Things to Do this Weekend

Another one of our weekly “Things To Do” lists, see below:

Photo by Dmitriy Mirochnik

1. Autumn Moon Festival

A seasonal fest that takes place in the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden at Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

The annual event celebrates the Chinese Festival of the Autumn Moon when the full moon is at its fullest and brightest.
The Scholar’s Garden celebrates the Autumn Moon Festival with traditional Chinese dances and choral performances, as well as calligraphy, tai chi, and dumpling-making demonstrations.

In keeping with festival tradition, the Scholar’s Garden will serve the first 150 attendees free moon cakes, which are pastries
usually made of flour and baked until golden brown with nuts, mashed red beans, lotus seeds or Chinese dates.

When: Saturday, Sept 29, 4PM – 8PM

Location: New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace

Tickets: Adults $10/ Students and seniors $6

2. 8th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day

Historic Richmond Town will participate in the eighth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.  A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties.  Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

“Museum Day throws open the doors to culture and history and shouts, ‘Welcome, come on in,’” exclaims Ed Wiseman, Executive Director.  “Historic Richmond Town applauds events that make our common heritage accessible to more people.”

When: Satruday, September 29,  1PM – 5PM

Location: Historical Museum, 441 Clarke Avenue

Tickets: Free

3. Conference House Park Beach And Woods

Past and present blend in the Conference House Park where history stretches back thousands of years with the seasonal occupation of the Lenape people and hundreds of years of the Dutch and English habitation.

On this day, observe evidence of the human occupation of the area, observe local geology, and discover what the natural and unnatural debris at the high tide line reveals.

When: Satruday, September 29,  2PM – 4PM

Location: Meet at the Lenape Playground at the corner of Billop Street and Swinnerton Avenue. The walk will be led by Naturalist leader Clay Wollney.

Tickets: Free

4. Busy, Beautiful Bees

Bees are working hard all summer to make their homes and feed their families. But did you know that bees are working hard for us too? Come learn all about all the super stuff that bees help us make and the important role they play in our ecosystem. Make your very own natural beeswax lip balm to take home, then take a short hike on our Nature Center trail. Ages 7 and up.

When: Sunday, September 30,  1PM – 3PM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue

Tickets: Fee per craft participant: $8 non-members/$6 Greenbelt Conservancy members. Registration and pre-payment required.

5. Columbus Day Parade

Italian Heritage Month Ceremony. Enjoy a great day at the Parade.

When: Sunday, September 30,  1PM

Location: New Dorp HS, New Dorp Lane & North Railroad Ave.

Tickets: Free

6. USS Michael Murphy

A guided missile destroyer has arrived on Staten Island — and will be open for public tours — before it is christened in the name of a Navy Seal from Long Island who was killed during a fire-fight in Afghanistan in 2005.

When: Sunday, Sept 30, 1PM – 5PM

Location: Sullivans Pier, Former Navy Homeport, Stapleton, Bay St to Canal St

Tickets: Open to public

 

Have a Fantastic Weekend!

Fun Things To Do this Weekend

Sneak Peak Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Sneak Peak Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Wondering what to do during the last few warm days? Many around town are taking advantage of the beautiful crisp fall weather and organizing outdoors events. Here’s a great list:

 

1. Festa D’Italia & Motori D’italia – One Weekend 2 Great Events

The family-oriented Festa D’Italia event will feature music and live entertainment, Italian specialty foods and pastries, wine tasting, art exhibits, culinary demonstrations, games, rides, crafts, fun-fulfilled all-you-can-eat contests and more.

In speaking of Festa D’Italia, John Caltabiano, chairman of the festival says: “We hope to make this year’s event the most spectacular ever due to the fact that we’re combining the exotic car show and Festa D’Italia, which was never done before.”

The event is set for this weekend on the sprawling lawns of the picturesque hilltop mansion, Casa Belvedere. A showcase of alluring vehicles will appear throughout the weekend. On display will be Alfa Romeos, Ferraris, Fiats, Lomborghinis, Lancias, Maseratis, Vespas and Ducatis.

For additional information about these events, the Italian Cultural Foundation may be reached at 718-273-7660.

When: Friday, 5PM – 9PM, Saturday, 11AM – 8PM, and Sunday from 11AM –  7PM , September 21,22,23.

