WEEKEND EVENTS ON STATEN ISLAND (9/11 – 9/15/15)

Posted by Joan Coogan on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 10:58am

Did you take that first step toward improving your public speaking skills at the New Day Toastmasters group?  My readers told me the Staten Island Philharmonic Winds were spectacular at Snug Harbor.  Check out the pictures that were taken at the Richmond County Fair this weekend!  It was nice to meet some of my gentle readers as well as making new friends and meeting new customers/ clients.

You still have time to experience New York City Honey Week.  This week-long festival (which began 9/8 and ends on Sunday, 9/13) is designed to educate the public on the importance of the honeybee, beekeeping and to enjoy and purchase local honey products.  The honey-producing bee population is on the decline.  Activities feting honey will take place around the city.  New honey dishes will be highlighted at Vida in Stapleton, the Hilton Garden Inn’s restaurant and Lorenzo’s Bar and  Grill as well as honey beer on tap at the Flagship Brewing Co.  For events, including honey tasting, various workshops on bee-keeping, honey-infused salve making, beeswax lip balm, and much more during NYC Honey Week, visit https://www.facebook.com/nychoneyweek and http://www.nychoneyweek.com/events/

On Saturday, 9/12 from 10-4, at the Midland Beach Parking Lot (Capodanno Blvd. and Hunger Ave.), you will be able to dispose of harmful household products safely at a DSNY SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal Event.  Visit nyc.gov/safedisposal or call 311 for info about how to package items for disposal.

On Saturday at 11, at Snug Harbor & Botanical Garden (Compost Demo Site), attend this workshop to learn how to let your grass take care of itself. You will learn how to mulch mowing, organic fertilizing and seasonal lawn maintenance. Save time, money and the environment!  Workshop fees are $5 and registration is recommended.   Call 718-425-3558.

The Westerleigh Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, from 11:30 – 7.  Enjoy FREE music, arts, crafts at the Northerleigh Park (home of the Westerleigh Little League) with entrances at Burnside Ave., Lockwood Pl. and Eldridge Ave. just blocks from Westerleigh Park.

Saturday from 10-2, at two locations—Staten Island Mall Greenmarket and St. George Greenmarket, attend a FREE Book Swap.  Bring your books (in good condition) and take all the books you can carry.  And, you don't have to bring books to take books!  How's that for a deal?“Movies in the Park”,  sponsored by Councilman Ignizio’s office continues on Saturday beginning at dusk with a FREE viewing of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day” at the park on 420 Cornelia Rd.  For info, call 718-984-5151. 

On Saturday, from 11-4, experience a part of Colonial history and attend a re-enactment of the 1776 Peace Conference held between representatives of the British and members of the Second Continental Congress in an attempt to avert the Revolutionary War.  The talks were held at what is now known as the Conference House in Tottenville, 7455 Hylan Blvd. Also, you can take part in Colonial dancing, music, outdoor cooking, crafts and children’s activities. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and Seniors.  Call 718-984-6046 for additional information.

On Sunday, 9/13 at noon, join the Christ Church Community Compost site at 76 Franklin Ave. for a hands-on compost maintenance event.  Learn how to maintain an active compost pile and sift finished material.   

Join in an exploration of the southern portion of the Greenbelt’s Yellow Trail at High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Ave. on Sunday at 11. Visit Moses Mountain, travel through Bucks Hollow, then to Southwest LaTourette.  Visit sigreenbelt, org or call 718-351-3450 for more details.

I would suggest you watch your calories for a few days before the North Shore Restaurant Crawl on Sunday, 9/13 from 1-5.  You don’t want to miss this self-guided tasting experience at participating restaurants along the Bay Street corridor, St. George, Port Richmond and surrounding neighborhoods.  You can purchase a ticket in advance for $15 or $20 the day of the Crawl.  Sponsored by the North Shore Business Association, proceeds are used to support capital projects and programs to create a cleaner, safer and more inviting North Shore business and merchant district.  You go at your own pace, make new friends along the way and at 5:00 enjoy a “mix & mingle” at the Flagship Brewery.  For more information, visit http://sinsba.com/crawlrestaurants/  

Don’t forget the Fig Fest, which takes place at Killmeyers’s on 9/15.  Check out my blog on 8/28. http://www.gillanihomes.com/blog/weekend-events-on-staten-island-828-930.html

If you would you like to share photos starring “YOU” at events on Staten Island, I’ll post them in next week’s blog. You can call me at 646-258-9696, leave a comment below or e-mail me at joan.coogan@gmail.com

Joan Coogan

Associate Real Estate Broker

Gillani Homes

646-258-9696 – cell

 

 

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