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Things to Do this Weekend

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

  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 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!