Upcoming Events Calendar

Apr
6
Sat
CANCELLED: Climate Speaks: Spoken Work Workshop
Apr 6 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

***This event has been cancelled. If you were planning on attending and still want to be involved in Climate Speaks, please contact the Climate Museum at tbrown@climatemuseum.org ***

What is climate change and who does it affect? In this Climate Speaks workshop hosted by the Climate Museum, you will explore the impacts of climate change and their intersections with social justice, as well as creative responses to the climate crisis.

Next, you’ll explore how can we use the arts to advocate for climate action. We will focus on the power of written and spoken poetry to motivate social change. Students will be guided through the process of writing and refining original work.

This workshop is only open to current high school students in the New York metropolitan area. Register now!

Harbor Room (Building G, lower level)
FREE | Advance registration required

Climate Speaks is a spoken word program and competition focused on climate change for high-school students in the New York Metropolitan Area.  The Climate Speaks program has three main components:

  1. Workshops: First, you have the chance to learn about climate change and how to use poetry to inspire action. Free workshops will be offered in every borough. Workshop participants will be invited submit an original climate themed poem to a three-judge panel.
  2. Coaching: If your work is selected, you’ll get intensive, free performance coaching and mentoring and the chance to rehearse and audition to be a Climate Speaks finalist.
  3. Performance: Third, finalists will receive additional coaching to prepare for a concert at the Apollo Theater on June 14!

Applicants must attend both a climate workshop and a poetry workshop to apply to be a Climate Speaks semifinalist. Semifinalists will receive performance workshops and audition to participate in the final performance at the Apollo Theater on June 14.

Climate Speaks is presented in partnership with the NYC Department of Education Office of Sustainability and with special thanks to Urban Word NYC.

Apr
7
Sun
Orchestra of St. Lukes presents Music in Color: Gabriela Lena Frank
Apr 7 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Now entering its third season, Music in Color turns its focus to the music and life of Gabriela Lena Frank, an American composer of Peruvian, Chinese, and Lithuanian Jewish descent. Having been commissioned to write a piece by OSL in 2015, Frank is featured in this program with a narration written and performed by Kirya Traber. The program includes selections from Frank’s own string quartets, as well as a piece by one of her inspirations, Chou Wen-chung, and five new works composed by Fellows of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music and co-commissioned by OSL and GLFCAM.

Admission: Free with RSVP | Register here
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)

Program:
Gabriela Lena Frank | Selections from String Quartets Leyendas, Quijotadas, and Milagros
Chou Wen-chung | Leggierezza from String Quartet No. 1, “Clouds”
Christine Delphine Hedden | New Work (World Premiere, co-commissioned by OSL and GLFCAM)

A limited number of front row seats will be reserved for guests with hearing or sight impairments. Guests with mobility impairments may enter the Newhouse Center through the elevator in Building G by way of Shinbone Alley, then use the wheelchair lift to access the performance space in Building C.  Rangers are available for assistance at 718-816-9691. 

Apr
24
Wed
City Access Presents: 2nd Annual Beeping Egg Hunt
Apr 24 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Join City Access on Snug Harbor’s northwest lawn for the second annual Beeping Egg Hunt, a day of free family fun for people of all abilities, the visually impaired, and the blind.  The eggs beep allowing everyone to participate and have fun finding them.  Volunteers will be on hand to assist those who need it.

WHERE: Northwest lawn by the Randall Statue
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24 (rain date Thursday, April 25) | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
COST: FREE

Hunt times by age:

Toddlers – 6 years: 12:00 pm
Ages 6 – 10 years: 12:30 pm
Ages 10 and older: 1:00 pm

The event also include games, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, food, raffles, and prizes.  See you there!

May
4
Sat
Orchid Show & Sale
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

At the Orchid Show and Sale, Staten Island Orchid Society members and Deep Cut Orchid Society members create beautiful orchid displays with their own blooming orchids for your enjoyment. Every year S.I.O.S. offers exciting in-flower orchids for sale along with fact sheets and expert advice on growing your orchid. Everybody is welcome to attend and remember Mother’s Day is just a week after the sale. Bring friends, family and anyone interested in orchids.

Admission: Free
Building P Lobby and Winter Garden

May
5
Sun
Orchid Show & Sale
May 5 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

At the Orchid Show and Sale, Staten Island Orchid Society members and Deep Cut Orchid Society members create beautiful orchid displays with their own blooming orchids for your enjoyment. Every year S.I.O.S. offers exciting in-flower orchids for sale along with fact sheets and expert advice on growing your orchid. Everybody is welcome to attend and remember Mother’s Day is just a week after the sale. Bring friends, family and anyone interested in orchids.

Admission: Free
Building P Lobby and Winter Garden

May
17
Fri
Hemlock Theatre Co. presents: From Page to Stage!
May 17 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

From Page to Stage is an original musical revue with songs from stage musicals adapted from literature. Join us on this adventure of words and music as beloved characters and cherished stories come to life onstage!

