Oct
20
Sat
2018
National Brandied Fruit Day
Oct 20 all-day

Happy Brandied Fruit Day!

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It’s My Park at Allison Pond Park @ Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Allison Pond Park to clean up the banks of the pond, remove all brush and bushes, plant new pond-friendly bushes, and continue the cleanup of the cemetery wall at Allison Pond Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

It’s My Park at New Dorp Beach @ Allan F. Kivlehan Playground
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to carry out a litter patrol throughout the park, pull weeds, prune shrubs, and perform a general cleanup at New Dorp Beach. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park @ North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

It’s My Park at Oakwood Beach @ Oakwood Beach (in Great Kills Park)
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clean the cul-de-sac at the bottom of Tarlton Ave. We will then use the path up the berm to access the shoreline for a beach clean up at Oakwood Beach. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Stapleton City Harvest Mobile Market
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun for the entire family! Pick a pumpkin, enjoy an old-fashioned hay ride, corn maze, arts and crafts and face painting! This picturesque historic site will be open to the public weekends in October and Columbus Day. Tickets include: tractor-pulled hay ride, hip-high kid’s maze, farm animals, crafts and activities!

New additions this year: Fenced-In Pumpkin Patch! Food Trucks! Egger’s Ice-Cream and S’more Making!

For info and tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm-tickets-50243385318?aff=ebapi&goal=0_035b85cc1a-d2f1b58259-49034077&mc_cid=d2f1b58259&mc_eid=6a6792af6d

Memoir Writing Workshop
Oct 20 @ 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.

5th Annual Harvest Festival
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for our 5th annual fall festival! Celebrate the beauty of fall with these fun activities: pumpkin carving*, apple bobbing*, fall family photos*, live animals, crafts, games, live music, face painting*, guided hikes, scarecrow building* (bring old clothes), and more! Free entry and parking; nominal fees apply, cash only please.

Hudson River Fall Folliage & Lighthouse Boat Tour
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join National Lighthouse Members and friends as we cruise up the Hudson River on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 11:00 am – 2:00pm. We will be leaving from the beautiful World Financial Center Pier located on the Hudson River at Vesey St. and North End Ave.

Expert speakers will narrate the cruise as we view the Little Red Lighthouse at Jeffrey’s Hook, Ambrose Lightship, Frying Pan Lightship, Lilac Light Tender and the Tarrytown Light. Presenters will also note significant New York City sites and relate historic tales. The magnificent Palisades and fall foliage are an added attraction.

This trip takes place, rain or shine and leaves promptly at 11:00 am. (Time and tide waits for no man nor woman!)  Refreshments will be available on board, but feel free to bring your own snacks. Tickets are $60 Adults, $40 Children (under 10yrs.), $50 Military and Seniors (62+).

  • Due to space and safety requirements, large coolers are not permitted on board, only very small carry-ons. Light refreshments available for purchase on board.
  • Please note that there may be boarding limitations for the disabled at certain piers. Kindly call us to discuss if this might be an issue for you or your guest. 718-390-0040

To register:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eew8jsmg468a7961&oseq=&c=&ch=

Meditation Class Tibetan Museum
Oct 20 @ 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

Opening Reception for We the People… Black Indians in America: Photographs and Words of Fern Metcalf
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We the People…Black Indians in America will utilize Fern Metcalf’s visual storytelling to depict what life is like for black Indians living in the present day United States, while reflecting on their history. Photography will be used to show Mardi Gras Indians and black Indians in their suits, ceremonial dress, and in their everyday lives as Americans. Poems will serve to add to the story line of who they are presently and provide historical context.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Commons Galleries
Admission $5 | $4 for students, seniors, and Snug Harbor members

Opening Reception of RE/Configurations: art, disability, identity
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Image credit: Efrat Vaknin, photographed by Ron Uriel

RE/Configurations: art, disability, identity is a major exhibition, guest curated by Milenka Berengolc (project originator) and Margaret Chase, that is part of “Artists Undeterred,” a forum for disabled artists who exemplify bold vision and distinctive execution, and provides an expanded frame of reference for general audiences. The project explores the multi-faceted relationship of disability vis-à-vis contemporary art, through the lens of creators and producers who are disabled and whose work addresses disability. The opening reception for RE/Configurations will feature a movement installation by Heidi Latsky Dance.

This exhibit contains mature content. This project is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support includes Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, United Spinal Association/NYC Chapter, Kershner, Grosso & Co., Open Doors (Reality Poets), Curtis High School, Staten Island Center for Independent Living, J’s on the Bay, and Happy Dry Cleaners. This exhibition is sponsored in part by a Humanities New York Quick Grant, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Opening Reception Admission: Free

General admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs – Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Opening Reception: Columns & Caryatids
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Columns & Caryatids is an exhibition of mixed media work where artist Kristi Pfister creates a forest of suspended translucent columns, monumental wall drawings, oil paintings, and intimate tile-sized work.  The installation explores the concept of columns as iconic symbols of democracy and strength, introduces Dorothy Day as a modern-day caryatid leading a procession of activism, and brings awareness to the historic Greek Revival architecture of Snug Harbor.

