Be generous: Project Hospitality launches annual winter clothing drive

via SILive

Project Hospitality is seeking donatations of new winter gloves, hats, scarfs and other items for its annual winter clothing drive. (Staten Island Advance file photo)

Project Hospitality is seeking donatations of new winter gloves, hats, scarfs and other items for its annual winter clothing drive. (Staten Island Advance file photo)

Project Hospitality is counting on borough residents to open wallets and hearts this holiday season and donate new scarves, hats, gloves, socks, hooded sweatshirts, thermals and other cold-weather clothing between now and Jan. 6.

Please leave the prices and store tags on the clothing.

The items will be distributed to the homeless and other Staten Islanders in need of warm clothes.

Items will be accepted at Project Hospitality’s administrative offices, 100 Park Ave. in Port Richmond, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from now through Jan. 6.

The receptionist will provide receipts for all donated items.

For more information, contact Deacon Paul Kosinski, director of community outreach, at 718-448-1544 ext. 134 or email:

This year, Project Hospitality has served more than 35,000 homeless, hungry and otherwise marginalized Staten Islanders.

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Model Home Program Sparks Sales at The Accolade

via The Staten Island Advance – For the 4th time this year, the developer of The Accolade in St. George has unveiled a professionally furnished model home to help showcase the wide range of floor plans and upscale living spaces offered at the new luxury condominium on Staten Island’s north shore waterfront.


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NY Cares Coat Drive 2014


Help keep all New Yorkers warm this winder by donating winter coats at 300 locations citywide or by starting your own coat collection team.

Drop your winter coats at one of our 300 public collection sites citywide now through December 31st. You’ll be guaranteed to find one close to your home or office. Search using our interactive map.

It’s so easy with our handy wish list through Amazon, full of affordable coats you can send right to our warehouse so we can get to them to the New Yorkers who need them most. Just click here to make a real difference in someone’s life. BUY A COAT

Is your company or department passionate about helping members of the community? Is your church group or alumni group looking to bring people together and make a positive difference at the same time? For more info on how to create a collection team click here.

New York Cares will begin accepting applications from nonprofit organizations in New York City starting October 20th and concluding on November 30. Agencies requesting coats can apply here. We aim to collect 100,000 gently used winter coats each November and December and distribute them starting in early December. If you want more info, see our How to Request page. If you’re an individual in-need of coat, see our five walk-in distribution sitesREQUEST COATS NOW

For more information, visit

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See Amy Schumer Live

2014-11-20_11-16-56See Amy Schumer live at the St. George Theatre on Friday November 28th at 7 pm. Tickets are $69, $45, and $35 and can be purchased here. The venue is located at 35 Hyatt St. –  only two blocks from the S. I.  Ferry.

As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty, and unapologetic sense of humor.

Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. The show will return for a 3rd season next year.

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Thanksgiving Day Run!

Thanksgiving-TurkeyTHANKSGIVING DAY, Thursday, November 27, 2014
Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, N.Y.

 Schedule of Events:NO ENTRY FEE! SIGN UP ON RACE DAY!8:00AM Boys and Girls ¼ mile (ages 10 & under)
8:15AM “ “ ½ mile ( 11 & 12)
8:30AM “ “ 1 mile (13&14)
9:00AM 3 mile run – ALL WOMEN & Men 40 & Over
9:45AM 3 mile run – Men under 40
Donations of nonperishable food stuffs & money accepted by members of the SUSAN WAGNER H.S.KIWANIS KEY CLUB, BRIGHTON KIWANIS, AND AOH DIVISIONS 1 & 3 SINYProduced by: THE MARLI FAMILY, VICTORY SPORTS, BRIGHTON KIWANIS. AOH 1 & 3

For information contact MIKE BRENNAN, or 347-296-1827 (O) during business hours

More info HERE

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Veteran’s Day Celebration: Big Band concert & From Here to Eternity screening

2014-11-07_13-45-37Veterans’ Day Celebration Movie screening of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY


A Big Band performance by Al Lambert and The St. George Theatre Orchestra

This Veterans’ Day, celebrate the many veterans of our local community with a great night of entertainment that “turns back the clock” to honor the St. George Theatre’s great history!

First, there will be a 40-minute big band concert by The St. George Theatre Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Morreale featuring special guest singer and veteran entertainer Al Lambert, echoing back to the theatre’s heyday of performers such as Al Jolson, Guy Lombardo, Kate Smith and the Jack Teitelbaum Orchestra.

Following intermission, the St. George once again becomes a movie house as we screen the classic film From Here to Eternity on the big screen. Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, From Here to Eternity features an all-star cast of Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed, Deborah Kerr, and the Hollywood debut of Ernest Borgnine!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tickets: $20*
*Complimentary popcorn

To purchase tickets click HERE

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Let’s Do The Time Warp … Again!


