Arts & Entertainment

Must-See Arts & Culture: Fall 2014

by Christina Parrella, 08/13/2014

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  • Staten Island
    Staten Island abounds with enough cultural and historical attractions to easily fill a weekend. One such sight, which is a new addition to the area, is the National Lighthouse Museum. Located within walking distance of the ferry, the lighthouse overlooks New York Harbor and welcomes guests to tour the structure and learn all about the island's seafaring past. For more Staten Island history, not to mention plenty of art, head to the Staten Island Museum, which showcases a profusion of natural science artifacts. This fall the focus is on mastodons. Lost/Found: Return of the Mastodon presents a life-size mastodon model, fossils, conserved specimens and displays of creatures from the past. Last but not least, this November marks the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, named for Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who first spotted the island when his ship entered the Bay of New York in 1524. Find the time to admire this feat of engineering—the longest suspension bridge in the nation.

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