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  From Saturday, July 18th through Labor Day, The Staten Island Yankees will present Staten Island Beach Fest 2015. Beach Fest is an 8 weekend long festival which will take place at five differnt Staten Island locations simultaneously. Participants will be treated with free events, giveaways, art shows, music, vendors, rides and more. 
Between Richmond County Ballpark and the St. George Ferry terminal on Bay Street, there will be a complete Street Fair with vendors and entertainment presented by the NYC Arts Cypher. There will also be an art exhibition across the way at Staten Island Borough Hall. On South Beach Boardwalk at Sand Lane, you can take part in a Dance Party, as well as play Volleyball and other beach games. You can expect a carnival…
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Over on This Way on Bay, there's a list of movies that you may not know were shot on Staten Island. There are a number of mafia related films (The Godfather, Goodfellas, Analyze This) and then all sorts of other films from Saturday Night Fever to the upcoming Staten Island Summer. 

You might not have noticed Iron Man flying around the Verrazano Bridge in The Avengers or The Bayonne Bridge being destroyed in Steven Spielberg's remake of War of the Worlds. Staten Island has been a pretty prominent film location, probably because it provides a low-key contrast to the hustle and bustle that filmmakers get from shoots in Manhattan.

Which other films were shot in The Borough of Parks? Read the whole list, here.
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The guys from 50/50 Skatepark on Front Street have been creating some interesting online content lately. One of the videos produced by the group, is a great video of a kayak expedition through the Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard shot with a GoPro camera. 

The Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard, sometimes referred to as the "Staten Island Ship Graveyard" was never supposed to be the spectacle that it now is. A great piece by Wired.com explains:

In the years following World War II, the adjacent scrapyard began to purchase scores of outdated vessels, with the intention of harvesting them for anything of value. But the shipbreakers couldn’t keep pace with the influx of boats, especially once people started to use the graveyard as a dumping ground for their old

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Free Fireworks and Concerts on Staten Island For Summer 2015

All summer long at the South Beach-Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk on Staten Island, the The Boardwalk Events Initiatives Group presents "Boardwalk Days" a series of events intended to "create an environment where families can gather to enjoy the beach, the breeze and each other’s company."

For the event, boardwalk visitors can join in on the fun with Fireworks displays every Wednesday after sunset, and live music on Sunday afternoons at 4pm, weather permitting. All events are free to the public. During the Sunday Boardwalk Concert Series, audiences will be treated to a variety of acts ranging from classical to an "Elvis Extravaganza" on July 12th.

For more information, visit

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