Calendar: What to Do on Staten Island NYC

Free & Low-Cost Events, Fundraisers & Activities

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May
18
Fri
2018
2018 NYC DOE Borough Arts Festival
May 18 @ 11:00 am – Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm

The NYC Department of Education’s Borough Arts Festival- Staten Island is proud to return to the Newhouse Center of Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor to showcase artwork created by students in grades Pre-K through 12 from District 31 and District 75.

The NYC DOE Borough Arts Festival- Staten Island is part of a series of borough-wide events where students will showcase the visual and performing arts projects they’ve worked on throughout the school year at art galleries, theaters, museums, and public spaces. This year, the student visual arts exhibition will feature approximately 180 exquisite pieces of 2D and 3D pieces of art. Initiated in 2015, the Borough Arts Festival showcases and celebrates the visual and performing arts talents and skills of New York City’s public school students.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C &G)
Commons Galleries

Hours for the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art:
Thursday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Admission:
$5 general admission (children 5 and under, free)
$4 students/seniors (children between 5-18 years old)

May
27
Sun
2018
National Grape Popsicle Day
May 27 all-day

Happy Grape Popsicle Day!

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Art Lab: Spring Semester
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art Lab, Building H

Art Lab’s Spring Semester begins April 8th and runs through June 10th. We have classes for ages 3 – adult in range of media and disciplines.

Learn more: www.artlabsi.org or 718-447-8667

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of 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 long. 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, dogs: All are welcome! This program is in coordination with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative .

Free General Public Ship Tours (Pier 86) – Day 4 @ Fleet Week New York
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Pier 86 in Manhattan (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum). Use side entrance for U.S. Coast Guard tours. Tours are not affiliated with the museum admission!

Events are free and open to the public.

#FleetWeekNYC #USNavy #USMC #USCoastGuard #Sailors #Marines #Coastie #NYC #NewYork #BigApple #ILoveNYC #LoveNY

https://www.facebook.com/events/1777998878909877/

Wildflower Watch at Corson’s Brook Woods @ Park at Jasper Street and For­est Hill Road and meet across the street at the corner of the entrance to the College of S.I.
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us as we study the progress of wildflowers over the course of the spring in this unique and undisturbed natural area. Park at Jasper Street and For­est Hill Road and meet across the street at the corner of the entrance to the College of S.I. Bring field guides. Regis­tration is required. Please contact Hillel at 718-477-0545 or e-mail hillel5757@gmail.com. Please provide a cell phone contact.

Solar Observing on Riverside Park South
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Solar Observing returns to Riverside Park South in front of Pier i Cafe at 70th Street down on the Hudson River waterfront.

Sponsored by New York City Parks and the Amateur Astronomers Association of NY.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/4pNrq5bfdY92

Current dates for observing afternoons in Summer of 2018 are  May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26 and September 23.

AAA website: http://www.aaa.org/pier-i-cafe-stargazing-and-sungazing/

Admission is free.

Cancellations due to weather will be posted on this web page, the AAA Google Calendar and the AAA Facebook page. If you wish to get an immediate alert about cancellation, please visit Jason Kendall’s contact page below and sign up for his email list.

Contact: Jason Kendall: http://www.jasonkendall.com

Moravian Cemetery Walking Tour
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Old Section. Visit theoldest sections of the cemetery where its gravestones date to 1740. Some of theearly Dutch, French and English settlers of Staten Island rest here. This tourincludes Civil War Hero Gen. Stephen H. Weed (Battery Weed) and historianWilliam T. Davis. The first mausoleum to be built in the cemetery stands here:It’s actually an underground vault built by one of America’s wealthiestfamilies.


All tours start at 2pm.90-minute tours. Entrance fee $10. 
Private tours can be arranged for groups and families.
Dress is casual, please wear flat shoes. 
Reservations are suggested.

e-mail: cemeteryguy@earthlink.net
Facebook: Moravian-Cemetery-A-Whos-Who-in-Staten-Island-History

Universal Temple of the Arts present “Love in Bloom”
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Universal Temple of the Arts, a borough-based music and art collective, takes over the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden Music Hall in Livingston on Sunday, May 27. Starting at 6 p.m., featured artists will shine on stage, performing diverse and unique scores.

Admission to the concert is $20, kids get in for $10. The Music Hall is located at 1000 Richmond Terrace. For more information, call 718-273-5610 or e-mail info@utasi.org.

May
28
Mon
2018
Memorial Day
May 28 all-day
National Hamburger Day
May 28 all-day
National Hamburger Day

Happy Hamburger Day!

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Free General Public Ship Tours – Day 5 (Last Day) @ Fleet Week New York
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Pier 90 in Manhattan; Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Brooklyn; and Homeport Pier in Staten Island

Ship tours will be held on Pier 90 (Manhattan) (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.); Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (Brooklyn) (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.); and Homeport Pier (Staten Island) (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Events are free and open to the public.