Location: Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave

Tickets: Adults $10/ Children 12 and under are free

2. Autumn Awakening: A new season for Zoo Babies

The Staten Island zoo babies are ready for their debut! Visit to see how they are being cared for and raised. Some of the babies being introduced include a Fennec Fox, Groundhog, and Scops Owls! Stop by and welcome these critters to the Staten Island Zoo family.

When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 1PM-3PM

Location: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway

Tickets: Free with regular admission

3. Orchestra of St. Luke’s Subway Series & Food Drive

St. Luke’s offers a free, one-hour community concert featuring two chamber works. St. Luke’s will donate $5 to City Harvest for every CD purchased. First come first served seating.

When: Saturday, Sept. 22, doors open at 12 noon

Location: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue

Tickets: Admission is free; attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for City Harvest.

4. The Isadora Duncan Dance Company performs at Clear Comfort

It is has become a wonderful tradition.

The dance company, the Beliloveables, and guest dancers will perform solos and group works from the Duncan repertory centered around the theme of nature, a subject Duncan shared with Austen.

Bring your friends and a picnic: it promises to be a memorable evening.

When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 6PM – 7PM

Location: Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd at Edgewater St.

Tickets: Admission is free; although they ask for a $3 donation that goes towards preserving the house

5. Guided Meditation with Thupten Phuntsok

Meet for a morning meditation class with Ven. Thupten Phuntsok.

When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Location: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Avenue

Tickets: Admission is $12/ $10 for members

6. The 5th Annual Westerleigh Folk Festival

This year’s event will feature 15 musical acts, an art exhibit by the South Shore Artists Group as well as handicrafts from local craftspeople. There will be free children’s activities such as face painting, balloons and pony rides.

When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 11AM – 7PM

Location: Westerleigh Park, corner of Neal Dow & Maine Ave. off Jewett Ave

Tickets: Admission is free

7. Swamp Stories

Sit by the swamp for a spell and enjoy a story about the critters that live nearby. Suitable for ages 3-6 with adult. Registration required.  For more information or to register please call 718-351-3450.

When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 11AM – 12PM

Location: High Rock Park, Meet in the Nevada Avenue parking lot (Nevada Avenue off Rockland Avenue)

Tickets: Admission is free

8. Conference House Tours

Tours of the Conference House.  There is a charge for group tours which are booked separately.  Please visit www.conferencehouse.org or call 718-984-6046 for more information.

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1p.m. to 4 p.m

Location: The Conference House, 298 Satterlee St.

Tickets: Admission is free

9. Healthy Family Nature Hike

Join the Greenbelt Educators on this introductory nature hike through the Nature Center trail. Learn about the animals and plants that live here and how they make their homes on Staten Island. This easy, interpretative hike will be approximately one hour long. Registration highly recommended.

When: Sunday, September 23, 1PM – 3Pm

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue

Tickets: Free

10. Concert Music of Autumn

Stop by for a Shakuhachi Flute concert by Gerald Starlight, accompanied by Andrew Newcomb on synthesizer. The program of music includes, “Under the Sky”, “Autumn Returning”, “Yellow Leaves”, “In Late Afternoon”, and “The Crying of Cranes”

When: Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3PM

Location: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Avenue

Tickets: Admission is $20/ $15 for students and seniors

11. Haunted Houses By Corinne May Botz

For more than ten years, the Corinne May Botz searched for ghost stories in buildings across the United States. She ventured into these haunted places with both camera and tape recorder in hand; her photographs, accompanied by first-person narratives, reveal a rare glimpse into American interiors, both physical and psychological.

When: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2PM – 5PM

Location: Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd at Edgewater St.

Tickets: Admission is free; although they ask for a $3 donation that goes towards preserving the house

12. 3rd Annual Sneak Peak at Freshkills Park

Sneak Peak is a once-a-year opportunity to preview the future Freshkills Park. Enjoy nature walks, kayaking, biking, kite flying, artwork, composting workshops, and much more, all in the breathtaking beauty of Freshkills. See images from last year’s Annual Sneak Peak at Freshkills Park

The hills and creeks of the closed 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill are beginning their transformation into NYC’s biggest and most fascinating new park, on Staten Island’s west shore. Visit the third annual preview of what the park will have to offer!

When: Sunday, Sept. 23, 11AM-4PM

Location: Freshkills Park, Wild and Beresford Avenues

Tickets: Free and open to the public

13. Village Flea Market

Come get your holiday shopping out of the way earlier than all your friends at this antiques, crafts and collectibles market. Search the tables for that one perfect and unique gift.

