This Weekend on Staten Island


Check out these great events!

(For a full listing see our Events Calendar)

Festa D'Italia

Friday 9/21 (5pm-9pm), Saturday 9/22 (11am-8pm), & Sunday, 9/23 (11am-7pm). Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY

Specialty foods & pastries, wine tasting, art exhibits, food demonstrations, games, rides & crafts, music & entertainment, all you can eat food contests.

Admission: $10

For more information, call 718.273.7660 or go to

Lighthouse Boat Tour

Saturday, 9/21 (10am-1pm). 10 South Street, New York, NY

Special Lighthouse Tour! In partnership with the National Lighthouse Museum.

On this tour you will see the following lighthouses: Statue of Liberty Light, Robbins Reef Light, Fort Wadsworth Light, Coney Island Light, Elm Tree Light (Miller Field), New Dorp Light, West Bank Light, Romer Shoal Light, Sandy Hook Light, Navesink (Twin Lights), Great Beds Light, Princes Bay Light, Old Orchard Shoal Light, & Staten Island Light.

Tickets are $60 and must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets at here.

Motori D'Italia

Saturday, 9/21 (11am-8pm). Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY

Enjoy a showcase of classic and modern Italian vehicles of all kinds. In addition, there will be fine foods, a cafe, music, entertainment, exhibits, rides for children, and much more. Ticket holders have a chance to win a 7-day Italian vacation package for two!

Admission is $10.

For more information, call 718.273.7660 or go to

The Orchestra of St. Luke's

Saturday, 9/21 (1pm). Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY

The Orchestra of St. Luke's, one of the city's celebrated classical ensembles, performs Beethoven's Septet in E-flat Major and John Adams' inventive "John's Book of Alleged Dances".

Accompanying the Orchestra is Manhattan bakery Melt. They will be selling their notoriously scrumptious ice-cream sandwiches after the performance. The concert is free (first come, first served).

Audiences are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for donation to City Harvest, the not-for-profit group that distributes food to homeless New Yorkers.

For more information, go to or call 718.351.1611

Ingrid Michaelson in Concert

Saturday, 9/21 (8pm). St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, NY

Join the Staten Island Museum for a fantastic night of music with Ingrid Michaelson and friends! Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets are still available! $150: Tier 1 VIP Tickets (including an after-party to meet the artist), $40: Tier 2, $30: Tier 3.

Go to or for more info.

Village Flea Market

Sunday, 9/22 (10am-5pm). Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY

Come and get your holiday shopping out of the way!

You will find plenty of antiques, crafts, and collectibles at this gathering of great deals! Search the tables for that one perfect and unique gift for every special person.

Admission is $5 per person, kids 12 and under are FREE

Rain Date is on Sunday, September 30th.

For more information, go to

Sneak Peak at Fresh Kills

Sunday, 9/22 (11am-4pm). Freshkills Park, Staten Island, NY

The hills and creeks of the closed 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill are beginning their transformation into NYC's biggest and most fascinating new park, on Staten Island's west shore. Join us for the third annual preview of what the park will have to offer!

Kayaking, walking tours, biking, kite flying, kite making, composting & reuse workshops, local artisans, public art, games, giveaways, food trucks, and much more!

FREE! For directions on how to get there & more info CLICK HERE

Opening Reception: Haunted Houses by Connie May Botz

Sunday, 9/22 (2pm-5pm). Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY

For more than ten years, the Corinne May Botz searched for ghost stories in buildings across the United States. She ventured into these haunted places with both camera and tape recorder in hand; her photographs, accompanied by first-person narratives, reveal a rare glimpse into American interiors, both physical and psychological.

Read more about the work here on TIME LightBox. 

For more information, go to or call 718.816.4506

Christopher Herbert & Timothy Long in Concert

Sunday, 9/22 (3pm). Historic Christ Church, 76 Franklin Avenue, Staten Island, NY

Schumann's Dichterliebe song cycle. September songs by Poulenc, Britten, Faure, Villa Lobos, Charles Ives, Kurt Weill, Vernon Duke, Scott Frankel, Adam Guettel.

Meet the artists at the reception following the concert!

Admisson is Free.

For more information go to www.serenadecon?

Ongoing Exhibits

From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012. Museum of the City of New York. 10am-6pm daily. Suggested Admission: $10 Adults, $6 Seniors/Student?s. More Information

"Faces" by Lorenzo Hail. 60 Bay Street. Friday, 12pm-3pm, Sat & Sun, 12pm-6pm. 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

After Hours. CPG Gallery. Saturday & Sunday, 1pm-5pm. More Information

The Threads that Bind: Exploring the Sacred Traditions of Tibet & India. Museum of Tibetan Art. Wednesday - Sunday, 1pm-5pm. Admission is $6 Adults, $4 Students and Seniors. More Information