Bird and Nature Walk: Bucks Hollow

World War I Centennial Lecture

Meditation 101

Jaques Marchais: A Remarkable Woman

Super Science Saturdays: Sun Print Photography

Bird and Nature Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Meditation 101

Artist Talk: Warren Lyons

1st Saturday Family Workshop: Street Murals

Bird and Nature Walk: South Beach/Fort Wadsworth

Meditation 101

Of Human Feelings: Portraits by Warren Lyons

Super Science Saturday: Geology

Bird and Nature Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Meditation 101

1st Saturday Family Art Workshop: Sailors’ Valentines

Bird and Nature Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

Lunar New Year Celebration!

Meditation 101

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor wins prestigious building award

Super Science Saturday: Force and Motion

What’s Love Got to Do with It: Compassion in Civic Life

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Sheep Thrills

Infinite Compassion Punch Card

Infinite Compassion Punch Card

The Compassion Punch Card is a piece of playful paperwork based on the artwork by artist Ori Alon. Its design borrows from frequent customer cards, in that, every time you engage in an act of compassion, you hold punch or mark the appropriate space.

Identifying every day acts of compassion is the first step to performing them and spreading compassion throughout your life, your borough, your city, and beyond.

Have another idea on how to be compassionate in your every day life? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter  #infinitecompassion

Compassion Punch Cards can be picked up at both Staten Island Museum locations: 

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301 

Staten Island Museum in St. George, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301

 

Compassion Partner Locations:

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Avenue, SI, NY 10306 (map)

Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Boulevard, SI, NY 10309 (map)

The Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue, SI, NY 10306 (map)

Blue Herron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Avenue, SI, NY 10312 (map)

Office of Congressman Dan Donovan

Office of NY State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

Office of NY State Assemblyman Matthew Titone

Office of the Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo

Office of the District Attorney, Richmond County, Michael McMahon

 

 

Learn more about the Museum current exhibition, Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art.

Meditation 101

1st Saturday Family Art Workshop: Happy New Year!

Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

This exhibit has been made possible, in part, through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

A collaboration with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Infinite Compassion introduces visitors to Buddhist art, culture and belief across Asia. After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with sculptures, ritual objects, and paintings (thangkas) from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.

After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. A Bodhisattva is an individual who, upon achieving enlightenment, renounces his/her own Nirvana (extinction) in order to help others achieve enlightenment. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with 46 sculptures, ritual objects, paintings (thangkas) and photographs from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.

Guest Curator and scholar Patricia Karetzky, (O. Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art, Bard College), developed the exhibition content in collaboration with the two museums. Additional works will be on loan from the Rubin Museum of Art; the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College and private collectors.

View the exhibitions coversation guide here

Read the Inifinite Compassion Catalogue, now onsale at the Museum Store.

Location: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, Building A, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SINY 10301

 

Are you compassionate?

Pick up a Compassion Punch Card today!

Click the card below for details.

Bird and Nature Walk: Blue Heron Park

Winter Break for Kids: Ancient Greek Pottery

Winter Break for Kids: Megafauna

Winter Break for Kids: Mandala Making

Meditation 101

Winter Break for Kids: Animal Habitats

Winter Break for Kids: The Lenape

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Christmas Bird Count

Super Science Saturday: Candy Chromatography

Organic Ornaments

Meditation 101

SI Sports Author Book Fair

Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theatre: Season’s Cheers

Bird and Nature Walk with Staten Island Museum

1st Saturday Family Workshop: Sketching the Galleries

Holiday Gift Gathering

Meditation 101

Bird and Nature Walk: Silver Lake Park

Super Science Saturday: Simple and Complex Machines

Meditation 101

Historical Research 101

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Infinite Compassion Tour

1st Saturday Family Art Workshop

The Art of Cocktails: Part 2

Meditation 101

Marty the Psychic: A Conversation Circle

Annual Educator Open House

Super Science

Super Science

This hands-on science program is offered on the third Saturday of each month. Children ages 8-13 learn different experiments each session, and explore the breadth and depth of scientific discovery. ConEd STEM continues to wow students and teachers alike provided middle school students with a series of lessons in science (Biology, physics, geology, and environmental science) based on our extensive collection and successful school programs in inquiry-based learning.

