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