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

Upcoming Events At This Venue

June 27, 2015

Our annual benefit event showcases the Manor and historic grounds, which are in the first stages of restoration. This event raises crucial funds that enable us to cultivate our lands, preserve its history, share our stories, and provide valuable community programming. The dinner features in-season produce from the farm as well as other East-End meats and wines.

Thank you to everyone who continues to help make the event a success. A new Shelter Island tradition has begun, and we can’t wait to welcome guests back to the Manor for this annual benefit again in 2015.

This year’s gala will be held on June 27. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, email farmtotable@sylvestermanor.org or call 631.749.0626 during office hours.

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PLEASE ENJOY MORE PHOTOS FROM OUR PAST EVENTS:

2014 – Third Annual Farm to Table Dinner
2013 – Second Annual Farm to Table Dinner

2012 – First Annual Farm to Table Dinner

Start: June 27, 2015 6:30 pm
End: June 27, 2015 11:00 pm

July 4, 2015

Manor House Open Hours
12 PM – 3 PM at Sylvester Manor
July 4 – A Revolutionary Open Hours

Join us for a special open hours as we look at the history of Shelter Island and Sylvester Manor during the American Revolution.

We welcome the community to visit the historic Shelter Island homestead featured in NewsdayThe New York TimesPreservation Magazine and on the BBC.  All are welcome, but reservations are required for house tours. Email info@sylvestermanor.org or call 631 749-0626 to schedule.

The grounds will also be open for self-guided tours during this time.

Call the office at 749-0626 or email info@sylvestermanor.org to reserve your spot on a guided house tour.

Start: July 4, 2015 12:00 pm
End: July 4, 2015 3:00 pm

July 12, 2015

Join us on the second Sundays of July, August, and September as we host open air concerts on Sylvester Manor’s back lawn.

Dates for this concert series are July 12, August 9, and September 13. The shows will all start at 5pm.

Stay tuned for more details, including who will be performing and how to purchase your tickets.

Start: July 12, 2015 5:00 pm
End: July 12, 2015 7:00 pm

July 18, 2015

Manor House Open Hours
12 PM – 3 PM at Sylvester Manor
July 18

Visit Sylvester Manor and learn about our historic manor house and grounds through guided house tours and self-guided tours of our grounds.

We welcome the community to visit the historic Shelter Island homestead featured in NewsdayThe New York TimesPreservation Magazine and on the BBC.  All are welcome, but reservations are required for house tours. Email info@sylvestermanor.org or call 631 749-0626 to schedule.

The grounds will also be open for self-guided tours during this time.

Call the office at 749-0626 or email info@sylvestermanor.org to reserve your spot on a guided house tour.

Start: July 18, 2015 12:00 pm
End: July 18, 2015 3:00 pm

August 1, 2015

Manor House Open Hours
12 PM – 3 PM at Sylvester Manor
August 1

Visit Sylvester Manor and learn about our historic manor house and grounds through guided house tours and self-guided tours of our grounds.

We welcome the community to visit the historic Shelter Island homestead featured in NewsdayThe New York TimesPreservation Magazine and on the BBC.  All are welcome, but reservations are required for house tours. Email info@sylvestermanor.org or call 631 749-0626 to schedule.

The grounds will also be open for self-guided tours during this time.

Call the office at 749-0626 or email info@sylvestermanor.org to reserve your spot on a guided house tour.

Start: August 1, 2015 12:00 pm
End: August 1, 2015 3:00 pm

August 9, 2015

Join us on the second Sundays of July, August, and September as we host open air concerts on Sylvester Manor’s back lawn.

Dates for this concert series are July 12, August 9, and September 13. The shows will all start at 5pm.

Stay tuned for more details, including who will be performing and how to purchase your tickets.

Start: August 9, 2015 5:00 pm
End: August 9, 2015 7:00 pm

August 15, 2015

Manor House Open Hours
12 PM – 3 PM at Sylvester Manor
August 15 – The Slave Dwelling Project

Join us as we remember the enslaved and indentured peoples that worked, lived, and died here. Guest speakers will invite discussion on matters of social and labor justice, past, present, and future. We will also introduce the variety of African heritage preservation efforts on the East End of Long Island.

We welcome the community to visit the historic Shelter Island homestead featured in NewsdayThe New York TimesPreservation Magazine and on the BBC.  All are welcome, but reservations are required for house tours. Email info@sylvestermanor.org or call 631 749-0626 to schedule.

The grounds will also be open for self-guided tours during this time.

