Intro to Origami

Meditation 101

Bird and Nature Walk: Buck’s Hollow

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble: Marimba

1st Saturday Family Art Workshop: Collage

Meditation 101

Bird and Nature Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

The Bully Brain: The Science Behind Compassion

Super Science Saturday: Kite Making

Upstarts and Rabblerousers: Stories of Suffrage and the Women who Claimed It

Meditation 101

Bird and Nature Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Rooted in Staten Island: Spring Gala

Bird and Nature Walk: Clove Lakes Park

1st Saturday Family Art Workshop: Sketching the Galleries

Meditation 101

Bird and Nature Walk: High Rock Park

Songs of Insurrection with Marguerite Maria Rivas and Wil Wynn

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

Presentation: “I am number…”

Meditation 101

Super Science Saturday: Bird Walk

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

School Break: Animal Inspired Art

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble: Music for Three

Freshkills: From Landfill to Park

Meditation 101

Film Talk: Chekhov and Staten Island

1st Saturday Family Art: Mask Making

Bird and Nature Walk: Bucks Hollow

Staten Island Makes it to Gracie Mansion

World War I Centennial Lecture

Staten Island Museum to Celebrate its Roots

Meditation 101

Jacques Marchais: A Remarkable Woman

Super Science Saturdays: Sun Print Photography

Bird and Nature Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Meditation 101

Fence Show 2017

Fence Show 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017
11:00AM - 5:00PM

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Rain date: Sunday, September 17, 2016

For the 67th year, the Staten Island Museum is keeping their bucolic tradition alive. Thousands will gather to see the conventional, the abstract, and the extraordinary on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens with the newly restored Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor as a backdrop.

Free to the public.

For the past four years, we have been treated to the Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble’s Open-Air Music Festival and again this year you're invited to enjoy the original music during the show.

Artists applications available soon!

Artist Talk: Warren Lyons

1st Saturday Family Workshop: Street Murals

Bird and Nature Walk: South Beach/Fort Wadsworth

Of Human Feelings: Portraits by Warren Lyons

Of Human Feelings: Portraits by Warren Lyons

  • Of Human Feelings

    Of Human Feelings: Portraits by Warren Lyons

    February 18 - June 18, 2017

    A powerful series of monumental paintings of figures from American history and the arts, including Billie Holiday, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sojourner Truth, Paul Robeson, and others. Lyons builds the image entirely with his fingers. His vigorous treatment of these haunting faces is combined with personal symbolism.

    A Staten Island resident since the 1980s, Warren Lyons has had a parallel career as a psychiatric social worker. He approaches each portrait as a learning experience, doing deep research into his subjects’ lives and character creating an inner, as well as outer likeness.

    This exhibition has been supported, in part, through funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council for the Arts.

    Read the full press release here. 

    Location: Staten Island Museum in St. George, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301

 

 

Meditation 101

Of Human Feelings: Portraits by Warren Lyons

Super Science Saturday: Geology

Spring Gala 2017

Spring Gala 2017

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2017  •  SPRING  GALA

ROOTED in STATEN ISLAND

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017
7PM

This year we celebrate the Museum’s founding in natural science and ecological preservation. The event will honor individuals and organizations that epitomize a commitment to Staten Island’s heritage.

 

THE VANDERBILT at SOUTH BEACH
300 Father Capodanno Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10305

HONORING: 
Level Solar
Barnett Shepherd
Clay Wollney

 

Tickets  Journal Ad  Sponsor

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS BY PHONE or FOR MORE INFORMATION
718.727.1135 or email Amanda Straniere.

