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Calendar: What to Do on Staten Island NYC

Free & Low-Cost Events, Fundraisers & Activities

HOW TO GET YOUR EVENT FEATURED:  We want to Feature your Community Event!

All cultural organizations, non-profit community organizations, and city agencies wishing to submit their coming events can email their information to Info@StatenIslandNYCLiving.com Be sure to include key information: Where is the event occurring,  who is producing the event, cost, age, time and date. Note that we appreciate all photographs, As always, we reserve the right to edit submissions.

 

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It’s My Park at New Dorp Beach @ New Dorp Beach (in Great Kills Park)
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This It’s My Park season volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clean the shoreline at New Dorp Beach. We look forward to cleaning up and beautifying the park with you!

It’s My Parks at Northerleigh Park @ North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

2017 Fall Flat 5K Race @ Willowbrook Park
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fall Flat takes you along Willowbrook’s White Trail and around the lake; it is flat and well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes. The course is clearly marked with overhead ribbons. Course marshalls are in place to provide assistance. There is one water stop mid-course. The race is professionally chip-timed culminating in an awards ceremony with refreshments.

Farm & Garden Work Days: NYC Compost Project @ Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring a water bottle, sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Registration is requested . First Wednesday of the month: Meet at Heritage Farm Third Saturday of the month: Meet at Compost Demonstration Garden (next to Heritage Farm) The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Forest Restoration Workshop – Deere Park (#255)
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Participants will meet in the parking lot at the dead end of Staten Island Boulevard (south of Petrides School). We will ascend the trail toward the Butterworth Avenue entrance where we will continue to cut or uproot Multi-flora Rose, Japanese Barberry, Winter-creeper, Oriental Wisteria and other alien woody twining vines. If you don’t have your own, Protectors will supply gloves, tools (& refreshments). After the work session we will take a short walk over nearby trails.

For more information call Don Recklies at (718) 768-9036 or Chuck Perry at (718) 667-1393. (Service credit is available.)

It’s My Park at Ocean Breeze Park
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with NYC Parks to help beautify Ocean Breeze Park. We will be raking leaves, clearing brush, performing trail maintenance, and planting. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Out of Your League Badminton @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Think you have what it takes to rule the court? Join Ocean Breeze’s badminton, scrimmage-style tournament! Entry is free to Recreation Center members and non members alike.

Memoir Writing Workshop
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A memoir writing workshop for adults of all ages.

Tap into your memories and experiences. Enrich your life and the lives of those around you by sharing them in a supportive environment.

There is no registration required for these FREE workshops! You may drop-in whenever you like. They take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.

718.442.8560.

North Shore Loop Campaign Launch
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Transportation Alternatives
Narrows Road North

The one mile stretch of Narrows Road North between Clove Road and Hylan Boulevard is within one mile of four elementary schools, one middle school, two parochial schools, one educational complex, two colleges, numerous medical offices, and thousands of residents. It was also the location of over 500 traffic crashes resulting in close to 100 injuries since 2012 alone. That’s a rate of just about one crash every four days involving people going to work, going to school, visiting the doctor’s office, or just going home. Clearly the status quo isn’t working. It’s time to change it.

Join us on Saturday, November 18th to show your support for a saner Narrows Road North!

RSVP
WHAT:North Shore Loop Campaign Launch
WHEN:Saturday, November 18th from 10:30 – 11:30 am
WHERE:Todt Hill Library
2550 Victory Boulevard
at Neptune Place
Staten Island

Discovery Hike: Legends of the Fall @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fall is a great time to experience the Greenbelt forest and all its wonders. Join Greenbelt educators for a hike to the Heyerdahl ruins in Buck’s Hollow. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles in length. Ages 8+.

Hudson Valley Wine and Chocolate Festival @ Patterson Recreation
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm

Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival

Saturday and Sunday, November 18 & 19, 2017
TIME: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LOCATION: Patterson Recreation Center, 65 Front St., Patterson, NY 12563

Just 2 blocks from Metro North’s Patterson stop on the Harlem Line. Minutes from Brewster, Carmel, Pawling, 20 minutes to Danbury, 20 minutes to Fishkill. 4 Miles off Interstate 84.

