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.

Jun
19
Tue
2018
National Martini Day
Jun 19 all-day
National Martini Day

Happy Martini Day!

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Tot Time Tuesday
Jun 19 @ 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).

Expectant Parents Group
Jun 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.

Open Run: Silver Lake Park
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 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
Jun 19 @ 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/

Jun
20
Wed
2018
National Ice Cream Soda Day
Jun 20 all-day
National Ice Cream Soda Day

Happy Ice Cream Soda Day!

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Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Jun 20 @ 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)
Jun 20 @ 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 .

Bird and Nature Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, June 20, 10 a.m.-noon
FREE/Donations welcome
Walking along the open fields and meadows of this extraordinary Staten Island preserve, participants will search for nesting Baltimore and orchard orioles, indigo buntings, and others. As an added bonus, there should also be a good variety of butterflies present. Meet in the DEC parking lot off Hylan Blvd. Supported in part by NRG.

Weekly Evening Hike
Jun 20 @ 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 – Forces of Nature
Jun 20 @ 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 June session is: Forces of Nature 
There are fundamental forces of nature that govern all matter. Challenge and observe gravity, friction, and several other physical forces, then apply your new knowledge to become a (balloon) rocket scientist!

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
Jun 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.

Jun
21
Thu
2018
National Selfie Day
Jun 21 all-day

Happy Selfie Day!

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Youth Mental Health First Aid 8-hour Training Course. 3 Year Certification
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based practice designed to
teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers,
neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how
to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or
addiction challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is
primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The
course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews
typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to
help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered
include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis
may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating
disorders.

Contact for Registration: Simone Richards (347) 682-4871

Manuals and Refreshments Provided
Continuing Education Units Provided

Shop Rite Ask an Expert
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Live a healthy life. Get the information you need: cancer services,
nutrition, behavioral health and rehabilitation, cholesterol, diabetes,
stroke, blood pressure, healthy aging, nutrition, and smoking cessation.

Business After Hours – Sponsored by Empire State Bank @ Flagship Brewery
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Business After Hours
Sponsored by Empire State Bank
Hosted by Flagship Brewery

Mix, mingle, and network with Staten Island’s top business professionals in a relaxed atmosphere with complimentary food and drink!

Thursday, June 21, 2018
From 5:30 to 7:30 Pm

$20 Members-Only Price
$40 Non-Member Price

https://www.facebook.com/events/827052037490643/

Summer Solstice Concert, & Beach Walk, Make Music NY @ Conference House Park
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Summer Solstice Concert and Beach Walk
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Summer solstice and Make Music Day with summer evening musical performance and beach walk.

Enjoy the unique sweet sound and music of The Staten Island Snugs, a five member, four-part harmony outfit, with lead guitar, bass, flute, keys and drums. A Staten Island favorite, with original songs along with old favorites including Beatles, classic rock, folk, blues and even some tin pan alley.

Afterwards enjoy a narrated guided walking tour along the Conference House Park shoreline on the longest day of the year! https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-solstice-concert-and-walk

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Thursday Bocce Night
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday Bocce Night
Play Bocce with us on Thursday nights this summer. We are looking to start a tournament but need more players to join in. Please come by or call the office to sign up at 718-273-7660.

If you haven’t signed up yet to play, please do so ASAP so we can prepare accordingly and get players matched up if you are coming in without your own team. You do not have to commit to play every week.

MEMBERS: FREE
NON-MEMBERS: $10 per person, per week.
Payments can be made on site. (cc accepted)
We will begin at around 6:00 PM on a first come first served/play basis, Weather Permitting.

So please come over and join us! This is a wonderful, new and fun activity we can all enjoy and it supports the foundation.

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Music New York with OnnaDi @ South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This concert is conducted in partnership with Make Music New York. OnnaDi, Staten Island-based R&B artist, singer, and songwriter performs at the South Beach Gazebo. About Make Music New York Comprised of musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels, they perform in public spaces throughout the five boroughs. Over its ten year history, it has grown to become NYC’s largest one-day collection of free, outdoor concerts.

Expectant Parents Group
Jun 21 @ 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.

Staten Island Community Resources’ Annual Spring Showcase 2018 @ IS51
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Community Resources’ annual Spring Showcase 2018

Community Resources’ annual Spring Showcase is a yearly display of art, music, and the belief that you can do anything you put your mind to. This year we will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the hit musical, Grease.  Our showcase includes song, dance and musicians. There is also an art show on display. The members of Community Resources set out to prove that Grease is the word!

This year’s show takes place on June 21st, at 7pm.

The showcase is located at IS 51,

20 Houston St. Staten Island, NY

Community Resources is a nonprofit agency committed to enriching the lives of people with all abilities. Our performing arts department aims to make the arts accessible to everyone.

• CityParks SummerStage: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Rising stars Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, and Adrian Timpau perform a program of favorite opera arias and duets. 



Free 

No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for a film screening to celebrate the first anniversary of our designation as an LGBTQ historic site!
Director JEB (Joan E. Biren) will host a unique outdoor screening of her multi-award winning documentary, No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon.
Q&A to follow.
Free with museum admission

Jun
22
Fri
2018
National Onion Rings Day
Jun 22 all-day
National Onion Rings Day

Happy Onion Rings Day!

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Adult Reading Practice Group
Jun 22 @ 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.

Adult Reading Practice Group
Jun 22 @ 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
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Staten Island University Hospital North Well Health Health Tabling
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SIUH will provide information on nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
Information/Education pertaining to the following areas: Cancer, Behavioral
Health Programs, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Stroke, Blood Pressure, healthy
aging and Body Mass Index (BMI).

Kidz Cook
Jun 22 @ 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.

