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Now that warmer weather is finally here, more and more adolescents are taking to Staten Island streets on bikes, skateboards and scooters. But not all of them are wearing helmets that could protect them from a serious head injury.

May is Trauma Awareness Month. Many traumas can be avoided by taking precautions, which is why Christopher Sorrentino, RN, pediatric trauma program manager, at Staten Island University Hospital, recently stopped by 5050 Skatepark in Stapleton to talk to teens about the importance of helmets.

“Any type of impact could cause significant injury to the brain and the surrounding tissue and bone,” said Sorrentino. “By definition, every head injury is a brain injury.”

Brain injuries are classified from mild, which could mean a simple concussion, to severe, such as a skull fracture or bleeding in the brain, explained the trauma expert.

While the handful of teens listening to Sorrentino’s safety talk at the indoor skatepark all wore helmets – a requirement at the facility – they admitted that many of their peers do not.

“It’s just not smart to ride without a helmet,” said Cameron Robbins, a 17-year-old BMX rider from Bay Terrace. “It’s inevitable. You’re going to fall, you’re going to hit your head and you’re going to injure yourself.”

Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of a serious brain injury by up to 85 percent, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization aimed at educating communities and families about injury prevention. That’s because most of the impact energy of an accident is absorbed by the helmet instead of the head and brain.

In the year-and-a-half that Cameron’s been riding he’s gone through two helmets. Once a helmet is involved in an impact crash it needs to be replaced because the foam inside it is made for one-time use, and after taking a hit it’s no longer as protective.

Alexander Cristy, 16, is on his third helmet. The Mariners Harbor teen can twirl his scooter midair on the ramps at the skatepark but is quick to point out he’s also wiped out doing tricks. A jump gone wrong last year resulted in a dislocated shoulder and a fractured collarbone.”

Projectivity’s 5th Annual Musication Event This Friday 7PM

Musication 5 at 5050 Skatepark This Friday

“The 5th Annual Musication Festival is here and this year’s theme is DANCE! The Musication Festival has been instrumental in showcasing youth performers and artists along with the professional musicians and artists from Staten Island, NYC, and beyond. Each year raises money for the LARK Fund, a mini-grant designed to provide money to public schools and non-profits for music equipment, instruments, repairs, speakers, etc” _Projectivity
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Andy Mineo ‘Uncomfortable’ Album Listening Party

“Staten Island, New York is a very important and sometimes overlooked place in hip-hop. The fifth and often forgotten borough is the birth place of legendary rap group Wu Tang Clan, who burst on the scene in the early 90s with gritty dark beats from the streets and contained nine incredibly talented gentlemen of a certain intellect that were born to weave lyrics to rhythms like a seamstress with yarn.

This past Saturday (August 15), the Washington Heights born emcee and Reach Records sensation, Andy Mineo, visited the hallowed grounds of the Stapleton area of Shaolin to surprise unsuspecting fans with a truly memorable experience at 5050 Skatepark.”

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Valentino Scaramella Photos at #5050SKATEPARK

Valentino Scaramella sent us some amazing photos from the July 18th Rising Sun Allstars Show we had.

Check them out and go check out his Facebook Flickr and follow him on Instagram.

Diaster by Skater at 5050 Skatepark 2015 photo Valentino Scaramella

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Method Man & RedMan Shoot Music Video at 5050 Skatepark

Last night Method Man and Redman filmed their newest music video at 5050 Skatepark. Video will be out soon, for now here is some photos.
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