64th Annual Fence Show and Musical Chairs Open Air Music Festival

Jr. Science Club:Flight

Verrazano Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Verrazano Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, November 6, 2014

South Fin Grill
300 Father Cappodano Boulevard, Staten Island, NY

Tickets available soon.

Contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119 for more information and sponsorship opportunities.

Five Boro Story Project Presents Story Circle: Summers on Staten Island

Second Saturday Summer Series: World Fun Party

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

Looking Closely: Microscopic Adventures

Mid-week Bird Walk: Great Kills

National Moth Night: Into the Woods!

Jr. Science Club:Insects

Fantastique! Wine & Cheese Tasting

Looking Closely: Microscopic Adventures

Fantastique! [SOLD OUT]


A celebration of French wine, food, and music.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Private home, Staten Island, NY

$60/ $50 for Museum Members

Join us at this festive event hosted by the Staten Island Museum Guild to celebrate all things French! Enjoy Enchanting panoramic harbor views from a superb hillside home. Address disclosed upon response. 

Deb McCole, wine authority par excellence, will be your guide in combining a selection of French wines & cheeses into the pairings of your dreams.

Space is limited, advanced reservations required by July 2, 2014.

RSVP to Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119.

Jr. Science Club:Reptiles

NatureFest 2014

Girl Scout Day!

Midweek Bird Walk: Bucks Hallow

Midweek Bird Walk: West Shore Localities

NatureFest 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

11:00am - 3:00pm

FREE, Willowbrook Park Carousel

This free, family-friendly event is a fun filled afternoon that boasts a slew of activities to keep kids occupied and engaged while learning about and most importantly, interacting with, nature! Practice your maniacal laugh and physics skills at the Mad Scientist Experiment Table, explore the woods and search for your favorite fuzzy friends in our Nature Scavenger Hunt, or if you’d prefer a guide on your adventure, join our Guided Nature Walks, get a seriously hands on experience with our Up Close with Staten Island Nature Table where you can touch and feel animal fur, bones, fossils and more.

For more information contact Claire Aniela Arthurs at 718.483.7104.

Rain date: Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Museum Guild on the Road

Larvicide spraying coming to SI neighborhoods to help curb mosquito population

Organizers to Hold Gala for Final Push to open SI Museum

Staten Island Museum’s new $27M space almost ready

Staten Islanders get a sneak peek of the new Staten Island Museum

Staten Island Museum: Nothing to show at May 10 gala but its new $26.8M home at Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor spins its wheel of fortune

The purple martins have arrived at Staten Island’s Lemon Creek Park

Painting in Italy During the Risorgimento Presented at Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

If They Build It, Will They Come - to Staten Island?

Biking, beer garden and more things to do in Staten Island in Spring 2014

Residents Push to Extend Reinforced St. George Promenade

Staten Islander of the Week: Museum Volunteer Really Knows How to Bug Out

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

International Museum Day

Jr. Science Club:Forensics

Big Day Bird Count

Midweek Bird Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

IMAGINE: A Gala Preview Celebration

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park


View or download the PDF version here. 




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Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Concert

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek

Jr. Science Club: Geodesic Domes

Art Workshop: Landscape Watercolors

Outdoor Adventures

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Patterns in Nature: Draw from Observations

Cartoon Zoology 101

Making of the Civil War - Discussion Series

Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park

Curator’s Talk: Rediscovered Art Treasures

The Civil War and Staten Island: A Discussion Series

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Jr. Science Club:Go Fly a Kite!

Midweek Bird Walk: South Beach/Fort Wadsworth

FrogWatch USA

Colors in Nature

Outdoor Adventures: Wolfe’s Pond Park

Zoom In: Microorganisms

Midweek Bird Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Outdoor Adventures: Clove Lakes Park

Family Art Workshop

Staten Island Museum has ties to famed wildlife painter, Charles R. Knight

Jr Science Club: Catapult into Physics

Staten Island Museum Plans Move Into Historic Digs

SUPER Sports Trivia

Staten Island Museum establishing a legacy for Edith Susskind’s porcelain collection

Edith and Alfred Susskind Gallery of Decorative Art

Edith Susskind and her  husband were serious collectors of porcelain, mostly 18th and 19th Century English Worcester ware, with some Chinese celadon and Sevres. Before her passing earlier this year, Edith made arrangements for much of her prized collection to be given to the Staten Island Museum.

