BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Guests in the derby attire at the 2016 Kentucky Derby Party hosted by the Shelter Island Historical Society.
AND THEY’RE OFF!
The Shelter Island Historical Society’s annual Kentucky Derby Party at the Havens Barn is Saturday, May 5. The Derby party is a thank you event for Historical Society members. Annual membership begins at $50. To join the SIHS, visit shelterislandhistorical.org or call (631) 749-0025. (more…)
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN, RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY | From left, Donnamarie Barnes of Sylvester Manor, Henry Maxwell Letcher II, Shane Weeks, Karl Schwarz and Georgette Grier-Key during the February 25 panel discussion at Bay Street Theater in honor of Black History Month.
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm held its fourth annual celebration of Black History Month on February 25, combining forces with the Eastville Community Historical Society (ECHS) of Sag Harbor for a panel discussion that explored music and culture. The program, held at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, entitled “Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of Music, Culture and Tradition,” also included performances and a reception. (more…)
Dollars for a grant the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board is recommending to match other funds needed to complete the new nitrogen-reducing bathroom facility at Wades Beach (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Happy times at a past Gift of Life celebration at the Ram’s head Inn, one of the most festive and important annual Island events.
ANNUAL ‘CELEBRATION OF LIFE’
The 18th annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial “Celebration of Life” community cocktail party will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ram’s Head Inn.
This Island tradition is the biggest yearly fundraiser for the Island Gift of Life Foundation, which helps East End families with uninsured costs during treatment of serious diseases such as travel and lodging expenses for family members to distant treatment centers. Last year’s event raised over $40,000. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | “Negative Space,” a stop-motion animated short, will be screened at Bay Street Theater on February 24 (See “Across the Moat” section). The film will be screened in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival and is about a father and son bonding over the shared ritual of packing for his frequent business trips.
FEBRUARY’S CELEBRITY CHEF
The next Celebrity Chef dinner at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church will feature Michelle Beckwith. The dinner will be held Thursday, February 15 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and the menu will include antipasto, Ceasar salad, chicken saltimbocca over spinach, parmesan rice and panna cotta with berries. To reserve, call the church office at (631) 749-0805. (more…)