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
11
Wed
2018
National Cheer Up The Lonely Day
Jul 11 all-day

Happy Cheer Up The Lonely Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Jul 11 @ 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)
Jul 11 @ 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 .

Fitness Walks
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Great Kills Park Beach Center
Wednesdays at 10 AM

Join a park ranger for a 1.5 mile round trip as we walk through Great Kills Park. Along the way well have the chance to challenge ourselves with an optional, easy to navigate obstacle course. Wear comfortable clothing & athletic shoes. Bring water. All ages are welcome.

Wonderful Wednesdays at the Carousel @ 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come meet our Early Childhood Educators at the Carousel, enjoy a nature activity, and learn about upcoming children’s programming. Wonderful Wednesdays at the Carousel is for children ages 3-5 with an adult chaperone.

Discover Fort Tompkins
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Meet at Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center
Daily, Wednesday-Sunday
11AM and 2PM
Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800s. Wear sturdy footwear.

Community Days at Conference House Park @ Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy Conference House Park’s newest community space: the new patio garden at the Visitor Center. Explore and help maintain the three community-designed gardens: vegetable, native plant, and sculpture. Experience kids crafts, adult art programs, tranquility, Tai Chi, meditation, exercise, and more in this lovely shade-dappled setting.

Bird and Nature Walk: Great Kills Park
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, July 11, 1-3 p.m. (timed for outgoing tide)
FREE/Donations welcome
The shorebirds have already started their southward migration. On this guided walk, guests will be looking for waders, terns, and more. Meet at the north end (toward Oakwood) of the large parking lot. Bring sunscreen and something to drink. It will be hot! Supported in part by NRG.

Goat Talks
Jul 11 @ 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

Circle of Serenity Parenting Series
Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Staten Island Children’s Museum: Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Jul 11 @ 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 11 @ 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.

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance @ South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! Featuring lessons and performances by the Piel Canela Dance School. Open dance for all!

Weekly Evening Hike
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul 11 @ 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.

Mystery After Dark Tours
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 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

Mystery After Dark Tours at Historic Richmond Town @ Historic Richmond Town
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 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 on a tour lit only by candlelight. Dare to explore every inch of houses hundreds of years old. What…or who…will you find? Ages 13+ recommended The Twilight tour begins at 8:00 p.m. The Dread of Night Tour takes place at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Movies Under the Stars: Jaws @ Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)
Jul 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. An enormous great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town where a police chief, a fisherman, and a marine biologist realize they’re “gonna need a bigger boat” to battle the bloodthirsty beast. 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: La La Land @ Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jul 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards, La La Land is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year — it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love. 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
12
Thu
2018
Discover Fort Tompkins
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Meet at Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center
Daily, Wednesday-Sunday
11AM and 2PM
Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800s. Wear sturdy footwear.

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park @ North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Summer Eats at Historic Richmond Town!
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join Cheech A’ Cini’s Truckin Trattoria Thursday July 5th by special request! Eat your way through the entire menu of fresh made deliciousness!

Have a favorite food truck? Tag them here and show your love! Maybe they will join us one Thursday for “Summer Eats at Historic Richmond Town.”

Presented by Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor and Historic Richmond Town every Thursday Night this summer, “Summer Eats” features a weekly rotating theme of food trucks, music, photo booths, Mystery After Dark tours (beginning in July, date to be determined), games, entertainment and of course delicious Egger’s Homemade Ice Cream!

Enjoy a family friendly summer night with free admission to the beautiful grounds of Staten Island’s historic village. Food, activities and tours require separate donations to support Historic Richmond Town’s educational programs and ongoing restoration efforts.

Complimentary car parking at the Third County Courthouse located at 441 Clarke Ave. Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes to enjoy the rustic NYC Parkland. Secured stroller parking available at Egger’s. Restrooms located behind the Historical Museum. The grounds are accessible and dog-friendly. Vegan, dairy-free and nut free ice cream options available at Egger’s.

