Chili, BBQ CookOff and Uncorked 2013

As New Yorkers, we are often rushed through our daily routine, overwhelmed and stressed out most of the time, trying to finish as much as we can by the day’s end. Always in a hurry, we eat, talk, walk and drive, thinking of what we have to do next and forgetting about what matters most, like spending quality time with your loved ones. There’s usually very little time left to do what we actually enjoy and what makes us happy, but few special local Staten Island events allow us to experience just that. That’s one of the reasons why I absolutely love events that take place at the Historic Richmond town; NYC Chili, BBQ Cookoff and Uncorked, among others. These gatherings showcase culinary talents of the pros and celebrate the skills of the rookies. They are centered around family and our community, bringing so many different age groups and people together for one reason that unites us all – delicious food!

Uncorcked 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Uncorcked 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Uncorcked 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Uncorcked 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Uncorcked 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Uncorcked 2013 Historic Richmond TownUncorcked 2013 Historic Richmond Town

Uncorcked 2013 Historic Richmond Town

Uncorcked 2013 Historic Richmond Town

Historic Richmond Town events on Staten Island are one of my favorite recommendations and activities I anticipate most every spring, and for a good reason. Year after year, we get to taste mouthwatering culinary creations all in the historic setting of Richmond Town where you can find a designated spot to spread out a blanket and relax. Just think about tasting a variety of hearty, spicy, beef and vegetarian chili, hot and flavorful salsa, melt-in-your-mouth bbq ribs, delicious slow-cooked pulled pork sliders and more, infusing happiness into our lives with every bite. Next time definitely plan to attend and you’ll find there is much to do including food tasting, culinary demonstrations, exciting competitions, historic landmark tours, hay jumps, all day activities, children’s rides, performances by local musicians and even a Mariachi band.

BBQ CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
BBQ CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
BBQ CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
BBQ CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
BBQ CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
BBQ CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town

There are many elements that make this place a gem – open grassy spaces, designated seating areas and authentic historic buildings that have been restored and are open to the public. This beautiful place is the perfect backdrop for family fun where kids can enjoy the outdoors and active recreation. Make sure to stop by on any given weekend and check out their official site, Historic Richmond Town, for scheduled events year round.

Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town

Some of our favorite stands and contestants that won us over include:

Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Daddy O’s BBQ and Sports Bar, the only authentic smoke house on Staten Island. The energy and the hype of the crew at the Daddy Os BBQ stand matched their flavorful chili.
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Smokey Joe’s BBQ cooks, four friends that like to cook chili and BBQ together. It was the guys’ first year at the cook off, doing a recipe testing and welcoming public reactions, jokingly calling it market research. Their chili was sweet with a surprising kick of heat.
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Culinary renegade, “Chef Rob” won people’s choice award for his delicious and chunky chili for the last 3 years in a row. Rob’s home kitchen is at Harvest Cafe on New Dorp Ln, run by a Very Special Place and open for breakfast and lunch daily.
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Chili CookOff 2013 Historic Richmond Town
Ian McCabe from Connecticut is a family man and a carpenter that prepares amazing chili. We had a chance to meet him and his adorable family at this event. He spoke of his passion for cooking his secret recipes and sharing it with the public, saying “The people want to come in here and try the best authentic chili and enjoy themselves, I give the people what I would expect to get. I’m not going to serve the public what I’m not going to eat myself. I want to put smiles on everybody’s faces when they try my food and make them feel like we appreciate them.”
All images by a talented local photographer, Dmitriy Mirochnik of ShutterWhisper

Halloween Events on Staten Island

This is a great time of year and there’s no shortage of fun things to do on Staten Island. We’ve got a list of spooky Halloween-themed events happening around town. There’s something on this list for everyone who loves Halloween from special events to costume parties.

1. Halloween in Richmond Town

Trick or treating in the historic village! Tasty treats for costumed kiddies as well as crafts, apple bobbing and games!

Prepaid reservations required, call (718) 351-1611, ext. 281

When: October 26th, Fri., 3:30 PM – 5 PM

Location: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue

Tickets: $10 for children, $5 for adults. SIHS members $9 for children, adults free.

2. Haunted Historical Tours at the Garibaldi-Meuucci Museum

After a lengthy investigations, and all-night stake-outs, the Staten Island Paranormal Society, the Eastern Paranormal Investigation Center and Haunted Times Magazine have declared the building “haunted.” This weekend you are invited on a ghost hunt of your own during a haunted historical tour hosted by the Staten Island Paranormal Society and the New York Paranormal Society. Each tour of the 160-year-old Gothic revival-style house and grounds is sure to be entertaining, and chilling, for believers and skeptics alike.

