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July 4th, it happens once a year for most of us. The day that we became independent, also rightly known as Independence Day. This memorial holiday is hard to mess up for yourself. It’s easy to have a good day just going right out into the backyard and enjoying the nice summer air, maybe even a hot dog or seven. You aren’t chained to your own houses though, especially if you’re around the Staten Island area.

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island’s only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, is pleased to announce the return of last spring’s successful Broadway Shines on Harbor Lights with this year’s production of SHOWSTOPPERS!

Valentine’s Day is coming up and like most Staten Islanders, we have no idea what we are doing yet. So we called up a few of our local businesses located on the North Shore to see what they were offering for the week around Valentine’s Day and came up with this list of 14 Things to do for Valentine’s Day. You are welcome in advance.

The Holidays on the North Shore is the most exciting time of the year. Between the tree lighting’s and the visits from Santa Clause, it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out which events to attend, This Way on Bay has got your back. Here is our list, in no particular order, of Holiday Fundraisers and Events on the North Shore.

Would you like to help a group of Staten Island children learn honesty, responsibility and teamwork? You can do just that by making a donation to Above and Beyond Youth Basketball.

MillionTreesNYC is a citywide, public-private program with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City’s five boroughs over the next decade. Recently, north shore Staten Island caterer Chez Vous has been feeding the staff & volunteers who are making it happen.

It’s Halloween Eve on Staten Island, and you can already find people dressed up and celebrating the holiday. Kids at school, adults at work, everyone’s getting into it! If you don’t have plans for the holiday this weekend.

The NYC Arts Cypher is interesting all year, but in the days leading up to Halloween, the Cypher transforms into a terrifying haunted house. Today, they were interviewed by NY1 news about their haunted holiday special.

In the mood for something raw from Dock’s Clam Bar on a crisp fall afternoon? How about slice of Valducci’s pizza or a hot soup served courtesy of the Soup Nazi? You can find all that at the inaugural Staten Island Food Truck Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24 and 25, in Tompkinsville

In the video above, The Wall Street Journal highlights some of the best bicycle routes on Staten Island, and gives a first person perspective via a GoPro camera on the front of the bike. It’s part of a series called “NYC Boroughs by Bike” which showcases routes across the city.