Hurricane Sandy

One year later, we are thankful for community support and mindful that recovery continues. Alice Austen House is grateful to the New York Landmarks Conservancy, the New York Council for the Humanities, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Staten Island Foundation, and all of our supporters and volunteers for assistance in our cleanup, response and planning efforts. Our thoughts go out to our community still rebuilding their lives, businesses and homes after Superstorm Sandy, especially those who lost loved ones.

Lori Belilove & Isadora Duncan Dance Company

The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, directed by Lori Belilove, the pre-eminent Isadora Duncan Dance company performing today, will honor their namesake, revolutionary dancer Isadora Duncan and Victorian rebel photographer Alice Austen, both 20th century Icons of freedom, in a program of dances choreographed by Isadora Duncan. The outdoor performance will be on the grounds of the Alice Austen House; a location featuring a view that stretches from the Statue of Liberty to lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Verrazano Bridge on September 14th.

The Company and guest dancers will perform solos and group works from the Duncan repertory centered on themes of nature, a focus that Duncan shared with Alice Austen. The program will unfold the life and art of the extraordinary dancer with sensational dancing, delighting audiences of all ages. Bring your friends and a picnic, blanket and/or chairs and enjoy an early evening of nature and dance overlooking the New York harbor. $10 donation at the gate.

Bring your own blanket or chair, even a picnic! The performance will be canceled in the event of rain.  The event will start at 6 pm. 

The Alice Austen House is handicap accessible with a wheelchair ramp in the rear of the house. 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

In Memoriam Paul Eklof board member and dear friend

The Alice Austen House dedicates this year's gala on June 15 to Paul, who gave so much of himself and will be greatly missed.

Donations accepted to the Paul Eklof Memorial Fund at the request of his family.  Donate here

To learn about Paul

New Executive Director

The Alice Austen House Museum welcomes our new Executive Director, Janice Monger.

Dr. Carl Rutberg and Ann Marie McDonnell on City Talk

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