Apr
15
Mon
2019
Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Apr 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.

Homeschool Parent Workshop @ NYPL
Apr 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn about the Library’s wide range of trustworthy online tools that you can access right from home and incorporate into your lesson plans. Also, learn about the increased benefits of obtaining an Educator Library Card.

Space is limited
To register go to http://bit.ly/homeschoolparentworkshop

https://www.facebook.com/events/420715178665412/

Creative Endeavors with SI Arts! @ Maker Park Radio
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tune into SI Arts’ monthly radio show!

The show features projects and opportunities connected to the council as well as informing the community about all the programs SI Arts offers. The show highlights past grantee projects along with informing people about upcoming grantee projects they can experience in their own neighborhoods. Through interviews with artists/creators/makers the show explores the greatest benefits of exercising creativity. The expression of creative ideas and how that expression can lead to facing the fear of failure, building self-worth, and seeing the world differently.

The show is hosted by SI Arts Deputy Director Gena Mimozo

You can tune into the show every 3rd Monday of the month from 2pm – 4pm on makerparkradio.nyc

To listen through a mobile device download the Mixlr or TuneIn app.

https://statenislandarts.org/creative-endeavors-radio-show/

Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you know or are living with someone who appears to have a substance
abuse problem, come talk and listen. The goal of this group will be
substance abuse education, referral sources, support family and friends.

Hosted by Christopher’s Reason

Anxiety & Stress Solutions: Weekly Classes to Learn How to Reduce and Remove Anxiety & Stress
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location:

Act Adult Day Care

1698 Victory Blvd. Castleton Corners

Staten Island, NY 10314

These class are offered free with a suggested donation of $10.

To attend this workshop, please click here:

https://goo.gl/pPnvWM

or

TheCompassionCenter.com

For more information, contact Dan Globus at (888) 377-7761 or e-mail info@TheCompassionCenter.com

About Act Adult Day Care

ACT is a comprehensive educational/social program which focuses on strengthening, stimulating and retraining the brain of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Our mission is to keep people with AD/D involved in carefully planned activities that have been shown to significantly improve cognitive and physical health.

About The Compassion Center

The Compassion Center teaches Meditation classes to people and organizations seeking anxiety solutions, stress relief, depression treatment, anger treatment, ways to deal with emotional trauma, loss and grief.

Apr
16
Tue
2019
Observing: High Line
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 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 AAA’s High Line Observing site.

Apr
17
Wed
2019
Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Apr 17 @ 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

Bird and Nature Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

FREE/Donations Welcome

Explore this premiere birding locale for
osprey, blue-winged teal, and a variety
of warblers. Meet in the main lot by the
Parks Dept. building.

Staten Island Zoo’s Cub Club
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This “Adult and me” or “Mommy and me” or “Daddy and me” program has six sessions available to register for. Each session is a different topic but follows a similar format for consistency that your child will love. Each session includes story time, playing with interactive toys, an animal presentation and group craft project.

You can register for as many sessions as you would like, but there is a 15% discount if you register for all six sessions. See you at the club!

The Club meets Feb 27th, March 6th, March 20th, April 3rd, April 17th and May 1st; each date from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.

Check our website for individual topics and register at the following link.

Adult Afternoon Hikes – Greenbelt on the Go! @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Apr 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring as we stroll through different trails within the Greenbelt. Adult Afternoon Hikes are designed for adults ages 18+ who want to spend time in nature, get healthy exercise, and more!

STEM Wednesdays @ NYPL
Apr 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts. This fun learning experience begins with a short read aloud followed by either hands-on science experiments, engineering challenges, or technology tinkering. Ages 5-12 welcome.

April 17 — Engineering: Plastic Egg STEM
April 24 — Science: Rain Cloud in a Cup

https://www.facebook.com/events/412285709336477/

Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Apr 17 @ 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.

Celebrating Immigrant Heritage @ El Centro del Inmigrante
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week and recognize those who fight to protect our immigrant communities.
Stay tuned to meet the honorees

https://www.facebook.com/events/558899354618010/

Weekly Evening Hike
Apr 17 @ 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 – Cosmology 101
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This class is aviable to registered members.
For more information, visit aaa.org/classes

Cosmology asks the big questions of astronomy. Out of what did the universe arise, when, how? What is the present state of the universe and what will it be like in the future, billions and trillions of years from today? How are time, space, and gravity linked? What are the leading mysteries of astronomy today? What are the biggest, most recent breakthroughs in astronomy? Are we alone in the universe?

