This Weekend (October 20 & 21) on Staten Island
Get your pup into the spirit of Halloween... Take part in a 25-year-old Jazz tradition... Step back into Staten Island's colonial past...
You can do all this, and more, this weekend on Staten Island!
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Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm Stand
Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 11am-4pm. Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue. (map)
Visit the historic Decker Farm and enjoy a guided tour through the 1810 farmhouse and a hay ride. Purchase a pumpkin to bring home!.
Free shuttle bus service from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.
Admission: $5 per person, $16 for a family of four. Additional cost for pumpkins.
For more information, go to HistoricRichmondTown.org or call 718.351.1611.
Staten Island Yankees Brew Fest
Saturday, October 20, 12pm-5pm. Richmond County Bank Ballpark, 75 Richmond Terrace. (map)
Join fellow beer lovers at the 2012 Staten Island Yankees Brew Fest!
There will be more than 20 craft breweries on site, as well as food from Staten Island restaurants.
Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. VIP tickets are $60.
For more information or to order tickets, go to SIYanks.com.
Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade
Saturday, October 20, 12pm-3pm. Wolfe's Pond Park, Cornelia St. & Hylan Blvd. (map)
Is your pup all dressed up with no place to go? City Parks Department hosts its 12th annual canine costume contest. Admission is free and prizes go to the pooches with the longest tail, shortest tail, fluffiest tail, longest ears, best costume, and most enthusiastic disposition. Winners take home prizes such as doggie spa treatments, treats, and veterinarian trips.
For more information, go to NYCGovParks.org
Taller Folklorico Mi Peru
Saturday, October 20, 1:30pm-4:30pm. Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace. (map)
Learn Peruvian Dance in this very special public workshop!
Go to StatenIslandKids.org or call 718.273.3060 for more information.
25th Annual Staten Island Jazz Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2pm-7pm. Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace. (map)
Featuring performances by:
- Randy Weston
- Bob Cunningham
- Betty Shirley
- Kiane Zawadi
- Leopoldo Fleming
- Vinnie Ruggieri
- Danny Mixon
- Vishnu Wood
- And many more...
Tickets: $30 Adults, $15 Children up to 17. Order in advance to save $5!
Call 718.273.5610 or go to UTASI.org for more information and to order tickets.
Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble
Saturday, October 20, 7:30pm. Staten Island Musuem, 75 Stuyvesant Place. (map)
Join Composer-in-Res?idence Sean Friar for a pre-concert chat starting at 7:30. Then at 8pm, enjoy music by Sean Friar and a world premiere by Staten Island composer Anthony Scuderi.
Tickets are $15 general, $12 museum members, $5 students (22 and under with ID).
For more information, go to MCEnsemble.?org
Saturday, October 20, 8pm. St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street. (map)
Join emcee Joe Causi as we turn back the clock to the 1970s. You'll be movin' and grovin' to your favorite disco legends as they perform live on stage at the St. George Theatre!
- The Trammps (Disco Inferno, That's Where The Happy People Go)
- Maxine Nightingale (Right Back To Where We Started From, Lead Me On)
- France Joli (Come To Me, Heart To Break The Heart)
- Bonnie Pointer (Heaven Must Have Sent You, Jump For My Love)
- Carol Douglas (Doctor's Orders, Midnight Love Affair)
- Colonel Abrams (Trapped, Not Gonna Let You Get The Best Of Me)
- D-Train (You're The One For Me)
- Cory Daye (Pow Wow, Cherchez La Femme)
Tickets: $55, $45.
To purchase tickets or for more information, go to StGeorgeTheatre.com or call 718.442.2900.
Nature Photography Walk: Leaf Peepers
Sunday, October 21, 9am – 11am. High Rock Conservation Center, 200 Nevada Avenue. (map)
Join naturalists from the Staten Island Museum to see the leaves changing colors for fall.
Call 718.727.1135 or go to StatenIslan?dMuseum.org for more information.
