Upcoming Events Calendar

Mar
2
Sat
Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land: Artwork by Tattfoo Tan
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM – Dec 29 @ 5:00 PM

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land explores how spirituality manifests itself out of the connections between internal experience and the material world. How can we connect with nature in a society that continues to give primacy to disposability and mass-consumption? How do we move away from a mindset of scarcity to one of collaboration? How can we be transformed from the egocentric “i” to the love supreme “I AM”?  In this work, artist Tattfoo Tan uses participatory prompts, games and affirmations to engage you in the play of the universe. Let the process begin.

On display March 2 – December 29, 2019
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Main Hall Gallery

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land Exhibition Events and Programs
All events and programs take place in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Buildings C & G

Opening Reception: Sat, March 2 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Chakra Healing with Mantra lead by Eros Romero: Sat, March 16 | 11:00 AM | $10
Silent Meditation Sleepover with Thupten Phuntsok (in collaboration with The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art): April 19 – 20 | 8:00 PM – 12:00 PM | $30
Divine Feminine with Erin Sickler: Sat, May 18 | 11:00 AM | $10
Connecting to Dreams with Healing Plants with Liz Neves of Gathering Ground: Sat, June 8 | 11:00 AM | $10
Group Breath-work Session with Ambrose Gage: July 20| 11:00 AM | $10
Adults Soul Painting Ceremony with Bianca Dominguez: August 17| 11:00 AM | $10
NERTM Syllabus Book Launch: September 21 | 11:00 AM | $10
Cosmic Walk with Eros Romero: October 19 | 11:00 AM | $10

Staten Island based artist Tattfoo Tan’s practice focuses on issues relating to ecology, sustainability and healthy living. His work is project-based, ephemeral and educational in nature. Tan has exhibited at venues including the Queens Museum of Art, Eugene Lang College at the New School for Liberal Arts, Parsons the New School for Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Wave Hill, Macalester College, Ballroom Marfa, Creative Time, Project Row Houses, and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Tan’s projects have been presented by the Laundromat Project, the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for the Arts program, and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts program. His work has been published by Gestalten and Thames and Hudson.

Tan has been widely recognized for his artistic contributions and service to the community, and is the proud recipient of a proclamation from The City of New York. He is the recipient of grants from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Art Matters, Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Staten Island Arts.  In 2010, Tan received the annual Award for Excellence in Design by the Public Design Commission of the City of New York for his design and branding of the Super-Graphic on Bronx River Art Center. He currently serves on the Mayor’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee to support the development of a Comprehensive Cultural Plan.

All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G).  Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Free for Snug Harbor Members and students grades 6-12 with student ID.

Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Additional support provided by Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

In My Element: Photography by Gail Middleton & Mike Shane
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM – May 5 @ 5:00 PM

In My Element is a combined show of two photographers who are separated in age by several decades but who both gravitate to capturing photos of four basic elements of earth, air, fire, and water.

Gail Middleton can always be found in solitary locations, appreciating the happenstance of nature and trying to capture a moment in time to reflect the passing beauty.  Mike Shane is a kinetic searcher whose interaction with people and elements are breathtaking.  Their combined images will make you think, transport you to a place of beauty and wonderment, or just capture you with an almost impossible combination of perceived movement.

On display March 2 – May 5, 2019
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)

In My Element Exhibition Events and Programs
All events and programs take place in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Buildings C & G

Opening Reception: Sat, March 2 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Gallery Talk and Tour: Sat, April 6 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Included in gallery admission

Gail Middleton is a long-time West Brighton resident who is a frequent visitor to all Staten Island parks.  She is always seen with her camera capturing images of scenery and wildlife.  Middleton specializes in nature photography and portraits and has also organized and curated several shows. She was a recipient of a 2013 DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts for her project Breaking Bread.  She has also received a 2018 DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts to organize and coordinate “Staten Island 48:00 ~ Another Day in the Life of Staten Island” photo shoot of Staten Island in June 2018.

Mike Shane is a photographer born and bred in Staten Island, New York. He was raised in a family of artists, training his eyes, and honing his creative vision in the inspiring crossroads of suburban and metropolitan. He grew up drawing, later discovered graffiti, earned a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration just over the Verrazano Bridge, at Kingsborough Community College. That is where Mike haphazardly discovered photography. Since then, he’s spent the past 16 years self-educating to make photography his “Weapon of Choice” across all aspects of his life. At 36 years young, Mike Shane uses photography for both personal and professional expression and to share a fresh perspective of the places he so fondly calls HOME.

All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G).  Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Free for students grades 6-12 with student ID.

Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

In My Element is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Additional support provided by Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Paul Campbell, Selected Works 1999-2019
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM – May 5 @ 5:00 PM

This exhibition surveys the work of NYC-based painter Paul Campbell from 1999-2019, with an emphasis on new work. Since 1998, Campbell has used remote control toys, spiky plastic balls, string, GPS tracks, and other non-conventional tools to create works that simultaneously pay homage and parody the great abstract painters of the past. He combines non-traditional and traditional painting methods to create hybrid images.

Although the works are abstract in appearance they often suggest elements of nature, fireworks, portals into some unknown world, and influences of other cultures and traditions. They represent movement and are a metaphor for connections that exist in our everyday lives.

