Jazz Fest at 30

2017-10-13_13-15-39This 30th annual celebration will feature performances showcasing the depth and breadth of jazz music, dance, song, art and spoken word. This year’s featured performers include NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris, Reggie Workman, Winard Harper, Kiane Zawadi, Leopoldo Fleming Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble, Betty Shirley, Karlus Trapp and more! UTA’s Staten Island JAZZ Festival 30 is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional public support has been provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, Con Edison and FerryAds.com. For more information, visit www.utasi.org

Price: Advance Tickets: $20 for adults | $10 for children under 18. Door Tickets: $25 for adults | $15 for children under 18. Buy tickets here: http://utasi.org/Buytickets.html


Staten Island Oktoberfest

2017-10-04_11-32-45The Rotary Clubs of Staten Island and Rolling Thunder are once again organizing the Staten Island Oktoberfest. The event will be hosted by the Staten Island Marine Corps League Det. 246 and will run from 12PM-7PM on Saturday, October 14th. In the event of rain, Oktoberfest will be moved to Sunday, October 15th. All Proceeds will go to helping Veterans in need. for more information visit: http://sioktoberfest.com

Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 8th Annual Bravest BBQ

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12PM – 5PM – Rain Or Shine
Hillside Swim Club 151 Signs Road, Staten Island, NY 10314


Tickets Are Limited
$20 per person on Eventbrite – Children 14 and under FREE
$30 @ the door

All proceeds to benefit Building for America’s Bravest program. Building specially adapted ‘SMART HOMES’ for our catastrophically injured service members.

Entertainment for the Whole Family!

Live Music

All you can Eat & Drink, Award Winning BBQ

Beer, Wine & Soda

Face Painting, Pumpkins and Kid Rides


50/50 Auction Items

Chinese Auction

Fire Trucks

Honoring our Fallen 9/11 Heroes

Art & Galleries

artvia Staten Island Tourism –  Staten Island is home to a number of galleries, featuring the works of local and world renowned artists, both classical and contemporary.

The Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island’s (COAHSI) Curiosity Project is a temporary, pop-up collaborative studio in Stapleton. It features exhibitions and events created by an artist-in-residence (aka the “Art Instigator”) and the local community. Each month long exhibition focuses on a different theme, where people with little to no experience can try something new. The studio is open from 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Weekday programming varies monthly. (Check here for up-to-date event info.) The Curiosity Project is located at 143 Beach Street, Staten Island, NY 10304.

The Alice Austen House celebrates the photographic work of Alice Austen and exhibits contemporary photography, while the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art features local and international artists in all mediums.

Complementing the Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden has galleries in their Visitors Center and the Main Hall.

Also on the grounds of Snug Harbor is the Noble Maritime Collection displays the lithographs, sketches and paintings of John A. Noble as well as contemporary and historic works celebrating New York City’s waterfront.

The Staten Island Museum has an extensive fine art collection dating from 1905 and frequently holds exhibitions of contemporary Staten Island artists.


Discovery Day

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This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours.

The event will include:

  • Guided tours.
  • Bicycling on five miles of paved paths. Bring your own bike or rent one for free at the park!
  • Self-guided hiking and photography across eight miles of trails.
  • Kite-flying and other family-friendly activities led by NYC Parks.
  • Shuttles to and from the event area: one at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, one at parking lots near 350 Wild Avenue, and another at one of the park’s scenic hills.

For more information, visit www.freshkillspark.org.

This Popular Designer Couple Just Launched a Chic Shop on Amazon Prime

novogratz-products-amazonGetting HGTV-approved interior decor has never been so easy, thanks to the duo behind The Novogratz. Robert and Cortney Novogratz have recently paired up with Amazon to give decor-lovers and Amazon Prime fans alike a seamlessly chic shopping experience with their new storefront.

The Novogratz Amazon shop is filled with 150 pieces of furniture, art, lighting, and so much more. If it’s not the incredibly adorable designs that draw you to the shop, maybe the low price points and Amazon Prime efficiency will convince you.

In addition to their entertaining home life with seven children, the couple’s love for decorating has been featured on Bravo and HGTV, and now, we’ll be able to decorate our homes with their taste in mind. Read on to see some of our favorite pieces from the collection, and bookmark these items for your next redesign!


Amazon to open ‘state-of-the-art’ logistics facility

2017-09-06_13-07-57Amazon plans to create a new, high-tech logistics facility with advanced robotics and 2,250 new, full-time jobs on Staten Island.

Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday that Amazon will open a $100 million, 855,000 square-foot “fulfillment center” at the Global Logistics Park on Staten Island’s West Shore.

The center will be Amazon’s first such facility in New York and joins more than 70 such centers operated by the company as part of its sophisticated product-moving operation.

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Brewing Up Staten Island

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Location: Flagship Brewery, 40 Minthorne Street Staten Island, NY 10301

A public program featuring a narrated site tour of the SI family owned harborside Flagship Brewery, interpretive demos on their folklife inspired branding process and oysterfest, and a tasting and unveiling of the Working Waterfront brew made especially for this initiative.


Giant Oktoberfest Celebration Coming To Staten Island

2017-08-07_13-16-34A large stretch of Staten Island’s busy Forest Avenue will close to vehicular traffic for a giant Oktoberfest celebration on October 1st. The retail-heavy stretch of the avenue between Hart Boulevard and Bard Avenue will be populated with live entertainment, children’s rides, a food court and a beer garden, according to SI Live, as part of the Forest Avenue BID’s continued efforts to introduce large scale food events to the West Brighton neighborhood.

Artist renderings for the Forest Avenue Oktoberfest by Natalie Wisniewski show picnic-style benches and tables set up on the eastern end of the avenue near Metropolitan Avenue, mimicking the beer halls and Oktoberfest celebrations in places like Munich, Germany.

A full vendor list is expected closer to the event, but SI Live notes that local businesses including local haunt Jodys, popular coffee shop Beans ‘n’ Leaves, Burrito Bar and other Forest Avenue business are all represented in the Events Committee.

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Wheel Update

071317wheelThe fate of Staten Island’s New York Wheel—once scheduled to rise this year as the world’s tallest Ferris wheel—is now in jeopardy, after an ongoing legal battle ended this week with the developer firing the project’s design-build team.

According to court documents filed on Wednesday and obtained by the Staten Island Advance, the developer behind the 630-feet-high, $590 million observation hub/wheel has accused design-build team Mammoet-Starneth LLC of failing “to meet multiple design and construction deadlines.” Those delays have cost the developer of NY Wheel $16 million in damages and an additional $20 million in lost profits, the civil complaint alleges.

The project is now “indefinitely delayed,” according to the the Advance.

“Due to the inability of Mammoet-Starneth LLC (‘Mammoet’), the design-build team for the Wheel, to meet multiple design and construction deadlines, the developer has come to the conclusion that the best path forward for this project is to seek other means to take on the remaining aspects of that ‘turnkey’ arrangement,” Cristyne Nicholas, NY Wheel spokeswoman, said in a statement.

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