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Aug
15
Thu
2019
Alternate Side Parking Suspended
Aug 15 all-day
Alternate Side Parking Suspended
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Alternate Side Parking suspended for Feast of the Assumption. Parking meters will be in effect.

National Relaxation Day
Aug 15 all-day
Aug
16
Fri
2019
National Roller Coaster Day
Aug 16 all-day
Adult Reading Practice Group
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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The Adult Learning Centers of the New York Public Library are pleased to
offer a new basic reading group on Fridays from 10:00-11:30 am at the St.
George Adult Learning Center.

This teacher-led group works best for adults who are native speakers of
English, or who are advanced English speakers who only struggle with
literacy. This group goes up to a third-grade reading level.

For more information, please have interested students call 718-816-1025 or
visit the Adult Learning Center at the St. George Library
https://www.nypl.org/locations/st-george-library-center . A flyer with more
information is attached.

Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800’s. Wear sturdy footwear

Nature Center Adventures: Blue Heron Park @ Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Our Adventure Guides are leading free nature-related programs at our nature centers this summer! Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to nature through experiential learning. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Kidz Cook
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Learn different cooking techniques at the museum. It’s different each month!
Free with museum admission

Also at 4 PM.

Kidz Cook Staten Island Childrens Museum
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Learn different cooking techniques at the museum. It’s different each month!
Free with museum admission

Also at 4 PM.

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Beer, barbecue, and live music all summer long!

Staten Island’s biggest backyard barbecue returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site. The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning May 31. The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, and delectable smoked classics from Corner House BBQ, winner of the People's Choice Award at the KCBS BBQ Cook-off and Uncorked!

The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday! The Tavern Terrace at Historic Richmond Town is fun for the entire family!

Bring a blanket and have a picnic! Enjoy classic outdoor games and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat!

Adult Cooking Classes: Perfect Baking Without Flour
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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The National Park Service will host a blazing campfire on the beach that will include an
evening of music and stories. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Observing: Hunter’s Point Park
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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The AAA observes on the two successive Fridays a month when the Moon is in the evening sky.  We set up our telescopes just west of the oval, at the far west end of Borden Avenue, starting around sunset.
For more information, visit the AAA Hunters Point Park Observing site.

Observing: Lincoln Center NYC
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Lincoln Center NYC
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The AAA observes at Lincoln Center every Friday and Saturday evening from April to the middle of August and for several weekends in September. We stargaze on the plaza, just north of the fountain, starting around sunset.

For more information, visit AAA’s Lincoln Center Observing website.

Drive In Movies At The Mount -Avengers Endgame @ 8:30 PM
Aug 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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Join us for our Drive In Movies at The Mount Sponsored by Borough President James Oddo! We will be showing the latest Avengers movie, Avengers Endgame for the first time anywhere at a drive in movie on August 16th at 8:30 PM. Space Extremely Limited.

Aug
17
Sat
2019
National Thrift Shop Day
Aug 17 all-day
Local Organics Recovery: Mariner’s Harbor Mobile Market @ 22 Roxbury Street
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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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

Local Organics Recovery: Stapleton Mobile Market
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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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

Bike Tour
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Enjoy a leisurely ride through the park as we take in the beauty of the natural environment and discover some of the history of the park. Please wear a helmet and bring a bottle of water. All ages are welcome

Knitting and Crocheting Circle
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Morning Walks
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Take a stroll with us every Saturday morning throughout the summer. Learn about the flora and fauna in our Park or just get out, get exercise, and enjoy the fresh air! All ages welcome. We will hike at least a mile each week.

Saturday Morning Walks
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Take a stroll with us every Saturday morning throughout the summer. Learn about the flora and fauna in our Park or just get out, get exercise, and enjoy the fresh air! All ages welcome. We will hike at least a mile each week.

BioBlitz Nature Walk
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Join the Urban Park Rangers as we walk through Blue Heron Park while researchers conduct a BioBlitz, surveying the park’s flora and fauna.

This event is free.

Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800’s. Wear sturdy footwear

Saturday Zoofaris
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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The Staten Island Zoo is happy to introduce our Saturday Zoofari program. We have created six exciting programs for children in PreK through 6th grade. This is a four hour (10am – 2pm) drop off program at the zoo.

Please pack a lunch for the day. There is no refrigeration for the lunches at the zoo so the lunches need to be non-perishable.

You can register for any number of sessions or all six! There is a 15% discount on the total price if you register for all six sessions.

Register here:
http://statenislandzoo.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2446149&OrgKey=3637&ReturnURL=%2fOpenRosters%2fViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx%3fclassificationid%3d55250%26orgkey%3d3637#

Snug Harbor Art & Architecture Tour
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Rediscover Snug Harbor on a summer tour!

