For anyone who lives in Staten Island or is considering a move, it’s great to know about all the wonderful things to do while living here. This community has so much to offer its residents - everything from concerts to theater to activities for the kids. If you’re interested in getting involved in the coming months, here are a few things you might want to check out.

Scarecrow Festival 

On October 6th, head over to Blue Heron Park in Annadale to celebrate the arrival of fall. There is no charge to get in and you can make your own life size scarecrow. Bring an old shirt and pair of pants to stuff, and there is a minimal charge for materials. This is a fun activity for young and old alike, and refreshments will be provided.

Titanic at the Maritime 

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While busses on most routes on Staten Island do run quite frequently, especially during peak times, it’s always nice to know how long you’re going to be waiting. That’s especially true if you’re not sure if you just missed a bus or if it hasn’t arrived at your stop yet. It used to be that all you could do was wait and see if the bus showed up, but with the institution of the MTA Bus Time program in January of this year, all that waiting and wondering can come to an end.

How it Works

There are three ways to see when your bus will be arriving with Bus Time, so even if you don’t have access to a computer or the latest smart phone, you can almost certainly still use the system. Probably the easiest way to access Bus Time information is to text the code…

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Autumn is the perfect time to start preparing your home for the winter season, as it gives you plenty of time to make necessary home repairs before the snow and cold weather is upon you. 

Here are some tips to prepare your home for freezing temperatures, ensuring your family's warmth and safety regardless of the weather outside. 

  • Call an HVAC professional to clean your ducts, check your furnace and change necessary filters. HVAC professionals are typically quite busy once winter hits, so booking an appointment in the fall is a good proactive move to make as a homeowner. 
  • Check all doors and windows for cracks and exposed areas. Use weather stripping around doors and caulk windows if needed to keep warm air in and cold air out. 

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As the weather turns cooler and people find themselves wanting to venture outside more, activities become the norm for many. The late summer and early fall months provide a great deal of joy for those who like the outdoors. One of the most popular things to do in the summer and spring is to hold get-togethers and parties. This is a fantastic way to meet up with acquaintances and family members as well as new friends. Even for those who are not social, simply getting outside and viewing the beauty of nature has its own benefits.

Parks are an excellent location to take in nature, hold gatherings and meet new people. One of the most popular parks in Staten Island is the Great Kills State Park. Many people love to travel here from in and out of the city for…

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