CO-CHAIRED BY:
Kathryn Aquino 
Jennifer Straniere 
Kashif Pervez, Staten Island Museum board member

HONORARY COMMITTEE 
Betty Altmann
Linda Baran
Dr. A. Christopher Bernardini*
David L. Businelli*
Christine D. Cea, PhD
Marie Cole
Norma D’Arrigo
Alice Diamond
Family of Edith & Alfred Susskind
Cheryl Adolph Gobin & Joseph Gobin
Katia Gordon
Susan Grabel & George Rappaport
Elizabeth* & Helen Granatelli
Prof. Eric Ivison
Daniel Jost* & Dr. Kerry Kelly
Wesley Kropp
Constance B. Lane
Dr. Michael T. Mantello*
Carol McCarthy
Dr. Ann Merlino
Wayne Miller & Donna D’Ermillio
Dolores Morris*
Latoya Murphy*
Janet E Norton MD JD
Kashif Pervez*
Ellen O’Flaherty Pratt
Gary Reichard* & Oswaldo Peña
Alan*, Barbara and Naomi Tepper

* indicates Board Member

 

Bird and Nature Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Exhibit Opening: Of Human Feelings - Portraits by Warren Lyons

Meditation 101

1st Saturday Family Art Workshop: Sailors’ Valentines

Bird and Nature Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

Lunar New Year Celebration!

What’s Love Got To Do With It

Winter at the Staten Island Museum, 2017

Lunar New Year Celebration!

Lunar New Year Celebration!

Sunday, January 29, 1pm - 4pm

 

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor,  Building A
1000 Richmond Terrace (map)

 

Free with Museum Admission

Say goodbye to the year of the Monkey and hello to the year of the Rooster as the Staten Island Museum and the Korean School of Staten Island celebrate Lunar New Year with traditional games, food, and activities!

Enjoy Tteokguk (rice cake soup) and Japchae (noodle dish), try on a hanbok and learn how to saebae. Play Jae ki cha ki and and Peng yi chiki, have your name written in calligraphy, and so much more!

Don’t miss the Chinese Lion Dance performed in the southern tradition by Xiaolin Martial Arts at 2pm.

(Museum admission is a suggested $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, $2 for children 2-12)

Meditation 101

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Staten Island Museum

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor wins prestigious building award

Super Science Saturday: Force and Motion

What’s Love Got to Do with It: Compassion in Civic Life

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Sheep Thrills

Compassion in Civic Life

Infinite Compassion Punch Card

Infinite Compassion Punch Card

The Compassion Punch Card is a piece of playful paperwork based on the artwork by artist Ori Alon. Its design borrows from frequent customer cards, in that, every time you engage in an act of compassion, you hold punch or mark the appropriate space.

Identifying every day acts of compassion is the first step to performing them and spreading compassion throughout your life, your borough, your city, and beyond.

Have another idea on how to be compassionate in your every day life? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter  #infinitecompassion

Compassion Punch Cards can be picked up at both Staten Island Museum locations: 

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301 

Staten Island Museum in St. George, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301

 

Compassion Partner Locations:

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Avenue, SI, NY 10306 (map)

Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Boulevard, SI, NY 10309 (map)

The Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue, SI, NY 10306 (map)

Blue Herron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Avenue, SI, NY 10312 (map)

Office of Congressman Dan Donovan

Office of NY State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

Office of NY State Assemblyman Matthew Titone

Office of the Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo

Office of the District Attorney, Richmond County, Michael McMahon

 

 

Learn more about the Museum current exhibition, Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art.

Meditation 101

1st Saturday Family Art Workshop: Happy New Year!

Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

This exhibit has been made possible, in part, through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

A collaboration with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Infinite Compassion introduces visitors to Buddhist art, culture and belief across Asia. After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with sculptures, ritual objects, and paintings (thangkas) from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.

After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. A Bodhisattva is an individual who, upon achieving enlightenment, renounces his/her own Nirvana (extinction) in order to help others achieve enlightenment. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with 46 sculptures, ritual objects, paintings (thangkas) and photographs from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.

Guest Curator and scholar Patricia Karetzky, (O. Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art, Bard College), developed the exhibition content in collaboration with the two museums. Additional works will be on loan from the Rubin Museum of Art; the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College and private collectors.

View the exhibitions coversation guide here

Read the Inifinite Compassion Catalogue, now onsale at the Museum Store.

Location: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, Building A, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SINY 10301

 

Are you compassionate?

