Winter Holidays Show

winter-holidays-show-newsletter-300x216Saturdays & Sundays now through January 22nd at Art on the Terrace located at 776 Richmond Terrace

The “Winter Holidays Show” celebrates the beauty and dreams of this festive season.

Suggested Donation $2

This exhibit is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by Staten Island Arts.


Brewing Up Staten Island

brewingupsi-vertical-collage_resizeSaturday September 10
Location: Flagship Brewery, 40 Minthorne Street Staten Island, NY 10301

A public program featuring a narrated site tour of the SI family owned harborside Flagship Brewery, interpretive demos on their folklife inspired branding process and oysterfest, and a tasting and unveiling of the Working Waterfront brew made especially for this initiative.


5th and Fox

2017-03-28_13-14-30Richmond County Orchestra Presents: 5th and Fox Featuring the world premiere of My Hymn for Kathy” a tribute to the late Kathy Vorwick, a Greenbelt Conservancy founder by Staten Island Composer Howard Fox

Saturday, April 8, 2017 7:30 PM at the Olivet Presbyterian Church- 97 Myrtle Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

For tickets: $15 per Adult in advance. $20 at door Students & Children are FREE! Telephone: 718-876-7945

LUMEN 2016

2016-04-20_14-34-15Staten Island Arts is proud to present the 7th Annual International LUMEN Festival, with lead support from Atlantic Salt Company.  The June 25, 2016event will take place at the iconic Atlantic Salt Company at 561 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 from 7:00 PM – Midnight.

Staten Island Arts’ LUMEN Festival is an authentic contemporary art experience in New York City featuring emerging and established artists.  LUMEN’s goal is to connect artists to community in an alternative gallery setting. This 7thannual event will bring original visual, performance and installation art to new audiences, under the artistic vision and curator, Monica Valenzuela. Tickets for this event are $5/individual and $15/Group of up to 10 people until June 15thand $10/$20 after and at the door. Groups redeem ONE ticket and all persons must enter the festival at the same time. Tickets can be purchased starting April 15, 2016 through

“This year, LUMEN Festival will feature both emerging and established artists from around the world, with strong representation from Staten Island, New York this year.  We are thrilled to present our seventh annual outdoor event with lead support from Atlantic Salt Company,” says Christopher Hellstrom, Executive Director at Staten Island Arts.

“Artist participation in LUMEN 2016 addresses concerns around documenting and managing change, ranging from universal to hyperlocal iterations, from landscape to body,” says Monica Valenzuela, curator for the 2016 iteration of the growing LUMEN Festival. “Some of the artists this year are analyzing routines while others are testing methodologies to try to make sense of a changing world. Some of my favorite pieces this year are incredibly nostalgic, celebrating what often sits under our nose, unnoticeably important until your realization on the day that it is no longer there.”

Add Some Theater to your Weekend

2016-03-16_14-11-51Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2016 presented by Sundog Theatre.

The plays will take place at New Dorp Moravian Church Theatre located at 2205 Richmond Rd (Corner of Todt Hill Rd), Staten Island, NY 10306

Six one-act, original plays about our favorite boats. Sundog has been producing Scenes since 2003, accepting submissions from playwrights all over the world as a national writing competition. Each one-act play has 2-3 actors.

Directed by Barbara Brandt, Jonathan Fluck, Karen O’Donnell, Mickey Tennenbaum, Ken Tirado and Diane Zerega.

Congrats to the playwrights: “Lovin’ The Boat” by Chip Bolcik “The Losers” by Theo Gallagher “Uncomfortable” by Michelle Giusto “Lost and Found” by Helene Montagna “Tourists” by Matt Morea “The 5:30 Fairy” by Michael J. Veasey ​

March 18 – 20 Fridays/Saturdays 8:00pm; Sundays 3:00pm

For Tickets:

Art on the Terrace Opening

SICC Color and Form Low ResThe Staten Island Creative Community announces the opening of their second show Color and Form in their permanent gallery space: Art on the Terrace.

Staten Island Creative Community will be showcasing member s work on the core artistic concepts of  Color and Form in an exhibit that will include painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.  SICC President Marilyn Kiss comments: “I continue to be impressed by the diversity in the work of our members.  Our shows feature work that will please both experienced
and novice art collectors.”

Color and Form will open on Friday, January 15th, 2016 with a reception starting at 5:00pm.

On Saturday, January 16th, SICC will host a craft show featuring the work of SICC members from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.  Gallery visitors are also welcome to shop the permanent SICC Artisans Market during regular gallery hours.

