The 4th of July came and the humidity felt worse than ever.  People were complaining in the air conditioned mall and everywhere I went how humid it was outside!  What?!  I enjoyed the cool evening on my front porch and played Scrabble a number of times while chilling out. The Staten Island Philharmonic entertained at Alice Austen House on the 4th and at Willowbrook Park on the 7thThe Borough President’s FREE Sunset Summer Concert Series at Midland Beach, featuring Brother Dynamite and The Resistance, was a great evening of entertainment with the cool sea air. Did you try kayaking with Kayak Staten Island at Conference House Park on Sunday? There are plenty of ways to stay cool without air conditioning. I actually worked on my garden a few late afternoons.  If you don’t think about it and do something fun instead, you will feel OK.  Try it!

Did you sign up for the Go!Healthy box last Friday?  The first pick-up was Tuesday.  Below is a photo of the bounty we received yesterday with staff handing out samples of recipe for Gingered Beet and Carrot Slaw.  If you didn’t read my blog last week, following is the info.  Purchase a food box at Goodhue Center, 304 Prospect Ave. Tuesdays between 4-6.  You must sign up a week in advance.  The Summer session runs from 7/10-8/14, the Fall session runs from 9/11-11/13.  Each box costs $10 or $8 if you pay using EBT.  Cash, Credit/Debit, EBT and Health Bucks are accepted!