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…)
LINDSAY MORRIS PHOTO | Chris Pickerell, a marine biologist, offers ‘Backyard Archaeology’ at the Shelter Island Historical Society on July 15.
ARCHAEOLOGY BEGINS AT HOME
Chris Pickerell is a marine biologist and director of the marine program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.
He normally writes and lectures about science, but also enjoys discussing and writing about the things he collects whenever given the chance. On Saturday, July 15 from 4 to 6 p.m., Mr. Pickerell will present “Backyard Archaeology: Piecing Together Local History One Fragment At A Time” in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens Barn. (more…)
THURSDAY, JULY 13
Tent Week: Kids yoga, 10:15 a.m., under the library tent. Bring your own mat if possible. (631) 749-0042.
Tent Week: Lawn games and Italian ices, 2 p.m., under the library tent. (631) 749-0042. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | 1907 ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’ by Klimt
RECOVERING LOOTED NAZI ART
Raymond Dowd, an attorney specializing in recovery of art looted by the Nazis, will be the next guest speaker at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues program on June 30. Mr. Dowd’s talk begins at 7 p.m. and he will share details about how looted art bankrolled the Nazi war machine and about legal efforts to return art to the rightful owners, despite opposition from some of the world’s most prominent museums and art collectors. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Fireworks will light up the summer summer sky on July 8. Sunset Beach Hotel will host an Endless Summer cocktail party on June 23 to raise money for the fireworks show.
ENDLESS SUMMER COCKTAIL
Sunset Beach Hotel will host an Endless Summer cocktail party on Friday, June 23 in support of the 60th annual Shelter Island Fireworks.
The party runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music and raffles. Tickets are $75 in advance at shelterislandfireworks.com or $100 at the door. The annual fireworks show is 100 percent donor supported. (more…)