#FleetWeekNYC #USNavy #USMC #USCoastGuard #Sailors #Marines #Coastie #NYC #NewYork #BigApple #ILoveNYC #LoveNY

https://www.facebook.com/events/206631633270396/

99th Annual Memorial Day Parade
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Don’t forget to attend the 99th Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th. The parade steps off at Noon from the intersection of Forest Avenue and Hart Blvd. It ends by Forest Avenue Shoppers Town.

Free Senior Fitness Program – Tennis at Greenbelt Park @ Greenbelt Park
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The City Parks Foundation is hosting a free Senior Fitness Program in April
through June. Check out their website
http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/seniors-fitness for more information and
to register for their classes.

Moravian Cemetery Walking Tour
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meadow Avenue. This tourvisits Cpl. Robert Summers who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg; HarryHarrison known for his ability to identify ships by their outlines andwhistles; Detective Grover Brown assigned to the financial district apprehendedpickpockets, purse thieves, and high finance stock swindlers; Ensign EdmundEgbert assigned to the submarine S-51 died when his ship was rammed by amerchant ship off Block Island; Joe E. Kline, descended from Cherokee Indiansbecame a U.S. Marshall, which led him to join the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry,known as the Rough Riders; Private John Edward White, the first Staten Islanderkilled in battle during WWI. William Abner Eddy, invented the diamond Eddykite; and Ira K. Morris remembered today for Morris’s Memorial History ofStaten Island.

All tours start at 2pm. 90-minute tours. Entrance fee $10. 
Private tours can be arranged for groups and families.
Dress is casual, please wear flat shoes. 
Reservations are suggested.

e-mail: cemeteryguy@earthlink.net
Facebook: Moravian-Cemetery-A-Whos-Who-in-Staten-Island-History

Expectant Parents Group
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Expectant Parents Group

WhoStaten Island University Hospital
WhatExpectant Parents
Where475 Seaview Ave, Regina McGinn Center
WhenMondays – Fridays, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
ActivityExpecting parents are invited for a support group. For more information, contact 718-226-9533.

Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you know or are living with someone who appears to have a substance
abuse problem, come talk and listen. The goal of this group will be
substance abuse education, referral sources, support family and friends.

Hosted by Christopher’s Reason

Potluck Songwriters Circle on May 28, 2018
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Potluck Songwriter’s Circle at Art on the Terrace

Date: Monday, May 28, 2018

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: suggested donation $2

Venue: Art on the Terrace, 776 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301

This month we are presenting Comfort Cat, Tommy Bones, Sane Simoniello and Vincent Vok as moderator.

Potluck Songwriter’s Circle is an informal evening presenting different Staten Island songwriters on the last Monday of each month in an intimate setting, playing their songs for the audience whose comments and participation in a dialogue about the creative process will be encouraged. The songwriters will each take turns performing their own songs, commenting on the process of writing it and invite comments and questions from the audience, creating a unique experience for both the performer and audience not found in traditional concert performances. It will be a valuable learning experience for all present.

Art on the Terrace “Your Local Staten Island Gallery”

#artontheterrace #songwritercircle

May
29
Tue
2018
Tot Time Tuesday
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by making crafts, playing games, joining in story time, and socializing with other toddlers! Parents or caregiver is required to stay. Ages 1-3 (flexible).

Free Senior Fitness Program – Yoga at Faber Park @ Faber Park
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The City Parks Foundation is hosting a free Senior Fitness Program in April
through June. Check out their website
http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/seniors-fitness for more information and
to register for their classes.

Expectant Parents Group
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Expectant Parents Group

WhoStaten Island University Hospital
WhatExpectant Parents
Where475 Seaview Ave, Regina McGinn Center
WhenMondays – Fridays, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
ActivityExpecting parents are invited for a support group. For more information, contact 718-226-9533.

Open Run: Silver Lake Park
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join New York Road Runners for FREE weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on a leash are welcome. No advance registration is required, but is encouraged
For more information visit openrun.nyrr.org

DAY & TIME:
Tuesdays @ 7 p.m.
DISTANCE:
3.1 m (5k)
WHERE TO MEET:
At the lake bridge, down the hill from the intersection of Victory Blvd. and Eddy St.

Open Run: Silver Lake Park
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join New York Road Runners for FREE weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on a leash are welcome. No advance registration is required, but is encouraged
For more information visit openrun.nyrr.org

DAY & TIME:
Tuesdays @ 7 p.m.
DISTANCE:
3.1 m (5k)
WHERE TO MEET:
At the lake bridge, down the hill from the intersection of Victory Blvd. and Eddy St.

