Borough President Vito Fossella, Council Members Announce Funding For College Of Staten Island's Center for the Arts
Borough President Vito Fossella joined Council Member Joseph C. Borelli, Council Member David Carr, and Council Member Kamillah Hanks to announce the contributions of funds totaling $3 million for the Center for the Arts at the College of Staten Island.
The lighting project at CSI will overhaul all five theater spaces to include dimmer systems and control of 1P auditorium chandeliers and house lighting. The new lighting system will allow for a full return to activity in the theaters, which are used year-round for CSI events and community functions and shows. The scope will also include upgrades to audio visual equipment, as well.
“This is how we come together to make things better, not just for the College of Staten Island, but for all of Staten Island,” said Borough President Fossella. “Thousands of young people come here every day and we are committed to do what we can to improve the conditions here at the College of Staten Island."
CSI President Dr. Timothy J. Lynch said the rehabilitation project will begin immediately.
“The Center for the Arts is located in the heart of our campus and has long been a place where the Staten Island community has gathered for entertainment and public assemblies, and students in our music, dance, drama, performing and creative arts programs get to perform, study, and hone their skills on these stages,” said Dr. Lynch. “These funds will bring the rehabilitation needed to these spaces and will allow us to continue to be a focal point of Staten Island’s arts and cultural community.”