March 2020 Program Highlights
Celebrating Women’s History Month
We’re celebrating 100 years of women trailblazers all month!
International Women’s Day Events: Sunday, March 8
The Riot Grrrls: Girl Power! The Staten Island ‘Zine League shows the impact of the Riot Grrrl movement and how ‘zines help connect women and girls across the country. Then children will create their own ‘zines to share with friends. Sessions at Noon, 1:00 & 2:00 pm.
Life Through the Lens – Alice Austen Birthday Tribute: The Alice Austen House presents a special photography workshop honoring this LGBTQAI legend during her birthday month. Pick up a timed ticket at the front desk; limited to 25 attendees per session at 2:00 & 3:00 pm.
Con Edison Second Saturday Science!
Pi Day Party!
Saturday, March 14, Noon – 1:00 pm
Celebrating all things “3.14” on this mathematical-themed day, the party starts with reading the story “Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi,” making circle and pi-related crafts and finally enjoying pizza pie! Free with admission; limited to 25 attendees.
St. Patrick’s Day Steps
Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm.
It’s time to celebrate Irish heritage with a local step dance troupe led by Staten Islander Dawn Daniels.
New Year Nowruz – Special ShopRite Kidz Cook: Nowruz is Iranian New Year, also known as Persian New Year. Make Persian raisin cookies to celebrate! Friday, March 20 at 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Pick up a timed ticket at the front desk.
The Poetry of Audre Lorde
Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 pm
Staten Island OUTloud presents a spoken word performance featuring the poetry of this writer, feminist and civil rights activist. The Staten Island Dance Project will perform and accompany the poetry readings.
SAGE Story Time
Thursday, March 26 at 4:00 pm
We are proud to collaborate with the Pride Center of Staten Island and its SAGE group to present this multigenerational program with the senior LGBT members of SAGE.
What’s the Word? Staten Island Reading Association Literacy Day
Saturday, March 28, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Meet authors, enjoy reading workshops and arts & crafts activities. Books and other giveaways will be available while supplies last.
Performing Arts Studio
Fridays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturdays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sundays, Noon – 4:00 pm
Dancers Anjoli Chadha and Walter Rutledge share their own interpretations, games and interactive workshops during their studio hours. The Admissions Desk will provide the location of the workshops, which take place throughout the exhibits and spaces in the Children’s Museum.
ShopRite Kidz Cook
Fridays at 3:00 & 4:00 pm
Cook recipes from women chefs who have done so much more than just cook in a kitchen. Hear passages from the book “A Woman’s Place: The Inventors, Rumrunners, Lawbreakers, Scientists, and Single Moms Who Changed the World with Food” by Deepi Ahluwalia and then make recipes from these pioneering women: Ruth Fertel, the founder of restaurant empire Ruth’s Chris Steak House; Georgia Gilmore, a leader and activist who helped fund the efforts of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by selling her home-cooked foods at community meetings; and Cristeta Comerford, the first woman Executive Chef at the White House. Free with admission; pick up a timed ticket at the front desk.
Visual Arts Studio
Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Learn how her home country inspired the work of Afro-Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón as they design their own textured collagraphs (prints made using a board with collage materials glued to it to form a relief surface with a variety of textures) using her technique.
Please note that all programming is subject to change; please check the Museum’s website or call for updates.