05/23/17 6:02am
Hallockville Barn Dance

Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file photo

Historically speaking, contra dancing, a New England style of square dancing, was how settlers in the region socialized in those long ago days before Tweets and Facebook.

And though it’s decidedly low tech, it’s still a great way to get to know your neighbor and swing your partner.

You’ll have the opportunity to do just that on Saturday, May 27 when Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, in cooperation with Shelter Island Town Recreation Department, presents a lively evening of barn dancing at the Shelter Island Youth Center. (more…)

05/19/17 6:01am

Eleven Madison Park’s flagship restaurant in the Flatiron district. (Credit: djjewelz Flickr/https://www.flickr.com/photos/djjewelz/)

Memorial Day is nearly upon us and everyone, it seems, is looking to escape the city this summer — including restaurateur Will Guidara and Chef Daniel Humm of the Manhattan eatery Eleven Madison Park. With their restaurant in the Flatiron District temporarily closing its doors for renovations, the pair will be shifting operations east for the season — way east — where they will open EMP Summer House, a pop-up restaurant. (more…)

05/18/17 3:40pm
Steamed pork and sesame dumplings served at the Manhattan restaurant The Lucky Bee. (Credit: The Lucky Bee, courtesy.)

Steamed pork and sesame dumplings served at the Manhattan restaurant The Lucky Bee. (Credit: The Lucky Bee, courtesy.)

The Lucky Bee, the Manhattan-based restaurant which hosted a popular pan-Asian cuisine pop-up restaurant in Greenport last fall, will NOT open a permanent spot in the village this year as previously reported.

But the Bee will still serve its dishes in Greenport this summer. (more…)

05/18/17 6:00am

Sylvester Manor lamb

Space is still available for a summer of discovery for Young Farmers (ages 5 to 7) at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

The programs runs from July 3 to August 19 from 9 a.m. to noon and along with engaging in daily art, music, and yoga activities, children will plant and harvest vegetables, prepare and cook dishes using the produce they have grown, feed and care for livestock kept on the Manor property, and learn about the environment and history of Sylvester Manor.

The Little Sprouts program for ages 3 and 4 is full, but names are being taken for a wait list. Visit sylvestermanor.org to register. For more information, contact Caroline Scudder at cscudder@sylvestermanor.org.