Upcoming Events
The Story Museum
When: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:30am to 12:30pm  EDT

Who: General Events
Where: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306

Dutch Art Revival After 20 Years - Exhibition of Maritime Art
When: Thu Apr 17, 2014 12pm to 5pm  EDT

Who: General Events
Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, United States

Dutch Art Revival After 20 Years - Exhibition of Maritime Art
When: Fri Apr 18, 2014 12pm to 5pm  EDT

Who: General Events
Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, United States

Latest News

#siselfie - Staten Island selfie campaign spawns from Borough Hall

 

Everybody has a favorite place to go on Staten Island.

Make sure to take a picture in it.

Be it the tranquil Greenbelt, the busy Staten Island Mall, the relaxing South Beach boardwalk, or one of the many delicious pizzerias here, borough residents are being called upon to snap a selfie in their go-to spot.

Residents and folks visiting the borough are encouraged to post photos of themselves at Island locations and add the hashtag "#siselfie" to the photos they post on social media.

The initiative was launched by the Borough President's Office Friday afternoon -- fittingly with a selfie taken by Borough President James Oddo and his staff outside of Borough Hall in St. George.

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Staten Island Museum Plans to Move to Snug Harbor

January 31st, 2014
By: Bree Driscoll/ NY1

In a move that is nearly 50 years in the making, the Staten Island Museum will soon occupy one of the buildings at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The former dormitory is being transformed into Staten Island's first "green" historic location and will be using the earths natural resources to regulate temperature throughout the museum. The city allocated almost $27 million dollars to renovate the building but now the fundraising kicks into gear to outfit its exhibitions and galleries.

"We are a smaller museum in New York City but we have been around just as long as almost anybody has been. So we are an old time museum that we are a general interest collection. So we do art, science and history. There is no other museum that does that," said Staten Island Museum Director of Exhibitions and Programs Diane Matyas. With this new and expanded space, the museum will be able to show much more of its collection that has mostly been in storage. The current Staten Island Museum site will remain in operation. Construction is expected to be completed by summer and the museum is expected to open to the public this Fall.

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