Weekend Alert: Miss S.I. Pageant, Vic DiBitetto and a night of art at the St. George, disco, rock and much more! – SILive.com

Posted By on November 17, 2019

From left, Lauren Molella and Sarah Lawrence of Eltingville, Miss New York Outstanding Teen, pose at Violette's Cellar, Grant City. (Courtesy/Jim Smith)

This week to commemorate Veteran's Day, we paused to honor veterans who've served and protected our great nation and those who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that our freedoms remain free.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and right about now most are probably knee-deep in designing the traditional feast and all its trimmings from dinners to signature drinks and stylish table scapes to ensure a seamless gathering.

But there's still plenty to do on weekends before Turkey Day arrives, so take a moment to zero in on our latest compilation.

Miss Staten Island Scholarship Pageant

Sunday, Nov. 17 at Port Richmond High School, 85 St. Joseph's Avenue. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Candidates are rated in private interview with the judges, On stage interview, Evening wear and talent. There is no longer a swimsuit competition

The show is being directed by Kristina Ferraro, a former Miss Staten Island and owner of Rhythm Central Dance Studio, Grasmere.

Former Miss Staten Island and Miss New York 2015, Jamie Lynn Macchia Homan, will emcee assisted by former Miss Staten Islands.

Contestants are being coached by Carmine and Felicia DeBetta, retired educators. Carmine is the president of the pageant board of directors.

Jim Smith, long time executive director of the pageant said,"Our pageant is open to any Island young woman aged 13 to 25. We invite any prospective contestants to be our guests at the pageant. The pageant offers college scholarships, empowers young woman and builds self esteem."

Tickets are $25 and may be obtained at the door.

Visit misssipageant@aol.com

National Lighthouse Museum: "Brilliant Minds Work on Weekends"

Saturdays, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, St. George.

A fun weekend program that uses art to educate about lighthouses, lightships, and the maritime environment.

For children 2 to 12 years.

Adults mentors, one per child, are encouraged, but not mandatory. Reservations are required.

$20 per class. Price includes all program materials.

Phone 718 390-0040.

"One Night of Art II" Hosted by Scott LoBaido and Christopher Campbel

Sunday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Featured artists: Terry Chandler, Willie Chu, Robin George, Susan Grabel, Scott LoBaido, Mary Lombardi, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Bill Murphy, Rob Padovano, Eustice Pilgrim, Brian Profilio, Ruiz Ruben, Gene Wagner and Sarah Yuster and the work of the late Chris Spollen.

Free Admission.

Music by Karlus Trapp.

Full service cash bar. Hors d'oeuvres by Bayou, Beso and Blue Restaurants.

Phone the theater at 718-442-2900.

"She Loves Me" at Wagner College Theater

Thursday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 24

Wagner College Theater continues its 2019-20 Mainstage Season with the charming, romantic musical "She Loves Me," with performances in the Main Hall Theatre.

In "She Loves Me," a manager of a cosmetic store in Budapest and a young sales clerk under his supervision dislike each other in person, but fall in love with each other through anonymous correspondence.

Performances of "She Loves Me" are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Located in Main Hall, the Wagner College Theatre box office can be contacted at 718 390-3259 or boxoffice@wagner.edu.

Wagner College Theatre Box Office hours are Monday through Friday noon to 4 p.m.

Single tickets are on sale with price ranges for children, seniors and adults.

Wagner College students attend free with current ID.

Vic DiBitetto at the St. George Theatre, Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.

DiBitetto is an American stand-up comedian, social media and Youtube personality and actor, who is best known for his viral video "Break & Milk," nearing 17 million views on Youtube.

He stars in the nationally touring "The Three Tenors" (who can't sing), was featured in Mall Cop 2, is headlining sold out theaters nationally and has been viewed more than 100 million times on the Internet.

Tickets are priced at $69, $49 and $39.

Phone 718 442-4900 or visithttps://www.ticketmaster.com/search?q=vic%2Bdibitetto%2Bst.%2Bgeorge%2Btheatre

Free Greenbelt Trail Running Clinic Public Hosted by The Greenbelt Conservancy

Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1 Eton Place, Willowbrook.

Join in for a free trail running clinic beginning at 10 a.m. in Willowbrook Park.

Meet by the flag pole in front of the Carousel to discuss tips for running the rustic terrain with a trail ambassador and highly experienced runner, Yolande Rose.

Then Yolande will lead a group run covering portions of the fall flat course. The pace will be determined by the group, and runners of all levels are encouraged to join in.

The group will run a portion of the actual fall flat course, followed by a Q & A session.

