Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Jul
15
Sun
Staten Island Children’s Museum: Letter Writing for Members of the Military
Jul 15 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join us in this special letter writing workshop as we create cards to mail to active members of our military overseas.

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

Jul
19
Thu
Staten Island Museum: Summer Nights: Macra-mania
Jul 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Learn all the basics and techniques behind macramé. This ancient form of textile making which utilizes knots rather than weaving or knitting is back in a big way. In this hands-on workshop, artist Arin Maya Lawrence will introduce you to a variety of traditional knot tying techniques to create a unique wall hanging. This class is beginner-friendly, no experience necessary. All materials are included. Registration recommended. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. For guests 21+ only.

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
$25/$20 members

Jul
26
Thu
Staten Island Museum: Summer Nights: Art of Cocktails
Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Greetings from Staten Island! Guests 21 and over are invited to craft their own cocktails with the expert guidance of Staten Island’s Best Bartender, Danny Ippolito, owner of Bin 5 in Rosebank. Get your staycation on as we explore Ippolito’s carefully curated menu of artisan cocktails while Museum Archivist Gabriella Leone presents photographs and stories from the
collection showcasing Staten Island’s unique history as a popular retreat destination during the turn of the 20th century up through midcentury. Each of the three featured drinks will be fashioned out of fresh ingredients (all provided) and skillfully crafted by Ippolito while guests observe and then make their own. Registration recommended. To register visit the Event page
at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
$35/$30 members

 

Aug
4
Sat
Staten Island Museum: Family Art Workshop with Lina Montoya: Mola
Aug 4 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The mola is a handmade material that forms part of the traditional outfit of the Guna, indigenous people of Panama and Colombia. Molas have their origin in body painting. However, after colonization by the Spanish and contact with missionaries, the Guna started to transfer their geometric designs to fabric, first by painting directly on the fabric, and later sewing. In this workshop, guests will use paint to explore the geometric patterns, themes, and colors traditionally associated with molas. Registration recommended. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Lily Auchincloss Foundation and Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
FREE with Museum Admission

Aug
9
Thu
Staten Island Museum: Summer Nights: Tie Dye 2.0 – Indigo Shibori
Aug 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dyeing to learn a new skill? Learn the magic of indigo dye through Shibori techniques in this hands-on beginner’s workshop with artist Janice Patrignani. Shibori is an ancient Japanese fiber art of bound resist dyeing. Using techniques of stitching, binding, folding, clamping, and wrapping, Shibori produces one of a kind permanent patterns on cloth. Indigo is a dye like no other and its iconic blue color has deep cultural roots throughout the world. Learn how to make an indigo vat and create beautiful designs using Shibori techniques on cotton fabric. All equipment and materials provided. Registration recommended. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
$25/$20 members

Aug
11
Sat
Soil Food Web Workshop (NYC Compost Project)
Aug 11 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

More creatures live in the soil than any other environment on Earth! We’ll go on a soil organism safari and gain a better understanding of what the soil ecosystem looks like and how soil biodiversity is crucial for health. This workshop will introduce you to fascinating facts and traditional techniques that will help you support soil life in your own garden or farm.

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

Aug
26
Sun
Mile-Long Opera Presents: A Voice and Movement Workshop for All
Aug 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

In Circle Sing Shout, participants are invited to experience community, connection, openness, and the feeling of being at home in our own bodies as sanctuary through the forms of Call-and-Response and Rhythm, Improvisation, and Movement. Circle Sing Shout is inspired by the traditions of Ring Shout and Haitian Rara, which combine movement, voice, and rhythm as powerful tools for generating liberation of the mind, body, and spirit through sacred sounds, collective strength, and ancestral connection.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
This workshop is open to the community at large. It is multi-generational and it is inclusive of all varieties of mobilities and abilities. You do not have to consider yourself a singer or dancer to participate. Bring your voices, open ears and open heart!

Presented as part of The Mile Long Opera, which is made possible by the Presenting Sponsor Target.

Music Hall
Free

Sep
22
Sat
Staten Island Children’s Museum: Con Edison Second Saturday Science! Discover Microscopes
Sep 22 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Join us as we continue our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month! Mexican-American physicist Albert Baez was the co-inventor of the X-ray reflection microscope. Identify samples and specimens under a microscope and illustrate your findings in this science workshop.

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

Staten Island Children’s Museum: Special Art Workshop: Recreating Divisor
Sep 22 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Lygia Pape’s iconic performance work Divisor consists of an immense white fabric that is activated by a participative audience. Be a part of the art!

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