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Sylvester Manor
80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY, 11964, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

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, 1-4PM
Manor House & Grounds

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, ghost stories, and more spooky Sylvester family lore handed down over three centuries.

Family-Friendly outdoor activities will include haunted hayrides, a costume parade (prizes awarded by a guest judge), warm cider, pirate’s treasure hunt, 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.

Pricing $5 per person, ages 4 and under free, available at the door and on Eventbrite.

This is a FREE event if you are a Sylvester Manor member. Become a member today.

For more info, email or call (631)749-0626.

Rain cancels outdoor activities, but house tours will still be available.

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Start: October 31, 2015 1:00 pm
End: October 31, 2015 4:00 pm
Cost: 5

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