Bringing wonderful, engaging Arts programming to Shelter Island is a vital part of our mission at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. For centuries, the Sylvester family and their descendants celebrated the arts, exemplified at the turn of the 20th century by Cornelia Horsford’s ‘summer salons’ featuring poetry and literary readings, music performances and ‘theatricals’. As we continue to explore a new era at Sylvester Manor, “Shakespeare at the Manor” remains a cornerstone in our commitment to encouraging deeper connections to culture and place through programs like this.
We encourage our local community to engage beyond being members of the audience. Volunteer hosts house artists for the duration of the production, donate and host meals, or otherwise contribute and make the company welcome during their stay on Shelter Island.
Special note of thanks to Samara Levenstein, Producer, and Drew Foster, Director and Actor, for lending their incredible talent, creativity and devotion to “Shakespeare at the Manor” since it began in 2009.