Sun, Aug 29|
Garibaldi Meucci Museum
The 200th Birthday of Anita Garibaldi
Come enjoy the 200th birthday celebration of the beloved Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro da Silva, aka Anita Garibaldi "The Heroine of Two Worlds", a day early!
Time & Location
Aug 29, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Garibaldi Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
About the Event
The Garibaldi Meucci Museum is pleased to be hosting a birthday celebration for the beloved Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro da Silva, aka Anita Garibaldi "The Heroine of Two Worlds", a day early!
Visit the museum's newly curated Garibaldi Room featuring a special dedication to Anita and the special role she had not only in the life of her husband, Giuseppe Garibaldi, but also the role she had in the unification of Italy. Guests will be sure to enjoy the museum’s vast lawn for a picnic styled discussion (so bring as much homemade lunch as you’d like) to learn more about the life of Anita Garibaldi and how her indomitable spirit allowed her to fight in wars alongside her husband and led her family to safety amongst the chaos.
In addition, artist and activist , Anna Lise Jensen will lead discussion on her own exhibit “Poetic Action” which can be seen virtually here: https://vimeo.com/496116153, as well as the Garibaldi Panorama which can be accessed here: https://library.brown.edu/cds/garibaldi/panoramaHTML5/panorama_scroll.php .
As part of Jensen’s ongoing community activism, there will also be discussion on the topic of supporting green mobility, specifically in the form of a bike/pedestrian lane on the Verrazzano Bridge . Jensen’s artistic practice integrates social practice and communal organizing in order to addresses politics and power locally.
Artist Anthony Santella will also be showing his hand carved boat and will be available to talk to adults & kids alike about wood carving! If you’d like to see more of his work please give him a follow at https://www.instagram.com/santella.anthony/?hl=en .
The mission of the Garibaldi Meucci Museum is to collect, hold, own, maintain, preserve, and exhibit historical objects and artifacts relating to the lives of General Giuseppe Garibaldi and Antonio Meucci; to promote an understanding of Italian-American heritage and a positive image of Italian-Americans; to conduct educational, cultural, and artistic programming designed to eliminate ethnic and racial prejudice for a diverse and growing audience.
*The GMM strictly enforces the updated CDC guidelines. Proof of vaccination is required for entry into the museum.