Finally, A Reason To Visit Staten Island

Look, I know none of us likes to go to the Isle of Staten, but this sounds pretty cool: “TELETTROFONO is a new site-specific commission by sound artist Justin Bennett and poet Matthea Harvey. Discover the hidden stories, sounds and silences of Staten Island on an audio walking tour along the waterfront. The tour weaves the true story of Antonio Meucci, the unacknowledged inventor of the first telephone (1871), with fantasy. Meucci’s wife Esterre was rumored to be a mermaid who left the water for land due to her love of sound.” The tour is on Saturdays and Sundays through August 5th. Learn more (and get tickets) here.