Dec
7
Thu
2017
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec 7 all-day
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol @ The Conference House
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol @ The Conference House

A Staten Island holiday tradition continues . . . for the 9th year in a row! Come join us for the story of a classic Dickens tale seen through the eyes of Scrooge’s partner Jacob Marley. Very limited seating.

Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company Presents:

JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Tom Mula

Directed by Joseph Daly

The Conference House
7455 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10307

December 7, 8, 9 at 8:00pm & December 10 at 3:00pm
December 14, 15, 16 at 8:00pm & December 17 at 3:00pm

Featuring: Jack Dabdoub, Stephen Scott, Charles Sullivan, and Rina Sklar

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
Visit here to purchase: https://www.showclix.com/events/1247

Tickets are $25 general admission or $20 for students and seniors

https://www.facebook.com/events/1484725995160341/

Dec
8
Fri
2017
Alternate Side Parking Suspended @ New York City
Dec 8 all-day
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Alternate Side Parking suspended for Immaculate Conception. Parking meters will be in effect.

Alternate Side Parking Suspended @ New York City
Dec 8 all-day

Alternate Side Parking suspended for Immaculate Conception. Parking meters will be in effect.

Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
Dec 8 all-day

Happy Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day!

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2017 St Teresa Christmas Fair
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
2017 St Teresa Christmas Fair

Save the date for the biggest and best Christmas fair on Staten Island!

Join us on Friday, December 8th 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 9th 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday December 10th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Saturday & Sunday we will have over 20 wonderful vendors to shop from for those extra special Christmas presents!

The Christmas Cafe will be open and ready to serve all three days with delicious food items from local restuarants! Don’t forget about our tasty Baked from the Heart table will surely hit your sweet tooth!

Oh and of course, Santa will be on hand for picture taking and list gathering!

On December 9th is the Holy Name St. Teresa Christmas Tree lighting after the 4pm mass, a truly magical evening that cannot be missed!

More information to come, so stay tuned!

We hope to see everyone there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/150016735734969/

UAME/Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health Medical Van
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
UAME/Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health Medical Van

Free healthy food provided at the Stapleton pantry to the residents of
Stapleton .The North Well Health Medical Van will provide blood pressure,
body mass index , pulse Oximetry screenings and flu vaccines. SIUH will
also provide health information to support living and eating healthy.

Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Seahawk Shootout
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Seahawk Shootout
http://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=789

Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Seahawk Shootout
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Seahawk Shootout
http://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=789

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting @ Hendrick I. Lott House
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting @ Hendrick I. Lott House

Our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting sponsored by Senator Marty Golden. Join us for Music, cookies & cocoa, and Sinterklaas.

Free to the Public.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1909899039259775/

Christmas Village and Live Nativity @ Salem Church
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm

Free Family Event! Live Music, Sweet and Savory Treats, Hot Chocolate, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Christmas movies and more!!! Invite your friends. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12/8, 12/9, & 12/10 6-9pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/171387280122043/

Media Industry Happy Hour @ The House of Brews
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join your media and communications peers for our December NYC Happy Hour. MEOjobs events provide an opportunity to establish new contacts and expand your professional network. Since 2015, we’ve hosted more than twenty happy hours welcoming 1,200 plus professionals in the fields of digital media, film, journalism, marketing, public relations, radio, and television. Register via https://meojobsdecemberhappyhour.eventbrite.com.

MEOjobs aggregates career opportunities in media & communications, produces a free weekly top jobs newsletter, and hosts monthly networking happy hours for working professionals. For more information visit: http://MEOjobsonline.com/

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Yes, you must be at least 21 years old to attent this event.

What’s the refund policy? Attendees can receive refunds up to 1 day before your event start date.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Any questions about this event can be emailed to MEOjobs@gmail.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/326441467832164/

Expectant Parents Group
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Expectant Parents Group

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.

Observing at Floyd Bennett Field
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dec
9
Sat
2017
National Pastry Day
Dec 9 all-day

Happy Pastry Day!

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Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Nassau County Invitational
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Nassau County Invitational
http://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=790

Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Nassau County Invitational
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Nassau County Invitational
http://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=790

SI MakerSpace Holiday Maker Market @ SI MakerSpace
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
SI MakerSpace Holiday Maker Market @ SI MakerSpace

Once again we are hosting our Holiday Maker Market!
Come down to MakerSpace on Saturday December 9th to check out some wonderful local art and products by awesome vendors.

We have limited space, but any artists interested in being a part of our market should email emily@simakerspace.com with images of their products.

