Jul
12
Thu
2018
Impractical Jokers: Homecoming Exhibit
Jul 12 2018 @ 11:00 am – Mar 17 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Homecoming,” an interactive exhibit based on truTV’s hit series, and curated by “Jokers” producer Joe Imburgio, will open its doors to the public on Thursday night with a sold-out opening reception and an appearance from the Jokers themselves–Sal Vulcano, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Joe Gatto. Admission to the Museum is $8, $5 for students and $2 for children. Hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit StatenIslandMuseum.org.

Feb
11
Mon
2019
National White Shirt Day
Feb 11 all-day

Happy White Shirt Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

Feb
12
Tue
2019
National Plum Pudding Day
Feb 12 all-day

Happy Plum Pudding Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

Play It Forward NY Anti-Bully Support workshops
Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm – 12:59 am

WHO: Play It Forward NY Anti-Bully Support workshops. Founder, Stefan
Barone
WHAT: Kids/teens who have been bullied. Resources for parents. FREE
REFRESHMENTS
WHERE: NORTH SHORE: Projectivity (B.U.I.L.D. Center) at 51 Broad Street, SI
WHEN: Tuesdays from 4-6pm (always confirm dates)
2018: 9/25, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11
2019: 1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/7, 6/11
WHERE: SOUTH SHORE: Rossville AME Zion lower hall, 584 Bloomingdale Rd, SI
WHEN: Wednesdays, from 4-6pm (always confirm dates)
2018: 9/26, 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
2019: 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12
WHY: A safe place for kids/teens to meet others who were bullied and
created a positive life. Visit:http://PlayItForwardNY.com or
http://Facebook.com/PlayItForwardny
Stefan Barone, Founder, was bullied and shares his insights; advocating on
local and national media: Fox 5 Good Day Street Talk, NY1 News (2013 Play
It Forward NY Anti-Bully Walk), Staten Island Advance (named Stefan
“Newsmaker of the Week,” in “Taking a Bite out of Bullying”, by Sarah
Buccellato). ABC’s 20/20 w/Connie Chung and ABC’s Good Morning America
w/Charlie Gibson.
Approved by: Senator Andrew Lanza, who advocates to end cyber-bullying, and
pediatrician, Dr. Melvin Koplow, who dedicates his time to spread awareness
and assist Stefan.
Helpful Resources and Reading:
1) Visithttp://DrMDK.com AND click Bullied 2) Bullies to Buddies: How to
Turn Your Enemies into Friends! By author Izzy Kalman, MS, NCSP Visit:
http://Bullies2Buddies.com
Also, Play It Forward NY offers for a fee: Assemblies and workshops
adaptable to varying class sizes and ages for schools within the NYCDOE,
PAL, YMCA, Staten Island Youth Justice Center, and other youth agencies.
Projectivity offers: Careers in Entertainment Presentations, and Projected
Mentorship Programs. Info@ProjectivityGroup.org
mailto:Info@ProjectivityGroup.org .

Adult Culinary Program: Sweet Crepes
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

$85

Register here: https://casa-belvedere.org/register?olsPage=t%2Fculinary-program-adult

Open Run: Silver Lake Park
Feb 12 @ 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.

Feb
13
Wed
2019
National Tortellini Day
Feb 13 all-day

Happy Tortellini Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Feb 13 @ 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

Adult Afternoon Hikes @ Long Pond Park
Feb 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Become more familiar with various areas of the Greenbelt and Staten Island Parks as you hike with other adults on leisurely-paced hikes, enjoying picturesque views and discovering unique features within our parks. The length of the hike will be determined by the pace of the group.

Play It Forward NY Anti-Bully Support workshops
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