Kristi Pfister is a painter and public artist.  She studied Visual Art at Barnard College, Columbia University and received her master’s degree from Pratt Institute.  Pfister exhibits throughout the region and New York City.  Her public artwork includes grants from the Percent for Art Program, the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Staten Island Zoo.  Pfister is a strong advocate for Art Education, having worked as a teaching artist with many arts organizations, schools and cultural institutions in NYC.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Opening Reception Admission: Free

General admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs – Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Staten Island Community Partnership Program & Open Arms Center of Hope Open Arms 10th Annual Walk
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Honoring Domestic Violence Survivors. For more info contact Dr. Maxine
718.928.4939

Universal Temple of the Arts Presents Staten Island JAZZ Festival 31.
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Universal Temple of the Arts (UTA) will present Staten Island JAZZ Festival 31 on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 2PM until 7PM at the historic Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.

Tai Chi class
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

(718)-987-3500

info@tibetanmuseum.org

Tavern Terrace Fall Season: Kids Can Rock! with Keilah Graze & Giffords Lane
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The beloved summer concert series at Historic Richmond Town’s Tavern Terrace returns on September 22nd with a lineup of themed live performances and autumnal activities. The backyard celebration that Staten Islanders have grown to love will return with brand new additions. A traditional fire-pit and fresh apple cider are sure to put you in the fall spirit!

Beer – The Flagship Brewery is back, offering specially selected harvest ales and lagers.
BBQ – Corner House BBQ, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the KCBS BBQ Cookoff and Uncorked!, will serve smoky, down-home fare.
Live Music – The music returns with themed nights.
New Drink Menu – You spoke and we listened! Along with beer, guests can now enjoy fine wines and fresh apple cider!
Fire-Pit – Take in the scenery cozy and warm by our fire!

Tickets are not required for entrance to the Tavern Terrace. However, proceeds from each Saturday performance will help to raise funds for the restoration of the internationally acclaimed acoustic music performance space, the J. Guyon Tavern, just in time for its 200th birthday!

There are still slots left! Any interested in donating performancings to the Tavern Terrace can email info@hrtown.nyc with a sample of their music and available dates.

The 7th Annual Halloween Haunt: Esoterica VII
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Signature Drinks
Savory Snacks
DJ/Dancing
Haunted Garden
Costume Contest

All proceeds benefit the Museum’s Exhibitions & Building Fund

Dress to impress!
$85 Per Person, 21 and Over
Includes one raffle ticket for $250 scratch-off skeleton

Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-halloween-haunt-tickets-50040291860

Trail Running
Oct 20 @ 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

Observing: Great Kills @ Great Kills National Park
Oct 20 @ 7:30 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, visit: http://www.aaa.org/observing/great-kills-staten-island/

Ghost Tour: The Tale of the Matron
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Snug Harbor’s Ghost Tours are back for another spooky season! The Tale of the Matron sets the backstory for a historically horrifying reenactment of events that took place at Sailors’ Snug Harbor in 1863. Your 75-minute tour will take place both indoors and out, and enters three buildings that are typically closed to the public: the Matron’s House, the Butcher’s Cottage, and the former Surgeon’s House (now known as the Governor’s House). Each space has its own unique connection with history, life, and the afterlife.

Meet at Visitor Info Booth
Fridays and Saturdays: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM
General admission: $20 | Snug Harbor Members: $15
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://snugharborghosttour.bpt.me

Please note: All tours start and end at the Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road (or Carpenter’s Shop on Chapel Road in the event of rain). This walking tour will be outdoors, rain or shine. Patrons are encouraged to dress appropriately, and to bring your own flashlights or borrow ours.

Oct
21
Sun
2018
American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

SIUH will provide EMS and Health Information. Join the American Cancer
Society and SIUH to help save lives at the Making Strides Walk against
Breast Cancer. SIUH provides information about breast cancer prevention.

It’s My Park at North Shore Esplanade @ 78 Richmond Terrace
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to clean up and beautify the North Shore Esplanade. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park @ Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)
Oct 21 @ 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.

Open Run: Conference House Park
Oct 21 @ 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

Mariners Harbor City Harvest Mobile Market
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Old Home Day
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Old Home Day featuring historic trades demonstrations, music, food, crafts, and sweet treats takes to Historic Richmond Town on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Taking Staten Islanders back to a simpler time, the annual festival introduces the general public to tinsmiths, carpenters, blacksmiths and basket-makers to discover how household items were made in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Historic Richmond Town is located at 441 Clarke Avenue. More information can be found on HistoricRichmondTown.org

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fun for the entire family! Pick a pumpkin, enjoy an old-fashioned hay ride, corn maze, arts and crafts and face painting! This picturesque historic site will be open to the public weekends in October and Columbus Day. Tickets include: tractor-pulled hay ride, hip-high kid’s maze, farm animals, crafts and activities!

