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…)
JIM HURST TRIO CREEKSIDE
Sylvester Manor welcomes back guitar veteran and “house concert alum” Jim Hurst to kick off the 2017 Creekside Concerts this Sunday along with bassist Erik Alvar and fiddler/mandolinist Nate Lee. Jim Hurst Trio performs at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 9 at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. Gates open at 5 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. Kids under 10 are free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. For details visit sylvestermanor.org or call (631) 749-0626. (more…)
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…)