Calendar: What to Do on Staten Island NYC

Free & Low-Cost Events, Fundraisers & Activities

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Mar
24
Sat
2018
Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm

Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes is a large-scale retrospective of paintings by Sarah Yuster, spanning her thirty-year career.  Yuster’s work is subtle and intimate, sparking sentiments from viewers that explain her propensity to invoke a sense of “home.”  Yuster has had notable success as a portraitist, with works in two Smithsonian Museums and top university collections.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 24 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
Admission: Free

Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

The following local businesses have provided generous support to Native Soil: Blue, Bayou and Beso Restaurants, Empire Outlets, Door to Door Realty, Snappy Solutions, Connie Lane Real Estate, and Victory State Bank.

Native Soil is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Jul
9
Mon
2018
ZooFari- Summer Program
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm

An Unforgettable Summer Adventure!
For more details please visit: http://www.statenislandzoo.org/programs/www.statenislandzoo.org/education/zoofari-adventure-menu

Online Registration begins March 12

Summer Earth Camp (Session I)
Jul 9 @ 8:30 am – Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm

Cost: $350 (no bus), $550 (with bus)

Earth Camp is for adventurous kids, 8 – 13 year-old, who love the outdoors! In 2-week summer sessions, campers explore parks and greenspaces throughout Staten Island and build science skills and friendships

Jul
12
Thu
2018
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society Feast
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 22 @ 11:00 pm

115th Anniversary Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society. Free Admission and free entertainment. Food and Games.

Jul
15
Sun
2018
National Tapioca Pudding Day
Jul 15 all-day

Happy Tapioca Pudding Day!

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Jul
16
Mon
2018
National Ice Cream Day
Jul 16 all-day
National Ice Cream Day

Happy Ice Cream Day!

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Big Picnic
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

$5 general admission | Buy tickets at bit.ly/bigpicnic2018
You and your family will love games, crafts, live entertainment, food, and more at the first annual BIG PICNIC at Snug Harbor! Bring your picnic basket and a blanket on June 16, 2018 from 12-3 PM. Your ticket will get you access to the main event, plus entry to all your favorite museums, galleries, and gardens. The Big Picnic is rain or shine and presented in partnership with Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum. We are grateful to Assemblymember Matthew Titone for his generous support of this event.

Free 8 Week Anger Management Class
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Expectant Parents Group
Jul 16 @ 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
Jul 16 @ 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

Sunset Tai Chi at Conference House Park @ The Conference House (in Conference House Park)
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Have you always longed to spend your summer at a house on the water? This summer, let the 300-year-old Conference House on the southernmost tip of New York State be that house! Join us for Sunset Tai Chi on the front patio of the Conference House. Learn this 400-year-old moving meditation. Tai Chi moves your body, relaxes your spirit, and clears your mind of everything else. Each 75-min class begins with warm-ups and standing Tai Chi exercises; then you’ll learn and practice the first level of original Chen-style Tai Chi long form. Weather permitting. All ages and levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.

Jul
17
Tue
2018
World Emoji Day
Jul 17 all-day

Happy Emoji Day!

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Expectant Parents Group
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 17 @ 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.

Movies Under the Stars: The Sandlot
Jul 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

The Sandlot

“The Sandlot” is a comedy about a summer of friendship and adventure during which one boy becomes part of a team. Nine boys become best friends and their leader becomes a legend by confronting the terrifying mystery beyond the left field fence. Ruff! Ruff!

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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 waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Observing: High Line
Jul 17 @ 8:30 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/

Observing: High Line
Jul 17 @ 8:30 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/

Jul
18
Wed
2018
National Caviar Day
Jul 18 all-day
National Caviar Day

Happy Caviar Day!

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Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Jul 18 @ 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

Annual PBSI Harmony Day Picnic
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Arts, Culture & Fun: Collage at the H. H. Biddle House @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Jul 18 @ 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 .

Goat Talks
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fort Wadsworth Overlook
July and August, Wednesday and Sunday 3PM
On August 26, meet at noon

Meet at the overlook for a walk down to Battery Weed where we will feed the goats. All ages are welcome but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Inclement weather will cancel the program. Call 718-354-4655 for info

Staten Island Children’s Museum: Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Each Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in July, the Staten Island Children’s Museum is open for free.  Explore exhibits for two hours and then enjoy a dance program. Dancers demonstrate a specific cultural dance and invite guests to learn new moves! Boogie Woogie Wednesday is supported by the Staten Island Delegation of the NYC Council and Dunkin Donuts.

