Fall Flat 5K Trail Race in the Greenbelt

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Whether this is your first or fiftieth 5-K, we guarantee you a fun time with a great group of local runners – in the beautiful Greenbelt! Supporting the Greenbelt While You Run Your participation and race fee helps support the not-for-profit Greenbelt Conservancy, which works in partnership with NYC Parks, to care for the Greenbelt’s parks, trail system and diverse programs.

About the Course and Timing Fall Flat takes you along Willowbrook’s White Trail and around the lake; it is flat and well suited for novice runners and walkers as well as more competitive athletes. The course is clearly marked with overhead ribbons and signs/arrows.

Course marshalls are in place to provide assistance. There is one water stop mid-course. The race is professionally chip-timed culminating in an awards ceremony with refreshments. Medals, Race Shirts, Photos Medals are awarded to the top three finishers in twelve age categories, as well as to the top overall male/female finishers. A wicking race shirt is provided for all pre-registered runners. Race photos are posted on the The Greenbelt Conservancy facebook page within 48 hours of race day. Race bibs, timing chips and shirts will be distributed on race day. Arrive early to pick-up. Same day registration is $35.00 – register early to save money! Start time is 10 am. Thank you We are grateful for support of this event from NYC Council Members, Joseph Borelli and Steven Matteo. For product donations and sponsorship opportunities, please email: reilly@sigreenbelt.org

Saturday, November 17th at 10 AM in Willowbrook Park

The Second Annual Playwright’s Festival

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November 9th through November 11th

The Little Victory Theatre is proud to host their annual PLAYWRIGHT’S FESTIVAL which gives emerging and established playwrights a platform to showcase their new work.

This year’s festival will feature: The Stork Stakes by Amanda DeLalla Business Efficiency Model by Tom Diriwachter The Retirees, A Comedy by Phyllis J. Esposito As Of This Morning, by Matthew Gilleece Swim Before You Drown by Ciara Kay Roasted by Georgeta Seserman Friday @ 8p.m. Saturday @ 8p.m. Sunday @ 2p.m.

All tickets are $15. Please call the theatre at (718)524-8467 or email littlevictory16@gmail.com Three Course $20 dinner package with DaNoi Restaurant Available (Excludes tax, tip and beverages and Call the theatre for details.

Halloween Harbor

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Saturday, October 27th at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Performances, hauntings, tricks, and treats: experience it all at Halloween Harbor on October 27! We’ll have double the toil and trouble with activities all over campus from Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum. We are grateful to NYS Assemblymember Matthew Titone for his generous support of this event. Tickets On Sale Now Tickets to Halloween Harbor are $8 per person in advance and $10 at the door. The event is free for children under 1 year. Tickets provide access to all Halloween Harbor activities, museums, and attractions during the event, and include access to all cultural sites and points of interest within the Snug Harbor campus. Members will be allowed free access to the institutions of which they are a member, but will need to purchase tickets and receive a wristband to participate in the Halloween Harbor activities. Tickets are available at halloweenharbor18.bpt.me. “We were so pleased with the overwhelming response to last year’s Halloween Harbor and are excited to bring the fun back this year,” said the executive directors of the partner organizations at Snug Harbor in a joint statement. “The event builds on our most recent campus-wide celebration, Big Picnic, held in June, and gives visitors a chance to enjoy many of the cultural institutions at Snug Harbor in a single day. This collaborative effort by the campus partners showcases the wide variety of visual and performing arts, family-friendly activities, historic buildings, and beautiful grounds that define Snug Harbor.” PUMPKIN PAINTING 11 AM – 5 PM or while supplies last, for families of all ages. Celebrate the harvest in this fun, creative activity. Get yourself a pumpkin and decorate it with paints and your imagination. HALLOWEEN FACE PAINTING 11 AM – 5 PM or while supplies last, for all ages. PHOTO BOOTH 11 AM – 5 PM, for individuals and groups of all ages. Get your photo taken in the depths of Shinbone Alley. The ambiance is just spooky enough to make this a Halloween to remember. Photos by Kris Johnson. PERFORMANCE and COSTUME CONTEST WITH THE FLESH JUNKIES 2:30 – 4 PM, for individuals and groups of all ages. Join us at the Shinbone Alley stage to hear the Flesh Junkies, Staten Island’s very own “Zombie Punk Cabaret.” Dare to participate in the Halloween Harbor costume contest as part of their set.

