07/14/17 6:00am

The NY Times made a recent visit to Shelter Island’s Ram’s Head Inn for brunch. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

What would you do if you only had 36 hours to spend on Shelter Island?

You definitely should grab a snack at Stars Café before heading to dinner at The Tavern. The next day you should hit up the Havens farmers’ market as well as Marie Eiffel Market. The following morning, be sure to take an early hike at Mashomack Preserve before brunch at Ram’s Head Inn. (more…)

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…)

02/08/17 4:05pm
Michael Heller

A scene from the 2013 HarborFrost. (Credit: Michael Heller, courtesy)

At first, several people thought it was a crazy idea.

After all, who in their right mind sponsors an outdoor winter festival, complete with fireworks, in a famous summertime resort?

Sag Harbor, that’s who — and ever since the first successful HarborFrost back in February 2011, this village by the bay has made it an annual tradition. (more…)

07/29/16 9:19am


If you want to discover the science behind the magic of fireworks — how experts create the brilliant colors that light up the night sky, how explosions and sparklers work and all about the properties of metals — come to the Fireworks Lab at the Shelter Island Library (more…)

06/25/16 9:43am
The 2014 Shelter Island Cricket Match (Credit: The Shelter Island Cricket Club)

The 2014 Shelter Island Cricket Match
(Credit: The Shelter Island Cricket Club)

Cricket returns to the Island with the fifth annual Shelter Island Cricket Club (SICC) charity cricket match on Saturday, July 30 to raise funds for the all-volunteer Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services squad.  (more…)