Full list of vendors to be posted shortly!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1994970550740272/

Worm Shop (NYC Compost Project)
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Worm Shop (NYC Compost Project)

Free Admission

Worms will convert your food scraps into compost for your plants. Learn how to set-up, care for, harvest and use vermicompost from a worm bin.

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

Meditation Class Tibetan Museum
Dec 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation Class Tibetan Museum

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

Holiday Artist Market @ Hub 17 NYC
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Holiday Artist Market @ Hub 17 NYC

Please feel free to share and invite your friends!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1953654191553052/

Holiday Artist Market @ Hub 17 NYC
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please feel free to share and invite your friends!

https://www.facebook.com/events/375842739513563/

Holiday Book Fair / Author Meet and Greet @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Holiday Book Fair / Author Meet and Greet @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

Just in time for the holiday season, meet various local authors, peruse their books, and perhaps purchase a copy-or two. Hot cocoa and snacks guaranteed to make spirits bright!

Second Saturday Science – Mysteries of Magnets
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Second Saturday Science – Mysteries of Magnets

Explore fascinating scientific principles and scientists in this monthly series workshops
Free with admission of $8

Solar Viewing at Brooklyn Central Library
Dec 9 @ 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

Solar Viewing at Brooklyn Central Library
Dec 9 @ 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

Merry Music Series – Navidad Flamenca
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Staten Island Children’s Museum welcomes artists from a variety of cultures to share seasonal music and dance performances on select Saturdays and Sundays in December. The series kicks off with pieces from The Nutcracker ballet by Brighton Ballet Theater, followed by Navidad Flamenca performing dance from the Spanish tradition, the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Company spicing up the day with jazz, Latin, and neo-classical dance, and ending with a special Jewish cultural music performance.

Cost: $8

Wreath Making Workshop
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wreath Making Workshop

Meet at Building P

$75 Admission | Tickets at wreathmaking2017.bpt.me

What’s the holiday season without a beautiful, festive wreath? Learn how to make your own with treasured items, ribbons, and natural objects like fresh thyme, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks. We will provide both artificial and organic material to create a wreath for your home, for either inside or outside decoration.

Wreath Making Workshop @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What’s the holiday season without a beautiful, festive wreath? Learn how to make your own with treasured objects, ribbons, and natural artifacts like fresh thyme, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks. We will provide both artificial and organic material to create a wreath for your home, for either inside or outside decoration.

The workshop will be held on the ground floor of Building P at Snug Harbor.

Workshop instructor Wambui Ippolito is a horticulturist and landscape designer studying at the New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture (SOPH) where she is being trained by a cadre of esteemed botanists, plant scientists, and horticulturists from around the world. Currently, as part of her school’s externship requirements, she is the only SOPH student chosen to work at Martha Stewart’s private estate in New York where she is charged with a wide range of horticulture responsibilities. Wambui is multilingual, having grown up and lived on multiple continents. She began her horticulture career as a volunteer at Snug Harbor under the direction of Greg Lord, our Director of Horticulture, also an alumnus of the School of Professional Horticulture

https://www.facebook.com/events/2001834973408305/

Merry Music Series – Navidad Flamenca
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Merry Music Series – Navidad Flamenca

Cost: $8

The Staten Island Children’s Museum welcomes artists from a variety of cultures to share seasonal music and dance performances on select Saturdays and Sundays in December. The series kicks off with pieces from The Nutcracker ballet by Brighton Ballet Theater, followed by Navidad Flamenca performing dance from the Spanish tradition, the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Company spicing up the day with jazz, Latin, and neo-classical dance, and ending with a special Jewish cultural music performance.

Tai Chi class
Dec 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Introductory Tai Chi Class
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Introductory Tai Chi Class

$12 admission/$10 for members—open to all ages

(718)-987-3500

info@tibetanmuseum.org

Candlelight Tours @ Historic Richmond Town
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Candlelight Tours @ Historic Richmond Town

A Candlelight Tour is a magical excursion. Imagine walking through an entire historic town at night guided by the glow of old-fashioned lamps. On this wonderful tour you can journey through three-hundred years of tradition and discover how America’s most festive season came to be.

The town is illuminated by candles, oil lamps and the warmth of a flickering hearth, and enlivened by holiday sweets. You travel from house to house as you visit the people from days of old. You are welcomed by these humble early Americans and get a taste of life gone by. Your tour ends with a festive Wassail Bowl Reception in the Courthouse.

