This weekend (July 12, 13 &14) on Staten Island

This weekend, three great annual festivals make their return: Back to the Beach, Van Duzer Days, and the Raritan Bay Festival! Also happening this weekend: The opening of classic musical "Oliver!", the Miss New York Pageant, and a free concert from the brass section of the New York Philharmonic. All this, and more, happening this weekend on Staten Island!

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FRIDAY, JULY 12

ShopRite Kidz Cook

Sessions at 2, 3, &4 pm, Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace (map)

Are you tired of Macaroni & Cheese as your child’s favorite food group? Wondering how to include more healthy fruits and veggies in his or her diet? Andrea D’Oria Cameron, ShopRite’s own in-house nutritionist, will be available to answer your questions, address your food challenges, and teach you and your kids how to incorporate healthy eating into your family’s life.

For more information call 718.273.2060 or go to statenislandkids.org.


Miss New York Pageant: Miss NY & Miss NY Outstanding Teen Preliminary

7:30pm, St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street (map)

See who will be the next Miss New York! Meet special guest Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, New York's first Miss America in 29 years. Mallory will crown the next Miss New York who will compete at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City on September 15, 2013.

Adults $65.00, children 12 & under $35.00, students with ID $25.00 Discounted 3-Show package available by calling the box office: Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:00pm.

stgeorgetheatre.com, 718.442.2900


Oliver!

8pm, The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace (map)

Harbor Lights brings to life the beloved novel by Charles Dickens — the tale of an orphan who dared ask for more. With a score filled with hits such as “Consider Yourself,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” “I’d Do Anything,” and “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” Oliver! stars a cast of Broadway veterans and Staten Island’s finest local talent.

The production is directed by Broadway’s Ray Roderick, (Nutty Professor; The Music Man; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) who helmed Harbor Lights’ landmark 2011 production of The Music Man.

htlc.org


SATURDAY, JULY 13

Ethinc Foodways Project: Sri Lanka

11am – 1pm, St. George Farmers Market, Corner of Hyatt Street & St. Marks Place (map)

Staten Island Arts Folklife program will present the Ethnic Foodways Project (EFP), a series of free programs that will demonstrate the foodways of three ethnic communities on the island — Sri Lankan, Mexican, and Liberian. On Saturday, July 13, the EFP will feature Sri Lankan home cooked food prepared by Monica Thenuwara. A traditional food item featured in the program will be Sri Lankan vambatu pabie (eggplant curry). Attendees will get a chance to ask questions and observe chefs and home cooks prepare traditional food items through live demonstrations; learn about ethnic food stores and markets where people from different cultural groups shop for ethnic vegetables and spices; sample freshly prepared dishes; ask questions; and get the opportunity to better understand the diverse cultures of their neighbors and friends through food.

statenislandarts.org


Guided Meditation

11:30am, Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Avenue (map)
 
Join a guided Meditation class with Thupten Phuntsok. Meditation helps focus the mind and promotes relaxation. $12/$10 for Museum members.

tibetanmuseum.org


Back to the Beach!

12pm – 9pm, Midland Beach Turtle Circle (map)

Family-friendly entertainment, shopping, food, and games, right on Staten Island's eastern shore! There will be music throughout the day. End the night with a BLAST! There will be fireworks at 9pm (raindate Sunday, July 14). 

statenislandusa.com


Van Duzer Days

2pm – 7pm, Van Duzer Street (map)
 
The collaboration with NYC Department of Transportation'?s Summer Streets/Weekend Walks greening initiative is turning 5 years old. Staten Island's prime bohemian drag is opened up for pedestrians to "play, walk, bike, and breathe" on a city street free from cars.

Van Duzer Days 2013 — a mix of live interactive painting, a concert stage, bike lessons, mass Zumba workouts and a slew of kid-friendly programs — takes place July 13 and July 20, from noon-7 pm.