DETAILS: Come sip wine and sample chocolate, wine, spirits, cider, craft beer from all across our region. Celebrate the fall harvest with over 55 vendors and get a jump on Thanksgiving and holiday shopping.

Pick up bottles of wine and for everyone on your holiday shopping lists. Shop from additional vendors including honey, olive oil, fine crafts, specialty foods, and more. And do’t miss the Chef & Cocktail Demonstrations during both days. Food trucks, with food to purchase, will be onsite during the event..

Our Spring 2017 event SOLD OUT. Get your tickets early!

What does my ticket buy me?

Tasting Ticket – allows you to taste and sample from all of the wine, spirits, craft beer, hard cider, specialty food and confections vendors, and more. You will also receive a signature tasting glass.

Designated Driver Ticket – allows you to sample chocolate, specialty food, non-alcoholic beverages but NO ALCOHOL SAMPLING. You will receive complimentary water and soft drinks.

AGE LIMITS: Age 21 and over only for all ticket holders. No infants or children, of any age, will be allowed entry.

TICKETS: $25 early bird tickets for a limited time only.
$30 for tasting ticket; $10 for designated drivers.
$40 at door, if available.

http://www.partnerswithparc.info/buy-tickets.html

What attendees say about our event:

“I would like to commend you and anyone else who worked on organizing this event. Everything about it was beyond my expectations, and knowing that the money goes to such a great cause makes it that much better. I look forward to attending future events.” Cindy Linden, Liberty, NY

“Really was one of the best presented event I’ve been to in a while.” Shirley Jacobs, Westchester County, NY

“Just a little note to say THANK YOU for all your hard work this past weekend. My friends and I had such GOOD TIME and it looked like everyone was having fun also!!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!!!” Jill Short, Kingston, NY

https://www.facebook.com/events/135519030366677/

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm welcomes Staten Islanders to roam around their grounds and enjoy a family-friendly day of pumpkin picking leading up to Halloween.
Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday between Sept. 30 and Oct. 22., the pumpkin paradise is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — rain or shine.
Adults and kids get into the patch for $6 per person, families of four get in for a flat rate of $20.
More info: email events@historicrichmondtown.org or cal 718-351-1611.

Super Science – Light-Up Helicopters
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn how a circuit works and make your own LED light-up helicopter.

8-13 year-olds are to be accompanied by an adult.

Price: $10/$5 Museum Members (Includes Museum Admission)

Meditation Class Tibetan Museum
Nov 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Museum’s meditation class is held Saturdays at 11:30 AM. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. Learn more at http://www.tibetanmuseum.org/meditation-classes

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: The Winter’s Tale @ Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free world-class productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, journeys through tragedy into comedy with an enchanting new production of THE WINTER’S TALE, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, Porto). Dire misunderstanding changes the course of destiny when King Leontes becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with his friend’s child. The maligned wife perishes, the accused friend flees, and the cursed infant is left to die alone on the shore. But from the depths of tragedy, wondrous things can occur. What’s lost is found, false identities lead to true love, and the miracle of forgiveness brings new life to the world in one of Shakespeare’s most treasured romances. Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot by emailing patrick.moroney@parks.nyc.gov.

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: The Winter’s Tale @ Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free world-class productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, journeys through tragedy into comedy with an enchanting new production of THE WINTER’S TALE, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, Porto). Dire misunderstanding changes the course of destiny when King Leontes becomes convinced that his wife is pregnant with his friend’s child. The maligned wife perishes, the accused friend flees, and the cursed infant is left to die alone on the shore. But from the depths of tragedy, wondrous things can occur. What’s lost is found, false identities lead to true love, and the miracle of forgiveness brings new life to the world in one of Shakespeare’s most treasured romances. Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot by emailing patrick.moroney@parks.nyc.gov.

