Upcoming Events Calendar

Oct
20
Sat
Columns & Caryatids
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 30 @ 5:00 PM

Columns & Caryatids is an exhibition of mixed media work where artist Kristi Pfister creates a forest of suspended translucent columns, monumental wall drawings, oil paintings, and intimate tile-sized work.  The installation explores the concept of columns as iconic symbols of democracy and strength, introduces Dorothy Day as a modern-day caryatid leading a procession of activism, and brings awareness to the historic Greek Revival architecture of Snug Harbor.

Kristi Pfister is a painter and public artist.  She studied Visual Art at Barnard College, Columbia University and received her master’s degree from Pratt Institute.  Pfister exhibits throughout the region and New York City.  Her public artwork includes grants from the Percent for Art Program, the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Staten Island Zoo.  Pfister is a strong advocate for Art Education, having worked as a teaching artist with many arts organizations, schools and cultural institutions in NYC.

Opening Reception: October 20 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Exhibition Tour and Creative Workshop with Artist: Saturday, November 17 | 2:00 PM | Admission: Included with $5 gallery admission
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)

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. 

RE/Configurations: art, disability, identity
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 30 @ 5:00 PM

Image credit: Efrat Vaknin, photographed by Ron Uriel

RE/Configurations: art, disability, identity is a major exhibition, guest curated by Milenka Berengolc (project originator) and Margaret Chase, that is part of “Artists Undeterred,” a forum for disabled artists who exemplify bold vision and distinctive execution, and provides an expanded frame of reference for general audiences.

The project explores the multi-faceted relationship of disability vis-à-vis contemporary art, through the lens of creators and producers who are disabled and whose work addresses disability. Featured artists include Gema Alava, Robin Bartholick, Milenka Berengolc, Jamie Berube, Erika Boudreau-Barbee, Lisa Bufano, Monica Chulewicz, DisArt, Susan Dupor, Ryan Haddad, Antoine Hunter, Riva Lehrer, Mandem, Leroy Moore Jr., Carmen Papalia, Anthony Ptak, Gordon Sasaki, Judith Scott, Charles Steffen, Sunaura Taylor, Efrat Vaknin, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Wobbly Dance, and Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi.

The opening reception for RE/Configurations will feature ON DISPLAY, a movement installation by Heidi Latsky Dance. ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show and commentary on the body as spectacle and society’s obsession with body image. It turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures. ON DISPLAY began as a simple human sculpture court and is now a movement, a growing portfolio of works that explore and demonstrate inclusion through art. The creation of this version of ON DISPLAY was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. HLD also thanks the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities for its continued support.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Commons Galleries

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 8 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Artist Talk & Dialogue: Saturday, November 10 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Co-curator Milenka Berengolc has curated 2 major exhibitions/projects: “Life as Art”, at the Viepo Gallery, Staten Island, New York; “Healing/Transforming”, at the Snug Harbor Studios, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island; and collaborated on a curatorial project “CURA”. She holds an MFA from Bard College in video and performance. As a performance artist and actor, she has showcased original material via numerous venues and collaborations such as the Brooklyn Museum, the State Museum of New York, Albany, New York, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, New York.

Co-curator Margaret Chase has worked in exhibition development and interpretation, public programming and education at the New York Hall of Science, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, where she was an artist-in-residence and coordinated the museum theatre program. She also served as Vice President of the International Museum Theatre Alliance. Margaret holds a BFA Theatre from Boston University School for the Arts.

RE/Configurations contains mature content. The co-curators gratefully acknowledge that this exhibition 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. It is also sponsored in part by a Humanities New York Quick Grant, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; and by the following: 

Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled; Pride Center of Staten Island; United Spinal Association – New York City Chapter; Kershner, Grosso & Co.; Angelica Patient Assistance Program/OPEN DOORS; Curtis High School; Staten Island Center for Independent Living; J’s on the Bay; Materials for the Arts; International Sports and Music Project Inc.; Staples, Inc. (1520 Forest Avenue, SI); Steven Wakeman; Zach Grenier and Lynn Bailey; and Go Fund Me donors (to date): Patricia & Jeff Rosen, Katie Eichhorn, Julie Ridge, Vivian Vassar, Jason Steinberg, and Susan King. Special thanks to Dr. Carrie Sandahl, project advisor; Mary Campbell, Graphics; and Kimbra Eberly, Marketing.

All exhibits and artist talks are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G).  Admission 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. 

We the People: Black Indians in America: Photographs and Words of Fern Metcalf
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 30 @ 5:00 PM

From early African explorers who stayed in America to regions where slavery was prevalent or where free people of color have historically resided, Black Indians have always been a part of the history of the new world as it unfolded in America.

We the People: Black Indians in America is an exhibition of Fern Metcalf’s photography and storytelling which depicts the history and present-day life of Black Indians and Mardi Gras Indians living in today’s United States. That they still exist is testimony to their unending resilience in America.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Commons Galleries
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Artist Talk: Thursday, November 1 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Free with $5 gallery admission
Youth Artist Talk: Saturday, December 15 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Free with $5 gallery admission

Spring – Autumn hours for the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Nov
14
Wed
Snug Harbor Happy Hour with Kills Boro Brewing Company
Nov 14 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Cure what ales you with Snug Harbor and Kills Boro Brewing Company! Join us at Craft House on November 14, where $1 from every beer purchased from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM will be donated to Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden to support arts & culture programming, farm education, and Staten Island’s only collection of botanical gardens.