Observing: High Line
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

The AAA began its weekly observing sessions on the High Line on August 25th, 2009. We’ve gone up every week since then, except for a break during the winter months of November through March, and the inevitable cancellations due to overcast skies.


The AAA observes on the High Line, near 14th street, every Tuesday evening, from the beginning of April through the end of October.



For more information, visit: http://www.aaa.org/observing/high-line/

May
30
Wed
2018
National Mint Julep Day
May 30 all-day
National Mint Julep Day

Happy Mint Julep Day!

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Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
May 30 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant

We host neighborhood organics drop-off sites and compost the material locally at sites managed by NYC Compost Project staff. Our drop-off sites located at greenmarkets, major public transit stations, public libraries, and other popular locations let residents recycle their waste conveniently.

Learn what to drop off here:
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dsny/recycling-and-garbage/residents/what-food-waste-to-drop-off.page

Arts, Culture & Fun: Collage at the H. H. Biddle House @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

For beginners and non-beginners, create collages from unique and interesting materials. Experiment with different papers, techniques and ideas to create spirited and innovative collages while learning about color, composition, texture, shape and execution. Develop your own personal style and get inspired from viewing works from modern masters: Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Hoch, Henri Matisse, Jane Frank and more. Materials will be provided. Please note: Space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov .

Midweek NY Harbor and Raritan Bay Lighthouse Boat Tour
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Looking for midweek adventure? Why not join us for a boat tour of New York Harbor and Raritan Bay. We’ll pass at least 10 lighthouses, most not visible from land. Points of interest: the NLM site, Fort Wadsworth at Battery Weed, Coney Island Light, West Bank, Old Orchard site, Romer Shoal, Sandy Hook, Twin Lights,  Prince’s Bay Light, Staten Island Range Light, Elm Tree Light, Robin’s Reef, and the most famous lighthouse in the world, the Statue of Liberty!

Treat yourself and your family to a memorable three hour midweek cruise.

Refreshments are available on board but feel free to bring your own snacks.

Don’t forget your cameras. The views are incredible!

The boat leaves promptly at 11:00 am, rain or shine, from Pier 1, adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum.

Tickets are $60 Adults, $40 Children (10 & under), $50 Military and Seniors (62+).

 

  • Due to space and safety requirements, large coolers are not permitted on board, only very small carry-ons. Light refreshments available for purchase on board.
  • Please note that there may be boarding limitations for the disabled at certain piers. Kindly call us to discuss if this might be an issue for you or your guest. 718-390-0040

To register:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eew61f20fc75afae&oseq=&c=&ch=

Weekly Evening Hike
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a group hike where we may spot signs of spring at last! We typically cover five miles. Dress for the weather and terrain. Arrive a few minutes early along with your sense of adventure 

Expectant Parents Group
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Expectant Parents Group

WhoStaten Island University Hospital
WhatExpectant Parents
Where475 Seaview Ave, Regina McGinn Center
WhenMondays – Fridays, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
ActivityExpecting parents are invited for a support group. For more information, contact 718-226-9533.

May
31
Thu
2018
National Save Your Hearing Day
May 31 all-day

Happy Hearing!

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Art Lab: Deadline to Apply for Summer Studio Scholarship Program
May 31 @ 12:00 am – May 31 @ 11:45 pm

Art Lab, Building H

Art Lab’s Summer Studio Scholarship Program (SSSP) is a six-week summer intensive program for teens and adults. 3 full days a week. Applications are available all year round. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018. Program begins July 2, 2018.

Learn more: www.artlabsi.org or 718-447-8667 for more details

Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Rising New York Road Runners Track & Field
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Rising New York Road Runners Track & Field
http://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=969

Green Belt Conservancy
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Senior Fitness Program – Yoga at Faber Park @ Faber Park
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The City Parks Foundation is hosting a free Senior Fitness Program in April
through June. Check out their website
http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/seniors-fitness for more information and
to register for their classes.

Rose Garden Party
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spend an afternoon strolling among Snug Harbor’s heirloom roses at their peak.

On the Rose Garden pathways will be cafe tables and chairs for sitting, sipping ice tea, and enjoying homemade sweets as well as cheeses and fruits.

All proceeds support Snug Harbor’s gardens and horticulture program.  Join us to spend time with friends, support the gardens, and of course to take time and smell the roses!

Meet at Rose Garden
Admission: $60 | Buy tickets at http://www.christinasdaytrips.com/

Expectant Parents Group
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Expectant Parents Group

WhoStaten Island University Hospital
WhatExpectant Parents
Where475 Seaview Ave, Regina McGinn Center
WhenMondays – Fridays, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
ActivityExpecting parents are invited for a support group. For more information, contact 718-226-9533.

Jun
1
Fri
2018
National Penpal Day
Jun 1 all-day
National Penpal Day

Happy Penpal Day!

