Art on Bay
You might not recognize him under the makeup, but that’s native Staten Islander, Nick Williams, in the center of the above photo in the black and white clown makeup. After packing up from Staten Island, the North Shore staple with a big voice has big things brewing down in The Big Easy.
After being the first from Staten Island to ever win the NYC Neighborhood Challenge, the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership has held the first of several meetings to organize “Illuminate Stapleton” on February 3rd.
Creating an upbeat atmosphere and covering everything from Wu Tang to Good Charlotte, Love Tap energizes fans with a huge stage presence and interesting transitions. The band is also sure to please because of their fun and diverse set list. “We don’t discriminate against any music genre.” Explains singer/guitarist Nick Bove, “Our sets are comprised of rock, hip-hop, pop, alternative, and even some popular theme songs!”
Staten Islanders who are fans of Scarface and The Godfather Trilogy might be excited to learn that film star Al Pacino’s latest was shot right here on Staten Island. A dark comedy, The Humbling, is an edgy look into the chaotic life of an actor suffering from dementia.
It’s an exciting time for us here at This Way on Bay. Our first Print edition has been released and is headed to some of your favorite North Shore Staten Island spots.
Sometimes the universe throws out change and growth where we least expect it to. Such is the case with the unlikely chaos which Superstorm Sandy brought to Scott Van Campen and his wife, D.B. Lampman. After having operated New York Fabricators for 12 years at 450 Front Street on the North Shore, the couple were left with total destruction to the premises. However, these business owners saw a ray of light and turned around their situation into envisioning this 6,000 ft. space into a creative space for the community.
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean at lovers have to suffer from cabin fever. In fact, this is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the North Shore’s John A.Noble Maritime Collection. A museum and study center located on the former grounds of the famous old retirement community, Sailors’ Snug Harbor
One of the North Shore’s greatest gems, the Artlab, can be found inside Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Artlab contains the heart and soul of its original founding members as well as those of the present artists who occupy studios, teach, and exhibit their art as well as student art all year long.
This coming Saturday, December 13th, is the last Second Saturday of 2014 along the Bay Street Corridor in the North Shore. Sure to again be an eventful day, the highlighted venues included here will be hosting art exhibitions, artist markets, dance, spoken word, and other arts inspired events.