When: October 26th and 27th Fri and Sat, tours will be offered at 7:30PM, 9:00PM, 10:30PM

Location: Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue

Tickets: $15 per ticket, buy tickets online

3. Halloween Extravaganza at the Conference House

Visit the Conference House for a spooky day of fun! Featuring: hay rides, a costume parade, bouncy rides, magic, balloon animals, and a Haunted House!

When: October 27th, Sat 11 AM – 4 PM

Location: Conference House Museum, 7455 Hylan Boulevard

Tickets: Admission $10, Hayrides $5.00 (children under 5 can sit on parent’s lap)

4. Hoot-Ray for Halloween Celebration

Come in your best costume and party like the owls of the Greenbelt, swooping in search of Halloween fun. Create a Spooky Silhouette wall or window decoration for your own “haunted house” using colored chalk on black paper. You will have an opportunity to practice your owl calls on our nature trail. Snacks, music, and games make this a real hooting experience! This celebration is for children between the age of 4 to 8 years old. Registration and pre-payment required.

When: October 27th, Sat., 1 PM – 2 PM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue

Tickets: $6 Greenbelt Conservancy members; $8 non-members.

5. An Evening of Ghostly Intimations

You are cordially invited to an evening of ghostly intimations! Join us for the artists’ and curators’ talks. Space is limited, please RSVP to sara@aliceausten.org

When: October 27th, Sat., 4 PM – 6 PM

Location: Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd

Tickets: $10 donation

6. Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm Stand

Visit the 1800s Decker Farm and enjoy a guided tour through the 1810 farmhouse and a hayride.  Purchase a pumpkin to bring home.  Free shuttle bus service from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

When: October 27th and 28th, Sat and Sun 11AM – 4PM

Location: Decker Farm, 435 Richmond Hill Road

Tickets: $5 per person, $16 for a family of 4. Additional cost for pumpkins.

7. Mighty String Demons Concert: Surprises and Disguises

The Mighty String Demons, an ensemble of young Staten Island violinists, will present a creepy, crawly, eerie and fun concert of music that will make you wiggle in your seats. This concert will feature guest musician Kazuo Nakamura on Concert Bass and a special performance of his composition titled “His Adventure” for six violins. Come dressed as any creature that peeps or chirps in the night. This event is made possible (in part) by an Encore Grant from the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island, with public funding from the New York State Council on the Arts. Registration encouraged.

When: October 28th, Sun 2:30 PM – 4 PM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue

Tickets: Free

8. The Haunted Experience 2: NYC’s Scariest

The original Haunted Café was a legitimate local lounge that was burned in a fire a few years ago. The NycArtsCypher recently renovated the building although there have been several strange sounds and sightings reported over the years. What goes on in the early morning hours is beyond anyone’s guess. The only way to truly know is to experience this for your very self!

When: October 26th, 7 PM – 11 PM; October 27th, 7 PM – 11 PM; October 28th, 5 PM – 9 PM; October 29th, 7 PM – 11 PM, October 30th, 7 PM – 11 PM.

Location: NYC Arts Cypher

Tickets: $10 kids under 14 (need to be accompanied by an adult), $12 with school id, $15 general admission

9. Haunted Harbor

Snug Harbor’s Paranormal adventure. Discover the undiscovered and watch as history, agriculture, horticulture, performing arts, and visual arts come alive.

Haunter Tours – Tour guides provided by local paranormal groups.

When: October 31 at 8:30 PM and 10 PM, November 1st at 8:30 PM and 10 PM, November 2nd at 9 PM, 10:30 PM, Midnight

Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Spirit Communication Workshop 

with Mark Eadicicco from the Practical Magic Shop

When: Nov 1st, 8 PM – 10 PM

Tickets: $20 per ticket

“Haunted Secrets” Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is transformed into a Haunted Garden for one night only!

When: October 31st, 7 PM – Midnight

Tickets: $10 per ticket

Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace

10. The Greenbelt Monster Mash

This event is for children ages 2 and up.  Activities include haunted house, apple picking, egg on the spoon race, face painting, arts and crafts and more. Parents are required to register their child for membership.

Membership is not required for adults, but is encouraged. Photo ID must be presented.

This event is presented by Syfy. Syfy is the proud sponsor of 14 NYC Parks fall-themed events across the city, including Pumpkin Fest in Central Park on Saturday, October 27!