July 11 Irish Step Dance
July 18 Russian Traditional
July 25 African Dance

Staten Island Children’s Museum
Free

Cruise Nights at Historic Richmond Town!
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Cruise Nights return to Historic Richmond Town on Wednesday’s beginning June 20th at 5:30 pm. Vehicles older than 20 years are welcome to park within the village, and must enter at Center Street at St. Patrick’s Place. Newer cars can gather in the main lot on Clarke Avenue. What’s new this time around? How about Egger’s Homemade Ice Cream Parlor, which stays open until 10:00 PM. Cars & Cones! Food truck will be on site as well.

Weekly Evening Hike
Jul 18 @ 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 

Con Edison Family Science Night – Density, Buoyancy, and Boat Building
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Families are invited to gather to explore a range of science topics and activities. A few short, self-guided activities will start families thinking together, followed by a full group activity. Families with children ages 8-10 years old are welcome to register for these events.

The topic for our July session is: Density, Buoyancy, and Boat Building 
It’s summertime, and floating is fine! Make a lava lamp, a Cartesian diver, and build boats from various materials, then participate in a Greenbelt regatta (outside, weather permitting!). Please bring or wear water shoes and clothing suitable for an occasional splash.

Contact the Greenbelt Nature Center at naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or by phone 718-351-3450 for registration information.  This series is free!

Expectant Parents Group
Jul 18 @ 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.

Mystery After Dark Tours
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Afraid of the Dark?
Join a costumed interpreter and venture into a new historic house every night after museum hours. Listen to a mystery, story, or legend lit only by candlelight. Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old.
What… or who… will you find?

Tours leave from Historical Museum

$10 per person
Tickets available in the historical museum
Wednesday – Saturday
Twilight Tour 8pm
13+ Recommended
Dread of Night Tour – 9 & 10pm

For more information and group reservations:
718-351-1611 ext. 266
melissa@hrtown.nyc

Movies Under the Stars: Viva Las Vegas
Jul 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

Viva Las Vegas

Elvis Presley has a swinging time in the gambling mecca when he enters his race car in a big event, and goes wheel-to-wheel with his archrival as they compete on the track and for the love of a singer.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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 waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Jul
19
Thu
2018
National Hotdog Day
Jul 19 all-day
National Hotdog Day

Happy Hotdog Day!

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CityParks SummerStage: George Lamond / Soul Sonic Force / The Philharmonik
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

George Lamond first garnered attention and acclaim on the club circuit with his two freestyle hits “Without You” and “Look Into My Eyes.” These days, he’s still bringing freewheeling dance-pop gems to dancefloors. He’s joined by Staten Island’s own classic freestyle group, Soul Sonic Force, and the ambidextrous talents of The Philharmonik.



Free 

Expectant Parents Group
Jul 19 @ 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.

Summer Nights: Macra-mania
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, July 19, 7-9 p.m.
$25/$20 members
Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
Learn all the basics and techniques behind macramé. This ancient form of textile making which utilizes knots rather than weaving or knitting is back in a big way. In this hands-on workshop, artist Arin Maya Lawrence will introduce you to a variety of traditional knot tying techniques to create a unique wall hanging. This class is beginner-friendly, no experience necessary. All materials are included. Registration recommended. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. For guests 21+ only.
Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation

Sunset Summer Concert Series: London Fogg & JazzOut4tet
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Give My Regards to Broadway
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for an original evening featuring medley’s from your favorite Broadway Shows. This all-singing, all-dancing evening will feature all of your broadway favorites including Wicked, Bye Bye Birdie, A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera and MANY more!

July 13th and 20th at 8:00 PM

July 14th and 21st at 8:00 PM

July 15th and 22nd at 2:00 PM
July 19th at 8:00 PM

July 21st at 2:00 PM

To reserve tickets, please e-mail littlevictory16@gmail.com
OR call the theatre at (718) – 524 – 8467 $20.00 prix fixe Dinner Package at DaNoi Restaurant available, call the theatre for more information

The Little Victory Theatre
4089 Victory Boulevard. Staten Island, NY 10314
http://www.littlevictorytheatre.com

Mystery After Dark Tours
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Afraid of the Dark?
Join a costumed interpreter and venture into a new historic house every night after museum hours. Listen to a mystery, story, or legend lit only by candlelight. Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old.
What… or who… will you find?

