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. 

Dec
7
Thu
Noble Maritime Collection: CloseKnit
Dec 7 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CloseKnitNoble Maritime Collection (Building D)

CloseKnit, the Noble Maritime Collection’s longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen’s Church Institute’s Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining them, or tell a knitter that you know!

Noble: CloseKnit
Dec 7 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Noble Maritime Collection, Building D
Free Admission

CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

Attribution: The museum’s public programs are supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Dec
9
Sat
NYC Parks: North Shore Green Neighborhood Coastal Cleanup
Dec 9 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Meet at Snug Harbor Road and Cottage Row in the parking lot

Join NYC Parks Stewardship in a coastal cleanup in the neighborhood of the North Shore. This event is a part of our monthly Green Neighborhood series. Volunteers will help remove debris from the Snug Harbor shoreline! Come dressed in clothes that can get dirty, durable boots or sneakers, and a water bottle. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

WormShop (NYC Compost Project)
Dec 9 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Meet at Building P Lobby
Free Admission

Worms will convert your food scraps into compost for your plants. Learn how to set-up, care for, harvest and use vermicompost from a worm bin.

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 Children’s Museum: Second Saturday Science – Mysteries of Magnets
Dec 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Staten Island Children’s Museum, Building M
Free with admission of $8

Explore fascinating scientific principles and scientists in this monthly series workshops

Contact us at 718-273-2060 or visit our website at www.sichildrensmuseum.org

Turn & Learn: Compost Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
Dec 9 @ 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

Art Lab Exhibit Opening: Old Timers: Small Box In The 21st Century
Dec 9 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Art Lab, Building H
Free Admission

Exhibit open from Dec 9 – 31
Artist Talk: Dec 16 | 2:00 PM
Closing Reception: Dec 30 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM

In Old Timers: Small Box in the 21st Century, artists Raul Barquet and Alyssa Rapp exhibit a series of portraits featuring small business owners effected by shrinking industries. The gelatin silver photo editions are created using a hybrid technique that allow the artists to combine photography and lettering during the printing process.

Both Barquet and Rapp work in hand lettering and analog photography, media that are largely considered obsolete, which mirrors how the subjects have seen modern technological advancements apply pressure to their businesses.  With this project, the artists hope to bring attention to small local businesses and strengthen allegiance to the local community and its economic well being.

During each visit with the subject, the artists conduct an informal interview and learned about the history of the business, their own history, motivations, and feelings in regards to how their industry has changed. The interviews are recorded and selections are available for exhibition guests to listen to while they view the portraits. A catalog featuring each piece in the exhibition will be available, as well as additional photos, preliminary typographic sketches, and printed excerpts from our conversations with the business owners.

During the interview, Alyssa Rapp takes both posed and candid shots of the business owner in 35mm film. Upon developing of the film, Raul Barquet re-imagines text-based logos for the businesses that fit within the composition of the photo. The drawings are painted on a sheet of clear mylar before being printed in the dark room at the same time as the negative.

Both artists have been working in their respective media for over 10 years. Barquet creates typographic work using the tools of pre-digital graphic artists, choosing pencil and ink or sign painter’s enamel. Rapp is a photographer, using the digital medium for commercial work but continuing to use film for her fine artwork.

This project is a recipient of a 2017 DCA Premiere Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Staten Island Children’s Museum: Merry Music Series – Navidad Flamenca
Dec 9 @ 2:00 PM

Staten Island Children’s Museum, Building M
$8

The Staten Island Children’s Museum welcomes artists from a variety of cultures to share seasonal music and dance performances on select Saturdays and Sundays in December. The series kicks off with pieces from The Nutcracker ballet by Brighton Ballet Theater, followed by Navidad Flamenca performing dance from the Spanish tradition, the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Company spicing up the day with jazz, Latin, and neo-classical dance, and ending with a special Jewish cultural music performance.

Contact us at 718-273-2060 or visit our website at www.sichildrensmuseum.org