64th Annual Fence Show

NatureFest 2014

Midweek Bird Walk: West Shore Localities

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

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]

Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park

Bearden Art Bonanza

Jr. Science Club:LIGHT!

National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant

Staten Island Museum to receive National Endowment for the Humanities grant for $400,000

The Staten Island Museum will receive a prestigious $400,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This challenge grant – which will be available to the Staten Island Museum as long as it is able to raise $1.2 million before July 31, 2018 – will be put towards the Museum’s endowment, exhibition infrastructure and technology at its new Snug Harbor campus, and fundraising expenses. 

Read the full release here

 

 

 

 

 

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

Thank you

Thank you

Jr. Science Club: Illusions

Book Signing with Author Barnett Shephard

Christmas Bird Count

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

Artist & Architect: Design Intersections

Jr. Science Club: Things that go BOOM!

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

DIG THIS: Old Place Neck Archaeological Finds

How to Research Your Staten Island Home

Renovation Continues on SI Museum’s next state-of-the-art home

Staten Island on a Roll

Fine Art Prints

Licensed museum quality fine art reproductions of images from the Staten Island Museum’s painting collection are available for your home or office by ordering through Rudinec & Associates.

Rudinec & Associates has been permitted by the Staten Island Museum to reproduce select images from the collection; and is solely responsible for production, shipping, billing and customer satisfaction. The printing service uses state of the art printing technology along with the highest quality paper, canvas and framing available.

To view available prints or place your order click here.

Midweek Bird Walk: Silver Lake Park

Spring Gala

Saturday, May 10, 2014
6:00pm - 11:00pm

$200 per individual, $1,750 for table of 10

Adjacent to our new home in Building A, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301

Contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119 for tickets and for more information on how to support this inaugural event.

Be the first to explore the Staten Island Museum’s new state-of-the-art facility… before the exhibits are installed. 

View the full invitation here

Tablescapes: Nature in the Decorative Arts (Children’s Tea)

Tablescapes: Nature in the Decorative Arts (Late Afternoon Tea)

Tablescapes: Nature in the Decorative Arts (Early Afternoon Tea)

Jr. Science Club: Rubber Band Racecars!

Tablescapes: Nature in the Decorative Arts (Cocktail Party)

Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park

The Big Sit: Birders Flock Together

A Cicada SHORT Movie Festival

Parents As Partners Week!

Midweek Bird Walk: Moses Mountain

Lincoln on the Civil War Discussion Series

Lunch & Learn Curator’s Talk: Cicadas in Asian Art & Asian Buffet

Staten Island Museum Hosts 63rd Annual Fence Show

63rd Annual Fence Show & Musical Chairs Open Air Music Festival

Jr. Science Club: Speedway

Mid-week Bird Walk: Mount Loretto

A CALL FOR SHORT FILMS! A Cicada Movie Festival

Mid-week Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Tablescapes: Nature in the Decorative Arts

Click here to view invitation.

Cocktail Party: 

Friday, October 18, 7:00pm-10:00pm 
$95/$85 members

Afternoon Teas: 

Saturday, October 19, 11:30am-1:30pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm
$45/$35 members.

For those interested in a bit of talk with there tea, feel free to join in with the scheduled programs.

Program at the 11:30am Tea: "Tea Time: An Exploration of Tea through the Senses" by Colman Rutkin
Program at the 3:00pm Tea: "Bonding Through Dining for Parents" TM by Angela Marie Franco 

Children’s Tea: 

Sunday, October 20, 1:00pm-3:00pm
One child ages 8+ with adult: $35/$25 members. $10 per additional child.
Program: 
"Bonding Through Dining for Children" TM by Angela Marie Franco

At Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island 

Notable Staten Islanders and seasoned designers will create a feast for the eyes with their pinterest-worthy table settings which will allow guests to discover the beauty of nature in objets d’art, all within the picturesque walls of the Casa Belvedere mansion. Join us for this fundraising fête to benefit exciting acquisitions to the Museum’s collection for the new building opening in 2014.

For information and tickets contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119.

*Members Only Package (Staten Island Museum or Casa Belvedere): One cocktail party ticket plus one afternoon tea ticket for $110. 

The Magical Link: Love, Mystery, and Other Secrets about the Bond between People and Animals

Mid-week Bird Walk: Conference House Park

Jr. Science Club: Aquatic Life

63rd Annual Fence Show & Musical Chairs Open Air Music Festival

Join us for a stroll along the magnificent front five Greek revival buildings on the grounds of historic Snug Harbor Cultural Center while exploring the art on the fence at the the longest running outdoor art show in New York.  Some of the art will be for viewing and some will be for sale, but it will all be original and not to be missed. 

Joining the Fence Show for the second year running will be the Open Air Music Festival hosted by Muscial Chairs Chamber Ensemble.

Artists and craftsmen may sign-up to exhibit their original work starting NOW! Artists 8-18 years of age are encouraged to enter our Jr. Division.

Artists interested in renting a space can download a .pdf of the application by clicking on the photo above.

For more information contact Donna Pagano at 718.483.7106

Special Events

May

Imagine: A Gala Preview Celebration

Saturday, May 10, 2014
6:00pm - 11:00pm

$200 per individual, $1,750 for table of 10

Adjacent to our new home in Building A, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301

Contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119 for tickets.

Be the first to explore the Staten Island Museum’s new state-of-the-art facility… before the exhibits are installed.

Lunch and Learn Staten Island: The Other Cradle of Aviation

Mid-week Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

Moth Night Madness!

Jr. Science Club: Brain Games

Mid-week Bird Walk: Search for Shore Birds (FREE) Wednesday, July 17, 9:00 am11:00 am Great Kills

Annual Island-wide Butterfly Count

Mid-Week Bird Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Magicicada Citizen Science Workshop

Cicada Mania Continues: Buck’s Hollow

Jr. Science Club: Catapults

Magicicada Citizen Science Workshop

Ecology Walk: The Great Cicada Walk!