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Staten Island’s own Dog and Pony Show is back in full swing with its Ecto Cooler cocktail project. If you aren’t already aware, Ecto Cooler is a flavor of Hi-C that was created as a tie-in to the Ghostbusters franchise and then later discontinued in 2001. The drink is a noticeable green but carries an orange, citrus-like flavor.

To promote the release of the new, all-female Ghostbusters remake, Hi-C has given new life to the beloved Ecto Cooler juice. In celebration of the return, and also the new movie, Dog and Pony Show visited Parker’s Sports Bar on Lincoln Avenue in Grant City, Staten Island to shoot a series of six short how-to videos that’ll teach viewers how to turn Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler, into alcohol–filled cocktails for adults.

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Last night, dozens of people turned up at the Barnes & Noble in Menlo Park Mall to attend Chris Knight's book signing. Knight, is a self-published author from Staten Island, New York who has left the world of retail behind him and has completely embraced a career as a writer (or how he puts it, "Professional Storyteller"). 

The event saw Richard Harris, an up-and-coming illustrator also from Staten Island, sitting at the table with Knight. Together, they worked on their premier book "Past and Pending", which tells the story of Scott Oak returning to his hometown to investigate the death of his childhood friend.

Check out a few photos from the event below and visit Chris Knight's website, HERE!


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Staten Island’s Alice Austen, the legendary photographer, is posthumously celebrating her 150th birthday, Saturday, July 23rd. To celebrate, the Alice Austen House located in the Rosebank section of Staten Island is holding a free event that will feature face painting, Victorian dress up, live music, and so much more!

As a bonus to the rest of the festivities, the event will offer free 8x10” family portraits to the first 150 families who turn up between 12pm and 3pm.

If you’re thinking about attending specifically for the live music, the schedule is as follows:

12pm – Bob Wright & Harbortown
1pm – HEGAZY
2pm – Wahoo Skiffle Crazies
3pm – S.I. SNUGS

 Tours will also be available to those interested in taking a stroll through the historic Alice

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Staten Island is known for its extravagant celebration parades. Saint Patrick’s Day and Fourth of July in particular, get humongous turnouts. This past Monday, Staten Islanders turned up in flocks, gathering on lawns and sidewalks to get the best view they could of the parade.

The parade itself brought a variety of entertainment in the form of marching bands, musicians, parade floats, and military officials. This event marks the 106th year Staten Island plays host to the Fourth of July festivities and even though the outside temperature reached into the high 80s, locals refused to see that as an excuse to not be in attendance.

Shane DiMaio of the Staten Island Advance live Snapchatted the entire event and compiled all of his snaps into one

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