Intro to Tai Chi

Intro to Tai Chi

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Chasing Ice: Screening and Discussion

Intro to Tai Chi

Summer Nights | Summer Glow: Scrubs and Salves

Meditation 101

Super Science: Solar Eclipse

Summer Nights | Solar Eclipse of the Heart: Party at the Museum

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Intro to Tai Chi

Summer Nights | Shine On: Painting with Gold

Meditation 101

Family Art Workshops: Jewelry Making

Summer Nights | Leatha Togetha: Beginners Leather Tooling

Moth Night

Intro to Tai Chi

Summer Nights | Shore to Shore Scavenger Hunt

Meditation 101

Janice Monger Named as SI Museum President & CEO

Summer Nights | A Stitch in Time: Intro to Embroidery

Meet Ingrid Michaeslon

Meet Ingrid Michaeslon

Meet Ingrid Michaelson and get 2 orchestra seat tickets to her Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812  on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7PM.


This summer, multi-platinum recording artist Ingrid Michaelson will make her Broadway debut in The Great Comet, which features a thrilling mix of rock, pop, soul, electronic dance music and classic Broadway. Inspired by a 70-page slice of War and Peace, the immersive staging of this unforgettable epic story brings audiences just inches from the performers as they light up Broadway in an experience like no other.

Photo Credit - Nathan Johnson

Donated by: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Intro to Tai Chi

Super Science: Sun Print Photography

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Meditation 101

Bikes & Bloomers

Family Art Workshop: Watercolor Landscapes

Meditation 101

Bird and Nature Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Super Science Saturdays: Weather and Measurements

Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Presents: Lysistrata

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

Bird and Nature Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Small Truths

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 now available here.


Or contact Donna Pagano at 718.483.7106.

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


2017  •  SPRING  GALA


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

(Staten Island, NY – May 16, 2017) Over two hundred and fifty guests braved the rain this past Saturday to support the Staten Island Museum at its Spring Gala: Rooted in Staten Island held at the Vanderbilt at South Beach. The Museum honored historian Barnett Shepherd, science educator Clay Wollney, and clean energy provider Level Solar with the prestigious Leng and Davis Award, which is named for two of the Museum’s founders.

The event was emceed by comedian and Impractical Jokers producer Jay Miller. Notable guests included Ingrid Michaelson, indie musician and former honoree; Casey Jost, producer for TruTV’s Impractical Jokers, host and producer for Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes; New York State Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis; and Deputy Borough President Edward Burke, a former honoree.

Board Member Alan Tepper, along with his wife Barbara, and daughter Naomi made a surprise announcement during the evening that they were donating $2,000 from the Sam Tepper Memorial Foundation to support youth science education programing at the Museum and encouraged other guests to also give generously.

Guests walked away with gift bags full of Museum goodies including The Staten Island Ferry: A History by Patricia Salmon, a flash drive loaded with images from the Museum’s collection, and other Museum swag.

The event was sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies; Alan, Barbara, & Naomi Tepper; Victory State Bank; Con Edison; Destination St. George; Edward Jones – Debra Feaser & Michael Eisenbraun; Empire State Bank; HSBC; Ingrid Michaelson; Dr. Janet Norton; Dr. John Piazza; Flagship Brewery; illumiNET – Marilyn & Peter Zayfert; and Stop & Stor.

A special thank you to the Staten Island Museum Board of Trustees for their ongoing support and committment. David Businelli (Chairperson), Daniel Jost (Vice Chairperson), Dolores Morris (Assistant Vice Chairperson), Gary Reichard (Secretary), William Blanco (Treasurer), Dina Marie Filippini (Governance Chairperson), Ralph Branca (Immediate Past Chairperson), Keisha Amey-Hambric, A. Christopher Bernardini, Elizabeth Granatelli, Michael Mantello, Latoya Murphy, Gloria J. O'Donnell, Kashif Pervez, Claire Regan, and Alan Tepper. As well as Advisory Board Members Dr. Dennis Bloomfield, James R. Cohen, Fran d’Atria-Romano, Frank Gibbons, Nancy Myers Benbow, Gina-Marie Reitano, Donald Rubin, Barnett Shepherd, and Lieth ter Meulen.

To view pictures from the event, please visit the Museum's Facebook page.

Level Solar
Barnett Shepherd
Clay Wollney

Kathryn Aquino 
Jennifer Straniere 
Kashif Pervez, Staten Island Museum board member

Virginia Allen
Samantha Altmann
Nancy Myers Benbow
Kevin Drumgoole
Dina Marie Filippini*
Gustavo Galvan
Cara Liander Gordon
Valene Hathaway
Sonya Keyser
Gloria J. O'Donnell*
Oswaldo Pena
Claire Regan*
Janice Giacalone-Stoffers & Charles Stoffers
Jodi Siegel
Jaclyn Tacoronte
Marilyn Zayfert

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!