08/16/19 10:00am

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ARTSI celebrates its 10th birthday this year.

The Artists of Shelter Island group celebrates its 10-year anniversary with its annual open studio tour on Aug. 17 and 18, from noon to 5 p.m. Sixteen local artists of various disciplines and styles will welcome visitors to their studios and show their latest works.

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08/07/19 4:30pm

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Maestro Itzhak Perlman during the orchestral performance at the silver anniversary gala of the PMP last week.

Over 300 supporters of the Perlman Music Program (PMP) gathered at its campus overlooking Crescent Beach to celebrate its 25th Anniversary Gala on July 26.

Founders Toby and Itzhak Perlman welcomed Islanders and friends, alumni, faculty and founders from all over the world who gathered to recognize the culmination of what was once just “Toby’s dream.” (more…)

07/25/19 8:00am

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Maestro Itzhak Perlman conducting student musicians.

On Friday night the Perlman Music Program (PMP) will celebrate 25 years of giving young musicians an unforgettable summer experience while honoring founders Toby and Itzhak Perlman at its Silver Anniversary Gala.

The quarter century benchmark is the culmination of what Ms. Perlman calls, “The second chapter of my life.” (more…)

07/12/19 8:00am

A weekly roundup of all things fun and friendly for kids.

It’s happy hour for kids! Mashomack Preserve’s happy hour takes place on Friday, July 12, at 4 p.m. It’s especially for wee ones and their parents/grandparents. Join the Preserve for an hour’s walk into the woods and enjoy the benefits of spending time in the quiet surrounds of nature. Bring or borrow a stroller or backpack. (631) 749-1001.

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05/08/19 12:00pm

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The Potter family: Back row, Josh and Katie. Middle row, from left, Alice, Sam and Lily with Maggie in the front.

“Yes, you can play with Play-Doh,” Katie Potter said as she answered the phone.

That’s not Katie’s standard phone greeting. She was talking to Maggie, her 3-year-old, who attends pre-K at the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center.

Maggie is the fourth in a lineup of Potter kids, including Lily, 9, Alice, 7, and Sam, 5. When Katie and her husband, Dr. Josh Potter, were married 10 years ago, they knew they wanted a big family. (more…)