10/27/16 3:21pm
dinah maxwell smith

Dinah Maxwell Smith, “FIVE SUITS REDUX,” 2016. Oil on canvas. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

If you’re an emerging artist, there’s probably no better compliment than being selected by a heavy-hitter in the field to have your work shown in a major museum.

That’s exactly what the Parrish Art Museum’s annual Artists Choose Artists exhibition is all about. The juried show is open to artists working in all media and living on the East End of Long Island. Seven distinguished artists serve as jurors, each selecting two artists for the exhibition from nearly 200 submissions. The show, which encourages fellowship among today’s multi-generational network of artists, also includes the work of the jurors. (more…)

10/26/16 11:29am
sylvester manor hauntings

Sylvester Manor. (Credit: Annette Hinkle)

She had just started working at Sylvester Manor as a housekeeper, now almost 40 years ago, when Rose Wissemann came in touch with something one afternoon that still haunts her.

She recently recalled that unforgettable day when she had been doing some work in one of the smaller houses on the Manor grounds. As suddenly as a shadow shifts across a floor, an unsettling feeling stole over her. It was a sense that even though she was alone in the place, something — someone? — was with her. She stood still in the room. More than one presence, in some kind of terrible distress, was very near. (more…)

10/26/16 10:33am
The Sixties Show comes to Bay Street Theater

The Sixties Show comes to Bay Street Theater on Saturday. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Put on the tie-dye, let down your hair and pull out those bell-bottoms.

The ‘60s are back — and alive and well this weekend at the Bay Street Theater.

The Sixties Show, a New York City-based performance group which has been called “the greatest 1960s musical re-creation show in the world” comes to the Sag Harbor theater on Saturday, October 29 with an 8 p.m. show. (more…)

10/25/16 6:00am
Hidden City Orchestra

Clockwise from top left, cellist Jeannie Woelker, vibraphonist Fabrizio D’Antonio, oboe player Terry Keevil, guest dancer Susan Blacklocke and pianist George Cork Maul. (Credit: Courtesy photos)

The Hidden City Orchestra will be performing a two-part concert series, “Order Masquerading as Chaos,” at two venues on the East End, including Shelter Island.

The series kicks off at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m., to be followed by a performance at Orient’s Poquatuck Hall the following day, Sunday, October 30 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for the Shelter Island concert and $20 for the concert at Poquatuck Hall. (more…)

10/24/16 2:40pm
El Galéon near Orient Point Monday evening. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

El Galeón near Orient Point Monday evening. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Due to the popularity of its visit, El Galeón, a replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, will remain in Greenport Harbor for an extra week.

The boat will offer tours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Sunday, Oct. 30, according to its Facebook page.

The real-life moving museum’s visit, sponsored by the Village of Greenport and the East End Seaport Museum, was originally supposed to only host tours through Oct. 23. (more…)

10/24/16 9:38am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Autumn on Chase Creek.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Autumn on Chase Creek.

Even if you have been utterly hardened by life, the approach to Shelter Island by boat feels like a voyage to paradise. Its beauty is obvious and when you arrive the people are nice. It’s also easy to find wholesome food and traffic is light. What more could you ask?

I should not complain. But I do, and I am not alone. (more…)

10/22/16 6:00am
Credit: The Chequit, courtesy photo

Credit: The Chequit, courtesy photo

There’s something about crisp, fall nights on the East End that leave people craving a little comfort food.

Luckily for the hungry among us, Chef Cheryl Scarberry understands exactly where we’re coming from. As the executive chef at Red Maple, the modern-American restaurant and bar located at The Chequit on Shelter Island, she has tuned into those fall feelings and created an autumn dinner menu full of locally-sourced rustic plates.

“We really wanted to focus on comfort food and fall produce, like chard, squash and root vegetables,” explains Chef Gayle. “We’ve added heartier dishes and returned with the Snug Menu, which has mac and cheese, smoky shrimp and cheddar blue grits.” (more…)