I am really looking forward to seeing New Dorp Lane and Plaza full of Staten Islanders.
Staten Island, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2015
The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC), Councilman Steven Matteo and the New Dorp Merchants Group (NDMG) will host their Annual Columbus Day Festival on Monday, October 12th from 1pm-4pm on New Dorp Lane. The free community event will feature live musical performances, rides for the children, a DJ, bocce tournament, rock wall and special deals at select restaurants up and down the Lane. The events main stage will be located at Santander Bank, 257 New Dorp Lane.
“I am really looking forward to seeing New Dorp Lane and Plaza full of Staten Islanders again,” said Councilman Steven Matteo. “Our food crawl earlier this year brought over one thousand borough residents to the Lane, and I believe our second Columbus Day event will be a great celebration of Italian-Americans and Italian culture. I know Maria Esposito, the New Dorp Merchants Group, the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, PRcision, and my staff put together a great day of activities for people take part in.”
Last year’s event was well attended, and organizers are expecting an even bigger turn out this time around.
“Last year over 800 people joined us at our event to celebrate Columbus Day, and the beauty of New Dorp Lane,” said Maria Esposito, President of the New Dorp Lane Merchants Group and Owner of Norman Heil Insurance, Inc. “This year we’ve added some new elements, including bocce ball sponsored by BCB Community Bank and Schneider Realty Services, and a few other surprises for guests to enjoy.”
Local performances will also be featured including Mrs. Rosemary’s Dance Studio, Dream Dance Studio, Dragon Kim’s Karate School, and the New Dorp High School Cheerleaders.
The Columbus Day Festival has become the signature event for the Merchants Group. The merchants emphasize that not only are their events an enjoyable time for the community, but they serve a greater purpose as well. Daniel Clark, SIEDC’s Project Manager for the Group, explains “Events like these show people how local businesses can play a crucial role in contributing to a well-rounded community. New Dorp Lane & Plaza are important centers of activity on the Island, not only as economic hubs, but as central gathering places. We encourage people from all across the Island to take a stroll past our shops and restaurants on a fall afternoon, and take advantage of this iconic Staten Island neighborhood.”
In addition to the festivities taking place that day, people are encouraged to register online at http://www.NewDorpMerchants.org for a chance to win a prepaid “New Dorp Bucks” Visa Gift card. The winners will be selected at random and the prize given out live at the event.
For more information please contact the event’s organizer, Anthony Rapacciuolo of PRcision, at (718) 490-5023 or ajr(at)prcision.com.
About The New Dorp Merchants Group:
The New Dorp Merchants Group was founded in 2014 by Councilman Steven Matteo, SIEDC, and the Richmond County Savings Foundation. The Group is aimed at organizing the business community throughout the New Dorp commercial corridor and providing additional services in order to enhance the economic vitality of the area.
The Merchants Group steering committee, led by Maria Esposito of Norman Heil Insurance, has been hard at work strengthening the business community with beautification, sanitation, collective marketing, and events. The Group recently released a Shopper’s Guide featuring helpful information about the numerous businesses in the area and can be picked up in shops throughout New Dorp Lane, and it is also available on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/newdorpmerchants) and the New Dorp Merchants Group website (http://www.newdorpmerchants.org/).
For more information about the New Dorp Merchants Group, please visit http://www.newdorpmerchants.org.