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.

November 8th, Art Walk

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The Greenmarket
Theater Parking Lot
St. Marks & Hyatt Streets


8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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


SI Artist Building
73 Wave St.


10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Free family workshop from 11:00 to 12:00
Staten Island Artist Market

The Staten Island Artist Market (SIAM) will take place on Saturday November 8 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Staten Island Artist Building (SIABC) complex located at 73 Wave St. in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island. The Market features handmade items created by Staten Island artists. The event is free to the public. 
 
The Artist Market is celebrating fall by featuring items in an autumnal palette and theme. Shoppers who want to get a jump on the holiday shopping season will find a wide array of locally handmade arts and crafts.
 
Janice Patrignani, a fashion design professional, visual artist, and art educator, will lead a free family workshop from 11:00 to 12:00. Create a colorful silk scarf inspired by Staten Island’s beautiful fall foliage.  Contribute a drawing of a leaf or insect to a large piece of silk that will be painted. The finished scarf will be raffled off at the SIAM Artist Market on December 13.  Everyone over 5 years old is welcome to participate. Materials will be provided.
 
Ms. Patrignani will also be selling her one-of-a-kind shibori dyed silk scarves at the Artist Market.  Shibori is an ancient Japanese technique of resist dyeing. Some of the scarves have needle-felted wool detailing, adding a textural dimension to the luminous layers of color. 

Every Thing Goes Furniture Store
17 Brook St.



10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thrifty Vintage Christmas Delights under the Tent

Enjoy hot cider, sit with Santa, and learn how to make macrame snowflakes, on the opening day of ETG’s Christmas and holiday sale. In preparation for holiday hospitality, we’ll offer vintage tablecloths, napkins, bedspreads and other linens, as well as serving dishes and platters.
 
The Big Tent will host a delightful collection of Christmas decorations, music boxes, figurines, candles, gifts and more. Please join us! Christmas décor and goods will remain on display in the Tent into December.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center And Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace


12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
SHARP Open Studio: Bethany Collins-Cottage A; Melissa West-Cottage B
SHARP Exhbition: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)
Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program & Open studios

Check out what this month's artists are doing in their studios and see the new exhibits by recent artists-in-residence.
 
Participating artists:
 
Bethany Collins is developing a series of new drawing and photographs inspired by identity and race as viewed through the prism of language. The artist recently completed a residency at the Studio Museum, Harlem. She earned BAs in Studio Art and Visual Journalism from the University of Alabama, and completed a Capstone International Semester Abroad at the Glasgow School of Art.
 
Melissa West, a performance artist, is investigating the dialogue between a moving body and the contours of the hills and shoreline of StatenIsland. The artist has presented projects at the Greenbelt and the LUMEN Festival, and recently completed a residency at The Curiosity Project. She has an MA in Performance Studies from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
 
The art of SHARP artists IanBurnley and Ian Gerson is onexhibit at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Building C, through November 16, 2014.

Culture Lounge
Staten Island Ferry Terminal



12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Great Richmond

Staten Island Arts is pleased to present “The Great Richmond” a crowd-sourced public sculpture/interactive diagram that is a collaboration between cartographer and urban theorist Neil Greenberg and sculptor Will Corwin.
 
Corwin and Greenberg have collaborated on a monumental game-based installation that invites participants to re-imagine Staten Island, and their own particular environment, as they might want it to be: by turns a return to a semi-mythological sylvan and pastoral utopia, a much more built-up urban metropolis—a continuation of Manhattan and Jersey City across the harbor, or, on a controversial note, a seceded Staten, a new city in the constellation of the northeast corridor.
 
For The Great Richmond, Greenberg and Corwin researched the history of Staten Island, explored its many neighborhoods and invented a set of pieces and a human-scale “board” within which to organize the pieces.  The images that inspire the pieces include Henry David Thoreau (an inhabitant of S.I.), the island's world-famous reptile house, Bathtub Madonnas, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, and The Staten Island Mall.  Though not with a focus on winning or losing, the guidelines for activating the sculpture are geared to creating an accumulation of images and objects that acts both as a sculpture and a data set that can be plumbed for conclusions about the islands inhabitants and its visitors.