WHO: Play It Forward NY Anti-Bully Support workshops. Founder, Stefan
Barone
WHAT: Kids/teens who have been bullied. Resources for parents. FREE
REFRESHMENTS
WHERE: NORTH SHORE: Projectivity (B.U.I.L.D. Center) at 51 Broad Street, SI
WHEN: Tuesdays from 4-6pm (always confirm dates)
2018: 9/25, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11
2019: 1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/7, 6/11
WHERE: SOUTH SHORE: Rossville AME Zion lower hall, 584 Bloomingdale Rd, SI
WHEN: Wednesdays, from 4-6pm (always confirm dates)
2018: 9/26, 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
2019: 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12
WHY: A safe place for kids/teens to meet others who were bullied and
created a positive life. Visit:http://PlayItForwardNY.com or
http://Facebook.com/PlayItForwardny
Stefan Barone, Founder, was bullied and shares his insights; advocating on
local and national media: Fox 5 Good Day Street Talk, NY1 News (2013 Play
It Forward NY Anti-Bully Walk), Staten Island Advance (named Stefan
“Newsmaker of the Week,” in “Taking a Bite out of Bullying”, by Sarah
Buccellato). ABC’s 20/20 w/Connie Chung and ABC’s Good Morning America
w/Charlie Gibson.
Approved by: Senator Andrew Lanza, who advocates to end cyber-bullying, and
pediatrician, Dr. Melvin Koplow, who dedicates his time to spread awareness
and assist Stefan.
Helpful Resources and Reading:
1) Visithttp://DrMDK.com AND click Bullied 2) Bullies to Buddies: How to
Turn Your Enemies into Friends! By author Izzy Kalman, MS, NCSP Visit:
http://Bullies2Buddies.com
Also, Play It Forward NY offers for a fee: Assemblies and workshops
adaptable to varying class sizes and ages for schools within the NYCDOE,
PAL, YMCA, Staten Island Youth Justice Center, and other youth agencies.
Projectivity offers: Careers in Entertainment Presentations, and Projected
Mentorship Programs. Info@ProjectivityGroup.org
mailto:Info@ProjectivityGroup.org .

Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Feb 13 @ 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.

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field AAIS CHAMPIONSHIP @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field AAIS CHAMPIONSHIP
https://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=1130

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Every Wednesday unless weather conditions are severe (regular amounts of snow won’t stop us from going out!): Join us for our weekly evening, guided hike where we will cover 4/5 miles. There are some small climbs but it’s fairly easy. We try to maintain a quick pace but can accommodate all skill levels. You will see parts of the Greenbelt and the trail system that you haven’t seen before! We typically meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center unless there is a special program being held, in which case we begin and end at the LaTourette Golf Course Clubhouse, 1001 Richmond Hill Road. Always check the event listings here for any changes. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Proper footwear is essential. Bring water and a snack if you think you’ll need it. No reservation is required. We go in all weather unless conditions are dangerous (thunderstorms). Always check the Greenbelt Conservancy’s Facebook page for updates on changes or cancellations (Cancellations generally only occur in very bad weather). As the days get shorter, we will leave and return in the dark so please bring a flashlight or headlamp to be prepared.

Weekly Evening Hike
Feb 13 @ 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 Smorgasbord – Registered Members Only
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This class is open to all AAA members. Registration begins in December

Feb
14
Thu
2019
Valentines Day
Feb 14 all-day

Happy Valentines Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

Forest Adventures
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This weekly series is filled with woodland adventures for children aged 3.5 – 5 years.

Heart Art @ Staten Island MakerSpace
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 14, 2019

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Parent Creative Alliance will host a Valentine’s Day event were families can come and create heart shaped projects using wood and hand tools.

Caregiver involvement required.

All ages welcome, parental supervision required.

Please register a ticket for every person attending.

Heart Art is made possible by an Expanding Audiences and Cultural Participation Regrant from Staten Island Arts, made possible with generous support from New York Community Trust, The Staten Island Foundation, the Altman Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Time Warner.

https://www.facebook.com/events/532067653943112/

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Ocean Breeze Miles Mania # 4 @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Ocean Breeze Miles Mania # 4
https://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=1108

The Pipes Are Calling
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Pipes are Calling…

Join Richmond County Pipe & Drums

A Staten Island community Bagpipe & Drum band proudly serving Staten Island and the greater NYC area for almost 40 years

Free Lessons on Bagpipes & Drums

Every Thursday Night, except holidays

7:30pm – 10pm

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Eltingville

Family Fun / Bring a Friend

No Experience Necessary!

We will teach you everything you need to know

Please email ahead in case of any unforeseen cancellations: richmondcountypipesdrums@gmail.com

More Info: http://www.richmondcountypipesanddrums.com

Any other questions: Kathy Burke 917-837-3272

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Singles Awareness Day
Feb 15 all-day

Happy Singles Awareness Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night. Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Northeast Conference Championships @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Northeast Conference Championships
https://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=1112

Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night. Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Adult Reading Practice Group
Feb 15 @ 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
Feb 15 @ 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.

Gallery Hours: 2200 Acres: Field R/D Artists on Regeneration at Freshkills Park @ Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Freshkills Park: Field R/D is a project to develop a visionary, community-responsive residency program for the former NYC landfill. Through the residency process, artists followed their own paths, developed research methodologies, and posed questions to a range of actors, from city agencies to scholars, scientists, ecologists, and environmental writers. The seven artists in the show have produced responses to the landfill’s past and the park’s present and future by delving into the intertwined legacies of waste, consumerism, environmental blind spots, and possibilities for regeneration. There will be a curator’s talk at 2:30 p.m. This is the final day of the exhibition. 2200 Acres: Field R/D Artists on Regeneration at Freshkills Park features the work of Billy & Steven Dufala, Mare Liberum, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Nancy Nowacek, Joe Riley & Audrey Snyder. The works in the exhibition explore themes of mapping, orientation, speculation, and interpretation of this complex and changing site.