Historic New York: Native Americans @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Three tribes of the Lenape nation lived on and near Staten Island: the Tappans, Hackensacks, and Raritans. They were known as fierce and tenacious warriors when they had to fight; however, they preferred to choose a path of peace with the Europeans and other tribes. (The name Lenape (len-NAH-pay) means “The People” or “Original People.”) The Lenapes lived on the West Shore of Staten Island and hunted mastodons, giant caribou, and other large animals for food and clothing. What was America like before the arrival of Christopher Columbus? Learn about the Lenape people who once inhabited Staten Island and their way of life.

Solar Viewing at Brooklyn Central Library
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come out and safely view the surface of our closest star, the Sun! The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will be setting up high power telescopes in front of the library on the Saturdays listed, between 1-3pm. With the use of special filters, amazing features such as sunspots and flares should be visible, weather permitting. This event is free and open to the public. Weather related cancellations will be posted at: www.aaa.org

Tibetan Holiday Sale @ Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us on November 18th and 19th for a Tibetan Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale. Vendors include Norhla Beads, Mountainside Cradts, BluBambu Shirts and Ryka’s Beads. On Saturday, between 1 – 3pm Tom Matteo will sign copies of his book, :Legendary Locals of Staten Island and on Sunday at 2:00 PM the Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY will perform.

https://www.facebook.com/events/448519428876754/

Readings for Kids OutLOUD Wed, Oct 18, 4pm. Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library, 2550 Victory Blvd, SINY 10314 True Grit and the Betrayal Theme Fri, Oct 20, 7pm. Staten Island Academy, 715 Todt Hill Road, SINY 10304 Music of the Pioneers at Decker Farm S
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Students interview local vets & honor their “true grit”.
Richmondtown Library, 200 Clarke Ave, SINY 10306
Free

‘SHAPES, SOUNDS, SHADES AND SHADOWS OF SICILY’
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Music and art collide this weekend as the Garibaldi- Meucci Museum welcomes a new exhibit to their museum. See Sicily through the eyes of photographer and poet Mimi Aloia.

Artwork detailing the history and look of contemporary Sicily is paired with music by Lou Barrella for the exhibits official opening.

Suggested donation $10 non-members/$5 members.
For more information, call 718-442-1608.

Introductory Tai Chi Class
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Reading of Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are partnering with DCLA and Theater of War Productions to present a
reading of Long Day’s Journey Into Night (with professional actors) at the
St. George Library. Following the reading there will be a guided discussion
about drug abuse and addiction as it affects individuals and communities.
The Brooklyn Public Library has done a number of these in there libraries
and they have been very well attended and received. The reading will take
place on Saturday, November 18th at 6pm.

Giving Thanks for Song: Presented by Riverside Opera Co
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Music Hall (Building T)
Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at door | Students & children: Free admission
Buy tickets here

The Riverside Opera Company (ROC), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents Giving Thanks for Song, a performance that includes returning audition winner Tenor Seunghwan Oh performing Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s Turandot and other performances by audition winners from operatic favorites including Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Bizet’s Carmen all accompanied by a full professional orchestra.

With a nod to popular music of the 1960s the band Not From Concentrate accompanied by the orchestra performs iconic tunes including I’m a Believer, Strawberry Fields Forever, San Francisco and more.

Opera musical compositions include:
Se Vuol Ballare  and Voi Che sapete from Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.
O mio babbino Caro from Gianni Schichi by Puccini
Habanera from Carmen by Bizet
Quando men vo from la Boheme by Puccini
Nessun dorma from Turandot by Puccini

1960s songs being performed by Not From Concentrate include:
Sgt. Pepper/WALHFMF
I’m A Believer
Strawberry Fields Forever
Whiter Shade Of Pale
San Francisco
Daydream
Please, Mr. Postman
Ain’t No Mountain
All You Need Is Love

The Riverside Opera Company is based on Staten Island in New York City. It performs fully and semi-staged productions with full orchestra conducted by Maestro Alan Aurelia, who has conducted in Italy as well as in the U.S. Its singers are winners of open public auditions, held in New York City.

