Sonic Gate performance at the Future Culture exhibition opening.

Photo: Sam Lahoz

The Future Culture project will continue to build community through free public programs during the course of the Future Culture exhibition, which is on view at ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts through December 9, 2017. RSVP for these upcoming event here.

The Future Culture exhibition runs concurrently with North Shore, a photography exhibition by Future Culture Photo Urbanism Fellow Gareth Smit on view at Alice Austen House through December 23, 2017. 

Tompkinsville Cleanup & Yoga Event

Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tompkinsville Park, corner of Victory Blvd. & Bay St., Staten Island, NY 10301

Tompkinsville is a unique neighborhood filled with cultural destinations, food and businesses. For years, Tompkinsville Park has been plagued with drug use and homelessness often resulting in overdoses and deaths. We Love Tompkinsville Park: Health + Wellness brings together community partners to heal the park with music, health, wellness and culture. RSVP here.

Walking Tour: North Shore, an exhibition of photographs by Gareth Smit

Saturday, October 14, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

Pack your cameras, tablets, and mobile devices for this photo walking tour with photographer Gareth Smit starting at Alice Austin House. We will begin with a tour of Gareth’s exhibit, North Shore, the culmination of nearly two years’ work documenting the changes and community responses to private development and city rezoning in the area. We will then walk with Gareth from Alice Austen House to Staten Island Arts to view and discuss the Future Culture exhibit. RSVP here.

Sonic Gates Community Forum

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Flagship Brewery, 40 Minthorne St, Staten Island, NY 10301

Join Volker Goetze and the Sonic Gates artistic team to receive an update and give your input on the design concepts for the sound sculptures that are slated to be installed in 2018. Sonic Gates connects the North Shore between the St. George Ferry Terminal and the Clifton SIRR station by way of different sound sculptures that help people navigate and appreciate the spaces they occupy. The sculptures promote exploration into St. George, Tompkinsville, and Stapleton through an exciting multisensory experience and intuitive way finding between these sites. RSVP here. RSVP here.

New Earth Resiliency Oracle Card Reading

Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ArtSpace @ SI Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304

Tattfoo Tan’s New Earth Resiliency Oracle Cards are a modern version of tarot cards used as a divination and healing tool. Come for a reading! RSVP here. 

Court Yard Fridays Listening Party

Monday, November 20, time to be announced soon
Maker Park Radio

Tune in to preview some of the musical genres and acts that Court Yard Fridays is curating into their plans for next summer!

How to Realize Your Project on a Grassroots Level

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
ArtSpace @ SI Arts, 23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY 10304

Building community through grassroots projects is never easy — but it is worth it. Coming together with others who share your values and pooling resources is a powerful act, pushing back against feelings of isolation and the false sense of competition that too often divides us. This event, facilitated by Monica Valenzuela, will feature success stories and offer a forum to consciously speak up, listen, step forward, step back, and build a realistic conversation around sustaining grassroots projects and yourself in this important work! RSVP here.