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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Nature of Art: Summer Adult Art Workshop
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
- Guided Meditation with Thupten Phuntsok
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 Art, 338 Lighthouse Avenue
Tickets: $12/$10 for members
- 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, Saturday
- St. George Greenmarket, corner of Hyatt St. & St. Marks Place, 8MA – 2PM
- Staten Island Mall Greenmarket, 2655 Richmond Ave, parking lot, 9AM – 4PM
- Decker Farm, 435 Richmond Hill Rd, 9AM – 1PM
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
- 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.
- 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
Have a great weekend everyone. Enjoy the summer!