Upcoming Events Calendar

Oct
21
Sat
MVMT: Sketches
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 31 @ 4:00 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: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

In MVMT: Sketches, interdisciplinary artist Brandon Perdomo reacts to the interconnectivity of personalities that enter his social-scape in a nonlinear state of flux and awe.  His photo series is an ongoing study of the contour the body and how storytelling is expressed with the skeletal-medium.  On display will be photographs created with an international display of MVMT artists, as well as recent performative exploration and collaborations.

An artist talk with Perdomo (free with gallery admission) is scheduled for December 2, 2017, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

This exhibit is made possible in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation. 

Staten Island in Movement
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 31 @ 4:00 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: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Free admission

Staten Island in Movement activates varying environments through movement. Rosita Roldan, professional dancer and choreographer for over 35 years, uses photography to capture the beauty of local dancers as they meld into the landscape.

A panel presentation and artist talk with Roldan (free with gallery admission) is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 PM in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

This exhibit is supported in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation. 

Nov
16
Thu
Making Dance on Staten Island: Roundtable Discussion
Nov 16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Bldgs C & G)
Included with $5 gallery admission

Making Dance on Staten Island is a roundtable event for local choreographers to connect on the history, the environment, and unique assets/challenges on making dance on Staten Island. This program is facilitated by Melissa West and Rosita Roldan in conjunction with Roldan’s exhibition, Staten Island in Movement. The roundtable will provide space for participants to reflect on their life’s work in the context of oral history. It will also be a space to come together to participate in this diverse community of movers.

Rosita Roldan, professional dancer and choreographer for over 35 years, uses photography to capture the beauty of local dancers as they meld into the landscape.

Melissa West is the Vice President of Curation for the Performing & Visual Arts at Snug Harbor, as well as a practicing dance artist and curator with a background in dance and performance. Ms. West earned a Masters in Performance Studies from New York University. Since 2008, her work has been presented throughout NYC at venues including the Atlantic Salt Factory, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, The Living Theater, Triskelion Arts, Queens Museum, The Brick Theater, The Greenbelt Nature Center, and the Bowery Poetry Club. An advocate for arts equity, she directed Staten Island’s only art walk, Second Saturdays, from 2012-15.

Nov
18
Sat
Farm & Garden Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wednesdays: September 6, October 4, November 1 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Meet at Heritage Farm (Site 24)
Saturdays: September 16, October 21, November 18 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Meet at Compost Demonstration Garden (Site 23)

Free Admission | Registration requested

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring a water bottle, sun hat, closed toe shoes, and wear 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

Staten Island Museum: Super Science – Light-Up Helicopters
Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Staten Island Museum, Building A
$10/$5 Museum Members (Includes Museum Admission)

8-13 year-olds are to be accompanied by an adult.
Learn how a circuit works and make your own LED light-up helicopter.

Supported in part by TD Bank and Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Turn & Learn: Compost Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
Nov 18 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Always the first Wednesday, second Saturday, and third Saturday of the month from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Meet at Compost Demonstration Site (Map to Demonstration Site)
Free Admission | Registration requested

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container.  Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited. Registration is strongly recommended.

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

Giving Thanks for Song: Presented by Riverside Opera Co
Nov 18 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Music Hall (Building T)
Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at door | Students & children: Free admission
Buy tickets here

The Riverside Opera Company (ROC), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents Giving Thanks for Song, a performance that includes returning audition winner Tenor Seunghwan Oh performing Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s Turandot and other performances by audition winners from operatic favorites including Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Bizet’s Carmen all accompanied by a full professional orchestra.

With a nod to popular music of the 1960s the band Not From Concentrate accompanied by the orchestra performs iconic tunes including I’m a Believer, Strawberry Fields Forever, San Francisco and more.

Opera musical compositions include:
Se Vuol Ballare  and Voi Che sapete from Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.
O mio babbino Caro from Gianni Schichi by Puccini
Habanera from Carmen by Bizet
Quando men vo from la Boheme by Puccini
Nessun dorma from Turandot by Puccini

1960s songs being performed by Not From Concentrate include:
Sgt. Pepper/WALHFMF
I’m A Believer
Strawberry Fields Forever
Whiter Shade Of Pale
San Francisco
Daydream
Please, Mr. Postman
Ain’t No Mountain
All You Need Is Love

The Riverside Opera Company is based on Staten Island in New York City. It performs fully and semi-staged productions with full orchestra conducted by Maestro Alan Aurelia, who has conducted in Italy as well as in the U.S. Its singers are winners of open public auditions, held in New York City.

