Posted by Joan Coogan on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 11:24pm

Did you take a Spring Walk through the Perennial, White and Pond gardens at Snug Harbor or the walk to Explore Richmond Town Old Mills or the Richard Buegler 10-Mile Greenbelt Walk this past weekend? Or did you bring Mom to the Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County art exhibit at the Conference House (which continues through 8/17) or the Third Annual Island of Art Juried Exhibition at St. John’s University (continuing through 5/27) or Emergence at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (which officially opens on Sunday, 5/21 from 2-5)?  Whatever you did in this hit-or-miss-weather-weekend—rain, wind,sun, wind, at least there were no surprise snow storms!


Calling all creative fiction writers! Do you want to learn to develop memorable characters that leap off the page? Come join the new Teen Writing Club on Wednesday, 5/17 at 4:30 at the Mariners Harbor Libray, 206 South Ave.  and create in a relaxed atmosphere. Notebooks and snacks included. Call 212-621-0690 for details or visit https://www.nypl.org/

On Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 at the Winter Garden Gallery, Bldg. P, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terr. join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc's Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see in--Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough. Meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.  All workshops are FREE and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge.  For details, call 718-425-3504;to reserve your free tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boro-linc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2-tickets-32672225506

On Thursday, 5/18 from 7-9, join the Third Thursday Cinema Group at Art on the Terrace Gallery, 776 Richmond Terr. with a FREE showing of Federico Fellini's 1954 Film, “La Strada”.  For details, call 347-850-0302.

On Thursday from 7-9 at the Noble Maritime Collection, 1000 Richmond Terr., 1000 Richmond Terr., Bldg. D, Patricia Salmon continues her Staten Island history lecture series at the museum with “Historic Landmarks of Staten Island”.  Many breath-taking historic structures have survived on Staten Island, such as the Dr. Samuel Elliott House, the Seguine Mansion, the Seguine-Manee Homestead, the Rossville AME Zion Church and Cemetery, the Conference House and landmarked buildings at the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor. The St. George-New Brighton and St. Paul's Ave-Stapleton Heights Historic Districts will also be featured. Please register by calling 917-608-6437. Admission is $10, $9 for members.  For more info about the Noble Maritime Collection, visit http://www.noblemaritime.org

Participate in a FREE Car Seat Safety Check on Friday, 5/19 from 9-12 at Richmond University Medical Center, 355 Bard Ave. Four out of five safety seats are used incorrectly, with an average of three mistakes per seat, reports the Washington, D.C.-based National Safe Kids Campaign.  Luckily, there's something you can do to make your child safer: Find out whether you're making any of the mistakes; and RUMC Trauma can help you fix them. For details, call 718-818-2902. 

The Opening Reception of: Art By The Ferry Art Exhibit will be on Friday from 7-9 at Art on the Terrace Gallery, 776 Richmond Terr. And will be hosted by Staten Island Creative Community.

Attend Safety Advice for Caregivers on Friday from 7:30-4:30 at Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Ave.  Presented by SIUH's Kelly Moed, who is nationally recognized in the field, caregivers will learn safe and effective ways to lift a patient, practical hands-on experience to save their back and protect their patient and hands-on problem-solving techniques.  

Participate in the 2017 Staten Island NF Family Fun Day benefiting the Children's Tumor Foundation, on Saturday, 5/20 beginning at 9 at Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave.  When you and your family sign up, you will enjoy a day of fun featuring: magic, face painting, delicious barbecue, raffle with amazing prices, carnival games, live music beginning at 11 featuring Joan Caddell and the Midnight Choir and much more.  One in 3,000 people are living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF can lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities and disabling pain. Currently there is no cure and no effective treatments for NF, but we are walking to change that.  Contact Julie Pantoliano at jpantoliano@ctf.org or call 646-738-8551 for more information.

The Mobile Market of City Harvest is held twice a month year-round and provides free fruits, vegetables and recipes.  The Mobile Market is held every 1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday in front of the Senior Center at 22 Roxbury St. from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

May 20, June 7 and 17.

You are eligible if you reside in Mariners Harbor, Todt Hill or West Brighton NYCHA houses, Arlington Terr. Apts or live in the 10302, 03, 10 or 14 zip codes.  Bring proof of address and matching photo ID.

The Mobile Market is held behind 75 Hill St. at Stapleton Houses every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

May 20, June 6 and 17.

