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.

May
12
Sat
Compost 101 (NYC Compost Project)
May 12 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done.

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

Turn & Learn Compost Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
May 12 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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.

Meet at 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

Spotlight Theatre presents Beauty & the Beast
May 12 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Spotlight Theatre Company is proud to present Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, featuring some of your favorite Disney characters.

For tickets and questions, contact Mary Lee Aloia at spotlighttheatresi@gmail.com or 718-207-1128.

Music Hall (Building T)
School shows: May 11 at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM | $8 per student
Public shows: May 12 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM | $20 adults | $15 students and seniors

Spotlight Theatre presents Beauty & the Beast
May 12 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Spotlight Theatre Company is proud to present Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, featuring some of your favorite Disney characters.

For tickets and questions, contact Mary Lee Aloia at spotlighttheatresi@gmail.com or 718-207-1128.

Music Hall (Building T)
School shows: May 11 at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM | $8 per student
Public shows: May 12 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM | $20 adults | $15 students and seniors

May
13
Sun
Spotlight Theatre presents Beauty & the Beast
May 13 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Spotlight Theatre Company is proud to present Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, featuring some of your favorite Disney characters.

For tickets and questions, contact Mary Lee Aloia at spotlighttheatresi@gmail.com or 718-207-1128.

Music Hall (Building T)
School shows: May 11 at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM | $8 per student
Public shows: May 12 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM | $20 adults | $15 students and seniors

May
15
Tue
Tuscan Garden, Mediterranean Herbs and Food Culture
May 15 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join National Organization of Italian Women (NOIAW) members and friends for this co-sponsored cultural event that integrates and presents three central contexts: gardens, herbs, and cuisine. A private tour of the Richmond County Savings Foundation Tuscan Garden -— an exquisite formal garden modeled after the grounds at the Villa Gamberaia in Florence, Italy — will be led by a Snug Harbor Educator.

Skye Suter will present the history and food culture of Mediterranean herbs. Ms. Suter produces her own bi-monthly newsletter “The Herbal Leaf”, on the art of nature, cooking and the green life and can be reached at theherballeaf@gmail.com.

Rossella Rago, host of the Cooking with Nonna show and author of the “Cooking with Nonna” cookbook will provide a hands-on presentation, emphasizing Italian heritage, culture and language. She will also facilitate an interactive panel discussion. Her maternal Nonna Romano will join Ms. Rago along with nonne (grandmothers) from different regions of Italy who have contributed recipes in the cookbook.

The program will conclude with the opportunity to purchase the cookbook ($30) and a book signing. Light refreshments will be served.

RSCF Tuscan Garden
NOAIW Members: $10 | Non-members: $20
Advance registration required | Buy tickets here

Checks must be received a week before event or you will be moved to the wait-list. Please be advised that ticket sales are final for all NOIAW events. We regret that we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.

May
17
Thu
Spring Flowers Walk
May 17 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Visit Snug Harbor at its most beautiful!  We’ll walk through the Perennial, White, and Pond gardens, exploring our spring flowering bulbs and perennials and learning about their origins and significance with Snug Harbor’s Director of Horticulture, Greg Lord. This event is rain or shine.

Meet in front of the Carl Grillo Glass House
$10 Admission | Tickets at springflowers2018.bpt.me

Recent restoration of the White Garden trellis was generously funded by Northfield Bank.

May
18
Fri
2018 NYC DOE Borough Arts Festival
May 18 @ 11:00 AM – Jun 8 @ 5:00 PM

The NYC Department of Education’s Borough Arts Festival- Staten Island is proud to return to the Newhouse Center of Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor to showcase artwork created by students in grades Pre-K through 12 from District 31 and District 75.

The NYC DOE Borough Arts Festival- Staten Island is part of a series of borough-wide events where students will showcase the visual and performing arts projects they’ve worked on throughout the school year at art galleries, theaters, museums, and public spaces. This year, the student visual arts exhibition will feature approximately 180 exquisite pieces of 2D and 3D pieces of art. Initiated in 2015, the Borough Arts Festival showcases and celebrates the visual and performing arts talents and skills of New York City’s public school students.

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

Hours for the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art:
Thursday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Admission:
$5 general admission (children 5 and under, free)
$4 students/seniors (children between 5-18 years old)

May
19
Sat
PrideFest 2018
May 19 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The PrideFest Festival is an outdoor event showcasing local celebrity entertainment, food, merchandise, activities, and numerous community groups. Our five-hour stage show brings talent from within the tristate area and beyond to keep the party going all day. With over 80 vendors there is truly something for everyone.

North Meadow | Admission: Free

For questions, contact Marcy Carr at mcarr@pridecentersi.org or 718.808.1373.