VanDuzerDays.wordpress.com 


4th Annual Raritan Bay Festival

12pm – 5pm, Conference House Park at Wards Point, 7455 Hylan Blvd. (map)

Join Kayak Staten Island for the 4th Annual Raritan Bay Festival! Games, activities, food, water rides and, of course, kayaking!

kayakstatenisland.org


Gyotaku

12pm – 3pm, Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway (map)

Artist/instruct?or, Joseph Mullins, of Croton on Hudson, NY, began making impressions from fish he caught in 2005, following the traditional method of Japanese fish printing. Freshly caught specimens will be used to discuss the types of fish that can be found in local waters whether it be the Hudson River or the Long Island Sound. Every participant experiences a hands-on gyotaku session. The rubbings are made on a quality mulberry paper and can be mounted on board or plexiglass that makes a beautiful translucent image. These rubbings can also be used in collages. Learn about print making, while also addressing sustainability issues.

statenislandzoo.org


Miss New York Pageant: Miss NY Outstanding Teen Preliminary

2pm, St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street (map)

See who will be the next Miss New York! Meet special guest Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, New York's first Miss America in 29 years. Mallory will crown the next Miss New York who will compete at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City on September 15, 2013.

Tickets: Adults $65.00, children 12 & under $35.00, students with ID $25.00 Discounted 3-Show package available by calling the box office, Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:00pm.

stgeorgetheatre.com, 718.442.2900


Oliver!

2pm, The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace (map)

Harbor Lights brings to life the beloved novel by Charles Dickens — the tale of an orphan who dared ask for more. With a score filled with hits such as “Consider Yourself,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” “I’d Do Anything,” and “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” Oliver! stars a cast of Broadway veterans and Staten Island’s finest local talent.

The production is directed by Broadway’s Ray Roderick, (Nutty Professor; The Music Man; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) who helmed Harbor Lights’ landmark 2011 production of The Music Man.

htlc.org


BYOB: Tuscan Farm-to-Table Dinners with Chef Dave

7pm – 10pm, Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue (map)

Fresh from the farm family-style dinner and guests can bring their own beverages! $60 per person

casa-belvedere.org


Miss New York Pageant: Finals

7:30pm, St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street (map)

See who will be the next Miss New York! Meet special guest Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, New York's first Miss America in 29 years. Mallory will crown the next Miss New York who will compete at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City on September 15, 2013.

At-door Tickets: Adults $75.00, children 12 & under $35.00, students with ID $35.00 Discounted 3-Show package available by calling the box office, Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:00pm.

stgeorgetheatre.com, 718.442.2900


Oliver!

8pm, The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace (map)

Harbor Lights brings to life the beloved novel by Charles Dickens — the tale of an orphan who dared ask for more. With a score filled with hits such as “Consider Yourself,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” “I’d Do Anything,” and “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” Oliver! stars a cast of Broadway veterans and Staten Island’s finest local talent.

The production is directed by Broadway’s Ray Roderick, (Nutty Professor; The Music Man; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) who helmed Harbor Lights’ landmark 2011 production of The Music Man.

htlc.org


SUNDAY, JULY 14

Lighthouse Boat Tour: Long Island Sound

11am – 2pm, NY Water Taxi, Battery Park, New York, NY (map)

Back by popular demand, the National Lighthouse Museum presents: Lighthouse boat tours around New York Harbor! All tours will be with NY Water Taxi and leave from inside Battery Park, Slip # 6 (opposite Castle Clinton) starting at 11:00am. These boats have comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, toilet facilities and a well-stocked snack bar. National Lighthouse Museum tour advisors will provide information and history of the various lighthouses and points of interest along the way. Spend a day on the water in one of the greatest cities of the world!

To make your reservation, call 855-NLM-SINY, email info@lighthouse?museum.org, or go to lighthousemuseum.org


Back to the Beach!