Organizers ask that participants wear running attire and bring water. No registration is required.

Phone the day before the event with questions: 718-667-2165, ext. 105

History of Photographic Processes

Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Art on the Terrace, 776 Richmond Terrace, St. George.

Staten Island Creative Community

History of Photographic Processes

This lecture will cover the evolution of photographic processes from the earliest days of themedium and the unique properties of various photographic processes and techniques.

This event is part of New York: The First Ten Years photo exhibit and is made possible in part by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

For additional information visit https://sicreative.org/

Second Sunday Spoken Word hosted by Staten Island Creative Community

Sunday, Nov. 10, 3 to 6 p.m. at Art on the Terrace Gallery, 776 Richmond Terrace, St. George.

Music and light refreshments to follow readings.

Spoken Word chairperson is Robin Lampman.

The Second Sunday Spoken Word writers will be: Robert Honor, connoisseur of words and wine, joins in for the first time, reading from his new mystery work-in-progress, as well as poetry newcomer Sara Signorelli, Joan Moore, Helen Levin, Paige Lewis, Douglas La Tourette and Doris Nielsen.

Its also the closing date for Making Faces, Victoria Bellingers exhibit curated by Phyllis Forman, who will provide musical entertainment after the readings as the lead singer of the Queen Tipsy Trio.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.Free on-Street parking. Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

For additional information phone 917 796-7279.

New York: The First Ten Years

Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6 to 10 p.m.

Staten Island Creative Community, Art on the Terrace Gallery, 776 Richmond Terrace, St. George.

The opening reception "New York: The First Ten Years," is a solo photography exhibit.

This lecture is made possible in part by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

For additional information visit https://sicreative.org/

Tree of Life One Year Memorial

Sunday, Nov. 17, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Joan and Allan Bernikow Jewish Community Center of Staten Islandl 1466 Manor Rd., Sea View.

Light refreshments will be served.

As the nation reels from yet another shooting, this time at a Southern California High School, a rabbi from the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh will share his perspectives on grief and guns, a year after the worst Anti-Semitic attack in the nations history.

Rabbi Chuck Diamond, a retired rabbi from Tree of Life Synagogue, will speak about violence and hope, hatred and healing and the struggles we face to with gun violence, bigotry and how to heal divisions.

An unofficial spokesman for the Tree of Life Synagogue, he has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, NBC and spoken widely about the community where he knew the 11 victims who lost their lives, while worshipping, just over a year ago.

The program is co-sponsored by the JCC of Staten Island, Staten Islanders Against Anti-Semitism, Council of Jewish Organizations of Staten Island, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Israel Reform Congregation, Communities United for Respect and Trust, Staten Island Inter Religious Leadership, Staten Island Immigrants Council, SI Branch NAACP, Eye Openers Youth Against Violence, Project Hospitality, Building Bridges and the Jewish War Veterans.

RSVP encouraged but not required.

Contact Bonita Sussman bonisuss@aol.com

Amazing Kids Connection Christmas Toy Drive

Saturday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Olivet Presbyterian Church, 91 Myrtle Ave., West Brighton.

Holiday arts and crafts for adults and children with raffles, gift baskets and a 50/50 drawing during the event.

Bring as many unwrapped dolls, cars/trucks, legos and hand-held games for older children as you can.

For further information phone Francine Hillpot at 718 987-0492.

Book Presentation at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Ave., Rosebank.

Mike DeLucia is an Italian American author, whose stories proudly reflect his heritage. His oldest and newest project, "Madness," is a historical fiction novel about Hall of Fame forward,

Hank Luisetti's unorthodox playing style reinvented basketball in the 1930's and paved the way for "March Madness" and the formation of the NBA.

$10 non-members$5 members

Saturday, Nov. 23rd AT 2 p.m. join Professor Louis Leonini and Anita Sanseverino on a Picturesque and CulturalJourneythroughthe "Veneto Region".

Award wining photographer Anita Sanseverino dedicated to the subject of Italy returns to the museum with a discussion and photographs of the region of Veneto.

The presentation will also include the history, customs, food and wines of the Veneto Region presented by Professor Leonini.

Currently in our gallery at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum through December 2019, Sons and Daughters of Italy, an exhibit on The "Fashions and Faces, of the Regions of Italy."

Phone 718 442-1608

Complementary Breakfast and Seminar

Sixth Annual Salute to Veterans VI, Veterans Information Seminar:

Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at The Historic Old Bermuda Inn, 301 Veterans Road West, Rossville.

Complimentary reservations for veteran and one guest:

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