When: Sunday, Sept. 23, 11AM-4PM

Location: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue

Tickets: $5 per person, kids under 12 are FREE

14. Greenmarkets across Staten Island

This weekend don’t forget to visit one of the three or all greenmarkets on Staten Island for farm-fresh produce! Get delicious, locally grown fruits and veggies.

When: Saturday, September 22nd

Locations:

1) St. George Greenmarket, corner of Hyatt St. & St. Marks Place, 8MA – 2PM

Set on a hill overlooking New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, this market draws a dedicated following of neighborhood shoppers who line up each Saturday to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood and baked goods.

2) Staten Island Mall Greenmarket, 2655 Richmond Ave, parking lot, 9AM – 4PM

3) Decker Farm, 435 Richmond Hill Rd, 9AM – 1PM

The farm stand is open for business, stocking its shelves with organic fruits and vegetables harvested each day from its 11-acre field. This historic family farm has been operating since 1810. It is a unique and special part of Historic Richmond Town where centuries of American life are preserved and presented every day.

 

Enjoy your island and have a Fantastic Weekend!

This Weekend on Staten Island

Photo by Dmitriy Mirochnik

Looks like it’s going to be a lovely fall weekend and below is a list of wonderful activities to enjoy with your loved ones. Get out and enjoy the weekend!

1. 62nd Annual Fence Show & Musical Chairs Open Air Music Festival

Staten Island Museum presents the 2nd longest running outdoor art show in New York City! The 62nd Annual Fence Show will be held on the front lawn of the beautiful & historic Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.
Come view, shop, and canoodle with artists, designers, and craftspeople of all stripes. This year along with the Fence Show, and the Food Trucks, Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble has put together a wonderful array of Music on stage from 12-4pm, this will without a doubt add to the day.

When: Saturday, September 15, 11AM -5PM      *rain date, Sunday, September 16

Location: Snug Harbor- Front Lawn, 1000 Richmond Terrace

Tickets: Free

2. 1776 Peace Conference Celebration

Come down to the Conference House to  see a reenactment of the famous peace conference held at the Conference House. Children’s activities, historic house tours, re-enactments, crafters, colonial dancing, colonial outdoor cooking, live music, and so much more! A fun-filled event for the whole family on the Great Lawn in Conference House Park.

When: Saturday, September 15, 11AM -4PM      *rain date, Sunday, September 16

Location: Conference House Park, 7455 Hylan Blvd

Tickets: $5.00 – adults/$3.00 – children (12 and under) and seniors

3. The Threads that Bind, Exploring the Sacred Traditions of Tibet and India

As part of the Asian American Arts Alliance’s “Celebrating the Sacred Festival” the artist, Jayanthi Moorthy will present, Sacred Writings and Threads, an outdoor installation combining works on canvas, handwritten scrolls sourced from the community, and sacred threads from temples in India. The writings act as a a meditative tool while tying threads represent the bonding with loved ones.

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16, 1PM -5PM

Location: Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Avenue

Tickets:  $6 Adults/$4 students and seniors

4. 39th Annual Greek Festival

Enjoy the flavors, culture, and music of Greece! Fun for the whole family! Here’s a recap of my last year’s visit to the Big Fat Greek Festival. For more info: Call the church office at 718-494-0658.

When:  Sat, September 15, 2PM– midnight, Sun, September 16, 2PM – 10PM

Location: Holy Trinity – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1641 Richmond Ave

Tickets:  Donations

5. 3rd Annual Fig Fest

Fig Fest is an impromptu celebration of the fruit. Revelers bring figs from their garden, samples of fig-baked goods or just their curious selves. Whoever brings the tastiest figs becomes the Fig King (regardless of whether or not you’re a man or woman) for the 2012 season!

When:  Saturday, September 15, 7PM – 8PM

Location: Sea Turtle Circle at Midland Beach

Tickets:  Free

6. Archery

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength!

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

When:  Saturday, September 15, 11AM – 1PM

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park, Eton Place and Richmond Avenue)

Tickets:  Free

7. Crooke’s Point

Walk and talk with Ellen Pratt as she visits the site of the National Park Service’s ongoing restoration.  View the area clear cut and sprayed, and make observations of wildlife.  Consider the possible impacts of proposed restoration and discuss alternate approaches to the maintenance of a healthy environment.

When:  Saturday, September 15, 10:30AM – 12PM

Location: Meet in the parking lot, just before entering Crooke’s Point.

