Christmas Bird Count

Jr. Science Club: So Long Cicadas

Staten Island Stories with the Five Boro Story Project

Museum Guild on the Road to Longwood Gardens

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

New Brighton Holiday Stroll

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

Museum Guild on the Road to Longwood Gardens

Friday, December 12, 2014

Join the Staten Island Museum Guild on a visit to Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens.

Guests will explore bird-inspired displays at A Longwood Christmas, learn the Longwood Story in a guided tour, enjoy a plated lunch in the Terrace Restaurant, and finally take in the holiday lights before returning home in the comfort of a private coach bus.

10:30am Departure from the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
2:30pm Guided “The Longwood Story” Tour
4:00pm Plated Yuletide Luncheon at the Terrace Restaurant
6:00pm Return departure from Longwood Gardens

Tickets: $125 per person *tax deductible portion of ticket $30.00

Transportation to and from the Garden by private coach
Garden talk on the bus by Island horticulture expert
Goodie bags and a “door prize”!

To register, contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119

 

New Brighton Holiday Stroll

Saturday, December 6, 2014

 

Staten Island Museum History Center 10:00am– 4:00pm
Holiday Art & Crafts Sale

at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg H
The Museum Store will be offering 10% off all of their regularly stocked merchandise (books, ornaments, magnets, scarfs, and more) alongside the day’s featured artists.
Featured Artists: Marcella Desio (Stained Glass), Keith Jacobsen (essential oils), Richard Xuereb (woodworking), Barnett Shepherd (Book - Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs 1679-1900), Robert Padovano (Paintings), and Elena Bass (jewelry).

Barnett Shepherd will be signing books betweeen 12pm and 3pm.

Christ Church New Brighton 8:30am– 4:00pm
St. Nicholas Fair

76 Franklin Avenue
Enjoy vendors, raffles, baked goods, hand-made items, holiday wreaths, and more!

Unitarian Church of Staten Island 10:00am– 4:00pm
162nd Jolly Holly Fair and 15th Annual Fine Art & Crafts Sale

15th Annual Fine Art & Crafts Gift Sale in the Church Sanctuary
312 Fillmore Street
The work of this Staten Island-based group of artists will include handmade objects that are usable, wearable, displayable, givable and above all, affordable - from local Staten Island Artists who have been associated with the Unitarian Church since 1999.

Featured Artists: Florence Barry, Rose Duffy, Diane Matyas, Randall Mooers, Vivienne Mooers-Huang, Bill Murphy, Donna Pagano, Janice Patrignani, Andrea Phillips, Patricia Salmon, Joanne Shulman, and Marc Zimetbaum.
The 162nd Jolly Holly Fair is brought to the North Shore community through the labor, donations and enthusiastic participation of the congregation at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island.  Perennial favorites will include the Gourmet Delights booth offering home-baked Christmas goodies, the Boutique which displays an abundance of gently used items just waiting for new owners, handcrafted gifts, White Elephants, raffles and 50/50. Breakfast and lunch will be available, and Santa Claus is scheduled to make a surprise appearance!

CPG Gallery 11:00am– 8:00pm (Opening Reception at 5:00pm)
Holiday Show and Sale

814 Richmond Terrace, entrance on Tysen Street
Creative Photographers Guild is the premier photography gallery on Staten Island, and is dedicated to innovation in photography.

CPG Members are:
Willie Chu, Joyce Coletti, Connie Frisch-Cherniak, Robin George, Robert Haber, Marilyn Kiss, Ken Martin, Gail Middleton, Paul Nueckel, George Roos, Virginia Ross, Joan Velazquez, Fritz (Steven) Weiss, and Richard Xuereb.

Noble Maritime Collection 11:00am– 6:00pm
Culture Shop

at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg D
The Noble Maritime Collection will host its annual Culture Shop holiday fair featuring the work of a variety of artists and craftspeople. Visitors will be able to purchase handmade items from the following.
Featured Artists: Beady Ida (Alana Gilkeson), Elle Finn, Sarah Yuster, Tottenville Soap, Laura Del Prete, Cheryl Siracusa, Linda Rossi, Karen McNamara, Denise Mumm, Ann Marie McDonnell, Susan Grabel, Tina Bliss, Irma Bohorquez-Geisler, Miriam Garber, Verna Lauria, Leslie Burke, Linda Klein, Heidi’s Homemade, Rock Candy (Lisa Marmo), Kathleen Ruoti, and more tba.