About the Performers:

Not From Concentrate- (NFC) was formed in 2008 at The College of Staten Island by bassist Alan-Arthur Aurelia and Drummer Joseph Giunto. They recruited guitarist Jenna Calderon & vocalist Margaret Hampton and set out to be a ska band. The group honed their skills playing hundreds of shows releasing their 2012 EP “This One’s On Us!”. The band completing an acoustic tour to Nashville, TN in 2014 and releasing the single “Product Of My Century/Little Voices.” NFC band today has a new sound with Aurelia and Calderon working on an album slated for release in 2018. NFC continues to perform live at venues and festivals along the East Coast & Midwest and regularly collaborates with The Richmond County Orchestra & Riverside Opera Company.

Caroline Brazelton (soprano) is a Floridian native that has been in the New York City for just over a year. A graduate in both Vocal Performance and Music Education from Stetson University, Ms. Brazelton has strived for the classification of a crossover artist. She has had a broad amount of experience in both musical theater and classical opera, and continues to actively study both. Some of her favorite roles include Cunegonde in Candide, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, and Claire in Ordinary Days.

Alexander Hahn (Bass) recent performances include his debut with the Beethoven Easter Festival of Warsaw as Pietro in Simon Boccanegra, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro with Bronx Opera, Monterone with in Rigoletto with Opera Theater of Connecticut, Le Bailli in Werther with Opera Company of Brooklyn, and the bass-baritone soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with EOS Orchestra of Beijing. Mr. Hahn is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, where he earned both a Master’s degree in Music and an Artist Diploma as well as being awarded the David L. Kasdon Memorial Prize, for the most outstanding singer in the School of Music. Mr. Hahn earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music from Mannes College of Music.

Viktoriya (Vita) Koreneva (mezzo-soprano) is a native of Moscow, Russia.  Her musical training includes piano and vocal studies at the Central Music School of Moscow under the auspices of the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. Currently, Vita is pursuing her Music Composition degree at Berklee School of Music. Ms. Koreneva is a finalist of New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera International Vocal Competition, prize winner at the International 2016 Lyra New York Competition, and a First prize recipient in the 2015 William Haralson Vocal Competition in New York. Vita is also a 2016 recipient of UNESCO Honorary Award for premiering the Greek opera and a 2014 distinguished recipient of recognition award for strengthening Russian-American cultural relations.

Stephanie Leotsakos (soprano) was most recently applauded by Parterre Music Box Reviews for her “standout” performance as Frasquita in George Bizet’s Carmen with Amore Opera in NYC. Stephanie has had recent success in performances with Amore Opera, New York Lyric Opera Theatre, the Princeton Opera Theatre, and now the Riverside Opera Company. A 2016 graduate of Princeton University, Stephanie is a multi-talented young artist. Aside from being a singer, Ms. Leotsakos is a budding composer and conductor who has composed and produced various new works, most notably her first original opera, titled ‘OMG’, in Princeton, NJ and off-Broadway in NYC in 2016. She has also served as Assistant Student Conductor to the Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir and currently serves as Assistant Conductor of the Sussex County Youth Orchestra in NJ.

Seunghwan Oh (Tenor) holds a Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes School of Music where he studied with Ruth Falcon, Dan Marek, and Bachelor’s Degree in Voice from the Korea National University of Arts. In addition, he received a Master of Christian Counseling from Washington University of Virginia. He performed with several orchestras including Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Festival Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Oh performed in Korea, Japan, China, Austria, Italy and U.S.A including the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York.

Perri Sussman (mezzo-soprano) has been on the rosters of prestigious companies including New York City Opera Renaissance, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Bronx Opera Company, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Opera Breve, Opera Pomme Rouge, Regina Opera Company, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Amore Opera, and OperaOggiNY.  She made her Carnegie Hall debut in the 2011 Master Singer Finalist Concert for the Nico Castel International Master Singer Competition. She was named the 2012 Grand Prize Winner in the voice category of the Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competition and was a finalist in the 2012 New York Lyric Opera Theatre Vocal Competition.

