Enjoy Staten Island’s arts scene with these free events, shows and programs
STATEN ISLAND, NY – With fall comes free, art-centric events, courtesy of the New York City Artist Corps.
The organization celebrates art and culture through workshops, film screenings, performances and more with more than 140 events in the five arrondissements over the next two weeks.
Until October 10, members of the City Artist Corps will be in action across New York City, offering programs and events for free.
First of all announcement by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Gonzalo Casals in May 2021, the $ 25 million City Artist Corps program supports artists who live and work in New York City and gives New Yorkers the chance to experience the lineup cultural throughout the city. To date, thousands of City Artist Corps participants have received Subsidies to the city’s artistic bodies, administered in collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts and other local partners; engaged with the students of the city’s Ministry of Education Summer Rise Program; worked on murals ArtBridge and NYCHA; scheduled at People’s Day; take part in BeautifyNYC programming; and more.
Below is the Staten Island schedule of events.
Thursday September 30
- Tariq Zaid will unveil a public art mural, ‘Staten Wide Walls’, focusing on health and nutrition along Castleton Avenue in West Brighton.
- Dwight Brewster will play Caribbean jazz music and dance online at 7:30 p.m.
Friday October 1
- Phyllis forman will perform live music with the band Queen Tipsy at the Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Road.
Saturday October 2
- Kyoko Heshiimu will exhibit collage works focusing on non-housed and destigmatizing stereotypes at St. George’s Library, 5 Central Ave.
- Saint Maurice Phillips will play two sets of original music with the band Outside the Temple at Christ Church New Brighton, 76 Franklin Ave., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Kristi pfister will present “Leave No Trace”, a pop-up exhibition. The work, in the form of totems, explores the confluence of sea, sky and earth. It takes place at Von Briesen Park, on Bay Street and North Road, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday October 3
- Jeannine Otis will present âLiving with Hope,â a culminating event for âThe Gatheringâ writing workshop, featuring participants over 50, at the Parish Hall of the Episcopal Church of Christ, 76 Franklin Avenue, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Volker Goetze will present – with a group of 31 performers with a variety of instruments, including the African single-string violin – several compositions inspired by the creation of musical tunnels at the Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terr., at 2 p.m. RSVP online here.
Friday October 8
- Thomas ferrier will collaborate with other local artists to create a punk rock mini-golf course, where participants can also listen to DJs and bands play while playing golf, at Maker Park, 450 Front St.
Saturday October 9
- David nudelman will host an event celebrating Staten Island and its artists, with T-shirt giveaways and a participatory video booth for visitors to share their Staten Island stories, at Hub 17 NYC, 73 Wave St.
To learn more about these programs, visit New York Cultural Affairs Site.