 

Super Science Saturdays

 

Simple & Complex Machines

Saturday, November 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A

Explore various machines in stations including relations between a screw and inclined plane, dissecting machines, and examining pulleys. For 8 - 13 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Register online. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting.

Register

 

Candy Chromatography

Saturday, December 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A

Sugar plums and candy canes, M&Ms and chocolates may be a few of your favorite things around the holidays but have you ever wondered how they got their color?

Using chromatography, you’ll do some detective work and find out! For 8-13 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Register online. Walk-ins welcome, space permitting.

Register

 

Con Edison STEM Days Out

We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, the Staten Island Museum was awarded a $25,000 grant from Con Edison to provide middle school students FREE STEM lessons during the 2016-2017 school year.  

The lessons will be presented by the Staten Island Museum’s education science staff and Staten Island MakerSpace, a local provider of STEAM programs. With the exception of one session, all programs will take place at the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor located at 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The final session will take place on pier 1, Staten Island.

Programs will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 am with the exception of March 8 (Staten Island MakerSpace); one lesson will take place at 10:00-11:30 am the second will take place at 11:45 am -1:15 pm.

Schedule

October 5  GeoWonders
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30am

November 2  Weather
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30am

December 7  LEED Certification and Geothermal System
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30 am

January - Winter Break

February 1  Fossils and Extinction
2 slots, 10:00 – 11:30 am

March 1  SI MakerSpaces’ STEAM wagon and Bottle Rockets
2 slots, 10:00-11:30 / 11:45-1:15 pm

April 5  Solar Car/ Solar Energy
1 slot, 10:00 – 11:30 am

May 3  Oyster Restoration Station at Pier 1
1 slot, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Please contact Loretta Lonecke for more information or to book a class via email or call 718.483.7103.

“Students will see and touch exhibits that they don’t have in their classrooms,” said Hilary Ayala, Con Edison director of Strategic Partnerships. “This is a chance for us to support teachers and students in our local schools.”

“We are so pleased to have the opportunity to provide STEM programming to local schools through the support of Con Edison,” said the Museum’s Manager of Education Christine Szeluga. “By providing STEM education for students, especially for middle school youth, Con Edison STEM Days Out will spark a great interest in science, technology, engineering and math and offer opportunities students may not have otherwise had.”

 

Con Edison provides more than $10 million in financial and in-kind contributions to students and nonprofits in New York City and Westchester that enhance STEM education. Funding includes support for scholarships to students majoring in STEM fields, as well as program support for summer internships and year-round programs benefitting underprivileged and minority students.

 

 

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
Staten Island, NY 10301

Bird and Nature Walk: Mt Loretto Unique Area

Infinite Compassion Exhibition Opening

Infinite Compassion Exhibition Preview

Super Science Saturday: Snug Harbor Nature Walk

Come to the Cabaret

Bird and Nature Walk: William T Davis Birthday at the Greenbelt

1st Saturday Family Workshop: Wire Leaf Sculptures

Bird and Nature Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

Museum Day Live!

Come to the Cabaret

Infinite Compassion Exhibition Opening

Infinite Compassion Exhibition Opening

Infinite Compassion:
Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

In collaboration with the
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Saturday, October 22, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg A
Tickets: ½ price admission all day ($4 Adults, $2.50 seniors/students, $1 children – Free for members of the Staten Island Museum and the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

10:00am Doors Open

11:00am - 12:00pm Welcome and Special Guests

12:00pm - 4:00pm Tours and experiences for all ages!

The Staten Island Museum is opening its first new exhibition at their Snug Harbor location since the facility opened one year ago. Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art, a collaboration with the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, introduces visitors to Buddhist art, culture, and belief across Asia.

After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. A Bodhisattva is an individual who, upon achieving enlightenment, renounces his/her own Nirvana (extinction) in order to help others achieve enlightenment. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with 46 sculptures, ritual objects, paintings (thangkas) and photographs from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.

Guest Curator and scholar Patricia Karetzky, (O. Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art, Bard College), developed the exhibition content in collaboration with the two museums. Additional works will be on loan from the Rubin Museum of Art; the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College and private collectors.

