New York International Children’s Film Festival – Kid Flicks & Viva Kid Flicks!

Family Art Workshops: Magic Wand Making

69th Annual Fence Show

Super Science: Catapult into Physics

Bird and Nature Walk: Brookfield Park

Curator Presents: Ken Greene and the Hudson Valley Seed Company

Smithsonian Museum Day!

Colin Jost / Michael Che Comedy Benefit Show

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Family Art Workshop: Fruit and Veggie Prints

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Super Science: Rocket Science

Summer Nights: 99 Bottles of Beer on SI - Home Brewing for Beginners

Staten Island Museum awarded prestigious grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Summer Nights: The Art of Henna

Family Art Workshop: Marker Monoprints

Summer Nights: Gotta Have That Funk - Intro to Fermentology

Super Science: Learning to Fly

Summer Nights: Return of the Mac

Moth Night

Summer Nights: Victorian Flower Pressing

Family Art Workshop: Tree Ring Print

Summer Nights: Eco-Friendly Jewelry Making

Contemporary Council

Contemporary Council

Be a part of the Museum’s Future!

The Contemporary Council is a group of culturally engaged Staten Islanders in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who are ambassadors for the Museum.
The Council hosts events, connects new friends, and spreads the word about the Museum.

Grow your network and help shape the next big thing for the Staten Island Museum.

Join today and get involved in the Museum’s future!

What’s involved:

• Shape the next generation of Museum support
• Quarterly meetings (in person or by phone)
• Plan and support the Fall fundraising event
• Become a Contemporary Council Member ($125)

Your membership supports programs, exhibits, and the Museum’s collection. It includes:

• A Contemporary Council Membership Card
• Free admission and 10% off at the Museum store
• Invitations to meet-ups, events, and parties
• Discounted tickets to the annual fundraising gala

For more information contact Director of Development Christina Marino at 718.483.7114.

Colin Jost / Michael Che Comedy Benefit Show

Colin Jost / Michael Che Comedy Benefit Show

 

Colin Jost / Michael Che

Comedy Show to Benefit the Staten Island Museum

with special guests Steven Castillo, Melissa Villaseñor, Casey Jost, Sal Vulcano, and Brian Quinn

 

Thursday, September 19
8:00pm (Doorst at 7pm)

 

St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt Street
Staten Island, New York 10301

A Comedy Show to Benefit the Staten Island Museum starring Colin Jost and Michael Che, Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” co-anchors, plus special guests:

Steven Castillo, Melissa Villaseñor, Casey Jost, Sal Vulcano, and Brian Quinn.

 

$199 (pit), $99, $69, $49

*Student Tickets available, use code: SCHOOL
 

tickets

 

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster by clicking the link above or by calling or visiting the St. George Theatre at 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, NY 10301 | 718.442.2900.

 

For VIP sponsorship opportunities please contact Christina Marino at 718.483.7114.

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Super Science: Life on a Log

Bird and Nature Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Sitewide Event: BIG PICNIC

5 Boros to Freedom: Abolition in Staten Island with Debbie-Ann Paige

Summer Nights 2019

Summer Nights 2019

A series of hands-on events to create and have fun.

Thursdays 7pm - 9pm

$35/$30 Museum Members

Includes all materials, wine (21+), and refreshments.

 

Eco-Friendly Jewelry Making

July 11

Mix the old with the new and turn so-called “trash” into treasure! Artist Jocelyn Mackenzie will show you how to create stand-out pieces from found objects like old keys, stones, vintage or broken jewelry, recyclables, and more. Bring anything that you would like to “reimagine” into unique wearable jewelry. We will have all the tools and materials necessary. Each participant should leave with 2-3 new pieces of jewelry to wear home.

Victorian Flower Pressing

July 18

Preserve the beauty and grace of flowers with this Victorian tradition. Participants will explore the history and importance of this elegant craft while making and decorating their own flower press. Prior experience not required: This will be a fun workshop for novice flower-pressers and experts alike.

Return of the Mac: Macramé Plant Hangers

July 25

Macra-mania returns to upgrade your indoor greenery! Learn to make your own plant hangers in this beginner macramé class. No prior experience is needed. Artist Toni Salerno will demonstrate a few of her favorite knotting techniques and show participants how to create a new home for your favorite potted plant. Leave with a finished plant hanger, and the know-how to design more pieces on your own. All materials provided – including terracotta pot and succulent.