Tickets: Free

8. Greenmarkets across Staten Island

This weekend visit one of the three or all greenmarkets on Staten Island for farm-fresh produce! Get delicious, locally grown fruits and veggies.

When: Saturday, September 15

Locations:

1) St. George Greenmarket, corner of Hyatt St. & St. Marks Place, 8MA – 2PM

Set on a hill overlooking New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, this market draws a dedicated following of neighborhood shoppers who line up each Saturday to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood and baked goods.

2) Staten Island Mall Greenmarket, 2655 Richmond Ave, parking lot, 9AM – 4PM

3) Decker Farm, 435 Richmond Hill Rd, 9AM – 1PM

The farm stand is open for business, stocking its shelves with organic fruits and vegetables harvested each day from its 11-acre field. This historic family farm has been operating since 1810. It is a unique and special part of Historic Richmond Town where centuries of American life are preserved and presented every day.

9. Welcome Fall: Woodland Fairymaking Workshop

The forest is home to wondrous creatures, some who are born from the imagination. Create your own woodland fairy or wizard to join you on your hike through the Greenbelt forest. Suitable for ages 7 and up with adult chaperone.

When:  Saturday, September 15, 1PM – 3PM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue

Tickets: non- members: $8 per craft participant/$6 Greenbelt Conservancy members: Registration and pre-payment required.

10. Freshkills Park Birding Tour

Search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site’s wetlands, creeks and meadows! This tour, like all our bi-monthly birding tours, will be held jointly by naturalists from the Staten Island Museum and members of the Freshkills Park development team. It will diverge from the normal tour route and will be traveled by both bus and foot. This tour is a great way to witness the Freshkills Park site as well as the diverse wildlife returning to the region. This event is free, but space is limited, and registration is required. Please email Michael.Callery@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 788-8277 to reserve a spot.

When:  Sunday, September 16, 10:30AM – 12:30PM

Location: Meet at the Eltingville Transit Center, 90-98 Wainwright Ave

Tickets:  Free

11. Irish Music Festival

Enjoy music from The Willie Lynch Band, The Band of Rogues, The Jimmy Hawkins Band, and Pipe and Drum Bands. Food, beverages, kids activities by PartySmarty Entertainment, 50/50, & 300 Club. For the Benefit of The Society of St. Paul. Rain or Shine. For more information call (718)981-9567.

When:  Sunday, September 16, 12PM – 6PM

Location: Alba House, 2187 Victory Blvd.

Tickets:  $10. Bring lawn chairs.

12. Magnificent Mushrooms Up Close

September is a wonderful time to look for these marvels of the forest. Meet at High Rock Park to learn all about the beautiful decomposers found throughout the Greenbelt. Use magnifiers and microscopes to take a closer look at these fascinating fungi, and learn basic mushroom identification. Then take a hike through the forest to see what is blooming. This program is geared for families with children ages 6 and up. Meet at the Nevada Ave parking lot. Registration required.

When:  Sunday, September 16, 1PM – 3PM

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) intersection of Rockland Avenue

Tickets: Free

 

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Things to Do this Weekend and other Celebrations around town

Staten Island, NY by Dmitriy Mirochnik

Photo credit Dmitriy Mirochnik

It’s time to get back to the Beach and Celebrate!  This summer weekend offers an array of fun activities for all ages, all over town. We hope you take some time this weekend to enjoy them:

 

1. Sprinkler Fest 

Come and join in the free, fun-in-the sun event “ Sprinkler Fest” for children of all ages, hosted by the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. “Sprinkler Fest” will feature dozens of open sprinklers for children to run, skip or jump through — providing, of course, that the weather cooperates — and there will also be a dunk tank for downing members of the Snug Harbor staff on the one-acre of South Meadow. Also at the fest free entertainment such as live music, puppeteers and workshops.
When: Friday, August 17th, 1PM – 5PM
Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Tickets: Free

2. NYC Parks Summer Movie Series

Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and gather up your family for an outdoor showing of ‘Kung Fu Panda 2.’

When: Friday, August 17th, 8PM – 10PM

Location: Cpl Thompson Park, Broadway and Henderson Avenue

Tickets: Free

3. Summer Stage Kids: Central Park Zoo’s Wildlife Theater

Wildlife Theater is a Central Park Zoo-based theater company that inspires audiences to learn—and care—more about our natural world. W.T. performs their special interactive theater programs in the tri-state area for schools, community centers and hospitals.

