Holiday Events 2016: Concerts, Christmas lights, Santa workshops (updates)
December 1, 2016 - garden totes
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — With a holidays only around a corner, this time of year seems to be a busiest of all.
Staten Island is no exception.
From Christmas tree lightings to festivals and fairs, a borough is gearing adult for a holiday deteriorate way before a initial day of winter on Dec. 21.
Here’s how we can start toll in a deteriorate of giving — right now.
BOROUGH HALL TREE LIGHTING
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting rite during Borough Hall is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.
Santa Claus will join Borough President James Oddo to light a Christmas tree during Borough Hall Plaza and will give out books to children who attend.
The St. George Theatre will perform Christmas carols and a Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre will perform an mention from “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.”
RAINBOW HOLIDAY AT LITTLE VICTORY
The Little Victory Theatre presents a Thanksgiving comedy ‘Rainbow Holiday’ on Dec. 1, 2 and 3 during 8 p.m. The show “teaches a doctrine in acceptance” by vouchsafing viewers lay during Thanksgiving cooking with Maggie Anderson, her dear Jerry Collins and her son with his father along with a startling revisit from her fundamentalist daughter.
Tickets are $20/ $17 for seniors and students. For some-more information on a show, check out the Facebook eventuality page.
‘ELF’ AT SPOTLIGHT CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Staten Island’s Spotlight Children’s Theatre will perform a broadway instrumentation of a Christmas comedy “Elf” on Friday, Dec. 2., and Saturday, Dec.3.
The opening will take place during The Snug Harbor Cultural Center Music Hall, located during 1000 Richmond Terrace, on Friday during 10 a.m, 7 p.m and Saturday during 2 p.m.
The 10 a.m uncover is sole out, though tickets for a other times are $20 for all and a uncover is ubiquitous admission. For some-more information, revisit a Spotlight Children’s Theatre website. To squeeze tickets, revisit BrownPaperTickets.com, or squeeze during a doorway a day of a show.
HOLIDAY DOO-WOP SPECTACULAR
Doo-wop fans rejoice, St. George welcomes a prolonged list of internal favorites to a entertainment of a ancestral St. George Theatre on Friday, Dec. 2, during 8 p.m.
The set list for a night of “rhythm and blues” includes The Brooklyn Bridge, The Duprees, The Platters former lead thespian Sonny Turner, The Chiffons and The Elegants.
The uncover will be hosted by WCBS 101.1 FM Radio Personality, Joe Causi. Tickets operation from $45- 65 and are accessible on Ticketmaster. For some-more information, revisit a StGeorgeTheatre.com.
SNOWKUS POCUS AT COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND
The College of Staten Island’s Williamson Theatre will renovate into a winter wonderland on Friday, Dec. 2 for a stirring opening of Snowkus Pocus during 8 p.m.
The hour and a half ballet tells a story of a ballerina vital in a sleet creation regulating aerial movement, interpretive dance and sorcery by horde Eric Walton.
For some-more information on a uncover and how to get your tickets, revisit CFAShows.com.
STATEN ISLAND MUSEUM HOLIDAY GIFT GATHERING
Seek out singular and hand-made gifts, jewelry, books, and taste as a Museum hosts excellent artists and crafters from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in a venue on a drift of Snug Harbor Cultural Center Botanical Garden in Livingston.
While shopping, suffer a opening by Viva Voce during 1 p.m.
Enjoy 20 percent off Museum Memberships, collect adult a new Staten Island Neighborhoods 2017 Wall Calendar, and get 15% off during a Museum Store (not including consecrated items). More info: StatenIslandMuseum.org.
Guest Artists and Craftsmen: Adriana Romero Bakery, Will Delaney, Irina Poludnenko, Margaret Molinari, Joseph Adia, Teresa Mayo, Wanda Chambers, Richard Xuereb, Lorraine Mercado, Ryka Dottavio, Connie Burke, Melanie Rodriguez, and Judith Hooper.
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHRISTMAS FAIR
Staten Island formed business NYC Metro Girl will be offered homemade products during a Christ Lutheran Church Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3. The fair, going from 9 a.m-3 p.m, will underline NYC Metro Girl products like receptacle bags, soap, shampoo, conditioner and sham cases.
