IMPORTANT UPDATE! The Staten Island Museum’s 73rd Annual Fence Show is now on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023!

Due to inclement weather, the Fence Show and Biergarten have been moved.

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73rd Annual Fence Show & Biergarten


NOW ON Sunday, October 1

Fence Show and Biergarten

Due to inclement weather, the 73rd Annual Fence Show & Biergarten has been moved to Sunday, October 1. View and purchase paintings, ceramics, prints, jewelry and textiles and take something original home from this longstanding open air art festival! The Biergarten is back and even bigger! Brews by Kills Boro Brewing Company, Flagship Brewing Company, and Pour Standards Richmond County Homebrew Club. Fence Show is free ... tickets for the Biergarten are now available!

Nataki Hewling Photography
Book Launch and Discussion

The Black Angels

September 23, 2023 | Join Maria Smilios, author of the new book The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis, in conversation with public historian Debbie-Ann Paige and Virginia Allen, a nurse at Sea View Hospital from 1947 – 1957 to celebrate the launch of this exciting new book.

Online Exhibition

Apart Together

Apart Together: The "Black Angels" Nurses of Sea View Hospital examines the work, lives, and legacy of the "Black Angels," the mostly Black nursing staff at Sea View Hospital who played an important role in breaking racial barriers among the network of municipal hospitals treating tuberculosis during the mid-1900s. It is centered around the voice of Virginia Allen. Her recollections paint a vivid picture of life as a Black nurse in New York City's public hospital system in the mid-1900s.

About Us

Curiosity Lives Here

It is the mission of the Staten Island Museum to spark curiosity and generate meaningful shared experiences through natural science, art, and history to deepen understanding of our environment, ourselves, and each other.


A Museum that's Unique to Staten Island

Our permanent collections contain natural science specimens, archival records, and works of art and design, which represent Staten Island’s natural and cultural history across time.

Anthony Toney (1913-2004), Afternoon on a Hill. Oil on Canvas, 1956.

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