This is your opportunity to be drawn back into nostalgic days when everyday life and holiday times were more intimate and personal. This is your time to get all warm and fuzzy in the spirit of the holiday season and celebrate the cheer of yesteryear. Each step through this tour brings you closer to the traditions that were held dear by the ordinary people who worked together to build an extraordinary country.

Historic Richmond Town has been presenting Candlelight Tours for decades. It has become a popular holiday tradition for generations of families. If you are looking for something different or would like to get into the holiday mood or, perhaps, need to impress a loved one with a great find, this is the journey for you!

Please reserve your tickets online today while still available!

https://www.facebook.com/events/302755073573978/

Candlelight Tours @ Historic Richmond Town
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Candlelight Tours @ Historic Richmond Town

Visitors of all ages take a journey through three-hundred years of tradition as they discover how America’s most festive season came to be.

Price: Adults $24
SIHS Members • $18 (please call for member reservation)
Children 12 and under • $12

For more information and tickets visit

https://www.historicrichmondtown.org/component/civicrm/?task=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=1167

Birding: Owls @ Parking Area (in High Rock Park)
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Birding: Owls @ Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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 Be wise and join this Urban Park Ranger-led hike, as we listen for calls and look for this nocturnal bird of prey. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Traditional Turkey Dinner at Bennett Cafe @ Historic Richmond Town
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A hearty dinner is guaranteed to fill you up with good cheer. This week you can sit down to a warm meal that’s perfect for a chilly evening. We’re featuring American homestyle comfort food anchored with a traditional turkey dinner.

Limited number of seats! Call 718-370-3835 for reservations.

https://www.facebook.com/events/332377187310353/

Trail Running
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturdays 7-9pm

Free—open to adults, seniors

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

(718)-351-3450

Trail Running
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trail Running

Saturdays 7-9pm

Free—open to adults, seniors

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

(718)-351-3450

Dec
10
Sun
2017
National Dewey Decimal System Day
Dec 10 all-day
National Dewey Decimal System Day

Happy Dewey Decimal System Day!

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21st ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA BENEFITS FIVE STATEN ISLAND AGENCIES HELPING CHILDREN
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
21st ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA BENEFITS FIVE STATEN ISLAND AGENCIES HELPING CHILDREN

Annual Event returns to Staten Island’s FOUR Applebee’s restaurants on December 10th

100% of ticket price is charitable donation.

Special Early Bird Rate THROUGH NOVEMBER 17th!

Tickets on Sale NOW

APPLE-METRO, INC. PARTNERS WITH SEVEN STATEN ISLAND AGENCIES Reserve now!

November, 2017 —–Santa returns to Applebee’s restaurants this December as Apple-Metro, Inc., owners and operators of Staten Island’s Applebee’s Grill + Bar restaurants, announce the 21st Annual Breakfast with Santa Claus to benefit five Staten Island-based agencies helping children with a myriad of services including autism, substance abuse, recreational activities, education opportunities and more. Breakfast will be offered on Sunday, December 10th 8:30 am.-10 am. at the Applebee’s at the Staten Island Mall, New Dorp, Graniteville and near the Outerbridge. The donation is $15 per person. Early bird price of $12 available through November 17. Tickets should be purchased in advance as availability day of is limited. Call 718-701-8784. Checks are made payable to Staten Island Rotary Foundation for the benefit of the agencies. Tickets can also be reserved online with the following links:

https://www.showclix.com/event/applebees-breakfast-with-santa-si-mall

https://www.showclix.com/event/applebees-breakfast-with-santa-New-Dorp9161500

https://www.showclix.com/event/applebees-breakfast-with-santa-Graniteville91615005779232

https://www.showclix.com/event/applebees-breakfast-with-santa-Outerbridge9161500

The following agencies will receive proceeds from these events: Community Resources, GRACE Foundation, Have a Heart Foundation, Staten Island Children’s Museum and Staten Island YMCA.

“It’s our pleasure to once again host these breakfasts for the benefit of Staten Island children.” said Zane Tankel, Apple-Metro’s CEO, and added, “These breakfasts provide our employees an opportunity to give back to a community that has been so supportive of us. The best part for us is that 100% of the proceeds benefit this effort,”

The Breakfast includes French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, hot beverages and juice, donated and served by Apple-Metro, Inc. staff who volunteer their time and talents each year. Along with breakfast each child will have a visit with Santa. 100% of the proceeds from these breakfast events will be distributed to the five Staten Island children’s organizations that provide educational, recreational and counseling services to Staten Island Children.