Christ Lutheran Church is located during 121 Cleveland Ave. For some-more information, check out a fair’s Facebook eventuality page.
SANTA SHUFFLE AT MOUNT LORETTO
Want to mangle in your Santa shawl early this year? Here’s your chance. Mount Loretto will reason their second annual Santa Shuffle 5K on Saturday, Dec. 3. Starting at 10 a.m, Staten Islanders will line adult to run, or walk, around Mount Loretto’s campus to lift income for Mount Loretto programs.
Registration is $30 per adult, $15 for kids 12 and under. All participants will get a Santa shawl and brave to stone as they run.
For some-more information on how to pointer up, revisit MountLoretto.org.
WINTER FESTIVAL ON MINTHORNE STREET
The North Shore will be toll in a holiday deteriorate a best approach they know how; with giveaways, live strain and lots of beer.
The Minthorne Street Winter Festival will go from 2-8 p.m Saturday, Dec. 3.
Flagship Brewery will be portion adult their exemplary ale while Staten Islanders suffer a Made In Staten Island Holiday Market along with a snow-globe live print op.
Staten Island talent Earth to Starspace, Joan Caddell and a Midnight Choir, Grounded4Life, Gifford’s Lane, and a Silas Knight Project will perform during a event. For some-more information, check out a Facebook eventuality page.
OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA TREE LIGHTING
The second annual Our Lady Star of a Sea Christmas tree lighting will take place immediately after a mass on Saturday, Dec. 3. The throng will accommodate inside a church during 5:30 p.m. for announcements before streamer outside. The church choir will sing Christmas songs after a tree is illuminated and light refreshments will be served in a parking lot.
3RD ANNUAL SANTA’S WORKSHOP
Wanted: Good encourage elves to make toys from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, for a 22nd Annual Richard Gardner Jr. Memorial Toy Drive!
Adults and children age 12 and adult are acquire to attend during SI Makerspace, 450 Front St. in Stapleton.
Children contingency be accompanied by an adult. You don’t have to stay all day — we can dump in for only a bit. “Elves” will be sanding, assembling, and portrayal toys to benefaction to children for a holidays. This is a proffer event. SI Makerspace reps are asking people to register in allege so we know how many people to expect: EventBrite.com.
NOBLE’S HOLIDAY CULTURE SHOP
The Noble Maritime Collection Museum will arrangement a work of internal artists during a Holiday Culture Shop eventuality in Snug Harbor on Saturday, Dec 3.
Art will be showcased and sole from 11 a.m until 5 p.m. The enlightenment emporium is giveaway to a open and will take place during Building D on Snug Harbor’s campus, located during 1000 Richmond Terrance.
Other internal artists and craftspeople participating in a enlightenment emporium are Nancy Myers Christopher Benbow, Tina Bliss, Cheryl Anne Designs, Laura Del Prete, Elle Finn, Susan Grabel, Frank Hanavan, Hey Dollface!, Heidi’s Homemade, Bonnie Kelsey, Linda Klein, Labyrinth Arts Collective, Verna Lauria, Karen McNamara, Bill Murphy, Megan Padovano, Robert Padovano, Kristi Pfister, Linda Rossi, Nan Smith, and Sarah Yuster.
For some-more information on a event, revisit the NobleMaritime.org.
CHRISTMAS IN RICHMOND TOWN
On Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m until 7 p.m, Historic Richmond Town will horde their annual Christmas extravaganza. The day will start with encampment tours and a Women’s Auxiliary of Historic Richmond Town offered holiday gifts and crafts.
Baked products along with ornaments and “Mrs. Claus’ Attic Treasures” will be accessible in a Third County Courthouse. Admission to a eventuality is $5 per person, kids 6 and underneath get in for free.
The tree lighting will embark during 5 p.m and is giveaway for all. For some-more information, revisit HistoricRichmondTown.org.
COLONIAL CHRISTMAS AT THE CONFERENCE HOUSE
The Conference House will horde a ‘colonial Christmas’ on their Tottenville campus from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.
With a $3 donation, Staten Islanders will be means to get a debate of a Colonial Manor House with live anniversary music.
Father Christmas will come and hail a kids with gifts during a event. Raffles will start during 4 p.m. Crafts, gifts and homemade baked products will be sole in a Visitor Center. For some-more information, check out a Facebook eventuality page.