For more information call (718)-351-1611 ext 266

www.hrtown.nyc
www.eggersicecream.com

Exhibition Opening: Impractical Jokers: Homecoming
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, July 12, 6-9 p.m.
FREE with Museum Admission
Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
Impractical Jokers: Homecoming explores the story of four longtime friends from Staten Island whose hidden-camera, comedic television show, Impractical Jokers, has become a pop culture
phenomenon. Steeped in embarrassment and awkward situations that make us laugh and cringe, the humor is built upon a foundation of trust and camaraderie amongst the four guys, James “Murr” Murray, Sal Vulcano, Brain “Q” Quinn, and Joe Gatto.
See original costumes, props and art created over the past seven seasons. View new interviews, episode highlights and learn about behind-the-scenes production, including some secrets. Take a journey with the Jokers from high school hijinks to mainstream comedic success that all started on the shores of Staten Island.
Interactive surprises are found throughout the museum to make the Jokers’ exhibition experience as unexpected as the Impractical Jokers themselves.
This exhibition has been made possible, in part, through support from truTV. Stay tuned toStatenislandmuseum.org for event details.

Expectant Parents Group
Jul 12 @ 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.

Sunset Summer Concert Series: Generations & Joan Caddell & the Midnight Choir
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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.

Mystery After Dark Tours
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 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: Beauty and the Beast (2017) @ Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)
Jul 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. 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
13
Fri
2018
National Mojito Day
Jul 13 all-day

Happy Mojito Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

Adult Reading Practice Group
Jul 13 @ 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 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Discover Fort Tompkins
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Meet at Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center
Daily, Wednesday-Sunday
11AM and 2PM
Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800s. Wear sturdy footwear.

Broadway in the Boros- Staten Island!
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment today announced the 2018 lineup for its popular Broadway in the Boros series, featuring FREE performances by cast members and musicians of hit Broadway musicals in neighborhoods throughout New York City. Back for a third consecutive summer, these fun and entertaining shows are family-friendly and open to the public.

BROADWAY IN THE BOROS

STATEN ISLAND:
Friday, July 13 from 12 noon to 1 pm (rain or shine) @ Lighthouse Point Plaza, Waterfront adjacent to National Lighthouse Museum. BROADWAY IN THE BOROS-STATEN ISLAND will feature performances from Broadway cast members and musicians from 2018 THE BAND’S VISIT(Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical) AND WICKED.

In addition to performances, each event features Broadway tickets and giveaways, trivia games and more! All performances are hosted by the Julie James, host of the popular SiriusXM Radio show “On Broadway.

Presented with support from the National Lighthouse Museum, NYC Economic Development Corporation, NYC Department of Transportation, Staten Island Borough President James Steven Oddo, and City Council Member Deborah Rose.

Sprinklerfest 2018 (Rain date Friday, July 20)
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Looking for a family-friendly fun way to cool down — and jumpstart the weekend? Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden has you covered.
Sprinklerfest, an afternoon consisting of over 30 sprinklers for hundreds of local kids to prance around, takes to Livingston this Friday from noon to 4 p.m.
Sprinklerfest is supported in part by NYC & Co and the Richmond County Savings Foundation.
Two acres of land are open to the Sprinklerfest crowd to jump, run or dance their way through the sprinklers.

Friday Firing Demonstrations
Jul 13 @ 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 13 @ 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.

Another Day in the Life of Si-Opening Reception
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Another Day in the Life of Staten Island: SI 48:00 is the second Island wide photo shoot conceived and organized by Gail Middleton. This project and show is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administrated by Staten Island Arts. There are 23 focus photos and 43 time line photos. Come see what these remarkable photographers captured.

Expectant Parents Group
Jul 13 @ 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.

Family Camping: Staten Island @ Conference House Park
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 14 @ 7:00 am

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. Please note: Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers’ Event Registration page . Registration opens on Wednesday, July 4.

Mystery After Dark Tours
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 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: Cars 3 @ Bloomingdale Park
Jul 13 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Race car Lightning McQueen suffers a severe crash while trying to compete with a younger rival named Jackson Storm. Afterwards, McQueen embraces new technologies as he trains for a return to the racetrack. 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: Hook @ Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)
Jul 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. A workaholic yuppie lawyer remembers he was once Peter Pan after Captain Hook kidnaps his children. This forces the miserable man to rediscover his inner-child while returning to Neverland to rescue them and become a better father. 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: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Jul 13 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

See the stars from Brooklyn! In conjunction with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi power telescopes for views of the moon when visible, and stars and planets in the summer sky. This event is free and you do not need tickets.

The observing area for this event is at the waterfront, left of Pier 1.

For more information, visit https://www.aaa.org/observing/observing-at-brooklyn-bridge-park/

Observing: Hunters Point Park
Jul 13 @ 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: Lincoln Center
Jul 13 @ 8:30 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/

Jul
14
Sat
2018
National Nude Day
Jul 14 all-day

Happy Nude Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park @ North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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