03/07/18 2:00pm
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.

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…)

02/15/18 2:00pm
“Negative Space,” a stop-motion animated short will be screened at Bay Street Theater . It’s about a father and son bonding over the shared ritual of packing for his frequent business trips.

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…)

06/30/17 4:30pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

With Independence Day coming up next week, we here at Gimme Shelter are back in the business of bemoaning that Americans are woefully weak when it comes to having any real knowledge of the history of their country.

Well, not actually bemoaning. Maybe a bit concerned? Amused? Anyway, as a great sage — the name escapes us — once said, “Those who forget history are … are …” You know, something bad will happen.

We think. (more…)

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02/17/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Stone marker commemorating Sylvester Manor’s Burying Ground.

COURTESY PHOTO | Stone marker commemorating Sylvester Manor’s Burying Ground.

In honor of Black History Month, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and Sag Harbor’s Eastville Community Historical Society will present “How Is the Story Told? An Observance of East End African-American Burying Grounds” on Sunday, February 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. (more…)