Following the opening, Art by the Terrace will have regular gallery hours from 2:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 12:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

About Staten Island Creative Community
The Staten Island Creative Community is a coalition of visual artists, musicians, photographers,
craftspeople, writers, and other performers based in Staten Island, New York.
The primary goal of the organization is to support the creative community by developing venues and providing media exposure for its members.
SICC’s secondary goal is to expedite collaboration among artists, residents, the business community and other agencies in order to raise cultural awareness of the arts in the Borough and beyond.
The Staten Island Creative Community welcomes established as well as emerging artists.
For more information please visit or Facebook page

This One Went to the Market!


The  Holiday Pop-Up Artist Market, that is!

Thursday Dec 10 & Friday Dec 11

12pm – 7pm

Location: Culture Lounge, located inside the St. George Ferry Terminal

Staten Island Arts will be holding regular pop-up markets that will take place on Thursdays and Fridays, coinciding with exhibits & special holidays.

Upcoming Market dates are:

Dec. 3-4 & 10-11, 2015 (Holiday Market)
Feb. 11 & 12, 2016 (Winter Market)
Apr. 21 & 22, 2016 (Spring Market)

DECEMBER MARKET IS FILLING UP SO QUICKLY WE ARE ADDING MORE DATES! Artists and vendors interested in showcasing their work at these events can sign up here> OR CALL Shani Mitchell at 718-447-3329×1007


Have Fun & Learn Something New!

c99dfdb859059f59abb513f995a7fce9Richmond County Pipes and Drums is a family orientated, community band based in Staten Island. The organization was founded in 1976 with several guiding principles that has made the band successful for almost 40 years.

The most important principle is to further and encourage the study and practice in the arts of piping and drumming, its proper execution and its rituals and traditions. The group seeks to foster a spirit of mutual respect, friendship and camaraderie among band, its respective members, friends and supporters.

They are always looking for new members to join in.

The band offers FREE piping and drumming lessons to students of all ages. Beginners are always welcome if you like to have fun and are willing to participate in community activities throughout the year but especially during the month of March. The band participates in events in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Long Island and New Jersey.

Practices are held every Thursday night at 7:30 pm at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in the Eltingville section of Staten Island. Email ahead to for more info!

What Do You Wish?

A wish is a desire connected to the heart and mind, conscious and unconscious. There is great power in a wish; it begins an energy movement. Thinking, writing, revealing a wish helps one to understand one’s self more and prioritize actions. Related to hope, wishes become a constant reminder of how life can be better.



On July 16th, Culture Lounge’s new exhibit WISH, created by Day De Dada and organized by Gena Mimozo, will ask visitors to the gallery space at the St. George Terminal, “What do you wish?”   

The exhibition will feature wish themed mail art sent in from around the world, short videos and the Whispering Wishes sound installation.Culture Lounge visitors will have the opportunity to make their own wishes, write a wish on a cloth strip and tie it on the fence installation, create mail art wishes to send off to someone or make a wish on the spot with some guidance from The Wish Sisters.

The Wish Sisters – Viv de Dada, Jennifer Weigel, Mary Campbell, Barbara Lubliner, Margaret Chase, Lydia Grey, and Milenka Berengolc –  will collect wishes at various times throughout the exhibition.

Opening Reception (SI Arts members only)
Date: Thursday July 16
Time: 7pm
Become a Staten Island Arts member today and you’ll get a special invite to the Opening Reception of “WISH”, where you’ll be able to rub elbows with fellow members and meet the artists. Light refreshments will be provided. Become a member here.

Wish Sister Performance

Date: Saturday July 18
Time: 12pm – 4pm

The Wish Sisters will collect wishes from people using traditional and non-traditional methods throughout the run of the exhibition. Viv de Dada catches whispered secrets and carefully transfers them into a large bottle with a crystal stopper. Jennifer Weigel has people attach wishes to pennies that participants can take with them or leave for someone else to find, as a means of voicing desires.

Wish Sister Performance

Date: Saturday August 8
Time: 12pm – 4pm

The Wish Sisters will collect wishes from people using traditional and non-traditional methods throughout the run of the exhibition. Mary Campbell gives people the chance to test their luck with the old ritual of breaking a wishbone. Barbara Lubliner offers wishing advice and super charges wishes with the power of the elements before collecting them in a golden box.

Staten Island OutLOUD presents “Be Careful What You Wish For?”

Date: Saturday August 8
Time: 2pm

Staten Island OutLOUD presents a reading – and perhaps a warning – about the wishes we make. What do you wish for? Think carefully before you answer that question! Join the Facebook event!