Upcoming Events Calendar

Mar
26
Sun
DNA of Water
Mar 26 @ 10:00 AM – Sep 24 @ 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 24, 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
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.”

Jul
15
Sat
Almost Like We Know
Jul 15 @ 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 15, 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Free admission

This collection of paintings is about a feeling of distance. In Almost Like We Know, David Loncle looks at the spaces inside and out of us that form and inform the structures of our living. In an exploration of change and uncertainty, Loncle asks how meaning arises through recognition and the lack thereof. This work seeks to make visible—in some uncertain way—the conventions, questions, and boundaries that define.

David Loncle is a Staten Island native and painter, writer, teacher and gardener. He works as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Staten Island teaching studio art and civics. He doesn’t think drawing a straight line has much to do with good drawing. He recommends using a ruler.

Mexico/Staten Island
Jul 15 @ 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 15, 2:00 -4:00 PM | Free admission

The photographs of this exhibit are part of Irma Bohórquez-Geisler’s ongoing social documentary series, “Simple Moments of an Emerging Presence.” The 35 silver gelatin portraits of the fast growing Mexican immigrant population of the Staten Island community were curated by Professor Edward J. Sullivan, the Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art, New York University. The Consulate General of Mexico, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and the Celebrate Mexico Now! Festival presented this photo exhibit at the gallery Octavio Paz from October 2016 through June 2017. The photographs show family traditions and simple moments of daily life at home, in stores, on the street, at work and at church.

Irma Bohórquez-Geisler is a photographer, educator, biologist, traditional craftsperson, and Founder, Artistic and Program Director of the annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Staten Island, established in 1992. She was featured on The NY Times/Lens Blog 6/15/2016, “Mexicans in New York: Traditions and Turning Points.” Featured at opening night of New York City’s Photoville Battle of the Boroughs 2016, representing Staten Island. Her photographs have been exhibited at several contemporary art galleries and museums and published in numerous newspapers. Councilwoman Debi Rose conferred on Irma the “Staten Island Women Who Preserve History” award. She holds a Ph.D. in Ecological Entomology from Oxford University.

Aug
23
Wed
SI Children’s Museum: Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Aug 23 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Staten Island Children’s Museum | Building M
August 2 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Chinese Traditional Dancing
August 9 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – African Traditional Dancing
August 16 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – American Hip Hop Dancing
August 23 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Sri Lankan Dancing
August 30 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Broadway Style 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 two 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.

Aug
26
Sat
SI Museum: Intro to Tai Chi
Aug 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor (Building A)
Free with Museum Admission

Tai Chi is an ancient practice that has taken on new life as a powerful healing art, a moving meditation, and a non-contact martial art all in one. Practicing Tai Chi can improve balance in our lives (literally and figuratively), provide gentle exercise, improve mindfulness, and gain more energy. Join us every other Saturday to learn the full form of Tai Chi movements.

Aug
30
Wed
SI Children’s Museum: Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Aug 30 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Staten Island Children’s Museum | Building M
August 2 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Chinese Traditional Dancing
August 9 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – African Traditional Dancing
August 16 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – American Hip Hop Dancing
August 23 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Sri Lankan Dancing
August 30 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Broadway Style 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 two 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.

Sep
2
Sat
SI Museum: Family Art Workshop: Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep 2 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor (Building A)
Free with SI Museum Admission

Make paper fiesta flowers, papel picado flags and maracas to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Get inspired by authentic Hispanic artifacts in the Opening the Treasure Box exhibition. Feel free to drop in anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

Supported in part by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.

Sep
6
Wed
Turn & Learn: Compost Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
Sep 6 @ 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

Compost Demonstration Site (Site 23)

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.

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

(Site 23)

SI Museum: Meditation 101
Sep 6 @ 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.