04/20/18 8:00am
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTOS | The view from the hallway at Sylvester Manor.

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTOS | The view from the hallway at Sylvester Manor.

The Boston-based trio Cold Chocolate brought their unique blend of bluegrass, folk, swing and rock to Sylvester Manor on April 14. The band packed the house, literally, by performing two shows in the cozy confines of the living room. Next up at Sylvester Manor will be the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band performing on May 12.  (more…)

04/13/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Kirsten Lamb, Ethan Robbins and Ariel Bernstein are Cold Chocolate.

COURTESY PHOTO | Kirsten Lamb, Ethan Robbins and Ariel Bernstein are Cold Chocolate.

Cold Chocolate is a high-energy Americana trio from Boston that fuses bluegrass, folk, swing and rock to create a unique sound that has gained some serious traction in the Northeast. On Saturday, April 14, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm proudly presents Cold Chocolate in concert at the Manor House Music Room for two shows at 6 and 8 p.m. (more…)

04/02/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Kirsten Lamb, Ethan Robbins and Ariel Bernstein are Cold Chocolate.

COURTESY PHOTO | Kirsten Lamb, Ethan Robbins and Ariel Bernstein are Cold Chocolate.

Cold Chocolate is a high-energy Americana trio from Boston that fuses bluegrass, folk, swing and rock to create a unique sound that has gained some serious traction in the northeast. On Saturday, April 14, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm proudly presents Cold Chocolate in concert at the Manor House Music Room for two shows at 6 and 8 p.m. (more…)

01/15/18 4:30pm
PHOTOS BY SCOTT FEIERSTEIN OF RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY | From left, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, mandolin player David Benedict, bass player Nate Sabat, guitarist and singer Evan Murphy, and Catherine “BB” Bowness on banjo.

PHOTOS BY SCOTT FEIERSTEIN OF RED SWEATSHIRT PHOTOGRAPHY | From left, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, mandolin player David Benedict, bass player Nate Sabat, guitarist and singer Evan Murphy, and Catherine “BB” Bowness on banjo.

A quintet of talented musicians traveled to Shelter Island from Massachussets last weekend to perform in Sylvester Manor’s annual bluegrass concert. The January concert is a long-standing Island tradition and it takes place each year in the school auditorium. Tom Hashagen, who organizes the concerts for Sylvester Manor, has developed a knack for finding the hottest young bluegrass bands on the circuit today — and Saturday’s concert was no exception.
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01/11/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve bluegrass band plays at Shelter Island School on January 13.

COURTESY PHOTO | Mile Twelve bluegrass band plays at Shelter Island School on January 13.

MUSIC MAKING BY MILE TWELVE 

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm kicks off its 2018 concert series with a performance by Mile Twelve, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2017 Momentum Award-winning band. Happily hosting this annual post-holiday tradition will be Tom and Lisa and Friends. The concert is Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shelter Island School Auditorium.  (more…)