You are eligible if you participate in programs at the Stapleton Houses Senior Center or have a student in IS 49, reside in Berry, Cassidy Coles, New Lane, Richmond Terr., South Beach or Stapleton NYCHA houses, or live in the 10301, 04, 05 or 10 zip codes.  Bring proof of address and matching photo ID.

Attend the Spring Sale, Saturday from 11-6 at St. Teresa's School, 1632 Victory Blvd. New and gently used items, unique treasures, arts and crafts available. Vendors and artists welcome!  For table information, contact us at stteresahsa@gmail.com

The Basket Auction at Temple Israel 315 Forest Ave. will be on Saturday at 7. Join your friends for an evening of fun and laughter. Wonderful basket raffles and special silent auction items will be available, as well as a 50/50.  Light snacks and soft beverages will be served. BYOB.  Admission is $10. Call 718-727-2231 for details or visit http://www.templeisraelsiny.org

On Saturday at 7:30 at Curtis H.S., 105 Hamilton Ave.,the Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: A Tribute to 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love (1967), a FREE performance that includes music from 1967, including Magical Mystery Tour, I’m a Believer, Penny Lane, Ain’t no Mountain High Enough and more.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/RichmondCountyOrchestra for more info or call 718-876-7945. 

Stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Assoc. of NYC will be on Saturday from 8:30-11 at Gateway National Recreation Area at Great Kills Park, Hylan Blvd. at Buffalo St. Enter at Hylan Blvd. and Buffalo St., proceed approx. one mile to large parking lot on left. Observing site is in the south-east corner near small playground. Telescopes will be provided.  Call 718-980-6130  for details.

Attend a Photograpy Show: Paul Nueckel’s  "Thoughtcrimes and Misdemeanors” on Saturday, 5/20 and Sunday, 5/21 at the CPG Gallery (Creative Photographers' Guild), 814 Richmond Terr. Opening Reception is Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Exhibiting Photographers: Willie Chu, Bruce Cohn, Joyce Coletti, Connie J. Frisch-Cherniak, Robin George, Robert Haber, Marilyn Kiss, Jeff Mason, Gail Middleton, Paul Nueckel, George Roos, Virginia Ross, Doug Schwab, Joan Velazquez, Fritz (Steven) Weiss Richard Xuerub. For details, call 718-288-2405 or visit http://www.cpggallery.org

Sunday, 5/21 from 9-5 is the DSNY NYC Compost Giveback Event at the Fresh Kills Headquarters, 1010 Muldoon Ave.  Receive FREE, high-quality NYC compost, made from your food scraps.  Take as many as 60 bags while supplies last.

Celebrate the third annual “Carnaval Mixteco”, a celebration of the cuisine, music, dance, handcraft and traditions of the people of "La Mixteca" who live and work on Staten Island on Sunday from 12-5 at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terr.

On Sunday from 5-7, at the Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd.,  get up close and personal at Sunday Salon: Peter Van Agtmael with NYC’s great street photographers in this new series of talks led by the museum’s curator, Paul Moakley.  Magnum photographer, Peter van Agtmael, will discuss work from his latest book, “Buzzing at the Sill”, a personal story about coming home from years of covering war in Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to understand his experiences and his country.  Admission is $15/$12 museum members. For reservations and info, call 718-816-4506 or visit http://AliceAusten.org.

A Friendship Dinner will be held on Sunday from 5-7:30 at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 5411 Amboy Rd. In a time of increasing division and hostility, this is a perfect opportunity for Staten Islanders to come together, from different neighborhoods, different faith traditions, different ethnic backgrounds, to listen to each other and make new friends over a pot-luck dinner. Visit important cultural centers to hear how different communities of people combat discrimination and build bridges. Please bring a meatless meal so all can enjoy.  Respond to: karen_jackson@projecthospitality.org or 917-859-4535.

Attend a Prayer/Healing Meeting on Sunday at 6 at the  Hampton Inn, 1120 South Ave. Praying for revival on Staten Island. Prayer is available for any individual who needs hope, healing or restoration. Everyone welcome; bring a friend. No childcare available.  Call 918-527-9996 for info or visit http://www.jerepetersonministries.com

I welcome comments and photos at events you have attended.  If you want to share events specifically for children or adults or seniors, email or call me. 

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Joan Coogan

Associate Real Estate Broker

Gillani Homes

646-258-9696 – cell



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