20th Annual El Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Sunday, October 21, 10am – 5pm. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Bldg. P, 1000 Richmond Terrace. (map)
This day of festivity begins in the morning with the construction and decoration of two ofrendas (altars) to honor the dead. Visitors are asked to bring photos of deceased loved ones, objects that once belonged to them, as well as their favorite drink, food or flower. A second ofrenda will be constructed displaying regional traditions from the Mexican state of Guerrero.
Folk artists will lead hands-on workshops in traditional paper crafts (marigold paper flowers, skeleton puppets and colorful cut paper decorations).
Music will include traditional live Mariachi band music and Son Jarocho, a blend of indigenous Mexican, African, and Spanish sounds. A variety of traditional dances will be performed, such as Los Chinelos, Carnaval de Tlaxcala, Quetzales and Sones of Guerrero, and many more.
For more information call 718-425-3517 or go to Snug-Harbor.org.
Old Home Day
Sunday, October 21, 11am – 5pm. Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue. (map)
Experience traditional crafts within NYC's only Historic Village!
Watch the blacksmith at work, meet the chair-caner, enjoy food from “colonial” cooks, and see expert quilters, beekeepers, spinners and more.
Historic Richmond Town recreates and demonstrates the numerous hand crafts that defined American life in previous centuries. Experience a warm down-home feeling on a cool fall Old Home Day!
Double the fun by visiting both the Historic Village and Decker Farm! Savor fresh hot bread baked in the 200 year old village oven and then head to the farm for pumpkin picking and a hay ride!
For more information go to HistoricRichmondTown.org or call 718.351.1611.
Sea Chanty Sessions
Sunday, October 21, 2pm – 5pm. Noble Maritime Collection, 1000 Richmond Terrace. (map)
Musicians, singers, and the listening public are cordially invited to participate in a continuing tradition of songs, stories, random history, and lore of ports and places, near and far.
For more information, call 718.447.6490 or go to NobleMaritime.org.
Amerigo Vespucci & the Italians Who Helped Shape America
Sunday, October 21, 2pm. Garibaldi-Meucci Musuem, 420 Tompkins Avenue. (map)
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the famed explorer’s death, this Italian Culture and Heritage Month will honor Amerigo Vespucci.
“Italians Who Helped Shape America,” presented by Professor Louis Leonini, begins with the story of the legendary adventurer for whom our continent was named. Professor Leonini will also explore the lives of other great Italian Renaissance explorers — inclu?ding Cristoforo Colombo, Giovanni Caboto, and Giovanni Da Verrazano — and many other Italians and Italian-America?ns who have helped shape America with their incalculable contributions in every field of human endeavor.
Admission of $10, $5 for members, includes a light reception.
For more information call 718.442.1608 or visit GaribalidMeucciMuseum.org.
From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012. Museum of the City of New York. 10am-6pm daily. Suggested Admission: $10 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students. More Information
Haunted Houses: Photographs & Oral Histories by Connie May Botz. Alice Austen House. Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. $3 donation is requested. More Information
Colman Rutkin: A Visual Journey. Staten Island Musuem. Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Suggested Admisson: $3 Adults, $2 Students & Seniors with ID. Children under 12 are free. More Information
"Faces" by Lorenzo Hail. 60 Bay Street. Friday, 12pm-3pm, Sat & Sun, 12pm-6pm. More Information
Tara Israel & Colin Todd. Newhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students & seniors. Children under 12 free. More Information
Island Sounds: A 500 Year Music Mash-up. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm-5pm. Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Students/Seniors and kids 12 and under are Free. More Information
Titanic: Centennial Exhibit of Contemporary Art. Noble Maritime Collection. Thursday through Sunday, 1pm-5pm. Admission by donation. More Information
The Modern Art of Marjorie Martinez. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Wednesday through Saturday, 1pm-5pm. Admission: $5. More Information