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
13
Wed
2018
National Sewing Machine Day
Jun 13 all-day

Happy Sewing Machine Day!

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Jun
14
Thu
2018
Pond Investigators
Jun 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

IS 2 (Bk)

25 8th graders

Joe Gulino

347-979-6766

The Story Museum
Jun 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Step inside a world filled with the magic of stories, crafts, music, dancing and singing.

Preschool children up to age 5.
$3.00/Child, Adult/FREE.
Call for reservations (718) 351-1611, Ext. 280. For more information, go to www.historicrichmondtown.org

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park @ Neal Dow Street and North Avenue (in Northerleigh Park)
Jun 14 @ 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! This group is generously supported by Council Member Debi Rose through the NYC Council’s Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Expectant Parents Group
Jun 14 @ 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.

Movies Under the Stars: West Side Story
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 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!

FREE ADMISSION

West Side Story: Greenbelt Recreational Center, 501 Brielle Avenue from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Jun
15
Fri
2018
National Photography Day
Jun 15 all-day

Happy Photography Day!

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Adult Reading Practice Group
Jun 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.

Father’s Day/Watch Dig/Sensory Friendly Day Staten Island Yankees
Jun 15 @ 1:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Staten Island Yankees vs. Brooklyn Cyclones

Kidz Cook
Jun 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.

Court Yard Fridays – Funk & Bhangra gurus Red Baraat @ Court Yard next to Staten Island Borough Hall
Jun 15 @ 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.

Expectant Parents Group
Jun 15 @ 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.

SI Yankees NYPD Appreciation Night
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Movies Under the Stars: Transformers: The Last Knight
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 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!

FREE ADMISSION

Transformers: The Last Knight: Midland Field, Bedford Ave. & Laconia Ave from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Observing: Floyd Bennett Field @ Floyd Bennett Field in Gateway National Park
Jun 15 @ 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/

Observing: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Jun 15 @ 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: Floyd Bennett Field @ Floyd Bennett Field in Gateway National Park
Jun 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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/

Observing: Hunters Point Park
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 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/

Jun
16
Sat
2018
National Fudge Day
Jun 16 all-day

Happy Fudge Day!

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Mermaid Parade & Festival @ Coney Island
Jun 16 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

$50.00
A completely original creation of Coney Island. The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade & one of New York City’s greatest summer events. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3000 creative individuals from all over the 5 boroughs and beyond, opening summer with incredible art., entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and endures the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day. Unlike most parades, this one has no eyhnic, religious, or commercial aim. It’s a major New York holiday created by artists. Participants dress in handmade costumes . Everything is improvised resulting in the flourishing of frivolity, dedication, pride, and personal vision.
Join in the merriment, call and reserve your spot 570-797-4037

https://www.facebook.com/events/1996097047337577/

It’s My Park at Allison Pond Park @ Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park @ Neal Dow Street and North Avenue (in Northerleigh Park)
Jun 16 @ 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! This group is generously supported by Council Member Debi Rose through the NYC Council’s Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

It’s My Park at Oakwood Beach @ End of Kissam Avenue (in Great Kills Park)
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Natural Resources Protective Association to clean the shoreline at Oakwood Beach of washed up garbage and debris. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Volunteer: Forest Restoration @ Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Give some TreeLC to Conference House Park’s emerging maritime forest. Help newly-planted native trees take hold with the removal of strangling invasive vines and plants. Tools and gloves will be provided. Refreshments will also be available. Community service credit available.

FREE GUIDED walks, talks and preservation activities @ Serpentine Arts and Nature Commons Park
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Serpentine Arts and Nature Commons @ Serpentine Arts and Nature Commons Park
A bird’s eye view of the North Shore

Participants will ascend the steep trails to look at the serpentine outcrops and unique community of plants that manage to live here, as well as relish the marvelous views across the bay. From this walk participants will view why hillside preservation zoning is an important issue. Note that some of these trails may be difficult. Meet at the park entrance on Van Duzer Street between Broad Street and St. Paul’s Avenue. Participants Call Don Recklies at 718-768-9036 for more information

Memoir Writing Workshop
Jun 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.