When: October 3oth, Tue., 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue, Between Walcott and Rockland Avenues

Tickets: Free

 

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Things To Do This Weekend on Staten Island

Our great weekly list of “Things To Do” on Staten Island – see what’s in store for you this weekend:

Photo by Dmitriy Mirochnik

1. Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm Stand

Visit the 1800s Decker Farm and enjoy a guided tour through the 1810 farmhouse and a hayride.  Purchase a pumpkin to bring home.  Free shuttle bus service from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

When: October 13th and 14th, Sat and Sun 11AM – 4PM

Location: Decker Farm, 435 Richmond Hill Road

Tickets: $5 per person, $16 for a family of 4. Additional cost for pumpkins.

2. Greenmarkets across Staten Island – shop local produce!

This weekend don’t forget to visit one of the three or all greenmarkets on Staten Island for farm-fresh produce! Get delicious, locally grown fruits and veggies.

When: October 13th, Saturday

Locations:

1) St. George Greenmarket, corner of Hyatt St. & St. Marks Place, 8MA – 2PM

2) Staten Island Mall Greenmarket, 2655 Richmond Ave, parking lot, 9AM – 4PM

3) Decker Farm, 435 Richmond Hill Rd, 9AM – 1PM

3. Dread of Night

True or almost true stories based on archival material. A self-guided tour leads you through some of our “hauntingly lonely” buildings where you’ll meet some very interesting characters. Reservations required, call (718) 351-1611 ext. 281

When: October 13th, Saturday, at 7PM

Locations: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue

Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for children and SIHS members

4. Harvest Tea Party

Conference House Association Auxiliary invites you to a harvest tea party in the Conference House kitchen. Space is limited so reservations are required. For more information please call (718) 984-2491.

When: October 13th, Saturday, 12Noon – 4PM

Locations: Conference House Museum, Pittsville St., Hylan Blvd. Richard Ave.

Tickets: $25 per person

5. Second Saturdays 

Second Saturday Staten Island is a monthly art walk including gallery openings and cultural events taking place in public spaces, popup galleries, restaurants, cafes, artist studios and apartments around the island’s North Shore.

When: October 13th, Saturday. For event types, location and time please visit Second Saturday Staten Island

Locations: On the North Shore

Tickets: Free

6. Rock-a-“Hallow” Blade: Rollerblading at Faber Park

Bring the whole family to roller-blade to music at Faber Park to celebrate Halloween. Bring your best costumes!

This event is presented by Syfy. Syfy is the proud sponsor of 14 NYC Parks fall-themed events across the city, including Pumpkin Fest in Central Park on Saturday, October 27!

When: October 13th, Saturday, 12Noon – 3PM

Locations: Faber Park Field House, Richmond Ter. To Kill Van Kull, Faber St.

Tickets: Free

7. Boat Tour – Circumnavigate Staten Island

Ahoy, there!

Join National Lighthouse Museum members and friends on a boat trip around the Island of Staten.

On October 13th experts in the navigation and lighthouse worlds will be on board the New York Water Taxi leaving at 1:00pm from Slip #6 at Battery Park, NYC. They will relate tales of the working harbor and the lighthouses surrounding Staten Island that helped build the harbor and shipping industry into one of the world’s greatest ports. Click here to Register.

Snacks and drinks are available onboard – or bring your own.

Don’t forget your camera!

When: October 13th, Saturday, 1PM – 4PM

Location: NY Water Taxi, Battery Park, Slip #6, Manhattan

Tickets: $60

8. Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate autumn under a golden tree canopy in Willowbrook Park. There will be free puppet shows by Puppets in Parks at 1 and 3 pm and a visit from the “Recyclarium,” a cool traveling program that offers exhibits and interactive games that explain the ins and outs of recycling, from disposing of the materials properly to processing what eventually emerges as the recycled product. Enjoy a visit and healthy cooking demonstration from our friends at GrowNYC Greenmarket throughout the day. Andy from the NYC Compost Project will be on hand with alive worm bin to teach about turning waste into great soil!   Face painting and environmental education activities will be on hand. And of course, pumpkins for sale!    Thank you to our sponsor: Stop and Shop

When: October 14th, Sunday, 12Noon – 4PM

Locations: Faber Park Field House, Richmond Ter. To Kill Van Kull, Faber St.

Tickets: Free

9. Fall Hike with Mike

October is a very exciting time at the park! Join naturalist and historian Mike Shanley as he searches the park for birds moving through the area and other wildlife. Please bring binoculars and sturdy shoes/boots. Meet in front of the nature center. Registration required, please contact Mike Shanley @ 917-753-7155 with your name, phone # and number of participants.

