Summer Weekend Events

Summer is here and it’s time to have some fun in the sun!

LUMEN Festival 2011

Photo Credit Dmitriy Mirochnik


Lumen is a video and performance art festival on Staten Island’s waterfront. Last year LUMEN festival brought thousands to the Staten Island waterfront for an evening full of exciting performance art and video installations. In its third year, the festival promises to be even bigger. For the map, directions and what to expect from the festival please refer to this helpful article What To Expect If You’re Coming To LUMEN.

LUMEN 2012 will feature video installations, new media projections, animation, performance art, art interventions, and sound art, curated by Christopher Eamon. He has been involved in Pulse, Art Basel, the Whitney, and multiple projects abroad. Grace Exhibition Space will be curating performance art at this year’s festival

When: June 23, Sat. 6PM – 12AM

Location: Atlantic Salt Company; 561 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

Tickets: Free of charge and open to the public.

2. Raja Rajeswari (Part of Summerfest 2012)

Raja and her troupe will perform “Passport to India,” a representation of traditional Indian dance. The dances will include Bharatha Natyam, a classical style of dance that originated in the ancient temples and has survived over 3000 years, recent Folk dance, and Semi-classical dances that borrow from both the classical and folk disciplines. The performance will include traditional costumes, jewelry, and music from India. The audience will be taught several hand gestures throughout the performance, and will be given colorful “Bhindis”.

When: June 23, Sat. at 3PM

Where: St. George Library, 5 Central Avenue

Tickets: Free

3. Staten Island Shakespearean Theater

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, a classic tale of intrigue and murder re-interpreted with a female cast. Directed by Ritty Mahoney.

When: June 23, Sat at 3PM and June 24, Sun at 3PM

Where: Outside the historic courthouse at Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave

Tickets: Free

4. 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

Where: Conference House, 298 Satterlee St

Tickets: Free

5. Fitness Hike

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. The Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. This particular hike is of a vigorous intensity level. It is long distanced, with hills and rugged terrain.

When: June 23, Sat. at 11AM

Where: High Rock Park, in the lot at the end of Nevada Avenue, off of Rockland Avenue, and follow signs

Tickets: Free

6.  Lost Ladybugs at High Rock Park 

Some species of ladybugs, including the official insect of New York State seem to be vanishing. Learn how to identify ladybugs and become part of a citizen science program to help Cornell University scientists track ladybugs. Bring your digital camera. Suitable for children age 7 and up.  Registration required.

When: June 24, Sun. 1PM – 2PM

Where: High Rock Park, in the lot at the end of Nevada Avenue, off of Rockland Avenue, and follow signs

Tickets: Free

7. Kayak Staten Island

Here’s a great way to cool off after a heat wave – 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: June 23, Sat. 12PM – 4PM

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

Tickets: Free

8.  Come Celebrate the Effort to Preserve the William H. Pouch Scout Camp

The Committee to Save Pouch Camp invites you, your family and friends for a celebration of open space and preservation of the William H. Pouch Scout Camp. Pick-up the Committee’s full color brochure at the event and find out how you can help preserve Pouch Camp for future generations. Guided tours by naturalists of the lake area every half hour starting at 2:30 pm. Learn more about the preservation effort.
When: June 24, Sun. 2PM – 5PM
Where: 1465 Manor Road
Tickets: Free
Do you ever wonder what the animals do all day long at the zoo? Come to the Staten Island Zoo and watch your favorite animal get their favorite toy. You will be able to see these magnificent animals use there natural instincts and curiosities. Special animal encounters, keeper talks, and crafts for the children.
When: June 23, Sat. 10:30AM – 3:30PM
Where: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway
Tickets: Free with regular Zoo admission

Visit beautiful homes and gardens along the tree lined streets of New Brighton – east of Snug Harbor Cultural center. The tour includes four to six historic houses in the Hamilton Park section of New Brighton, a suburban community designed around 1860 by Charles K. Hamilton. For more information please call (718) 448-2006.
When: June 24, Sun. 1PM – 5PM
Where: New Brighton, Hamilton Park
Tickets: $25
Wishing everyone a happy weekend full of fun and smiles!


Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Lake in Staten Island by Dmitriy Mirochnik

Lake in Staten Island by Dmitriy Mirochni

Photo Credit Dmitriy Mirochnik

Wondering what to do this weekend, why not do it all?! This weekend is filled with exciting and fun events happening around Staten Island.

1. Uncorked! 2012 – Enough said!

This is one event we wait for all year! Stroll through Richmond Historic Town, listen to soft music, sample great dishes, sip local wines, taste American tradition, enjoy ethnic flavors and make tasty memories. Don’t miss it!

When: May 19th, Sat. 12PM – 4PM

Location: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave Staten Island NY 10306

Tickets: $30 for adults / $10 for children 12 and under. Rides and games additional.

2. Memorial Day Parade

Staten Island will celebrate the brave men and women who have fought to preserve the country’s freedom by hosting the annual Great Kills Memorial Day Parade .

When: May 19th, Sat. Begins at 10 AM

Location: At Durant and Cleveland avenues

Tickets: Free

3. Decker Farm Stand

The farm stand will be open every Saturday morning offering the freshest seasonal vegetables, prepared items and breads. “Farm Fests” will be held on the last Saturday of each month to celebrate the bounty from the Decker Farm fields.

When: Every Saturday until November 3rd, 9AM – 1PM

Location: 441 Clarke Ave.

Tickets: Free entrance. Produce for sale.

4. Staten Island Maifest

A German-inspired Spring Festival hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church. The even will feature traditional foods, music, entertainment, vendors, games and crafts and much more.

When: May 19th, Sat. 10AM – 6PM

Location: South Meadow in Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace

Tickets: $3.50 for people over 16 years of age / Children under 16 are free with parent

5. Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

Sundog Theatre’s Musical Theatre Kids take the stage in a classic Disney tale brought to life through song and dance! Performed by an all-kid cast, the jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, The Jungle Book KIDS is a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages!

Director Melissa Tierney and local actors between the ages of 8 and 14,  have worked tirelessly to bring the musical to the community through Sundog Theatre’s Musical Theatre Kids program. For more information, contact Sundog Theatre at (718) 816-5453 or visit

When: May 19th, Sat. at 12 PM noon

Location: Staten Island Zoo auditorium, 614 Broadway

Tickets: FREE with paid admission: Seating is on a first come, first seated basis.

6. Top Chef – The Tour

Starting May 17th, Bravo brings together some of Top Chef’s most memorable cheftstants for the fifth annual Top Chef mobile tour. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch your favorite chefs compete live.

When: May 19th, Sat. The demo times are 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.

Location: Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave

Tickets: Free

7. “It’s My Park Day”

Come out and lend a hand to help clean your park. Offering several activities to engage the community and especially our youth to learn about the importance of caring for and maintaining their local parks. The Staten Island gardeners will lead volunteers in an informative workshop that will teach the basics of maintaining a horticultural site. This event is taking place in all Staten Island Parks.

Tappen Park , Wolfe’s Pond ParkCorporal Thompson ParkWesterleigh ParkEibs Pond ParkNew Dorp ParkClove Lake ParkGraniteville Quarry ParkMidland & South Beach.

Tickets: Free volunteering event

8. The WIYOS in Concert

The WIYOS transport us back to the 1920’s and 30’s by inviting kids and adults alike to holler, stomp and sing along to old-time American folk music. This trio captures the vintage spirit of the era by drawing on blues, ragtime, spirituals, and Appalachian jug-band music. Featuring an array of colorful instruments – harmonica, washboard, kazoo, banjo, guitar – these theatrical musicians fill the stage with rich textures and sounds. Bring your little ones to this free interactive, 45 minute concert.

When: May 20th, Sun. 2PM – 4PM

Location: Veterans Memorial Hall, 1000 Richmond Terrace

Tickets: Free

9. Alice in Wonderland

Come to a tea party with Alice in Wonderland! Step through the looking glass where excitement and adventure go hand-in-hand with magic, music and fun! Audiences of all ages will love the rollicking energy and enchantment of Alice in Wonderland as Lewis Carroll’s great classic is wonderfully brought to life on stage.

