STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (June 12, 2014) The Staten Island Children’s Museum received a generous $7,500 check from the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) and cut the ribbon to the newly refurbished exhibit House About It.
Laird Klein, President of SIBOR, presented the check to Dina Rosenthal, Staten Island Children’s Museum executive director at a ceremony held at the Museum, on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Livingston.
“The Staten Island Board of Realtors is committed to the community of Staten Islandl; and in that vein, there is no community more important than one that benefits our children,” Klein said.
The framed house in the construction-themed exhibit “House about it” allows young
visitors to learn all about the construction process, from start to finish. For the past
18 months, the exhibit was closed due to a green energy capital project ongoing at the
The funds were used to refurbish the frame house and to add an additional component
to the exhibit — a viewing platform on the second story with floor- to- ceiling glass
windows that overlook the Museum’s central atrium and provide an up-close view of
the beautiful cylindrical weather vane which hangs down from the new roof’s wind
Additionally, a clear plexiglass floor was added to the exhibit, to show the inner
workings of the construction process — plus it’s loads of fun to walk upon!
“The Children’s Museum is so grateful for the generosity of SIBOR and its members. It
is extremely gratifying to see such a deep level of commitment to the children and
families we serve,” said Ms. Rosenthal.
About The Staten Island Children’s Museum
The Staten Island Children’s Museum is located on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 pm during the school year; 10 am to 5 pm weekends, summers and most public school holidays. For more information call 718-273-2060, email email@example.com, or visit the museum online at: www.sichildrensmuseum.org.
The Staten Island Children’s Museum is housed in a building owned by the City of New York and its operation is made possible, in part, with public funds provided through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs with support from the Staten Island delegation to the NYC Council and the Staten Island Borough President. Significant operating support is also provided by the NYS Council on the Arts, Corporations, Foundations, the Trustees and Members.
About The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)
The Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest not-for-profit trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.
SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically; and to promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprising more than 1,700 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.
SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in more than 3,000 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR members belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).