When: October 14th, Sun, 11:30AM – 1PM

Locations: Blue Heron Park and Nature Center, at 222 Poillon Avenue

Tickets: Free

 

Have an Amazing Weekend Everyone!

 

Fun Things To Do This Weekend

We are sure glad it’s Friday! Enjoy our weekly “Things To Do on Staten Island” List:

Brady’s Pond on Staten Island by Dmitriy Mirochnik

1. Historic House Trust Festival

A total of 23 historic buildings in the five boroughs will be open to the public today through Sunday, 12 of them on Staten Island. Tour participants can go from one end of the Island to the other, starting at the Alice Austen House Museum in Rosebank and ending at the Conference House in Tottenville. Please follow the link for more information on Historic House Trust Festival.

When: October 6th and 7th, Sat and Sun

Location: Historic Places throughout Staten Island

Tickets: Free to the public

2. Victorian Tea with a View of New York Harbor

In the 1930s, Alice and her partner Gertrude opened up their home and started a business serving refreshments. Come to their Victorian Tea House, relax on their porch, and bask in the amazing view of the Verrazano Narrows. Enjoy wonderful teas, sandwiches, and treats, in one of the oldest and most beautiful houses in New York. Reservations are required.

When: October 6th and 7th, Sat and Sun, 12 Noon – 4PM Last seating at 3:00 p.m.

Contact phone:  Please contact Sara, at 718 816 4506 x 10.  Tickets are $15.  The experience is priceless.

Location: Alice Austen House & Park (in Alice Austen Park)

Tickets: $15 adult

3. It’s My Park Day at Westerleigh Park and Soapbox Derby

On It’s My Park Day, the Friends of Westerleigh Park will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Westerleigh Park. Then join the excitement by designing, building and bringing your own version of a soap box cart for the Parks’ Annual Soap Box Derby. You must be over seven years-old to race. NO motors allowed. Helmets and some type of brakes are required for all cars. For more information please call (718) 442-0336.

When: October 6th, Saturday 9AM – 1PM

Location: Westerleigh Park, At Maine Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue

Tickets: Free

4. Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm Stand

Visit the 1800s Decker Farm and enjoy a guided tour through the 1810 farmhouse and a hayride.  Purchase a pumpking to bring home.  Free shuttle bus service from the Historic Richmond Town parking lot to the farm.

When: October 6th, Saturday 11AM – 4PM

Location: Decker Farm,

Tickets: Free

5. Greenmarkets across Staten Island

This weekend don’t forget to visit one of the three or all greenmarkets on Staten Island for farm-fresh produce! Get delicious, locally grown fruits and veggies.

When: October 6th, Saturday

Locations:

1) St. George Greenmarket, corner of Hyatt St. & St. Marks Place, 8MA – 2PM

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.

2) Staten Island Mall Greenmarket, 2655 Richmond Ave, parking lot, 9AM – 4PM

3) Decker Farm, 435 Richmond Hill Rd, 9AM – 1PM

The farm stand is open for business, stocking its shelves with organic fruits and vegetables harvested each day from its 11-acre field. This historic family farm has been operating since 1810. It is a unique and special part of Historic Richmond Town where centuries of American life are preserved and presented every day.

6. Scarecrow Festival

Create your own life-size scarecrow, paint a pumpkin & craft programs. A great fun-filled day for the entire family! Don’t forget to bring an old shirt & pants to stuff! Refreshments will be available as well as nature-related gifts, education items, T-shirts & sweatshirts for sale.

When: October 6th, Saturday 11AM – 4PM

Location: Blue Heron Park, 222 Poillon Avenue, mid-way between Hylan Boulevard and Amboy Road

Tickets: Admission is Free, however, there is a minimal materials charge for the scarecrow kit and a fee to paint a pumpkin

7. Shibori Sensations

The Greenbelt nature center invites you to view a series of ornamental textiles inspired by the beauty of Staten Island’s Greenbelt.

This exhibit is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from the Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island, (COAHSI), with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

When: October 6th, Saturday 10AM – 5PM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue

Tickets: visit Staten Island Arts for pricing information

8. Healthy Families Hike at High Rock Park

Join the Greenbelt Educators for a brisk walk through the autumn forest. Observe the tranquil ponds and changing colors as you hike along the trails, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Perhaps you will see a turkey vulture flying overhead or a chipmunk scurrying by. This hike will last about one hour and is suitable for ages 6 and up with adult chaperon. Registration required. Call (718) 351-3450 or email: naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