On display March 2 – May 5, 2019
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)

Paul Campbell, Selected Works 1999-2019 Exhibition Events and Programs
All events and programs take place in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Buildings C & G

Opening Reception: Sat, March 2 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Gallery Talk and Tour: Sun, May 5 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Included in gallery admission

Paul Campbell’s work has been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad. He has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Danforth Museum, the Rose Art Museum, Site Santa Fe, and Lesley Heller Gallery in New York. His first major solo show in New York in 1999 was called “Remote Control” at Roebling Hall Gallery where he showed paintings made with remote control cars. Campbell has received several grants including the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and has participated several international art projects and residencies in Europe, South America, India, Singapore, and China. He has also participated in public art projects including a 65 foot mural on Flushing Avenue at Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn based on GPS tracks and most recently a bus stop was opened featuring his work. Campbell’s studio is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, NY.

All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G).  Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Free for students grades 6-12 with student ID.

Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Paul Campbell, Selected Works 1999-2019 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Additional support provided by Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Apr
25
Thu
Staten Island Museum: Imagination Studio: Printmaking
Apr 25 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Staten Island Museum: Imagination Studio: Printmaking

The Museum classroom becomes an open studio for vibrant imagination! Explore a variety of printmaking techniques, resulting in a series of one-of-a-kind prints. No prior experience necessary. Registration recommended. Supported in part by Lily Auchincloss Foundation.

FREE with museum admission. Kids enter FREE!
Register in advance. Space is limited.
Staten Island Museum (Bldg A)

Newhouse After Dark: odon – the map that revealed itself never existed
Apr 25 @ 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM

odon plays music to find the song that is already there, or needs bringing into existence. we believe the system is working perfectly. we seek to undo this perfection collectively and horizontally through letting go of its form.

Doors open at 7:00 PM | Performance begins 8:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Members: $8
BUY TICKETS HERE

Apr
26
Fri
Staten Island Museum: Imagination Studio: Printmaking
Apr 26 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Staten Island Museum: Imagination Studio: Printmaking

The Museum classroom becomes an open studio for vibrant imagination! Explore a variety of printmaking techniques, resulting in a series of one-of-a-kind prints. No prior experience necessary. Registration recommended. Supported in part by Lily Auchincloss Foundation.

FREE with museum admission. Kids enter FREE!
Register in advance. Space is limited.
Staten Island Museum (Bldg A)

Apr
27
Sat
Staten Island Museum: Earth Day Celebration: How-To Festival
Apr 27 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Staten Island Museum: Earth Day Celebration: How-To Festival

Join us as we transform the museum into a giant interactive science fair celebrating citizen science! Hands-on workshops, drop-in presentations, and scheduled lectures take place throughout the museum. Local experts, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals share their particular passions, ranging from activities that require highly specialized skills to those anyone can do. Celebrate our community’s know-how, learn something new, and help protect the only world we have.

FREE with museum admission
Staten Island Museum (Bldg A)

Staten Island Museum: Super Science: How to do a Mini BioBlitz
Apr 27 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Staten Island Museum: Super Science: How to do a Mini BioBlitz

Super Science joins forces with the Earth Day How-To Festival to answer the question, “What’s a BioBlitz and how can I participate?” A bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species as possible within a designated location and time. Participants will mark a small area for study and write their field notes in an observational chart noting what types of plants and organisms are present. Are plants flowering? What insects are on the ground? Under rocks? On leaves? Are there any birds or mammals in the area? What are they doing?

Ideal for 6-12 year olds, accompanied by an adult
FREE with museum admission
Staten Island Museum (Bldg A)
Space is limited–register in advance here.

May
1
Wed
Snug Harbor Master Plan – Community Input Workshop
May 1 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

We invite you to participate in Snug Harbor’s master planning process by attending a public workshop hosted by our design team. Come see what we have in mind for the future!

WHEN: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 6:30 PM
WHERE: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Building P
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
RSVP REQUESTED – Contact tfeo@snug-harbor.org

***First, tell us your thoughts on Snug Harbor! Fill out this survey from Marvel Architects.  Your input will help us guide the process.***

This past fall, Snug Harbor began an exciting new master planning effort in collaboration with New York City’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Design and Construction (DDC), and Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), referred to as our Capital Project Scope Development (CPSD).  The key objective of the CPSD is to determine the scope of work, phasing, and budget necessary to address the current and future capital needs across Snug Harbor’s entire campus.  We worked closely with these City agencies to develop the scope of the CPSD, focusing on visitor experience, asset preservation, infrastructure improvements, and realistic cost estimating.

Learn more in this overview.

Partnering with City agencies, we assembled a team of world-class architects, engineers, and consultants led by Marvel Architects and The LiRo Group.  Our team consists of experts in fields ranging from landscape architecture, visitor experience, infrastructure, sustainability solutions, signage and wayfinding, and everything in between.  The CPSD process will be complete in Autumn 2019 with a fully phased and cost-estimated 15-year master plan for Snug Harbor that will provide a roadmap for future capital requests.

The LiRo Group, our lead engineer for the CPSD, spent months on Snug Harbor’s campus digitally mapping our interior spaces. The image you see here is a preliminary excerpt from this mapping exercise, and shows “slices” cut through some of our historic buildings.  This data, aside from being visually stunning, will be used in a myriad of ways to plan Snug Harbor’s future. Potential uses include marketing outreach, floor plan generation for future capital planning, programming considerations, etc. We are thrilled to have such visionary and technologically advanced resources available to us through the CPSD process.

May
2
Thu
Noble Maritime Collection: CloseKnit
May 2 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CloseKnit, our longest-running public programs, is free and open to knitters of 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 the 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.

Noble Maritime Collection, Building D
Free Admission