We went to several openings today, it’s Second Saturday on Staten Island and that is the time of the month when galleries open shows and performances take place. There are sometimes tours of artist’s studios too. You can find the listings by googling Second Saturday, Staten Island.
Tonight was also a surprise birthday party for Craig Mannister at the Art Lab in Snug Harbor. Didn’t take photos there because I knew a LOT of people attending and I hadn’t seen them for a while. There was a lot to talk about.
After the party we wanted to walk home but the gate closest to Tysen Street had been locked and Colman and I had to walk through the harbor to the West gate and make our way home along Richmond Terrace on foot. It looked like there was a full moon out. It was really beautiful through the scattered clouds. As we walked through the trees I noticed a bright spot in the clouds and was confused because it wasn’t where I expected the moon to be. Then I realized that it was the lights from the World Trade Center across the harbor. This is looking eastward as we headed toward the West Gate.
This is approaching the West Gate where we can leave the park.
Colman ahead of me on Richmond Terrace as we headed back to Tysen Street. That’s the moon in the clouds above the street lights.
Near the center of the Snug Harbor buildings on the terrace there is a little dock in the Kill van Kull, the trees part and there is a view of Bayonne where a dock has been built as an entry for a ferry bringing visitors to the Harbor. (That ferry doesn’t run yet) I had a clear view of the column of light from the cloud ceiling to near the ground where the columns are separate.
A shot through the fence of one of the Snug Harbor buildings. Next weekend this part of the front lawn will host the annual Art On The Fence Show put on by the Staten Island Museum which will be moving here over the next few years.
One last view of the moon before we got home.