Con Edison Family Science Night: Glow in the Dark Science @ Greenbelt Nature Center
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We are happy to continue our second season of Con Edison Family Science Night, a series of free monthly sessions featuring science topics and experiments designed for children and parents to accomplish together. Registration is required through the link provided. For questions, please call the Greenbelt Nature Center: 718-351-3450.

Glow in the Dark Science:! We will light up the night with a variety of “electrifying” activities that involve the science behind phosphorescence (how things absorb and store energy from light).

A few short, self-guided activities will start families thinking together, followed by a full group activity. These programs are designed for families with children ages 8 – 10 years old. We cannot accomodate younger children – thank you for your cooperation.*

During our programs, one adult must accompany each child, with no more than two adults accompanying the child. (No organized groups, please). Adults should be actively engaged and assisting their children with the activities. Please refrain from cell phone use aside from taking photographs of your child(ren) or using the phone as a stop watch during activities.

Please call 718-351-3450 to add your name to the waiting list if you have been closed out of registration. Email: naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org We will contact you if spots become available.

Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314. Please share a ride if you can!

*Please note that we cannot accommodate any children who are not currently in this age range. This includes the younger siblings of any registered participant as well as any toddlers or babies in arms, carriers, slings or strollers. Registration is required, and class size is limited; we will maintain a waiting list as sessions fill quickly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/337906210174752/

ConEdison Family Science Night – Phosphorescence: Glow-in-the-Dark Science @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We will light up the night with a variety of “electrifying” activities that involve the science behind phosphorescence (how things absorb and store energy from light). Visit sigreenbelt.org for registration details. Ages 8-10.

Master Class with PASS artist Anjoli Chadha @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This free dance class will explore the themes of Anjoli Chadha’s PASS residency and performance, “Within tragedy lies the serpent of creation.”

Room G201 – The Dance Center | Building G
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Admission: FREE | Registration requested: https://snugharbor.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1H00000FY0JXUA1

Sadness is a wicked serpent coiled up in the dark. It can kill itself with its own venom and also, crawl, stretch, climb, sway, dance, shed skin, and transform. In PASS: Within tragedy lies the serpent of creation, performer Anjoli Chadha asks: Is suffering a harborer of our creative powers? Do we live in it on purpose?

Note from choreographer/performer Chadha: “On my daily commute and in my travels, I often see suffering in the faces and bodies around me. I shake off or stretch out the weight I feel in my back and neck when seeing a woman with no home, hunched over her wagon with the weight of her coat and bags. Seeing the everyday personal suffering and how we are victims of our personal stories is very evocative for me—not just why we suffer, but how some of us choose to stay in suffering.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/2359137894106799/

Apr
18
Thu
2019
It’s My Park at Kivlehan Playground @ New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park)
Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to clean, beautify and help prepare the park for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

It’s My Park at Westerleigh Park @ Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Meet and Greet with TransAlt’s Executive-Directors! @ Hub 17 NYC
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ever wonder who the folks calling the shots at TransAlt are? Come find out!

During our next committee meeting, we will be joined by some very special guests- Ellen McDermott and Marco Conner, our co-Executive Directors here at TransAlt! Come by to put some faces to the “inner workings” here and be sure to bring along any questions you might have, big or small.

As always, we will also have tons of business to address as well, from upcoming walks and rides galore to Bike Month madness to the latest chapter in the saga of the Goethals/ Bayonne pathways and more.

Snacks available, friends welcome!

https://www.facebook.com/events/282281659391090/

The Pipes Are Calling
Apr 18 @ 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

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Adult Reading Practice Group
Apr 19 @ 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.

Kidz Cook
Apr 19 @ 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 Staten Island Childrens Museum
Apr 19 @ 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.

Observing: Lincoln Center
Apr 19 @ 7:30 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 AAA’s Lincoln Center Observing website.

Life*Vest* Poetry welcomes The Community Resources’ Slam Team @ Richmond Hood Company
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We once again invite you to the warm and cozy Richmond Hood Company for a night of poetry and togetherness. The theme for the evening will be overcoming obstacles and barriers. To help us share poetry with you we have the Community Resources’ Slam Team ready to perform for you all.

Here’s a bit more about Community Resources:

Community Resources is one of the New York City area’s largest and most experienced voluntary, not-profit, comprehensive service providers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or a mental health diagnosis.

Dedicated to offering people of all ages and levels of ability opportunities for personal growth, intellectual advancement, skill building and vocational training, Community Resources Staten Island offers programming designed to provide a lifetime continuum of care for people with special needs and their families.

Community Resources has a arts program that puts on a twice yearly performances including dance, chorus and visual arts. Recently they have expanded our efforts to include poetry. The performances the poets will put forth tonight is their debut performance and it is sure to be an exciting night!

