Elaine Mendez

Elaine Mendez

The following is the second in a series of articles regarding the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership and their project, “Illuminate Stapleton”, winner of the NYC Neighborhood Challenge Innovation grant competition from Staten Island.

Lifelong Staten Islanders might not be aware of the varied and beautiful art that can be found inside of Staten Island’s Borough Hall.

If I were to create an itinerary for a visitor this weekend to Staten Island , it would be difficult to stray away from the Bay Street Corridor and here’s why – Simply put, the fun never stops, rain or shine.

A list of upcoming Craft Fair/Art Vendor opportunities for 2015-2016. As more events and market opportunities arise, This Way on Bay will be continuously adding and making any necessary changes.

Not a single day goes by that one is not impressed by the vast array of talent which is so rampant in Staten Island and specifically on the North Shore. Cultural organizations such as the ones listed here add culture and education to our community and should never be overlooked.

Great news! Labyrinth Arts Collective, Inc. has been invited by Ettore Mazzei, owner of Chez Vous Caterers and Publisher of This Way on Bay, to curate three Second Saturday Events July through September, 2015.

The Staten Island LGBT Center holds monthly art exhibitions and workshops for those interested in art by the community. This month’s show was also part of the Second Saturday Staten Island art walk and a delightful potluck dessert event was planned.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of announcing in one of my posts that there is an event taking place in Stapleton as the result of a grant which was awarded this year to the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership (HTPCP) by NYC in order to unify Stapleton. A meeting concerning this was held on March 25th and guidelines were distributed regarding the submission process for artists to participate.

Swan Day 2015

This Way on Bay is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, a free, celebratory event is planned on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Edgewater Hall by Mike Shane

It is a known fact that business expansion and cultural growth are a winning combination for any community . Staten Island’s vast transformation promises to create such opportunities for businesses and their patrons as well as artists and their followers.