Staten Island summer festivals 2021: Every Saturday through August, roads will close for food and fun on Van Duzer Street

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Bring on the empanadas and soul food! Each Saturday for 12 consecutive weeks starting this weekend, restaurants and small businesses will be the draw to the heart of Stapleton with regular block parties. The section of Van Duzer at Wright and Beach Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on those days to promote community gatherings from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Van Duzer Street Civic Association has organized the family-friendly series through NYC’s Open Streets car-free program. It will continue from June 12 through the rest of the summer.

Chicken empanadas at Amira’s in

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Exeter Arts & Music Fest kicks off Saturday at Swasey Parkway

EXETER — The 2021 Exeter Arts & Music Fest kicks off on Saturday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Swasey Parkway.

There will be thirty featured artists, fifteen musical acts, and eight food vendors spread out throughout the expansive green spaces along the water in downtown Exeter.

Nonprofit organization TEAM (Town Exeter Arts Music) has expanded its programming this year to feature an event each month, including fests on June 19, July 17, and August 21, culminating on September 18 with their annual Fall Equinox Festival.

There is a $10 suggested donation per person and $20 per

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Locomotive FC set for season opener against NM United on Saturday

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — After what has turned into the longest preseason of all-time, El Paso Locomotive FC is finally set to take the pitch at Southwest University Park on Saturday night against New Mexico United. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

It has been six long months since we last saw Locomotive FC on the field, and this year’s club has a much different look than the two previous years. Head coach Mark Lowry has a core of returners on the 2021 roster in addition to several newcomers.

El Paso returns 14 players from the 2020 roster, nine

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Kid Cudi’s first gig on Saturday Night Live sends powerful message

Content warning:  This article contains references to depression, anxiety, addiction, and suicide.

This past weekend, rapper Kid Cudi performed for the first time on Saturday Night Live, fresh off the release of his latest album Man on the Moon III: The Chosen One.

The entire album, like much of Cudi’s career, is a meditation on his experience living with depression and anxiety. Cudi has been open and vocal about his mental health since he checked himself into rehab in 2016 for suicidal ideation.

Cudi performed two songs from the album, “Tequila Shots” and “Sad People” which reflect

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