Alice Austen House

Events

10/19/19– 10/20/19

Open House New York

The annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.

10/19/197:30pm– 9:00pm

Ghostly Intimations Film Screening at Fort Wadsworth

I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF

at Fort Wadsworth

 

The Alice Austen House and Don’s Place (an NYC-based club that brings together LGBTQ horror movie fans for scary screenings and spirited discussions) present  “I Was a Teenage Werewolf ” (1957, 1:16 mins), followed by a Q&A with Don's Place founder and host Erik Piepenburg and writer, Michael Thomas Vassallo, on the world of coded horror classics. 

 

Meet at the Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center, 120 New York Avenue, Staten Island, NY at 7:00 PM. We will gather and walk into the fort. Screening begins at 7:30 PM. 

 

THE ROOM FOR THE SCREENING DOES NOT HAVE HEAT AND THE WALK TO THE FORT CAN BE DARK. PLEASE DRESS WARMLY AND BRING A FLASHLIGHT. 

 

TICKETS REQUIRED. RESERVE IN ADVANCE HERE

TICKETS $15 / $12 FOR MEMBERS

 
 
 
10/20/1911:00am– 2:00pm

In Alice's Garden: Fall Service Day

Alice’s garden and grounds are a sight to be marveled at in spring and summer, and for them to stay beautiful, we need help preparing them for the winter. Date subject to change based on weather. Community service letters for school can be provided upon request.
 
 
LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP OUT: EMAIL INFO@ALICEAUSTEN.ORG OR CALL (718) 816-4506 TO SIGN UP
10/26/192:00pm– 3:30pm

Book Talk with Bill Bystura

Bill Bytsura, the photographer and author of “the AIDS activist project” will be speaking about his book which documents AIDS activists from 1989 - 1998. It has been over 30 years in the making and he is proud to present the finished book.

Bytsura took black and white portraits of activists and created a collection of strong and moving images documenting the people who fought the AIDS crisis. The work focuses on the activist group ACT UP. Chapters of this group from New York to Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin are included. It is now a historical document of the people and the fight against AIDS.

10/27/192:00pm– 5:00pm

Triennial Friends and Family Day

NEW DATE!

An open house event to celebrate the public opening of the Deliberate Acts, Alice Austen House’s 2nd triennial of photography. A fantastic opportunity to meet the artists and view the exhibition. There will be a moderated panel discussion with three of our triennial artists: Irma Bohorquez-Geisler, Olga Ginzburg and Adam Pape. The discussion will focus on ideas of photographing community. Adam Pape will also be signing copies of his book Dyckman Haze, available for purchase. 

 

(Image credit: Irma Bohorquez-Geisler, featured 2019 triennial artist)

11/9/1912:00pm– 4:00pm

Vintage Camera Day

Alice Austen was an early adopter of new technologies, starting with the first glass-plate camera she ever worked with. Through experimentation, she taught herself how to operate the complex camera mechanism, judge exposure, develop the heavy glass plates, and make prints. In the years since the invention of the camera, photographic technology has advanced from a long, exhaustive process to an everyday activity. Come take a deep-dive into the timeline of photography from the daguerreotype to the digital picture, marveling at the art of the camera with hands-on demonstrations, family activites and displays of vintage cameras. This event is free with admission and suitable for all ages. Bring the whole family!

Vintage Camera Day is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

11/10/192:00pm– 4:00pm

SI OutLOUD brings The Big Read to Alice Austen House

At our stunning historic seaside location, be a part of The Big Read and listen to SI OutLOUD read from "In the Heart of the Sea", a story by Nathaniel Philbrick about the loss of the whaler Essex in 1820. 

As we read from "In the Heart of the Sea" we'll hear from the welcoming and knowledgeable museum staff about Alice's incredible seafaring Aunt Minn and her travels with Oswald Muller, a Danish sea captain, and of course Alice's marvelous photographs of the harbor.
 

Free with admission. Free book giveaway. Suitable for all ages. 

11/16/192:00pm– 4:00pm

Farming on Staten Island: From Dr. Akerly to Frederick Law Olmsted with Pat Salmon

Farming has long been a part of Staten Island's history from the time of the Lenape through the currently active Decker, Gericke and Snug Harbor Farms. Join us to learn about the fascinating history of Olmsted-Beil House and its long connection to farming and agriculture that continue on Staten Island to this day. (Fresh produce from local farms to be offered as light refreshments following the lecture.)

Event Hosted by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House

11/23/19– 11/24/19

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Jump Start your holiday shopping at the Alice Austen House. Don't go big box or online when you can find unique gifts from Staten Island's finest arts and crafts professionals at our holiday fair. 

12/7/192:00pm– 4:00pm

Frederick Law Olmsted – At Home on Staten Island a Talk by Justin Martin

Frederick Law Olmsted spent a handful of years as a Staten Island farmer. But that’s merely one chapter in the life of a man who was, among other things, a journalist, abolitionist, and pioneering landscape architect. Olmsted followed his own idiosyncratic path to greatness. During the talk Martin will connect the disparate pieces of Olmsted’s life, showing how his Staten Island interlude (1848-1855) was crucial to his assorted endeavors, most particularly his masterpiece, Central Park.

BIO

Justin Martin’s specialty is American history, meticulously researched, but delivered in a narrative style that’s akin to fiction. He’s the author of five critically acclaimed books including Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted. His other titles have covered topics ranging from America’s first Bohemian artists to Antietam, a pivotal Civil War battle. Martin’s articles have appeared in publications across the country including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Lawrence (KS) Journal World. Martin is a 1987 graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. He lives with his wife and twin sons in Forest Hills Gardens, a landmark NYC neighborhood designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr..

Event hosted by Friends of Olmstead-Beil House

 


 

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