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Staten Island OutLOUD


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PO Box 10253
Staten Island, NY 10301

Tel: 718/907-0709
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Events

Gatsby's Spectacular New York Skyline

Staten Island OutLOUD and Freshkills Park collaborate to explore F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" from a spectacular vantage point: the North Mound of Freshkills Park, which overlooks the NYC skyline, New York harbor, and the waters beyond. We'll enjoy conversation and share ideas about this quintessentially New York novel as we relax under a broad tent that will keep us comfy, rain or shine. Reservations essential, as space is limited. RSVP at www.freshkillspark.org. The Freshkills Park van will pick up guests at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal (on the St George side of the harbor, located at 1 Richmond Terrace) at 4pm. (Please arrive a bit early - Sorry, we can't accommodate latecomers.) The van will drive you to Freshkills Park, as a Park Ranger will share the unusual story of this pioneering urban park - NYC's biggest. Freshkills Park is an international model of land reclamation and reuse. The van will return to the Staten Island Ferry at 6pm. Ample parking in the Ferry Terminal lots, or on the surrounding streets.

Event Location: Freshkills Park, Pickup at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal - St George, SI, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Gatsby Kick-Off

Staten Island OutLOUD's Big Read Kick-Off event for F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". We'll celebrate this fascinating novel, and the events that surrounded its creation, with a special focus on Chapter One. Featured guests, performance art inspired by "Gatsby" by "Going Up? Productions" puppetry ensemble, with puppeteers Dana Morgan and Cara Liander. More performers TBA. Free & open to the public.

Event Location: Every Thing Goes Book Cafe, 208 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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Creative Writing Workshop Series for Adults

Staten Island OutLOUD hosts a creative writing workshop for adults. "The Great Gatsby" can be interpreted as a kind of fictional memoir. Our workshop series encourages neighbors to explore their own personal experience as the basis for creative writing. We meet on the first and third Saturday of each month, from 10am to Noon. Please arrive on time, as a courtesy to everyone in our workshop.

Event Location: St George Library Center, 5 Central Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Sat, Nov 21, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

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"Gatsby" Book Giveaway

Staten Island OutLOUD celebrates the opening weekend of the new home of the Staten Island Museum with free copies of Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" to museum visitors. While supplies last.

Event Location: Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

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Gatsby Film Screening

Join Staten Island OutLOUD and the awesome librarians at the St. George branch for a lively conversation on F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and a free screening of the 2013 film version starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Event Location: St George Library Center, 5 Central Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Gatsby Book Giveaway

Staten Island OutLOUD celebrates the opening of the SI Museum's new home in Snug Harbor with free copies of "The Great Gatsby" to museum visitors. While supplies last.

Event Location: Staten Island Museum - Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

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"The Great Gatsby" Discussion: Mariners' Harbor

The library staff at the Mariners' Harbor branch library invite you to a discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". Plenty of free parking on the surrounding streets.

Event Location: Mariners' Harbor Branch Library, 206 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10303

Date: Mon, Sep 21, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Gatsby at Lighthouse Point

Staten Island OutLOUD brings "The Great Gatsby" to NYC's newest museum, the stunning National Lighthouse Museum, overlooking New York Harbor with a view that Jay Gatsby would have envied. If weather is fair, we'll read outdoors on the plaza, if it rains, we'll gather inside the museum.

Event Location: National Lighthouse Museum, 200 Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sun, Sep 27, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Gatsby Discussion

Staten Island OutLOUD will gather under the seaside picnic pavilion, on the beach at Fort Wadsworth, to explore F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. More details TBA. Plenty of free parking. The park ranger in the guard station on Bay Street will direct you to the picnic area & adjacent parking. Rain or shine; the pavilion is sheltered.

Event Location: Fort Wadsworth, Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10305

Date: Sun, Oct 4, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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Gatsby and "The Rich Boy"

Staten Island OutLOUD hosts a reading & discussion on F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" together with excerpts from his short story "The Rich Boy" - One of the "Gatsby quartet" of stories that helped germinate and reflect ideas that Fitzgerald incorporated into his novel.

Event Location: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306

Date: Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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"Gatsby" Book Discussion

Staten Island OutLOUD invites our community to join the creative and insightful librarians at the New Dorp Branch NYPL to discuss F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". The New Dorp book discussions are always stimulating, and we look forward to this "Gatsby" event with special interest. Plenty of free parking on the surrounding streets.

Event Location: New Dorp Branch Library, 309 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306

Date: Fri, Nov 13, 2015
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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Gatsby: From the page to the silver screen

Filmmaker Dean Thompson will examine how several different writers adapted F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" into screenplays, for three different generations.

Event Location: Richmondtown Branch Library, 200 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306

Date: Sat, Nov 14, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Gatsby's World

A conversation on "The Great Gatsby", and the world of Scott & Zelda. Free copies of "The Great Gatsby" while supplies last. Details TBA

Event Location: Conference House, Staten Island, NY 10309

Date: Sat, Nov 21, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Gatsby Book Discussion

Staten Island OutLOUD joins our awesome friend, Stapleton Librarian Rosa Haire for a lively community conversation on F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". Free & open to the public. Rosa's book discussions ROCK!

Event Location: Stapleton Library, 132 Canal St, Staten Island, NY 10304

Date: Tue, Nov 24, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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"Winter Dreams"

The finale of Staten Island OutLOUD's Big Read series on "The Great Gatsby" features a spoken-word performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Winter Dreams" - which features traces of his Gatsby themes. We'll enjoy a dessert buffet and conversation about "Gatsby" and Fitzgerald's life and work. Free Details TBA

Event Location: St Johns University Black Box Theatre, 300 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sun, Nov 29, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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