Pick up a Compassion Punch Card today!

Click the card below for details.

Bird and Nature Walk: Blue Heron Park

Winter Break for Kids: Ancient Greek Pottery

Winter Break for Kids: Megafauna

Winter Break for Kids: Mandala Making

Meditation 101

Winter Break for Kids: Animal Habitats

Winter Break for Kids: The Lenape

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Christmas Bird Count

Super Science Saturday: Candy Chromatography

Organic Ornaments

Meditation 101

SI Sports Author Book Fair

Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theatre: Season’s Cheers

Bird and Nature Walk with Staten Island Museum

1st Saturday Family Workshop: Sketching the Galleries

Holiday Gift Gathering

Meditation 101

Bird and Nature Walk: Silver Lake Park

Super Science Saturday: Simple and Complex Machines

Meditation 101

Historical Research 101

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Infinite Compassion Tour

1st Saturday Family Art Workshop

The Art of Cocktails: Part 2

Meditation 101

Marty the Psychic: A Conversation Circle

Annual Educator Open House

Super Science

Super Science

This hands-on science program is offered on the third Saturday of each month. Children ages 8-13 learn different experiments each session, and explore the breadth and depth of scientific discovery. ConEd STEM continues to wow students and teachers alike provided middle school students with a series of lessons in science (Biology, physics, geology, and environmental science) based on our extensive collection and successful school programs in inquiry-based learning.

 

Super Science Saturdays

 

Simple & Complex Machines

Saturday, November 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A

Explore various machines in stations including relations between a screw and inclined plane, dissecting machines, and examining pulleys. For 8 - 13 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Register online. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting.

Register

 

Candy Chromatography

Saturday, December 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A

Sugar plums and candy canes, M&Ms and chocolates may be a few of your favorite things around the holidays but have you ever wondered how they got their color?

Using chromatography, you’ll do some detective work and find out! For 8-13 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Register online. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting.

Register

 

Con Edison STEM Days Out

We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, the Staten Island Museum was awarded a $25,000 grant from Con Edison to provide middle school students FREE STEM lessons during the 2016-2017 school year.  

The lessons will be presented by the Staten Island Museum’s education science staff and Staten Island MakerSpace, a local provider of STEAM programs. With the exception of one session, all programs will take place at the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor located at 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The final session will take place on pier 1, Staten Island.

Programs will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 am with the exception of March 8 (Staten Island MakerSpace); one lesson will take place at 10:00-11:30 am the second will take place at 11:45 am -1:15 pm.

Schedule

October 5  GeoWonders
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30am

November 2  Weather
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30am

December 7  LEED Certification and Geothermal System
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30 am

January - Winter Break

February 1  Fossils and Extinction
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30 am

March 1  SI MakerSpaces’ STEAM wagon and Bottle Rockets
2 slots, 10:00-11:30 / 11:45-1:15 pm

April 5  Solar Car/ Solar Energy
1 slot, 10:00 – 11:30 am

May 3  Oyster Restoration Station at Pier 1
1 slot, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Please contact Loretta Lonecke for more information or to book a class via email or call 718.483.7103.

“Students will see and touch exhibits that they don’t have in their classrooms,” said Hilary Ayala, Con Edison director of Strategic Partnerships. “This is a chance for us to support teachers and students in our local schools.”

“We are so pleased to have the opportunity to provide STEM programming to local schools through the support of Con Edison,” said the Museum’s Manager of Education Christine Szeluga. “By providing STEM education for students, especially for middle school youth, Con Edison STEM Days Out will spark a great interest in science, technology, engineering and math and offer opportunities students may not have otherwise had.”

 

Con Edison provides more than $10 million in financial and in-kind contributions to students and nonprofits in New York City and Westchester that enhance STEM education. Funding includes support for scholarships to students majoring in STEM fields, as well as program support for summer internships and year-round programs benefitting underprivileged and minority students.

 

 

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

Bird and Nature Walk: Mt Loretto Unique Area