Brewing Up Staten Island

brewingupsi-vertical-collage_resizeSaturday September 10
2pm-5pm
Location: Flagship Brewery, 40 Minthorne Street Staten Island, NY 10301
FREE; RSVP Here>

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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This, is Staten Island

cropped-ferry.jpgvia gothamist.com >>>  As we know from cruise ship promotional reels, a well-produced video can make you believe anything is amazing and enviable. On that note, we present you with this 4-minute short film documenting Staten Island through a series of sweeping shots, most of them aerial and soundtracked by generic but dramatic instrumental music.

Filmmaker Matthew Chirico even presents the video on YouTube with an equally dramatic tagline, to be read in the voice of Don LaFontaine: “What is Staten Island? This, is Staten Island.” Grab some popcorn, it’s the Staten Island Summer Blockbuster you didn’t know was coming:

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ADD IMPACT ABOVE THE SOFA

11-decoration-ideas-above-the-sofa-homebncYour couch is the hub of family activity and a place that guests will gravitate to. That empty space is the perfect opportunity to make a bold, gorgeous visual statement. We’ve rounded up some captivating, inspiring ideas sure to add major impact. Decorating over the couch can be tricky. The space is usually big, blank, and highly visible. That prime decorating space is usually between six to eight feet wide. That is a huge area and should be treated as a huge area when thinking of accessories that will work. It other words, think big!

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Apres Avant Garde Festival – Open Call

scaled_256Day de Dada, the Staten Island Performance Art Collective has announced an open call for their Apres Avant Garde Festival on the Staten Island Ferry, occurring October 1, 2017.

The event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 5th annual Avant Garde Festival that happened for 24 hours on the September 30, 1967 Staten Island Ferry.

The Apres Avant Garde Festival will have elements of the original festival- dance, music, video and interactive performance.

Have a strange costume idea, short dance, music or word piece? Join our event! Artists and performers are encouraged to submit performance concepts for inclusion in the event. Work that is non-obtrusive, interactive, accessible, inclusive and participatory is encouraged. Your audience will be people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Day de Dada SI ferry performance round trip event will begin at 1pm in the courtyard of the Staten Island Museum (75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY 10301)

Interested participants should contact daydedada@yahoo.com before August 1, 2017. We will follow up with more information closer to the Apres Avant Garde Event.

Amazon to Open Mega-Warehouse in Staten Island, Report Says

2017-06-23_11-48-13New Yorkers might soon have a shorter wait for their Amazon purchases.

The online-retailer plans to open one of its giant fulfillment centers in a Staten Island industrial park by the end of the summer, the New York Post reported.

Amazon will lease nearly 1 million square-feet of space inside the 200-acre Matrix Global Logistics Park, at a former oil tank storage facility off Gulf Avenue, for their first mega-warehouse in New York state, the paper reported.

The New Jersey-based owner of the site, Matrix Development Group, and Amazon declined to comment on the report when contacted by DNAinfo Monday.

In a statement released Monday afternoon, Borough President James Oddo said the Post report was inaccurate.

“Unfortunately, today’s New York Post story contains several inaccuracies, and I ask Staten Islanders to remain patient a little longer on news about the future of the Matrix development,” Oddo said in a statement.

“After the battle against the attempt to build a NASCAR track on this property those of us who opposed it promised a better project would come along, one that would create real jobs for Staten Islanders and provide our borough with lasting economic benefits. We are almost at the point where our work will reach fruition on one of the biggest jobs bonanzas in our borough’s history.”

The 671-acre site was originally proposed to house a 82,2500-seat NASCAR racetrack after International Speedway Corporation — which owns NASCAR — bought the space for $100 million in 2004, the New York Times reported.

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Open Run: Silver Lake Park

2017-06-14_11-10-41June 27th from 7 – 9 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.

Rent a Tiny House

b_a___maisie_5-0If you’ve ever been curious about the tiny house lifestyle—not exactly a thing in New York, unless you count the many itty-bitty apartments throughout the city—you’re in luck. Getaway, the start-up known for its custom-built tiny cabins, has installed three of those micro-units on the Staten Island shoreline for the summer. (h/t DNAInfo)

Getaway currently has campsites in the Catskills in upstate New York, and outside of Boston. The New York City pop-up, called Getaway at Gateway, is a collaboration with the National Parks Service and the New York Harbor Conservancy. From now until Labor Day, the company’s eminently Instagrammable tiny cabins will be situated within the Gateway National Recreation Area in Staten Island.

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