1) The Brooklyn Arts Council commemorates the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy with locally made films and media art. Tuesday night at Galapagos they present documentaries capturing the storm’s impact.
2) On Tuesday, Hofstra University hosts Superstorm Sandy blood drive. You can also enter to win tickets to the Superbowl XLVIII, if you’re into that sort of thing.
3) Or give in other ways. Head to Jersey for a cleanup day. There are two shifts available.
4) On Wednesday the 30th, join New York Cares as they give some much-needed TLC to Butler Manor Woods in Staten Island.
5) Or swing through Little Bay Park in Queens on Friday, November 1, to clean up the shore and mulch newly planted trees. Transportation will be provided from the New York Cares office.
6) There are several art exhibits commemorating the anniversary of the storm, including this juried exhibition of works submitted by amateur and professional photographers at the Museum of the City of New York.
7) There’s also this multimedia exhibit titled Come Together: Surviving Sandy at Industry City in Sunset Park, which centers on the work of artists directly affected by Sandy. It’s open Thursday through Sunday.
8) This weekend, sip some booze with your photos at Kings County Distillery, with works on display by New Yorker staff photographer Pari Dukovic.
9) This week, Ellis Island is back in full effect. You wouldn’t have even dreamed of stepping on a boat this time a year ago.