Calendar: What to Do on Staten Island NYC

Free & Low-Cost Events, Fundraisers & Activities

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Sep
26
Wed
2018
National Dumpling Day
Sep 26 all-day

Happy Dumpling Day!

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Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Sep 26 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

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)
Sep 26 @ 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 .

Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The fun continues with Boogie Woogie Wednesdays dance performances and free admission to the Museum from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesdays in August.

High School: Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences @
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

High School: Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences

Weekly Evening Hike
Sep 26 @ 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 

AAA Class – Astronomy 101: The Basics
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A survey of astronomy. Introduces celestial events that ancients knew well and that we can observe and presents their modern explanations. Themes include motions of the Earth and moon, stars, constellations, sun, Zodiac, objects in the Solar System, seasons, nebulae, galaxies, and The Big Bang Theory. We’ll also sketch the historical figures of western astronomy.

This class is open to all AAA members. Registration begins mid-August.

Expectant Parents Group
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
National Corned Beef Hash Day
Sep 27 all-day

Happy Corned Beef Hash Day!

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Expectant Parents Group
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Mabel Normand and Sailors’ Snug Harbor @ The Noble Maritime Collection
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a fascinating look at the life of silent film actress Mabel Normand, who is famous for her roles alongside Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle in the late 1910s through the 1920s. A Staten Islander, her father Claude was a master carpenter and stage designer at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, and their family lived in a house on Tysen Street just outside the retirement home’s gates.

Historian Patricia Salmon and movie buff Gerard Thornton will speak about her career and connection to Sailors’ Snug Harbor followed by a screening of the 1916 film, Fatty and Mabel Adrift.

$5 admission at the door.

Call the museum’s Director of Programs Dawn Daniels for more information, (718) 447-6490.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2200881970183011/

Sep
28
Fri
2018
National Good Neighbor Day
Sep 28 all-day

Happy Good Neighbor Day!

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Adult Reading Practice Group
Sep 28 @ 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.

RUMC’s Free National Diabetes Prevention Program
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Kidz Cook
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Movie Night on the Plaza @ Staten Island Mall
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us every Friday from Sept 14 – Oct 26 from 7pm – 9pm for Movie Night on the Plaza.

Free popcorn and pretzels for the kids!

Movie line-up:
– Sept 14, 7:15pm Showing: Kung Fu Panda: Secret of the Scroll
– Sept 21, 7:15pm Showing: The Secret Life of Pets
– Sept 28, 7:15pm Showing: Kung Fu Panda 2: Secrets of the Masters
– Oct 5, 7:15pm Showing: Kung Fu Panda 3: Secret of the Furious Five
– Oct 12, 7:15pm Showing: Despicable Me
– Oct 19, 7:15pm Showing: Shrek
– Oct 26, 7:15pm Showing: Trolls
– Oct 30, 7:15pm Showing: Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2. Plus, Food Truck vendor Cousins Maine Lobster and more to come!

For additional details and a full line up of all Plaza events: http://www.sirocksny.com/upcomingevents.html

Bring your own lawn chairs. Non alcoholic beverages allowed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2649642208394519/

Observing: Lincoln Center
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The AAA observes at Lincoln Center every Friday and Saturday evening from April to the middle of August and for several weekends in September.  We stargaze on the plaza, just north of the fountain, starting around sunset.



For more information, visit: http://www.aaa.org/observing/lincoln-center/

Next To Normal @ The Little Victory Theatre
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

After a sold-out run in 2012, Hemlock Theatre Company is teaming up with The Little Victory Theatre to present Next to Normal.

Book by Brian Yorkey
Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

Directed by Brendan Stackhouse

Cast:
Jenny Kelly
John Griffin
Michael Robert Anderson
April Lavalle*
Max King*
Robby Haltiwanger*

The story centers around a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effects that her illness and its management have had on her family. The musical also addresses the issues of grief, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry and the underbelly of suburban life.

September 28th at 8:00 PM
September 29th at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
September 30th at 2:00 PM

Please visit www.littlevictorytheatre.com for more information.

(*) Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1748193558631251/

Sep
29
Sat
2018
National VFW Day
Sep 29 all-day

Happy VFW Day!