Gotta Have That Funk: Intro to Fermentology

August 1 

Explore the edible alchemy of fermentation in this beginner workshop. Fermentologist Andy Blancero will lead guests through recipes for kombucha and kimchi. Kombucha is a fizzy fermented tea rich in immunity-boosting probiotics and energizing B vitamins. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. This workshop will cover the basic science behind making kimchi and kombucha and will equip guests with the know-how to do it at home. All materials provided.

The Art of Henna

August 8

Have you thought of learning how to apply henna? With the guidance of artist Rocky Lee, guests will try their hands at this unique form of body art while learning about the botanical and cultural importance of henna. Rocky will lead this hands-on workshop giving guests a real feel for the practice, from mixing the paste to application and design ideas. Each guest will leave with prepared henna, as well as a unique design from the artist.

99 Bottles of Beer on SI: Home Brewing for Beginners

August 15

Pour Standards, Richmond County Brew Society will help guests gain a deeper understanding of beer, its ingredients, and the process by which it’s made. Participants will explore the capabilities of The Grainfather, an innovative brewing system that mashes, recirculates, lauters, and boils without needing more space than a small closet. Enjoy an overview of Staten Island’s brewing history as well as the current status of this industry while sampling different local homebrews. This event if for 21 and over only.

 

 

Summer Nights is supported by the Richmond County Savings Foundation

Bird and Nature Walk: Buck’s Hollow

69th Annual Fence Show

69th Annual Fence Show

Saturday, September 28, 11am-5pm

(Rain Date: Sunday, September 29)

FREE

Each year, the Fence Show transforms the Museum’s front lawn into an outdoor gallery featuring over 140 local artists and craftspeople. See paintings, ceramics, prints, jewelry and textiles and take something original home from this longstanding festival. The day features food trucks, activities for kids, and live music by Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble.

Artist spaces are now sold out. Please contact Donna Pagano if you'd like to be added to the wait list. 

World Science Festival: The Ultimate Science Street Fair & Apprentice Program

Homegrown: Staten Island and the World of Botany

Family Art Workshop: Fairy Gardens

Bird and Nature Walk: Brookfield Park

Artist Talk: Gale Wisdom

Super Science: Self-Sustaining Aquarium

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Bird and Nature Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Pride Kick-Off

Staten Island Museum Gala

Wildflower Walk: Corson’s Brook Woods

Bird and Nature Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Family Art Workshop: Seed Collagraphs

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Homegrown: Staten Island and the World of Botany

Super Science: BioBlitz

Earth Day Celebration: How-To Festival

Imagination Studio: Printmaking

Earth Day Celebration: How-To Festival

Earth Day Celebration: How-To Festival

Saturday, April 27, 12pm - 4pm

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A

Join the fun as the Museum transforms into a giant interactive science fair celebrating our community’s know-how with hands-on workshops, drop-in presentations, and scheduled lectures fun for all ages. Local experts, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals share their particular passions, ranging from activities that require highly specialized skills to those anyone can do. This Earth Day, learn something new and help protect the only world we have!

How-To Festival Schedule

Ongoing Workshops (drop-in anytime)

12:00-4:00pm - How to make the most successful seed starting mix (with Natalie Nowlen, NYC Compost Project)12:00-4:00pm - How to transform recycled bottles into planters (with Deborah Adewale, MakerSpace)
12:00-2:00pm - How to grow plants without soil (with Yemi Amu, Oko Farms)
12:00-4:00pm - How to be a butterfly whisperer (with Cooper Keane)
12:00-4:00pm - Earth Day Selfie Booth #EarthDaySI
12:00-4:00pm - How to press flowers in the Victorian tradition (with Shayna Vercillo)
12:00-4:00pm - How to make use of unexpected and familiar herbs (with Skye Suter)

Scheduled Presentations

12pm - How to keep bees (with Lenny Librizzi)
12pm - How to conduct a mini bio blitz (with Clay Wollney)
1pm - How to provide a home for rare grassland birds with reclaimed habitat (with Cait Field, Freshkills Park)
2pm - How to grow mushrooms at home (with Louis Vassar Semanchik)
3pm - How to identify rocks and minerals in your own backyard (with Steve Okulewicz)

Don’t miss the Native Plant Giveaways with the Greenbelt Native Plant Center and of course, plenty of plant-based refreshments!

