SIEDC Green & Clean Was a Sweep

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The Staten Island Zoo was the location of this past weekend's Green & Clean Festival hosted by the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC). A day-long marketplace, sustainable businesses and organizations showcased their services and spread information about sustainability and environmental awareness.

As a member of the Board of SIEDC, Broadway Stages is proud to have supported this event and to help promote the value of sustainability. In fact, our very own green roof project was represented by Niki Jackson of the NYC Audubon on behalf of Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, along with Monica Holowacz, Community Relations Director at Broadway Stages. Take a virtual stroll via the photo gallery below. #GOGREEN

Connect With Local Business at the SIEDC Green & Clean Festival

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SUSTAINABILITY - now more than ever, it's important to understand the value and importance it makes on our world, and how you can make a difference. On June 6, the State Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) will host their annual Green & Clean Festival. Intended to spread information about sustainability and environmental awareness, the festival is a day-long marketplace where more than 40 sustainable businesses and organizations showcase their services, and where environmentally conscious individuals gather to learn how to incorporate sustainability into their lives.

As a member of the SIEDC, Broadway Stages encourages you to attend, and we invite you to come by our table to learn about green roofs from the NY City Audubon and Alive Structures, two organizations that make our 20,000 square foot Kingsland Wildflowers rooftop possible. And you can hear about the work underway to expand our green roof corridor by an additional 1.4 acres! General admission to the festival is free, but you are encouraged to register. For more information, click here.

WHERE: Staten Island Zoo @ 614 Broadway WHEN:  June 6th – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mark Your Calendar! SI Children's Museum Carnival and Science Spectacular

On Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. the Staten Island Children's Museum will host this year's Carnival and Science Spectacular, a fundraiser that benefits the Staten Island Children's Museum. As one of the proud sponsors, Broadway Stages encourages you to attend this fun, family-friendly event. This old-fashioned festival includes many fan favorites including carnival games and rides, a bounce house, obstacle course, music, a rock wall, science demonstrations, robots, solar cars, lasers, raffles, food, entry to the museum, and so much more! So be sure to get your tickets now.

Staten Island Children's Museum Carnival & Science Spectacular 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Saturday June 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.                                                                       

$13 discount tickets can be purchased in advance until May 30 at the museum or online at www.sichildrensmuseum.org/carnival-and-science-spectacular. Tickets at the gate are $16.

Local USA 829 Scenic Apprentice Program at Broadway Stages' Staten Island Campus

Standing from left to right Apprenticeship Administrator Kelsey Harro, (with baby Emerson Harro), Shane Ingersoll, Sarah Rigney, Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, Hanna Wellish, USA 829 President Beverly Miller, Sol Metcalfe-McDonald, Broadway Stages’ President Gina Argento, Jared Flynn, Instructor Jacquelyn Marolt, and Athena Parella. Sitting from left to right Rosalind McKelvey-Bunting, Martin Petrov, and Murphey Wilkins.

Standing from left to right Apprenticeship Administrator Kelsey Harro, (with baby Emerson Harro), Shane Ingersoll, Sarah Rigney, Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, Hanna Wellish, USA 829 President Beverly Miller, Sol Metcalfe-McDonald, Broadway Stages’ President Gina Argento, Jared Flynn, Instructor Jacquelyn Marolt, and Athena Parella. Sitting from left to right Rosalind McKelvey-Bunting, Martin Petrov, and Murphey Wilkins.

Founded in 1897, the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, an affiliate of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), is a labor union and professional association made up of over 4,000 members including designers, artists, craftspeople, and department coordinators. Organized to protect craft standards, working conditions, wages, and benefits for the entertainment and decorative arts industries, the members of Local USA 829 work in film, theatre, opera, ballet, television, industrial shows, commercials, and exhibitions.

In addition to negotiating agreements with major industry organizations, the Local offers its members a variety of courses, online training, and a three-year scenic artist apprenticeship program that is financed through a trust fund. As of September 2018, the program is being held in Staten Island at a facility donated by Broadway Stages and located at their new campus on Arthur Kill Road. The facility features a modern kitchen/lecture room, a separate tool room, and a large studio space with a brand-new paint deck. Surrounded by production studios, shops, and filming locations, the apprentices feel right at home.

Staten Island EDC Recognizes Broadway Stages With Top 31 Award

 
 

At this year's Staten Island Economic Development Corporation's (SIEDC) annual conference, Broadway Stages was recognized as one of the top 31 growing companies in the borough. Gina Argento, Broadway Stages' President and CEO, received the award on behalf of the company.

