Were you able to dispose of your harmful household products last weekend at the DSNY Disposal Event? Did you Help Build Up the Callaloo Patch Community Garden on York Ave. and build some bird feeders and bird houses? Or did you attend the First Restaurant Crawl and Street Festival on Forest Ave.  I bet the food was yummy. 

I want to wish all you Mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, adoptive Mothers who have stepped in for birth mothers, step-Mothers, godmothers, aunts, sisters, women who were mentors to children, friends, neighbors who have kept an eye out for the safety and betterment of children a fantastic MOTHER’S DAY on Sunday, May 14.  I know from experience, it is not an easy “profession”.  Just because your child has grown up, you still continue to worry, fret and look after their safety and wish them much happiness.  May God bless all of you every day but especially on this designated Mother’s Day.  In honor of my godmother, Aunt Jane, I post a picture of pansies, her favorite flower and us on the day of my Holy Communion. In honor of my own beautiful mother, Marian, I post a picture of Mom with my godson, Nils Thompson and a picture of the very last Mother’s Day we spent together at Hanna House.  Remember to call Mom,  wherever she may be if you cannot be with her.  Tomorrow may be too late!

Come view original art work celebrating nature and the natural environment of Staten Island at the Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County, today Wednesday, 5/10 thru 8/17 at 1at the Conference House Visitors Center, 7455 Hylan Blvd. Event is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods and organized and curated by Gail Middleton of Creative Photographers Guild.  For info, call 718-227-1463 or visit https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/conference-house-park/events/2017/05/06/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county

Participate in Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough today from 5:30-7:30 at the Winter Garden Gallery, Bldg. P, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terr. Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.  No experience necessary. All workshops are FREE and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge. There is space for 25 participants only, so sign up today! Call 718-425-3504 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boro-linc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2-tickets-32672225506 

The Third Annual Island of Art Juried Exhibition continues today thru 5/27 at St. John's University Loretto Memorial Gallery, 300 Howard Ave. Curators are Professor Linda Butti, Professor Connie J. Frisch-Cherniak and Dr. Mark Meng. Call 718-390-4456 for exhibit hours or visit http://St. John's University

Take a Spring Walk on Thursday, 5/11 at 1 at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terr. View spring flowering bulbs and perennials while walking through the Perennial, White, and Pond gardens with Snug Harbor’s director of horticulture, Greg Lord. Tour is rain or shine. Meet in front of the Carl Grillo Glass House.  Admission is $10.

Participate in a Belly Dancing Lesson on Friday, 5/12 at 4 at the Mariners Harbor Library, 206 South Ave. Learn something new and shimmy up a sweat! Come in comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Food for ages 12+. Participants under 18 require parental consent. Call 212-621-0690 for details or visit https://www.nypl.org/locations/mariners-harbor

Celebrate spring at the annual Springtime Festival and Plant Sale on Saturday, 5/13 from 8-4 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 7033 Amboy Rd. The festivities include an outdoor flea market with great gifts for Mother's Day, as well as a plant sale featuring a beautiful selection of hanging baskets and unusual plants for the garden. A bake sale table will also be available. Breakfast will be served from 8-11. The kitchen will open for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Coffee is free for all. Call 718-984-1277 for info.

The Richard Buegler 10-Mile Greenbelt Walk takes place on Saturday from 9:15-3:15 at Michael J. Petrides 715 Ocean Terr.  Following in the steps of founder and friend, Richard Buegler, participants will enjoy a pleasant walk through the woods of the Greenbelt, a woodland which defines the life’s work of Richard Buegler. Beginning at Staten Island Boulevard, behind Petrides High School, you will walk the trails in search of pinkster azaleas, trout lilies and a colorful collection of migrating spring birds and emerging butterflies. Meet behind the Michael Petrides School Complex on Staten Island Boulevard. Call 718-768-9036 or 718-667-1393 for info or visit http://siprotectors.org

Attend the Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, 5/13 and Sunday 5/14 from 11-5 at Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd. Enjoy the spring grounds and find something special for mom, featuring handmade goods from local artists and crafters.

Bring your pets to Blessing of the Animals on Saturday at 11 at Reformed Church of Huguenot Park, 5475 Amboy Rd. The Blessing service commemorates Be Kind to Animals Week and World Turtle Day. All pets are welcome, though all must be leashed. Children are also encouraged to bring their pets, even their stuffed animals. Instant animal adoptions will be available through NYC Animal Care Centers from 11-2.  Call 718-356-3737 or visit http://www.huguenotparkchurch.org

Walk and Explore Richmond Town Old Mills on Saturday at 12 at St. Andrew's Hall, 4 Arthur Kill Rd. Enjoy a walk back through Staten Island’s past as participants visit the ruins of three, pre-Revolutionary War mills, Bedell’s, Ketchum’s and Crocheron’s mills. Explore the watercourses which fed each mill. Discover the wildlife, the rich diversity of spaces which now call the mill creeks home. Participants will meet in the parking lot on Old Mill Road beside St. Andrew’s Church. For details, visit  http://siprotectors.org/calendar/action~agenda/page_offset~1/time_limit~1491431401/request_format~html/?ai1ec_source=undefined/#event|richmond-town-old-mill-road-2|214

Emergence,the art show by the Zephyr Art Group featuring Linda Butti, Joyce Malerba Goldstein, Robert Padavano, Nancy Quinn, Robert Sherman, Noel Sutherland, Sharon Wasserstein and Deborah Woodbridge, begins on Saturday from 1-5 at  the Garibaldi-Meuicci Museum, 420 Tompkins Ave. Admission is FREE the day of “official” opening on Sunday, 5/21 from 2-5; museum admission all other days.  Call 718-442-1608 or visit http://Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.org

Attend the Film Screening: Walking In Circles on Sunday, 5/14 at 2 at Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave. Walking in Circles takes place in the summer of 1958 as three English housewives drive 8,000 miles to India. All married to mountaineers, they decided to have an adventure of their own. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students/seniors.  Call 718-987-3500 or visit http://www.tibetanmuseum.org/events-calendar

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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