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…)

04/26/18 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

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…)

04/11/18 2:00pm
SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO | Karen Kiaer and Joy Bausman of the Shelter Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution during their April 3 presentation for the Women’s Community Club.

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO | Karen Kiaer and Joy Bausman of the Shelter Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution during their April 3 presentation for the Women’s Community Club.

On April 3, members of the Shelter Island Women’s Community Club were treated to a Power Point presentation by Joy Bausman, honorary regent of the Shelter Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and Karen Kiaer, chapter historian, offering a historical overview of some of the patriots and founders buried in the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church colonial cemeteries. The event was held in fellowship hall at the church. This is the first of several activities planned to celebrate the 275th Anniversary of the Presbyterian Church.  (more…)

03/29/18 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  |  It was a mad-dash for the stash at the 2016 Easter Egg hunt. This year's event is April 15.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | It was a mad-dash for the stash at the 2016 Easter Egg hunt. This year’s event is Saturday, March 31.

EASTER EGG HUNT

Shelter Island’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m. sharp at Fireman’s Field at Cartwright and Burns roads.

The egg hunt is sponsored by the Shelter Island Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Kids ages 1 through 8 are invited to take part. Prizes will be awarded in several age categories. The raindate is Sunday, April 1. (more…)

03/15/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Chef Seth Nathan of Isola will be the culinary guest at the next Celebrity Chef Dinner on March 21, 2018. This will be the last Celebrity Chef for the season — the series will return in the fall.

COURTESY PHOTO | Chef Seth Nathan of Isola will be the culinary guest at the next Celebrity Chef Dinner on March 21, 2018. This will be the last Celebrity Chef for the season — the series will return in the fall.

CELEBRITY CHEF

Seth Nathan from Isola is the  next chef at the popular Celebrity Chef Dinner series offered by the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church.  (more…)