After a few weeks of sultry days and nights, we are finally experiencing relief! Vito Picone and the Elegants highlighted Saturday’s Borough President-sponsored concert at Midland Beach. Always on top, these gentlemen made us laugh, tap our feet, dance and brought back the memories of our younger lives with their wonderful doo-wop vocals ending with their hit "Little Star".
The two warm-up acts included the 50’s Band--the Expressions and a very talented Lina Fiscardi who sang all the hits we love. Read all about Lina at: http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/08/single_mother_gets_big_break_a.html#incart_river_index
This past Sunday, I attended the Ballroom Dancing Social at the Y and never sat down. It is always a pleasure to
Did you visit Jodi and Nothing New Thrift Shop this week? Some of my gentle readers already let me know I inspired them to begin the overhaul of their closets. I saw a hint online about saving the pop tabs from soda cans. You loop it over your hanger and then add another hanger to the tab and then another, thus saving space in your closets. We all need space in our closets. Decluttering is one way. Pop tabs can be another. Did you make memories with your children on their Easter break at the Children’s Museum or start an indoor garden. See how fast lettuce, celery, escarole and beans start to grow indoors.
I’m considering putting the “starters” on the porch in the morning with the direct sun and bringing them inside so the frost doesn’t kill
I finally saw the new “Star Wars” movie in 3D. This 3D technology has become so vivid and life like—all the trailers for the coming attractions, even the animated movies, were also in 3D. Years ago, when I watched action/adventure movies like “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Rings”, it was exciting. Now I feel like Iam part of the action. Will the next type movie be “virtual” with vibrating chairs and surround sound as in the theme parks?
Did you start cleaning out your basement and attic of old electronics for the electronic waste recycling event? Don’t forget that you can drop off at the Sanitation Department’s site every Saturday and the last Friday of the month at 100 West Service Rd. from 10-5.
Would you like to share with my gentle readers any events you participated in this week? How many of you went to the movies? Can you recommend the ones you saw? “Star Wars” is on the list of things for me to do this weekend. I hope I’m not disappointed, or confused. Hey! It’s been a few years since the last one was released. On the Staten Island Memories Facebook page, the question was posed: Who remembers banging pots and pans together outside in the freezing cold on New Year’s Eve? One hundred and sixty seven people commented. Many people said they still do it, as do their kids and grandkids. Some people thought it was only a Staten Island “thing” but were proved wrong. “Raleigh, NC, California, NJ, Brooklyn hallways in the apartment building
Do you write? Have you ever kept a diary or a journal? Was English composition your favorite subject in school? If you haven’t yet done much creative writing but would like to start, why don’t you try out Memoirs OutLOUD--a creative writing workshop at St. George Branch of the New York Public Library, 5 Central Ave. held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdayof each month at 10 a.m. They will help you explore your potential with interesting exercises. You can bring some of your work to share with the group and can work at your own pace. No pressure, just fun and support. You can come to every session, or drop in & out, according to your personal schedule. Writing is good for the soul!
Speaking of the New York Public Library (one of my favorites), I
Attention all of you Jazz aficionados! The 28th AnnualStaten Island Jazz Festival, presented by the Universal Temple of the Arts, takes place on Saturday, 10/17 at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., you can participate in diverse jazz-themed workshops: music, vocals, dance and collage art and a panel discussion titled “The History & Future of Jazz”. From 2 through 7 p.m. enjoy five hours of live music. For information on admission and acts, visit: UTASI.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Save $5 off advance tickets by calling 718-273-5610.
The co-founder and executive director of UTA is Sajda Musawwir Ladner, a lovely woman whom I have known for many years after sharing a pattern