Art on Bay
Most New Yorkers don’t know this, but Staten Island is insanely photogenic. That’s why we think it’s important that, as residents and native Staten Islanders, that we infuse our Instagram feeds with a little bit of extra Staten Island beauty every year. That’s why, just like we did back in 2015 and 2016, we’ve compiled a list of Staten Islanders that you should be following on Instagram.
‘Dock Street’ is a name that’s been synonymous with Staten Island music for decades. For a lot of island residents, it conjures images of that first rock show they attended in high school. These days, Dock Street is giving some talented SI artists their first shot to record their music. Dock Street Records was established to show the world some of the best music that SI has to offer.
Every Friday morning, from 10am to 11am, local tattoo artist Magie Serpica (Milk & Honey Tattoo Parlor) & Yoga Instructor Jen Gallo (KettleBella Fitness) host the ‘Make Her Space’ radio show out of the SI Makerspace hub where MakerPark Radio broadcasts from.
In:Vision is a brand new documentary series from Backslash Bomb Productions that explores science and sociology.
On Saturday, October 21st, the ‘Staten Island Jazz Festival 30’ will be taking place at the Universal Temple of the Arts at Snug Harbor.
The Waters At Play festival will be taking place September 30th at ArtSpace at SI Arts, 23 Navy Pier Ct. & Stapleton Waterfront Park.
The music itself is sharp, tinged with electricity, and cold in the best way; as it should be for the themes the band are going for here.
Staten Island has the reputation of being undervalued and underloved. Live on the Scene, hosted by the Richmond Renegade on Saturday, August 19 from 8 PM to 2 AM at Amendment 18 (691 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10304), is a music scene event designed to combat this established notion and show some love to the art scene on Staten Island.
Thursday night, August 17th, will be the first time in 38 years a true solar eclipse will be observed in North America. The Staten Island museum is celebrating the occasion with a night of dancing, singing, and adult beverages!
But through it all, they’ve only grown into a stronger collective unit. If their latest release (‘Spinnin’ Around’) is any indication, they’re only getting sharper with each passing year.