Upcoming Events Calendar

Mar
24
Sat
Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes
Mar 24 @ 10:00 AM – Sep 23 @ 5:00 PM

Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes is a large-scale retrospective of paintings by Sarah Yuster, spanning her thirty-year career.  Yuster’s work is subtle and intimate, sparking sentiments from viewers that explain her propensity to invoke a sense of “home.”  Yuster has had notable success as a portraitist, with works in two Smithsonian Museums and top university collections.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 24 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
Admission: Free

Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

The following local businesses have provided generous support to Native Soil: Blue, Bayou and Beso Restaurants, Empire Outlets, Door to Door Realty, Snappy Solutions, Connie Lane Real Estate, and Victory State Bank.

Native Soil is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Jul
9
Mon
Staten Island Museum: Summer Earth Camp (Session I)
Jul 9 @ 8:30 AM – Jul 20 @ 3:00 PM

Staten Island Museum, Building A
$350 (no bus), $550 (with bus)

Earth Camp is for adventurous kids, 8 – 13 year-old, who love the outdoors! In 2-week summer sessions, campers explore parks and greenspaces throughout Staten Island and build science skills and friendships

Place your down-payment of $100 before January 20, 2018 to save 10% on tuition!

Jul
11
Wed
Staten Island Children’s Museum: Play Café
Jul 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We invite parents to come and socialize in our pop-up play café.  Parents will enjoy free coffee or tea while their children engage in crafts and other imaginative activities guided by our staff.

Staten Island Children’s Museum
Free with admission of $8; Free for Children’s Museum Members

Staten Island Children’s Museum: Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Jul 11 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Each Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in July, the Staten Island Children’s Museum is open for free.  Explore exhibits for two hours and then enjoy a dance program. Dancers demonstrate a specific cultural dance and invite guests to learn new moves! Boogie Woogie Wednesday is supported by the Staten Island Delegation of the NYC Council and Dunkin Donuts.

July 11 Irish Step Dance
July 18 Russian Traditional
July 25 African Dance

Staten Island Children’s Museum
Free

Jul
12
Thu
Staten Island Museum: Exhibition Opening: Impractical Jokers: Homecoming
Jul 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming explores the story of four longtime friends from Staten Island whose hidden-camera, comedic television show, Impractical Jokers, has become a pop culture phenomenon. Steeped in embarrassment and awkward situations that make us laugh and
cringe, the humor is built upon a foundation of trust and camaraderie amongst the four guys, James “Murr” Murray, Sal Vulcano, Brain “Q” Quinn, and Joe Gatto. See original costumes, props and art created over the past seven seasons. View new interviews, episode highlights and learn about behind-the-scenes production, including some secrets. Take a journey with the Jokers from high school hijinks to mainstream comedic success that all
started on the shores of Staten Island. Interactive surprises are found throughout the museum to make the Jokers’ exhibition experience as unexpected as the Impractical Jokers themselves. The exhibition will run from July 13, 2018- March 17th 2019. This exhibition has been made possible, in part, through support from truTV. Stay tuned to StatenIslandMuseum.org for event details.

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
Limited advance tickets will be available.

Jul
13
Fri
Sprinklerfest 2018
Jul 13 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Jump, run, cool off, and have a blast at Sprinklerfest!  With music, live entertainment, food, games, and over 30 sprinklers, it’s a great day for families to meet their neighbors and come together for a day of fun in the sun.

South Meadow Lawn
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Free admission

Jul
14
Sat
Compost Tea Workshop (NYC Compost Project)
Jul 14 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Think making and applying compost tea is too difficult? This workshop with our Compost Project team 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.

Meet in Building P Lobby
Free admission | Registration requested

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

History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour
Jul 14 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rediscover Snug Harbor on one of our summer tours with hidden time capsules, statues, murder, ghost sightings and more!  The History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor tour brings you through our 83-acre site and reveals the history of our 19th century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds.

History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour: Tours begin at 11:00 AM
June 2, 16, 30| July 14, 28 | August 11, 25 | September 8, 22

Meet at Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road near the Carl Grillo Glass House
General Admission $10 ($8 for Snug Harbor Members and seniors)
Buy tickets here: historyandmysteriestour.bpt.me

Enjoy a 10% discount at Harbor Eats when you present your tour ticket through September 30, 2018 (subject to Harbor Eats operating hours).

Staten Island Children’s Museum: Con Edison Second Saturday Science! Solar Speedway
Jul 14 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Race solar cars to mark the return of electric car Formula-E Racing in NYC! Limited to 25 attendees per session.

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

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Jul 14 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learn 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.

June 9, 26 | July 14, 24 | August 11, 28 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Meet at Compost Demo Site | Free admission | Registration requested

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