2018 Scarecrow Festival

scareheadSaturday, September 29th at 11 AM

Join the Friends of Blue Heron Park for a day of Family Fun. (Rain date: October 6th) Games for children, crafts, refreshments and more! Make your own scarecrow! Bring your own pants and shirt to make a scarecrow with hay and materials provided ($10).


Maple Syruping Saturdays

8847a7d6baSaturdayFebruary 10
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve

Please let the environmental educator know you are coming before the program by calling 718-605-3970 x201 or email emily.becker@parks.ny.gov.

Old Mill Road Nature Walk

oldmillSaturday, November 11th from 1pm – 3pm

Park at the end of Old Mill Road, behind St. Andrews church. We’ll stroll along the multi-use trail next to Fresh Kills, below the hills of LaTourette Golf Course and return along the Blue Trail. From the remains of colonial structures to the Hessian Spring and the remains of Ketchum’s Mill we will take a look into the influence of man and nature on the ecosystems bordering the Fresh Kills estuary. For more information call Clay Wollney at (718) 869-6327.

Brewing Up Staten Island

brewingupsi-vertical-collage_resizeSaturday September 10
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.


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.

Project Hospitality Winter Gala


The Project Hospitality Winter Gala will be held on Thursday, 28th of January, 2016. The event begins at 6:00 pm and will be held at  Nicotra’s Hilton Garden Inn located at 1100 South Avenue in Staten Island.

$150 per ticket

(Note: $115.78 of the ticket price may be considered a charitable donation.)


For more information call or email Josh Keller: (718) 448-1644,  ext. 113.

About Project Hospitality

Project Hospitality is an interfaith effort, committed to serving the needs of hungry and homeless people. They serve people with special needs — people living with HIV and AIDS, people using substances, people living with mental illness — with an array of on-site professional services. Offering a comprehensive continuum of compassionate care that begins with street outreach, shelter, and soup kitchen and food pantry, and extends to treatment, other clinical and support services, and transitional and permanent supportive housing.


TMYK: Borough Hall Murals

PHOTO:  Vinnie Amesse

PHOTO: Vinnie Amesse

Staten Island’s 100-year-old Borough Hall is the seat of government for the Borough. Featuring beautiful French Renaissance design elements and a high clock tower, it is one of the most recognizable landmarks on Staten Island.

The grand marble lobby contains a series of Depression Era bas-reliefs and murals which allow visitors to take a walk through history. The 13 murals are 6 ½ by 13-foot oil-on-canvas masterpieces and depict significant moments in Staten Island’s past. They are the first comprehensive series of paintings to decorate a public building on Staten Island, and the murals are the largest and most accessible WPA collection in New York City.


Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm

10 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY

via VisitStatenIsland.com

Sea Shantey Sessions

atlantic-ballina-2Sunday, January 17th and every third Sunday afternoon of the month, the Noble Maritime Museum opens its doors to musicians and music lovers of all ages for a monthy sea shantey sing-a-long.

Formerly held at the Seamens Church Institute in Lower Manhattan, the sessions at the site where music historian William Doerflinger collected many of the world’s most beloved songs of the sea from the seamen who lived here during the early 1900’s. The event is co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York. Refreshments are available, including beer and wine for sale.

2015-01-13_13-54-07Free, but donations are appreciated. All ages welcome.

The sing-in is held at the Noble Gallery, Building D, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY.  Snug Harbor is accessible by the S40 bus from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and by car.