Art & Galleries

Staten Island is home to a number of galleries, featuring the works of local and world renowned artists, both classical and contemporary.

The Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island's (COAHSI) Curiosity Project is a temporary, pop-up collaborative studio in Stapleton. It features exhibitions and events created by an artist-in-residence (aka the “Art Instigator”) and the local community. Each month long exhibition focuses on a different theme, where people with little to no experience can try something new. The studio is open from 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Weekday programming varies monthly. (Check here for up-to-date event info.) The Curiosity Project is located at 143 Beach Street, Staten Island, NY 10304.

The Alice Austen House celebrates the photographic work of Alice Austen and exhibits contemporary photography, while the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art features local and international artists in all mediums.

Complementing the Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden has galleries in their Visitors Center and the Main Hall.

Also on the grounds of Snug Harbor is the Noble Maritime Collection displays the lithographs, sketches and paintings of John A. Noble as well as contemporary and historic works celebrating New York City's waterfront.

The Staten Island Museum has an extensive fine art collection dating from 1905 and frequently holds exhibitions of contemporary Staten Island artists

There are also a number of independent galleries throughout Staten Island.

Art at Bay
70 Bay Street
Open Friday, 5-8pm, Saturday & Sunday, 12-6pm
Cape House Gallery
7440 Amboy Road.
Open Tuesday - Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm

CPG Gallery (Create Photographers' Guild)
814 Richmond Terr. (entrance on Tyson St.)
Open Saturday & Sunday, 1-5pm

Deep Tanks
150 Bay Street
917.669.1094 / 917.597.5175,

Galerie St. George
11 Phelps Place
Open Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm

Gallery 60 on Bay
60 Bay Street


Across the water from the theatre capital of the world, Staten Island has a flourishing performing arts community.

The Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble holds five to 10 concerts annually, and features classical music, contemporary works and commissioned pieces.
The Richmond Choral Society performs multiple times throughout the year.
Now in its 10th year, the Richmond County Orchestra holds 10 to 20 performances each year. The orchestra presents free concerts, featuring world-class soloists and musicians, classical and original compositions.
Performing in parks throughout the Borough, the South Shore Band features traditional concert and marching band-style music.
The Staten Island Philharmonic offers classical and contemporary music in a variety of Staten Island venues.
Viva Voce Chamber Ensemble brings classical music to audiences and provides commentary on their lively programs.
Email or call 718.273.3250


Photo by Patti Boustany, Sundog Theatre

Harbor Lights Theater Company features Broadway talent and is the resident company at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. They stage not only classic works, but original pieces as well.
The Riverside Opera Company stages productions throughout Staten Island. Featuring full costumes and orchestra, shows are either free or have a low admission price.
Specializing in classic dramas and contemporary works, Sea View Playwright's Theatre is a community based company.
Email or call 718.351.6147
Performing more than just Shakespeare, the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company produces contemporary dramas, musicals, and classical works.
Sundog Theatre offers original and contemporary works for local and regional audiences, utilizing spaces throughout the Borough.

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