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Memoirs OutLOUD – Creative Writing Workshop: 1st & 3d Saturdays

Memoirs OutLOUD – A creative writing workshop for adults: St George Library Center, 5 Central Ave, SINY 10301.  We meet on the 1st & 3d Saturday of the month. Next workshop at St George Library:  Saturday, July 1st at 10am in the Auditorium.    (“A sneaky confession” – “When I was 17”)

Pencil tip on notepadThanks for arriving promptly as a courtesy to your fellow writers.  Staten Island OutLOUD welcomes Islanders to this stimulating writing studio, open to all adults.   If you are an experienced writer, or if you’re just beginning to explore your writing potential, this workshop offers a welcoming & nurturing environment.

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Bloomsday – OutLOUD

Friday, June 16th, 7:30pm at SI MakerSpace, 450 Front St, Unit B, SINY 10304 (corner Thompson & Front Sts, one block from Bay St & 2 blocks from Tappen Park).  Free parking on the surrounding streets.

Staten Island OutLOUD’s annual celebration of James Joyce’s comic epic “Ulysses” at SI MakerSpace.

Free. Adults only, please.


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Global Water Dance & Water Poems

Saturday, June 24th, 2pm at Silver Lake Park, Forest Ave & Victory Blvd, SINY 10301. (Enter the park at the intersection of Victory & Forest, then take the path downhill to the reservoir.  OutLOUD will perform on the grassy lawn (to your left as you face the reservoir) at the water’s edge. Bring a lawn-chair!  Good for all ages.

Global Water Dances will take place all over the world on Saturday, June 24th – Thousands of performers world-wide, will dance to raise awareness on the crucial need for safe water for everyone, everywhere.

Staten Island will celebrate this global event in Silver Lake Park, led by the cre-a-ion dance collective, a vibrant group of Island dancers and choreographers. Staten Island OutLOUD will collaborate with cre-a-tion to present dance and poetry to highlight our concern for safe water. Dance and spoken word: Perfect together.

Free & open to the public. Bring a lawn-chair or blanket.
More details TBA.

.statenislandoutloud.org www.globalwaterdances.org

Global Water Dances serves a global community of choreographers and dancers who inspire action and international collaboration on water issues through the universal language of dance.

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Declaration of Independence – OutLOUD

Tuesday, July 4th, 2pm at Fort Wadsworth, Bay St & School Road (enter via the Guard Station, park in the Visitors Center lot & follow the sidewalk to the scenic Harbor Overlook).

Staten Island OutLOUD hosts our annual community reading & conversation on the Declaration of Independence – plus a few surprises. When’s the last time you read it? Good for all ages. Free.

Declaration page

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Between the World and Me

Saturday, July 15, 2pm at Killmeyers Old Bavaria Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Road, SINY 10309

Staten Island OutLOUD explores Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” – it won the Natl Book Award & was a finalist for the Pulitzer. It is a narrative for his teenage son on the realities of being Black in the US. Toni Morrison says that Coates the intellectual successor to James Baldwin.

Between the World and Me

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Moby Dick – OutLOUD

Saturday, July 29th, 6pm at the historic Biddle House, 70 Satterlee St, SINY 10307 (2 blocks from Hylan Blvd)

Staten Island OutLOUD’s annual celebration of Melville’s haunting tale of the sea, of Captain Ahab, of the crew of the Pequod, and of the great white whale. Free. Good for all ages.

The Biddle House is on Sattlerlee St, just 2 short blocks from the Conference House. Plenty of free parking on the surrounding streets (including Shore Rd & Craig Ave) & lots of free parking space in the Conference House Visitors Center parking lot (Hylan Blvd & Satterlee)

Rain or shine – If the weather is fair, we’ll gather on the lawn, overlooking Raritan Bay.  If it rains, we’ll enjoy the performance inside the charming Biddle House – a Staten Island landmark.

Bring a lawnchair.  Good for all ages!

Biddle House- 70 Sattlerlee Ave

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Paws & Read OutLOUD – For Kidz

Saturday, Aug 5th, 2pm at the Greenbelt Nature Center. 700 Rockland Ave, SINY 10314

Kids (up to age 10) can have fun & practice their skills by reading aloud to JJ, an adorable licensed therapy dog. This popular program is hosted by Doris Nielsen, a therapy dog trainer & OutLOUD board member. JJ is gentle, and she’s a very good listener!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Poe - dog reads Poe Forevermore


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Local History – A Staten Island Original: Naturalist Tillie Weingartner

Sunday, Aug 15th, 2pm at the Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Ave, SINY 10314

Staten Island’s Greenbelt owes a lot to self-taught naturalist Matilde Weingartner. Born in Switzerland, she emmigrated to the US with her family in the early 1920s & graduated from Curtis High School. She was a mainstay of the Staten Island Museum, where she taught generations of Islanders to value our environment. Tillie establshed the William T. Davis Wildlife Preserve,and she helped lay the groundwork for the present-day Greenbelt Conservancey, and she helped preserve much of the beautiful wilderness and parkland that distinguishes Staten Island today.

We’ll feature Island writer Eileen Monreale’s biography, “Matilde Weingartner: A Staten Island Naturalist”.

Tillie Weingartner - Book cover

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