STATEN ISLAND, NY – From an Italian festival on the South Shore to a New Dorp restaurant crawl with a lawn concert at a New Brighton home in between, it’s another busy Borough of Parks weekend.
Here is the list of options to get off this holiday weekend.
EAT FESTIVE ON THE MOUNTAIN BY COLUMBUS DAY
Catholic charities and the District President’s Office are opening a family-friendly rain or shine festa on Mount Loretto on Friday, October 8th. It runs until Monday, October 11th, with a different schedule every day. Admission is a donation of $ 5 per guest to Catholic charities. On-site parking is available for USD 5. Tickets can be purchased online at CC-Si.org or on the day of the event. Here is a list of updates on music acts and details on the cannoli eating contest that took place on Friday night at 8 p.m.
Try brewmaster Doug Williams’ new Oyster Stout at Flagship Brewing Co. at 40 Minthorne St. in Tompkinsville. At 1 p.m. there is a party to celebrate. No reservation required.
At the outdoor festival, Maine Moondancer Oysters sell for $ 15 for a half-dozen and for $ 24 per dozen. According to Pine Tree State fish farmers, these oysters offer a “salty kiss” followed by a “sweet glow.”
There are two live music acts on this day. The Dan Corio Band plays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Wrecks follow from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A DJ in the brewery picks up at 7:00 p.m. and the party ends at midnight.
A SCREAM FROM A SHOW
Horror movie fans, you’re going to get something to “scream” about this holiday weekend.
Fathom Events is hosting a nationwide celebration on October 25th and at 7pm Monday October 11th.
PIG OAST AT THE BRAVEST BBQ
Roast pork, family games, auction prizes and live music will all come to the South Shore Swim Club on Saturday October 9th when the Bravest Barbecue is held in honor of local FDNY heroes and COVID-19 frontline workers.
The event takes place from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and is open to the public.
Among those honored is FDNY Assistant Chief Richard Howe, who is named FDNY Man of the Year. Howe is about to retire with nearly 43 years of service in the department.
Tickets are $ 30 if purchased online or $ 40 at the box office. Food and entertainment are included in the entrance fee. Tickets can be purchased online until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8th. To order online, visit the event website.
BLESSING OF ANIMALS
Life in times of a pandemic is a stressful time for everyone. What gets through us is often a wet nose or a soft purr from our favorite animals. This Saturday, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 347 Davis Ave., West Brighton is taking time to give back to our pets with a blessing from the animals from 11am to 2pm
THE HAUNT IN KREISHER MANSION
The Haunt at Kreischer Mansion takes place from October 1st to October 31st every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7pm to midnight. It will also take place on selected Thursdays, October 21st and 28th.
The experience includes a haunted hay ride and a stroll through a literal haunted house.
OLD HOME DAY MODERN STYLE
Admission is $ 30 per person and $ 45 for a quick pass (to skip the line). Tickets can be bought from 6 p.m. at the box office and the first Heuritt departs at 7 p.m., followed by the haunted house. Children up to 13 years with parents.
In Historic Richmond Town, life returns to the preserved village this Saturday – just like in the old days. The annual Old Home Day event is returning after a year-long hiatus due to COVID.
On October 9, from 11am to 5pm, historical performers will dress in period costume to recreate the colonial days of Richmond County. To illustrate, the Guyon Lake Tysen kitchen is making yeasty breads and soups again. Apples are pressed for fresh cider. The artisans and skilled artisans of the Staten Island Historical Society will do such work during the day to highlight part of New York’s living history.
ARTISTS HIT UP ON SATURDAY ST. GEORGE GREENMARKET
The Van Duzer Artisan Market will pitch a tent in the St. George Greenmarket this Saturday October 9th. The presence of local artisans celebrates “Made in NYC Week”.
The mix of autumn vegetables from several local food manufacturers includes candles, bath and body care products, jewelry and gifts.
Artists display their wares from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. George Market on the corner of Hyatt Streets and St. Mark’s Place. The breeders are present at this point from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Staten Island Mall Greenmarket is located on the Ring Road from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays
SUNDAY CONCERTS AT HAMILTON PARK HOUSE
Concert orchestrator Ray Heffernan says, “This Sunday we’re having a pop-up show with Willie Nile and Johnny Pisano performing here at Hamilton Park House Concerts for an unprecedented 10th performance! Willie is one of the best live performers and a great singer and songwriter. He’s released a new album, The Day The Earth Stood Still, which he wrote during the pandemic.
Heffernan and his wife Maureen open their house for intimate concerts with limited admission. Advance tickets are $ 30. Guests are asked to bring a chair / blanket to sit on and a snack / refreshment (not to be shared) to enjoy during the show. Vaccination certificate or a new negative Covid test (72 hours).
Venmo Ray at @ Ray-Heffernan, PayPal.me/rayheffernan454 or Apple Pay at 718-300-1034. In addition, you can mail a check to Ray and mail it to: Ray Heffernan 29 Harvard Ave., Staten Island NY 10301.
SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH MUSIC
The group “James” will perform at Lacey’s Bridge Tavern on Sunday October 10th. It will serve as the setting for the brunch, which starts at noon. Lacey’s Bridge Tavern is located at 75 Innis Street, Elm Park; 718-273-7514, Laceysbridgetavern.com.
NEW DORP RESTAURANT CRAWL
The sixth annual Restaurant Crawl next week will feature over 30 restaurants on New Dorp Lane, a strip that is home to some of the most diverse dishes in the district.
The family-friendly event will take place on Monday, October 11th, in the New Dorp Lane Business Improvement District from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $ 15 if purchased in advance or $ 20 at the box office. Admission grants taste from participating neighborhood restaurants. Tickets can be ordered at www.facebook.com/explorenewdorp.
The Staten Island Children’s Museum kicks off this October with plenty of storytelling, exercise, and art activities. The Drag Queen Story Hour takes place on Saturday and a crowd-sourced mixed-media collage mural unveiled by the Placeholds design group will be unveiled. For the full line-up, check out this discussion of fun afternoons for the little ones.
IT’S A DOG WORLD!
For doggie friendly restaurants, check out this selection of restaurants this weekend.
A new Peacock Kids show lets families get creative to outsmart each other with sophisticated escape rooms.
AN “ESCAPE” AT HOME
Would you like to make yourself comfortable at home? Order and chill with the family.
Here is a show to watch – “Create the Escape”. On the show, kids compete against their parents to see who can use seemingly impossible puzzles and hidden clues to create the best escape room. The teams have 30 minutes to escape. Here are details to look at.
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