05/31/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Fiddle scholar Jeff Davis.

COURTESY PHOTO | Fiddle scholar Jeff Davis comes to Sylvester Manor on June 2 to talk about Long Island fiddle tunes.

This Week:

LONG ISLAND FIDDLE TUNES

How did music and dance traditionally fit into Long Island farm communities? What did the old songs and tunes sound like, and how did barn dances knit together villagers and their farms? Renowned musician and scholar Jeff Davis will answer those questions at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Saturday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. (more…)

05/31/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

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EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Duplicate bridge resumes at St. Mary’s Church. Plan to arrive at 12:45 p.m. to help set up. Play from 1 to 4 p.m. Community friendly game. All levels welcome. Every Thursday. (631) 749-2321.

Ice painting, an after-school workshop for kids to create vibrant pictures with ice. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

05/24/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

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EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 24

Virtual Reality: HTC Vive, an after-school session for kids. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Mashomack Wildlife Explorers, for grades Pre-K to 4. “Birds of Spring”  with Cindy Belt and Bethany Ortmann. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Children taken to Mashomack on the Recreation bus after school. Pick up at Mashomack Visitor Center. Sponsored by the Town Recreation Department. Register at (631) 749-0309. (more…)

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05/04/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jack Josephson and Magda Saleh at home near Congdons Creek.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jack Josephson and Magda Saleh at home near Congdons Creek.

Even if Magda Saleh, Egypt’s first prima ballerina in her 20s and founding director of the Cairo Opera House and National Cultural Center in her 40s, had not placed a large bowl of sweet, salty roasted nuts in front of me, I would not have moved from her living room sofa overlooking Congdons Creek.

It wasn’t the view, which was magnificent. She was relating the story of her life, with bureaucratic intrigue, world political movements and revolution and war as a backdrop. Her husband, Jack Josephson, an Egyptologist and the man who brought her to Shelter Island, was there to add context and avail himself of the peanuts. (more…)