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

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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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Garden Get-Together

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Saturday, February 25, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Building P Lobby
Whether you’re looking to join or start a community garden or are a member of an existing garden looking for support, this event is for you. The NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and GreenThumb have partnered to provide a forum for organizations who support gardens to introduce themselves and provide information.

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2016-12-28_11-08-52via Staten Island Living NYC – Borough President James Oddo is pleased to announce the four dates that he will host free mammography screenings next year on Staten Island. The screenings will take place on January 17th, April 25th, July 26th and October 3rd. The mobile mammography van will be at the Forest Avenue Shopping Plaza in Port Richmond (in front of LA Fitness) from 9:30am to 4:30pm. On the January and July dates, there will also be a van at Bricktown Commons (Michael’s Parking Lot) in Charleston from 9am to 12pm and at Hylan Plaza Parking Lot in New Dorp (near CVS) from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. On the April and October dates, the van will be in New Dorp from 9am to 12pm and in Charleston from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

The screenings will be available to eligible women ages 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. All insurance plans will be accepted, and co-pays and deductibles will be waived. The mammograms will be free to uninsured women. An appointment must be made to get screened. To make an appointment at the Forest Avenue location, call (718) 816-2133 or (877) 628-9090. To make an appointment at the Bricktown Commons or Hylan Plaza locations, call (800) 564-6868. The screenings will be funded by Project Renewal and the American-Italian Cancer Foundation.

Staten Island’s Grandma Chefs

Scaravella got his first recruits by placing an ad in an Italian newspaper seeking “Italian housewives to cook regional dishes,” but over time, his roster has grown by references and word of mouth. “I talked to everybody when somebody gets in, we talk about the concept, I always ask them if you know somebody who wants to cook,” he said. “The concept has just mushroomed.” Though some nonnas are Staten Islanders, most come from Brooklyn, with some traveling from as far as New Jersey and The Bronx to cook at the restaurant.

While the nonnas are the big draw, the restaurant also employs one male “nonno,” Giuseppe Freya from Calabria, who makes all the pasta. “He makes the raviolis, he makes the ricotta gnocchi, he makes tagliatelle, he makes the pasta sheets for our lasagna,” Scaravella explained. “He’s fantastic.”

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