Observing at Great Kills, Staten Island
Nov 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

One Saturday each month (except in winter), the Staten Island Chapter of the AAA hosts public stargazing in Gateway Great Kills National Park, off Hylan Boulevard on the south shore of Staten Island.

For more information, see Observing at Great Kills, Staten Island;
or contact Joe DiNapoli.

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NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome! This program is in coordination with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative .

Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field 2nd Annual 2C2W Track & Field Fiesta
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Waterfowl Watch at the South Beach Fishing Pier
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

‘Tis the season for the return of sea ducks, gulls, and grebes to the lower New York Harbor. We will stand at the end of the fishing pier to observe the wildlife in the bay and earn how to identify these birds. We will probably see a seal or two! Dress for the weather and bring a hot drink. Meet in Lot 8 on Father Capodanno Blvd (near the intersection of Seaview Ave). Bring field guides and binoculars. Register via the Eventbrite link below. This Greenbelt on the Go event is made possible thanks to the generous funding from NYC Council Member Joseph C. Borelli of the 51st District on Staten Island, as part of the Greener NYC Initiative.

It’s My Park at Lt. Lia Playground @ Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to help clean up and beautify our park while maintaining our planting area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Staten Island Feeder Ride – #WDoR2017 @ Staten Island Ferry-St George Terminal
Nov 19 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Let’s #RideTogether from STATEN ISLAND to the #WDoR2017 rally at City Hall — meet up at the terminal for the 11am ferry.

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Our collective hearts go out to the victims who were needlessly killed and injured on the Hudson River Greenway in New York City on Tuesday. It has been a tough week for everyone who walks or rides a bike in New York — like much of the city, we were anxious to commute to work, to take our kids to school. But we also know that when we raise our voices together and demand action, we honor the lives of those lost and we help prevent the next tragedy.

On the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, November 19th, Families For Safe Streets will #RideTogether — biking from all five boroughs to City Hall, where we will honor the memories of all victims of traffic violence. In forming a giant “0” around City Hall, we will signify both the commitment to the Vision Zero campaign and the exact number of traffic deaths and injuries that are acceptable in our City.

It’s critical, now more than ever, that all New Yorkers feel safe and empowered to walk, bike, and commute wherever and whenever in their city. Join us.
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More info and RSVP to the World Day of Remembrance rally here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1491788397553192/permalink/1510661405665891/

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DISCLAIMER: By joining this ride you understand that Transportation Alternatives cannot guarantee your safety, and that bicycling and walking in New York City at any time may expose you to the risks regularly faced on city streets from motor vehicles, other road users and road conditions, which may result in serious physical injury, death, medical costs and other related consequences.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2034527296780317/

NEW! Intermediate Photography Concepts-Using D-SLRs and Interchangeable lens cameras
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This Protectors-sponsored workshop is a follow-up to the previous one, but participants can start with this class. Have a D-SLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex camera) or Mirrorless camera? Think you might want one to get those elusive creatures? Frustrated with your current results? A discussion of using more sophisticated tools such as D-SLRs and WILDLIFE D-SLRs will be introduced. Use of specialized lenses, exposure compensation and focus modes will be discussed. While a D-SLR is good to bring, individuals who are ready to advance their craft may want to attend to see what their next step could be.

Meet at Willowbrook Park at the Morani St. Parking lot, off Victory Blvd
Presented by John Ares, who has been making photographs since age 7 and had his first photography business at age 15. Suitable for ages 6 years and up.

The workshop is free but is limited to the first 12 participants registered at diveares@gmail.com. Contact John at 917-301-6893 via voice or text. Rain date is the following Sunday, Dec 3 same time.

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Historic Richmond Town’s Decker Farm welcomes Staten Islanders to roam around their grounds and enjoy a family-friendly day of pumpkin picking leading up to Halloween.
Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday between Sept. 30 and Oct. 22., the pumpkin paradise is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — rain or shine.
Adults and kids get into the patch for $6 per person, families of four get in for a flat rate of $20.
More info: email events@historicrichmondtown.org or cal 718-351-1611.