In between workshops, stop by the Museum’s latest exhibition Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants featuring artworks and seed histories from Hudson Valley Seed Company, documentary videos of Staten Island gardeners by Jay Weichun, photograms of local flora by Gale Wisdom, and museum botanical specimens selected by the Greenbelt Native Plant Center. 

Bird and Nature Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming

On view from July 13, 2018 through March 24, 2019

#JokersHomecoming

Get your exclusive Impractical Jokers: Homecoming merchandise, only available a the Staten Island Museum!

 

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming explores the story of four longtime friends from Staten Island whose hidden-camera, comedic television show, Impractical Jokers, has become a pop culture phenomenon. Steeped in embarrassment and awkward situations that make us laugh and cringe, the humor is built upon a foundation of trust and camaraderie amongst the four guys, James “Murr” Murray, Sal Vulcano, Brian “Q” Quinn, and Joe Gatto.

See original costumes, props and art created over the past seven seasons. View new interviews, episode highlights and learn about behind-the-scenes production, including some secrets. Take a journey with the Jokers from high school hijinks to mainstream comedic success that all started on the shores of Staten Island. Interactive surprises are found throughout the museum to make the Jokers’ exhibition experience as unexpected as the Impractical Jokers themselves.

This exhibition has been made possible, in part, through support from Lead Exhibition: Sponsor truTV, Partner Sponsor: North South Productions, and Contributing Sponsors: Office of the Staten Island Borough President Island Auto Group, and the SL Green Family Foundation.

Click here for more information and FAQs about visiting the Staten Island Museum.

Directions to the Staten Island Museum

Staten Island Museum is at 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, Staten Island, NY 10301

On the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

Directions From the Staten Island Ferry Terminal

Take the S40 bus via Ramp D for 2 miles and exit at Snug Harbor.

Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are also available at the terminal.

 

Where to Eat and Drink? 

 

On campus:

Harbor Eats

Walking distance from the Staten Island Museum:

Adobe Blues

Blue Restaurant

Crispy Pizza

Walking distance from the Staten Island Ferry:

Beso Restaurant

Chang Noi

Enoteca Maria

Flagship Brewery

Marie's 2

 

What else is there to do there?

 

On Campus:

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Art Lab

The Noble Maritime Collection

Staten Island Children's Museum

 

 

Where to Stay? 

Get the special Staten Island Museum - Impractical Jokers: Homecoming rate at the Hilton Garden Inn or the Hampton Inn & Suites! (while supplies last)

Guests must book by phone.

Hilton Garden Inn: 718.477.2400 (MENTION CODE "J7")

Hampton: 718.477.1600 (MENTION CODE "T7X") 

 

Other resources:

Visit Staten Island

Destination St. George

SILive Dine Out Guide

 

Sponsors

 

Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants

Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants

Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants

An Exhibition of Projects Based in Art and Science

On view April 13, 2019 – February 23, 2020

Free with Museum Admission


Featuring artworks and seed histories from Hudson Valley Seed Company, documentary videos of Staten Island gardeners by Jay Weichun, photograms of local flora by Gale Wisdom, and museum botanical specimens selected by the Greenbelt Native Plant Center. These four projects explore the cultural, artistic, and scientific impact of collecting plant life. In doing so, they reveal narratives of resilience, fragility, and transformation. Field Notes speaks to the heritage embedded in the flora around us.

Visitors can zoom in to see a variety of seeds up close through a high powered microscope, immerse their hands in a mass of seeds for a tactile experience, design their own seed packet, listen to featured seed stories, and enjoy a seed and gardening book nook.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and public funds provided through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Related programs

Curator Presents: Ken Greene and the Hudson Valley Seed Company

Sunday, September 22, 2pm-3:30pm

Location: Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Free with Museum Admission

Join Ken Greene, co-founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Company, for an interactive gallery talk and seed-eye-view of several pieces featured in Field Notes: Seeds Stories and the Power of Plants.

Various hands-on activities will bring guests closer to artwork and seed stories that inspired them.

