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9 Things To Do in Staten Island's Neighborhoods This Weekend

By Nicholas Rizzi | April 28, 2016 4:33pm | Updated on March 23, 2017 4:57pm

Saturday, March 25

► 'Roots of Empire' Book Talk

Where: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Ave., Willowbrook
When: 1 to 4 p.m.

This talk with author John T. Wing, about his book "Roots of Empire: Forests and State Power in Early Modern Spain," is free. "Roots of Empire" discusses forest management in Imperial Spain. 

► World War I Centennial Lecture

Where: Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Livingston
When: 2 to 3 p.m.

Local historians will lead a lecture commemorating the centennial of World War I.

► The March Chronicles: Women's Panel Discussion

Where: Art Lab, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Livingston
When: 3 to 6 p.m.

Women who attended protest marches this year will speak at this moderated panel discussion.

► PASS: Modes! By Merián Soto

Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Livingston
When: 5 to 8 p.m.

Choreographer Merián Soto will bring her dance piece, "Modes!," to Snug Harbor as part of the institution's Performance Arts Salon Saturdays series. A question and answer session with Soto will follow the performance. Tickets are $10.

​► Baye Fall: Roots in Spirituality, Fashion and Resistance

Where: CANVAS Institute of Art Culture & Civic Engagement, 150 Victory Blvd., Tompkinsville
When: 5 to 7 p.m.

Artist Laylah Amtullah Barrayn, whose work is on exhibit at CANVAS, will host a discussion about West African culture.

​► Tavern Concert: Songs of the Sea and Tavern

Where: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave., Richmond Town
When: 6 and 8 p.m.

The Richmond Tavernacle Choir will perform two acoustic shows of sea shanties and tavern classics. Tickets are $13 online, $15 at the door.

​► "Urbania" Micro Exhibit Reception

Where: Hub 17, 73 Wave St., Stapleton
When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Opening Thursday, "Urbania" — an exhibit of photographs by Staten Islander Jo Cavallo — isn't hosting a reception until Saturday. The show closes the next day.

Sunday, March 26

​► DNA of Water Opening Reception

Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Livingston
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"DNA of Water" is a new exhibit focusing on water's function in society. The show includes work by Deborah Jack, Petri Saarikko and other artists.

 'Ani Lacham' Film Screening

Where: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave., Lighthouse Hill
When: 2 to 3 p.m.

The documentary "Ani Lacham" follows a Tibetan girl who fled home to attend school.​ Sunday's screening of the film is free.