Skylight Center
307 St. Marks Place


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
For The Love of Chicken

Thanks for waking us up when the sun rises;
You are the first to deliver us morning surprises.
We appreciate the nuggets that you make;
Both in the fast-food restaurants and those we use to make a cake.
There is strength in your meat which we use to build muscle tone.
It's irreverent that we call skinny legs "chicken bone."
There is a reason why as we grow up our arms and thighs thicken;
All of that good lovin' is from the love of the chicken.
 
By Joel Madison

Andrea Phillips Studio
48 Montgomery Ave.


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Music begins at 8pm
Not Handicap Accessible
Art Show and 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.
 
Music show featuring an assortment of local artists starts at 8pm.

For more information, please email secondsaturdaystatenisland@gmail.com.

Culture Lounge
Staten Island Ferry Terminal


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mount-Lawrence Pre-Premiere

Mount Lawrence is a documentary film focusing on Chandler Wild, a transplanted Texan living in New York City where he has been living since his adventure seeking and outdoor loving father committed suicide in 2007. The film follows Chandler as he travels by bicycle 6,500 miles to Alaska to name a mountain after his father.

As a thank you to all the friends and supporters of Mount Lawrence, there will be a pre-premiere screening in the Culture Lounge located in the Staten Island - St George Ferry Station.

Seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP asap.

For more information, be sure to follow and subscribe on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, as well as the image below. You can also contact Scott or Chandler for more info: scott@atwaproductions.com /chandler@atwaproductions.com.

CPG Gallery
814 Richmond Terrace


5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Featured photographer, Robert Haber
Everything New is Old Again

Featured photographer, Robert Haber's, Artist Statement:
 
"The theme of this exhibit takes modern subjects and portrays them in photographic styles from the past, thus reinforcing the idea that all art is basically just variations of previous works - In writing there is the idea that there are only seven plots in the world and all literature is just variations of these seven basic themes - 

Photography as a visual media also has certain basic themes that keep reoccurring and most photography is just variations of these themes -      

As photographers, while we may constantly interpret themes that have been done previously it is the individual artist who put their own identity on these recurring themes and therefor are able to produce photographic art that is fresh and vibrant."

Every Thing Goes Book Cafe and Neighborhood Stage
208 Bay Street


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ocean Paintings & Landscape Photographs

6pm  Reception for Ocean Paintings by ALEX JELTOV, and Landscape Photographs by STEVIE RAY SOLOWAY

8pm  DRUM CIRCLE OF THE FULL MOON & WORLD PEACE MEDITATION Communication and play inspired by the energy of the Moon. 9pm Meditation 15 Min

Pride Center of Staten Island
25 Victory Boulevard, 3rd Floor


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Writings on the wall: The Current State of HIV

The Staten Island LGBT Community Center presents Writings on the Wall: The Current State of HIV. The exhibition opens on Saturday, November 8, 2014 with a reception from 6-9 PM as part of Second Saturday Staten Island. The show is open to the public during Center hours, Monday through Friday from 1 to 8 PM, through Friday, December 5th. The Center is located at 25 Victory Boulevard, third floor, Tompkinsville.
 
“Writings on the Wall: The Current State of HIV” is a series of digital art works that utilize the current HIV stats and information about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in an interactive project with the Staten Island LGBT Community and their allies. Inspired by wheatpaste street art and produced on the iOS platform, these large scale pieces by the Center’s curator, Steven Wakeman, serve to illuminate that the fight against the HIV virus continues. The exhibit is part of the Staten Island LGBT Community Center’s commitment to educate the community and will coincide with World AIDS Day (commemorated internationally on December 1st).

Hypno-Tronic Comics
156 Stuyvesant Place


6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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


Deep Tanks
150 Bay St.



8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Not Handicap Accessible
Property Line: Staten Island Photographs by Edward Coppola

DEEP TANKS is pleased to showcase images from "Property Line: Staten Island Photographs," Edward Coppola’s ongoing color digital photography series. Coppola documents aspects of Staten Island’s domestic vernacular architecture, and in the process finds that the everyday landscapes of homes and yards seem to reveal people’s relationships with one another and the world around them.

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