If you are looking for something to do this weekend on Staten Island, we highlight upcoming events that you can enjoy with your family and friends.

Then and Now Theaters of Staten Island:


Richmond County once had many beautiful old movie theaters that added to the rich culture and environment of Staten Island. By now, almost all of these theatres are closed but we continue to appreciate the film industry by the opening of many new theaters on Staten Island today.

The Palace Theater: This theater was located on 300 Broadway, in the West New Brighton section of Staten Island. I believe the theater opened in 1924. It is said that first run movies were featured there. It closed when television became popular and more people were staying home to watch television. Money was a consideration at the time this theater was open.

The Empire Theater: This theater was located on 3094 Richmond Terrace,…

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The History of St. George Theatre:


One of the main attractions on the North Shore of Staten Island is the St. George Theatre. The St. George Theatre is a major performing arts venue. This staple venue was built in the year of 1929 on December 4th. It is an arts venue, picture palace and office complex located at 35 Hyatt Street. This 2 million dollar theater can hold up to 2,800 people and is a must see place while in Staten Island.

In 1928, construction first began. Following the construction this theatre had its fair share of owners and shows that were shown during their time. Solomon Brill, who operated six other theatres on the Island and in the wider New York region, had the theater constructed for him. He pledged to bring world-class…

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Views from the Ferry:


The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry service run by NYC’s Department of Transportation. It is a free way to travel between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. The ferry travels a single route around New York Harbor for 5.2 miles in roughly 15-20 minutes on average. The ferry is located in St. George of Staten Island and travels to Whitehall of Manhattan. The Staten Island Ferry is not necessarily only used by tourists as it is also used by commuters but there are still beautiful views that can be caught during the ride.

While traveling on the Staten Island Ferry, there are many tourist views that can be spotted during the ride. Traveling on the Ferry gives the people the opportunity to see the skyline of…

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End of Summer Bash at South Fin Grill:


This past week on September 22nd, Elli Kalamaras of US.Mortgage hosted a Realtor Appreciation Event to conclude the Summer with a great bash. The event was hosted at the South Fin Grill located on Staten Island which around 50 people made it out to, mostly being from Tom Crimmins Realty.

Steven A. Milner the owner of U.S. Mortgage was in attendance as well as Tim M. Kennedy and more to the U.S Mortgage team. It was a great night with discussion about current mortgage rates and all the amazing programs they have to offer. It was a fun night for friends, agents and colleagues to see each other after a hard working summer.

Thank you to Elli Kalamaras and the U.S. Mortgage team for hosting this event…

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What to do here on Staten Island:


Whether you live on Staten Island or are willing to take the ferry down for the weekend, there are a bunch of activities to do on the weekends with friends and family or even alone.

One activity that can be done on the weekend is visiting the Staten Island Museum. This museum contains modern art and natural history exhibits all through this physicality. The Staten Island Museum is the only public interest museum still operating in New York City and the oldest cultural institution on Staten Island. The Staten Island Museum was established in 1881 by fourteen of the earliest "environmental activists" in New York City and is home to artifacts and specimens dating from prehistoric to modern times. The Staten Island…

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Staten Island Board of Realtors Hosts Top Producer Day:

Every year, the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) hosts an event at the Hilton Garden Inn. to award and celebrate Top Producers on their accomplishments for selling homes. On June 29, 2022 SIBOR planned a full day of events for these agents called Top Producer Day. Starting with an awards ceremony of We would like to congratulate our 2021 SIBOR Top Producers from our office! Gold winner, Winnie Wu. Silver winner, Michel Scibetta-Nicolo. And our three Bronze winners who were tied, Frances Brischo, Ross Buxbaum and Brenda Jiang.

Amidst the wonderful event-filled day, Suzanne and Tom sponsor their annual lunch at Lorenzo’s Restaurant within the Hilton. Suzanne and Tom always go the…

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Staten Island Historic Richmond Town's Biggest Fundraiser:

Last weekend, June 11th 2022 on Staten Island an event called Uncorked was hosted at Historic Richmond Town. This event is significant on Staten Island for fundraising, as the grounds have reopened to the public to be able to host this event. This popular yearly festival combines cuisine and culture, offering a wide range of delectable options for a moderate price. You were able to come and sample delectable delicacies prepared by local restaurants while strolling leisurely through 10 acres of historic parks, sipping wine and listening to music. All proceeds went towards education, preservation, and restoration efforts of Historic Richmond Town.

Like most things we do in this agency,…

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Incredibly Blessed To Live On Staten Island!

As we plunge into the holiday season, it's all about giving back to those in need. A dojo in Eltingville knows this spirit of charity better than anyone else. 

Earlier this month, Bushido Dojo of the South Shore hosted its annual throw-a-thon. Sensei David Goodwin started this fundraiser 8 years ago to help the nonprofit organization, Incredibly Blessed. This event devotes a day for martial arts students to complete as many judo throws as possible within 60 seconds. Sponsors pledged donations per throw, ranging from a quarter all the way to $10. According to the organization's founder, Annmarie Cotello, Incredibly Blessed is working with Staten Island University Hospital to provide toys, games, and…

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Why are Beach Cleanups Important? 

Have you ever wondered what happens to the trash that is left on the beach? Sometimes it stays there for a while, but most of the time it is harming animals living in the oceans and beaches. When the trash that we leave behind on the beach gets into our oceans, animals can easily mistake the vast amount of trash as their certain food source. An example of this action is with sea turtles because when a sea turtle sees a plastic bag floating around in the ocean, they might mistake it for a jellyfish and then swallowing it as a whole. This can be extremely harmful to the sea turtles because eating that plastic bag is bad for their health. The plastic bag can prevent the sea turtles from eating anymore, thus, cause it to…

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Tucked away in the heart of our borough, lie 164 acres of grassy, scenic land, known as Willowbrook Park. This park is one of Richmond County’s many Greenbelt Conservation lands, containing protected space for wildlife, along with various recreational areas and activities. It is located in New Springville, only minutes away from the Staten Island Mall. Yet, this park still manages to feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of Richmond Avenue, giving Staten Islanders and visitors a chance to escape into nature.

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Almost 4 centuries later, New Springville has remained a highly sought after neighborhood. In addition to Willowbrook Park, other small greenlands, give the area a quaint, calm feel. It offers a wide array of retail,…

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