Upcoming Events Calendar

Mar
26
Sun
DNA of Water
Mar 26 @ 10:00 AM – Sep 17 @ 5:00 PM

Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Main Hall- Building C
Opening Reception: March 26, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Exhibit open from March 26, 2017-September 17, 2017
Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

The DNA of Water exhibition considers how water has traditionally and simultaneously functioned as border, passageway, and gateway. Using Thomas More’s 1516 book, Utopia, as a jumping off point, curator Sasha Dees invites audiences to ask the questions: How do we as a people relate to our history, our present and future? Are we willing to question history and adapt in the present? Are we willing and able to continuously make the needed changes and reform ourselves to be equipped for the future?

Curated by Sasha Dees, featuring the work of Deborah Jack, Petri Saarikko, Sasha Huber and Simone Bennett.

This project is in part made possible by: Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland & VISEK (for Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko), Mondriaan Foundation (for the work by Simone Bennett).

Jul
8
Sat
Living Soil:  Compost Tea (NYC Compost Project)
Jul 8 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Compost Demonstration Site
Free Admission
RSVP requested – Register here

Think making and applying compost tea is too difficult? This workshop will walk you through a simple DIY brewing system that will cost under $25 and give you tips on making and applying compost tea properly. Get ready to transform your gardening game in a big way.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Points of View
Jul 8 @ 11:00 AM – Sep 17 @ 5:00 PM

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
General admission to the Newhouse Center is $5 ($4 for students/seniors, free for Snug Harbor Members), and summer hours are Wed-Sun, 10 AM-5 PM.

Opening Reception: July 8, 2:00 -4:00 PM | Free admission

David Saul sets out with his camera to find all kinds of scenes in the streets of New York City. Points of View is a show inspired by the cityscapes of Manhattan, Staten Island, and South Florida, connecting them through their varied landscapes and interesting juxtapositions.

From the artist:

“The work shown here was done primarily in New York City and South Florida. Some days I set out with my camera and find all kinds of things to photograph.  But there are days that I walk and walk around and can’t find anything at all to photograph, trying as hard as I can.

What you see here are the better days…I hope you agree and enjoy.”

SI Museum: Bikes & Bloomers
Jul 8 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor (Building A)
Adults $10/$8 Members (under 16 free)

Join us for a guided bike tour along Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront celebrating the 100th anniversary of NY State Women’s Suffrage and the freedom bicycles and bloomers afforded women from the 19th century into present day. Start with a bike decorating party at the Museum, then ride 3 miles with Transportation Alternatives to the historic Alice Austen House. Enjoy a BYO picnic and a talk about how innovations in transportation and a controversial undergarment can be tools for social change. Period costumes welcome!

SI Children’s Museum: Second Saturday Science- A Sweet Treat
Jul 8 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

SI Children’s Museum | Building M
Free with Museum admission | Limited to 25 attendees per session.

Learn about the properties of ice on a hot summer day!  A Sweet Treat is a Family Science Program.

Sponsored by Con Edison. Learn more: https://www.coned.com/en

Turn & Learn (NYC Compost)
Jul 8 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Compost Demonstration Site (Site 23)
Free Admission- RSVP Here

First Wednesdays of the month, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Second and third Saturdays of the month, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Jul
12
Wed
Ticket Giveaway: Shakespeare in the Park’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Jul 12 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Cottage D

Get your tickets to the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Oskar Eustis.  Performance dates are July 11 – August 13 in Central Park.  Tickets are first-come, first-served.  Each guest is entitled to only two vouchers that are to be redeemed at the Delacorte Box Office.

Each person in line (age 5+) is allowed two (2) vouchers, and each voucher is good for one ticket. Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets at the Delacorte Theater Box Office in Central Park between 5PM and 7:30PM. Vouchers are only valid until 7:30PM for performances on the day they are issued.  For more info, visit the Public Theater’s website.

About the show:

In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM was first staged at the Delacorte Theater in 1982, directed by James Lapine with music by Allen Shawn, featuring Christine Baranski as Helena, Kevin Conroy as Lysander, and Paul Bates as Flute. It was later staged in 1991, directed by Cacá Rosset, and featuring Augusto Pompeo as Puck, Carolina N. Ribeiro as Helena, and Rubens Caribé as Lysander. It was last staged at the Delacorte in 2007 directed by Daniel Sullivan, featuring Martha Plimpton as Helena, Laila Robins as Titania, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Flute, and Jay O. Sanders as Bottom.

SI Museum: Meditation 101
Jul 12 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Staten Island Museum (Building A)
Free with Museum Admission

Join the Staten Island Museum for guided meditation in our Infinite Compassion Gallery. Dress comfortably.

A collaboration with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Infinite Compassion introduces visitors to Buddhist art, culture and belief across Asia. After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with sculptures, ritual objects, and paintings (thangkas) from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.

SI Children’s Museum: Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Jul 12 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Staten Island Children’s Museum | Building M
July 5 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Russian Traditional Dancing
July 12 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Belly Dancing
July 19 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Irish Step Dancing
July 26 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Mexican Folk Dancing

Each Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm in July and August, the SI Children’s Museum is open for free.

Explore our exhibits for tw o hours followed by an interactive dance program. Dancers demonstrate a specific cultural dance and invite Museum visitors to learn new moves!

Boogie Woogie Wednesday is supported by the Staten Island Delegation of the NYC Council and Dunkin Donuts.

Jul
13
Thu
SI Museum: Summer Nights | Summer Glow: Scrubs and Salves
Jul 13 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor (Building A)
$25/$20 for SI Museum members | Register here

A hands-on class with Joanne Colagiacomi demonstrating how to make your own salves and scrubs using simple ingredients. You’ll leave with the products and knowledge to continue creating your own natural body products at home. For guests 21+. Admission includes 2 drink tickets. Registration recommended, walk-ins welcome space permitting.