On the Art & Architecture Tour, hear the fascinating stories behind the architecture that put the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor on the map. Learn about the people responsible for 28 historic buildings dating from 1833, including six of the first New York City Landmarks and one of the finest collections of Greek Revival architecture. Visit Snug Harbor’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and learn how Snug Harbor continues its role as a major art destination on Staten Island.

Buy tickets here

Tours begin at 11:00 AM
Meet at Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9

29th Annual Sand Sculpting Competition Coney Island @ Coney Island Beach at West 12th
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Grab a shovel, pails and head to the beach!

Brought to you by the Alliance for Coney Island, Brooklyn Community Services and Astella Development Corp with help from our sponsors Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, Honest Tea and Luna Park NYC, this family-favorite event is coming back to Coney Island on Saturday, August 17th.

Celebrating its 29th year, this FREE competition is open to all ages!. Registration is day of and opens at noon.
First, second, and third prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories:

Family
Individual
Adult
Adult Group

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4th Annual Community Eid Celebration @ Ps 19 The Curtis School
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Bait-ul Jamaat- House of Community & Muslim Sisters of Staten Island will be hosting their 4th Annual Community Eid Celebration! This year will entail loads of fun, exciting attractions and activities, variety of delicious, homemade foods, face-painting, characters, bounce houses, Video Game truck and more! You don’t want to miss this! Mark your calendars! Save the date! For Vending Opportunities and to RSVP call BJ Special Events Coord – 718.442.0923 or MSSI Event Team – 718.374.5152

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AfricanFest – African Arts & Cultural Festival
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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A 2 Day Celebration of AFRICA. Live musical performances, display of African heritage. Great 2 Days of fun-filled atmosphere with plenty of food and articrafts.

This event is free.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT AFRICANFEST-NYC:
– The celebration of African Cultural Heritage
– The enjoyment of different kind of African Music
– Folklore
– Fashion Show
– Poetry
– Paintings
– Sculptures
– The display of African related merchandise
– The enjoyment of authentic African cuisine
– Great children play area
– and much more……………….

Cloud Gazing
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
World Honeybee Day at the SI Zoo
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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This small but mighty insect helps to pollinate more than 1/3 of the food we eat. Let’s honor the humble honeybee, recognize their contribution to our everyday lives, and learn how to protect this critical species for future generations! Meet our beekeepers from The Honeybee Conservancy, visit our pollinator garden, and make a bee chalet to take home.

Proudly sponsored by Fidelis Care

Shopping: Nineteenth Century Style
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Did you watch “Victoria” and see the Great Exposition designed by Prince Albert? More followed all around the world, including The World Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. The Industrial Revolution was a time of rapid change, producing inventions and consumer goods that were previously unknown. Join us for a powerpoint presentation and discussion about the changes that occurred in the nineteenth century, bringing us into the twentieth century and beyond. For more information call 718-354-4530 or email Diane_Wulff@nps.gov

Snug Harbor Garden Tours: Tropical Border Tour
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Experience Snug Harbor’s gardens in a whole new way this summer! Choose your own adventure: a tour, a workshop, or a tour + workshop combo.

Explore the Tropical Border, a stunning path lined with colorful and exotic plants like banana trees, hibiscus, monkey puzzle trees, and more! 

Come back each month for a different garden experience: 
White Garden and Herb Garden Tour: June 8, 22
Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House Tour: July 6, 20
Tropical Border Tour: August 3, 17, 31
Four Elements of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden Tour: September 14, 28

Buy tickets here

Tours begin at 2:00 PM
Meet at Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9

Tai Chi class
Aug 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Tai Chi is held on Saturdays at 3:30 PM. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. Learn more at http://www.tibetanmuseum.org/tai-chi

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Beer, barbecue, and live music all summer long!

Staten Island’s biggest backyard barbecue returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site. The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning May 31. The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, and delectable smoked classics from Corner House BBQ, winner of the People's Choice Award at the KCBS BBQ Cook-off and Uncorked!

The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday! The Tavern Terrace at Historic Richmond Town is fun for the entire family!

Bring a blanket and have a picnic! Enjoy classic outdoor games and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat!

BP Summer Concert: Vito Picone and the Elegants & Friends @ Midland Beach Splaza
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Borough President James S. Oddo presents the 2019 Sunset Summer Concert Series

Show starts at 7pm!

