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…)
This just in from Harper’s Bazaar and its roundup of the best last-minute weekend getaways from New York City.
First on the list? Our own slice of paradise, Shelter Island. (more…)
The Shelter Island Presbyterian Church’s annual yard sale is Saturday, May 27 starting at 8 a.m. (more…)
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…)
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 email@example.com.