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Read with Laddie Boy! @ Tottenville Library
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Enjoy one-on-one, no-pressure reading time with a furry friend!
This licensed therapy dog can’t wait for you to read him a story! Pre-registration is required for each 15-minute slot and opens one week in advance. Best for children ages 5 & older. Call or stop by the branch to sign up!

https://www.facebook.com/events/947475552102946/

Meditation Class Tibetan Museum
Sep 29 @ 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

Staten Island Children’s Museum: Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Festival
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Meet emergency responders & check out their vehicles and equipment. Meet “Ready Girl” and receive a free collector’s edition comic book and other giveaways, while supplies last. *Please note the Museum does not open until Noon on this festival day.

Staten Island Children’s Museum
Free admission to the Museum and festival from Noon – 5:00 pm

The NYC Bacon and Beer Classic @ US Open Tennis Championships
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 5th annual Bacon and Beer Classic is taking over USTA National Tennis Center for one massive festival devoted to the best things in life: bacon and beer. With more restaurants, breweries, and entertainment than ever before, it’s going to be the most epic party we’ve ever thrown.

More info/tickets ➜ bit.ly/bacon_beer

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https://www.facebook.com/events/130568474280247/

SOLILUNA: Folkloric Tales From Around The World Part I @ Faber Park
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Labyrinth Arts Collective
in association with Danisarte presents:

“SOLILUNA: a magical voyage through five continents”
(an interactive musical bilingual production for children of all ages)
Performances are being held on September 29, 2018 at the following venues:

Faber Park Recreation Center, 2200 Richmond Terrace, S.I. N.Y. 10302
1:00 – 2:00 PM

This event is part of the Walk This Way: Port Richmond Artscapes Series created by Labyrinth Arts Collective, Inc and made possible by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts and public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Danisarte (www.Danisarte.org),

Alicia Kaplan, Producing Artistic Director, runs an award-winning not-for-profit bilingual production company, Danisarte, whose mission is to develop original productions with the goal of increasing understanding among people of many cultures and nations and develop and showcase the talents of minority artists.

Created and Directed by
Alicia Kaplan (Luna)

Technical Director:
Hernan Acuna (Sol)

starring
Inma Heredia & Luis Galli

Puppet Designer & Creator: Elaine Mendez
Graphic and Video Designer: Sara Rivas
Visual Artist for Tonga video: Leandro Comrie-Pepin

with
Premier Solis and Valeria Avina

https://www.facebook.com/events/1917905758504461/

Global Citizen Festival 2018 @ Central Park
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 10:00 am

Free tickets: www.globalcitizen.org

The Weeknd
Janet Jackson
Cardi B
& more!

https://www.facebook.com/events/902767396577471/

SOLILUNA: FOLKLORIC TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD PART II @ Port Richmond Library
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Labyrinth Arts Collective
in association with Danisarte presents:

“SOLILUNA: a magical voyage through five continents”
(an interactive musical bilingual production for children of all ages)
Performances are being held on September 29, 2018 at the following venues:

Port Richmond Library
75 Bennett Street, S.I. N.Y. 10302
3:00-4:00 PM

This event is part of the Walk This Way: Port Richmond Artscapes Series created by Labyrinth Arts Collective, Inc and made possible by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts and public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Danisarte (www.Danisarte.org),

Alicia Kaplan, Producing Artistic Director, runs an award-winning not-for-profit bilingual production company, Danisarte, whose mission is to develop original productions with the goal of increasing understanding among people of many cultures and nations and develop and showcase the talents of minority artists.

Created and Directed by
Alicia Kaplan (Luna)

Technical Director:
Hernan Acuna (Sol)

starring
Inma Heredia & Luis Galli

Puppet Designer & Creator: Elaine Mendez
Graphic and Video Designer: Sara Rivas
Visual Artist for Tonga video: Leandro Comrie-Pepin

with
Premier Solis and Valeria Avina

https://www.facebook.com/events/311392749691623/

Tai Chi class
Sep 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Tai Chi is held on Saturdays at 3:30 PM. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. Learn more at http://www.tibetanmuseum.org/tai-chi

Introductory Tai Chi Class
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

(718)-987-3500

info@tibetanmuseum.org

Observing: Lincoln Center
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The AAA observes at Lincoln Center every Friday and Saturday evening from April to the middle of August and for several weekends in September.  We stargaze on the plaza, just north of the fountain, starting around sunset.



