Explore past virtual programming that is still available online.
Site Unseen Podcast: Beryl Thurman and the North Shore Waterfront
Beryl Thurman’s work explores the extent to which the remnants of this industrial age still impact the residents who live along the Kill today.
Saturday March 5, 2022
Lunch and Learn: The Pecan
Dive into the content of Clementine Hunter's painting “Threshing Pecans” with botanist Dr. Kobinah Abdul-Salim.
Thursday February 17, 2022
Black History Month Transcribe-a-thon
In partnership with the Staten Island Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and Frederick Douglass Memorial Park help transcribe newly digitized burial records making them more easily searchable and accessible for families and historical research.
Sunday February 13, 2022
Lunch and Learn: Tulip Poplar
Join us as we explore the tulip tree and how it has made a mark on our American natural history with La' Portia Perkins, natural resource scientist, researcher, activist, and poet.
Thursday January 20, 2022
Lunch and Learn: Bluebird and European Starling
Take a closer look at invasive species and unintended consequences with wildlife biologist Danielle Belleny.
Thursday November 18, 2021
Introduction to Taxidermy with Divya Anantharaman of Gotham Taxidermy
Explore the history, learn about the process and take a closer look at some of the masterful creations of Divya Anantharaman.
Saturday November 6, 2021
Podcast: Site Unseen - Draft Riots
In this episode public historian and policy analyst Debbie-Ann Paige will lead us on a harrowing journey along Staten Island’s north shore in the path of the Civil War Draft Riots which gripped New York City in July of 1863.
Saturday October 2, 2021
Artist Talk: Jennifer Angus
Join the artist for an intimate discussion on creating other worlds and the power of the unexpected.
Sunday September 19, 2021
Lunch and Learn: Stumped
1933 was one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons, falling third after 2005 and 2020. Learn what a chance find in the collection can tell us about why it was so active and what we can learn.
Thursday June 17, 2021
Lunch and Learn: Have you heard about Aaron Burr, Sir?
Did you know that the third Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr, spent the final months of his life living in a Port Richmond hotel?
Thursday May 20, 2021
Super Science: Do Birds Have Teeth?
Saturday May 8, 2021
Earth Day How-To Fest
A virtual science fair featuring a range of activities for all ages and skill levels.
Thursday April 22, 2021
Lunch and Learn: Olive Earle and the Natural World
Olive Earle was a children’s book writer and illustrator whose work centered on the natural world. Take a closer look at her work and discuss her time spent on Staten Island.
Thursday April 15, 2021
Super Science: Biodiversity in a Box
See Mr. Davis’ Beetle Box, a wonderful illustration of the diversity of organisms that can be found just outside your door!
Saturday March 20, 2021
Lunch and Learn: Elizabeth Britton and Her Mosses
During a time when women in science were rare, Elizabeth Knight Britton was an expert in bryology, the study of mosses. Learn about Elizabeth’s influence on science in Staten Island and New York City and what makes a moss, a moss!
Thursday March 18, 2021
Super Science: Water Critters
Saturday February 20, 2021
Lunch and Learn: Drusilla Poole and Local Suffragists in Their Own Words
Join the Curator of Women of the Nation Arise! for a look at the arguments suffragists made in favor of women’s participation in government.
Thursday February 18, 2021
Super Science: Camouflage
Take a peek at some of the unexpected ways animals blend into their surroundings. Experiment with color and pattern to uncover the creative ways animals disguise themselves. Super Science is hosted by special guest Ashley Gary, The Wildlife Host!
Saturday January 23, 2021
Lunch and Learn: Artist Raphael Soyer
Two portraits by Raphael Soyer hang in the Staten Island Museum: A Girl with Flowers (1940) and Self-portrait in my 60’s (1969). Join us for a brief look at Soyer’s life, philosophy on art, and the story of how these two artworks found a home on Staten Island.
Thursday January 21, 2021
Super Science: Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation
Saturday December 19, 2020
Family Art Workshop: Winter Landscape Diorama
Saturday December 12, 2020
Zine Workshop with Staten Island Zine League
Create a zine that celebrates or takes inspiration from the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States.
Saturday December 5, 2020
The True Grit of the Suffragists
Sunday November 15, 2020
Super Science: Halloween Edition! Mad About Mummies
Join this hands-on science experiment to make your own mummified apples and travel around the world and then back home to SI with The Wildlife Host Ashley Gary to look at the various ways mummification takes place.