New additions this year: Fenced-In Pumpkin Patch! Food Trucks! Egger’s Ice-Cream and S’more Making!

For info and tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pumpkin-picking-at-decker-farm-tickets-50243385318?aff=ebapi&goal=0_035b85cc1a-d2f1b58259-49034077&mc_cid=d2f1b58259&mc_eid=6a6792af6d

Fall Festival At The Mount
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The island’s biggest fall family event is back and bigger than ever! Our
Fall Festival at The Mount will feature the island’s largest pumpkin patch,
rides, games, music, food, scare crow making, vendors and more! The event
will take place from noon-6pm on October 20th and 21st.

Admission to this event is FREE and parking is a $5 donation per car.

Are you a vendor interested in being a part of the event? Register by
filing out our online application below.
http://mountloretto.org/event/fall-festival-at-the-mount/

Oct
22
Mon
2018
National Mother-in-Law’s Day
Oct 22 all-day

Happy Mother-in-Law’s Day!

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Expectant Parents Group
Oct 22 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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

Anxiety & Stress Solutions: Weekly Classes to Learn How to Reduce and Remove Anxiety & Stress
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location:

Act Adult Day Care

1698 Victory Blvd. Castleton Corners

Staten Island, NY 10314

These class are offered free with a suggested donation of $10.

To attend this workshop, please click here:

https://goo.gl/pPnvWM

or

TheCompassionCenter.com

For more information, contact Dan Globus at (888) 377-7761 or e-mail info@TheCompassionCenter.com

About Act Adult Day Care

ACT is a comprehensive educational/social program which focuses on strengthening, stimulating and retraining the brain of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Our mission is to keep people with AD/D involved in carefully planned activities that have been shown to significantly improve cognitive and physical health.

About The Compassion Center

The Compassion Center teaches Meditation classes to people and organizations seeking anxiety solutions, stress relief, depression treatment, anger treatment, ways to deal with emotional trauma, loss and grief.

Oct
23
Tue
2018
National iPod Day
Oct 23 all-day

Happy iPod Day!

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Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learn will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container. Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited. Registration is strongly recommended.

September 8, 25 | October 13, 23 | November 10, 27 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Compost Demonstration Site
Free admission
Registration requested:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbq6k2_r3Z1AvPebgsrk-4RFdnc-oDe6xduqYnANBtTVwuIA/viewform

Expectant Parents Group
Oct 23 @ 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.

Open Run: Silver Lake Park
Oct 23 @ 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.

Oct
24
Wed
2018
National Bologna Day
Oct 24 all-day

Happy Bologna Day!

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Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Oct 24 @ 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

Arts, Culture & Fun: Collage at the H. H. Biddle House @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

For beginners and non-beginners, create collages from unique and interesting materials. Experiment with different papers, techniques and ideas to create spirited and innovative collages while learning about color, composition, texture, shape and execution. Develop your own personal style and get inspired from viewing works from modern masters: Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Hoch, Henri Matisse, Jane Frank and more. Materials will be provided. Please note: Space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov .

Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The fun continues with Boogie Woogie Wednesdays dance performances and free admission to the Museum from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesdays in August.

Weekly Evening Hike
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a group hike where we may spot signs of spring at last! We typically cover five miles. Dress for the weather and terrain. Arrive a few minutes early along with your sense of adventure 

Expectant Parents Group
Oct 24 @ 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.

Oct
25
Thu
2018
National Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day
Oct 25 all-day

Happy Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day!

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Shop Rite Ask an Expert
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Live a healthy life. Get the information you need: cancer services,
nutrition, behavioral health and rehabilitation, cholesterol, diabetes,
stroke, blood pressure, healthy aging, nutrition, and smoking cessation.

The Story Museum
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Step inside a world filled with the magic of stories, crafts, music, dancing and singing.

Preschool children up to age 5.
$3.00/Child, Adult/FREE.
Call for reservations (718) 351-1611, Ext. 280. For more information, go to www.historicrichmondtown.org

Thursday Bocce Night
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday Bocce Night
Play Bocce with us on Thursday nights this summer. We are looking to start a tournament but need more players to join in. Please come by or call the office to sign up at 718-273-7660.

If you haven’t signed up yet to play, please do so ASAP so we can prepare accordingly and get players matched up if you are coming in without your own team. You do not have to commit to play every week.

MEMBERS: FREE
NON-MEMBERS: $10 per person, per week.
Payments can be made on site. (cc accepted)
We will begin at around 6:00 PM on a first come first served/play basis, Weather Permitting.

So please come over and join us! This is a wonderful, new and fun activity we can all enjoy and it supports the foundation.

Expectant Parents Group
Oct 25 @ 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.