE.  Juilliard School: BLUE WINDOW, KING LEAR, HAMLET. As an actor: 1st National Tour, WEST SIDE STORY (dir Arthur Laurents); Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Island Shakespeare Festival, Florida Studio Theater, Red Bull Theater, and company member of the Asolo Rep (5 seasons).  Last season: THE LAST GOODBYE (Old Globe dir. Alex Timbers) and DR. ZHIVAGO (Broadway).

Start: July 23, 2016 6:00 pm
End: July 23, 2016 8:00 pm
Cost: $18

July 24, 2016

Shakespeare at the Manor returns with the same troupe that brought you Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy As You Like It features one of the bard’s strongest female characters, Rosalind, and the uproarious jester Touchstone.  Follow Rosalind’s tale of love, disguise, exile and reunion as the beautiful Manor grounds are transformed into the Forest of Arden.  Experience why “all the world’s a stage” at Sylvester Manor during performances set for July 23 and 24.

Director Drew Foster assembles another tour-de-force cast for the eighth Shakespeare at the Manor production. Conceived in harmony with the natural environment, staging for previous productions has included the 1880 Copper Beech tree, the Manor’s West Lawn and the historic Windmill Field.

About Director Drew Foster
Directing Fellowship, Chautauqua Theater: ARCADIA, R/X, WINTER’S TALE.  Juilliard School: BLUE WINDOW, KING LEAR, HAMLET. As an actor: 1st National Tour, WEST SIDE STORY (dir Arthur Laurents); Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Island Shakespeare Festival, Florida Studio Theater, Red Bull Theater, and company member of the Asolo Rep (5 seasons).  Last season: THE LAST GOODBYE (Old Globe dir. Alex Timbers) and DR. ZHIVAGO (Broadway).

Start: July 24, 2016 6:00 pm
End: July 24, 2016 8:00 pm
Cost: $18

July 31, 2016

Tour the historic rooms of the 1737 Sylvester Manor House, featured in the New York Times, Preservation Magazine and Hamptons Cottages and Gardens.  Explore the many eras of food and culture at Sylvester Manor:

  • Native American hunting and fishing grounds
  • 17th century provisioning plantation
  • Enlightenment Era farm
  • Harvard professor’s country estate
  • Nonprofit organic farm

Enter at the white gates, 80 North Ferry Rd.
Follow signs to parking and check in at the East Porch.

Start: July 31, 2016 3:00 pm
End: July 31, 2016 5:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of live acoustic music alfresco as Sylvester Manor opens its Summer Creekside Concert Series with this acclaimed and innovative trio from Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Manor favorites from Maine, The Gawler Sisters, will open the show.

Tickets are $25
Eventbrite - Ten Strings and a Goatskin

About the Band: Described as “A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and a wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse” (The Guardian), Jesse Périard and brothers Rowen Gallant and Caleb Gallant continue to make waves both in North America and overseas. Winners at the East Coast Music Association Annual awards conference, they received the 2015 ECMA for World Music and have garnered numerous awards and nominations including several Canadian Folk Music Award nominations on their debut album, Corbeau.  Their newest work, Auprès du Poêle, is soon to be launched and eagerly anticipated.

Hailed on two continents as” infectious” and “the best in contemporary/traditional Celtic music,” Ten Strings & A Goat Skin is a young bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio, playing Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. The band creates a fiery, contagious and unique sound which leaves audiences wanting more.

Watch and listen on the band’s website.

Don’t miss a single one of our Creekside Concerts!
Buy a season pass for all three shows on the link below:
Eventbrite - Season Pass for Sylvester Manor Summer Concerts

Start: July 31, 2016 5:00 pm
End: July 31, 2016 7:00 pm
Cost: $25

August 14, 2016

Tour the historic rooms of the 1737 Sylvester Manor House, featured in the New York TimesPreservation Magazine and Hamptons Cottages and Gardens.  Explore the many eras of food and culture at Sylvester Manor:

  • Native American hunting and fishing grounds
  • 17th century provisioning plantation
  • Enlightenment Era farm
  • Harvard professor’s country estate
  • Nonprofit organic farm

Enter at the white gates, 80 North Ferry Rd.
Follow signs to parking and check in at the East Porch.

Start: August 14, 2016 3:00 pm
End: August 14, 2016 5:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of live acoustic music alfresco at the second Summer Creekside Concert with three versatile string players from Denver and New York City.

Tickets are $20

Eventbrite - The Freewheel Trio

About the Band: The Freewheel Trio is a contemporary string band based out of Denver, Colorado. Through shared experiences in the bluegrass, old-time, classical and American jazz traditions, the Freewheel Trio approaches both original and traditional music with the the of this varied musical background behind their creative process. The trio is commited to versatility, both in their approaches to the performance of their instruments, and with the musical traditions they explore as a group. This versatility fosters a close connection with audiences and a unique style from a familiar instrumentation.

Start: August 14, 2016 5:00 pm
End: August 14, 2016 7:00 pm
Cost: $20

August 18, 2016

Join us for a food-focused film and discussion.  Bring your family to watch A Place at the Table, and participate in a Q&A with director Lori Silverbush.

Admission is $5 and the film will be shown outside the Manor House, if the weather cooperates.

A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.  See this important film from the team that created Food, Inc.

Watch the official trailer by clicking here.

Start: August 18, 2016 7:00 pm
End: August 18, 2016 9:00 pm
Cost: $5

September 17, 2016

Tour the historic rooms of the 1737 Sylvester Manor House, featured in the New York TimesPreservation Magazine and Hamptons Cottages and Gardens.  Explore the many eras of food and culture at Sylvester Manor:

  • Native American hunting and fishing grounds
  • 17th century provisioning plantation
  • Enlightenment Era farm
  • Harvard professor’s country estate
  • Nonprofit organic farm

Enter at the white gates, 80 North Ferry Rd.
Follow signs to parking and check in at the East Porch.

Start: September 17, 2016 3:00 am
End: September 17, 2016 5:00 pm

Roots musicians revive songs of Alan Lomax in the finalé of Sylvester Manor’s Summer Creekside Concerts.

Tickets are $35
Eventbrite - Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

About the Band: Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this “collaboratory” brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle, and reimagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea shanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fisherman, prisoners, and homemakers.

Start: September 17, 2016 5:00 pm
End: September 17, 2016 7:00 pm
Cost: $35