Kidz Cook
Feb 15 @ 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.

Black History Celebration: Then and Now
Feb 15 @ 3:30 pm – Feb 16 @ 10:00 pm

Black History Celebration: Then and Now

Presented by
Roc-A-Natural & Diva Collectibles

Hosted at JCC Beacon Program at Dreyfus J.H.S 49

Guest Speaker
Debbie-Ann Paige

Public Historian and Professional Genealogist

Recognizing Today’s History Makers

Sajda Musawwir Ladner, Director, UTA
Sean White, Owner, Against Da Grain Barbershop

Friday, February 15, 2019

3:30pm-5:00pm
Youth Program

Boys of Baraka Film Screening and Q&A

Al Mtu
Black American Culturalist

5:30pm-7:30pm
Presentations & Awards

History of the Black Church
Minister Dale Smith
Support Services Coordinator

7:30pm-10pm
Celebration & Shop Unique Artisans

Conscious Music
by
DJ BME and Sergen General Tactics

Join us as we take a stroll down History Lane
and honor Staten Islanders who are deserving of being recognized for their contributions.

101 Warren Street, Staten Island, N.Y. 10304
FREE Admittance!

To learn more and how you can get involve as an (sponsor, speaker, singer, dancer, poet or volunteer), email, ran@rocanatural.com or contact: Tina Brown (718) 300-9402.

*BECOME A VENDOR: https://www.rocanatural.com/bvendors

Arts & Crafts – $32.00 & Food/Holistic Practitioners – $52.00.

Event link:
https://m.facebook.com/events/2110235595686433?ref=page_internal&_rdr

https://www.facebook.com/events/2110235595686433/

Black History Celebration: Then and Now
Feb 15 @ 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Black History Celebration: Then and Now

Presented by
Roc-A-Natural & Diva Collectibles

Hosted at JCC Beacon Program at Dreyfus J.H.S 49

Master of Ceremony
TBD

Guest Speaker
Debbie-Ann Paige
Public Historian and Professional Genealogist
“Remembering Our History:Knowing Ourselves”

Recognizing Today’s History Makers

Sajda Musawwir Ladner, Director, UTA
Sean White, Owner, Against Da Grain Barbershop
Fatoumata Koroma, S.I. NAACP Youth Council

Friday, February 15, 2019

3:30pm-5:00pm
Youth Program

Boys of Baraka Film Screening and Q&A

Al Mtu
Black American Culturalist

5:30pm-7:30pm
Presentations & Awards

Performances
Brighton Heights Reformed Church Youth Orchestra

“History of the Black Church”
Minister Dale Smith
Support Services Coordinator

Performances
St. Philips Heat Drumline

7:30pm-10:00pm
Celebration & Shop The Marketplace

Conscious Music
by
DJ BME and Sergen General Tactics

Join us as we take a stroll down History Lane
and honor Staten Islanders who are deserving of being recognized for their contributions.

101 Warren Street, Staten Island, N.Y. 10304
FREE Admittance!

To learn more and how you can get involve as an (sponsor, speaker, singer, dancer, poet or volunteer), email, ran@rocanatural.com or contact: Tina Brown (718) 300-9402.

*BECOME A VENDOR: https://www.rocanatural.com/bvendors

Arts & Crafts – $32.00 & Food/Holistic Practitioners – $52.00.

Event link:
https://m.facebook.com/events/2110235595686433?ref=page_internal&_rdr

https://www.facebook.com/events/2110235595686433/

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Fastrack Last Chance Invitational @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
Feb 15 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Fastrack Last Chance Invitational
https://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=1120

Feb
16
Sat
2019
National Almond Day
Feb 16 all-day

Happy National Almond Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Northeast Conference Championships @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Northeast Conference Championships
https://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=1113

Tai Chi @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation thru movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night. Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Local Organics Recovery: Mariner’s Harbor Mobile Market @ 22 Roxbury Street
Feb 16 @ 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

Local Organics Recovery: Stapleton Mobile Market
Feb 16 @ 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

Valentine’s Day 5K Run @ The Conference House (in Conference House Park)
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

February contains the coldest days but runners have the warmest hearts. Put those strong Hearts to the test at the second leg of the Trail Triple Crown (TTC) series, the Valentine’s Day 5K. Cozy up with a friend, family member, or partner in the Pairs competition or run with the one you love the most. Run through Conference House Park pathways, woods, beachfront, and a technical trail end to the finish. Enjoy the winter beauty of New York’s southernmost point!