 

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

Take your seed exploration outdoors and join on neighbors on site for a garden or heritage farm tour!  Present your coupon fromthe Museum and receive $2 off your tour. 

Learn more here

Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants

Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants

Bird and Nature Walk: Bucks Hollow

Super Science: Alternative Plastics

Bird and Nature Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Access Art for All Sunday Art Studio: Romare Bearden Collage Workshop

Bird and Nature Walk: South Beach/Fort Wadsworth

Family Art Workshop: Eco-Mobiles

Super Science: Commonplace Chemistry

Imagination Studio: Marvelous Marble Mazes

GALA 2019

GALA 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019
7pm – 11pm
Richmond County Country Club
One the Oval, Staten Island

Join us for dinner, cocktails, silent auction, and live music, at this annual fundraiser to benefit the Staten Island Museum. 


The event will honor individuals that epitomize a commitment to Staten Island

Virginia Allen

Virginia Allen is honored for her long-time commitment to the Museum as a volunteer, her community activism, and work to care for the people of Staten Island as a Black Angel nurse during the tuberculosis crisis. Click here to learn more about Virginia Allen.

 

The Impractical Jokers and Daniel Green

The Impractical Jokers & Daniel Green of truTV are honored for their contributions to the success of the Museum’s recent exhibition Impractical Jokers: Homecoming. Click here to learn more about the Impractical Jokers and Daniel Green.

 

Janice Giacalone-Stoffers and Charles Stoffers

Janice Giacalone-Stoffers & Charles Stoffers, for their philanthropy, contributions as business owners and professional framers, and history of support of the Museum. Click here to learn more about Janice Giacalone-Stoffres and Charles Stoffers

 

For more information about the Staten Island Museum Gala, please contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119

 

Event Committee

This year’s event co-chairs are Kathryn Aquino, Cara Liander Gordon, and Dolores Morris*

Committee members include: Nancy Myers Benbow, Barbara Brancaccio, Christopher Campbell, Victoria Cerullo, Dina Marie Filippini*, Janet L. Leslie, Joseph Paradise, Oswaldo Peña, Kashif Pervez*, Claire Regan*, Jennifer Straniere, Jaclyn Tacoronte, Tom Tormey*, and Alex Zablocki.

The honorary committee members are: Ms. Keisha Amey-Hambric*, Mr. Al Bonadonna*, Mr. David Businelli*, Dr. Craig Campbell*, Dr. Christine and Mr. Peter Cea, Mrs. Marie Cole, Dr. Bonnie and Dr. William Fritz, Ms. Susan Grabel and Mr. George Rappaport, Dr. Kerry Kelly and Mr. Daniel Jost*, Ms. Lillian Lagazzo, Mrs. Constance Lane, Dr. Michael Mantello*, Ms. Carol McCarthy, Mrs. MaryBeth and Mr. James McCarthy, Mrs. Ellen O’Flaherty Pratt, Ms. Debbie-Ann Paige, Mr. Gary Reichard*, Ms. Gina-Marie Reitano*, Ms. Rim Salem-Melnik and Mr. Ray Melnik, Mrs. Linda and Mr. Henry Salmon, Mr. Barnett Shepherd & Mr. Nick Dowen, Mrs. Barbara and Mr. Alan Tepper*, and Ms. Patricia Walker and Mr. William Geoghegan.

* indicates Board Member

 

Thank you to our generous event sponsors:

Bird and Nature Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Black Lunch Table –Wikipedia Edit-a-thon II

Family Art Workshop: Bug Bling

Bird and Nature Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

Korean Lunar New Year Celebration

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Super Science: Crystal Clear

Access Art for All Sunday Art Studio: Lenape Workshop

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Family Art Workshop: Skeleton Sculpture

Bird and Nature Walk: Brookfield Park

Access Art for All Sunday Art Studio

Access Art for All Sunday Art Studio

The Staten Island Museum welcomes teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families to enjoy a museum tour, participate in activities throughout the building, and to create in artistled workshops. 

Lenape Workshop: Sunday, January 20, 2pm - 4pm

Learn about the first people of Staten Island while experiencing Lenape culture through artifacts, authentic materials, and hands-on activities. 

Space is limited, registration required. 

Please feel free to view our Pre-visit Guide to get acquainted with the Museum before your visit.

