May 2019 Program Highlights
It’s time for the sweet sounds of music during the month of May at the Staten Island Children’s Museum!
Family Adventure Walk: Discover Animals!
Saturday, May 4 at 3:00 pm
The Staten Island Children’s Museum will once again be part of the Municipal Arts Society of New York’s annual “Jane’s Walk” activities during this walk. Meet at the “Francis the Praying Mantis” sculpture outside of the Children’s Museum, move inside to the “Bugs and Other Arthropods” exhibit and then head back out to explore the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Visitors should register on the Jane’s Walk website.
Classical Kids Fair
Sunday, May 5, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Classical music radio station WQXR and the Staten Island Conservatory of Music will present a “Classical Kids Fair” here at the Children’s Museum, featuring live musical performances, story time, crafts, radio workshops and a chance for children to touch and interact with real musical instruments.
Con Edison Second Saturday Science!
Sounds of Science Fiction
Saturday, May 11, Noon – 1:00 pm
Local composer Jenno Snyder will teach visitors about a scientific instrument called the theremin and demonstrate how it’s used to make spooky sounds in the month’s Con Edison Second Saturday Science! “Sounds of Science Fiction” workshop on May 11 from Noon – 1:00 pm.
Paint Fest with the NYC Mural Arts Project
Saturday, May 18
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come enjoy painting, music, mental health resources, free food, and more during this special event outside on the Meadow. Paint a new mural that will be installed at P.S. 22 in Graniteville. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome!
Brighton Heights Reformed Church Youth Orchestra
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 pm
Conductor Yvette Washington-Wheatley will lead Staten Island’s own Brighton Heights Reformed Church Youth Orchestra as they present Afri-Classics featuring the music of composers of color including Duke Ellington, Gloria Estefan, Bob Marley and more.
Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Special Art Workshops
Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Learn about the contributions of Asian Americans in the military and the hear about Maggie Gee and Hazel Ying Lee, the Asian American members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
ShopRite Kidz Cook
Fridays at 3:00 & 4:00 pm
Crunch, pop and crackle are some of the sounds that noisy foods make – cook and hear some fun foods including carrot salad, rice cakes and celery stick treats.
Special ShopRite Kidz Cook
Jewish American Heritage Month: Lag B’Omer Celebration
Friday, May 17 at 3:00 & 4:00 pm
Make delicious Israeli salad with za’atar seasoned pita crisps to celebrate the holiday.
The Staten Island Children’s Museum will once again participate in the Blue Star Museums Program, offering free admission to active and reserve military families with ID starting on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18 until Labor Day, Monday, September 2.
The Children’s Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May 27.
Please note that all programming is subject to change; please check the Museum’s website or call for updates.