July – August 2013
Harbor Lights brings to life the beloved novel by Charles Dickens — the tale of an orphan who dared ask for more. With a score filled with hits such as “Consider Yourself,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” “I’d Do Anything,” and “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” Oliver! stars a cast of Broadway veterans (soon to be announced) and Staten Island’s finest local talent. The production will be directed by Broadway’s Ray Roderick, (Nutty Professor; The Music Man; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) who helmed Harbor Lights’ landmark 2011 production of The Music Man. New York Times reporter Anita Gates recently cheered Mr. Roderick for conceiving, writing, and directing ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical; and Broadwayworld.com called his work on the musical adaptation of the 1968 filmChitty Chitty Bang Bang “ truly scrumptious.’’
Back to the Beach
Celebrate Back to the Beach, Staten Island's annual free summer event. The NYC Compost Project on Staten Island will be on hand to answer questions and provide literature on indoor and outdoor composting. "Garden Gourmet" bins will be available for sale at the event for the low price of $65 (tax included).
Van Duzer Days
Date, Time: Saturday, July 20, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Van Duzer Street between Wright & Beach, Staten Island, NY 10304
Enjoy a range of summer activities on an open city street free from cars at this year's Van Duzer Day event. Live music and kids' programs will be offered throughout the day. The NYC Compost Project on Staten Island will demonstrate how "Red Wiggler" worms transform newspaper and food scraps into compost that can be used to help grow nutritious fruits and vegetables!
Composting with Little Hands
Date, Time: Saturday, July 20, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
This workshop, taught by the NYC Compost Project on Staten Island, will teach you how to set up and maintain an indoor worm bin. Red wiggler worms rapidly eat kitchen scraps transforming all of your "waste" into a useful fertilizer, that can then be fed to hungry plants and trees! Registration is required. Send an email to email@example.com.
Build an Active Compost Pile
Date, Time: Sunday, July 21, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden, Barker St. between Castleton Ave. and Taylor Ct., Staten Island, NY 10310
Bring out your dead… vegetables! The NYC Compost Project on Staten Island will be building a hot "thermophilic" pile at Joe Holzka Community Garden, and we need your old, rotten, waste food and scraps to do it: fruits, vegetables, peels, cores, stems, seeds, skins, shells – if it came from the ground, it goes in the pile. Come learn why a compost pile is a necessity for every community garden. Registration is required. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce an exhibition of new artwork by emerging artists in the Snug Harbor Artist in Residency Program (SHARP). Works created by Brighid Connors and Anna Souvorov will be presented at a public reception on Saturday, August 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art on the Snug Harbor campus at 1000 Richmond Terrace in Staten Island. Admission to the reception is free and refreshments will be served. The artists were selected to participate in the SHARP program earlier this year.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is proud to present its third annual outdoor event, Sprinklerfest 2013. This unique outdoor event is held on the four-acre South Meadow of the Snug Harbor Campus. It is scheduled for Friday, August 9, 2013 from 1 to 5 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will take place the following Friday, August 16th. As in the past, the festivities will feature dozens of open sprinklers for kids of all ages to run, jump and skip through, plus a dunk tank for dunking Snug Harbor staffers. Admission to this event is free.