If you have any questions contact Jessica Kratz or Thomas Fucaloro

So come on down and lets get to poeming…

BYOB!
Open mic
Sign up at 8
Show starts at 8:45
Host: Tyler Larsen

https://www.facebook.com/events/387964965091332/

Observing: Lincoln Center
Apr 19 @ 8:00 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 AAA’s Lincoln Center Observing website.

Silent Meditation Sleepover: Heal the Man @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 20 @ 11:00 am

A silent meditation sleep over will start on Friday night at 8:00 PM. Participants are encouraged to have dinner before attending. There will be a dharma talk and meditation instruction. Participants will bring their own sleeping bag and sleep in one of the galleries. Breakfast will be served and guests will continue meditation. Session will end at 11:00 AM. This event is held in partnership with the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
General Admission: $30 | Students/Seniors: $25 | Snug Harbor Members: $20
Advance registration required.
BUY TICKETS: https://snugharbor.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1H00000FWTg4UAH

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land explores how spirituality manifests itself out of the connections between internal experience and the material world. How can we connect with nature in a society that continues to give primacy to disposability and mass-consumption? How do we move away from a mindset of scarcity to one of collaboration? How can we be transformed from the egocentric “i” to the love supreme “I AM”? In this work, artist Tattfoo Tan uses participatory prompts, games and affirmations to engage you in the play of the universe. Let the process begin.

Staten Island based artist Tattfoo Tan’s practice focuses on issues relating to ecology, sustainability and healthy living. His work is project-based, ephemeral and educational in nature. Tan has exhibited at venues including the Queens Museum of Art, Eugene Lang College at the New School for Liberal Arts, Parsons the New School for Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Wave Hill, Macalester College, Ballroom Marfa, Creative Time, Project Row Houses, and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Tan’s projects have been presented by the Laundromat Project, the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for the Arts program, and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts program. His work has been published by Gestalten and Thames and Hudson.

Tan has been widely recognized for his artistic contributions and service to the community, and is the proud recipient of a proclamation from The City of New York. He is the recipient of grants from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Art Matters, Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Staten Island Arts. In 2010, Tan received the annual Award for Excellence in Design by the Public Design Commission of the City of New York for his design and branding of the Super-Graphic on Bronx River Art Center. He currently serves on the Mayor’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee to support the development of a Comprehensive Cultural Plan.

All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G). Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors). Free for students grades 6-12 with student ID.

Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support provided by Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

https://www.facebook.com/events/548275602353313/

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Local Organics Recovery: Mariner’s Harbor Mobile Market @ 22 Roxbury Street
Apr 20 @ 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
Apr 20 @ 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

Easter At The Mount Staten Island New York @ Catholic Charities of Staten Island
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for the island’s biggest Easter Event! Enjoy gourmet food, then take a professional photo with the Easter Bunny that you can take home, grab your Easter Basket and hunt in the island’s largest Easter Egg Patch loaded with more than 3,000 eggs plus 10 Golden Eggs filled with special prizes!
There are two seatings available one at 10am and another at 2pm. Tickets are $30 for children (includes food, take home photo with the Easter bunny, an Easter basket, and access to the Easter egg hunt) and $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online using the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/363991364185750/

Egg Hunt
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Can you find the eggs hidden on park trails? Bring your own basket! Best for ages 10 and younger.

Eggbot Robot Egg Decorating @ Futureworks Makerspace- Brooklyn Army Terminal
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eggbot Robot Egg Decorating Workshop for Families!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Bring a few undecorated, hard-boiled eggs to share.

All ages. Up to four (4) members of a family may attend per ticket. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

photo courtesy Eggbot

Bring the family and have a robot print a design on an egg!

The Eggbot is an open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects from the size of a ping pong ball size to that of a small grapefruit– roughly 1.25 to 4.25 inches in diameter (4 – 10 cm). Super adjustable; designed to draw on all kinds of things that are normally “impossible” to print on. Not just eggs but golf balls, light bulbs, mini pumpkins, and even things like wine glasses– with a bit of work.

We will have eggs on hand, but we appreciate it if you are able to bring some to share. Other egg decorating materials will be on hand as well.

https://www.facebook.com/events/757723757958355/

Training Clinics for High Rock Challenge @ High Rock Park Conservation Center
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for two free High Rock Challenge (HRC) training sessions with Greenbelt running ambassador, Andy Blancero. Andy has completed many High Rock Challenge races (as well as marathons throughout the country), and is very knowledgeable about the race and the Greenbelt. Register by responding to this event post.

You’ll recieve lots of trail running advice as well as an overview of the High Rock Challenge, and the types of obstacles and “mystery challenges” you will encounter along the course. Andy will then lead a group run along the High Rock trail system, the same trails you will encoutner on race day. Remember, the actual HRC course is not revealed until race day.