This year-long exhibition will also host new programs such as: Meditation 101 in the gallery, Community Days and Family Days, bus tours between the Staten Island Museum and the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, and special guest speaker events. In an effort to apply the tenets of Infinite Compassion, the Museum will partner with the social practice and performance artist Ori Alon and his Center for Supportive Bureaucracy (CSB) to administer Forgiver’s Licenses and Compassion Punch Cards. The CSB project, through Mr. Alon, creates custom designed "licenses, certificates, citations" which cut to the heart of growing kindness, love, acceptance, creativity, and compassion through a parody of bureaucracy. These symbolic documents identify and encourage individuals to perform compassionate acts, and applications will be part of community events through the year.

Related Events:

Infinite Compassion Curator's Tour: Sunday, November 6, 2:00pm
Free with Museum Admission
Patricia Karetzky, Guests Curator, Professor of Asian Art, Bard College. 

Meditation 101 - Wednesdays November 2, 16, 30, December 7 and 21, 2:00pm
Free with Museum Admisison

Read the full release.

Infinite Compassion was made possible in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs,
Institute of Museum and Library Services, NY Council on the Arts, Northfield Bank
Foundation and Jay-Quin Contracting with additional funding for Opening Day Festivities
by Level Solar.

In St. George

In St. George

 

Burke Auditorium

Medium sized meetings and conferences, lectures and concerts. Baby grand piano installed.
50 person capacity, lecture style seating (rows)
40 person capacity, seated at tables
73 person capacity, standing room

 


Main Floor Galleries

75 person capacity, standing room

 

Upper Galleries  

60 person capacity standing room

 

 

Contact

For rates and availability, please contact:

Renée Bushelle
Manager of Visitor Services
Phone:  718.727.1135

Mailing Address:

Staten Island Museum
75 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

66th Annual Fence Show

Super Science Saturdays: Experimental Music with SI MakerSpace

Bird and Nature Walk: Clove Lakes Park

1st Saturday Family Art Workshop

Level Solar

Level Solar

SWITCH TO CLEAN ENERGY WITH LEVEL SOLAR

Save Up To 25% On Your Electricity And Help Support the Staten Island Museum keep it green! 

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Level Solar to help you lower your energy bill and transition to clean energy. Together we can reduce emissions and help protect the environment!

Through Level Solar’s program you can save up to $500+ each year on your electricity and receive a tax credit up to $5,000 from New York State, all while helping to make our communities more sustainable! There are no upfront costs to participate.

Here’s how it works:

  • Level Solar installs solar panels on your home at no cost
  • These panels generate 100% clean electricity
  • Level Solar provides this electricity to you for up to 25% less than your utility
  • You save immediately, and qualify for a NY State tax credit up to $5,000
  • Level Solar donates $250 to the Staten Island Museum for every supporter that goes solar!

See if you qualify


Level Solar has helped New York homeowners transition to lower cost, clean electricity. Each Level Solar home prevents over 200,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the environment. This is equivalent to planting 2,500 trees!

As a homeowner, there is no single action you can take that has a greater positive impact on the environment.

Contact Level Solar to see if your home qualifies, and to make a difference: 855-907-3290

 

Logos

Bird and Nature Walk: Conference House Park

Member Appreciation Day

Summer Nights: Joey G Presents | The Time of Your Life

Super Science Saturday: Marine Biology

Summer Nights: Word Art 101

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Threading My Prayer Rug | A Book Signing with Author Sabeeha Rehman

Summer Nights: Game On!

1st Saturday Family Workshop

Summer Nights: Sensory Cinema

At Snug Harbor

At Snug Harbor

 

Auditorium

Medium to large meetings, lectures and concerts
Baby grand piano installed
Ground Level
ADA Accessible

Arrangement Options and Capacity

100 person capacity, lecture style seating (rows)
75 person capacity, seated at tables
151 person capacity, standing room

 

Barker Welfare Foundation Classroom

Small meetings and workshops
Exposed Brick
Smart Board Equipped 

Arrangement Options and Capacity

35 person capacity, lecture style seating (rows)
30 person capacity, seated at tables
50 person capacity, standing room

Galleries and exterior spaces can be added to rentals.

Onsite parking is available

 

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor (Entire Building)

*Evening Hours Only
Three floors
Natural Lighting
Climate Controlled
Exhibits

Arrangement Options and Capacity

350 person capacity, standing room

Restored by Gluckman Tang Architects, this 19th century Greek Revival building blends effortlessly with innovative 21st century features. This award winning building, constructed in 1879 as a dormitory for the residents of historic Sailor’s Snug Harbor has beautifully reimagined, energy efficient, technology ready spaces.
Galleries and exterior spaces are available to rent. 