We would also appreciate your feedback by filling out this quick survey before your visit to let us know how you found out about this program and what we can do to improve the museum experience.

 

 

Romare Bearden Collage Workshop: Sunday, March 17, 2pm - 4pm

Explore the colorful and rhythmic art of Romare Bearden and discover the inspiration behind his brilliant works of collage. Listen to the smooth sound of jazz while creating a collage masterpiece to take home.

Space is limited, registration required.

Please feel free to view our Pre-visit Guide to get acquainted with the Museum before your visit.

We would also appreciate your feedback by filling out this quick survey before your visit to let us know how you found out about this program and what we can do to improve the museum experience.

 

Sunday Art Studio is part of Access Art for All, a programmatic partnership with the Staten Island Children’s Museum, the Staten Island Zoo, and the GRACE Foundation of New York, with support from a CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. See March 17 for next program in the series.

Super Science:  Sense and Perception

Family Art Workshops:  From Joke to Drawing

The Edible Island Market

Edible Island Market

Edible Island Market

We're back for seconds!

Mmmm your way through a market full of delicious local and regional treats to give this holiday season! Since the farmer’s market season has ended, the Museum is bringing these artisanal tastes, bites, and gift-able take-homes indoors! Specialty items from the purveyors of mouthwatering edible goods, expertly curated by Staten Island Advance Food Editor, Pamela Silvestri, will be for sale at the Staten Island Museum’s Edible Island Market.There are still a few spots left for additional vendors. Interested parties can contact Rylee Eterginoso at 718.483.7137.

 

Vendors include:

Dee’s Sweet Jars

Butter Me Up

Chef Dave Cavagnaro aka Farmer Dave

Cucina Teresa

Complete Confections

Che’ – Artisanal Vegan Cheese

Frank’s Fresh

Pastry Lovers Choice

Cast Iron Crumbs By Ciamborta

 

 

Throwback Thursday Benefit Party

Bird and Nature Walk:  Silver Lake Park

NYC Film Premiere:  The Black Angels

Super Science: Kitchen Chemistry

Audio Stories by APMD

Audio Stories by APMD

On "view" beginning November 3, 2018.

This site-specific audio installation by APMD (artists AJ Pantaleo and Mike Dibenedetto) consists of five tracks inspired by Staten Island history and culture as expressed in the exhibits at the Staten Island Museum. The audio pieces will be placed along the traditional audio-guide path and can be accessed using handheld devices available at the front desk. To celebrate the launch of this project, APMD will perform a live concert incorporating music inspired by the audio tour along with light projections, creating a unique audio-visual experience. Refreshments served. 

This project is 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.

About the Artists:

APMD is the award winning brain child of AJ Pantaleo and Mike Dibenedetto. Together they create immersive audio experiences through the use of drone, melody and rhythm.

AJ Pantaleo is a session and touring musician, who has been performing and recording with various artists for over 15 years. AJP is known for his powerful, groove oriented drumming played with a vibrant energy that translates both live and on recording. He is influenced by rock, jazz, hip-hop, experimental music and cinema. He has been recording and touring with Baked (Exploding in Sound Records) since 2015 and is a founding member of the post-punk band Bueno.

Mike DiBenedetto is a musical artist based out of Staten Island, NY. DiBenedetto uses a guitar and a sampler routed through two effects chains to create a backdrop of drones and live instrumentation for performances and recordings. He has worked on various projects in the NYC area since 2009 and is currently one half of APMD, a project utilizing drums, drone and a video presentation.

More about APMD.

 

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Soundtrack: APMD (AJ Pantaleo & Mike DiBenedetto)
Visuals: Brendan Coyle

 

Black Lunch Table – Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Black Lunch Table: The People’s Table

Black Lunch Table: The Artists’ Roundtable

Black Lunch Table – Introduction and Artist Lecture

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Audio Stories by Artists APMD:  Performance and Reception

Family Art Workshops:  Doodle Improv

Halloween Harbor - A Sitewide Event at Snug Harbor

Super Science:  The Worms Crawl In…

Bird and Nature Walk: Mt. Loretto Unique Area

Black Lunch Table Comes to the Staten Island Museum

Black Lunch Table – an oral-history archiving project comes to the Staten Island Museum