In honor of the event, Kills Boro will debut a brand new craft sour ale brewed with Habanada peppers, Japanese butterfly ginger and Korean perilla–all locally grown at and sourced from Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm. Gift certificates from Battersby, French Louie, Lot 2 and The Double Windsor will be auctioned off, as well as four tickets to In The Wings Presents Annie. Enjoy the seasonal flavors and the warmth of great friends at this exciting event.

Location: Craft House, 60 Van Duzer St, Staten Island, NY 10301
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
No cover charge

Nov
17
Sat
Columns & Caryatids: Exhibition Tour and Creative Workshop with Artist
Nov 17 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join exhibiting artist Kristi Pfister for a gallery walk where Pfister will share how the ideas and concepts around Columns & Caryatids informed her use of art materials and various processes. Working in the Main Hall Gallery space, participants will make a small sculptural column using the same process as Pfister. Be inspired by Snug Harbor’s Greek Revival architecture, Greek caryatids, Dorothy Day, or bring images of someone that inspires you to incorporate into your piece.

Columns & Caryatids is an exhibition of mixed media work where artist Kristi Pfister creates a forest of suspended translucent columns, monumental wall drawings, oil paintings, and intimate tile-sized work.  The installation explores the concept of columns as iconic symbols of democracy and strength, introduces Dorothy Day as a modern-day caryatid leading a procession of activism, and brings awareness to the historic Greek Revival architecture of Snug Harbor.

Kristi Pfister is a painter and public artist.  She studied Visual Art at Barnard College, Columbia University and received her master’s degree from Pratt Institute.  Pfister exhibits throughout the region and New York City.  Her public artwork includes grants from the Percent for Art Program, the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Staten Island Zoo.  Pfister is a strong advocate for Art Education, having worked as a teaching artist with many arts organizations, schools and cultural institutions in NYC.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Free with $5 gallery admission | Advance registration strongly encouraged at https://columns2018.bpt.me

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. 

Nov
27
Tue
Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Nov 27 @ 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.

September 8, 25 | October 13, 23 | November 10, 27 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Compost Demonstration 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

 

Nov
28
Wed
NYC Winter Lantern Festival
Nov 28 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

This holiday season, the first ever NYC Winter Lantern Festival is coming to Staten Island!  The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is the China National Tourist Office New York 2018 signature event, produced by New York Events & Entertainment (NEWYORKEE) and Haitian Culture, and co-sponsored by Empire Outlets and Snug Harbor.

Between November 28, 2018 and January 6, 2019, seven acres of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will be illuminated by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall. The LED lanterns will be accompanied by live performances of traditional Chinese dances and art. Along with this, NEWYORKEE is partnering with a variety of holiday vendors to create an experience for guests of all ages.

FESTIVAL HOURS:
November 28, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cultural Performances (included in admission):
Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday: 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM

LOCATION: South Meadow

ADMISSION: $23 General admission | $15 Youth (3-12) | $15 Senior (65+) and Military | Free:  Children under 3 years

More information and tickets: www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com

Nov
29
Thu
NYC Winter Lantern Festival
Nov 29 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

This holiday season, the first ever NYC Winter Lantern Festival is coming to Staten Island!  The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is the China National Tourist Office New York 2018 signature event, produced by New York Events & Entertainment (NEWYORKEE) and Haitian Culture, and co-sponsored by Empire Outlets and Snug Harbor.

Between November 28, 2018 and January 6, 2019, seven acres of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will be illuminated by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall. The LED lanterns will be accompanied by live performances of traditional Chinese dances and art. Along with this, NEWYORKEE is partnering with a variety of holiday vendors to create an experience for guests of all ages.

FESTIVAL HOURS:
November 28, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cultural Performances (included in admission):
Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday: 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM

LOCATION: South Meadow

ADMISSION: $23 General admission | $15 Youth (3-12) | $15 Senior (65+) and Military | Free:  Children under 3 years

More information and tickets: www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com

Nov
30
Fri
NYC Winter Lantern Festival
Nov 30 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

This holiday season, the first ever NYC Winter Lantern Festival is coming to Staten Island!  The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is the China National Tourist Office New York 2018 signature event, produced by New York Events & Entertainment (NEWYORKEE) and Haitian Culture, and co-sponsored by Empire Outlets and Snug Harbor.

Between November 28, 2018 and January 6, 2019, seven acres of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will be illuminated by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall. The LED lanterns will be accompanied by live performances of traditional Chinese dances and art. Along with this, NEWYORKEE is partnering with a variety of holiday vendors to create an experience for guests of all ages.

FESTIVAL HOURS:
November 28, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cultural Performances (included in admission):
Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday: 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM

LOCATION: South Meadow

ADMISSION: $23 General admission | $15 Youth (3-12) | $15 Senior (65+) and Military | Free:  Children under 3 years

More information and tickets: www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com

In the Wings presents: Annie
Nov 30 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Leapin’ lizards! Everyone’s favorite irrepressible heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

Admission: $25-$33
Music Hall
Friday, November 30: 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 1: 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 2: 2:00 pm
Friday, December 7: 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 8: 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 9: 2:00 pm