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.

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.”

This Saturday, July 30th, come on out to the lot outside of Flagship brewery and join the celebration of Staten Island and its waterfront with artists, musicians, craftspeople, and writers sharing their unique talents at the 9th Annual ‘Art by the Ferry Festival.’

This Saturday, July 23rd, marks legendary photographer Alice Austen’s 150th birthday and the famed Alice Austen House is ready to celebrate. The event is free and features live music, Victorian dress up, face painting, a historic car, food, and more.

Experience the SI Ferry from the comfort of your own home.

Staten Island Pridefest is an eight day celebration of solidarity through pride, produced by the SI LGBT Pride Center.

Come raise a ruckus, have a cocktail, eat some mac & cheese, play skee-ball, pretend it’s 2009. It’s the Wahoos. You love the Wahoos.

This Saturday night; art, live performance, music, and local sellers will converge on the grounds of the Atlantic Salt Company for this year’s LUMEN festival.

With Summer finally on the way this weekend, now is the perfect time for me to bust out this gem of a concert for you.