Upcoming Events
Member Only Morning
When: Wed Oct 22, 2014 10am to 12pm  EDT

Where: Staten Island Children's Musuem, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY

Boz Scaggs: The Memphis Tour
When: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8pm to 10pm  EDT

Where: St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St, Staten Island, NY, United States

The Story Museum
When: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:30am to 12:30pm  EDT

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

Latest News

New Tourism Push Asks New Yorkers to Think Closer to Home

October 14th, 2014
By: Patrick McGeehan / The New York Times

Does luring a Brooklynite to spend an afternoon on Staten Island count as tourism?

 

Maybe not. But New York City’s tourism promotion agency is giving it a try in a campaign it plans to announce on Wednesday to get New Yorkers to explore more parts of their hometown. Called “See Your City,” the ads from NYC & Company spotlight sections of all five boroughs that might appeal to adventurous local residents.

 

Stylized posters will appear on bus shelters, banners will hang from light poles and a video will run in taxis urging residents to “go somewhere new for a change.” The message is that 54.3 million visitors cannot be wrong, said Fred Dixon, the chief executive of NYC & Company.

 

Mr. Dixon said that going after New Yorkers was not a signal that the influx of tourists to the city had run its course. To the contrary, he said, his agency expected the number of annual visitors to continue rising steadily, to 55.8 million this year and 57 million next year.

 

Still, Mr. Dixon, who took the top job at NYC & Company earlier this year, said “we’ve really adopted a broader definition of tourism.” The city is competing for the disposable income of its own residents, as well as the travel budgets of people from other places, he said.

 

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SI Arts 'Culture Lab' to open first weekend of June

 

May 13, 2014
By: Vincent Barone (SI Advance)

Staten Island Arts will open its new Culture Lab in the St. George ferry terminal on the weekend of Saturday, June 7.

The 2,500-square-foot multi-use lounge will include offices, exhibit space, performance space and a 400-square-foot retail Artist Market. It also will be the nation's first permanent art space in commuter quarters, according to Melanie Cohn, executive director of Staten Island Arts.

"We're excited on the national level to put art in a transit hub," Cohn said. "We really want to be a national example for what can done."

The space will be open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m and on weekends, from noon to 5 p.m. On Tuesdays, the lounge will be open until 10 p.m. to offer evening classes geared to local artists on topics like how to deal with law enforcement while performing in public spaces.

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