Locations:

Applebee’s Grill + Bar

Staten Island Mall

2655 Richmond Avenue

Applebee’s Grill + Bar

Expressway Plaza (located in Graniteville)

1451 Richmond Avenue

Applebee’s Grill + Bar

Outerbridge

115 Bricktown Way, Staten Island, NY 10309

Applebee’s Grill + Bar

New Dorp

430 New Dorp Lane

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

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: Conference House Park
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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:
Sundays @ 9 a.m.
DISTANCE:
3.1 m (5k)
WHERE TO MEET:
Off Hylan Blvd., next to the parking lot, on the path that leads to the water

Deer Exploration Hike @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots as we explore the park for one of Staten Island’s most popular residents—white-tailed deer! Have a revolutionary experience and explore the park for white-tailed deer with the Urban Park Rangers.

Tree Bark Time @ Conference House Park
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tree Bark Time @ Conference House Park

What do burnt cornflakes, worts, and ski trails all have in common? They are identifying characteristic of tree bark at Conference House Park. Participants will learn to identify trees in the winter using their bark including the persimmon, a native tree species that is threatened in New York State.

We will meet at the parking lot near the Visitors Center, 7455 Hylan Boulevard. For more information call Will Lenihan at wleni5584@gmail.com.

Free

14th Annual Anti-Bias/ Anti-Violence Summit @ Port Richmond High School
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Communites United for Respect and Trust/ Take Care New York Anti-Violence Project 14th Annual Anti-Bias/ Anti-Violence Summit
Panel Discussion “Reflections on Charlottesville: Building Inclusive Community”

Theatre of War Performances and Guided Discussion – Anti-Racism Training

Hercules in Staten Island: A Dramatic Reading of Scenes from Euripides’ THE MADNESS OF HERCULES followed by community panelist remarks and an audience discussion about the timeless impact of violence, featuring performances by JUMAANE WILLIAMS (New York City Council Member District 45), FRANKIE FAISON (Coming to America, Hannibal, The Wire), GLENN DAVIS (24, The Unit, Jericho), and CHINASA OGBUAGU (Law & Order, Nurse Jackie, The Following).

International Human Rights Day
Sunday, December 10, 2017
2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Port Richmond High School
85 St. Josephs Avenue, Staten Island
Please Pre-Register: (718) 448-1544 x103
Free to All! Dinner Included!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1423934327705922/

Merry Music Series
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Spice up your afternoon with some jazz, Latin, and neo-classical style dance performances from the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater.

Free with admission

The 3rd Annual Richmond Road Christmas Tree Lighting & Festival
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 3rd Annual Richmond Road Christmas Tree Lighting & Festival

Join the Richmond Road Merchants Association, Steven Matteo, and the SIEDC for the 3rd Annual New Dorp Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Festival. This is a FREE event!

The event will will take place in the Santander Bank parking lot at 1630 Richmond Road!

Take your photo with Santa, hop on the trackless train, costume characters, holiday food, free gift wrapping and much more!

Casale Jewelers, Deborah A. Valentine Agency – State Farm Insurance Agent Visage Hair Studio N.Y.C Uniquely Yours Just B Boutique Max’s Esca Mario’s Emily’s of New York Exposure Dance Studio

https://www.facebook.com/events/137034343722032/

Observing at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Observing at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn @ New York | United States

Join us every Second Sunday of the month for stargazing during ongoing science events and discussions at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Observing takes place in the garden space, adjacent to the building located at 159 Pioneer Street. 4-10pm.

Observing at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us every Second Sunday of the month for stargazing during ongoing science events and discussions at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Observing takes place in the garden space, adjacent to the building located at 159 Pioneer Street. 4-10pm.

Light up for Life! @ Lights for Life
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For over 15 years, Staten Island’s Santa Claus, Joe DiMartino and his family have been ambassadors for the holiday season, wooing crowds with their interactive Christmas display, “Lights for Life” that gives Macy’s a run for their money.

To date, Joe has raised over $236,000 through the generosity of his visitors, in memory of his late wife, Debra Ann who was killed in the World Trade Center Attacks on September 11, 2001.The money raised supports the children’s cancer center at the Staten Island University Hospital.

Each holiday season, the DiMartino’s pull out all the stops, filling every square inch of his Rossville property with animatronic scenes of Christmas Carolers, Mrs. Claus baking ginger bread, a Santa Claus train, Christmas Ice Capades, Ferris Wheel, Christmas lights, music, and spotlights. Every year he expands the experience.

Visitors tour through spectacular scenes from the birth of Jesus, to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole and back… without leaving Staten Island.

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