Tours leave from Historical Museum

$10 per person
Tickets available in the historical museum
Wednesday – Saturday
Twilight Tour 8pm
13+ Recommended
Dread of Night Tour – 9 & 10pm

For more information and group reservations:
718-351-1611 ext. 266
melissa@hrtown.nyc

Jul
20
Fri
2018
National Lollipop Day
Jul 20 all-day

Happy Lollipop Day!

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Adult Reading Practice Group
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday Firing Demonstrations
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fort Wadsworth Overlook
Fridays, beginning June 8, 3PM
Join a living history interpreter to learn more about everyday life at Fort Wadsworth, and watch a 19th century black powder firing demonstration.

Kidz Cook
Jul 20 @ 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.

CityParks SummerStage: Mobile Mondays! CeCe Peniston / Robin S with Joey Carvello with Freestyle Dance Workshop
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Expectant Parents Group
Jul 20 @ 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.

Mystery After Dark Tours
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Afraid of the Dark?
Join a costumed interpreter and venture into a new historic house every night after museum hours. Listen to a mystery, story, or legend lit only by candlelight. Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old.
What… or who… will you find?

Tours leave from Historical Museum

$10 per person
Tickets available in the historical museum
Wednesday – Saturday
Twilight Tour 8pm
13+ Recommended
Dread of Night Tour – 9 & 10pm

For more information and group reservations:
718-351-1611 ext. 266
melissa@hrtown.nyc

Observing: Floyd Bennett Field @ Floyd Bennett Field in Gateway National Park
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Observing: Floyd Bennett Field @ Floyd Bennett Field in Gateway National Park

The AAA meets monthly on Friday nights for stargazing at Floyd Bennett Field in Gateway National Park, Brooklyn.  We meet every month except January and February, when it’s just too cold, and in July and August, when we have a problem with mosquitoes (in other warm months, come but bring a repellent).  Events are cancelled if it is overcast or if the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.



For more information, visit: http://www.aaa.org/observing/floyd-bennett-field/

Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Jul 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

The Turtles team up with April O’Neil and vigilante Casey Jones to save New York City from the evil Shredder, fearsome new mutants Bebop and Rocksteady and an extraterrestrial invasion led by Krang.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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 waters are 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: Wonder Woman @ Willowbrook Park Archery Range in Willowbrook Park Richmond Ave. and Eton Pl. Staten Island
Jul 20 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

Wonder Woman

An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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 waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Observing: Hunters Point Park
Jul 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Located along the East River in Long Island City, Hunters Point Park is one of New York City’s newest parks.  It has spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and unobstructed views of the sky in almost all directions.  The park has a large oval field where kids play, and a covered snack bar with tables for sitting and eating.  There’s a nice write-up on the Park, with maps and photos here.

The AAA observes on the two (or three) successive Fridays a month when the Moon is in the evening sky.  We set up our telescopes just west of the oval, at the far west end of Borden Avenue, starting around sunset.

By Subway: Take the 7 train to the Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave Station and walk west on 50th Avenue towards the East River. It is also possible to take the G train, which stops a bit further away at 21st St/Jackson Avenue.

By Ferry: The NYC Ferry leaves East 34th Street in Manhattan every 30 minutes, and arrives at Hunters Point South about four minutes later.  The same is true in the opposite direction.

By Car: on-street parking is difficult

For more information, visit http://www.aaa.org/observing/hunters-point-park/

Observing: Hunters Point Park
Jul 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Located along the East River in Long Island City, Hunters Point Park is one of New York City’s newest parks.  It has spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and unobstructed views of the sky in almost all directions.  The park has a large oval field where kids play, and a covered snack bar with tables for sitting and eating.  There’s a nice write-up on the Park, with maps and photos here.

The AAA observes on the two (or three) successive Fridays a month when the Moon is in the evening sky.  We set up our telescopes just west of the oval, at the far west end of Borden Avenue, starting around sunset.

By Subway: Take the 7 train to the Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave Station and walk west on 50th Avenue towards the East River. It is also possible to take the G train, which stops a bit further away at 21st St/Jackson Avenue.

By Ferry: The NYC Ferry leaves East 34th Street in Manhattan every 30 minutes, and arrives at Hunters Point South about four minutes later.  The same is true in the opposite direction.

By Car: on-street parking is difficult

For more information, visit http://www.aaa.org/observing/hunters-point-park/