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Staten Island is located in Richmond County in the Southern Region of the state and constitutes New York City's borough of Richmond. It is situated in New York Bay, approximately five miles southwest of the island of Manhattan, to which it is joined by ferry. It is connected to Brooklyn by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, while three other bridges join it to New Jersey.

Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, sailing under the French flag, espied the island in 1524. In 1661, the first settlement was founded. During the American Revolution, British forces captured Staten Island and held it until 1783. It was made a New York City borough in 1898.

Staten Island, population over 400,000, is the smallest of the city's boroughs in population and is primarily residential. However, the island is home to shipping, oil-refining and manufacturing activities. Of interest is a memorial to the Italian nationalist Giuseppe Garibaldi, an 1850s resident of Staten Island.

Staten Island Judo Jujitsu Karate Dojo | University Hospice |
Art Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art | Richmond Galleries |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Pal Joey's | Staten Island University Hospital - Concord |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts East Shore Inn |

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12/07 Coming to The area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.
Contemporary Art Fair Connecticut Norwalk CT April27-28 Modeled after our two sucessful NYC shows at the Javits Center. Each of the two shows will have approximately 100 exhibitors.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.