When a Change of Season Calls for a Beautiful Room Refresh

jz20mwemtl2ksbwrk7ak_full_3c2a2369-819x1024Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. Every August, just like clockwork, I find myself anxiously anticipating the change in season. It prompts me to refresh my wardrobe with yummy sweaters and find new and innovative ways to redecorate my home in preparation for the chilly yet cozier months of the year.

When Sherwin-Williams shared their 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay SW 7701, Kate and I both agreed we loved the look and feel of this color tone and we jumped at the thought of doing a beautiful redesign story around it. I was drawn to the warm terracotta color because of its ancient, elemental roots and mostly by the way it made me feel. Cavern Clay is a blend of midcentury modern style and the rich and earthy American Southwest, which together create a kind of desert modern aesthetic vibe. Because I love and live in all things boho, Kate asked me to take on this makeover story, and if you know me just a little bit, you know I absolutely LOVE anything interiors related, especially if it’s bohemian. So, I couldn’t wait to get started.

Because I’m currently living in a rental unfortunately my bedroom was off limits for painting. So I quickly reached out to good friends Jenny Jorgensen and Kate Worum, the local mavens of She She, a hand-painted print and pattern design studio, to see if they were interested in receiving a little room refresh and luckily Kate Worum was all in! Kate, a local Minneapolis illustrator who recently turned 30, was looking for a fresh start and a little change of scenery in her life. We were happy to provide that to her with a fresh wall of paint in her bedroom, and we thought, why not help a girl out with a full-on room refresh! After kicking off the project I went over to her place right away and we began brainstorming how we could transform her sunny little apartment bedroom into a relaxing bohemian bungalow.

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Open House New York

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Fri, October 12, 4pm – Sun, October 14, 5pm

The annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York.

Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm

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Sat, October 6, 10am – 4pm at Historic Richmond Town

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

 

  • Pick Pumpkins in our new and improved pumpkin patch!
  • Take a spin around the farm in a tractor-pulled hay ride!
  • Let the little ones go crazy in a hip-high kid’s maze!
  • Feed the farm animals!
  • Food Trucks, ice cream, smore’s & cider!
  • Kid’s crafts and activities!
  • There’s so much more to experience at Decker Farm!

6 EXPERT HACKS OUR INTERIOR DESIGNERS SWEAR BY

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via Amy Wicks at Laurel & Wolf – When it comes to home design, we love a good mood board, and we’re all for collecting inspirational images on Pinterest, but nothing can replace the ease of working with an interior designer when you want to see a room come together fast (and on a budget!)

Here’s why: our designers have access to the best pricing–thanks to Laurel & Wolf’s longstanding relationships with all the best retailers and wholesalers–and they have years of experience in creating spaces that are deeply personal to their clients.

With this in mind, we asked a few of our favorite designers if they would be willing to spill their best design secrets; the hacks they use time and again, when they want to do a quick room makeover.

FOCUS ON A FOCAL WALL

Interior designer Lori Evans suggests honing in on one or two areas in your space. Love color? Paint one wall your favorite color and let everything pop! Love texture? Create a statement wall with some appeal. “Wood strips from your local home improvement store, wallpaper with some texture and fake brick paneling can enhance your room and make everything look richer,” she said.

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East River Journey through Hell’s Gate to Long Island Sound

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Saturday, September 15th at 11 AM

Join National Lighthouse Museum members and friends for a cruise up the East River and pass through Hell’s Gate to Long Island Sound. We will cruise as far as Execution Rocks Lighthouse and learn of its gruesome history. The Stepping Stones Light is not to be missed!

This is a memorable three hour cruise with expert presenters sharing little known facts about New York City history and the lighthouses we’ll see.

Bring your own snacks or purchase refreshments on board.

The boat leaves promptly at 11:00 am from the World Financial Center Pier, located on the Hudson River at Vesey and North End Ave. Tickets are $60 Adults, $40 Children (under 10 yrs.) $50 Military and Seniors (62+).

This trip takes place rain or shine.

  • 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=a07eew8ioym45e3e8ad&oseq=&c=&ch=