Second Saturday Summer Series, July 12th 2014, at Snug Harbor. Newhouse Gallery, poetry workshop at 1 o'clock and dance and acoustic jam at 3:30. Art Lab, experimental music at 7 and works for dance and film at 8:30.

This month, we're launching the Second Saturday Summer Series with an event at Snug Harbor (detailed above). The Series will continue into August, when our event will be hosted at the Staten Island Museum. As with everything we do, our Summer Series is free to attend and open to the public. So come on out! We'll also have the first-ever Second Saturday tee shirts available.

Don't forget to also pay a visit to all of the other happenings this month, listed below!

July 12th Art Walk

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Pridefest 2014
North Meadow, Snug Harbor
1000 Richmond Terrace

Pridefest 2014

PRIDE on STATEN ISLAND has never been quite like this!

Join the party to celebrate diversity and community. It's not just for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people of Staten Island – it's for everyone! Come celebrate with live music, artists, craft vendors, food trucks, drag performers, VIP beverage areas, and more. This day-long event has activities for the whole family.

The day kicks off with a Pride Day 5K PrideFest Run/Walk around the beautiful 83-acre campus.

The run will be followed by an Interfaith Community Non-Denominational Service in the illustrious Tuscan Garden.

The highlight of the day is the PrideFest Festival where you can join with other community members and show that Staten Island has a large and growing diverse LGBTQ community!

The Greenmarket
Theater Parking Lot, St. Marks & Hyatt Streets

Saturdays, May 3 – Nov. 22
St. George Greenmarket

Cash, EBT/Food Stamps, Debit/Credit, WIC & FMNP checks accepted

Set on a hill overlooking New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, this market draws a dedicated following of neighborhood shoppers who line up each Saturday to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood and baked goods. An array of plants, berries picked just as they have ripened, juice pressed from upstate orchard fruit, heirloom tomatoes and much more will entice you to keep checking back in on the market to see what's new each week, and experience the change of the seasons through the food made available by these regional farmers. Featuring live music and performances throughout the season.

NYC Compost Collection every Saturday, 8am–1pm

Culture Lounge
Staten Island Ferry Terminal

June 7–July 27
Time: Noon–5pm
Sustainable. Organic. Stewardship. by Tattfoo Tan

The Culture Lounge will serve as the staging area for the components Tattfoo Tan's project, including S.O.S. Free Seeds Library, S.O.S. Mobile Garden, S.O.S. Pledge, and S.O.S. Black Gold. S.O.S. is a multiyear project that Staten Island artist Tattfoo Tan began in 2009 to address how we can live more sustainably. By acknowledging the shortage of food on a global scale, his projects ask that we consider more closely what we are eating and where our food is coming from. Tan truly believes that in order for us to live more sustainably, we will need to grow at least some, if not most, of our own food.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Building C & North Lawn

Event: Noon–5pm
FLUID – Essential for Life

Fluid – Essential for Life is an exhibition featuring 36 artists who explore water as an integral part of our world.

The exhibition was inspired by the symbiotic relationship of Snug Harbor with water – from its location directly across from New York Harbor to its 10 acres of wetlands to the Koi pond at the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden to the fountains of the Tuscan Garden and all the way back to its beginnings as a home for retired sailors. The exhibition also grew from the desire to examine the increasing trend by contemporary artists to interpret environmental issues.

SHARP program artists Marcus Allen and Arjuna Rouette Prieur's work is also on display.

Andrea Phillips Studio
48 Montgomery Ave.

2pm: Open House
Not handicap accessible.
Art Show | Open Studio

Local artist Andrea Phillips opens her home studio, brimming with original artwork. Homemade crafts, including quilted handbags and switchplates, as well as art, are available for sale.

For more information, please email

Art Lab
1000 Richmond Terrace, Building H

For handicap access, call Snug Harbor Rangers (718-816-9691)
Plein Air

Join the artists of our Plein Air class as they unveil their recent works. Plein Air painters follow the tradition of painting in the "open air," popularized by the French Impressionists. Come see the delights our Art Lab painters have found in the local open air.

Food and beverages will be served.

CPG Gallery
814 Richmond Terrace

Not handicap accessible.

Speak the language of the gods.

Show runs from July 12th through August 17th.
Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1–5pm.

Every Thing Goes Book Cafe and Neighborhood Stage
208 Bay Street

Reception 5:30
Music 6:30
Book Cafe open all day!
5:30pm: New paintings by William Teague
6:30pm: Music and performance by Lys & Nani, Yeti, and Ashtar

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:30am–6:30pm

Hypno-Tronic Comics
156 Stuyvesant Place

Comics and Things

Stop by the local, awesome comic book store to see locally-produced comics, 'zines, and art.

Special 10% discount to all Second Saturday attendees!! [Some restrictions may apply.]

For more information, call 718-720-0001

Art by the Ferry
139 Bay St. (Old Fish's Eddy Building)

Art by the Ferry Festival

The closing of Art by the Ferry, and a performance in the evening by Lou Russo and the Snugs. 7-9pm at 139 Bay Street. Click the link for more information!

The Studio
194 Bay St.

Rimbaud's Beasts: A Photographic Study of Identity

Please join us for a night of art and poetry. Refreshments will be served. A show of Ariel Sadok's work, curated by Jaclyn Drummond.

This exhibition is inspired by the poetry, prose, and letters of Arthur Rimbaud, often referred to as being the inventor of modern poetry.

Ariel's photographs look to capture aspects of Rimbaud's identity as a part of others. He sees aspects of Rimbaud in himself and his friends (his models) and displays them in compassionate and engaging photographs.

The title Rimbaud's Beasts refers to Rimbaud's use of the word beast to describe people; the word has a second meaning, for the purpose of our exhibition, as the inner thoughts and demons which tortured Rimbaud through his life.

Show runs from July 12th through August 2nd.

Second Saturday Staten Island is a free monthly art walk on Staten Island's north shore. Our mission is to facilitate a working partnership between artists, curators, galleries, audiences and local businesses to promote a more engaged community. Our events regularly include visual art, music, dance, and performance art.

Want to know what's going on other days of the month? Check out SI Arts’ Inside Art Guide calendar.
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