Photo Credit Dmitriy Mirochnik
Wondering what to do this weekend, why not do it all?! This weekend is filled with exciting and fun events happening around Staten Island.
1. Uncorked! 2012 – Enough said!
This is one event we wait for all year! Stroll through Richmond Historic Town, listen to soft music, sample great dishes, sip local wines, taste American tradition, enjoy ethnic flavors and make tasty memories. Don’t miss it!
When: May 19th, Sat. 12PM – 4PM
Location: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave Staten Island NY 10306
Tickets: $30 for adults / $10 for children 12 and under. Rides and games additional.
Staten Island will celebrate the brave men and women who have fought to preserve the country’s freedom by hosting the annual Great Kills Memorial Day Parade .
When: May 19th, Sat. Begins at 10 AM
Location: At Durant and Cleveland avenues
The farm stand will be open every Saturday morning offering the freshest seasonal vegetables, prepared items and breads. “Farm Fests” will be held on the last Saturday of each month to celebrate the bounty from the Decker Farm fields.
When: Every Saturday until November 3rd, 9AM – 1PM
Location: 441 Clarke Ave.
Tickets: Free entrance. Produce for sale.
A German-inspired Spring Festival hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church. The even will feature traditional foods, music, entertainment, vendors, games and crafts and much more.
When: May 19th, Sat. 10AM – 6PM
Location: South Meadow in Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Tickets: $3.50 for people over 16 years of age / Children under 16 are free with parent
5. Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids
Sundog Theatre’s Musical Theatre Kids take the stage in a classic Disney tale brought to life through song and dance! Performed by an all-kid cast, the jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, The Jungle Book KIDS is a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages!
Director Melissa Tierney and local actors between the ages of 8 and 14, have worked tirelessly to bring the musical to the community through Sundog Theatre’s Musical Theatre Kids program. For more information, contact Sundog Theatre at (718) 816-5453 or visit www.sundogtheatre.org.
When: May 19th, Sat. at 12 PM noon
Location: Staten Island Zoo auditorium, 614 Broadway
Tickets: FREE with paid admission: Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.
Starting May 17th, Bravo brings together some of Top Chef’s most memorable cheftstants for the fifth annual Top Chef mobile tour. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch your favorite chefs compete live.
When: May 19th, Sat. The demo times are 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.
Location: Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave
7. “It’s My Park Day”
Come out and lend a hand to help clean your park. Offering several activities to engage the community and especially our youth to learn about the importance of caring for and maintaining their local parks. The Staten Island gardeners will lead volunteers in an informative workshop that will teach the basics of maintaining a horticultural site. This event is taking place in all Staten Island Parks.
Tickets: Free volunteering event
The WIYOS transport us back to the 1920’s and 30’s by inviting kids and adults alike to holler, stomp and sing along to old-time American folk music. This trio captures the vintage spirit of the era by drawing on blues, ragtime, spirituals, and Appalachian jug-band music. Featuring an array of colorful instruments – harmonica, washboard, kazoo, banjo, guitar – these theatrical musicians fill the stage with rich textures and sounds. Bring your little ones to this free interactive, 45 minute concert.
When: May 20th, Sun. 2PM – 4PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Hall, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Come to a tea party with Alice in Wonderland! Step through the looking glass where excitement and adventure go hand-in-hand with magic, music and fun! Audiences of all ages will love the rollicking energy and enchantment of Alice in Wonderland as Lewis Carroll’s great classic is wonderfully brought to life on stage.
When: May 20th, at 5PM
Location: St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street
Tickets: $22, $18, $16
Have A Great Weekend Everyone!