Free Movie Nights With Local Bands, Vendors At National Lighthouse Museum Fridays In July


On The Waterfront: Free Friday Night Films… Taking It To The Streets

For its second year, the National Lighthouse Museum is hosting On The Waterfront: Free Friday Night Films… Taking It To The Streets on the Museum’s plaza and Pier 1. Presented by Dorcas Meyers, CEO of Roc-A-Natural, and Sheldon Lewis.

The film nights are free for everyone and will run every Friday night 5:00pm to 10:00pm from July 8th to July 29th, 2022. Each night will be filled with entertainment, vendors, food, and music set against the backdrop of the famed New York City skyline and magnificent Verrazzano Bridge.

The Vendor Market will showcase a myriad of hand-crafted products, art, and food items from Staten Island and NYC artists, business owners, and chefs. Performances include Morrisania Band on July 8th, American Beauty Band on July 15th, and Chix Appeal on July 29th.

The National Lighthouse Museum will be offering free entry into the museum to all guests for the duration of the evening.

This is a perfect event for friends and family who want to explore a well-kept secret of Staten Island’s scenic waterfront property. It is recommended to bring your own lawn chairs as there is limited seating on the plaza.

On The Waterfront: Free Friday Night Films is sponsored by the Staten Island Black Heritage Society and the Uncle Chase Foundation, as well as Bentson & Company and ICC Commonwealth.

For additional details, please visit Openings are still available for craft and food vendors.

Following are the films, performers, and vendors for this event:

Friday Nights – July 8th – July 29th

On the Plaza at the National Lighthouse Museum

July 8: Captains Courageous (1937)

July 15: The Forgiven (2017)

July 22: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

July 29: Summer of Soul (2021)


Morrisania Band – July 8th

American Beauty Band – July 15th

Chix Appeal – July 29th

and more…

Come shop the Vendor Market!
7th Aura
Avon Beauty Boss
Candy Andy Designs
Eileen Manning
Embrace Natural Beauty LLC
Flagship Brewery
Framed by Teetee
Hustle High Apparel
V. Dazzle Designs
Wearable Energy by EuStra
Banner Image: On The Waterfront Banner. Image Credit – National Lighthouse Museum


National Lighthouse Museum

The National Lighthouse Museum’s Board of Trustees, Advisors and FRIENDS are dedicated to the full development of the National Lighthouse Museum on the site of the US Light House Service General Depot on Staten Island from 1864 to 1939. Partnering with government agencies, non-profits, corporations, foundations, and other organizations, we will work to promote and support historical, educational, cultural, recreational, and other related activities at the site, while maintaining the navigational significance and maritime heritage of lighthouses throughout the world. The Mission is in consonance with the Purposes of the National Lighthouse Museum as they are documented in Article II of the museum by-laws:

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