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Adult Reading Practice Group
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Adult Learning Centers of the New York Public Library are pleased to
offer a new basic reading group on Fridays from 10:00-11:30 am at the St.
George Adult Learning Center.

This teacher-led group works best for adults who are native speakers of
English, or who are advanced English speakers who only struggle with
literacy. This group goes up to a third-grade reading level.

For more information, please have interested students call 718-816-1025 or
visit the Adult Learning Center at the St. George Library
https://www.nypl.org/locations/st-george-library-center . A flyer with more
information is attached.

Healthy Cooking Demos
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Healthy Cooking Demos

Free classes held at Port Richmond High School, 85 St Josephs
Ave., Staten Island, NY 10302. Class schedule subject to
change. Please visit EmblemHealthLiveHealthy.com to
register and for latest updates.
Sign up today!
Call 718-815-8124 or visit
EmblemHealthLiveHealthy.com
If you have questions about health
insurance, call 1-866-827-6738 anytime.

Kidz Cook
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn different cooking techniques at the museum. It’s different each month!
Free with museum admission

Also at 4 PM.

Expectant Parents Group
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Expectant Parents Group

WhoStaten Island University Hospital
WhatExpectant Parents
Where475 Seaview Ave, Regina McGinn Center
WhenMondays – Fridays, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
ActivityExpecting parents are invited for a support group. For more information, contact 718-226-9533.

Observing: Carl Schurz Park
Jun 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York hosts observing sessions, free and open to the public, one Friday night each month from April through October at Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan. Carl Schurz Park is located along East End Avenue at the end of East 86th Street. The park has a lovely view of a lot of sky above the East River, Roosevelt Island, Queens, and the Queensborough and Triborough bridges.

We meet on the park esplanade (John Finley Walk), overlooking the East River. The 86th Street entrance to the park is the closest to where we set up, though that entrance requires climbing stairs to reach the esplanade. One may enter the park at many other points, including 87th or 88th streets, thereby avoiding the stairs.

We encourage anyone wishing to bring a telescope or binoculars to do so, but it is not required. You are more than welcome to look through ours.


For more information, visit: http://www.aaa.org/observing/observing-at-carl-schurz-park/

Jun
2
Sat
2018
OutdoorFest NYC Campout | Trail Running | Live Music | Yoga @ Henry Kaufman Campgrounds
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day

OutdoorFest is back for 2018 and we’re kicking it off by taking over 75 acres of green space in Staten Island to host the summer’s best campout.

Campout under the stars || 5K Night Trail Race || Ultra Trail Run || LIVE SHOW || Beer by Sierra Nevada || Survival Skills || Slacklining || Stargazing (with real telescopes & astronomers!)

No car? No problem. We’ll be running our shuttle again and you will have the option to sign up during the Eventbrite check-out process.

Check out our schedule here: http://www.outdoorfest.com/camp2018#schedule!

https://www.facebook.com/events/155787978460831/

Memoir Writing Workshop
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A memoir writing workshop for adults of all ages.

Tap into your memories and experiences. Enrich your life and the lives of those around you by sharing them in a supportive environment.

There is no registration required for these FREE workshops! You may drop-in whenever you like. They take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.

718.442.8560.

Meditation Class Tibetan Museum
Jun 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation Class Tibetan Museum

The Museum’s meditation class is held Saturdays at 11:30 AM. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. Learn more at http://www.tibetanmuseum.org/meditation-classes

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about the pioneers of this great age of voyaging and navigation and how they helped make our world a little smaller.

This event features equipment from the period as well as maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication, including a working model of a dry dock. Perfect for maritime fanatics and history buffs.

Admission is free. The exhibit is on view every Saturday from 12-3 p.m. until June 30. Call 718-227-1463 for more info.

Introductory Tai Chi Class
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Introductory Tai Chi Class

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

(718)-987-3500

info@tibetanmuseum.org

Trail Running
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trail Running

Saturdays 7-9pm

Free—open to adults, seniors

Greenbelt Nature Center,
700 Rockland Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10306

(718)-351-3450

Summer Stargazing on Riverside Park South
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Stargazing returns to Riverside Park South in front of Pier i Cafe at 70th Street down on the Hudson River waterfront.

Sponsored by New York City Parks and the Amateur Astronomers Association of NY.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/4pNrq5bfdY92

Current dates for observing nights in Summer of 2018 are June 2, July 7, August 4 and September 1.

AAA website: http://www.aaa.org/pier-i-cafe-stargazing-and-sungazing/

Admission is free.

Cancellations due to weather will be posted on this web page, the AAA Google Calendar and the AAA Facebook page. If you wish to get an immediate alert about cancellation, please visit Jason Kendall’s contact page below and sign up for his email list.

Contact: Jason Kendall: http://www.jasonkendall.com