SYLVESTER MANOR TO HOST

8th ANNUAL FARM TO TABLE BENEFIT

Shelter Island’s Renowned Summer Celebration Features

Endless Cocktail Party with Performance by Brian Ripps and Friends

Proceeds to Support Programming and Planting at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm

Saturday, June 29; 6:30 pm

Sylvester Manor, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Sylvester Manor today announced it will host its eighth annual Farm to Table Benefit on Saturday, June 29 on the historic grounds of Shelter Island’s 1651 homestead and community-supported, nonprofit educational farm. The Farm to Table Benefit celebrates local community, food and culture, raising critical funds to support a diverse lineup of seasonal programs and produce grown on the grounds.

“We’ve been working hard on improving Farm to Table this year and look forward to making this one of our best events yet,” said Stephen Searl, Executive Director of Sylvester Manor. “Instead of having a formal sit down dinner, the event will be an extended cocktail party located creekside. It will feature a wide assortment of delicious East End speciality hors d’oeuvres, meats and sides, refreshing cocktails and wine from local vineyards, great music and a new silent auction. Come join us as we watch the sun set over historic Gardiner’s Creek and dance the night away…all in support of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.”

The Farm to Table Benefit is one of the most anticipated events of the summer and will feature an array of unique dining options highlighted by vegetables harvested from the Farm’s Windmill Field. This year, Sylvester Manor is partnering with renowned North Fork caterer Plated Simply whose culinary vision is to create a true farm to table experience using fresh local products from Long Island.

In addition, the Benefit will present a selection of Shelter Island experiences at a silent auction, including local dining options and exclusive sailing outings and activities for the whole family. The evening’s entertainment will feature songs performed by Brian Ripps and Friends. Ripps is a well-known singer/songwriter/guitarist in the New York metropolitan area and has released a number of albums throughout his career. An assortment of NYC musicians will join Brian to enhance the experience and get people dancing to songs across the decades.

Tickets for the Farm to Table Benefit can be purchased by visiting www.sylvestermanor.org, by calling 631.749.0626 or emailing cwingate@sylvestermanor.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available in support of the Manor’s major fundraising event of the year.

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Sylvester Manor Educational Farm: Once a Native American hunting and fishing ground, Sylvester Manor has since 1651 been home to eleven generations of its original European settler family. Over time, the place has been transformed from a slaveholding provisioning plantation to an Enlightenment-era farm, then to a pioneering food industrialist’s estate and today to an organic educational farm responsive to, and supported by, our neighbors and friends worldwide. In light of this history, we envision a farm, a community, and a world where people celebrate food, arts, and inventiveness in the everyday, with a spirit of fairness and joy. For more information, visit www.sylvestermanor.org

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