"We've put our heart and soul into our Staten Island campus in Arthur Kill and are excited to see the growth that it's bringing to the community," said Gina. "We are proud to be a member of the SIEDC and a part of the Charleston community."

In 2017 Broadway Stages acquired the 69-acre campus in Arthur Kill, located in the Charleston section of Staten Island. Today, it's being designed as a full-service production facility offering ample space for film, television, and music video productions of all sizes.

For additional information about the SIEDC annual conference, view the SI Live media report at SILive.com by Erik Bascome.

ABOUT THE SIEDC Since 1993 The SIEDC has served as the lead advocate for economic development on Staten Island. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, SIEDC's mission is to enhance Staten Island's economy by promoting public and private investment, and encouraging responsible and sustainable development, all of which improve the quality of life and provide broad and diverse employment opportunities in the borough. The annual business conference brings together Staten Island-based companies and provides opportunities for them to display their services and products, attend educational seminars and keynote panels, and offers networking opportunities. For more information about SIEDC, click here.



Staten Island Children's Museum Carnival & Science Spectacular!

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Broadway Stages is thrilled to be among the sponsors of this year's Carnival and Science Spectacular, a fundraiser that benefits the Staten Island Children's Museum. You won't want to miss the fun! This old-fashioned festival includes many fan favorites including carnival games and rides, bounce house, obstacle course, music, rock wall, science demonstrations, robots, solar cars, lasers, raffles, food, entry to the museum, and so much more!

Staten Island Children's Museum
Carnival & Science Spectacular

1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Saturday June 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at
www.sichildrensmuseum.org/carnival-and-science-spectacular or at the museum.

Discount tickets are available for $13 until May 30
Special early bird pricing is available to members for $10 until April 26  
Tickets at the gate are $16

The Staten Island Children's Museum was founded in 1974. Since that time they have worked to nurture the creativity and curiosity natural to all children. Their programming emphasizes direct and authentic hands-on experiences conducted in a welcoming and pleasing environment. The museum encourages participation by visitors of all abilities and endeavors to reach beyond its walls to serve as an educational resource for the members of our diverse community, especially families and schools. To learn more about the Staten Island Children's Museum, click here.

Boo! Spooktacular at the Staten Island Zoo

Hundreds of ghosts and goblins attended the 2018 Staten Island Spooktacular, Staten Island's largest Halloween themed event that took place on October 13 and 14 at Barrett Park's Staten Island Zoo in West Brighton. The two-day Halloween tradition was frighteningly fun as evidenced by the photos! Broadway Stages was thrilled to be a sponsor of the Spooktacular and thoroughly enjoyed the festivities along with its neighbors. 

Broadway Stages, New York's premier film and television production company, expanded to Staten Island in 2017. As a company with roots in NYC, we understand the needs of our neighbors and the importance of giving back. We are excited to be in Staten Island and helping to make a positive impact on the individual lives of our neighbors.
Read the full article by Derek Alvez in SI Live here.

Broadway Stages Hosts Arthur Kill Pumpkin Patch in Staten Island

Broadway Stages is hosting The Arthur Kill Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at 2911 Arthur Kill Road in Staten Island. The autumnal celebration is free and includes Halloween-themed activities for children of all ages, including pumpkin picking, face painting, arts and crafts, snack, drinks, and more; there will also be free parking on site. And of course, costumes are encouraged! As your Arthur Kill neighbors, we welcome you to join us in celebrating the season and our Staten Island community. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions: community@broadway-stages.com.

About Broadway Stages in Staten Island
Broadway Stages has been an integral part of New York for over three decades and together with its clients has employed thousands of people and created hundreds of local jobs. In 2017 we purchased the 69-acre former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility located in the Charleston section of Staten Island. The facility, which once housed more than 900 inmates, is being converted into a state-of-the-art full-service production facility offering ample space for film, television, and music video productions of all sizes. For Staten Island, that means economic growth and community engagement.

Broadway Stages is hyperlocal focused and committed to helping create new economic opportunities in the local Staten Island community, including an estimated 1,500 jobs over the next several years. In addition, Broadway Stages plans to apply its sustainable business practices at its Staten Island campus, including solar energy and rooftop gardens.

Please follow us at Broadway Stages News for more information.

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