When: May 20th, at 5PM

Location: St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street

Tickets: $22, $18, $16


Have A Great Weekend Everyone!


This weekend in Staten Island

Get up and do something! Here is a great list of events happening in Staten Island this weekend.

1. Jr. Science Club: Making Light of Optics

Build kaleidoscopes and use lasers to study the reflection and refraction of light while having fun and honing skills in construction & alignment. For more information call Seth Wollney at (718)483-7105.

When: March 17, Sat. 10AM – 12PM

Location: Staten Island Museum – 75 Stuyvesant Place

Tickets: $8 non-members/ $5 museum members

2. Teen Environmental Club: Beach Clean-Up

Bags, gloves and warm refreshments will be provided. Meet near the brick bathroom house in the main parking lot at the end of Cornelia Avenue. For more information call Seth Wollney at (718)483-7105.

When: March 18, Sun. 10AM – 1PM

Location: Wolfe’s Pond Park – 420 Cornelia Avenue

Tickets: All teens 13-18 welcome Free

3. Yoga in The Greenbelt

This event repeats every week on Saturday between 1/7/2012 and 3/31/2012.

Join certified yoga instructor Nancy Kaufman for yoga sessions overlooking our beautiful and inspiring woodlands. All fitness levels are welcome. For more information call (718)351-3450.

When: March 17, Sat. 9:30AM – 11AM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center – 700 Rockland Ave at Brielle Ave

Tickets: $15 non-members/ $13 Greenbelt Conservancy members

4. Adult Art Workshop: Botanical Paper Making

Join Greenbelt residence artist Kathy Trimarco for a relaxing afternoon of the ancient art of papermaking using a variety of botanical accents. Participants will learn how to make several sheets of paper and create a decorative date book cover embellished with pressed leaf specimens. For more information call (718)351-3450.

When: March 17, Sat. 1PM – 2PM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center – 700 Rockland Ave at Brielle Ave

Tickets: $20 non-members/ $17 Greenbelt Conservancy member

5. The Night Sky

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered, and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. The Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system as they discuss the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy is consistently rated as a favorite science topic for children and these programs are the perfect gateway for furthering science education. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. For more information call (718)967-3542.

When: March 17, Sat. 7PM

Location: Wolfe’s Pond Park Comfort Station – Cornelia Ave

Tickets: Free

6. Nature Exploration (Light)

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public.

On Nature Exploration Hikes you will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Learn to navigate using a map and compass with our Orienteering programs, and learn to use a GPS to search for hidden prizes. Hiking and Orienteering programs feature intensity levels ranging from light to vigorous. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack. For more information call (718)967-3542.

When: March 18, Sun. 11AM

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground – Ramona and Lenevar Ave

Tickets: Free

7. Staten Island OutLOUD: Tom-Becky-Huck look-alike Contest

Staten Island OutLOUD continues its Island-wide celebration of Mark Twain’s classic “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”. And what better way to bring Tom, Huck and Becky Thatcher to life than with a look-alike contest? There will be prizes for kids who dress up as Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Becky Thatcher or other characters from Mark Twain’s novel. Adults can get into the act too!

Staten Island OutLOUD presents this event as part of The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Arts Midwest. For more info on Staten Island OutLOUD’s “Tom Sawyer” events visit or call (718)351-3450.

When: March 18, Sun. 2PM – 4PM

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center – 700 Rockland Ave at Brielle Ave

Tickets: Free

8. Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Forest Restoration Workshop Moses Mountain to SeaView- If you come late, walk to the first bend of the entry road, follow the Yellow Trail past Moses Mountain and take the unmarked trail to the right toward SeaView where we will be removing plants and cutting alien vines. Protectors will supply tools, gloves and refreshments. After a two hour work session, we will take a short walk over nearby trails. For more information call Don Recklies at (718)768-9036 or Chuck Perry at (718)667-1393.