Valentine’s Day 5K Run @ The Conference House (in Conference House Park)
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

February contains the coldest days but runners have the warmest hearts. Put those strong Hearts to the test at the second leg of the Trail Triple Crown (TTC) series, the Valentine’s Day 5K. Cozy up with a friend, family member, or partner in the Pairs competition or run with the one you love the most. Run through Conference House Park pathways, woods, beachfront, and a technical trail end to the finish. Enjoy the winter beauty of New York’s southernmost point!

Memoir Writing Workshop
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A memoir writing workshop for adults of all ages.

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

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

718.442.8560.

Brookfield East Mound Hike @ Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Staten Island’s Brookfield Park has gone from a toxic blight to a beautiful natural area with plenty of walking trails and paths for intrepid city travelers. Join our Urban Park Rangers as explore the East Mound of this park.

Healthy Heart Hike @ Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 am

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. On this vigorous fitness hike, burn off the winter fat while enjoying Clove Lakes Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots and packing water and a light snack.

Saturday Zoofaris
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Staten Island Zoo is happy to introduce our Saturday Zoofari program. We have created six exciting programs for children in PreK through 6th grade. This is a four hour (10am – 2pm) drop off program at the zoo.

Please pack a lunch for the day. There is no refrigeration for the lunches at the zoo so the lunches need to be non-perishable.

You can register for any number of sessions or all six! There is a 15% discount on the total price if you register for all six sessions.

Register here:
http://statenislandzoo.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2446149&OrgKey=3637&ReturnURL=%2fOpenRosters%2fViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx%3fclassificationid%3d55250%26orgkey%3d3637#

Meditation Class
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

I Love the Zoo
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Love is in the air…. and there’s nothing we love more than our animal friends at the Zoo!

Join us and show them how special they are by making and giving them lots of enrichment toys and special Valentine’s Day messages.

Activities scheduled include making animal enrichment items to give to several animals on exhibit, keeper talks and animal presentations.

Free with zoo admission

Tai Chi Exercises @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Individual slow-standing movements and stances are designed to create greater mind/body connection, with peace and calm. They can then be performed at any time in any order — choosing some, one, or all. All abilities welcome.

The Hate U Give: A Black History Month Screening + Conversation @ Port Richmond High School
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Friends of Mariners Harbor in collaboration with Fidelis Care, NYCID, Port Richmond High School, and Council Member Debi Rose will be holding a Black History Month Event on Saturday, February 16th, from 12pm-4pm at Port Richmond High School.

The purpose of the event is to give the community an opportunity to explore and express their feelings about race, schooling, and police relations. The event will also bridge the gap and foster healthy relationships between the NYPD and community.

The event will start with attendees participating in the NYPD Firearm and Tactics Simulator. The simulator will give participants a glimpse of the dangers and difficulties officers face on the job. Next, there will be a screening of the movie, The Hate U Give. Immediately following the movie, attendees will be served lunch while participating in a restorative community discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1996109677093101/

Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Tai Chi focuses the mind while training the body — meditation through movement. Once learned, it can be maintained easily as a healthy life-long practice, easily adapted to your abilities and/or limitations. Due to continuous movements, especially shifting body weight from one leg to another, Tai Chi delivers countless benefits, including increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, mind/body connection; and more confidence, peace of mind thru-out the day, improved sleep at night. Note that this is the oldest original Chen-Style Tai Chi, taught by traditional instruction, where each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge bit-by-bit.

Maple Syrup Saturdays @ Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about the entire process of making maple syrup from tap to table! We will hike for up to an hour on our trails to find maple trees, drill holes, hang buckets, and collect sap so please wear snow boots, gloves, and a hat. If you think this program might be cancelled due to weather, call 718-605-3970 x201. Ages 5+.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1016625471794825/?event_time_id=1016625528461486

Paper Crafting @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Any time you fold a piece of paper, you’re crafting. And there are surprisingly many ways to fold a piece of paper. Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned crafter, there’ll be something for everyone. We’ll cover basic skills, tips-and-tricks, and some surprising techniques. Along the way, you’ll learn about the simple tools of the craft, as well as various alternatives, so you get to know what you’ll want to have in your very own toolbox. All ages are welcome. Must be able to use scissors! Students are encouraged to bring their own tools and supplies. Please note: Registration is highly encouraged to be sure of space! To register or get on an email list for updates, please email Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov .

Tai Chi class
Feb 16 @ 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