When:  October 7th, Sunday at 11AM

Location: High Rock Park, Meet at the Nevada Ave parking lot

Tickets: Free program

9. Under the Spotlight – Microscope Investigations for Kids

Here is a chance to view the forest, up close and personal. Take a short walk through the forest and help the Greenbelt Educators spot and collect interesting samples to examine. Then we will return to the Education Building to view soil, pond water, and much more under brand new microscopes, a flex cam, and other lab equipment sponsored by the Northfield Foundation. Young naturalists (and their grownups) will learn about the layers of the forest, and life below the forest floor. This program is designed for ages 8-12 and their adult chaperones and is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio. Meet at the Nevada Avenue entrance to High Rock Park. Free program. Registration required. Call (718) 351-3450 or email: naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

When: October 7th, Sunday at 2PM

Location: High Rock Park, Meet at the Nevada Ave parking lot

Tickets: Free Program

10. Dinosaurs and More

Join dinosaur enthusiast, Richie Mirissis, as he presents some amazing fossils, three- dimensional models and memorabilia from his vast collection of artifacts. Dinosaur activities and crafts available for children ages 4-12.

When: October 7th, Sunday 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Location: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway

Tickets:  Free with regular admission – DONATIONS REQUESTED

11. The Richmond County Craft Beer Fest

The borough is hosting two beer festivals, highlighting the growing popularity among islanders for artisanal suds — also known as craft beer. The festival will feature about 18 breweries from around the country, each serving one or two samplers of beer each, said Tim Sinatra, Staten Island representative for Union Beer Distribution, who is helping plan the fest.

When: October 7th, Sunday

Location: Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Road

Tickets: General Admission, for $45, gets you a pass to sample over 40 craft beers.

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Things to Do this Weekend

Another one of our weekly “Things To Do” lists, see below:

Photo by Dmitriy Mirochnik

1. Autumn Moon Festival

A seasonal fest that takes place in the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden at Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

The annual event celebrates the Chinese Festival of the Autumn Moon when the full moon is at its fullest and brightest.
The Scholar’s Garden celebrates the Autumn Moon Festival with traditional Chinese dances and choral performances, as well as calligraphy, tai chi, and dumpling-making demonstrations.

In keeping with festival tradition, the Scholar’s Garden will serve the first 150 attendees free moon cakes, which are pastries
usually made of flour and baked until golden brown with nuts, mashed red beans, lotus seeds or Chinese dates.

When: Saturday, Sept 29, 4PM – 8PM

Location: New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace

Tickets: Adults $10/ Students and seniors $6

2. 8th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day

Historic Richmond Town will participate in the eighth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.  A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties.  Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

“Museum Day throws open the doors to culture and history and shouts, ‘Welcome, come on in,’” exclaims Ed Wiseman, Executive Director.  “Historic Richmond Town applauds events that make our common heritage accessible to more people.”

When: Satruday, September 29,  1PM – 5PM

Location: Historical Museum, 441 Clarke Avenue

Tickets: Free

3. Conference House Park Beach And Woods

Past and present blend in the Conference House Park where history stretches back thousands of years with the seasonal occupation of the Lenape people and hundreds of years of the Dutch and English habitation.

On this day, observe evidence of the human occupation of the area, observe local geology, and discover what the natural and unnatural debris at the high tide line reveals.

When: Satruday, September 29,  2PM – 4PM

Location: Meet at the Lenape Playground at the corner of Billop Street and Swinnerton Avenue. The walk will be led by Naturalist leader Clay Wollney.

Tickets: Free

4. Busy, Beautiful Bees

Bees are working hard all summer to make their homes and feed their families. But did you know that bees are working hard for us too? Come learn all about all the super stuff that bees help us make and the important role they play in our ecosystem. Make your very own natural beeswax lip balm to take home, then take a short hike on our Nature Center trail. Ages 7 and up.

When: Sunday, September 30,  1PM – 3PM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue

Tickets: Fee per craft participant: $8 non-members/$6 Greenbelt Conservancy members. Registration and pre-payment required.

5. Columbus Day Parade

Italian Heritage Month Ceremony. Enjoy a great day at the Parade.

When: Sunday, September 30,  1PM

Location: New Dorp HS, New Dorp Lane & North Railroad Ave.

Tickets: Free

6. USS Michael Murphy

A guided missile destroyer has arrived on Staten Island — and will be open for public tours — before it is christened in the name of a Navy Seal from Long Island who was killed during a fire-fight in Afghanistan in 2005.

When: Sunday, Sept 30, 1PM – 5PM

Location: Sullivans Pier, Former Navy Homeport, Stapleton, Bay St to Canal St

Tickets: Open to public

 

Have a Fantastic Weekend!