Upcoming Events Calendar

Film Screening: The Black Monk
Sep 14 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Inspired by the eponymous short story by Anton Chekhov, a filmmaker struggling with sanity encounters a legendary monk and uncovers the meaning of life and a lost love.

Free admission
North Meadow Lawn

Smithsonian Channel’s “I Was a Jet Set Stewardess”
Sep 22 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Smithsonian Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Admission: Via Smithsonian Museum Day Pass (Purchase here) or with $5 gallery admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

About I Was a Jet Set Stewardess: In the 1960s, jetliners changed passenger travel forever. They also changed the lives of a few fortunate women. Go back to this golden age of commercial flight, when pilots looked like movie stars, passengers ate seven-course meals, and young, charming stewardesses became the glamorous faces of the industry. Through interviews and anecdotes, the film details the evolution of the “air hostess,” how they became icons for a generation, and why the jet set era opened new career horizons that many women could only dream of.

Run time: 46 min


Premiere: “The Sixteen: An Opioid Addiction Story” & “Fatima’s Revenge”
Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Join us for a screening and fundraiser with native Staten Island filmmaker Gerald K. Barclay for his latest productions: The Sixteen: An Opioid Addiction Story & Fatima’s Revenge.

Music Hall
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Buy tickets here

The Sixteen is an independent film project which tackles the opioid addiction epidemic. The Sixteen tells the story of sixteen-year-old Gianna and her friends, a group of high-achieving, healthy, vivacious teenagers who innocently dabble in the use of opioid pills, ultimately leading them to the dark underworld of heroin/fentanyl addiction. Each teen’s path leads to devastating consequences in which lives and families are destroyed. Our mission is to use the film to raise awareness and help with the prevention of opioid use by featuring an intense, raw, realistic view of what this type of addiction looks like in action.



Fatima’s Revenge tells the story of Fatima Kollie, an undocumented West African home health aid. On her day off, she plans to celebrate her son’s birthday. Unfortunately, she is called in to cover for another worker. Upon arrival, Fatima discovers that the patient is an ailing Trump supporter. What ensues is pure chaos.