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Arise: Virtual Gala


The event is free and donations to the Museum’s resiliency fund are encouraged.

Featuring Casey Jost as emcee, music by the talented local soul/pop band Hegazy, an appearance by the Impractical Jokers, and special comments and performance by Ingrid Michaelson, renowned singer-songwriter, 2020 Emmy Award nominee and friend of the Museum.

Your contribution supports the kick-off of Staten Island’s Museum Resiliency Fund for which the Board of Trustees has provided a matching gift fund.

The first $20,000 in donations will be matched by the Board, so your donation will have double the impact.

The Resiliency Fund will support the Museum’s operating budget which has been severely impacted due to the pandemic.

Make a contribution of $1,000 or more to receive a private tour of the Museum during non-visiting hours with Janice Monger, President & CEO and a Staten Island Museum curator for a group of up to 10 people.

We recognize that these are difficult times but we are asking you to consider showing your support by making a donation if you are able.

Donations by mail are also accepted. Please mail to Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace – Building A, Staten Island, NY 10301. For additional ways to support the Museum or for assistance please contact Pamela Adamo, Director of Development.

We are proud to recognize this year’s Leng and Davis Award recipients:

Dolores Morris, Bill Higgins, and Marguerite Maria Rivas

Please consider a donation to our Resiliency Fund by clicking the button below. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will help offset the financial burdens placed upon the Museum in these unprecedented times.

Culture is still alive and we can’t wait to see you again at the Staten Island Museum. In the meantime, our virtual doors are open providing museum experiences through public and educational programs.

Your generous tax deductible gift will make a lasting impact and help support:

  • A robust calendar of public programs, panel discussions, history lectures, and Summer Nights (adult workshops)
  • Educational programs for over 11,000 under-served school age children through Title 1 programs being converted to virtual learning for the upcoming school year.
  • Educational programs for all ages including Super Science workshops and Family Art Workshops being presented virtually.
  • Event programming: Earth Day How to Fest, Fence Show, Korean Lunar New Year, Edible Island Market, and Moth Night.
  •  Preservation and conservation of our vast collections in art, natural science, and history


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Honoree Sponsor:

Daly Gonzalez


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