Coming up at the Alice Austen House
Pedaling Through the Past with Bike New York:
Forts, Ferries, and Fotos
Saturday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$35 (includes lunch, tour, and t-shirt)
Join Bike New York on a voyage to Staten Island! We’ll enjoy inspiring Harbor views, beaches, sea breezes, and stop at two historical sites. First up: Fort Wadsworth, a former military fort with gorgeous views of the Verrazano Bridge. Next, we’ll travel to the Alice Austen House for a catered picnic and private tour. Alice Austen (1866 – 1952) was one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers and an early advocate for and photographer of women bicyclists. The tour will discuss Alice’s life and work, as well as late 19th-century cycling. Among the highlights of the house: two period rooms and her original darkroom. Shutterbugs, it doesn’t get any better than this! Registration and more info
Screening: Looking at Home
Saturday, August 29, 8:00 p.m.
Staten Island’s pop-up cinema group, Aquehonga Cinema, will curate a selection of independent films on the concept of home, including a selection of Alice Austen’s home videos. The program is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, “Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark.” The museum’s building dates back to circa 1690 and has served as a home for over three hundred years. Bring your own chairs and blankets. RSVP to 718-816-4506 x10 or [email protected]