Kidz Cook
Jun 22 @ 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.

3rd Annual Staten Island Food Truck Festival @ Staten Island Mall
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 10:00 pm

June 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2018
Friday 5pm-10pm
Sat & Sun 1pm-10pm

$5 Admission – Cash at the Gate – All Day

Wristbands are good for one day only.

Musicians and Other Unique Talents are always welcomed to our events. Email us for more info on how you can be apart of this event.

Food Truck Festival

https://www.facebook.com/events/535276743511103/

Court Yard Fridays – Afro-Latin music impresario Papo Vázquez @ Court Yard next to Staten Island Borough Hall
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us in the historic courtyard next to Borough Hall in St. George, Staten Island on four Fridays in June 2018 for a spectacular musical lineup. Start your weekend with us, right across from the ferry terminal.

The Court Yard Fridays concert series brings together pioneering music legends of diverse genres representing cultures from around the world.
Before and after the concert, enjoy delicious meals at our nearby restaurant partners using the promo flyer distributed at each show. Receive 20% off at Chang Noi Thai, Everything Goes Book Cafe, Fork & Grooves, Marie’s 2 and The Burrito Shoppe. Enjoy one complimentary glass of wine with your meal at Enoteca Maria.

We are grateful to our Green Room sponsors, Chang Noi Thai, Everything Goes Book Cafe and Fork & Grooves, for providing hospitality for the artists!

Staten Island native, retired NYC Firefighter, and community activist Kevin Washington; Philadelphia Jazz Project director Homer Jackson and graphic designer Lynn Washington created Court Yard Fridays to activate this underused central civic space in St. George as a regular gathering place for the Staten Island community and visitors.

Court Yard Fridays is a pilot project of the Future Culture initiative launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.

RAIN SITE: Join us up the hill at the Brighton Heights Reformed Church, 320 St. Mark’s Place at Fort Place.

Food Truck Festival at the Mall
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Staten Island philosophy: More food, less problems.
The food truck congregation upon the Mall parking lot happens this year Friday through Sunday — June 22, 23 and 24 with Friday’s hours as 5 to 10 p.m. and the rest of the weekend from 1 to 10 p.m. For more information go to SIRocksNY.com.

Expectant Parents Group
Jun 22 @ 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.

Movies Under the Stars: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out of Water @ Seaside Wildlife Nature Park
Jun 22 @ 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. SpongeBob and Plankton form an alliance to recover the secret recipe for Krabby Patties, which has been stolen by the pirate Burger Beard. Their search eventually leads them to the real world, where they become superheroes. 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, although 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: Yogi Bear @ Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)
Jun 22 @ 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. Yogi Bear (voiced by Dan Aykroyd), Boo Boo and Ranger Rick must save Jellystone Park from Mayor Brown, who wants to sell the property due to low attendance. 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, although 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!

SIST Presents: The Taming of the Shrew @ Reformed Church on Staten Island
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Directed by Joseph Daly

The Taming of the Shrew, comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written sometime in 1590–94 and first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The play describes the volatile courtship between the shrewish Katharina (Kate) and the canny Petruchio, who is determined to subdue Katharina’s legendary temper and win her dowry. The main story is offered as a play within a play; the frame plot consists of an initial two-scene “induction” in which a whimsical lord decides to play a practical joke on a drunken tinker, Christopher Sly, by inducing him to believe that he is in fact a nobleman who has suffered from amnesia and is only now awaking from it. The main body of the play is presented to Sly as an entertainment for his delectation.

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Jun
23
Sat
2018
National Pink Day
Jun 23 all-day

Happy Pink Day!

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It’s My Park at Allison Pond Park @ Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Allison Pond Park as they clean and beautify at Allison Pond Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

It’s My Park at Westerleigh Park @ Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean up and beautify Westerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle @ Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The common snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle. Its serpentine neck, massive head, muscular legs, and relatively long tail make it seem even larger. It is estimated that they can live 30 to 40 years in the wild, perhaps even longer. Join the Urban Park Rangers for the Animal of the Month Club: Snapping Turtle. Learn interesting facts about this pre-historic looking turtle.

Science walks at the Staten Island Museum: Super Science: Crustaceans
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
$10/$5 Members, includes Museum Admission
8-13 year olds, accompanied by an adult
Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
While insects are the most common arthropods on land, their cousins, the crustacean, take that title in the ocean. From lobsters to krill, this group is found throughout aquatic environments. Participants will observe the behavior of live crabs, learn about the life cycle of brine shrimp, dissect a crayfish, and observe microscopic crustaceans in pond water. Registration recommended. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Meditation Class Tibetan Museum
Jun 23 @ 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

Community Appreciation Day Festival @ Alice Austen House Museum
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy a Festival of food, family arts activities, and live
music at our annual open house!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1476312839139699/

Mount Loretto Food Truck Festival
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Over 40 vendors are anticipated on the grounds of Mount Loretto on Saturday and Sunday, June 23-June 24.
The bucolic setting will also see live entertainment and family friendly fun. For more information, contact the Mount itself at 718-984-1500 or email info@mountloretto.com.
Parking $5 Donation — Admission $5 Donation

Food Truck Festival at the Mall
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Staten Island philosophy: More food, less problems.
The food truck congregation upon the Mall parking lot happens this year Friday through Sunday — June 22, 23 and 24 with Friday’s hours as 5 to 10 p.m. and the rest of the weekend from 1 to 10 p.m. For more information go to SIRocksNY.com.

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation
Jun 23 @ 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.

The Bee’s Knees
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learn about Honeybees and all they do for us with beekeeper Matt Mullen! Meet at the historic Gericke Farm, located at 2876 Arthur Kill Rd.
Ages 4-7.