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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 Book Giveaway

Staten Island OutLOUD gives away free copies of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" at the Westerleigh Folk Festival, while supplies last.

Event Location: Westerleigh Park, 165 Neal Dow Ave & Maine Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

Date: Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Gatsby's Spectacular New York Skyline

Staten Island OutLOUD & Freshkills Park collaborate on this Big Read event, exploring "The Great Gatsby" from Freshkills Park, overlooking 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.

Event Location: Freshkills Park, Hwy 440 South & Muldoon Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

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 – 12:00pm

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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 – 12:00pm

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Gatsby at Blue Heron

Staten Island OutLOUD brings neighbors to Blue Heron Park, a lovely urban oasis. Its grounds and ponds are reminiscent of the gardens of Gatsby's estate. We'll explore a chapter of The Great Gatsby and discuss Fitzgerald's work.

Event Location: Blue Heron Park, 222 Poillon Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312

Date: Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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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 On the Fishing Pier

Staten Island OutLOUD gathers around picnic tables under the gazebo at the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier to explore another chapter of The Great Gatsby. Rain or shine, the gazebos will keep us comfy and sheltered. This location is at the foot of the 825-foot fishing pier, and it affords a stunning ocean vista. It's a scene that Gatsby might have enjoyed (if Daisy were there with him).

Event Location: Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier, Capodanno Blvd near Seaview Ave, Across from the new Track & Field Center on Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Gatsby Book Giveaway

Staten Island OutLOUD will give away copies of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby at Casa Belvedere's Festa d'Italia (while supplies last). Scott and Zelda were living in Italy while he revised Gatsby, so our book giveaway is a link to Fitzgerald's Italian connection.

Event Location: Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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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, Richmond Terrace & Bay St, 200 Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island, NY 10301

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

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Gatsby's Fate

Staten Island OutLOUD will explore F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. More details TBA. Plenty of free parking. Note new location: NOT at Fort Wadsworth, as originally announced; Fort W just announced that it's closing due to hazardous weather warnings. But Every Thing Goes Book Cafe is warm & comfy: hot coffee & teas, delicious hot soups. A wonderful book shop. Big stage, comfy seating. Free parking. Join us!

Event Location: Every Thing Goes Book Cafe, 208 Bay Street, between Victory Blvd & Hannah St, Staten Island, NY 10301

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 Giveaway

Book giveaway following our discussion of "The Great Gatsby" and Fitzgerald's related short story, "The Rich Boy".

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

Date: Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

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Reading Gatsby in Tehran

A brave and inspired professor taught “The Great Gatsby” in to her class at the University of Tehran as revolution raged around them. Some students criticized the book as decadent, but others said it condemned the moral hollowness of the filthy rich. The professor had a clever response; she and her students put the book on trial. Her story traces a tension that plays out in today, in Tibetan politics, in many other parts of the world, and here at home. This Big Read discussion of "The Great Gatsby" is inspired by a chapter from "Reading Lolita In Tehran" by Azar Nafisi. The author discusses her experience teaching Fitzgerald, Nabokov, Henry James and Jane Austen in the Islamic Republic of Iran. A story of courage, discipline, hard work and hope.

Event Location: Tibetan Museum, 338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306

Date: Sun, Oct 11, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

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El Gran Gatsby

Staten Island OutLOUD offers a book giveaway of "El Gran Gatsby". Family-friendly Spanish readings from "El Gran Gatsby" and bilingual conversation on Gatsby for our Mexican community. We'll also feature special bilingual readings for kids.

Event Location: El Centro de Hospitalidad, 1546 Castleton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302

Date: Sun, Oct 18, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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Gatsby & "Absolution"

Book discussion on The Great Gatsby, and on Fitzgerald's short story "Absolution".

Event Location: Staten Island Academy, 715 Todt Hill Road, Staten Island, NY 10304

Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Gatsby Hit & Run

"The Great Gatsby" features a number of crimes: bootlegging, smuggling, financial fraud, and that notorious hit and run. In the 1920s, investigators didn't have the tools that are available today, such as traffic cams, GPS, DNA, various other electronic "footprints", etc. What was old-school criminal investigation like? Are some of the same "old school" techniques still useful? We'll explore these questions and share thoughts about Fitzgerald's riveting story. And for any little investigators in our audience, we'll offer a short hunt for clues in the adjacent forest walkway. Free

Event Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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Scott & Zelda's Halloween Speakeasy

