We’ve got your roundup of the best activities for adults and kids all weekend long on Staten Island!
Constructions of Conscience: The Social Art of Susan Grabel
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM May 05, 2012
A retrospective exhibition surveying 40 years of the artist’s sculpture and prints. Grabel’s serial works deal with the human dimensions of social, cultural and political issues, such as homelessness, alienation and the image of the aging woman’s body. Her art is an attempt to face things that we encounter daily, but often refuse to acknowledge.
Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301
Staten Island, Remember When? Paintings by Fred Sklenar
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM May 05, 2012
Step back in time with stunning watercolors by Fred Sklenar. FREE
Location: Staten Island Museum History Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace – Snug Harbor, Building H, Staten Island, NY
TITANIC: A Centennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Noble Maritime Collection
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM May 05, 2012
The Noble Maritime Collection will present an exhibition of contemporary art commemorating the sinking of the Titanic. It will open on April 15, 2012, exactly one hundred years after the most famous maritime disaster in history, and remain on view until December 30, 2012. Matthew J. Benchimol, Diane Matyas, Ann Marie McDonnell, Rudolph Montanez, Denise Mumm, Nelleke Nix, Malissa Priebe, and Mary Rouncefield are the artists who will interpret the event. Their goal has been to take a fresh look at the famous tragedy. The Noble Maritime Collection is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays from 1 until 5 p.m. Admission to the museum is by donation.
For more information about the Noble Maritime Collection, please visit its website, www.noblemaritime.org or call (718) 447-6490.
Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
Conference House Tours
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM May 05 & 6 2012
Take a FREE tour of the Conference House on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 pm. Who lived in the Conference House? How did they make their clothing? How did they prepare their food? What happened here in 1776? This great tour will help you find out these answers.
Location: 7455 Hylan Blvd. and Satterlee St.
RIVERSIDE OPERA COMPANY ‘A Spring Sing’
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM May 05, 2012
Arlette Beauchamps (Cotton Club) and Winners of Regional ROC auditions sing your Opera, Broadway and American Song Book favorites. Performers include 1st Award winner at Met Opera Auditions, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera and rave reviews by Allan Kozinn in the NY times!
Tickets $15 advance sales at www.brownpapertickets.com $20 at the door For more information see www.riversideoperacompany.org or call 212-729-4792
Location: Kelleher Center St Johns University 300 Howard Ave Staten Island NY 10301
Sunflower Seed Balls: Wild Flower Project Workshop
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM May 06, 2012
Jay Weichun will lead a FREE workshop about Seed Balls in Urban Areas. This event is in conjunction with the Deep Tanks Arts Festival and Second Saturday Staten Island. May 6 at 2pm plant seeds of sunshine for our Sept. 8th Arts Festival. For inquiries email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon. http://deeptanks.com/art_festival.html
Location: 150 Bay Street
1,2 & 3pm May 6, 2012
Every weekend families can share creative experiences as part of the Up4Art teaching artists series, or participate in holiday crafts workshops, performances and special events. Ages 2-10 Free w/admission
Location: Staten Island Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 www.statenislandkids.org
Harbor in Bloom Spring Festival
12pm-5pm May 6, 2012
Celebrate spring with workshops, a plant sale, an orchid show, Ride your bike over and play with The SI Museum’s giant treasure puzzles,learn to use a pump drill to make fire like the Lenape Indians, take a nature hike with our science staff, make and take at activity tables, the Bot. Garden’s annual plant sale, and more!bring a picnic and enjoy bands each day!
Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center 1000 Richmond Terrace
Free 718-448-2500 http://www.snug-harbor.org/
May 6, 2012 11am
Remember how nice it was to fish on those lazy days of summer? This series of classes is a primer on fishing in Staten Island. Step-be-step, you will learn about our local fish, the art of fishing, the places to fish legally and local fishing laws. Purchasing fishing equipment will be the responsibility of the participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. This series runs for four dates and culminiates with a fishing trip to one of the local parks
Location: Staten Island Zoo614 Broadway Free w/admission
Lizards and Frogs and Snakes-Oh My!
Noon-4pm May 6, 2012
Get to see, touch and learn about all different species of Reptiles and Amphibians from around the world, including your own native species For the first time this year, there will be a live interactive show outside (weather permitting) at 2pm. Guests will also have a chance to photograph three different types of reptiles/amphibians at our “photo shoot” table which will feature dioramas depicting their natural setting, so be sure to bring your camera. Free Location: Blue Heron Park Nature Center 222 Poillon Ave
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!!