June 15, 2024


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The weekend’s here! Where are we headed on Staten Island this Daylight Saving Time?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Even if the New York City Marathon doesn’t have you sprinting, this line up of food, drink and events will have you traveling the borough this weekend.

What’s on tap? Let’s start with soul food.


Fried chicken (Courtesy of Shaw-naé Dixon)


Shaw-naé Dixon will be open on the weekends at her soul food restaurant Shaw-naé’s House. The Stapleton spot at 381 Van Duzer Street is open Friday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for pickups. Sit-down service is available by reservation.

For the menu, go to the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Customers can place orders at 845-595-8511 and email [email protected].


Boy scouts from Troop 37, sponsored by St. Teresa’s Church in Westerleigh, collect nonperishables during their annual Scouting for Food drive — a citywide Boy Scouts of America event that typically takes place on the first or second Saturday of November. (Staten Island Advance/Vincent Barone) Staff-ShotStaff-Shot


Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in uniform will be collecting food from shoppers at the following food stores from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.: Key Food in St. George; Key Food in West Brighton; ShopRite in New Dorp at The Boulevard; SuperFresh in Great Kills.

Shoppers are asked for non-perishable goods to donate upon exiting the store. Food will be brought to local pantries of the Scout unit’s choosing. Participating Scouts include: Pack 1, Pack 19, Pack 41, Pack 76, Pack 88, Troop 37, Troop 85 and Troop 150.

The District Executive coordinating this event is Caleb Caldwell who can be reached at [email protected].

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Scenes from the NYC Winter Lantern Festival 2021. Lauren Lovallo/Staten Island Advance


The NYC Winter Lantern Festival at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden in Livingston has plenty of food options for visitors.

Whether you’re in the mood for festival staples like fried Oreos or crispy chicken tenders, or feeling a cup of hot potato soup, there’s something for everyone.

Here are some of the food items for sale at the mega-event.

The aforementioned chicken tenders, sold by MFB Events, come paired with fries for a basket priced at $14.


A Seabreeze on the patio at Doc Hennigan’s in West Brighton. (Courtesy of Dr. Craig Campbell)


A local favorite, The Snugs, hits up the West Brighton bar to show off some new tunes. No cover. Doc’s is located at 1144 Forest Ave. with indoor/outdoor dining and takeout. Just show up at 8 p.m., no reservations required, says saloonkeeper Dr. Craig Campbell.

Blazing red in the sun, the leaves are changing in brilliant fashion all over the borough. (Staten Island Advance/ Jan Somma-Hammel)Jan Somma-Hammel


Tour Snug Harbor when the autumn colors are at their most beautiful! The Fall Foliage Tour begins at the Visitor Info Booth on Chapel Road, continuing through the Pond Garden and ending in the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden. Tours are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 6. Meet at Visitor Info Booth at Gazebo Road and Chapel Road. Admission is $10 and Snug members are $9. To buy tickets go to https://snugharbor.secure.force.com/ticket/.


Bluegrass comes to Staten Island

The second show will be Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at the St. George branch of the NYPL, located at 5 Central Ave.

The final show will be Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Bernikow JCC, located at 1466 Manor Road.

For more information, call 917-414-2577 or email [email protected].

All three performances will be made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Then Now: NYC Marathon

Staten Islander Tania Kinsella running down 5th Avenue and checking her time near W. 124th Street and Marcus Garvey Memorial Park in the 49th annual TCS New York City Marathon. November 3, 2019. (Staten Island Advance/Derek Alvez).


Staten Islanders will be running in the Sunday New York City Marathon. Among them, are the Scanni family on behalf of Michael’s Cause in order to raise funding and awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Michael’s Cause is named after Michael Capolongo, a Tottenville HS student who was diagnosed in 2010 with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder with no cure affecting 3,500 boys worldwide. Duchenne’s affects the heart and lungs and thus is fatal by the time a young man reaches his early 20s. Michael Capolongo is a Tottenville HS student who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, among those who will benefit from the fundraiser.

Take note: The upper level of Verrazzano-Narrows bridge span will be closed starting at 11 p.m. on the night of Saturday, Nov. 6, to allow for roadway preparation, and will remain closed until 4 p.m. in the afternoon on Sunday, Nov. 7.

The bridge’s lower level will be closed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition, the Bay Street and Lily Pond Avenue exits of the Staten Island Expressway will close at 3 a.m. on Sunday, and reopen at 4 p.m.