History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Rediscover Snug Harbor on one of our summer tours with hidden time capsules, statues, murder, ghost sightings and more!  The History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor tour brings you through our 83-acre site and reveals the history of our 19th century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds.

History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour: Tours begin at 11:00 AM
June 2, 16, 30| July 14, 28 | August 11, 25 | September 8, 22

Meet at Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road near the Carl Grillo Glass House
General Admission $10 ($8 for Snug Harbor Members and seniors)
Buy tickets here: historyandmysteriestour.bpt.me

Enjoy a 10% discount at Harbor Eats when you present your tour ticket through September 30, 2018 (subject to Harbor Eats operating hours).

Meditation Class Tibetan Museum
Jun 16 @ 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

Big Picnic
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Chapel Road/Lawn by Weissglass Gazebo 
$5 general admission | Buy tickets at bit.ly/bigpicnic2018

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it. Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation
Jun 16 @ 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.

Heritage Farm Tour: Spring Has Sprung Tour
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Rediscover Snug Harbor on one of our summer tours! From June – September, you can learn all about Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm, a better-than-organic 2.5 acre sustainable urban farm, now in its seventh growing season. Go behind the scenes at the farm with four different tour options as the seasons change.

Heritage Farm Tours: Tours begin at 2:00 PM
Spring Has Sprung Tour: June 2, 16, 30
Fruits and Vegetables Tour: July 14, 28
Fall Crops and Cover Crops Tour: August 11, 25
Winter Crops and Putting Your Garden to Bed Tour: September 8, 22

Meet at Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road near the Carl Grillo Glass House
General Admission $10 ($8 for Snug Harbor Members and seniors)
Buy tickets here: heritagefarmtour.bpt.me

Enjoy a 10% discount at Harbor Eats when you present your tour ticket through September 30, 2018 (subject to Harbor Eats operating hours).

Capturing Change Photography Tour
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join a small group of photographers and document Freshkills Park’s transformation from landfill to 2,200-acre park. This guided van tour is an opportunity to see and photograph the unique engineered landscape while the site is closed to the public. Transportation between the Park and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George can be provided. Capturing Change tours are free but pre-registration is required.



Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capturing-change-photography-tour-tickets-43673500616

Tai Chi class
Jun 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

Introductory Tai Chi Class
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

(718)-987-3500

info@tibetanmuseum.org

Family Camping: Staten Island @ Willowbrook Park
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 17 @ 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 nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register . Registration opens on June 6. We’ll bring tents!

Trail Running
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturdays 7-9pm

Free—open to adults, seniors

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

(718)-351-3450

Observing: Great Kills @ Great Kills National Park
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

One Saturday each month (except in winter), the Staten Island Chapter of the AAA hosts public stargazing in Gateway Great Kills National Park, off Hylan Boulevard on the south shore of Staten Island.



For more information, visit: http://www.aaa.org/observing/great-kills-staten-island/

Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther @ Bloomingdale Park
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. A superhero known as Black Panther defends Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country’s natural resources to fund an uprising. 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: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Jun 16 @ 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.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 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!

FREE ADMISSION

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat: Arthur Von Briesen Park, Bay Street & School Road from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Observing: Lincoln Center
Jun 16 @ 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/

Jun
17
Sun
2018
National Eat Your Veggies Day
Jun 17 all-day

Happy Eat Your Vegetables Day!

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NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome! This program is in coordination with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative .

Open Run: Conference House Park
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join New York Road Runners for FREE weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on a leash are welcome. No advance registration is required, but is encouraged

For more information visit openrun.nyrr.org

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

Kayak Tour
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Kayak through Freshkills Park and enjoy a two mile round-trip excursion along the tidal waterways. This kayak tour is an opportunity to explore the unique engineered landscape while the site is closed to the public.

These tours take place in a remote location that is not accessible by bicycle or public transportation. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Ages 16+.

Registration for this tour opens Sunday June 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kayak-tour-tickets-43716082981