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Calendar: What to Do on Staten Island NYC

Free and Low-Cost Events, Fundraisers & Activities

We want to Feature your Community Event!

HOW TO GET YOUR EVENT FEATURED:

All cultural organizations, non-profit community organizations, and city agencies wishing to submit their coming events can email their information to Info@StatenIslandNYCLiving.com Be sure to include key information: Where is the event occurring,  who is producing the event, cost, age, time and date. Note that we appreciate all photographs, As always, we reserve the right to edit submissions.

April Green Neighborhood  Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on the North Shore of Staten Island to
help care for street trees in your community! This work will improve the
health and lengthen the life of these street trees, and make your
neighborhood greener and more beautiful. Volunteers will be trained in
litter removal, weeding, cultivating and mulching techniques. Come dressed
in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Registration & more info here: nycgovparks.org/reg/greenneighborhoods/1387

NYRR Open Run Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS OPEN RUN:
Description: Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome.
Cost: Free, no advance registration required.
Link: http://www.nyrr.org/openrun

CONFERENCE HOUSE PARK
Date/Time: Saturdays, 9:00 am
Location: Conference House Park, Staten Island, meet off Hylan Blvd., next to the parking lot, on the path that leads to the water

Compost Event @ West Brighton Community Garden Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join West Brighton Community Garden to learn about how to compost and separate your non-compostable goods from your “Black Gold” compost.

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green @ Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)  Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free. Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map. Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Basic Canoeing @ Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park) Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our 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. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied. This Basic Canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may close prior to 2:00 pm, due to demand.

Discovery Hike: Introduction to the Forest @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a leafy green stroll to introduce the sights, scents, and sounds of the forest. This program is suitable for children ages 3 – 7 years old, accompanied by an adult.
 

Solar Observing, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York hosts solar observing one Saturday n each month from Apr through November in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.

AAA members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the Sun. You may bring your own equipment, but we insist on strict safety provisions due to the dangers of improperly filtered direct solar viewing. All devices used for direct solar viewing must be fitted with approved filters.

More information here.

 

Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt @ Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)  Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide. At Greenbelt, on the outdoor playing fields behind the recreation center, kids will learn all about street hockey and basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Carnival & Science Spectacular!  Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Annual Museum Fundraiser-Museum CLOSED except for Ticketholders on Carnival Day.

FREE SI Arts Folklife Concert: Rhythm & Work in the African Diaspora  Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Green Reading with SI OutLOUD @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

“Every Time You See Me…” Jun 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Seeds of Change Theatre Company presents

“Every Time You See Me…”

An original performance addressing race and class in 21st century America

Saturday June 4
2:30pm
at St. Philips Baptist Church

Seating is limited! Arrive early! FREE ADMISSION

Seeds of Change T-shirts will be on sale as well as a 50/50 raffle!

For more information contact us at seedsofchangetheatrecompany@gmail.com

 

Introductory Tai Chi Class Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

$12 admission/$10 for members—open to all ages

(718)-987-3500

info@tibetanmuseum.org

 

Capturing Change at Freshkills Park Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 4 @ 8:30 pm

Capturing Change, a series of photography tours at Freshkills Park on
Staten Island’s West Shore. What was once the world’s largest landfill is
transforming over the next 25 years into a 2,200-acre park and cultural
destination. This is a special opportunity to see and document the unique
engineered landscape while the site is closed to the public.

By inviting small groups of photographers to document the engineered
landscape’s evolution — from landfill to park and across all the seasons in
between — the series serves to generate a community- and artist-driven
archive of our shared landscape and the restoration of natural systems in
an ever-shifting urban context. Photographers have the opportunity to share
their images for publication in Urban Omnibus
, the online publication of
the Architectural League of New York, which is dedicated to the culture of
citymaking. To register email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov
.

WSF – Observing at Brooklyn Bridge Park Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 11:00 pm

The AAA will participate on WSF 2016.

more details here

Observing at Lincoln Center  Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 4 @ 9:30 pm

This event will be canceled if the sky is likely to be cloudy.

The AAA observes at Lincoln Center every Friday and Saturday evening from the beginning of April to the middle of August. We stargaze on the plaza, just north of the fountain.

