Historic Tappen Park

If you’re looking for a way to support and celebrate Staten Island this holiday season then look no further.

We’ve been telling you about Illuminate Stapleton for quite a while now, and as September comes to a close, you can practically see the lights. Illuminate Stapleton is a collaboration between The Historic Tappen Park partnership, The Projectivity Movement, and NYC Small Business Services.

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.

Next Wednesday, June 24th, you can join the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership at Celebrate Stapleton. The event, which promises guests “A taste of Stapleton” from area mainstays Lakruwana, Chez Vous Caterers, Bay House Bistro, and Vida.

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.

Historic Stapleton

After being the first from Staten Island to ever win the NYC Neighborhood Challenge, the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership has held the first of several meetings to organize “Illuminate Stapleton” on February 3rd.

Already 2 years old, The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership is uplifting Staten Island’s 10304. The purpose is to highlight the space for positive educational programs, events and community arts. The park is the second oldest in Staten Island, making its name for itself in the 1830s. The idea is to encourage private and public investment, keeping its structure beautified and giving off a healthier social and economical community.