05/24/18 10:00am
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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…)

Featured Story
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…)

04/13/18 12:00pm
DARIO ACOSTA PHOTO | Piano virtuoso Drew Petersen will perform on April 21 as part of the Shelter Island Friends of Music 2018 series.

DARIO ACOSTA PHOTO | Piano virtuoso Drew Petersen will perform on April 21 as part of the Shelter Island Friends of Music 2018 series.

The familiar theme of “local boy makes good” is coming to the Shelter Island Friends of Music 2018 series. On Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m. the greatly admired, 24-year-old American pianist Drew Petersen, who has long-standing ties to the East End as a summer resident of East Hampton, will return to the Island for his third appearance with the Friends of Music. Admission is free. (more…)