Upcoming Events Calendar

Feb
1
Thu
Noble: CloseKnit
Feb 1 @ 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.

Feb
3
Sat
Staten Island Museum: Family Art Workshop – Collage
Feb 3 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Staten Island Museum, Building A
Free with Museum Admission

Brighten up your winter days with the colorful and rhythmic art of Romare Bearden in honor of Black History Month. Bearden is one of the most exciting American artists of the 20th Century. He worked mostly from his memories and personal experiences. Experiment with collage as you view Bearden’s work while listening to jazz. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org.

Capacity: 50
Location: Classroom

Supported in Part by Lily Auchincloss Foundation and Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Staten Island Museum: Intro to Tai Chi
Feb 3 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Staten Island Museum: Intro to Tai Chi

Staten Island Museum, Building A
Free with Museum Admission

Tai Chi is a powerful healing practice, a moving meditation, and a non-contact martial art all in one. join instructor Jonathan Bricklin in the Infinite Compassion gallery. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org.

Capacity: 30
Location: Infinite Compassion Gallery

Feb
8
Thu
Winter Rose Pruning Workshop
Feb 8 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Give your roses a great start for spring with a winter prune. Learn how to prepare your roses to bloom their best. Bring your gloves and pruners if you have them, and dress for the outdoors.

Meet at Building P
$30 Admission | Tickets at winterrosepruning.bpt.me

Staten Island Museum: The Art (and Love) of Cocktails
Feb 8 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Staten Island Museum: The Art (and Love) of Cocktails

Staten Island Museum, Building A
$25/$20 Museum Members – For Guests 21 and over

Love is in the air as we mine the archives to share the historic and heartfelt ways Islanders have shown their affections. Make your own bespoke concoctions with our guest mixologist and get a shot of history as well. All supplies provided. For guests 21 and over. Registration required. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org.

Capacity: 48
Location: Classroom (or auditorium if over 24)

Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Feb
10
Sat
WormShop (NYC Compost Project)
Feb 10 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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.

Meet at Building P Lobby
Free Admission

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 – Captivating Cosmos
Feb 10 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Staten Island Children's Museum: Second Saturday Science - Captivating Cosmos

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)
Feb 10 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Meet at Compost 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

Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb 10 @ 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Building P Lobby
Admission: $10 Adults | $5 Children 2 years and older
Buy tickets here

Join us as we welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with a Chinese New Year Celebration! Adults and children alike will enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world.

Families with children can participate in:
Storytelling: Listen to the legend of Nien, hear about the Chinese zodiac, learn the many ways we celebrate the 15 days of the Lunar New Year, and discover the traits of 2017’s Fire Rooster and 2018’s Earth Dog.

Crafts: Kids can make a lion’s head to ward off evil spirits, create a hong bao envelope to give and receive special treats, and practice writing chun lian and fu dao with Chinese characters.

Parade: Families can join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and hear cymbals, drums, and pop-it firecrackers scare off evil spirits.

Food: Enjoy traditional foods like dumplings, spring rolls, niangao, and chrysanthemum tea. The pronunciation of niangao sounds like ‘year high’, which symbolizes a higher income, a higher position, the growth of children, and generally the promise of a better year. It is considered good luck to eat it during the Chinese New Year period.

Adults without kids can also participate in this immersive cultural celebration. With Ben Ng, our educator in Chinese calligraphy, you’ll enjoy more grown-up artistic activities like ink wash painting, chun lian writing, and shan shui (mountain painting), plus tours of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and warm refreshments.

Wear red and gold when you come to Snug Harbor to celebrate Chinese New Year with us! We’ll see you soon. Gung hay fat choy!

Special thanks to the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Friends of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden, and Kevin Chau, Certified Financial Planner™.

Feb
11
Sun
Staten Island Children’s Museum: Design a Paper Doll Fashion Line
Feb 11 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Staten Island Children's Museum: Design a Paper Doll Fashion Line

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

Join us as we create paper dolls in celebration of Fashion Week and look at the work of designer Tracy Reese and model, Chantelle Brown-Young

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