New York, NY, September 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Forgotten History of Staten Island
Artist Talk: 3pm, Saturday, September 17th
Ed Weiss will preview his upcoming work The Forgotten History of Staten Island, a month long celebration of real and imagined historical events told through the eyes of an invented persona, Dr. D. I. Kniebocker (Staten Island’s self-described “greatest historian”). The fictional doctor will give a reading by the North gate, the site that inspired Herman Melville’s greatest novel Moby Dick. This will be followed by an artist’s talk and exhibition of paintings created for the project in Snug Harbor’s oldest building, Main Hall, Building C. The artist will discuss his paintings, research and the meaning of forgotten histories. And there will be free beverages.
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To Get to Snug Harbor (1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY , 10310) by Mass Transit:
Take subway to lower Manhattan, 1 to South Ferry, or 4/5 to Bowling Green or R/W to White Hall. Exit and walk south to blue neon Staten Island terminal to take free ferry. After landing in Staten Island take the S40 bus at Gate D to travel along Richmond Terrace, less than a 10-minute ride. Let the bus driver know that you want to get off at Snug Harbor. Buses leave shortly after the ferry arrives.
The Forgotten History of Staten Island was made possible by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island.