When: March 17, Sat. 10AM – 2PM

Location: Meet in the Nevada Avenue parking lot at High Rock Park

Tickets: Free

9. CPG’s “Black & White” Exhibit at St. John’s University

The Creative Photographers Guild’s “Black & White” Show – a juried exhibition, curated by Dr. Mark Meng, Professor Linda Butti, and Professor Connie J. Frisch-Cherniak – will be on view at St. John’s University’s Loretto Memorial Library Gallery. Refreshments will be served.

When: March 17, Sat. 2PM – 5PM

Location: Loretto Memorial Library Gallery at St. John’s University – 300 Howard Avenue

Tickets: Free

10. Cavalleria Rusticana and the Beginnings of Verismo in Italian Literature and Opera

In his presentation, Mr. Spilotro will explain the origin of the Italian Verismo movement, and screen a performance of the definitive Verismo opera “Cavalleria Rusticana” (“Rustic Chivalry”).

Verismo (meaning “realism,” from the Italian word “vero” meaning “true”) was an Italian literary movement that was very popular between 1875 and the 1920s. Instead of depicting the actions of “noble” characters, the heroes of verismo opera are common, unsophisticated people of the lower class. The operas have melodramatic, highly passionate and sometimes violent plots.

When: March 18, Sun. 1PM

Location: Garibaldi-Meucci Museum – 420 Tompkins Avenue

Tickets: $10 non-members / $5 members

11. 1st Annual Home Remodeler’s Showcase

The Home Improvement Contractors of Staten Island, the local chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, (NARI-HIC of Staten Island) will be presenting their 1st Annual Home Remodeler’s Showcase. Please save the date and meet with our contractors personally to discuss any and all of your home improvement needs.

When: March 17 $ 18, Sat. & Sun. 10AM – 6PM

Location: Staten Island Mall

Tickets: Free

Have a Great Weekend Everyone and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Things To Do This Weekend

Staten Island by Dmitriy M Photography

Staten Island by Dmitriy M Photography

Photo by Dmitriy M

Here’s a list of wonderful things to do around town this weekend in Staten Island. Take your friends and family to visit museum exhibits, musicals, children events and more. Spend some quality time with the ones you love.

1. Wagner College Theatre

Hollmann & Kotis’s Urinetown the Musical This 2001 Tony Award winning musical satirizes megacorporations, in this case one that regulates the most basic aspect of everyday life–water.  This popular show includes songs like “Run, Freedom, Run!” and “Follow Your Heart.” For Tickets and Subscriptions call the Box Office at (718)390-3259

When: February 24 & 25, Fri and Sat. at 8PM

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace – Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Music Hall

Tickets: $27 adults/ $25 seniors / student discounts available.

2. Staten Island Museum History Center

Artist Talk with Fred Sklenar – Take a stroll back in time with artist Fred Sklenar at his new exhibition: Staten Island, Remember When?

When: February 25, Sat. 1PM – 2:30PM

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace – SI Museum History Center, Bldg. H

Tickets: Free Admission

3. 7 by 7: 7 Deadly Sinful Shorts

Seven Deadly Sins – Seven original short plays written by seven Staten Island playwrights, each exploring one of the seven deadly sins. The three-year-old writers group is heading for the dark side, hoping for large and enthusiastic audiences.

When: February 24 and 25 Fri & Sat. at 8PM. February 26, Sun. at 3PM

Location: Unitarian Church of SI, 312 Fillmore Street

Tickets: $10

4. Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Wintering Birds at Great Kills Park We’ll proceed to the tidal mud flats and other sites in the park. We’ll identify waterfowl in the bay and in the sheltered boat basin. We’ll also look for snow bunting and horned lark. Raptors can often be found. Bring binoculars & dress warmly! Call Howie Fisher at (718)981-4002

When: February 25, Sat. at 9AM

Location: Great Kills Park – meet in parking lot at Hylan Blvd

Tickets: Free

Conference House Beach: A Blend of Past and Present – Conference House Park – where history stretches back thousands of years with the Lenape people and Dutch and English habitation. We’ll find evidence of human occupation, observe local geology and discover what the high tide line reveals. Call Clay Wollney at (718)869-6327
When: February 25, Sat. at 12PM

Location: Conference House Park – 7455 Hylan Blvd

Tickets: Free

5. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Welcome to Venice Carnival 2012: The Colors of Venice & Burano – A Celebration of the Artistic Heritage, Architecture, Colors and Mystery of Venice & Burano through the Digital Photography/Images of Fritz (Steven) Weiss. The transformation from the original photographs to the final digital images has been a two year project. Among the challenges working on this series was the objective to present the infinite textures and vibrant colors of the Italian experience, layered in centuries of classical history, culture and art.

