The 1920’s Themed Murder Mystery Dinner at the Second Annual Heart Fundraiser in memory of Robert Cognetta last Thursday was a success!  Did you get to walk the Red Carpet?  Did you figure out "WHODUNNIT"?  All proceeds go toward the SIUH Northwell Health Heart tower, specifically to the construction of the cardiac hybrid operating room for special procedures.  If you would like to make a donation to the Robert Cognetta SIUH Heart Fund, please visit Below are some pictures from the event. 

An exhibit of Paper Tapestries by Sage Reynolds begins Wednesday, 11/9 during center hours at the J Gallery at Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center, 1466 Manor Rd. An Artist's Reception will take place on 11/17 at 6:30.  It is FREE and open to the public. For info, call 718-475-5263 or visit

On Wednesday at 7, Community Agency for Senior Citizens Programs and Services presents: Elder Abuse Program with guest speaker, Jeanne Zieff and NY Connects with guest speaker, Megan Orsino at Freedom from Fear, 308 Seaview Ave..  For info, call 718-351-1717. 

The Staten Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets Wednesday from 7-9 at the Jewish Community Center, 1466 Manor Rd.  The group provides knowledge and support to those struggling with this disease. Patients and caregivers are welcome. For info, call 718-524-6970 or visit

On Thursday, 11/10 from 9:30-11:30, a FREE Memory Screening Event will be held at the Dakota Diner, Richmond Ave. and Forest Ave.  Sponsored by The Advanced Memory Institute and Staten Island Agency for Alzheimer’s & Dementia, RSVP to 718-667-7110 for reservations.  A light breakfast will be available for registered attendees only.

"Micro Exhibitions", a four-day exhibit at Hub 17, 73 Wave St. begins Thursday from 12-7 and features Staten Island-born artist Mary-Antonia Lombardi (aka MAL) who is best known for her expressionistic figurative paintings. For details, call 917-558-5271 or visit

Attend the Film: Remember Kristallnacht on Thursday at noon at Jewish Community Center, 1466 Manor Rd. Elie Wiesel, a survivor from Sighet, a town from which thousands of Jews were deported to Auschwitz, returns, unknown and unseen, a silent witness to the town where he was born and grew up. Admission is $4, a suggested meal/movie contribution.  Call 718-475-5262 for details.

On Thursday at 4, Staten Island OutLOUD will host a special program for very young readers, Paws & Read OutLOUD for Kidz at the Stapleton Library, 132 Canal St. Children ages 5-10 can practice their skills and have fun reading aloud to a gentle, licensed therapy dog. Their younger siblings can just sit back and enjoy being read to.  For the special Big Read for Little Readers OutLOUD event, age-appropriate adaptations of “The Maltese Falcon”, including “The Malted Falcon”, and stories about falcons will be read together with other fun surprises.  For other Staten Island OurLOUD events, visit their website at

Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremonies will take place on Friday, 11/11 at 10:30 at Staten Island University Hospital North at 242 Mason Ave. (Fountain by the Heart Tower) and South at Seguine Ave. (Main Entrance). Veterans patients and staff join in raising flags of remembrance with ceremonies beginning at 10:30 a.m. at both campuses.  For info, call 718-226-1911.

Staten Island OutLOUD will collaborate with Gary Moore and the Little Victory Theatre, 4089 Victory Blvd. to host a spoken word performance inspired by Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”.  After each performance, linger for conversation with cast and other audience members on “The Maltese Falcon”, mystery, and the one that got away. Performances are Friday, 11/11 at 8, Saturday, 11/2 at 8, Sunday 11/13 at 2. RSVP ESSENTIAL, DUE TO LIMITED SPACE.  For reservations, send an email to

On Saturday, 11/12 from 9-4, the Olivet Presbyterian Church, 97 Myrtle Ave., will host their Fall Fair.  Many items will be for sale, including costume jewelry, gift items, toys, holiday items, handbags, housewares, baskets, handmade crafts, artwork and baked goods. Breakfast and lunch will be available.  Call 718-981-5043 for info.

Holy Child R.C. Church, 4747 Amboy Rd. will host their Christmas Fair with over 50 Vendors, raffles, photo opportunity with Santa, children's craft corner and Cheech A' Cini's Italian Grill on Saturday from 9:30-5.  For details, call 718-356-5159 or visit

Learn how to research in an archive of historical records, re: your family, neighborhood or community organization with Historical Research 101 on Saturday at 10 at the Staten Island Museum, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terr. Bldg. A. Admission is $15/$10 members and students. Register online at or call 718-483-7123 for more information.

Vintage Camera Day will be Saturday from 12-4 at Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd. Discover the art of photography with hands-on demonstrations and displays of vintage cameras. BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera). For more info, visit or call 718-816-4506. 

Participate in a Walk through Goodhue on Saturday at 1 at 304 Prospect Ave. Seeking to complete the purchase of the Goodhue Woods, Protectors is working with the Children's Aid Society to advocate for the preservation of this open space. Come explore the beautiful woodlands and fields of the Goodhue property and help save these woods.  For info, call 718-869-6327 or visit 

Attend the Opening Reception of Danger, Construction Area Keep Out and Student Painting & Watercolor Hallway Showcase on Saturday, 11/12 at 2 at the Art Lab Gallery, 1000 Richmond Terr. Bldg H. Students and the Staten Island arts community art work will be on display.  Exhibition is open from 11/12 through 12/4. Light refreshments will be served.  For details, call 718-447-8667 or visit

On Sunday, 11/13 from 10-2:30, SI COAD presents Family Ready Day at the Jewish Community Center, 1466 Manor Rd. This day of education, fun and readiness will feature NYC Emergency Management's Ready Girl, CPR demo by FDNY, Safe Child kits by NYPD, a blood drive, face painting and much more. Giveaways while supplies last. For this FREE event, we are requesting that people bring a canned good to donate to a local food pantry.  For info, call 718-355-6229.

The Staten Island Philharmonic presents Staten Island Stars on Sunday, 11/13 at 3 at the Springer Concert Hall, 2800 Victory Blvd. Admission is $10. Conducted by Maestro Russell Houser, CW4, US Army Bandmaster, Ft. Lewis, WA, the featured soloists are:
Dan Auerbach, violin
Sylvia Kahan, piano
Joseph Loposky, trumpet
Raymond Wheeler, clarinet

For reservations, call 917-545-8266 or visit

NYC Department of Administrative Services (DCAS) has released its examination schedule for November for a variety of positions, including Correction Officer, Environmental Police Office, Police Communications Technician, School Safety Agent, Special Officer and Traffic Enforcement Agent.  For information about registering for these and other tests, log on to the DCAS website

The State of New York may owe you CASH!  Every year, unclaimed funds from utility deposits, court funds, dividends, estate proceeds, insurance benefits and old bank accounts are turned over to the State Comptroller’s Office.  To find out if you are owed money, visit

The NYC Department of Sanitation is looking for able-bodied Staten Islanders for snow and ice removal from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants and other locations through the city. If you are interested in per diem work, snow laborers will be paid $13.50/hour and $20.25/hour after 40 hours are worked in a week.  For required documents, where to report and other information, visit

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