Currently On View
They're Baaack! Return of the 17-year Cicadas
February 15, 2013 - Spring 2014
See numerous cicada specimens from the Museum’s extensive collection, sculpture inspired by the Cicada, new work by syndicated cartoonist Taylor Jones, a timeline of past emergences linked to historic events, a time-lapse video of emerging cicadas, a hands on video microscope, a Google map showing where cicadas are emerging, big-bug sci-fi fun, unusual Cicada ephemera and facts from around the globe, activities for kids and more.
Location: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place
CICADA Citizen Science Projects: Please visit our blog site for more information about helping gather data about the Cicada Brood II emergance, Visit blog site.
Magicicada Citizen Science Workshop: Sunday, May 19, 1:00pm
Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place
Calling all citizen scientists to count periodical cicadas during this year’s Brood II emergence. Get trained to identify periodical cicadas and to gather data as we estimate the number of cicadas that emerge. Materials will be provided. For more information call Ed Johnson at 718.483.7110.
Outdoor CICADA Citizen Science Workshops:
Bloomingdale Park, Sunday, June 2, 12:00 – 2:00pm, meet at Drumgoole Rd. W and Maguire Ave.
High Rock Park, Sunday, June 9, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, meet in parking lot
Clove Lakes Park, Sunday, June 16, 12:00 – 2:00pm, meet on Martling Ave. Bridge
CICADA Walks All Spring!
The Great Cicada Walk! Sunday, June 9, 9:00am – 11:00pm
Long Pond Park
Visit the south shore’s CICADA HOTSPOTS with Ed Johnson, Director of Natural Science. The woodlands surrounding Long Pond hosted all three species of periodical cicadas during the 1996 emergence. Let’s discover which species are found this time around. Meet at PS 6 on Page Ave. For more information call Seth Wollney at 718.483.7105.
Cicada Mania Continues! Saturday, June 15, 10:00am
Walk through Buck’s Hollow, where in 1979 and 1996 all three periodical cicada species were found. Meet at the intersection of Meisner & Rockland Aves. For more information call Ed Johnson at 718.483.7110.
2013 Cicada Movie Festival Friday, October 11,7pm - 9pm
Calling all filmmakers!!! The museum is hosting a cicada movie festival in conjunction with the exhibit. The movie categories are Cicada Monster Movie Homage, Cicada Drama or Comedy, and Cicada Documentary.
Museum Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 5:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
The Wall Street Journal has an article, "Q&A: What City Dwellers Need to Know About Cicadas".
Check out some Cicada Poems for your pocket!
Supported in part by:
Capital One Bank, Deutsche Bank, Time Warner Cable and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
New York GRIT - Michael Hanulak
November 10, 2012 - TBA
The black and white photographs of Michael Hanulak (1937 - 2011) capture New York City in the 1970s - both gritty and lavish. Ferry riders, pride paraders, lovers, and urban drug culture. Essay and commentary by Michael Fressola.
Location: Staten Island History Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Snug Harbor Campus, Building H
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (FREE)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm (FREE)
Charles R. Knight Visits the Museum
Snowbound & Selected Sea Creature Drawings
October 14, 2012 - TBD
From the Collection of Rhoda Knight Kalt, granddaughter of the most famous of Natural Science Artists.
Location: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301
The Love Motel for Insects: MAGICICADA Staten Island Variation
December 3, 2012 - TBD
Magicicada is a site specific light sculpture in the shape of a huge cicada. Award winning eco-artist, Brandon Ballengée's latest art work's glow attracts both insects and humans who are then able to view the strange but beautiful world of insects. Expect to spend summer nights in the courtyard of the Museum. Click here for more information from the artist.
Location: Staten Island Museum Courtyard, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301
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