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

Bird and Nature Walk: Buck’s Hollow

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.
 
 
Join us for some fun programs related to Field Notes!
 
Earth Day Celebration: How-To Festival
Saturday, April 27, 12pm-4pm • FREE with Museum Admission
Join us as we transform the museum into a giant classroom celebrating citizen science! Hands-on workshops, drop-in presentations, and scheduled lectures take place throughout the museum. Local experts, enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals share their particular passions, ranging from activities that require highly specialized skills to those anyone can do. Celebrate our community’s know-how, learn something new, and help protect the only world we have.
 
 
 
Family Art Workshop: Seed Collagraphs
Saturday, May 4, 1pm-3pm • FREE with Museum Admission
Seeds from different plants differ in size and shape too. Grouped together, these seeds can create compelling designs and patterns. Create a seed collage and then experiment with making prints or rubbings of your design. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Lily Auchincloss Foundation.
 
 
 
Artist Talk: Gale Wisdom
Sunday, May 26, 2pm-3:30pm • FREE with Museum Admission
Join artist Gale Wisdom for a hands-on lecture as she unpacks the process and inspiration behind her work in the current exhibition Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants. Participants will explore camera-less photography by making prints with collected flora. 
 
 
 
 
Homegrown: Staten Island and the World of Botany
Sunday, June 2, 2pm-3pm • FREE with Museum Admission
Join botanist Ed Toth and friends as they spotlight Staten Island’s importance in the world of botany and botanical exploration from the 19th century into present day.
 
 
 

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

Kid Flicks Day 2:  The Best of 2018 (Sunday)

Kid Flicks:  The Best of 2018 (Saturday)

William T Davis Birthday Walk:  Moses’ Mountain

Family Art Workshop:  Mixed Media Collage

Throwback Thursday Benefit

Throwback Thursday Benefit

 

NEW DATE!

Thursday, November 29 at 7:00pm

Join us for small plates, drinks, and dancing to benefit the Staten Island Museum!

$85 per person
Tickets include raffle entry | Additional raffle tickets can be purchased during the event

RSVP to 718.483.7119, astraniere@statenislandmuseum.org, or click below for tickets.

Tickets

HOST COMMITTEE
Keisha Amey-Hambric, Kathryn Aquino, Amoy Barnes, Maya Bisignano, Adriana Feo, Cara Liander Gordon, Michael O’Brien, Claire Regan, Arlene Viviano, and Alex Zablocki.

SPONSORED BY
BCB Bank, Alpha/Omega Coverage Corp., Reliable Office Solutions, Applebee's Staten Island Mall, Pastry Lover's Choice, Sottile Security International, and Alex Zablocki.

 

Black Lunch Table

Black Lunch Table

An ongoing collaboration between artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine to facilitate the discussion of issues pertaining to race and culture and create an online oral history of the recorded conversations.

Introduction and Artist Lecture

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine bring their project Black Lunch Table to the Staten Island Museum to engage visual artists and arts producers of the African Diaspora and the broader local community to participate in meaningful conversation about matters of race and culture. 

Attend this introductory session to learn more about the project and how to be involved. Space is limited. No entry fee.

Register

 

The Artists' Roundtable

Thursday, November 8, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Through intimate conversations, The Artists' Table seeks to both democratize and expand the dominant narratives of contemporary art history by animating discource among the cultural producers of color living it. 

This session provides a space to discuss critical issues directly affecting the international community of diasporic artists.  It seeks to strengthen the bonds within this nebulous community and validates shared concerns through exchange.  

Light dinner will be provided.  Space is limited. No entry fee.

Register

 

The People's Table

Saturday, November 10, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

At The People's Table, discussions center around issues affecting historically disenfranchised populations. 

The People's Table catalyzes candid conversations amongst a diversity of people, representing a variety of backgrounds, professions, ages, and perspectives.  The goal is to inspire new thinking around crictical sociopolitical issues by cross-pollinating discourse and recording the people's history.  

Lunch will be provided.  Space is limited. No entry fee.

 

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Saturday, November 10, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The Black Lunch Table Wikipedia Edit-a-thon mobilizes the creation and improvement of a site-specific set of Wikipedia articles that pertain to the lives and works of Black artists. No prior knowledge of editing is required! Black Lunch Table will provide a short introduction to the platform and will provide assistance. Bring your own laptop.

Space is limited. Registration not required. No entry fee.

Register

 

 

Curator-Led Tour of Impractical Jokers: Homecoming

Bird and Nature Walk:  Brookfield Park

68th Annual Fence Show

Bird and Nature Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Impractical Jokers Fine Art Magnets

Family Art Workshop with Pauline Velez-Romano:  Exquisite Corpse

Impractical Jokers Merchandise

Impractical Jokers Merchandise

Order by December 17 to receive your gift in time for Christmas.

Exclusively Designed for the Impractical Jokers: Homecoming Exhibition at the Staten Island Museum

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming T-Shirt
NOW ON SALE! 25% OFF
Adult Sizes: $28. 
Youth Sizes: $25.

(Sale price: $18.75 - $21.00 - Discount shown in cart.)

Sizes
 

 

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming Magnet Set
NOW ON SALE! 25% OFF
Set of 4, 2"x3" magnets
$15.

(Sale price: $11.75 - Discount shown in cart.)

 

 

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming Gift Set
Give the gift of Jokers! This gift set includes one Impractical Jokers classically ridiculous t shirt, magnet set, and two passes to the exhibition.
$34.50 - $37.50

Impractical Jokers Homecoming Gift Set

 

Super Science: Bubbles Big and Small

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Summer Nights: Last Night of Camp with Joe Imburgio and Tim Duffy

Summer Nights: Tie Dye 2.0 – Indigo Shibori

Family Art Workshop with Lina Montoya: Mola

Summer Nights: Radio Campfire - Wilderness

Summer Nights: Art of Cocktails

Summer Nights: Macra-mania

An evening with the Impractical Jokers to benefit Staten Island Museum

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Family Art Workshop with Lina Montoya: Mariposas Amarillas

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming

Super Science: Crustaceans

Bird and Nature Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

An evening with the Impractical Jokers

An evening with the Impractical Jokers

 

An evening with the Impractical Jokers
to benefit Staten Island Museum

 

Join James “Murr” Murray, Sal Vulcano,
Brian “Q” Quinn, and Joe Gatto

in conversation with Casey Jost & Joe Imburgio

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018
8:00pm - 10:00pm

At Snug Harbor (location details upon purchase)
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, New York 10301

 

Reception with wine, beer, and small-bites served

 

The Jokers Club
Reserved tables in front section
$250 per person - Limited Tickets
($180 is tax deductible)

tickets

 

General Admission
Standing room for program
$150 per person
($80 is tax deductible)

tickets

 

Event Security Policy

For security reasons, large bags (over 13 x 13"), backpacks and luggage are not permitted. The Staten Island Museum reserved the right to search all persons and bags. The Staten Island Museum is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged property.

NOTE:

This event is separate from the Impractical Jokers: Homecoming public exhibition opening.
With ticket purchase to the museum benefit, a free admission pass will be provided to visit the Museum exhibition at a later date, however that does not provided access on July 12.

If you wish to view the exhibition on July 12 and do not already have a ticket for opening night, please contact Amanda Straniere and we will try to accommodate your request for this sold-out public opening.

Learn more about the Impractical Jokers: Homecoming exhibition.