Director: Brendan Stackhouse
Musical Director: Emily Goggin
Stage Manager: Danielle Bianco-Bacigalupo
Production Assistant: Katrina Skidmore

WHEN:
Friday, May 17th, 8pm
Saturday, May 18th, 8pm
Sunday, May 19th, 2pm

WHERE:
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Carpenter’s Shop
1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301

TICKETS: Htcsi.booktix.com
Tickets will also be sold at the door based on availability

CAST:
Makalyee Barbara
Amy Bishop
Marlowe Ferrie
Emily Goggin
Jenny Kelly
Carrie Larsen
Ellen Mitchell
Lee Tennenbaum
Gwendolyn Williams

Drinks and desserts will be served!
BOOK DRIVE: At all three performances, we will be accepting book donations for Housing Works Bookstore Cafe! Please bring ONE new or gently used book (no magazines/periodicals) to be donated. All proceeds from The Bookstore Cafe go to Housing Works, a healing community of individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS whose mission is to end the crises of homelessness and AIDS through advocacy and lifesaving services.

This event made possible in part by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

May
18
Sat
Pride Center of SI presents: Staten Island PrideFest Festival
May 18 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The PrideFest Festival is an outdoor event showcasing local celebrity entertainment, food, merchandise, activities, and numerous community organizations.  The festival brings talent from within the tristate area and beyond to keep the party going all day, with truly something for everyone.

North Meadow | Admission: Free

Hemlock Theatre Co. presents: From Page to Stage!
May 18 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

From Page to Stage is an original musical revue with songs from stage musicals adapted from literature. Join us on this adventure of words and music as beloved characters and cherished stories come to life onstage!

Director: Brendan Stackhouse
Musical Director: Emily Goggin
Stage Manager: Danielle Bianco-Bacigalupo
Production Assistant: Katrina Skidmore

WHEN:
Friday, May 17th, 8pm
Saturday, May 18th, 8pm
Sunday, May 19th, 2pm

WHERE:
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Carpenter’s Shop
1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301

TICKETS: Htcsi.booktix.com
Tickets will also be sold at the door based on availability

CAST:
Makalyee Barbara
Amy Bishop
Marlowe Ferrie
Emily Goggin
Jenny Kelly
Carrie Larsen
Ellen Mitchell
Lee Tennenbaum
Gwendolyn Williams

Drinks and desserts will be served!
BOOK DRIVE: At all three performances, we will be accepting book donations for Housing Works Bookstore Cafe! Please bring ONE new or gently used book (no magazines/periodicals) to be donated. All proceeds from The Bookstore Cafe go to Housing Works, a healing community of individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS whose mission is to end the crises of homelessness and AIDS through advocacy and lifesaving services.

This event made possible in part by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

May
19
Sun
Hemlock Theatre Co. presents: From Page to Stage!
May 19 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

From Page to Stage is an original musical revue with songs from stage musicals adapted from literature. Join us on this adventure of words and music as beloved characters and cherished stories come to life onstage!

Director: Brendan Stackhouse
Musical Director: Emily Goggin
Stage Manager: Danielle Bianco-Bacigalupo
Production Assistant: Katrina Skidmore

WHEN:
Friday, May 17th, 8pm
Saturday, May 18th, 8pm
Sunday, May 19th, 2pm

WHERE:
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Carpenter’s Shop
1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301

TICKETS: Htcsi.booktix.com
Tickets will also be sold at the door based on availability

CAST:
Makalyee Barbara
Amy Bishop
Marlowe Ferrie
Emily Goggin
Jenny Kelly
Carrie Larsen
Ellen Mitchell
Lee Tennenbaum
Gwendolyn Williams

Drinks and desserts will be served!
BOOK DRIVE: At all three performances, we will be accepting book donations for Housing Works Bookstore Cafe! Please bring ONE new or gently used book (no magazines/periodicals) to be donated. All proceeds from The Bookstore Cafe go to Housing Works, a healing community of individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS whose mission is to end the crises of homelessness and AIDS through advocacy and lifesaving services.

This event made possible in part by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

May
25
Sat
Universal Temple of the Arts Presents: Love in Bloom
May 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Bring a picnic supper, blankets and chairs to Universal Temple of the Arts’ first garden production of Love In Bloom on the South Meadow for a beautiful outdoor experience. Love In Bloom will summon the audience to explore the breadth, depth and power of love portraying a variety of artistic expressions of music, dance, visual art and poetry to convey love as the supreme emotion. The original production features notable names from stellar jazz, musical and theater productions; recognizable choreographers; dancers and creators within the arts community like Leopoldo Fleming; Karlus Trapp; Dorian Lake; Sylvester Scott;  Betty Shirley and others. Come welcome the summer season with family and friends!

South Meadow Lawn

General admission: $25.00 prime seating (chairs provided). $20.00 (picnic style, bring own blankets & chairs). Student/Senior: $15.00 Children: $10.00

Purchase Tickets by calling 718-273-5610 or email info@utasi.org. Tickets also available at venue entrance gates.

UTA’s production of Love in Bloom has been supported generously by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.  Additional support has been provided by FerryAds.com. A special thank you to the Honorable Council Member Debi Rose.