Featuring
Vinnie Medugno
The Expressions
Vito Picone and the Elegants

Borough Hall staffers will be collecting school supplies as part of a partnership with The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation. Donations of brand new children’s backpacks, folders, crayons, markers, non-toxic glue sticks, notebooks, #2 pencils, construction paper, and other new school supplies will be accepted.

Join us for our weekly Thursday night concert series highlighting our great local talent as the sun sets in our beautiful Staten Island parks.

*Please note that shows will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather. For more information on concert cancellations or postponements, please call 718-816-2133.

https://www.facebook.com/events/406305553429533/

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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The National Park Service will host a blazing campfire on the beach that will include an
evening of music and stories. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Trail Running
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Saturdays 7-9pm

Free—open to adults, seniors

Greenbelt Nature Center,
700 Rockland Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10306

(718)-351-3450

Observing: Lincoln Center NYC
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Lincoln Center NYC
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The AAA observes at Lincoln Center every Friday and Saturday evening from April to the middle of August and for several weekends in September. We stargaze on the plaza, just north of the fountain, starting around sunset.

For more information, visit AAA’s Lincoln Center Observing website.

After Dark Tours Historic Richmondtown
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Explore centuries old houses after dark!

Led by costumed interpreters, Historic Richmond Town’s After Dark Tours allows visitors to explore four of its historic homes illuminated only by candlelight! Discover the hidden histories of some of Staten Island’s oldest residences.
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Voorlezer
A 250 year old farmhouse holds centuries of secrets. Hear the inexplicable folk stories and local lore surrounding the young “Pretty” VanPelt and a Hessian soldier. Visit the VanPelt family plot before you say goodbye!

Christopher House
Witness a harrowing tale of secret patriotism on torry Staten Island. Discover the secret past of the Christopher house and the role its occupants may have played in the American Revolution. What lengths will people go to protect hearth and home?

Guyon-Lake-Tysen House
More than other stately homes of its time, the Guyon-Lake-Tysen house has seen its share of sorrow and loss. Hear the tyring tales of its families and those who lived and died within its walls.

Basketmaker’s House
Experience the mysteries and stories of Staten Island in the days of yore. Listen to heart racing tales that took place right in your own backyard!

Each night features a new historic home. Tours leave from the Historical Museum at 9:00pm and 10:00pm and last approximately 40 minutes. Reservations are not required but suggested as each tour is limited to 15 guests.

Admission Pricing
$10.00 per person / Tour limited to 15 per person.

Aug
18
Sun
2019
National Fajita Day
Aug 18 all-day
NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
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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.

Basic Canoeing Willowbrook Park Staten Island
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. First-come, first-serve. For ages 8 years old and up. The line may close prior to the scheduled program end time due to demand.

Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800’s. Wear sturdy footwear

Noble Maritime Collection: Sea Shanty Session
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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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! If you can’t make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

Noble Maritime Collection, Building D

Free Admission

Music under the Trees with Viva Voce @ High Rock Park Conservation Center
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Music Under the Trees – Free Outdoor Concerts
Sundays in August at 3pm

August 4: Viva Voce Brass (with world premieres by Howard Fox, Michael Sirotta, and George Poppe)

August 11: High Rock Stock (think Woodstock!) with Viva Voce Chorus and guests (including sing alongs!)

August 18: Viva Voce Little Big Band

August 25: Viva Voce Winds

For more Greenbelt programs, log on to: sigreenbelt.org

We are pleased to host a free concert series by Viva Voce/the Staten Island Philharmonic outside in High Rock Park – under our tall trees! Bench seating is available, or you are welcome to bring a lawn chair.

There is a five-minute walk along a paved road to the stage area within the park. There is also limited parking closer to the stage for those who are unable to walk the distance. Our parking assistants will direct you. This event is free. Program is subject to change.

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Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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The National Park Service will host a blazing campfire on the beach that will include an
evening of music and stories. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Aug
19
Mon
2019
Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night. Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Space Is The Place – Mini Art Camp @ Staten Island Makerspace
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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Space Is The Place – Mini Art Camp
Monday August 19, 20, 21, 22, & 23
12:30pm – 2:30pm
$125 per student
10% Sibling Discount – Use code SIBLING at checkout
Ages 7 and up.

Come explore art and develop a better understanding of the spacial relationships within art. We will explore still life using various mediums. We will explore how to take work from the drawing phase into the painting phase using the grid system. We will work using pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint (and maybe some pastels too.) Supplies included.

Space Is The Place will be lead by artist Mona Oman who has been studying and working in various art fields for the past 20 years. She considers herself less a teacher and more of a professional artist who has lots of insight to share with your creative explorers. You can see her eclectic body of work on her website www.monaoman.com

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