2017 Neptune Ball

2017-neptune-ball-save-the-date-final_page_1_crop-624x869Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s 34th Annual Neptune Ball, Carnevale dell’Arte, is inspired by a dazzling Venetian masquerade and celebrates the strong tradition of performing and visual arts programming on our campus, as well as the fascinating multicultural elements of our grounds.

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Tickets are available to artists in the community upon application: Apply here

Your support of the Neptune Ball will position Snug Harbor as a leader in New York City’s arts and culture, and allow us to produce vibrant, cutting-edge programming alongside classic favorites.

Performance and Awards Ceremony: Richmond County Savings Foundation Tuscan Garden
Cocktails and Gourmet Fare: The Great Hall

My Violeta

Sat, May 20, 2pm – 3pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Building T
Admission: $10

In this stunning performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of visual artist Violeta Parra, Chilean choreographer Elizabeth Rodriguez invites audiences to discover the colors, textures, materials, characters, and emotions of her work.

Violeta Parra was a Chilean composer, songwriter, folklorist, and visual artist. She pioneered the “Chilean’ New Song,” the Nueva canción chilena, a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music which would extend its sphere of influence outside Chile, becoming acknowledged as “The Mother of Latin American folk.”

The past and present of New York’s oft-overlooked borough

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Though you tend to hear about it less often than the other boroughs, Staten Island has a colorful history all its own—including the fact that it once overwhelmingly voted to secede from the city, among other momentous occasions. (That vote proved unsuccessful, of course.)

 To get a better understanding of where things are at on the island now, it helps to know its past—thus, this brief history of Staten Island, from the first Dutch settlers (who arrived in the 17th century) to a new breed of 21st-century residents, drawn to recent developments like Urby. While it’s impossible to include every big moment, these are some of the ones that have shaped the borough as it is today.

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5th and Fox

2017-03-28_13-14-30Richmond County Orchestra Presents: 5th and Fox Featuring the world premiere of My Hymn for Kathy” a tribute to the late Kathy Vorwick, a Greenbelt Conservancy founder by Staten Island Composer Howard Fox

Saturday, April 8, 2017 7:30 PM at the Olivet Presbyterian Church- 97 Myrtle Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

For tickets: http://m.bpt.me/event/2898763 $15 per Adult in advance. $20 at door Students & Children are FREE! Telephone: 718-876-7945 https://www.facebook.com/RichmondCountyOrchestra

Borough Hall Blood Drive

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Borough President James S. Oddo is pleased to announce the next in the series of Borough Hall Blood Drives to benefit the needs of patients at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). The blood drive will be held on Tuesday, April 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room 125. It is the eighteenth of a series of blood drives that have been hosted by the Borough President and facilitated by both hospitals working together.

Every few seconds, someone in the United States needs a life-saving blood transfusion. There is no substitute for blood. Therefore, hospitals rely on healthy adults to donate blood. No appointment is necessary to donate.

The office’s February blood drive saw 70 potential donors, with each hospital collecting 27 units of blood.

“I am thrilled that Richmond University and Staten Island University are continuing to work together to help all Staten Islanders with this blood drive,” said Borough President Oddo. “One blood donation can save up to three lives. The procedure takes less than an hour and is completely safe.”

The next blood drive in the series is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6th.

Evening Group Hike

2017-03-16_12-27-15Most Wednesdays – Check the Facebook page – “The Greenbelt Conservancy” for updates. Bring a head lamp or a flashlight

Group Evening Hike – 6:00 – 8:00 pm –
Trail Run – 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Choose to hike or run: these are separate activities. The hike is moderate paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

Greenbelt staff and Staten Island Athletic Club members lead a hike beginning at 6 pm and a trail run beginning at 7 pm on Wednesday evenings throughout the year. The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you’ll need it. No reservation is required. We go in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. Always check the Greenbelt Conservancy’s Facebook page for updates on changes or cancellations.

Seedy Strip to Hottest Block

via New York Post: With the way this city’s trends come and go, the hot new neighborhood could be just around the corner. Then again, it could be a ferry ride away. Here are five newly hip strips in and around the city to check out — before they lose their curb appeal.

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Veronica Arze (left) and Annette Bruno own the cafe Duzer’s Local.Stefano Giovannini

Van Duzer Street, Staten Island

Think Staten Island’s too far? Think again. The free ferry ride takes only 25 minutes, plus Van Duzer Street, in the historic Stapleton neighborhood, is worth the trip alone.

Walkable from the terminal, this winding stretch, a hotbed of local art and music back in the early ’00s, is again catering to the artists who live there with a spike in new cafes, restaurants and bars.

Craft House Restaurant (60 Van Duzer St.; 718-442-3433), which has brews and barbecue, will also soon be home to the borough’s fourth brewery, Kills Boro Brewing Co.

“The businesses on Van Duzer Street have always felt like they were the most authentic experiences around here,” says Sean Torres, marketing manager of Kills Boro, who also lives on the street. “And it’s definitely picked up here the last few months. A lot of young people, very easygoing, just out and enjoying themselves.”

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Tour de Staten Island 2017

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Sunday, April 23rd

The Tour de Staten Island is a friendly, non-competitive ride. Cycle through diverse Staten Island on the cusp of spring. Both the 35 and 50 mile routes cover some of the most breathtaking – and lesser known – spots of Staten Island. Rest stops include some of Staten Island’s most bucolic and stunning spots: Freshkills Park, Great Kills Park, Historic Richmond Town and the oceanfront with its striking views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor.

Invite your friends and family to cheer for you along the route! There are no road closures so riders are asked to please stay to the right of the road. Be sure to ride at a safe speed and obey traffic laws at all times. Ride rain or shine. Limited to 2000 riders so register early!