NAVIDAD FLAMENCA AT STATEN ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana will perform during a Staten Island Children’s Museum on Sunday, Dec. 4 during 2 and 3 p.m. The opening is giveaway with a customary $8.00 museum admission.
Through strain and dance, Navidad Flamenca highlights traditions assimilated by reflecting a change of a Hispanic enlightenment via America.
CANDLELIGHT TOUR THROUGH RICHMOND TOWN
Historic Richmond Town will reason a candlelight debate of a campus on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5:30 p.m until 8 p.m. For $24, Staten Islanders can get a clarity of what it was like roving a city before electricity. The debate ends with a gratifying Wassail Bowl Reception in a Courthouse.
To get your tickets, revisit HistoricRichmondtown.org.
ST. GEORGE THEATRE PRESENTS: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW
The tradition continues Dec. 9-11! Now in a 13th year, a two-hour prolongation is a high energy, rhinestone-studded array of songs and dances. Featuring an all-volunteer expel of over 100 performers, a uncover facilities performances from internal favorites like Vinnie Medugno and Marcus Simeone, aerialist Amanda Topaz, an mention from “The Nutcracker” achieved by BALAM Dance Theatre, and a fanciful Richmondettes comprised of superstars from several dance companies opposite Staten Island.
New to a uncover this year are dual really special guest in a low-pitched scene. Denise Montana, of a Salsoul Orchestra, will sing her holiday favorite “Merry Christmas All” during all 5 performances. Released in 1976, “Merry Christmas All” has been approved double platinum, offered over 6 million records. On Sunday, WCBS 101.1 FM radio celebrity and St. George Theatre titular residence member “Brooklyn’s Own”Joe Causi will join a low-pitched theatre to perform a Christmas song.
The uncover centers around a grandmother reading a Christmas story to her grandchildren about a several things that make a holiday deteriorate special. Set in grandmother’s house, a story takes a assembly on a enchanting tour by countless scenes and scenarios from a North Pole to Times Square, Clove Lake Park to Lorenzo’s Cabaret, culminating in a justifiably eminent Living Nativity.
The prolongation includes such renouned tunes as “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Let it Snow” and “Silver Bells” as good as devout numbers including “O Holy Night” and “Go Tell It on a Mountain” achieved to a live band led by low-pitched executive Michael Morreale.
The uncover serves as a fundraiser for a St. George Theatre Restoration, Inc. and given a pregnancy has lifted over one million dollars for a non-profit theatre.
Tickets are $45, $25, and $15, with a Sunday night special offer of $20 and $10 tickets during all levels. Group rates are also accessible by a box bureau during 718-442-2900. More info: Check out StGeorgeTheatre.com and Ticketmaster.com.
Come join us for a story of “The Christmas Carol” by a eyes of Jacob Marley.
JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
Showtimes: 3 p.m. Dec. 8-10, 18. and 8 p.m. Dec. 15-17. Tickets are $25 or $20 for students and seniors. To squeeze tickets, visit: ShowClix.com/events/1247
ANDERSON AVE. HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Coming adult subsequent week: Anderson Avenue Senior Center in Port Richmond will reason their holiday qualification satisfactory from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 9.
The center, located during 120 Anderson Ave, will uncover off a handmade jewelry, ornaments and ceramics done by their members.
The eventuality is giveaway and open to a public. For some-more information, call 718-448-5757, ext. 2886.
NEW DORP HOLIDAY STREET FESTIVAL
The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) partner adult with a New Dorp Merchant Association to horde a Christmas tree lighting from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. This festival will take place on New Dorp Lane, from New Dorp Plaza to 10th Street.
CHRISTMAS AT THE MOUNT
Get into a holiday suggestion with Mount Loretto during their second annual Winter festival. ‘Christmas during a Mount’ is set for Dec. 10 from 4-10 p.m and Dec. 11, 3-9 p.m. The dusk will embody rides for a kids, photos with Santa, strain yield by a DJ, lighting of a Christmas tree, LED light uncover on a churches facade, vendors and food. For some-more information, check out MountLoretto.org.