For more information, visit: http://www.aaa.org/observing/lincoln-center/

Trail Running
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturdays 7-9pm

Free—open to adults, seniors

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

(718)-351-3450

Sep
30
Sun
2018
Harvest festival at Flagship Brewery Staten Island @ Flagship Brewery
Sep 30 @ 12:00 am – 6:00 pm

Free family friendly event! Shopping, great food, and of course….GREAT BEER! Come support local artist and your community.

https://www.facebook.com/events/509030336205966/

1st Annual New Dorp Lane Car Show
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Dorp Business Improvement District is happy to present the 1st Annual New Dorp Lane Car Show! Presented by Steven Matteo, New Dorp Business Improvement District, SIEDC, Empire State Bank and Crossroads Church, Staten Island, this classic, antique, custom and exotic car show will deliver automotive bliss to the tri-state area’s motorheads!

This is a family event that is great for all ages! There will be vendors, activities and all of the best merchants on the Lane! More information coming soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/401602487023355/

NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park @ Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

Open Run: Conference House Park
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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:
Sundays @ 9 a.m.
DISTANCE:
3.1 m (5k)
WHERE TO MEET:
Off Hylan Blvd., next to the parking lot, on the path that leads to the water

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Discover Freshkills Park and experience the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. This free event is a special opportunity to explore the future park while the site is closed to the public. Hundreds of acres and miles of trails will be open for tours, bicycling, and activities for all ages.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

Activities
Discovery Day will include free bicycle rentals, tours led by NYC Audubon and New York City Department of Sanitation, activities with New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, The Greenbelt Conservancy and SI MakerSpace, mural painting with Projectivity, wind chime-making with supplies from Materials for the Arts, and more!

Shuttles
During the event, a free shuttle will provide transportation to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. The shuttle is a school bus that picks passengers up from the Taxi Stand Ramp, and the ride to Freshkills Park will take approximately 30 minutes. Once the Ferry has arrived at the St. George Terminal in Staten Island, look for the Taxi Stand, also labeled “Ramp E.” The stairs to the Taxi Stand ramp are in the terminal across from the Au Bon Pain. Bikes are allowed on the shuttle buses as long as there is space.

Shuttles from Staten Island Ferry Terminal to Freshkills Park:
10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm

Shuttles from Freshkills Park to Staten Island Ferry Terminal:
12:15 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:15 pm

Parking
Parking will be available just outside Freshkills Park in lots near 350 Wild Avenue. From there, visitors can take a shuttle bus or walk or bike one mile to the main event area.

Presented with support from Pratt Industries, Con Edison, New York Road Runners (NYRR), and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1012249648934315/

Giffords Lane Live -Flagship Brewery Harvest Festival -4PM Set @ Flagship Brewery
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a fun filled family day of Great food, drinks, friends, shopping & Greatr Music all day long!..Our set is at 4 pm!!….

https://www.facebook.com/events/1865579220130390/

Grand Re-opening Sandy Hook Lighthouse & Fort Hancock Museum
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the reopening of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Post Museum. We are opening our doors for all to explore our newly renovated buildings. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will kick off the event with presentations to follow in the Post Museum. Presentations will be led by Dr. Richard Veit, head of the Monmouth university team that conducted the archaeological dig at the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, and Shawn Welch, Board of Directors Member of the Army Ground Forces Association, who will talk about Coastal Defense at Fort Hancock during World War II.

Sandy Hook – Sandy Hook Lighthouse

https://www.facebook.com/events/2205232623091326/

Diana Ross at The Rooftop at Pier 17, New York, NY
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Diana Ross

Diana Ross will perform at The Rooftop at Pier 17 on Sunday, September 30th at 7:30PM.

https://www.facebook.com/events/499550190490470/

Oct
1
Mon
2018
National Homemade Cookies Day
Oct 1 all-day

Happy Homemade Cookies Day!

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Free 8 Week Anger Management Class
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Expectant Parents Group
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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
Oct 1 @ 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

Oct
2
Tue
2018
National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
Oct 2 all-day

Happy Custodial Workers Recognition Day!

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Local Organics Recovery: Stapleton Mobile Market
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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

Stapleton City Harvest Mobile Market
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Observing: High Line
Oct 2 @ 6:30 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/

Expectant Parents Group
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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: High Line
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:45 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/

Open Run: Silver Lake Park
Oct 2 @ 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.