Onsite parking is available

 

Contact

For rates and availability, please contact:

Renée Bushelle
Manager of Visitor Services
Phone:  718.727.1135

Mailing Address:

Staten Island Museum
75 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

Summer Nights: Summer Blues | Printmaking

RUFFED | Drawings by Patrizia Vignola

Staten Island Yankee Game!

Staten Island Yankee Game!

I <3 Staten Island Day with the Staten Island Yankees

Sunday, July 31, 4:00pm

Richmond County Ballpark, 75 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301

Tickets are $18.00 each (Call 718.727.1135)

Do you love Staten Island? Prove it!

Purchase your tickets through the Staten Island Museum and part of the proceeds go to support the Museum and local culture.If the feel-good vibes aren’t enough, you also get perks: the first 1,000 people to enter the game get a free I <3 SI t-shirt and all ticket holders receive ½ price admission to the Staten Island Museum on the day of the game. 

To further prove our love for all things St. George and Staten Island, the Staten Island Museum will be offering ½ price admission to the Museum for Staten Island Yankee ticket holders at home games all season long. Just bring your ticket stub to the front desk of the Staten Island Museum in St. George at 75 Stuyvesant Place (one block up Wall Street from the ballpark) and you’re in.

To support the Staten Island Museum by purchasing tickets to I<3 SI Day with the Staten Island Yankees, call the Museum at 718.727.1135 and select your seats today!

Box office hours are Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturdays 10am – 5pm, and Sundays 12pm – 5pm.

Moth Night: Snug as a Bug

Summer Nights: Kind of a Big Dill

Super Science Saturday: Bottle Rockets

Fantastique! Wine Tasting

Moth Night: Snug as a Bug

Moth Night: Snug as a Bug

All ages and interest are welcome to join in celebrating these majestic winged creatures. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for kids under 12. Experience the “wall of moths” with attractor creator Mike Shanley, take a night hike with a Museum nature guide, view and learn about amazing local and exotic moths, enjoy performances by Melissa West and Erik Danielson of The Wild Hive Collective, and check out moth inspired eco art with the Staten Island Greenbelt’s Gabriela Padewska.

Register

Walk-ins welcome.

8:30pm – Moth fun begins
8:45pm – Nighttime Nature Walk
10:00pm – Bad Woods an Outdoor Dance Performance
10:30pm – Goodnight!

The family fun begins at 8:30pm with moths, glow in the dark chalk art, popsicles, and more!

What can be a tenth of an inch small or grow up to a whopping eighteen inches large? The mighty moth! Did you know that moths can also be a variety of vivid hues from green to orange to purple and back again and they can even be fuzzy!?

“To me moths bring to mind languid summer nights, shoeless adventures, the heady scent of honeysuckle wafting through window screens. On International Moth Night the Museum and our friends strive to combine a love of summer, boldness of dance, and discovery of the natural world…things we might miss were we to stay inside and watch TV,” said Diane Matyas, VP of Exhibitions and Programs.

Don’t forget your flashlight, camera, container, and science notebook. To learn more about National Moth Week visit www.nationalmothweek.org.

Some parting thoughts from our friends at National Moth Week:
Why do you guys care about moths of all things? Why should I care?
Moths can be important bioindicators. A bioindicator is a species or taxon that tells us about the health of an ecosystem. A greater diversity of moths typically means there is a greater diversity of plant species, which leads to a greater diversity of other species as well.  They can help us monitor food plant populations and they are important food sources for many nocturnal AND diurnal organisms. Also, moths typically have a reputation of being drab, dull pests. However, that is certainly not the case. An extreme minority of moth species can cause trouble to humans, but most moths either have no impact on our lives or may serve important ecosystem functions such as pollination. Many moths are actually very interestingly patterned and colored. Moths are a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside your door, or perhaps in your home.

Summer Nights: Silent Movie/Live Soundtrack

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Social Media & Social Good: An Afternoon with Sree Sreenivasan

Summer Nights: The Art of Cocktails

1st Saturday Family Workshop