About the Performers:

Not From Concentrate- (NFC) was formed in 2008 at The College of Staten Island by bassist Alan-Arthur Aurelia and Drummer Joseph Giunto. They recruited guitarist Jenna Calderon & vocalist Margaret Hampton and set out to be a ska band. The group honed their skills playing hundreds of shows releasing their 2012 EP “This One’s On Us!”. The band completing an acoustic tour to Nashville, TN in 2014 and releasing the single “Product Of My Century/Little Voices.” NFC band today has a new sound with Aurelia and Calderon working on an album slated for release in 2018. NFC continues to perform live at venues and festivals along the East Coast & Midwest and regularly collaborates with The Richmond County Orchestra & Riverside Opera Company.

Caroline Brazelton (soprano) is a Floridian native that has been in the New York City for just over a year. A graduate in both Vocal Performance and Music Education from Stetson University, Ms. Brazelton has strived for the classification of a crossover artist. She has had a broad amount of experience in both musical theater and classical opera, and continues to actively study both. Some of her favorite roles include Cunegonde in Candide, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, and Claire in Ordinary Days.

Alexander Hahn (Bass) recent performances include his debut with the Beethoven Easter Festival of Warsaw as Pietro in Simon Boccanegra, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro with Bronx Opera, Monterone with in Rigoletto with Opera Theater of Connecticut, Le Bailli in Werther with Opera Company of Brooklyn, and the bass-baritone soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with EOS Orchestra of Beijing. Mr. Hahn is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, where he earned both a Master’s degree in Music and an Artist Diploma as well as being awarded the David L. Kasdon Memorial Prize, for the most outstanding singer in the School of Music. Mr. Hahn earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music from Mannes College of Music.

Viktoriya (Vita) Koreneva (mezzo-soprano) is a native of Moscow, Russia.  Her musical training includes piano and vocal studies at the Central Music School of Moscow under the auspices of the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. Currently, Vita is pursuing her Music Composition degree at Berklee School of Music. Ms. Koreneva is a finalist of New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera International Vocal Competition, prize winner at the International 2016 Lyra New York Competition, and a First prize recipient in the 2015 William Haralson Vocal Competition in New York. Vita is also a 2016 recipient of UNESCO Honorary Award for premiering the Greek opera and a 2014 distinguished recipient of recognition award for strengthening Russian-American cultural relations.

Stephanie Leotsakos (soprano) was most recently applauded by Parterre Music Box Reviews for her “standout” performance as Frasquita in George Bizet’s Carmen with Amore Opera in NYC. Stephanie has had recent success in performances with Amore Opera, New York Lyric Opera Theatre, the Princeton Opera Theatre, and now the Riverside Opera Company. A 2016 graduate of Princeton University, Stephanie is a multi-talented young artist. Aside from being a singer, Ms. Leotsakos is a budding composer and conductor who has composed and produced various new works, most notably her first original opera, titled ‘OMG’, in Princeton, NJ and off-Broadway in NYC in 2016. She has also served as Assistant Student Conductor to the Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir and currently serves as Assistant Conductor of the Sussex County Youth Orchestra in NJ.

Seunghwan Oh (Tenor) holds a Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes School of Music where he studied with Ruth Falcon, Dan Marek, and Bachelor’s Degree in Voice from the Korea National University of Arts. In addition, he received a Master of Christian Counseling from Washington University of Virginia. He performed with several orchestras including Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Festival Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Oh performed in Korea, Japan, China, Austria, Italy and U.S.A including the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York.

Perri Sussman (mezzo-soprano) has been on the rosters of prestigious companies including New York City Opera Renaissance, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Bronx Opera Company, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Opera Breve, Opera Pomme Rouge, Regina Opera Company, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Amore Opera, and OperaOggiNY.  She made her Carnegie Hall debut in the 2011 Master Singer Finalist Concert for the Nico Castel International Master Singer Competition. She was named the 2012 Grand Prize Winner in the voice category of the Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competition and was a finalist in the 2012 New York Lyric Opera Theatre Vocal Competition.

Nov
19
Sun
Staten Island Children’s Museum: Thanksgiving Floats!
Nov 19 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Staten Island Children’s Museum, Building M
Free with Admission

Create a float from cardboard boxes and balloons, then strut your stuff in the Staten Island Children’s Museum’s parade.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Walk in Workshop to create and customize your floats

3:30 pm: Show off your floats in the Meadow.

For more information please visit: www.sichildrensmuseum.org.

Noble Maritime Collection: Sea Shanty Session
Nov 19 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

SeaShanty

Noble Maritime Collection (Building D) 

FREE admission

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! The Noble Maritime Collection holds a session on the third Sunday of every month.

Staten Island Museum: Meditation 101
Nov 19 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Staten Island Museum, Building A
Free with Museum Admission

A guided meditation in our Infinite Compassion gallery. Dress comfortably.