Latin Name: Ilex opaca
Locations: American holly can be found throughout the Island. One of my favorite specimens grows at the edge of the Union Chapel grounds on Wesley Avenue. Other large hollies can be seen from Route 114 on the right as you approach the South Ferry. Smaller ones grow wild in the Sylvester Manor woods near the IGA and on the Manor grounds. And they thrive along various trails in Mashomack’s woods. (more…)
The 4th annual public menorah lighting ceremony will be held on the front lawn of the Shelter Island Police Department on Sunday, December, 17 at 6:30 p.m. Town elected officials will be in attendance and all residents are invited as well. (more…)
Shelter Island resident Jill Brienza is a curator of a site-specific political work by conceptual artist Robert Longo installed on Hunter College’s iconic sky bridges. The installation, “American Bridge Project,” comprises the artist’s largest public artwork to date.
The work features reproductions on vinyl of two of Mr. Longo’s recent charcoal on mounted paper drawings. The pieces coat the windows of Hunter’s third and seventh floor sky bridges, resulting in an immersive experience for viewers crossing over the bridges as well as a powerful billboard-sized statement visible from Lexington Avenue, both north and south of 68th Street. (more…)
Three of the five East End towns are reporting increases in Community Preservation Fund (CPF) revenues for the first nine months of 2017, but Shelter Island and East Hampton are showing decreases. (more…)