Join Scott & Zelda and kick up your heels, old sport! On All Hallows Eve, we'll gather at a waterside speakeasy, SI MakerSpace. (It's like the Riviera. Sorta.) We'll feature a Fitzgerald ghost story, music, and Le Jazz Hot. Costumes encouraged. Free. Reservations only, due to space limitations. RSVP by Oct 25 to sioutloud@yahoo.com

Event Location: SI MakerSpace, 450 Front St (@Thompson St), Staten Island, NY 10304

Date: Sat, Oct 31, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

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Gatsby, the Lighthouse & the Wolves of Wall Street

Staten Island OutLOUD's Gatsby series comes to The Noble Maritime Collection?, whose new lighthouse exhibit remind us of the green light that beckoned Gatsby. In addition to that romantic element, we'll consider Gatsby's darker side: To win Daisy, he had to get rich. Very rich. So he engaged in bond fraud, maybe similar to modern Wall Street shenanigans. We'll compare Gatsby to some characters in Liar's Poker, Bonfire of the Vanities, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Event Location: Noble Maritime Collection, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sun, Nov 1, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Great Gatsby Book Giveaway

Staten Island OutLOUD gives away copies of "The Great Gatsby" at a variety of south shore locations, including south shore branch libraries. While supplies last.

Event Location: Staten Island South Shore , South Shore Branch Libraries, Staten Island, NY 10309

Date: Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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Race, Faith & Sexual Orientation in Gatsby

Adults only. We'll explore racial stereotypes, anti-Semitism and sexual orientation in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Event Location: Culture Lounge, St George Ferry, 1 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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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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The Gatsby Era on Staten Island: Prohibition Crimes & Misdemeanors

We'll gather in the historic Guyon Tavern, as the curatorial staff of Historic Richmond Town and local historian Patricia Salmon take us back to the Gatsby era, as it played out on Staten Island. The curators will present a private exhibition from the HRT collection pertaining to the Prohibition era. They'll also feature 1920s costumes. Historian Pat Salmon will share some wild tales of crimes and misdemeanors during the Jazz Age on Staten Island. Free & open to the public.

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

Date: Sun, Nov 15, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Gatsby Giveaway

Giveaway of copies of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" while supplies last.

Event Location: NY Public Library Branches, Mid-Island locations, Staten Island, Staten Island, NY 10306

Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

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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. We'll talk about his family's link to Francis Scott Key, who wrote our national anthem. We'll explore Fitzgerald's story "The Sensible Thing", about the road not taken. Is there a road not taken in your life?

Event Location: Conference House, 7455 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10309

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

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Scott's Wife, Mistress & St. Paul Sisters

Staten Island OutLOUD’s series on The Great Gatsby continues with an afternoon devoted to Scott's wife Zelda, his mistress Sheila Graham, and some literary luminaries from his hometown, St. Paul, Minnesota, including the poet/novelist Kay Boyle. As we consider the lives and work of those women, we'll reflect on Zelda as one of the models for the character of Daisy Buchanan.

Event Location: Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

Date: Sun, Nov 22, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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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 inspired by 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

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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Gatsby Book Giveaway

Staten Island OutLOUD gives away more copies of "The Great Gatsby" - This time at branch libraries located on the North Shore. Free, while supplies last.

Event Location: North Shore branch libraries, Staten Island, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Sat, Jan 2, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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"The Ice Palace"

By popular demand, Staten Island OutLOUD is extending its Big Read series on F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" with a few additional events in early 2016. On Sunday, January 16, 2016 at 2pm, we'll discuss "Gatsby" together with Fitzgerald's beautiful short story "The Ice Palace". How does this story relate to "The Great Gatsby" and to Fitzgerald's personal experience? Weather permitting, we'll follow our discussion with a walk through the historic fort, which is reminiscent of the structure of the ice palace of Fitzgerald's story.

Event Location: Fort Wadsworth, Bay St & School Road, Staten Island, NY 10305

Date: Sat, Jan 16, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Gatsby Book Giveaway

Free copies of "The Great Gatsby" available while supplies last.

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

Date: Sat, May 14, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, May 16, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

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Children's Readings: Scott's favorite children's literature of the 1920s

Staten Island OutLOUD reads to very young readers from some of F. Scott Fitzgerald's favorite children's literature - Works that he read to his daughter Scottie. Featured literature includes Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" and Kipling's "Just So Stories". Wednesday, June 8 & Wednesday June 15, at 10:30am.

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

Date: Wed, Jun 8, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Date: Wed, Jun 15, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

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Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Staten Island OutLOUD hosts a reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald's hilarious short story, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair". Free & open to the public.

Event Location: Electric Hair Salon, 100 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY 10301

Date: Fri, Jun 10, 2016
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

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