RICHMOND CHORAL SOCIETY SINGS AT ST. CLARE’S
The Richmond Choral Society, underneath a instruction of Marina Alexander, will benefaction a 2016 Fall concert, Realms of Glory, during St. Clare’s Church at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The carol will perform Thereseinmesse, a Joseph Hadyn square from a exemplary duration along with holiday favorites.
The church is located during 110 Nelson Avenue and a unison will start during 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for ubiquitous admission, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students with a current ID. Tickets might be purchased during a doorway on a day of a concert. For some-more information, revisit RichmondChoral.com.
DONGAN HILLS TREE LIGHTING
The Richmond Road Merchant Association, partnered with SIEDC, will horde a tree lighting from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. This eventuality will take place in a Santander Bank parking lot located during 1630 Richmond Rd.
THE HOLIDAY MAKER MARKET
Handmade equipment done by many internal artists and makers for sale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at SI Makerspace, 450 Front St. in Stapleton.
Featured artists: Gail Middleton * Hey, Dollface! * Hiroko Otani * Sarah Yuster * Linda Klein * Keri Sheheen * Tabitha Turchio * Stephanie Kosinski * Patti Kelly * ErinKelli Kilbane * Stereotype Co. more.
STATEN ISLAND ARTS HOLIDAY FAIR
The Staten Island Arts encourages we to emporium internal this holiday season. Knock off everybody on your gift-giving list by streamer over to a 2016 St. George Holiday Market from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, Thursday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Dec. 16.
The Staten Island Arts will partner with Flagship Brewery, Made In Staten Island and Staten Island Creative Community, to move a satisfactory to a Culture Lounge Gallery in a St. George Ferry Terminal. For some-more information and a list of participating artists, revisit StatenIslandArts.org.
SNUG HARBOR HOLIDAY CONCERT FEATURING NYC GAY MEN’S CHORUS
If you’re looking to belt out your favorite holiday tunes, Snug Harbor is a place to be. The holiday unison featuring a New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, “The Season’s Upon Us,” will take place on Thursday, Dec. 15 during 7:30 p.m during Snug Harbor Botanical Gardens.
Tickets for a uncover are $20 for ubiquitous admission, $45 for VIP seating. The unison is supposing by Big Apple Performing Arts, Pride Center of Staten Island, Community Health Action of Staten Island and Assemblymen Matthew Titone.
For some-more information, check out a PrideCenterSI.org.
STATEN ISLAND BALLET PRESENTS ‘NUTCRACKER’ AT CSI
The Staten Island Ballet will benefaction a Christmas exemplary of The Nutcracker at a College of Staten Island on Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18.
Saturday showings are 3 and 7 p.m, Sunday shows are 2 and 5 p.m. Tickets for band are $50 per person, $40 for balcony. Tickets are not accessible online though can be purchased by job 718-980-0500.
RICHMOND COUNTY ORCHESTRA’S FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Richmond County Orchestra will be swelling a holiday hearten this deteriorate by carrying a giveaway unison on St. John’s University campus Sunday, Dec. 18 during 5 p.m.
The orchestra, led by Maestro Alan Aurelia, will be assimilated by The New American Ballet behaving excerpts from “The Nutcracker.” Italian uncover selections will be achieved by singers Kristin Palmeri and Giuseppe Taormina. And to tip it all off — Santa Claus will be there.
The unison will take place in a St. John’s University gymnasium, located during 300 Howard Ave and a uncover will go from 5 p.m until 8 p.m. Check out StJohns.edu for some-more information.
SUNDOG THEATRE PRESENTS: ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’
Sundog brings we Scrooge, a 3 Ghosts of Christmas, Tiny Tim and a horde of other Dickensian characters in this dear story of emancipation and enchantment at a College of Staten Island’s Springer Hall during 10 and 11 a.m. Dec 21-22.
The uncover is geared towards immature audiences, and is suitable for all ages. Children will suffer richly drawn characters that cocktail out of a book and onto a stage, and will be anxious when they see a child selected from a assembly to execute Tiny Tim!
Sundog’s display stays loyal to Dickens’ strange story, blending for a entertainment by Cash Tilton, and strange songs by Susan Mondzak and featuring a expel of 6 veteran actors.
To squeeze tickets, visit TheatreTrips.org.
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