Art Lab 11:00am– 5:00pm
Holiday Art & Craft Fair

at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg H
Items for sale include: paintings, collages, jewelry, t-shirts, scarves, hats, ceramics, greeting cards, and more! All artists are local and most are art lab teaching artists. Great holiday gifts and one of a kind finds for your own collection!
Exhibiting Vendors include: 
Michele Guttenberg, Gustavo Galvan, Zoe Tirado, Malissa Priebe, Jeanne Tepper, Ingrid Alvarez, Maria Ruggiano-Alekseev, Debbie Indyke, Kira Yustak, Steve Worth and more tba.

Snug Harbor Studio Artists 12:00pm– 4:00pm
Open Studios

at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg H
Studio Artists: 
Ann Marie McDonnell, Craig Manister, Elizabeth Sollazzo, Erin Butler, Joyce Goldstein, Linda Butti, MaggieRose , Martha Trivizas, Patrizia Vignola, Robert Giunta, Sharon Wasserstein, and Mary Campbell.

 

Jr. Science Club: Healthy Snack Bars

Ed Johnson’s Retirement Party

Midweek Bird Walk: Silver Lake Park

Verrazano Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration

In Your Neighborhood - Fox5News

Auction

YOUR BID SUPPORTS: Staten Island Museum

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Bid now on 2 tickets to a taping of SNL during the 2014-2015 season and meet co-anchor of "Weekend Update", Colin Jost.

Colin Jost returns to “SNL” as co-anchor of "Weekend Update” alongside new co-host Michael Che. Following the tradition of former head writers Tina Fey and Seth Meyers, Jost joined “Weekend Update” last season having been head writer at “SNL” since 2012 and a staff writer since 2005.

Jost has won three Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his work on “SNL.” He also wrote and starred in the upcoming Paramount film "Staten Island Summer," based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York.

Jost is a Staten Island native, and is currently living in New York City. 

Colin’s father, Mr. Daniel Jost is a long-time supporter, and one of the newest members of the Board of Trustees of the Staten Island Museum.

Bid now on 2 tickets to see a live taping of SNL and meet Colin Jost backstage!

Donated By: Colin Jost

Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park

Jr. Science Club: Muscles and Bones

Beer and the Boat

Midweek Bird Walk: Moses Mountain

Walking Tour of St. George: Open House NY

Midweek Bird Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Beer and the Boat

Beer Talk, Tasting & Staten Island Ferry Book Signing

$20.00/person admission. 21 and over, please.

Book available to purchase for $21.99.
(Museum members receive a 15% discount on book purchases!)

What could be more Staten Island? A casual night tasting local beer with the Flagship Brewery Crew and a book talk with signing of Images Of America: STATEN ISLAND FERRY, Arcadia Publishing.

Captain James C. DeSimone, NYC DOT Ferry Division, who penned the foreword, will be our special guest.

Tickets available at the door.

Jr. Science Club:H2O

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

64th Annual Fence Show and Musical Chairs Open Air Music Festival

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Thank you for your donation

Thank you for your donation in honor of Ms. Elizabeth Egbert. 

“The passion that Elizabeth had when she discussed the Staten Island Museum was unbounded. She had a mind for the business aspects of her job but it was clear that she had the soul of an artist. Only her family, her son, daughter, husband and sisters were more important. She was a bright light in our community and she will be sorely missed.” 

- Museum Chair, Ralph Branca

Elizabeth Egbert

[Staten Island, NY - August 31, 2014] Elizabeth Egbert, a noted artist, sculptor and community activist, whose leadership of the Staten Island Museum for the for the past 12 years transformed the Museum into one of New York City’s most engaging cultural entities, died Saturday afternoon, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.