When: Friday, August 17th, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Location: Tappen Park, at the intersection of Canal St and Bay St

Tickets: Free

4. Back to the Beach Celebrations

The second and final “Back to the Beach” weekend of the summer will be held this weekend. A fireworks display is scheduled for 9 p.m. on Saturday, with a raindate of Sunday.  Games, rides, vendors, food, and entertainment will be available both days of the celebration.

When: Sat and Sun, August 18th and 19th. 12 Noon – 9PM

Location: at the Midland Beach Sea Turtle Circle, located at Father Capodanno Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue

Tickets: Free event

5. Basic Canoeing

Trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. During Urban Park Ranger canoe programs, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!
This particular program is of basic intensity. It is great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

When: Saturday, August 18th, 11AM – 2PM

Location: Willowbrook Park, entrances at Richmond Ave., Victory Blvd., Ashworth Ave., and Forest Hill Rd.

Tickets: Free

6. Staten Idol

Come and show us that Staten Island has talent.  You can sing or dance individually or in a group. All acts are welcome to our talent showcase. Please register by calling the center (718) 816-5558.

When: Saturday, August 18th, 4PM – 6PM

Location: Faber Park, Richmond Ter. To Kill Van Kull, Faber St.

Tickets: Free

7. Nature of Art: Summer Adult Art Workshop

Charcoal:
Explore the history and characteristics of this ancient medium known as “Black Magic”. Learn to achieve spectacular effects and lifelike spontaneous results in your work by using proper tonal assessment as we practice negative space drawing.

When: Saturday, August 18th, 11AM – 1PM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue
Tickets: Free
Join for a guided meditation class on Saturday mornings. The session is led by the Ven. Thupten Phuntsok, and lasts for one hour.
When: Saturday, August 18th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art338 Lighthouse Avenue
Tickets:  $12/$10 for members
9. Greenmarkets across Staten IslandThis weekend visit one of the three or all greenmarkets on Staten Island for farm-fresh produce! Get delicious, locally grown fruits and veggies.When: August 11th, SaturdayLocations:1. St. George Greenmarket, corner of Hyatt St. & St. Marks Place, 8MA – 2PM

2. Staten Island Mall Greenmarket, 2655 Richmond Ave, parking lot, 9AM – 4PM

3. Decker Farm, 435 Richmond Hill Rd, 9AM – 1PM

10. Fishing

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

When: Sunday, August 19th, 11AM – 1PM

Location: Clove Lakes Park, Parking area west of Park Drive and Clove Road

Tickets: Free

11. Kayak Staten Island

Kayak Staten Island – is an organization providing free kayaking for the public. They provide the use of sit-on-top kayaks, life-jackets and paddles. Offering paddling tips and launch/land assistance. Experienced kayakers are in the water for further assistance.

When: Sunday, August 19th, 12PM – 4PM

Location: located on South Beach at the end of the Boardwalk in Parking Lot #1.

Tickets: Free

12. Zumba at Great Kills Park

Zumba with instructors Barbara Magill and Gina Viola. The free cardio dance classes are based on Latin and international music. For more information call   718-980-6130

When: Sunday, August 19th, at 10:30 AM

Location: Gateway National Recreation Area at Great Kills Park, Hylan Boulevard at Buffalo Street

Tickets: Free

 

Have a great weekend everyone. Enjoy the summer!

Things to do on Staten Island this Weekend

It’s been a while since our last update – my apologies. Lately I have been extremely busy with work, helping people buy and sell real estate in Staten Island, here at Vitale Sunshine Realtors. Though my job is challenging at times, it is always interesting and rewarding. Now, it seems, I finally have some time to dedicate to my other passion, which is our Staten Island community.

It’s amazing how time flies and the month of August is upon us. But there are still plenty of summer days left to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. So take advantage of the long hot summer days with the list of fun activities for this weekend.

 

1. Hands Across the Sand

South Beach will be holding their 3rd annual Hands Across the Sand ceremony to demonstrate their commitment to clean, healthy oceans. The hand holding will start at 11:45 a.m. and there will be free kayaking starting at noon.

“Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations and the borders of the world. This movement is not about politics — it is about the protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries.  The accidents that continue to happen in offshore oil drilling are a threat to all of the above.  Expanding offshore oil drilling is not the answer; embracing Clean Energy is.”

When: August 4th, Saturday. 11:45Am

Location: At the shoreline near Parking lot #1, near intersection of Father Capodanno Blvd., Ocean Ave., Drury Ave.