Call the office at 749-0626 or email info@sylvestermanor.org to reserve your spot on a guided house tour.

Start: August 15, 2015 12:00 pm
End: August 15, 2015 3:00 pm

August 22, 2015

Join us as we continue our summer tradition of hosting one of The Bard’s plays here on our beautiful Manor House lawn.

We will be having shows on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23. Details on the play and showtimes will be announced in April or May. Stay tuned!

Start: August 22, 2015
End: August 23, 2015

September 5, 2015

Manor House Open Hours
12 PM – 3 PM at Sylvester Manor
September 5

Visit Sylvester Manor and learn about our historic manor house and grounds through guided house tours and self-guided tours of our grounds.

We welcome the community to visit the historic Shelter Island homestead featured in NewsdayThe New York TimesPreservation Magazine and on the BBC.  All are welcome, but reservations are required for house tours. Email info@sylvestermanor.org or call 631 749-0626 to schedule.

The grounds will also be open for self-guided tours during this time.

Call the office at 749-0626 or email info@sylvestermanor.org to reserve your spot on a guided house tour.

Start: September 5, 2015 12:00 pm
End: September 5, 2015 3:00 pm

September 13, 2015

Join us on the second Sundays of July, August, and September as we host open air concerts on Sylvester Manor’s back lawn.

Dates for this concert series are July 12, August 9, and September 13. The shows will all start at 5pm.

Stay tuned for more details, including who will be performing and how to purchase your tickets.

Start: September 13, 2015 5:00 pm
End: September 13, 2015 7:00 pm

September 19, 2015

Manor House Open Hours
12 PM – 3 PM at Sylvester Manor
September 19 – Celebration of the Three Sisters

Come celebrate the Algonkian fall harvest with a traditional food offering featuring the Three Sisters: corn, beans, and squash. There will also be traditional Native American harvest song and dance, and traditional food preparation.

We welcome the community to visit the historic Shelter Island homestead featured in NewsdayThe New York TimesPreservation Magazine and on the BBC.  All are welcome, but reservations are required for house tours. Email info@sylvestermanor.org or call 631 749-0626 to schedule.

The grounds will also be open for self-guided tours during this time.

Call the office at 749-0626 or email info@sylvestermanor.org to reserve your spot on a guided house tour.

Start: September 19, 2015 12:00 pm
End: September 19, 2015 3:00 pm

October 10, 2015

Each October, the Plant&Sing Festival is held at historic Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, NY.  People gather to plant garlic and harvest fall crops, transforming the fields and the work itself with festive songs, dances, recitations and meals.

When the work is done, it’s time to enjoy our world-class festival of Bluegrass and Traditional American Music on the expansive waterfront lawn of Sylvester Manor.  Savor locally produced libations & food, and kick back to amazing music as the sun sets over Gardiner’s Creek.

It’s the community harvest festival, made new.  We are preserving old traditions and exploring how to create a new culture of food that is joyful, alive with people – rooted in sharing & sense of place- set to a Traditional American Music soundtrack.

Saturday evening will feature a community crab boil & potluck followed by garlic and bean shucking accompanied by plenty of joyful noisemaking.

Sunday morning includes planting garlic and worksonging.

The music starts Sunday afternoon featuring great Americana music and culminates in a contra dance.

Performers & schedules will be announced in July/August, and tickets will be available shortly thereafter.

Start: October 10, 2015 4:00 pm
End: October 11, 2015 10:00 pm

October 31, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 12-3PM

Join us if you dare for Mysteries of the Manor: Tales Tall and True, and be spirited through the historic manor house as tour guides beguile with tales of pirates, haunted mirrors, “The Gates of Hell” and more spooky Sylvester family lore handed down over three centuries.

Family-Friendly outdoor activities will include hayrides, a pumpkin carving contest (prize awarded by a guest judge), warm cider, seasonal snacks and more!

Historic house tours are best suited for ages 8 and up and require a reservation. Grounds are open for self-guided touring with site-map.

Email info@sylvestermanor.org to RSVP for the event and/or schedule your house tour.
This is a family-event. Admission TBD.

Start: October 31, 2015 12:00 pm
End: October 31, 2015 3:00 pm

December 13, 2015

Our 63rd annual Tea & Tree event on December 13, 2015 celebrates members, volunteers, and donors who help make Sylvester Manor what it is. We couldn’t do it without you, and this event is to thank you! If you are a volunteer or donor, be on the lookout for an invitation, or call 631.749.0626 for more information.

Start: December 13, 2015 1:00 pm
End: December 13, 2015 3:00 pm