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05/24/17 6:00am

Haul a seine at Mashomack preserve this weekend. (Credit: Bob Muller Flickr/

As the weather warms, the waters are coming alive. On Saturday, May 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., come to Mashomack Preserve for a little family fun and lend a hand pulling in a 300-foot haul seine to get a close up look at the creatures and plants that live under the sea. (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 to register. For more information, contact Caroline Scudder at

05/17/17 6:00am

Dominic Inferrara

In celebrating its 40th Anniversary with concerts of returning artists that were audience favorites, the Shelter Island Friends of Music will present “Opera Classics & Broadway Favorites” by the velvet-voiced baritone, Dominic Inferrera, who was proclaimed by the New York Times as “a standout,” and “dynamic.”

The concert is Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church and Mr. Inferrera will be performing works by Verdi, Mozart, Ravel, Leigh and Darion, Rodgers and Hammerstien, Lerner and Lowe, Porter, and Sondheim.

A meet-the-artist post-concert reception follows. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Visit the Shelter Island Friends of Music at for more information.