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What’s happening on Staten Island this weekend?

Lots of exciting things are happening on Staten Island this weekend. Which event will you attend?

Chilli Cook off

  1. New York City Chili Cookoff 2012
    Come visit New York City’s authentic living history village for the only Chili Cookoff within the five boroughs that has been sanctioned by the International Chili Society! A family-oriented event that includes chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment.

    When: April 21st, Sat. 12pm – 4pm
    Location: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave Staten Island NY 10306
    Tickets: $10 for adults / $5 for children 12 and under. Rides and games additional. All visitors will receive a Chili tasting kit with paid admission to the site.

  2. New York City BBQ Cookoff 2012

    It’s the first Big Apple contest sanctioned by America’s largest barbecue and grilling organization, the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Twenty teams are competing for the $2,500 grand prize and a spot at two of the country’s biggest grilling contests: the American Royal Invitational in Kansas City, Mo., and the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, Tenn.

    To win, teams must compete in four categories: chicken, pork ribs, pork butt and brisket. Read more here.

    When: April 22nd, Sun. 2PM – 6PM
    Location: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave Staten Island NY 10306
    Tickets: $10 for adults / $5 for children 12 and under. Rides and games additional. All visitors will receive a BBQ tasting kit with paid admission to the site.

  3. St. George Day Parade

    Arts and Earth Day Festival Celebrating Community, Problem Solving and Dragons
    A celebrate Staten’s Island’s North Shore neighborhood’s artistic talents and natural resources. Promoting the themes of community, problem solving, resource sharing and the environment, the festival is a day of:

    • live music and dance performances
    • giant puppet show in which St George and the Dragon resolve their conflict peacefully
    • dragon parade
    • book faire with all day readings, binding demos and book swap
    • earth day exhibits, promotions, activities
    • kids crafts, games and activities
    • a stop and swap
    • craft vendors and workshops
    • doggie dragon contest
    • and MORE

    When: April 21st, Sat. 12PM – 8PM, the Parade starts at 2PM
    Location: Tompkinsville Park at the Corner of Bay St and Victory Blvd, 10301
    Tickets: Free to attend

  4. Staten Island fundraising walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

    CASANA is the source of inspiration and instrumental in helping so many families and professionals gain the knowledge in apraxia needed to move children with CAS to develop meaningful speech. Proceeds from the walk will benefit CASANA’s apraxia programs and research. Join in to help this worthy cause and prove that Staten Islanders are tops in generosity and caring.

    When: April 22nd, Sun.
    Onsite check-in and registration at 8:00 AM
    The Walk starts promptly at 9:15 AM
    Location: Clove Lakes Park 1150 Clove Road Staten Island, NY 10314
    Tickets: Adult walker (18 and older) $20 / Child walker (18 and younger) $10

  5. “One Man’s Trash…”

    In conjunction with Earth Day, Larry DiSalvo,the Staten Island artist, will also present “One Man’s Trash….” Geared toward children of all ages, he will show the audience boxes of commonly discarded items and ask what they might make from them. He will then reveal the phantasmagorical treasures he was inspired to create from someone else’s garbage. An exhibition of DiSalvo’s recycled-material sculptures is called “Il Circo.”

    When: April 22nd, Sun. at 1PM.
    Location: Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue Staten Island, NY 10305
    Tickets: General $10, members $5, and will include a light reception.

  6. Noshwalk 2012

    If you are a foodie and you have a passion for exploring New York City’s neighborhoods, this is for you! This tour will include Sri Lankan, Albanian, Mexican, Jamaican, Trinidadian, Polish and Nigerian eateries and markets. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a tote bag to ferry food home!

    When: April 21st, Sat. at 11:15AM sharp
    Location: Meet at the Staten Island Ferry terminal for the 11:30 ferry by the newspaper stand in the waiting area. The ferry is free, but have a Metrocard ready for the one or two bus rides we’ll be taking.
    Tickets: Adult $49 (purchase through the website)

  7. Pinhole Camera Workshop

    Make your own camera at the workshop and Come back to celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Day on April 29th.
    Alice Austen House Museum will provide the materials for the camera and the darkrooms will be available on April 29th.

    When: April 22nd, Sun. at 1PM and 2PM
    Location: Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10305
    Tickets: $5 per person, reservations are required. Call 718-816-4506 Ext. 10

  8. Conference House Tours

    Take a FREE guided tour of the Conference House and learn the history.

    When: April 21st and 22nd, Sat. and Sun. from 1PM – 4PM
    Location: 7455 Hylan Blvd. and Satterlee St. Staten Island NY 10307
    Tickets: Free

  9. Historic Walking Tours of Moravian Cemetery

    Atlantic Avenue Tour – Stroll around this beautiful Victorian section of the cemetery and visit the resting places of famed photographer Alice Austen, George Wm. Curtis (Curtis High School), Judge Erastus Brooks (the first person to make use of the telegraph for newspaper reports), Historian/ Philanthropist/Author Dorothy Valentine Smith, Elmer Dundy (owner of Coney Island’s Luna Park), cigar manufacturer Alvaro Garcia (Garcia & Vega), pencil manufacturer Eberhard Faber, Dr. Nathaniel Lord Britton (Founder-New York Botanical Gardens),and Historian/Author Charles W. Leng. Also visit a mausoleum designed by the prominent architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings, and a memorial to Civil War Hero Col. Robert Gould Shaw (1989 movie -Glory).

    When: April 22nd, Sun. at 2PM
    Location: 2205 Richmond Road Staten Island NY 10306
    Tickets: $10 per person

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!