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• 2011-05 May

May 2011 Theme:   Food and Drink

Staten Island Advance: May's events for si350 center on food, drink

Among this month's events are:

May 15: "Once Land of Oysters: Staten Island Feeds New York -- and the World," a lecture by Prof. Cindy Lobel of Lehman College.

She will explore the role of the Island's farms and fisheries in supplying markets, restaurants, oyster cellars and food carts of 19th century New York City. The lecture is from 2 to 3 p.m. at Historic Richmond Town.

The cost is regular museum admission. The program is made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Humanities. Call 718-351-1611 for more information.

May 21: Atlantic Salt Maritime Festival. Climb aboard the Gazela sailing ship and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay for maritime crafts and performances from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 561 Richmond Terr., New Brighton. The event is free. Call 718-727-1900.

May 21: "Uncorked! NYC's Wine, Food & Fun Fest" will feature homemade wine and food, cooking demonstrations and music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Historic Richmond Town. Call 718-351-1611 for more information.

Other events include:
May 21: "Staten Island Memories" at the St. George Library at 2 p.m.

May 22: Historic markers will be unveiled by the Mud Lane Society for the Renaissance of Stapleton at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by Vida.

May 27: The eighth-annual Neighborhood Remembrance Day Celebration at Historic Lake Cemetery in Graniteville will feature the band from Markham Intermediate School, also Graniteville, and a Navy bugler at 11: 30 a.m.

A flag donated by Curt Walters in memory of Kenneth Walters will be raised. Civil War soldiers buried in the cemetery will also be remembered in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

more events to be posted here soon