When: February 25, Sat. 1PM – 5PM

Location: 420 Tompkins Avenue 

Tickets: Free Admission

6. Winter Evergreen Tree Walk

Meet at the Glass House to join Snug Harbor Botanical Garden Horticultural Director Greg Lord and city Parks Department Arborist John Kilcullen for a winter tree walk on the grounds of historic Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Learn about both conifer trees and broad leaf evergreens that brighten up the Snug Harbor Campus during the winter. Participants must be at least 14 years of age. Register by contacting Kim Pinto, education coordinator, at (718)425-3556.         

When: February 26, Sun. 1PM – 4PM. This event is snow or shine.

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace – Snug Harbor

Tickets: Free Admission

7. The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Partner Yoga – Sean McCann and Lauren Tacconi will present this workshop. Connect deeper to your work out, your partner and to your sense of peace with partner yoga. Great for couples, friends and family; partner yoga encourages not only individual perseverance but also joint appreciation and improved communication. This class is appropriate for students of all levels. Contact Meg Ventrudo at (718)-987-3500.

When: February 25, Sat. at 2:30PM

Location: 338 Lighthouse Avenue – Tibetan Museum

Tickets: $40 per couple

Exhibit Opening Lhasa on the Hudson – an exhibit of large format portrait photos by Meg Whitlock. The project focuses on the lives of Tibetan Families living in exile in New York City. For more information call (718)987-3500.

When: February 26, Sun. 1PM – 5PM

Location: 338 Lighthouse Avenue – Tibetan Museum

Tickets: Free Admission

8. Staten Island OutLOUD – Nature Treasure Hunt

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Hunt for Tom & Huck’s lost treasure! Tom & Huck found a chest full of gold coins – but when it vanished, they searched far & wide for it! Join Staten Island OutLOUD to hunt for “nuggets of knowledge” on the trails near the Greenbelt Nature Center. You may find a gold coin or two! Our walk will be easy, suitable for all ages but dress warm! Afterwards, come inside & gather around the fireplace to share a short reading from Tom & Huck’s adventure.

When: February 26, Sun. 2PM – 3PM

Location: 700 Rockland Avenue – Greenbelt Nature Center

Tickets: Free Admission

9. Staten Island Athletic Club Fun Run

Join a 3 mile fun run being held on Saturdays in February and March at Clove Lakes Park. This year, the SIAC Fun Run Cart will be available for your excess clothing. The new SIAC Coffee Crate will be there for your hot beverage pleasure. Celebrate at the finish line with water, coffee and refreshments. For more information call (718) 807-1511.

When: February 25, Sat. 8:45AM – 9:45AM. This event repeats every week on Saturday between 2/25/2012 and 3/17/2012.

Location: Parking lot in Clove Lakes Park – Clove Road and Park Drive

Tickets: Free Admission

10. Forest Tunes with Patrick Raftery

Enjoy a kid-friendly acoustic guitar and vocal performance, featuring familiar and new songs about plants, animals, hiking and having fun in the forest. Registration is recommended. For more information call (718) 351-3450.

When: February 25, Sat. 2PM – 3PM

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

Tickets: Free Program

11. Storytelling

Connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.
While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. All supplies provided. For more information call (718) 967-3542.

When: February 26, Sun. at 11AM

Location: 222 Poillon Avenue – Blue Heron Nature Center

Tickets: Free Program

12. Staten Island Children’s Museum

Saturday’s Tots – Spend quality time playing, singing, drawing and listening to stories.