The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The St. George Theatre

Featuring The Flesh Junkies
A time-honored Halloween tradition!!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is about a loving couple, a few lost monsters and a sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania who sing and dance through a campy, sloppy salute to horror movies and sexual liberation. Bring your sense of humor.

The Flesh Junkies are a local Staten Island band, self-described as “a zombie-punk cabaret”! Their show features songs by The Cramps, The Mumps, X, Blondie, The Stooges, Lou Reed and much more.

9:00pm – Doors Open

9:30pm – Performance by The Flesh Junkies
10:30pm – Costume Contest
11:00pm – Movie Screening

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Event Start Time: 9pm
Tickets: $25, $20
*Prop bag included! (NO outside props allowed, bags may be checked.)



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New Tourism Push Asks New Yorkers to Think Closer to Home

2014-10-23_13-12-01By: Patrick McGeehan / The New York Times

Does luring a Brooklynite to spend an afternoon on Staten Island count as tourism?

Maybe not. But New York City’s tourism promotion agency is giving it a try in a campaign it plans to announce on Wednesday to get New Yorkers to explore more parts of their hometown. Called “See Your City,” the ads from NYC & Company spotlight sections of all five boroughs that might appeal to adventurous local residents.

Stylized posters will appear on bus shelters, banners will hang from light poles and a video will run in taxis urging residents to “go somewhere new for a change.” The message is that 54.3 million visitors cannot be wrong, said Fred Dixon, the chief executive of NYC & Company.

Mr. Dixon said that going after New Yorkers was not a signal that the influx of tourists to the city had run its course. To the contrary, he said, his agency expected the number of annual visitors to continue rising steadily, to 55.8 million this year and 57 million next year.

Still, Mr. Dixon, who took the top job at NYC & Company earlier this year, said “we’ve really adopted a broader definition of tourism.” The city is competing for the disposable income of its own residents, as well as the travel budgets of people from other places, he said.

Mr. Dixon said that drawing local residents to particular neighborhoods would give them a “vibrancy” that could, in turn, make tourists want to visit them too. Among the neighborhoods the campaign will highlight are Harlem, the Long Island City riverfront in Queens, the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and the St. George section of Staten Island.

Statistics compiled by NYC & Company illustrate how much harder it is to sell some boroughs as destinations. Only about one of every eight visitors went to the Bronx or Staten Island last year, while eight out of every 10 spent some time in Manhattan, according to those estimates. But the agency said the number of visits to the Bronx and Staten Island were rising the fastest.

Getting New Yorkers to venture far from their normal subway routes may be an uphill push, though. When the staff of Time Out New York compiled a list this spring of “70 things you’ll never hear a New Yorker say,” No. 31 was “Let’s go to Staten Island,” accompanied by a photo of a Staten Island Ferry.

That ferry may not carry many people who live in other parts of the city, but it is very popular with tourists, who take advantage of its free fare to get a close-up look at the Statue of Liberty. At the request of the Staten Island borough president, James Oddo, the city’s Independent Budget Office produced a study last month of the feasibility of charging out-of-towners to ride the ferry.

The budget office assumed that the number of annual riders would increase by one million after the completion of some planned developments on the island’s north shore, including a giant Ferris wheel. Of the 22 million one-way rides annually, the budget office estimated that 16.6 million were taken by Staten Island residents. Of the balance, 3.6 million were taken by passengers from out of town and just 1.8 million were from other boroughs, most of whom were going to Staten Island to work.

Mr. Dixon said he thought New Yorkers would be inspired by the promotion of neighborhoods they had not investigated. “We’re encouraging them in a playful way to explore their own city,” he said.


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Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town

2014-10-16_11-47-25Pick your own pumpkin at Decker Farm in Historic Richmond Town this weekend and next from 11am to 4pm.

Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus service available from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

$5 – Adults & Children (over 1 yr old)

$16 Family Four Pack

All tickets sold at the door!


Enjoy a day filled with family fun on the historic early 1800s Decker Farm.

Take our farmhouse tour.

Join a hayride.

Stalk the cornstalk maze.

Get creative with fun arts and crafts.

Have your face painted.

And take home a pumpkin!

Free shuttle bus service from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the Farm.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or a volunteer, contact (718) 351-1611 x245 or at

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Ballets with a Twist



Drama, mystery, humor, romance — Cocktail Hour has it all! Ballets with a Twist‘s acclaimed signature show reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic American entertainment with a fresh blend of charismatic choreography, exquisite costume design, and intoxicating live music performed by the B-Twist Orchestra and GospelFest award-winning choir, the Newark Symphony Hall Special Ensemble. Deemed a distinctive mix of “Hollywood glitz and New York polish” by The Huffington Post, this cinematic, pop-infused performing arts experience launches the Mai Tai, Martini, Manhattan and more off the menu and onto the stage. It’s high-style fun for the whole family to enjoy!

St. George Theatre
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Showtime: 8:00pm
Tickets: $35, $20, $15


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