Bee Space
Sep
12
Nov 8

Bee Space

  • St. Ann and the Holy Trinity

Bee Space, Exhibition of Glass Works by Emma Stein

Artist’s Talk and Reception – Saturday, September 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

On view from September 13 – November 8, 2015 on Sundays, and Tuesdays to Thursdays

All are welcome.

The Forum @ St. Ann’s presents Bee Space, an installation of glass works by Emma Stein in the sanctuary of historic St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, September 13 – November 8, 2015. The exhibition inaugurates the 2015-16 season of The Forum, which seeks to engage the community in conversation about the arts, ideas and civic life.

An artist’s talk and reception are scheduled on Saturday, September 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the church sanctuary.

Stein – a glass artist, educator, and new beekeeper – says she is influenced by the beauty of nature, the need to honor plant diversity and bee survival. The artist created two works specifically for St. Ann’s historic landmark sanctuary.

“The Hive,” which will hang from the organ loft near the church entrance, is an oversized uninhabited beehive made of clear glass panels. Ephemeral larger-than life clear bees will accompany the centerpiece of the exhibit: a nine-foot relief panel made of dozens of glass flowers in the pattern of a rose window to be mounted behind the high altar. The flowers represent species that are being supplanted by our mono-crop culture, causing the destruction of our bee populations. The work is a celebration of the beauty of our diverse natural world.

Stein lives and works in New Jersey. She earned an MFA in glass from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA at Alfred University. She has taught glass at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin, Urban Glass in NYC, Ox-Bow in Michigan and currently works at GlassRoots in Newark, NJ. She has been awarded a residency at The Corning Museum of Glass Studios this fall, where she will further explore the theme of rose windows inspired by the St. Ann’s show. She started blowing glass at the age of fourteen and has been passionate about the material ever since while also experimenting with numerous other media, such as fibers, drawing, plants. She draws inspiration primarily from the natural world, and has recently become intrigued by honeybees and the impact they have on our environment.

Bee Space will be on display for public viewing Tuesday through Thursday, 12pm – 3:00 pm and on Sunday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, or by arrangement by contacting office@stannholytrinity.org or 718-875-6960.

In the 2015-2016 program year, which Bee Space helps to launch, The Forum @ St. Ann’s will host other art exhibitions as well as film screenings, poetry and book readings, panel discussions and concerts that build on the success of 19 previously well-received events mounted since 2012.

Special Honey Cider Brew & Information Table on Backyard Beekeeping
Sep
10
Sep 13

Special Honey Cider Brew & Information Table on Backyard Beekeeping

  • Flagship Brewing Company

As part of NYC HONEY WEEK, Staten Island's Flagship Brewing Company will be offering a special gluten-free honey-cider Brew from Thursday, September 10th to Sunday, September 13th. In addition, Staten Island Beekeepers Association will host an information table at the brewery on Friday, September 11th from 6pm to 8pm. The table will consist of literature, an observation hive, beekeeping tools and local honey for sale.

No RSVP required!

Friday, Sept. 11 from 6-8 pm - Info table on backyard beekeeping
Thursday, Sept 10 - Sunday, Sept 13 - Flagship Brewery will be offering a special honey-cider brew

 
 
Honey on the Menu
Sep
8
Sep 13

Honey on the Menu

Can't make it to one of our honey-themed dinners this year? Don't fret because there are plenty of eateries across New York City that are participating in NYC HONEY WEEK! Check out the list below for all the restaurants, ice-cream parlors, breweries & more that are featuring honey-themed specials on their menus!


Honey Happenings at Eataly
Sep
8
Sep 13

Honey Happenings at Eataly

  • Eataly

In celebration of NYC Honey Week 2015, Eataly is excited to explore the best of Italian and local honey with complimentary tastings, honey-inspired recipes available throughout the marketplace, honey kissed dishes featured at our various restaurants, craft beers brewed with honey, and more.
 

Bees Knees Spicy Honey
Sep
7
Sep 9

Bees Knees Spicy Honey

  • Mixed Made (Pfizer Building)

MixedMade, the makers of Bees Knees Spicy Honey, will be opening their workspace to the public. Come see the equipment and process behind the infusion, learn about the journey from hive to bottle, and see production firsthand.

Honey Week with Great Performances
Sep
7
Sep 13

Honey Week with Great Performances

Great Performances is proud to participate in NYC Honey Week. Every month, each of the Great Performances’ cafes creates specials that feature a seasonal ingredient. From September 7-13th, the cafes will highlight fresh and delicious menu items that celebrate local honey. 

Apiary Tours
Sep
4
Sep 13

Apiary Tours

© Anastasia Cole Plakias

© Anastasia Cole Plakias

Local beekeepers invite wanna-bees into backyards, onto roofs, and to community gardens to visit live beehives and learn more about the wondrous world of honeybees. Logistics and the degree of interactivity of these apiary tours varies from location to location, so contact individual hosts directly via email for further information. Attendance will be limited, so first-come, first-served.

— BROOKLYN APIARY TOURS —

Brooklyn Queen
Date: Monday, September 7th
Time: 2pm
Location: 108 Hart St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
RSVP: brooklynqueenhoney@gmail.com
Cost: Free
Bonus: Can't make the Labor Day tour? Stop by Green Grape Provisions for a Brooklyn Queen honey tasting on Saturday, September 5th.

— QUEENS APIARY TOURS —

Mee Beauty/Honey Gramz
Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 10am & 11am
Location: Bayside Historical Society
208 Totten Ave, Bayside, NY 11359
Please contact ruth@honeygramz.com to register for this event.
Cost: Free

— STATEN ISLAND APIARY TOURS —

Pete's Bees
Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Pleasant Plains, a short 4 block walk from the Staten Island Railroad
RSVP: sneeho@aol.com for more information and directions
Cost: Free
More info: Pete also does beehive and swarm removals. For more info, visit PetesBees.Blogspot.com

— UPSTATE NEW YORK APIARY TOURS —

Commuter Bee
Date: Thursday, September 10th
Time: 11:00am
Location: 399 White Store Rd, Norwich, NY 13815
Cost: $3.00/person
RSVP: commuter_bee@yahoo.com or by phone at 808-295-7832
Notes: Commuter Bee will also be accepting appointments all week long for honey facials. Honey facials are $20/ person up to five people per group. For more details, reach out to the email address or phone number above.