STATEN ISLAND, NY – After hurricane rains canceled Lighthouse Point Fest a few weekends ago, the National Lighthouse Museum will restart the celebration this Sunday, October 16.
Its legendary annual soup contest is also back.
The pirate-themed festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is suggested at $3 per guest, a donation to the museum.
From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., several activities are aimed at children, including the Pirate School. There is a rubber duck race with an entry fee of $5 per duck. John J. Harvey Fire Boat will spring a water display as neighbor Launch of Miller, aka “the Swiss army knife of the Atlantic Ocean”, pulls one of its powerful tugs to the pier just outside the museum. Charlie the Balloon Man will sculpt hats and animals.
Additionally, a vendor’s market is planned with small local borough businesses offering arts and crafts, body and skin care products, jewelry and more. Flagship Brewery’s beer lineup includes fall selections and the new Roggenfest for the season.
Admission to the National Lighthouse Museum will be free during the festival. Parking is available at the Staten Island Ferry, Empire Outlets and along Bay Street.
YES, SOUP FOR YOU!
This year’s Legendary Soup Contest highlights several restaurants on Staten Island, including Osteria Santina in Westerleigh, Marie’s Gourmet in St. George, Lacey’s Bridge Tavern in Elm Park, Italianissimo in South Beach, J’s on the Bay of Rosebank and Jimmy Max with owner Jimmy McBratney. as honorary president of the competition.
Other creations will come from students in the Culinary Arts program at Port Richmond and Jody’s Club Forest in West Brighton, Del Mar 48, The Point Tavern and DeLuca’s Trattoria. Peter Botros will present a soup under the umbrella of Bread & Butter Hospitality, a company that encompasses multiple locations including Stone House, The Chef’s Table at the Stone House loft, Violette’s Cellar and Sofia’s Taqueria.
The Sixth Annual National Lighthouse Museum Cooking Trial takes place from noon to 2 p.m. A cup and spoon for a taste of each are available for $7 and the product is planned for the museum.
Guest conductors of the Lighthouse Museum at the non-professional level are welcome. The first prize is an original handmade souvenir trophy.
Participants can contact the museum at 718-390-0040 or via the website Lighthousemuseum.org.
The non-profit organization recently welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. Anne, one of the great champions of the international lighthouse community, has been honored as Honorary Chair of the National Lighthouse Museum’s Campaign to Light Up Future Generations, a global effort launched in January to raise funds for the expansion, education, gallery space and preservation. .
Pamela Silvestri is editor-in-chief of Advance Food. She can be reached at [email protected].