November's Around Town: Staten Island

Looking for something to do in Staten Island next month?

November 1
*NYC Marathon kickoff - 8:25am. Runners assemble in their start villages in Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, on race morning. Breakfast Starting at 5:30 a.m. Entertainment Starting at 6:00 a.m.

*Fall Foliage Hike - 1pm. A jaunt to Moses Mountain to experience the forest in its full fall glory and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view Ages 8+. Preregistration. Greenbelt Nature Center, 718-351-3450

Snug Harbor's Gala Tour of Italy - $100 donation for luxury raffle. 4pm. Enjoy the Flavors and Culture of Italy at the Richmond County Savings Foundation’s Tuscan Garden For information, call 718-425-3502.

November 7
Greenbelt Nature Center 5th Anniversary: “Green Heritage, Sustainable Future” - 2pm. Join the Education Department as we sing Happy Birthday to the nature center, say hello to our resident reptiles, take part in hikes and earth-friendly games, and make a memorable Green Kids pledge. This program is geared towards families with children ages 5 and up. Conservancy members $8; non-members $10, includes special gift. Registration and pre-payment required. Call (718) 667-3450

*Family Literacy Day "Laugh Out Loud!" - 12-4pm. Laugh your socks off with Amelia Bedelia, Viola Swamp and other favorite stories and characters. Workshops, give-a-ways and refreshments. Presented by the Staten Island Reading Association at the Staten Island Children's Museum .

Staten Island Fall Doo Wop Spectacular - $25 and up. 8pm. At the St. George Theater.

November 8
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle favorites - $20. 11:30- & 2pm. Snug Harbor's Mermaid Theatre draws upon the magic of black light to capture the charm of Eric Carle's stories. For tickets:,

The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats - $10. 3-5:15pm. This multifaceted and multicultural production features dazzling acrobatic displays, formidable feats of daring and balance, explosive kung fu, brilliant costumes, and hilarious Chinese comedy. Back by popular demand at the College of Staten Island.

*The Catcher In the Rye - 3pm. JD Salinger's classic coming-of-age story with SIOutLOUD. Location: Conference House Visitor Center 7455 Hylan Blvd.

November 9
*Northfield Bank Foundation Cool School Holiday: Veteran's Day - 10am-5pm Free admission to the Staten Island Children's Museum.

November 13
The Lovin' Spoonful - $35. 8-9:45pm. Celebrate Woodstock's 40th anniversary with the music of this iconic band. With 12 top-20 hits including "Do You Believe in Magic?" "Summer in the City," and "Daydream," it is not surprising that these guys made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Post-show meet and greet with the three original band members.

November 13 & 14
The Best of Broadway - 8pm. Enjoy highlights from Wicked, Sound of Music, HS Musical, JesusChrist Superstar and Hairspray from Staten Island's most talented artists! Performed by a full cast with live music, this electrifying show will be a showstopper for all ages; presented by the St. George Theater.

November 14 &15
The American Girl Fashion Show at Snug Harbor Cultural Center - $35 for admission and box lunch. 11am-3pm. A fun-filled afternoon for girls and their families, friends, and favorite dolls! Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Elegant refreshments, prizes and raffles. For more info call (718) 425-3556.

November 15
Kids Crafts at Alice Austen House - $5. 3:30-5:30pm. Kids of all ages are welcome! Have your face painted, your photo taken with a 1690 Dutch farmhouse door and decorate a frame for it with items Hudson traded such as beads, shells and furs.

*Enrichment Workshop Red Panda - 1:30-3:30pm. Enjoy the afternoon with the Staten Island Zoo and our furry friend the Red Panda. Watch him play with some special toys, while learning his true identity. Make a craft for yourself, too!

November 20
Imagination Movers in Concert - $12 and up. 2:30 & 6:30pm. Imagination Movers, is a daily, music-driven live-action Disney Channel series for preschoolers. In concert, the Movers teach high-energy dances, play games with the audience and make music on their one-of-a-kind trashcan drumset. Presented by the St. George Theater.

November 21 & 22
Jukebox Heroes Live! - $50. 6pm. I Know Da Guy Entertainment presents Applause for A Cause: Autism Concert at Snug Harbor Music Hall.

November 27 - 29
Art & Craft Fair at Alice Austen House - 11-6pm. Avoid the crowds at the mall and do your holiday shopping in a picturesque Victorian Cottage. Local artisans and craftsman have holiday items for sale including delicious homemade chocolates and cookies, ornaments, jewelry and fine art!

I've got NYC goodies for ya, tomorrow!

*free or free with admission!
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