Meditation 101

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.



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.



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.


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




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


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



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



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

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



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.


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

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



History Tour: Farm to City

Super Science Saturday: Chemical and Physical Reactions

Exhibit Tour: HOME GAMES

History Tour: Farm to City


Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas at NYBG

Bird and Nature Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Painter’s Panel: On the Spot or Not?

Summer Nights

Summer Nights

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

Summer Nights is a series of events for the culturally minded who like to have fun. From crafting your own history-inspired cocktails to celebrating Joey G (renowned videographer and local cable celebrity), to DIY workshops and a screening of Staten Island Summer complete with sensory snacks, we have your Thursday night planned.

Your ticket includes admission to the Museum, which is open until the event begins at 7:30pm. Come early to explore!

  • July 7: The Art of Cocktails

    $25/$20 Members, (21+)
    Craft your own cocktails while exploring Staten Island’s prohibition history. One of Staten Island’s favorite bartenders, Kevin Devlin, will whet your whistle with bespoke concoctions while teaching you how to make your own. All supplies provided. 


  • July 14: Silent Movie/Live Soundtrack 

    $15/$10 Members, includes 2 drink tickets (21+)
    Local bands Captain Ahab and the Sea Crackens and The Seconds provide the score for vintage CTV footage and Staten Island made film, Rising Up: The Story of the Zombie Right’s Movement.


  • July 21: Kind of a Big Dill 

    $25/$20 Members, includes 2 drink tickets (21+)
    Jar and pickle your own vegetables, make fresh sauerkraut, and preserve the taste of summer. The spotlight is on local produce as we employ a quick pickling method to send everyone home with two jars of their own. Learn about Staten Island’s agricultural history. All supplies provided.



  • July 28: Print Making Summer Blues 

    $25/$20 Members, includes 2 drink tickets (21+)
    Hands-on workshop to make cyanotypes: blue-toned prints common during the early days of photography. Take home your own interpretation of Staten Island history.


  • August 4: Sensory Cinema 

    $25/$20 Members, includes 2 drink tickets (21+)
    Watch instant classic “Staten Island Summer” as aroma, texture, and taste elevate your viewing experience. Enjoy your own tray of mystery boxes containing bite-sized portions from a tasting menu tailored to palpable moment in the film.


  • August 11: Game On!

    $15/$10 Members, includes 2 drink tickets (21+)/Kids under 12 FREE
    *Family Friendly*
    Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful grounds of Snug Harbor while we turn back the clocks with some of the most popular (and zany) outdoor games from the past and around the world. Grab a beer, choose a captain, declare you’re “not it!” and have a blast. Families welcome.

  • August 18: Word Art 101 

    $25/$20 Members, includes 2 drink tickets (21+)
    An introductory workshop to freehand lettering. Participants will hone their drawing skills as they take a basic type font from concept to completion in cursive and/or traditional style. A short lesson on the history of tattooing and hand-lettering will open the workshop. All supplies provided.

  • August 25: Joey G Presents The Time of Your Life

    $25/$20 Members, includes 2 drink tickets (21+)
    Dust off that formal wear, grab your dancing shoes, and invite your friends to salute the videographer who captured Staten Island’s treasured moments for over twenty-five years. Share your first dance (again), toss the bouquet, and dedicate your 15th candle to your new best friend. Pass the mic around the table and reminisce as selections from the archives of Joey G Presents are screened while we party the night away.



Educator Professional Learning

Bird and Nature Walk: Buck’s Hollow

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park

Free Teacher Summer Pass

Free Teacher Summer Pass

The Museum is offering all teachers, principals, assistant principals, and parent coordinators free admission to the Museum every weekday from June 15 – September 15.

Eligible educators can register for free online below or in person at either location (St. George or Snug Harbor).

When visiting the Museum throughout the summer, just bring school ID, paystub, or school letterhead to enjoy the Museum’s current exhibitions free of charge.

The pass is valid only for the registered educator and cannot be transferred.


Register here


Past Events - Professional Learning

Past Events - Professional Learning

Professional Learnings

Our professional learning workshops for teachers and administrators provide a forum to engage in interdisciplinary learning; practice pedagogical approaches; and an opportunity to learn about museum-based school programs and curricula.  

Past Events

Thursday, June 9, 2016
All Educators Welcome
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301, Building A
9:30AM – 3:00PM
$35 per person

Support inquiry with primary sources found in the Staten Island Museum’s local history archive. Describe examples of the benefits of teaching with primary sources and identify key considerations for selecting primary sources for instructional use. Tour the Staten Island Museum and grounds of Snug Harbor.
Contact Loretta Lonecke or 718.483.7103 for more information or to register by phone.


Thursday, May 19, 2016
For School Administrators
Bringing the World Home: Art and Local History
In Collaboration with the Center for Arts Education
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301, Building A
12:30PM -4:00PM

CAE, in collaboration with the Staten Island Museum, present an interdisciplinary approach to enrich your art, science and history curricula through object-based analysis and skills to deconstruct paintings and historical documents. Tour the Museum with the Curator of Art, engage in a hands-on art-making workshop and receive resource materials to take back to your school.  

Super Science Saturdays: Exciting Ecosystem

Bird and Nature Walk: Mt. Loretto

Water Ways | Staten Island Museum Spring Gala

Bird and Nature Walk: Blue Heron Park

NatureFest 2016

Five Boros Music Festival presents: The Colonials

Jane’s Walk: St. George

Bird and Nature Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Home Games

Home Games

  • Remember the Mastodon

    A sports history exhibition in collaboration with the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame

    HOME GAMES follows the changing role of sports as reflected in the lives of Islanders like Gloria Elliott of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League; local sports hero Bobby Thomson, who hit the most celebrated home run in baseball history - then rode the Staten Island Ferry home; and Super Bowl champion Joe Andruzzi, who became a symbol of resilience after one of his firefighter brothers narrowly survived the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center - and again when he emerged as one of the heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing.

    This exhibition includes:

    • Baseball featuring Bobby Thompson and Hank Majeski, Matty McIntyre, Sonny Logan and Glen Mosley of the New York Black Yankees, Gloria Elliott, and the 1964 Mid-Island Little League world champions.
    • Football presenting the NFL Stapes in Thompson’s stadium, college stars Bill Shakespeare and the NYU team (including Sal Somma and Andy Barberi) that stopped the Seven Blocks of Granite, high school rivalries and modern stars such as Joe Andruzzi, Steve Gregory, and Adewale Ongunleye.
    • Trailblazers highlighting Mary Outerbridge, who brought the game of tennis to the U.S.; Nick Fotiu’s determination leading to a NHL career; Marilyn King and Robert Pipkin’s Olympic aspirations; and the rise of women athletes like Nicky Anosike, Jen Derevjanik, and Sheila Tighe.

    (Free with Museum Admission)

    Made possible with funding from the Richmond County Savings Foundation.

    Thumbnail image: Gloria Cordes Elliott played five seasons in the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League in the early 1950s.

    Read the full press release here.

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


Home Games Opening

Spring Break | Arbor Day Nature Trek

Spring Break | Life’s A Beach

Spring Break | Come Fly with Me

Spring Break | Animal Homes

Spring Break | Animal Detectives

Bird and Nature Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

Poetry Afternoon: Mothers and Daughters

Spring Bird and Wildflower Walk