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National Lighthouse Museum-Shattering the Lense Exhibit
Sep
24
11:00 AM11:00

National Lighthouse Museum-Shattering the Lense Exhibit

Shattering the Lens is an exhibit that will run from September 24 to October 20, 2019 at the National Lighthouse Museum. Artist Elaine Marie Austin, using her paintings of keepers and their lighthouses, sheds light on the dynamic impact of female lighthouse keepers. It is inspired by the book Women Who Kept the Lights by Mary Louise Clifford and J. Candace Clifford.

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SLEEPY DRONER CLUB
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

SLEEPY DRONER CLUB

Sleepy Droner Club is a monthly exhibition focusing on ambient/electronic music. Each performance is intended to engage observers with compelling soundscapes accompanied by projected visuals, creating a listening space unlike anything available anywhere else on Staten Island. This month’s installment highlights DngrHndz, Sludgemisers and the visual art of Rachel Lyngholm.
DngrHndz is the electronic musical journey of David Cho. Displaying a brilliant proficiency of various hardware, DngrHndz features beautiful soundscapes for the ear to play in. Combining modular synthesis, drum machine and first class digital synthesis, the sounds of DngrHndz tenderly invites the listener to embark on a sonic voyage, as well.

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Staten Island Museum 69th Annual Fence Show
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Staten Island Museum 69th Annual Fence Show

Each year, the Fence Show transforms the Museum’s front lawn into an outdoor gallery featuring over 140 local artists and craftspeople. See paintings, ceramics, prints, jewelry and textiles and take something original home from this longstanding festival.

The day features food trucks, activities for kids, and live music by Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble.

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Snug Harbor Garden Tour: New York Chinese Scholar's Garden
Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

Snug Harbor Garden Tour: New York Chinese Scholar's Garden

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (map)
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Learn all about Snug Harbor’s New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, the first authentic scholar’s garden built in the United States. Based on the classical Ming Dynasty period, our Garden presents the four essential elements of the traditional garden: rocks, water, plants, and architecture. Explore how each element demonstrates the opposing principals of yin and yang and reveals the philosophical traditions of thousands of years.

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Italian Opera: A Reflection of Life! An Opera Class at the Garibaldi Meucci Museum with Professor Lou Barrella
Oct
16
1:30 PM13:30

Italian Opera: A Reflection of Life! An Opera Class at the Garibaldi Meucci Museum with Professor Lou Barrella

This 6-week class will elicit an appreciation for both seasoned opera lovers and newcomers alike and intends to excite the appetites of all those who especially love Italian Opera by gaining insights into the minds and souls of the composers whose works still affect us today.

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Book Presentation "Madness"
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Book Presentation "Madness"

Mike DeLucia is an Italian-American author, whose stories proudly reflect his heritage. His oldest and newest project, “Madness”, is a story about Hank Luisetti. Hank Luisetti’s unorthodox playing style reinvented basketball in the 1930’s and paved the way for March Madness and the formation of the NBA.

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Frederick Law Olmsted – At Home on Staten Island a Talk by Justin Martin
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

Frederick Law Olmsted – At Home on Staten Island a Talk by Justin Martin

Frederick Law Olmsted spent a handful of years as a Staten Island farmer. But that’s merely one chapter in the life of a man who was, among other things, a journalist, abolitionist, and pioneering landscape architect. Olmsted followed his own idiosyncratic path to greatness. During the talk Martin will connect the disparate pieces of Olmsted’s life, showing how his Staten Island interlude (1848-1855) was crucial to his assorted endeavors, most particularly his masterpiece, Central Park.

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Fig Fest
Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

Fig Fest

The elusive gathering of fig aficionados and home growers will continue into its ninth year, this time calling the National Lighthouse Museum its home.

The festival takes place each year on September 15 in the evening, this year on a Sunday. It will go forward with the name “Fig Fest at the National Lighthouse Museum.” Come for entertainment, food, drink, and figs!