Museum Chair, Ralph Branca, shares this message: “The passion that Elizabeth had when she discussed the Staten Island Museum was unbounded. She had a mind for the business aspects of her job but it was clear that she had the soul of an artist. Only her family, her son, daughter, husband and sisters were more important. She was a bright light in our community and she will be sorely missed.”

Ms. Egbert is survived by her husband of 37 years, the composer Carl Michaelson, her son Charles Michaelson, daughter in law Lauren Moss, daughter and singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and son in law Greg Laswell, along with her three sisters, Louise Egbert Johnson, Diane Egbert Anderson and Margaret Egbert, brothers-in-law Roger Johnson and John Anderson, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family requests in lieu of gifts, that memorial donations may be made in honor of Ms. Egbert’s life and legacy to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in her name or the Staten Island Museum and marked for the capital campaign. To make the most of your contribution to the Staten Island Museum, please put “Capital – NEH Challenge” in the subject line. It will activate a match from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a prestigious award in which Elizabeth was extremely proud.

To make a contribution to the Staten Island Museum's capital campaign in honor of Elizabeth Egbert, click the button below.

 

 

Read Elizabeth Egbert's full obituary here

Speaker's Remarks from Elizabeth Egbert's Memorial Tribute
Sunday, September 21, 2014

DCA Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl
Council Member Deborah Rose, remarks presented by Legislative and Budget Director Edwina Frances Martin, Esq.
Betsy Dubovsky, Executive Director, The Staten Island Foundation
Henry A. Salmon, former Chairman of the Board, Trustee, Staten Island Museum
Anne Alexander Marshall, Foundation and Nonprofit Executive
Diane Matyas, VP of Exhibitions & Programs, Staten Island Museum
Cheryl Adolph, Interim President & CEO, Staten Island Museum
Ingrid Michaelson, daughter of Elizabeth Egbert

 

 

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Jr. Science Club:Flight

Verrazano Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Verrazano Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, November 6, 2014
6:30pm

South Fin Grill
300 Father Cappodano Boulevard, Staten Island, NY

$120/$100 for Museum Members

View Invitation Here

Celebrate the golden anniversary of the iconic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge! The Staten Island Museum invites you to enjoy an exhibit, receive commemorative keepsakes, and share delicious food and cocktails with friends, all with unparalleled views of the Verrazano Bridge. Guests will be treated to hot and cold passed hor d'oeuvres, Mediterranean variety station, pasta, carving and, garden stations, commemorative postcards with special Verrazano-Narrows Bridge USPS cancelation stamp, AF Bennett gift bags and more! 

RSVP requested.

Contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119 for more information and sponsorship opportunities.

Click here to download response card. 

Five Boro Story Project Presents Story Circle: Summers on Staten Island

Second Saturday Summer Series: World Fun Party

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

Looking Closely: Microscopic Adventures

Mid-week Bird Walk: Great Kills

National Moth Night: Into the Woods!

Jr. Science Club:Insects

Fantastique! Wine & Cheese Tasting

Looking Closely: Microscopic Adventures

Fantastique! [SOLD OUT]

SOLD OUT

A celebration of French wine, food, and music.

Friday, July 11, 2014
7:00pm
Private home, Staten Island, NY

$60/ $50 for Museum Members

Join us at this festive event hosted by the Staten Island Museum Guild to celebrate all things French! Enjoy Enchanting panoramic harbor views from a superb hillside home. Address disclosed upon response. 

Deb McCole, wine authority par excellence, will be your guide in combining a selection of French wines & cheeses into the pairings of your dreams.
 

Space is limited, advanced reservations required by July 2, 2014.

RSVP to Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119.

Jr. Science Club:Reptiles

NatureFest 2014

Girl Scout Day!

Midweek Bird Walk: Bucks Hallow

Midweek Bird Walk: West Shore Localities

NatureFest 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

11:00am - 3:00pm

FREE, Willowbrook Park Carousel

This free, family-friendly event is a fun filled afternoon that boasts a slew of activities to keep kids occupied and engaged while learning about and most importantly, interacting with, nature! Practice your maniacal laugh and physics skills at the Mad Scientist Experiment Table, explore the woods and search for your favorite fuzzy friends in our Nature Scavenger Hunt, or if you’d prefer a guide on your adventure, join our Guided Nature Walks, get a seriously hands on experience with our Up Close with Staten Island Nature Table where you can touch and feel animal fur, bones, fossils and more.

