Staten Island Museum Summer Programs and Events 2019

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Staten Island Museum Summer Programs and Events 2019

July 2019

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Wednesday, July 10, 9am-11am (Walk is timed for outgoing tide)

FREE/Donations Welcome

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The shorebirds have already started their southward migration. We will also be looking for waders, terns, etc. Meet at the north end (toward Oakwood) of the large parking lot. Bring sunscreen and something to drink. It will be hot!

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SUMMER NIGHTS

Eco-Friendly Jewelry Making

Thursday, July 11, 7pm-9pm

$35/$30 for Members

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Mix the old with the new and turn so-called “trash” into treasure! Artist Jocelyn Mackenzie will show you how to create stand-out pieces from found objects like old keys, stones, vintage or broken jewelry, recyclables, and more. Bring anything that you would like to “reimagine” into unique wearable jewelry. We will have all the tools and materials necessary. Each participant should leave with 2-3 new pieces of jewelry to wear home. To register visit the event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

Family Art Workshop: Tree Ring Print

Saturday, July 13, 1pm-3pm

Free with Museum Admission

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Capture the history of a tree using printmaking. In this workshop participants will apply ink to reclaimed cross-sections of logs, highlighting the growth rings of a tree and creating unique tree-inspired prints. To register visit the event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

SUMMER NIGHTS

Victorian Flower Pressing

Thursday, July 18, 7pm-9pm

$35/$30 for Members

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Preserve the beauty and grace of flowers with this Victorian tradition. Participants will explore the history and importance of this elegant craft while making and decorating their own flower press. Prior experience not required: This will be a fun workshop for novice flower-pressers and experts alike. To register visit the event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org.

Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

 

MOTH NIGHT

Saturday, July 20, 8:30pm-10pm

$10 per adult/Children under 12 Free

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Stay up late and celebrate National Moth Week! Revel in the beauty and learn about the life cycles and habitats of moths. Featured activities include looking closely at Museum specimens, face painting, shadow dancing, art activities, and a short night hike through Snug Harbor. Guests should bring flashlights. Presented in collaboration with the Staten Island Children’s Museum. To register visit the event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

SUMMER NIGHTS

Return of the Mac: Macramé Plant Hangers

Thursday, July 25, 7pm-9pm

$35/$30 for Members

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Macra-mania returns to upgrade your indoor greenery! Learn to make your own plant hangers in this beginner macramé class. No prior experience is needed. Artist Toni Salerno will demonstrate a few of her favorite knotting techniques and show participants how to create a new home for your favorite potted plant. Leave with a finished plant hanger, and the know-how to design more pieces on your own. All materials provided – including terracotta pot and succulent. To register visit the event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Super Science: Learning to Fly

Saturday, July 27, 11am-1pm

6-12 year olds, accompanied by an adult

Free with Museum Admission

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

What makes a paper airplane fly? Join us for experiments to discover how air resistance helps overcome the pull of gravity and keep object aloft. Build parachutes and gliders with different materials and designs to study flight, Bernoulli’s effect, and its applications. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

 

August 2019

 

SUMMER NIGHTS

Gotta Have That Funk: Intro to Fermentology

Thursday, August 1, 7pm-9pm

$35/$30 for Members

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Explore the edible alchemy of fermentation in this beginner workshop. Fermentologist Andy Blancero will lead guests through recipes for kombucha and kimchi. Kombucha is a fizzy fermented tea rich in immunity-boosting probiotics and energizing B vitamins. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. This workshop will cover the basic science behind making kimchi and kombucha and will equip guests with the know-how to do it at home. All materials provided. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

 

Family Art Workshop: Marker Monoprints

Saturday, August 3, 1pm-3pm

Free with Museum Admission

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Monoprinting is a simple printmaking process where ink is transferred directly from the plate to paper. Washable markers, pen, ink, and Plexiglas will be used to create original works of art in this fun and simple workshop designed to introduce guests to the principles of printmaking. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

SUMMER NIGHTS

The Art of Henna

Thursday, August 8, 7pm-9pm

$35/$30 for Members

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Have you thought of learning how to apply henna? With the guidance of artist Rocky Lee, guests will try their hands at this unique form of body art while learning about the botanical and cultural importance of henna. Rocky will lead this hands-on workshop giving guests a real feel for the practice, from mixing the paste to application and design ideas. Each guest will leave with prepared henna, as well as a unique design from the artist.  To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

 

SUMMER NIGHTS

99 Bottles of Beer on SI: Home Brewing for Beginners

Thursday, August 15, 7pm-9pm

$35/$30 for Members

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Pour Standards, Richmond County Brew Society will help guests gain a deeper understanding of beer, its ingredients, and the process by which it’s made. Participants will explore the capabilities of The Grainfather, an innovative brewing system that mashes, recirculates, lauters, and boils without needing more space than a small closet. Enjoy an overview of Staten Island’s brewing history as well as the current status of this industry while sampling different local homebrews. 21 and over. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org.

Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

Super Science: Rocket Science

Saturday, August 24, 11am-1pm

6-12 year olds, accompanied by an adult

Free with Museum Admission

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Build a water rocket and make it fly! Using plastic bottles, participants will experiment with wing size, the number of wings, shape of the nose cone, and amount to water used to see how each variable changes their rocket’s flight. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Wednesday, August 28, 1pm-3pm (Walk is timed for outgoing tide)

Free/Donations Welcome

Participants continue the watch for shorebirds and other migrants on this guided walk. Meet at the north end (toward Oakwood) of the large parking lot. Bring sunscreen and something to drink. It will be hot!

 

September 2019

Family Art Workshop: Fruit and Veggie Prints

Saturday, September 7, 1pm-3pm

Free with Museum Admission

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

Have you ever noticed the stunning shapes and patterns in fruits and vegetables? Make your own colorful prints using these edible art supplies! Create stunning designs using stamps made from fennel, apples, oranges, celery, okra, and more. Each guest will go home with their own edition of prints. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

 

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Wednesday, September 11, 10am-12pm

Free/Donations Welcome

Guests can expect to see more southbound migrants including warblers, vireos, tanagers, etc.

Meet in front of the Visitor’s Center on Satterlee St.

 

Curator Presents: Ken Greene and the Hudson Valley Seed Company

Sunday, September 22, 2pm-3:30pm

Free with Museum Admission

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Join Ken Greene, co-founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Company, for an interactive gallery talk and seed-eye-view of several pieces featured in Field Notes: Seeds Stories and the Power of Plants. Various hands-on activities will bring guests closer to artwork and seed stories that inspired them. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

 

Bird and Nature Walk: Brookfield Park

Wednesday, September 25, 10am-12pm

Free/Donations Welcome

Explore the diverse species of wading birds, waterfowl, and raptors on this guided walk through Brookfield Park. This wetland habitat allows veteran birdwatchers to flex their knowledge, while novices begin to develop bird spotting and identification techniques. Meet in the parking lot off Arthur Kill Road (Use 575 Arthur Kill Road in your navigation device.)

 

 

Super Science: Catapult into Physics

Saturday, September 28, 11am-1pm

6-12 year olds, accompanied by an adult

Free with Museum Admission

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301

Register in advance. Space is limited.

From pre-Roman times until the Middle Ages, catapults, ballistas, and similar weapons were the cutting edge of weapon technology. Participants will build catapults and experiment with them to learn about projectile motion. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

 

 

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. Artist’s spaces range from $50-$80. Artists can apply at bit.ly/fenceshow2019 or by contacting mailto:DPagano@StatenIslandMuseum.org