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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

May 28, 2016

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm could not succeed without the generous support of our membership and volunteers.  To show our appreciation, we invite you to be our guests at the Manor House on May 28, 12 to 3 pm.

Enjoy the beautiful and historic grounds, tours of the 1737 Manor House and homemade refreshments.  Meet new staff members and old friends as we warmly welcome another season of Sylvester Manor programming.

To RSVP for this event, please email info@sylvestermanor.org.  For more information on supporting Sylvester Manor, please click here.

Start: May 28, 2016 12:00 pm
End: May 28, 2016 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

June 25, 2016

The 2016 Farm to Table event promises to be better than ever, and an evening of unique dining and entertainment experiences.  With a meal cooked over open flames and dancing to a Cajun beat, it’s guaranteed to be quite a show . . . and a delicious one at that.

Tickets and tables are available at a variety of support levels.  Visit our Farm to Table webpage to find out more and to purchase your ticket.  Kick off the summer in style and support Sylvester Manor’s mission at our primary and most vital fundraising event.

Start: June 25, 2016 6:00 pm
End: June 25, 2016 10:00 pm

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.

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.

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