La Isla Bonita 2016


Sunday, July 10, 3:00-8:00pm
Faber Park, 2200 Richmond Terrace

A summer festival & cultural happening on Staten Island with music, art, dance, pool, skate, yoga, and more!

Bring your blanket and head over to Faber Park for performances and activities including:
* Community open mic hosted by Five Boro Story Project and NYSAI Press at 4:30pm
* Live musical performances by NYC tropical circus punk band Consumata, global bass vocalista from Los Angeles with Filipina roots Gingee, and Staten Island’s female-fronted philosophical dream punk band Yeti, plus surprise guests
* Beats and eclectic electric Island vibes from Staten Island-via-Bermuda’s DJ Dizzle
* Zine-making by NYC-based La Liga Zine
* “Make a Rhyme Book” station with local emcee Nani Castle
* Chess table by IslandVoice
* Free yoga class with Be Easy Yoga at 7:30pm
* Dance performance by Ñuu Davi folkloric dance troupe
* Community photo booth
* Pool and picnic areas


“La Isla Bonita” was born as a public art series developed by Colombian-born, Staten Island-based artist Lina Montoya under her LMProject. Last Summer, LMProject and local events collective ISLA partnered up to create a summer festival in the North Shore of Staten Island with the help of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Partnerships for Parks and California organization Sol Collective – naming it “La Isla Bonita Summer Festival.”

With the goal of building a yearly cultural happening which celebrates Staten Island’s vibrance, La Isla Bonita highlights Faber Park’s beautiful waterfront park while promoting local and global arts & culture for free to the community.

For more information, visit LMProject.

For those commuting from other boroughs, take the Staten Island Ferry and at the terminal catch the S40 bus and ask the driver to let you know when Faber Park arrives. It’s about a 20 – 25 minute ride. You can also bike along Richmond Terrace till you get to the waterfront park!

View “La Isla Bonita” photos HERE.