Celebrate “Lockdown Staten Island” at the Staten Island Museum this Weekend!

By Yasmine Abdeldayem

Photo Credit: Staten Island Museum

Three years after the 2020 lockdown, Staten Islanders are welcomed to the Staten Island Museum to be among their community and learn about a project that shines a light on this period of resilience.

On Saturday, March 25, the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor is hosting an event titled “Lockdown Staten Island Documentary: How to participate” from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

“Lockdown Staten Island”, a research initiative spearheaded by CSI Professor Dr. Susan Smith-Peter, is an archive that intends to preserve Staten Islanders’ experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown from March to June 2020.

You can read more about the project here.

Dr. Smith-Peter and her team are welcoming all members of the Staten Island Community to join them for an informational session on “Lockdown Staten Island” this weekend at the Staten Island Museum. Attendees can learn more about how they can contribute their own stories to this archive and be a part of the final documentary, which is set to be revealed on May 9 at CSI’s Lecture Hall.

“We’re encouraging people from Staten Island, anybody who’s interested or has materials about the pandemic on Staten Island during that time, to come in,” said Dr. Smith-Peter. “We’ll have a reception and people will be able to upload their materials to the website.”

Submitted materials include a variety of stories, photographs, videos/vlogs, as well as social media posts and captions.

If you’d like to be part of history, dive back into your camera roll and see what you find—you might be surprised at what you’ve forgotten in the three years that have now passed. Make sure the world gets a chance to remember.

Guests can register for the in-person event or opt to attend virtually. Admission is completely free and donations are welcome.

Watch the trailer to the upcoming “Lockdown Staten Island” documentary here.

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