Telling the Art Deco Story of Staten Island

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • A link and unique password to view this Video Event is emailed to those who register


  • Special discount for members of fellow Art Deco Societies

Telling the Art Deco Story of Staten Island

About the Program:

From the ferry terminal at St. George to Tottenville on the south shore, join architectural historian Matt Postal for a virtual exploration of Staten Island Deco in the 1930s.

In this richly illustrated Zoom presentation, discover the "forgotten" borough's varied Art Deco treasures, such as the Ambassador Arms, an ornate, terracotta-encrusted apartment house; the Bayley Seton Hospital complex; a Robert Moses pool and bathhouse; as well as New York's other Paramount, a shuttered gem in Stapleton designed by the prominent theater designers Rapp & Rapp -  and so much more!

Also in the spotlight are memorable public murals sponsored by the WPA Art Program, including unsung works by the painters Frederick Charles Stahr and Axel Horn.

This event is free to residents of Staten Island. Note that you will need to provide your current address as a resident of the borough of Staten Island to attend this event at the free resident rate. If you are not a current resident, you will be sent an invoice at the non-resident rate.

Can't join us at the time of the live event? No problem! Those who register will receive a recording of the entire program a few days after the live presentation. When you sign up for the program you have the opportunity to watch, or rewatch, the recording at a time more convenient for your schedule.

About the Speaker: 

Our guide, Matt Postal, is an architectural historian, specializing in 20th century architecture and the co-author of The Guide to NYC Landmarks.


How to Register for ADSNY's Web-based programs:

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  • Enter the requested information in the registration form and follow the instructions to pay online and complete your registration
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    All ticket sales are final. Sorry, there are no refunds or exchanges.

    ADSNY is not able to issue new access information for this video event after the expiration date of the access link and password you receive upon your registration.

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