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The Muppet Movie | Cinema Connex
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

The Muppet Movie | Cinema Connex

We’re thrilled to kick off another year of our Cinema Connex film series with a NYC Parks’ Movies Under the Stars screening in Tappen Park. Join us for a sensational, inspirational, Muppetational celebration of the 40th anniversary of “The Muppet Movie!” Bring family and friends for this kid-friendly event of all things Muppets – crafts, face-painting, and fun concluding with an outdoor screening of the original, beloved “Muppet Movie.”

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Snug Harbor Garden Tour: New York Chinese Scholar's Garden
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Snug Harbor Garden Tour: New York Chinese Scholar's Garden

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn all about Snug Harbor’s New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, the first authentic scholar’s garden built in the United States. Based on the classical Ming Dynasty period, our Garden presents the four essential elements of the traditional garden: rocks, water, plants, and architecture. Explore how each element demonstrates the opposing principals of yin and yang and reveals the philosophical traditions of thousands of years.

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Autumn Moon Festival
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Autumn Moon Festival

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, tours, storytelling, demonstrations of martial arts, food, Chinese calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival!

The Autumn Moon Festival spotlights Snug Harbor’s New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden and celebrates the seasonal harvest fest in East Asia, which dates back to at least 2000 B.C. Join us for this fabulous cultural event!

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Celebrating the History, Culture, Music & Scenic Beauty of Lazio & Puglia
Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Celebrating the History, Culture, Music & Scenic Beauty of Lazio & Puglia

Presentations by Anita Sanseverino and Lou Barella. Anita Sanseverino is an award winning photographer dedicated to the subject of Italy. Her photographs uniquely capture the beauty, emotion, and character of the country's landscapes, cities, villages, and cultural traditions. Lou Barella has been a dedicated music and opera educator for more than 40 years.

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Wil Wynn’s Curiously Refreshing OPEN MIC Experience
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Wil Wynn’s Curiously Refreshing OPEN MIC Experience

Poet Will Wyn is the conductor of this minty fresh event with the involvement of his extraordinary peers. Poets will take turns performing other peoples poems. But before each performance, the audience will read the poem projected on the screen. The audience will mark their impressions of various aspects of each poem, written and performed, on scorecards, and so the poets will get to receive the anonymous feedback from their work after the event.

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District Con at Edgewater Hall
Aug
31
11:00 AM11:00

District Con at Edgewater Hall

District Con is an interactive creative space for all artists, illustrators, paintings, etc to come together and share their knowledge with people who what to learn to how to do it. This is also a space for artists appreciation as well. So if you’re just a fan who appreciates great art, great food, great vibes and amazing attractions. This is the event for you.

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Talk with Pat Salmon: Institutionalized on Staten Island
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Talk with Pat Salmon: Institutionalized on Staten Island

Join us for a talk by Staten Island historian Pat Salmon. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Staten Island was viewed as a healing environment for the ill and those who could not care for themselves. But there was also a darker side. Off-island residents sometimes saw the island as a distant location for those with contagious diseases or for those viewed as outcasts. For these and other reasons the Quarantine station, seaman's retreat, "Old Ladies' Home", Richmond county Almshouse (later the Farm Colony), Nursery and Children's Hospital, Sea View Hospital and others were established to house those "who required separation".

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MoMA PopRally × Staten Island: "Splash"
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

MoMA PopRally × Staten Island: "Splash"

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  • Google Calendar ICS

On July 27, PopRally washes up on Staten Island’s north shore to celebrate the borough and the surrounding sea. Co-presented by Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Rooftop Films, the evening will culminate in a screening of Splash, the 1984 classic about a mermaid in Manhattan, starring Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks. Before the film, enjoy trivia contests, prize giveaways, local food vendors, and a set by DJ Tom of Maker Park Radio and special appearances by The Gotham Easy Brass Band courtesy of Honk NYC and the Wu Tang Clams mermaid krewe.

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