It’s My Park at Skyline Playground @ Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground)
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to help us beautify Skyline Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Public Forum: Opioid Crisis on SI @ Unitarian Church of Staten Island
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As part of its stated Unitarian Universalist Principles to honor the inherent worth and dignity of every person and to promote justice, equity and compassion in human relations, the UCSI has sought out partners in the community whose mission is congruent with these principles, to provide education and training to better support those in our communities who have fallen into addiction, and their families and friends who suffer along with them.

“As Unitarian Universalists, we are honored to host this forum, knowing that the opioid crisis effects countless millions,” says UCSI Minister Emily DeTar Birt, “We hope that by speaking honestly and offering community, we will help affirm the dignity of all those effected by this crisis.”

Richmond County District Attorney’s Office will present their Needs Assessment Report on the current conditions on Staten Island, as well as an overview of its Heroin Overdose Prevention & Education (“HOPE”) initiative – an innovative and new pre-arraignment diversion program that will redirect low-level drug offenders to community-based health and treatment services, instead of jail and prosecution.

Speakers from CHASI will provide information about its 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Next Step Resource and Recovery Center, which gives Staten Island residents a wealth of information and connection to support services, such as Narcan training and kits, harm reduction counseling, assessment and referral to detox services and addiction treatment, and support groups for individuals and their family members. CHASI will also provide a Narcan demonstration and training. Free kits will be available.

The program will also include speakers who have been directly affected by the use and abuse of drugs; a member of a Twelve Step Program, who is in a sustained long-term recovery from drug addiction, and a member of Nar-Anon Family Groups, who is the mother of an addict.

https://www.facebook.com/events/496993217347165/

Thanksgiving Floats!
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Create a float from cardboard boxes and balloons, then strut your stuff in our Macy’s Day inspired Float Parade

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm:In the Walk in Workshop create and customize your floats.
3:30 pm: Show off your floats in the Meadow.

Free with Admission.

Fundraiser Potluck: Help the Kaseem/Shady Family
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

RSVP and/or DONATE USING THE EVENTBRITE LINK

Our friend and sister member of Staten Island Women who March, Sherien Shady, lost so much when her husband, Wael Kaseem was imprisoned by ICE in August and then deported to Egypt in October after living working and raising on family on Staten Island for 16 years. Sherien lost her husband. Her daughters, their father. And her family, their income.

Staten Island Women who March founders, Lorie Honor and Roxanne Mustafa, along with nationally prominent immigrant rights attorney and Staten Island’s own, Ceasar Vargas are hosting a multicultural pre-Thanksgiving pot luck at the home of Lorie and Robert Honor on November 19th. We hope to help the family with living expenses through attendee donations, as well as outside donations, from those in the community who want to assist this loving family.

Please RSVP to come to the fundraiser BELOW ON THE EVENTBRITE
OR
MAKE A DONATION using the eventbrite link and click on “tickets” to see donation options.

ALL PROCEEDS TO GO TO THE KASEEM/SHADY FAMILY

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fundraiser-potluck-help-the-kaseemshady-family-tickets-39590306673?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

https://www.facebook.com/events/370209723403654/

Living With White-Tailed Deer @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals! New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Noble Maritime Collection: Sea Shanty Session
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SeaShanty

Noble Maritime Collection (Building D) 

FREE admission

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! The Noble Maritime Collection holds a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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It’s My Park at Eibs Pond Park @ Mosel Avenue between Circle Loop and Leewood Loop
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Eibs Pond Park as they clean and beautify Eibs Pond Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

20th Annual Poor People’s Dinner @ Hilton Garden Inn (Staten Island)
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Project Hospitality as we mark the 20th Annual Poor People’s Dinner, Staten Island’s largest interfaith event. We will pause to honor the poor and come together as a community to share this unique and sacred meal that unites all Staten Islanders, rich, middle class and poor at the same table.

Click “ticket information” to purchase and “share” this event with friends and family!

