venue digs

check out these venues which offer cool, art-ternative ways to pass away the summer on Staten Island, NY

the full cup
388 Van Duzer St | Staten Island NY 10304
Staten Island's funkiest, hippest cafe/bar/meet-up/alleyway concert venue. Features local and national/international bands of all kinds (folk, punk, rock, cover, etc.), Karaoke nights, comedy shows, dance parties, poetry readings, discussion groups, sewing clubs, kid-friendly events, pastries and coffee, beers and wines... the possibilities are endless (and super cool).

Visit for the skinny.

Everything Goes Cafe and Neighborhood Stage
208 Bay Street | Staten Island NY 10301

Visit Staten Island's quaintest bookshop and cafe that also has a neighborhood stage. ETG offers a fine menu of organic coffees and teas, homegrown treats, soups and sandwiches from local gardens, and offers a lot of cool art showings, openings, and music/movement performances. Seriously, I have danced here before! The books and vinyls are new, used, and recycled. There are computers you can use at a very low price and free wifi. Conversation abounds in this wondrous teashop.

Be warned, this shop also has several sister shops that sell vintage clothes, furniture, and art. You can find more info by following the link below.

Visit Everything Goes Cafe here.

The Curiosity Project
143 Beach Street | Staten Island NY 10304

Staten Island's newest pop-up gallery space, managed by the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island. This space features programming on a concentrated theme each month. March is Try:Fiber and April is TRY:Movement @ The Curiosity Project (curated by Melissa West and the Curiosity Team!)

Visit the Curiosity Project Page

Deep Tanks 
150 Bay Street (Basement level) | Staten Island NY 10301

Deep Tanks is a photography and multi-media studio operated and founded by Kris Johnson and Florence Poulain, both incredibly talented photographers and artists. The studio hosts events and performances as part of Second Saturday Staten Island programming each month. They often have mixed arts events that culminate in a late-night musical jam. Super cool place.

Check out Deep Tanks.