When: February 25, Sat. 11AM – 12:30PM
Tickets: $5 per child
Up4Art – Illustrate the first signs of Spring using Watercolor Resist techniques.
When: February 25 and 26, Sat & Sun. Every hour at 1PM, 2PM and 3PM.
Tickets: Free with Admission

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

13. Dinosaurs and More

Join dinosaur enthusiast, Richie Mirissis, as he presents some amazing fossils, three-dimensional models, and memorabilia from his vast collection. Make a clay fossil mold with the help of our knowledgeable volunteers. Pre-registration not required.

When: February 26, Sun. 1:30PM – 3:30 PM

Location: 614 Broadway (across the street from the Broadway YMCA) – Staten Island Zoo

Tickets: Free with regular admission – Donation requested

14. Theater Classes for children at Sundog Theatre

Beginning this weekend, the Sundog Theatre is offering a theater class for children ages 9 to 14 that will help bring them out of their shells. “This program is perfect for the young person who is timid or has a hard time talking in public,” said Sundog executive director Susan Fenley of the Musical Theatre Kids classes, which will include both vocal and movement exercises to train children to freely express themselves.

When: February 25, Sat. 10:30AM

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace – inside the Staten Island Children’s Museum

Tickets: $150 per student (10 classes – $15/class)

Have a Great Weekend!

Things to Do this Weekend

Things to do this weekend in Staten Island


Things to do this weekend in Staten Island

Photo by Yelena Rozov 

“NYC braces for 3-5 inches of snow” read one of today’s headlines in the local newspaper.  Really? Let the panic begin!

Well if you are brave enough to get out of the house this weekend, here are some events around town:

1. Meditation with Ven. Thupten Phuntsok

Join in for a morning meditation session with Ven. Thupten Phuntsok. The aim of meditation is to bring inner peace within our self in a positive and spiritual way. This can be a very nice, soothing way to start your weekend.

When: January 21st, Sat. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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

Tickets: $10 members/$12 non-members

2. Tavern Concert – String Fever

The band features tight three and four part harmonies, award winning songwriting and tasteful soloing. Bluegrass is the heart of the group’s music along with many other influences such as country, folk, jazz and blues.

Additionally, M. Bennett will be hosting “One Pot Wonders” dinners every Saturday evening at 5:30PM for Tavern Concert attendees.  Reservations are necessary by calling (718)370-3835. The cost is no more than $25.

When: January 21st, Sat. 7:30PM – 8:45PM and 9PM – 10:15PM.

Location: 441 Clarke Avenue – Historic Richmond Town

Tickets: $18 per person/ $15 for SIHS Members

3. Wintry Fun

Winter makes us excited for snow. If you’re looking for some fun, play in the “snow,” and create a craft to take home this weekend. The Wintry fun program is suitable for ages 4 to 8 with an adult chaperone. Registration and pre-payment required, call (718)351-3450.

When: January 21st, Sat. 1:30PM – 2:30PM

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

Tickets: $4 Greenbelt Conservancy members/ $6 non-members

4. Health & Fitness at JCC

Flash Mob Fitness

Frank Moresh leads this week’s class in this fun, free, different kind of exercise experience every Sunday. For more information call (718)475-5210.

When: January 22nd, Sun. 11AM – 12PM

Tickets: Members free/$5 non-members

2nd Annual Staten Island Slimdown

The 2nd Staten Island Slim Down starts this weekend, offering free help to residents looking to lose weight and avoid the ailments associated with being overweight. The kickoff will include information on the 10-week program, health screenings and an appearance by Alfredo Dinten, a former contestant on The Biggest Loser and a Slim Down ambassador.

When: January 22nd, Sun. 2PM- 5PM

Tickets: Free

Location: 1466 Manor Road – Bernikow JCC

5. Up for Art – Tin Reliefs

Celebrate the Chinese New Year by creating reliefs with Chinese motifs.

When: January 21st and 22nd, Sat and Sun. at 1,2 and 3PM

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace – Children’s Museum

Tickets: Free with admission

6. Opening Reception: Staten Island, Remember When?

Step back in time with stunning Staten Island scenes by watercolor painter, Fred Sklenar.

When: January 21st, Sat 1PM – 3PM

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace – Staten Island Museum

Tickets: Free

7. And if you don’t want to go far, get outside and make a snowman!

Stay Warm Everyone!