For more information, see Observing at Lincoln Center

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein
Ten comedic one-acts written by Shel Silverstein
Directed by: Gary Bradley, Jenny Kelly, Karen O’Donnell,
Craig Stoebling, Lisa Tinglum and Ken Tirado

Welcome to the darkly comic world of Shel Silverstein, a world where
nothing is as it seems and where the most innocent conversation can turn
menacing in an instant. The ten imaginative plays in this collection range
widely in content, but the style is unmistakable!

When:
Friday, June 3, 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 4, 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 5, 6:00 pm

Where:
Unitarian Church of Staten Island
Fellowship Hall
312 Fillmore Street
Staten Island, NY 10301

TICKETS:
$20 per person
Please email ticket reservations to hemlocktheatre@gmail.com

Cash, check or credit card payment accepted at the door.
Seating is limited!

An Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein presented through special
arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc

 

Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin @ Father Macris Park  Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Robin Williams’s dizzying and hilarious voicing of the Genie is the main attraction of Aladdin, the third in the series of modern Disney animated movies. After a sultan (Douglas Seale) gives his daughter, Jasmine (Linda Larkin), three days to find a husband, she escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy urchin Aladdin (Scott Weinger), who charms his way into her heart. While the sultan’s Vizier, Jafar (Jonathan Freeman), weaves a spell so that he may marry Jasmine and become sultan himself, Aladdin discovers the Genie’s lamp in a cave, rubs it, and sets the mystical entity free, leading the Genie to pledge his undying loyalty to the dazzled youth. Aladdin begins his quest to defeat Jafar and win the hand of the princess, with the Genie’s help. Monsters, Disney’s trademark talking animals, and a flying carpet all figure into the ensuing adventures, but the Genie, who can change into anything or anybody, steals the show as he launches into one crazed monologue after another, impersonating figures from Ed Sullivan to Elvis Presley. Know Before You Go You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

 

Movies Under the Stars: Casablanca @ Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley) Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. One of the most memorable of all film experiences, Casablanca is a true Hollywood legend. All the elements of the production—story, cast, photography, direction, and music—are woven expertly together to create a motion picture monument. Wartime refugees gather in Morocco to obtain scarce exit visas to Lisbon. The final airport sequence is an event not to be forgotten. Know Before You Go You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

 

Observing at North-South Lake, Haines Falls Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm – 2:30 am

The Amateur Astronomers Association has an agreement with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that allows us to have observing sessions at North-South Lake, located in Haines Falls, New York, in the Catskill Mountains. This is an exceptionally dark location for deep-sky observing.

Our agreement allows only club members to participate. Contact the event chair treasurer@aaa.org to reserve a spot. The observing location is locked. Either you will be given the combination to unlock the gate or you will arrange to meet someone who has the combination.

More information and maps here

 

Observing at Brooklyn Museum Plaza @ Brooklyn Museum Plaza Jun 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Amateur Astronomers Association stargazes on the Brooklyn Museum Plaza on the first Saturday evening of each month from April through October. Observing is canceled if the sky is cloudy or if the temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

This is not a dark site, so we mainly view bright objects such as the Moon and bright planets.

Our observing dates coincide with the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays events.

More information here

 

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, and dogs—all are welcome! This program is in coordination with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative.

 

WSF – Solar Observing at Washington Square Park Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The AAA will participate on WSF 2016.

more details here

 

Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York @ Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park) Jun 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book, Wildlife of New York , which captures the diverse beauty of hte city’s treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home. Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Itlay), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment. Rain or shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain. Please RSVP on eventbrite to reserve your spot: Wildlifeinnybhpnc.eventbrite.com

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein

 Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm

An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein
Ten comedic one-acts written by Shel Silverstein
Directed by: Gary Bradley, Jenny Kelly, Karen O’Donnell,
Craig Stoebling, Lisa Tinglum and Ken Tirado

Welcome to the darkly comic world of Shel Silverstein, a world where
nothing is as it seems and where the most innocent conversation can turn
menacing in an instant. The ten imaginative plays in this collection range
widely in content, but the style is unmistakable!

When:
Friday, June 3, 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 4, 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 5, 6:00 pm

Where:
Unitarian Church of Staten Island
Fellowship Hall
312 Fillmore Street
Staten Island, NY 10301

TICKETS:
$20 per person
Please email ticket reservations to hemlocktheatre@gmail.com

Cash, check or credit card payment accepted at the door.
Seating is limited!