Co-chairs
Monsignor Peter Finn & Joseph Madory

Keynote Speakers: Sgt. Conor McDonald and Mayor Patti Ann McDonald (the wife and son of the late NYPD Officer Steven McDonald)

In addition we are proud to announce that Nick Fotiu and Adam Graves from the N.Y. Rangers will join us on November 20th for the Poor People’s Dinner!

Lead Sponsors: Santander Bank US and Master Jhong Uhk Kim

Contact: christopher_hellstrom@projecthospitality.org or call 646-773-9009 for more information on tickets and sponsorships.

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Expectant Parents Group
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

WhoStaten Island University Hospital
WhatExpectant Parents
Where475 Seaview Ave, Regina McGinn Center
WhenMondays – Fridays, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
ActivityExpecting parents are invited for a support group. For more information, contact 718-226-9533.

Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you know or are living with someone who appears to have a substance
abuse problem, come talk and listen. The goal of this group will be
substance abuse education, referral sources, support family and friends.

Hosted by Christopher’s Reason

Stargazing in Inwood Hill Park @ Inwood Hill Park
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Nov
21
Tue
2017
WE Connect Event: Show Me the Money @ NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC)! Join us for a full day of workshops, networking, and keynote speakers to learn how to connect to the money you need to achieve your business goals.

From earning your first dollar, to crowdfunding for growth and making your first million, WE NYC is here to guide you along your path to success:

Expert Keynote Speakers (9:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.)

Kick off the day with Dorie Clark, author of Entrepreneurial You, sharing the keys to making money doing what you love. Learn to build a sustaining portfolio of revenue streams, online and off, leading to professional success and financial freedom.

Enjoy a lunchtime conversation between Lisa Price, the NYC founder of natural hair care and beauty company Carol’s Daughter & Essence journalist Danielle Kwateng-Clark. Lisa will share her journey from home production and weekend markets to retail and a successful partnership with cosmetics giant L’Oreal.

Morning Workshops for Every Business Stage (10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

* Business Finances 101
* Microfinance for Start-Ups: Grameen America + Accion Serving the East Coast
* Master Money: All About Getting a Business Loan
* Winning Strategies for Crowdfunding Success with Kiva, Indiegogo, Kickstarter & Crowdcrux
* “Million Dollar Women” with Julia Pimsleur

Afternoon Sessions: One-on-One Services (2 – 5 p.m.)

* WE NYC Credit Counseling
* WE NYC Small Group Mentoring
* NYC Department of Small Business Services Financing Assistance
* Resource Fair

Stay focused on your goals with refreshments and free childcare* available throughout the day!

Tickets are free, but registration is required.

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WE NYC is an initiative based out of the NYC Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.

*Limited to 15 children. Pre-registration required!

https://www.facebook.com/events/922012377986217/

Babies R Us and SIUH Labor Classes
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn baby basic skills, Laboring and breast feeding and tips. Information
about healthy lifestyles and Staten Island University Hospital programs
will be provided by the hospital’s Community Outreach team.

Expectant Parents Group
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

WhoStaten Island University Hospital
WhatExpectant Parents
Where475 Seaview Ave, Regina McGinn Center
WhenMondays – Fridays, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
ActivityExpecting parents are invited for a support group. For more information, contact 718-226-9533.

NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park @ Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome! This program is in coordination with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative .

Open Run: Silver Lake Park
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join New York Road Runners for FREE weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on a leash are welcome. No advance registration is required, but is encouraged
For more information visit openrun.nyrr.org

DAY & TIME:
Tuesdays @ 7 p.m.
DISTANCE:
3.1 m (5k)
WHERE TO MEET:
At the lake bridge, down the hill from the intersection of Victory Blvd. and Eddy St.

Nov
22
Wed
2017
Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Nov 22 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

We host neighborhood organics drop-off sites and compost the material locally at sites managed by NYC Compost Project staff. Our drop-off sites located at greenmarkets, major public transit stations, public libraries, and other popular locations let residents recycle their waste conveniently.

Learn what to drop off here:
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dsny/recycling-and-garbage/residents/what-food-waste-to-drop-off.page

Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Ocean Breeze Track & Field Clinic
Nov 22 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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