Plant & Sing is a festival of acoustic music, writing, planting, poetry, singing, dancing, storytelling, farming and eating! Celebrating the culture of food, Plant & Sing is a beneﬁt for Sylvester Manor and its educational programs, which connect the community with history, food and culture. October 8,9,10 2011.
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Community Barn Dance – Friday October 8, 7pm $10/general $5/students
With their fiddles, banjos, and old-time calls, The Gawler Family will lead the community in a traditional “contra dance.” These dances leave you smiling and exhilarated, which explains why they were (and still are) an important part of getting people together in small towns across the country.
Food Story Slam w/Kathy Lynch – Friday October 8, 9:30pm $10 general/$5 students or Free with Admission to Barn Dance
A good food story is hard to beat. Come tell yours, or just listen and laugh with the rest of us as we re-live kitchen disasters, big-fish tales, and bygone thanksgiving feasts.
Saturday Sunrise Yoga – Saturday October 9, 7am FREE
Join Heidi Fokine as she helps us limber up and greet the day beside the 1810 windmill in our vegetable field.
Sweet Potato Harvest – Saturday October 9, 9am FREE
Come join us as we pull pounds and pounds of sweet roots from the ground. Free local lunch for volunteers to follow.
Molly Gawler Modern Dance: “Windmill” – Saturday October 9, 1pm FREE
Come watch Molly Gawler, of Pilobolus, perform a self-choreographed piece based on our 1810 windmill.
Saturday Afternoon Concerts, Readings & Kids activities @ Manor – Saturday October 9, 2pm $20 general/$5 students
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NEW AND TRADITIONAL ACOUSTIC MUSIC:
2pm Island Folk – Locally inspired, far-reaching folk music
3pm Baron & Friends – Jazz/Bluegrass mandolin exploratorium
4pm Joe Hanna – Flatpick Guitar
5pm Fireside – A blend of Irish, Appalachian, Scandinavian and original acoustic music
6pm Free Seedlings – Bluegrass w/hot young musicians
7pm The Gawler Family – Heartfelt fiddle music, songs and stories from New England
8pm Campfire Pop & Sing – Garlic Shucking with participatory worksongs. Separate bulbs into plantable cloves while learning songs for Sunday’s planting.
LITERARY EVENTS IN THE LIBRARY:
2 – 3.30 Place & Possibility – lead by Brad Davis; Poet and Lecturer. This seminar will focus on the Great Authors who have visited the Manor (including Longfellow, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Whittier) and provide time for creative reflection. Bring a pen!
3.30- 5.30 Readings of Poetry and Memoir – from Scott Chaskey, Megan Chaskey, Kathy Engel, Kathy Lynch, Magdalene Brandeis, and Debbie Siegel.
6pm “The Happy Journey” – Staged reading of Thornton Wilder’s 1931 classic one-act play of American family life. Read by Quack Theatrics, directed by Bill Burford of Stony Brook Southampton.
6:30pm One man show – Bill Persky, sitcom creator and writer for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and “That Girl,” recounts personal tales of celebrity and food.
KIDS TENT with SENSIBLE SITTERS:
2pm Potato prints
3pm Goat in a Boat puppet theatre performance
4pm Games on the lawn
from local vendors including Greeny’s wraps and smoothies, mulled cider, and donuts for sale!
***Saturday Evening at Boltax Gallery: ‘Rupture’ brings New York artist Louise Crandell back to Shelter Island for her third solo show. The opening reception is from 6 to 8 pm. This is not an official Plant&Sing event, but profits from the Small Works show currently up at Boltax benefit Sylvester Manor, so we wanted to promote this event as well.
Sunday Sunrise Yoga – Sunday October 10, 7am FREE
Join Megan Chaskey as she helps us limber up and greet the day beside the 1810 windmill in our vegetable field.
Sunday Garlic Planting & Worksongs – Sunday October 10, 9am FREE
Join the team as we plant next year’s garlic crop, allthewhile singing worksongs and meeting your neighbors. Free local lunch to follow for volunteers.