For more information contact Claire Aniela Arthurs at 718.483.7104.

Rain date: Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Museum Guild on the Road

Larvicide spraying coming to SI neighborhoods to help curb mosquito population

Organizers to Hold Gala for Final Push to open SI Museum

Staten Island Museum’s new $27M space almost ready

Staten Islanders get a sneak peek of the new Staten Island Museum

Staten Island Museum: Nothing to show at May 10 gala but its new $26.8M home at Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor spins its wheel of fortune

The purple martins have arrived at Staten Island’s Lemon Creek Park

Painting in Italy During the Risorgimento Presented at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

If They Build It, Will They Come - to Staten Island?

Biking, beer garden and more things to do in Staten Island in Spring 2014

Residents Push to Extend Reinforced St. George Promenade

Staten Islander of the Week: Museum Volunteer Really Knows How to Bug Out

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

International Museum Day

Jr. Science Club:Forensics

Big Day Bird Count

Midweek Bird Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

IMAGINE: A Gala Preview Celebration

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Newsletter

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Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Concert

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

Jr. Science Club: Geodesic Domes

Art Workshop: Landscape Watercolors

Outdoor Adventures

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Patterns in Nature: Draw from Observations

Cartoon Zoology 101

Making of the Civil War - Discussion Series

Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park

Curator’s Talk: Rediscovered Art Treasures

The Civil War and Staten Island: A Discussion Series

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Jr. Science Club:Go Fly a Kite!

Midweek Bird Walk: South Beach/Fort Wadsworth

FrogWatch USA

Colors in Nature

Outdoor Adventures: Wolfe’s Pond Park

Zoom In: Microorganisms

Midweek Bird Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Outdoor Adventures: Clove Lakes Park

Family Art Workshop

Staten Island Museum has ties to famed wildlife painter, Charles R. Knight

Jr Science Club: Catapult into Physics

Staten Island Museum Plans Move Into Historic Digs

SUPER Sports Trivia

Staten Island Museum establishing a legacy for Edith Susskind’s porcelain collection

Edith and Alfred Susskind Gallery of Decorative Art

Edith Susskind and her  husband were serious collectors of porcelain, mostly 18th and 19th Century English Worcester ware, with some Chinese celadon and Sevres. Before her passing earlier this year, Edith made arrangements for much of her prized collection to be given to the Staten Island Museum.

Her collection will be housed in Building A, the Museum’s new home, ready for occupancy later this year at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

The Museum is launching a $250,000 fundraising campaign in Ms. Susskind's honor.

Museum President & CEO Elizabeth Egbert explained “We know that there are friends of Edith’s who are looking for ways to celebrate her life and  honor her legacy,” she said. “We hope that they’ll consider helping us to establish “Edith and Alfred Susskind Gallery of Decorative Art” with the kind of style that Edith would have enjoyed.

Staten Island Museum establishing a legacy for Edith Susskind's porcelain collection
[Staten Island Advance]

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

SUPER SPORTS TRIVIA

Remembering Edith Susskind

Remembering Edith Susskind

Community leader Edith Susskind, Staten Island's grande dame and longtime gift specialist renowned for her creativity, decorating designs and fashion prowess, especially for her collection of her high-style hats, has passed. Her age was 93.

Born Edith Rivkin in New Brighton, Mrs. Susskind, often maintained that she found it difficult to believe --and perhaps thought it to be some sort of miracle -- that she was still here and able to celebrate milestone anniversaries each year at her annual Open House, first in the West Brighton shop gifted to her as an anniversary present by her late husband Alfred and later in Cottage 5, adjacent to the Chinese Scholars Garden at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Livingston, where a portion of her great porcelain collection was donated to Snug Harbor.

[from the Staten Island Advance, full article here]