Vin Forte

Vin Forte

Vin Forte is a writer. He also hosts the 'Any Time with Vin Forte' podcast. He is currently working on an anthology of short stories due out later this year.

Starting this Sunday, October 16th, marks the debut of a new series of talks at the famed Alice Austin House Museum on Staten Island.

We’ve all heard the rumors growing up. Some of us may have even gone on group excursions to check them out. I’m talking about those supposedly haunted Staten Island locations that dare to scare and cause the curious to become brave.

This Saturday marks the 9th Annual Westerleigh Folk Festival, Staten Island’s Original Roots Music Festival at Westerleigh Park.

This Saturday, September 17th, the Staten Island Museum, located on the grounds of Snug Harbor, will host the 66th Annual Fence Show and MCCE Open Air Music Festival.

Podcasting has become a big deal in the past few years. Yeah, it’s still something that you can do from your bedroom. But similar to how anyone can have their own website, the best ones are still of a higher quality and consistently provide us with interesting content. You might not even realize that some of these great shows are produced right in your own backyard. So, with that in mind, here are 10 local podcasts (in no particular order) that all Staten Islanders should be checking out.

On Saturday, August 27th from 6:30pm to 9pm, the CANVAS Institute will be hosting the opening exhibition for a series of ten, bold red paintings by artist Vince MacDermot entitled BIG RED NYC.

All throughout the summer, Snug Harbor has been running Farm Stand Fridays where, from 3pm to 6pm on Friday afternoons, you can pick up fresh vegetables, juicy fruits, and fresh-harvested honey from Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm.

In 2017, the NYC Wheel is finally set to open here on SI by the ferry terminal and baseball park. But that doesn’t mean the celebration and fun can’t start a little early.

Over the last 10 years, the North Shore of Staten Island has seen an almost unprecedented transformation involving growth in several key areas of business and culture that are sure to allure anyone looking to settle down in Staten Island. We spoke to Holly Wiesner Olivieri, to learn a little bit more about why buyers should be excited about Staten Island’s north shore.

Wingfest is an outdoor festival showcasing restaurants who serve Flagship Brewery ales to the community, and also taste different styles and flavors of the North Shore. There will be live music featuring John Lynch, Rob Kipp and Patrick Lynch as “{Chicken} Wings.”