Summer Festivities and 4th of July Celebration!

June 29, 2012 1 Comment

It’s Indepence Day Weekend! That means – picnics in the parks, concerts under the open sky, fun fairs, mouthwatering barbecue festivals, family reunions and, of course, Fireworks!

Celebrate America Concert on Staten Island, NY

1. Celebrate America Concert

Borough President James P. Molinaro will host his annual “Celebrate America” concert at Wolfes Pond Park. The Concert will feature great music, food, toy vendors, and a fireworks display. Concert-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information call 718-816-2133.

When: June 30th, Saturday at 6:30PM

Where: Wolfes Pond Park, 420 Cornelia Ave

Tickets: Free Event

2. 4th of July at Alice Austen House Museum

Join the Alice Austen House Museum for their annual 4th of July event including a concert, free snacks and fireworks! Performance by Staten Island Philharmonic’s. For more information call (718)816-4506.

When:  July 4th, Wed. at 12 Noon

Where: Alice Austen House Museum; 2 Hylan Blvd.

Tickets: Free Event

3. June Bug Dance

Come dance the night away under the stars at the South Beach Gazebo!

When: June 29th, Fri. 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Where: South Beach Gazebo, Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd.

Tickets: Free

4. Staten Island OutLOUD

Join Staten Island OutLOUD’s annual reading from the Declaration of Independence, plus other historic texts and poetry at The Conference House. Here’s your chance to read our nation’s founding document and related literature, and engage in a dialogue with neighbors whom you might otherwise not have a chance to meet.

When: June 30th, Sat. 2PM – 3PM

Where: The Conference House, 298 Satterlee St. at Hylan Blvd.

Tickets: Free

Then on Sunday, the annual reading moves to Fort Wadsworth with a few surprises. Co-hosted by poet Victoria Hamilton, Dean Thompson and Doris Nielsen. Gather at the scenic Harbor Overlook at Fort Wadsworth. If it rains there’s going to be a comfortable indoor location. Enter through the Guard Station at Bay St & School Road (near the Verrazano Bridge). Free parking in the Visitors Center parking lot; follow the sidewalk to the Harbor Overlook.


When: July 1st, Sun. 3PM – 4:30PM

Where: Fort Wadsworth; Bay Street and School Road

Tickets: Free

5. Sunset Festival at South Beach

Come celebrate the sunset every Wednesday! The South Beach Boardwalk Revival Project is proud to introduce the Sunset Festiva. All Staten Islanders are invited to walk along the boardwalk and enjoy art from local artists, jewelry makers, and sculptors with an option to purchase any of the original pieces. Face painters, clowns, magicians, and much more will all be there to entertain kids both young and old! Fireworks are scheduled (weather permitting.)

Don’t forget to stop by the Boardwalk Grille and Scoops for an all-American summertime menu featuring hotdogs, nachos, cheese fries, soft serve ice cream, ice cream sodas, and fruit smoothies. Or relax and enjoy a delectable dinner of steaks, seafood, and cocktails at the South Fin Grill.

For more information or to volunteer to be part of the festival please email or call (888) 275-7370.

When: July 4th, Wed  6PM – 8:30PM

This event repeats every week on Wednesday between 6/27/2012 and 8/29/2012.

Where: South Beach Boardwalk, Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd

Tickets: Free

6. Bike New York

Bike New York is continuing to provide bike education with their popular “Bike With Us” program in Midland Beach this summer! Bike With Us takes children on scenic bike rides through Staten Island after teaching them basic biking skills and safety information. The perfect FREE summertime activity for Staten Island kids, Bike With Us started with 250 kids in their 2009 program and grew to over 1000 kids in last year’s program.

Bike New York will be offering its fun and popular “Bike With Us” biking program to kids ages 9 years and up.

The program teaches children, in groups of 12, basic biking skills and bike safety information. Once mastering these biking techniques, groups are taken for scenic bike rides in Midland Beach and Staten Island’s beautiful Parks and Greenways. Bikes, helmets, and instructors are all provided.
Parents can sign their kids up for one of Bike New York’s two-hour time slots, which will be their child’s session each week for the entire summer. Sessions are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays; available time slots are from: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 12:30 to 2:30 PM, and 3:00 to 5:00 PM.
A free program, “Bike With Us” is an exciting and informative summertime activity for kids whether they’re newbies or experienced riders.
To reserve one or more time slots for children, contact Zoe Cheswick at (212)870-2098 or
Also check out the schedule for 2012 Summer Events  on Staten Island!
Enjoy and Celebrate This Weekend! Let the Good Times Roll!
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One Comments to “Summer Festivities and 4th of July Celebration!”
  1. Dolores Rocco says:

    I would like to know the schedule for the
    summer “Back to the Beach” concerts here on Staten Island. I know they are scheduled thoughout the summer. Thank you!

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