Saturday October 24, 2020
Arise: Virtual Gala
Join us virtually for our 2020 Gala emceed by Casey Jost, performance by Hegazy, appearance by the Impractical Jokers and special comments and performance by Emmy-nominated Ingrid Michaelson.
Thursday September 10, 2020
Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the Suffrage Centennial
Women of the Nation Arise! brought together a panel of scholars and experts to advise the development of the exhibition and examine the contributions of Staten Island’s suffragists, present-day issues of political equality, and voter participation.
Sunday July 26, 2020
Family Art Workshops: Paper Quilling
On the first Saturday of the month, join the Staten Island Museum to find inspiration from the objects in the Museum’s collection! These imaginative workshops explore a wide variety of materials while building skills in art making.
Saturday May 2, 2020
Past Programs not available online
Lunch and Learn: Staten Island Pridefest - LAMBDA Associates
Join former board member Mitchell Grubler and other Lambda friends to learn about the power of joy and celebration as a tool for LGBTQ organizing in 1980s Staten Island.
Thursday May 19, 2022
Unnatural History: Colonial Collecting and the Politics of Display in Natural History Museums
This talk will point to the instabilities of collecting and collections from the eighteenth century to the present while offering hope for new, more inclusive ways forward.
Thursday April 28, 2022
Lunch and Learn: Garden Design with Wambui Ippolito
Learn more about the thoughts, intentions, and design process behind “Etherea” Best-in-Show Garden at the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Thursday April 21, 2022
Lunch and Learn: Serpentinite with Yesenia Arroyo
Join geologist Yesenia Arroyo to learn more about the unique greenish rock known as serpentinite.
Thursday March 17, 2022
Lunch and Learn: Buffalo Bill in Erastina
Learn more about the borough’s place in the complicated history of the Wild West through an item found in the museum’s collection.
Thursday December 16, 2021
Artist Info Session: Yes, And
Join Staten Island Museum staff to learn more about Yes, And: a survey exhibition of art and artists related to Staten Island and walk through the application process, timeline, and eligibility.
Wednesday November 17, 2021
Lunch and Learn: American Chestnut
The American chestnut tree survived all adversaries for 40 million years. It took only 40 for it to disappear.
Thursday October 21, 2021
[Postponed] Presentation: Site Unseen - Civil War Draft Riots and William Olliffe’s Diary
Saturday October 2, 2021
Family Art Workshop: Hanging Mobiles
Make your own double-sided hanging mobile and learn the basic mechanics of kinetic sculpture in this introductory workshop.
Saturday March 6, 2021
Maedeup (Korean Knots) Art Workshop
Learn how to make Maedeup, the traditional Korean art form of knotting silken cords. Maedeup consists of over 35 intricate knots, some with imaginative names such as “dragonfly” and “plum blossom,” all skillfully made into beautiful ornaments and accessories
Saturday February 13, 2021
Family Art Workshop: Suncatcher
Spring hasn’t arrived yet and we’ll take all the sun we can get! Brighten up your window by creating your own suncatcher using a unique print-transfer technique along with materials found around the house.
Saturday February 6, 2021
Family Art Workshop: Clay Coil Pots
Learn how to make your own air-dry clay at home and use this simple handbuilding technique to create your own pot by rolling and joining coils of clay.
Saturday January 9, 2021
NYICFF Kid Flicks!
A fresh season brings a fresh round of NYICFF Kid Flicks, amazing short film programs from around the world, sure to inspire delight, curiosity, and conversation for viewers big and small. Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival.
Wednesday November 18, 2020
Family Art Workshop: Papier Mache Teacup
Saturday November 7, 2020
Poet Laureate Presents: Women's Right to Vote
Poet Laureate Marguerite Maria Rivas will lead an interactive afternoon of poetry celebrating Women’s Right to Vote featuring historic and contemporary works.
Sunday October 18, 2020
Family Art Workshop: Neighborhood Collage
Saturday October 3, 2020
Super Science: Keep it Cool - Ice Cream Science
Saturday August 22, 2020
Family Art Workshops: Landscapes
Learn the tricks artists use to show depth in a picture while being inspired by artwork in the Museum's collection.