Tickets: Free of charge and open to the public

2. Kayak Staten Island

Kayak Staten Island – is an organization providing free kayaking for the public. They provide the use of sit-on-top kayaks, life-jackets and paddles. Offering paddling tips and launch/land assistance. Experienced kayakers are in the water for further assistance.

When: August 4th, Sat. 12PM – 3:30PM

Location: located on South Beach at the end of the Boardwalk in Parking Lot #1.

Tickets: Free

3. Saturday’s Tots

Spend quality time playing, singing, drawing and listening to stories with your little ones at the Staten Island Children’s Museum.

When: August 4th, Sat. 11AM – 12:30PM

Location: Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace

Tickets: Free with admission

Also, this weekend (8/4 and 8/5) the Staten Island Children’s Museum will be a part of Bank of America’s Museums on Us. All you need is a photo ID and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit debit card and you will receive one free general admission.

4. All Children’s Day

“All Children’s Day” at Willowbrook Park. There will be a magician, music, arts & crafts, and of course, rides on the Carousel!

When: August 5th, Sun. 2PM – 5PM

Location: Willowbrook Park, 1 Eton Place

Tickets: Free

5. Music with Patrick

Join Patrick as we celebrate inventions with music, singing and instrument-playing on the grounds of Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, where the man who helped invent the telephone once lived.  This event is sponsored by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and is part of their Tellettrofono program.

When: August 4th, Sat. 2:45PM – 3:15PM

Location: Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Ave

Tickets: Free

6. Greenmarkets across Staten Island

This weekend visit one of the three or all greenmarkets on Staten Island for farm-fresh produce! Get delicious, locally grown fruits and veggies.

When: August 4th, Saturday

Locations:

1. St. George Greenmarket, corner of Hyatt St. & St. Marks Place, 8MA – 2PM

2. Staten Island Mall Greenmarket, 2655 Richmond Ave, parking lot, 9AM – 4PM

3. Decker Farm, 435 Richmond Hill Rd, 9AM – 1PM

7. Family Day

In conjunction with Telettrofono, the fourth edition of the still spotting nyc program in Staten Island, families are welcome to attend a free event at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. This Family Day will include a museum tour focusing on Antonio Meucci, his life and work, a reading, art activities, and refreshments.

When: August 4th, 2Pm – 4PM

Location: Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Ave

Tickets: Free

8. Basic Canoeing

Trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. During Urban Park Ranger canoe programs, you can go from novice to expert in just one summer!

The intensity level of this particular program is considered basic. It is great for all skill levels, and children 8 years and older are welcome.

When: August 5th, Sunday, 11AM – 2PM

Location: Clove Lakes Park, Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place

Tickets: Free

9. Conference House Tours

Take a Free tour of the Conference House. Conference House Park is a great destination for both park and history buffs. Let the history sink in as you stroll along beautifully kept pathways to a pavilion overlooking the water.

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1PM – 4PM

Location: Conference House, 298 Satterlee St

Tickets: Free

10.  Dog Days of Summer Hike

Come hike with your canine companion before the heat of the day sets in. Learn the trails on this moderate hike through the woods and make new friends.

Meet at the lower level parking lot of High Rock Park (Nevada Avenue off Rockland Avenue)

Registration required, limited to 12 people and their dogs.

When: August 5th, Sunday, 10AM – 11AM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue

Tickets: Free

11. Biking

Urban Park Ranger cycling guides will introduce you to some of the most famous parks in the world. Enjoy breathtaking views, public artwork, landscape design and an abundance of wildlife.

Biking programs are suitable for all ages and generally proceed at a leisurely pace. You must supply your own bicycle and helmets are required.

When: August 4th, Saturday, 11AM

Location: South BeachSand Lane and Capadanno Blvd

Tickets: Free

12. Lighthouse Weekend with the National Lighthouse Museum

In honor of lighthouse weekend, the National Lighthouse Museum is hosting multiple events for the lighthouse lover in all of
us.On Saturday, Wayne Wheeler, president of the US Lighthouse Society will present a lecture accompanied by brunch on the history of the US Lighthouse Service General Depot. On Sunday, the Lighthouse Museum will host a boat tour of New York Harbor’s lighthouses. Register for both at the Lighthouse Museum’s website

When: August 4th, Saturday, 11AM – 2PM and August 5th, Sunday at 10AM

Location: Lecture will be held at 50 Bay Street. Boat Tour will be leaving from Battery Park.

Ticekts: Please visit the website for more information http://lighthousemuseum.org/category/events/

 

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