lumen 2011 new york times spare times

By Anne Mancuso – Lumen 2011 (Saturday) – Where can you spend an evening in the open air watching performance art, shifting to see a new piece when the spirit moves you and taking only a short walk back to the boat that may have whisked you there? Oh, and the whole thing doen’t cost a dime? The answered is the Staten Island waterfront near the Ferry Terminal, where there will be projections and installations inside and outside buildings once used by the United States Light House Service and the Coast Guard. From 6 p.m. to midnight, the site will became a video-screening room and art space rolle into one, with two-hour video programs at 8 and 10 p.m. and pieces on display and in performance throughout the night. Above the first Lumen festival last year along a different part of the waterfront.)
About 100 artist are involved, and many will be on hand to discuss their work. Seating will be provided, but spectators are encouraged to take along their own blanket or chairs. The free show, presented rain or shine by the Council by the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, is reachable from the intersection of Richmond Terrace, Bay Street and Borough Place, St. George; Food will be available for purchase. And don’t worry about your coach turning into a pumpkin; the ferry runs all night.