Her collection will be housed in Building A, the Museum’s new home, ready for occupancy later this year at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

The Museum is launching a $250,000 fundraising campaign in Ms. Susskind's honor.

Museum President & CEO Elizabeth Egbert explained “We know that there are friends of Edith’s who are looking for ways to celebrate her life and  honor her legacy,” she said. “We hope that they’ll consider helping us to establish “Edith and Alfred Susskind Gallery of Decorative Art” with the kind of style that Edith would have enjoyed.

Staten Island Museum establishing a legacy for Edith Susskind's porcelain collection
[Staten Island Advance]

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park


Remembering Edith Susskind

Remembering Edith Susskind

Community leader Edith Susskind, Staten Island's grande dame and longtime gift specialist renowned for her creativity, decorating designs and fashion prowess, especially for her collection of her high-style hats, has passed. Her age was 93.

Born Edith Rivkin in New Brighton, Mrs. Susskind, often maintained that she found it difficult to believe --and perhaps thought it to be some sort of miracle -- that she was still here and able to celebrate milestone anniversaries each year at her annual Open House, first in the West Brighton shop gifted to her as an anniversary present by her late husband Alfred and later in Cottage 5, adjacent to the Chinese Scholars Garden at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Livingston, where a portion of her great porcelain collection was donated to Snug Harbor.

[from the Staten Island Advance, full article here]

Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park

Bearden Art Bonanza

Jr. Science Club:LIGHT!

National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant

Staten Island Museum to receive National Endowment for the Humanities grant for $400,000

The Staten Island Museum will receive a prestigious $400,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This challenge grant – which will be available to the Staten Island Museum as long as it is able to raise $1.2 million before July 31, 2018 – will be put towards the Museum’s endowment, exhibition infrastructure and technology at its new Snug Harbor campus, and fundraising expenses. 

Read the full release here






Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

Thank you

Thank you

Jr. Science Club: Illusions

Book Signing with Author Barnett Shephard

Christmas Bird Count

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

Artist & Architect: Design Intersections

Jr. Science Club: Things that go BOOM!

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

DIG THIS: Old Place Neck Archaeological Finds

How to Research Your Staten Island Home

Renovation Continues on SI Museum’s next state-of-the-art home

Staten Island on a Roll

Fine Art Prints

Licensed museum quality fine art reproductions of images from the Staten Island Museum’s painting collection are available for your home or office by ordering through Rudinec & Associates.

Rudinec & Associates has been permitted by the Staten Island Museum to reproduce select images from the collection; and is solely responsible for production, shipping, billing and customer satisfaction. The printing service uses state of the art printing technology along with the highest quality paper, canvas and framing available.

To view available prints or place your order click here.

Midweek Bird Walk: Silver Lake Park

Spring Gala


Click HERE to view the pictures! 


Take a virtual tour of our new home, below.

Courtesy of The Von Agency Inc.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
6:00pm - 11:00pm

$200 per individual, $1,750 for table of 10

Adjacent to our new home in Building A, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301

Contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119 for tickets and for more information on how to support this inaugural event.

Be the first to explore the Staten Island Museum’s new state-of-the-art facility… before the exhibits are installed. 

View the full invitation here

Sponsor a page in our Exhibition Preview Catalog. Deadline for inclusion is Friday, April 25. Click here for sponsor levels.

Tablescapes: Nature in the Decorative Arts (Children’s Tea)

Tablescapes: Nature in the Decorative Arts (Late Afternoon Tea)

Tablescapes: Nature in the Decorative Arts (Early Afternoon Tea)

Jr. Science Club: Rubber Band Racecars!

Tablescapes: Nature in the Decorative Arts (Cocktail Party)

Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park