12pm – 9pm, Midland Beach Turtle Circle (map)

Family-friendly entertainment, shopping, food, and games, right on Staten Island's eastern shore! There will be music throughout the day.

statenislandusa.com


Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet

2pm, Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Avenue (map)
 
This 2005 documentary by Swiss filmmaker and visual anthropologist Luc Schaedler tells the story of Gendun Choephel (1903-1951), a monk, poet and artist who left the monastic life in 1934 in search of a new challenge. The film makes an abundance of unique and rare historical footage from Tibet and India available to the general public for the first time. Free with regular Museum admission.

Oliver!

2pm, The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace (map)

Harbor Lights brings to life the beloved novel by Charles Dickens — the tale of an orphan who dared ask for more. With a score filled with hits such as “Consider Yourself,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” “I’d Do Anything,” and “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” Oliver! stars a cast of Broadway veterans and Staten Island’s finest local talent.

The production is directed by Broadway’s Ray Roderick, (Nutty Professor; The Music Man; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) who helmed Harbor Lights’ landmark 2011 production of The Music Man.

htlc.org


Reading: The Boys of Summer

2pm, Killmeyers Old Bavaria Inn, 4356 Arthur Kill Road (map)

Join Staten Island OutLOUD as they read from The Boys of Summer, Roger Kahn’s paean to Ebbets Field and “Dem Bums” – known to laypersons as the Brooklyn Dodgers. (For you young ‘uns, that was before they moved to LA and broke a million hearts.)

If the weather is fair, we’ll meet in Killmeyers’ shady biergarten; if it rains, we’ll be comfy indoors. Join us, order something from Killmeyer’s delicious (and reasonably priced) menu, and share a few baseball stories. Plenty of free parking. Wheelchair accessible.

statenislandoutloud.org


Concerts in the Parks: New York Philharmonic Brass

3pm, 1P-Springer Concert Hall, 2800 Victory Blvd (map)
 
The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965. This summer, the New York Philharmonic Brass gives a Free Indoor Concert at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.
 
The College of Staten Island is hosting a VIP Experience for this performance of the New York Philharmonic Brass. Tickets cost $100 and include preferred seating and a post-concert reception with the artists. The VIP Experience is sponsored by HSBC, Key Food, Stop & Shop, and TD Bank.
 
Concert is Free - VIP Reservations $100. Reservations are required for the VIP Experience. Please call 718.982.2365 for reservations. 

GREENMARKETS

St. George Greenmarket

Sat, July 13, 8am – 2pm, St. Marks Place & Hyatt Street (map)

Set on a hill overlooking New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, this market draws a dedicated following of neighborhood shoppers who line up each Saturday to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood and baked goods. An array of plants, berries picked just as they have ripened, juice pressed from upstate orchard fruit, heirloom tomatoes and much more will entice you to keep checking back in on the market to see what's new each week, and experience the change of the seasons through the food made available by these regional farmers.

grownyc.org


Staten Island Mall Greenmarket

Sat, July 13, 9am – 4pm, Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave (map)
 
Unparalleled quality and flavor of the regionally grown products available at this Greenmarket, draw customers of all stripes. Homemade pies, bread and pastries, fresh-caught seafood, local honey, orchard fruit picked at its peak of ripeness and a bounty of vegetables grown in Orange County's famous nutrient-rich "Black Dirt" serve a diverse population who return on a weekly basis to stock up on the freshest and healthiest food around.

Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Stand

Sat, July 13, 12pm – 5pm, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace (map)
 
Head to Snug Harbor and pick up fresh fruits and veggies that are grown right on site!

ONGOING EXHIBITS

They're Baaack! Return of the 17-year Cicada. Staten Island Museum. Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Suggested Admission: $3 Adults, $2 Students & Seniors with ID. Children under 12 are free. More Information.

Eye on Venice: The Sacred and the Profane. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Wednesday-Saturday, 1pm-5pm. Admission: $5. More Information.

Beacons of the Night. CPGGallery. Saturday & Sunday, 1pm-5pm. More Information.

Tides of 100 Years. Noble Maritime Collection. Thursday-Sunday, 1pm-5pm. More Information.