Again, trail clinic dates in High Rock Park are:
Saturday, April 13, 10 am
Saturday, April 20, 10 am

Please arrive ten minutes before start; dress for the weather and terrain, and bring water. Drive slowly up Nevada Avenue, a residential street. The entrance to the park is at the end of the road.

Invite your running partner or any friends interesting in learning about the High Rock Challenge and running the trails.

High Rock Challenge Race Day is Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Please note: These training sessions begin in High Rock Park, which is different than where we will meet on race day.

Happy trails!

https://www.facebook.com/events/406948769869429/?event_time_id=406948776536095

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ New Dorp Moravian Church
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us on the lawn of New Dorp Moravian Church for our annual Easter egg hunt.
Tickets are $10 per child and includes crafts, refreshments, and prizes (Adults and children under 2 are FREE). There are 2 hunts – 11am and 2pm. Pre-registration is required. Please call the office for more info: 718-351-0090

https://www.facebook.com/events/404964816733475/

Earth Day in Brooklyn Bridge Park! @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for Earth Day 2019! Celebrate mother nature and the outdoors with a full day of activities.

We’ll have volunteer opportunities, Open Hours at the Ed Center, horticulture and gardening talks, yoga, and hands-on activity stations by local environmental organizations. All ages are welcome.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Main Street Terrace
99 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Full details here: https://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/earthday

https://www.facebook.com/events/413577986072122/

Saturday Zoofaris
Apr 20 @ 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#

2nd Annual Spring Fest @ Arlo SoHo
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Arlo’s second annual Spring Fest celebration welcomes Earth Day in style, this time in our new Arlo Blooms botanical garden pop-up!

Join us for an array of eco-friendly activities including:
• Live music
• Modrn Sanctuary yoga
• Sound bath meditation sessions
• CBD massages
• Tiny Jungles potted plant station

…and more! End the night with a Sofar Sounds concert for the perfect close to a day spent appreciating Mother Nature.

Event is free to attend.

https://www.facebook.com/events/589001761596621/

Spring in Richmond Town @ Historic Richmond Town
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

IT’S SPRINGTIME AT HISTORIC RICHMOND TOWN!

Spring has sprung at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site. With the new season comes new opportunities to visit and enjoy the 100-acres of beautifully manicured parkland maintained by the Staten Island Historical Society at Historic Richmond Town. Experience a county seat from centuries passed by attending a daily scheduled guided tour. Enjoy gourmet food, live music and seasonal activities at one of the many special events happening this spring!

Enjoy verdant Victorian gardens and participate in the sowing of heritage seeds in a true 19th century kitchen garden. Select sumptuous artificial blooms from the rear-yard of the Edwards-Barton House and fashion them into a beautiful flower crown that will rival any social media filter! Celebrate spring with the return of an old-fashioned maypole at historic Public School 28. Hunt for Easter Eggs inside a restored victorian townhouse. Fantastic food trucks, live music and genuine family fun make Springtime at Historic Richmond Town the event to ring in the Spring!

Activities Include:

The Butterfly Experience

Make your own flower crown

Spring Cleaning Chores (yolk and buckets, rug beating)

Make Your Own Easter Basket

Flower Vendors

Maypole Dance

Easter Egg Hunt

Meet the Easter Bunny

https://www.facebook.com/events/248092856128719/

Spring in Richmond Town
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

IT’S SPRINGTIME AT HISTORIC RICHMOND TOWN!

Shake off that winter chill and celebrate the return of warmer weather at Historic Richmond Town’s first annual Spring in Richmond Town festival – April 20! Spring in Richmond Town will incorporate all things spring like flower crown making, garden clubs, butterfly feedings, maypole dances, Victorian tea service, Easter egg hunts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Thousands of visitors will come to this event to enjoy the family friendly festivities.

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!

Earth Day Clean Up
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the greenest holiday of the year by helping us clean up the Park! Best for ages 8 and up. RSVPs are encouraged but not required to participate.

Immigrant Heritage Week: Musical Odyssey of Exotic Lands @ NYPL
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a music performance with international concert violinist, Dr. David Podles. Enjoy an afternoon of live music. He’ll be performing a wonderful collection of music from the following exotic lands of Columbia, Peru, Turkey, Algeria, Kenya, UAE, India, Iran, Korea, China plus many more. Embark on a faraway and fascinating musical journey through exotic lands and be prepared to be dazzled by the beautiful and unforgettable music as we celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week.

Dr. David Podles of Riga, Latvia, is a laureate of 3 prestigious international competitions and graduated from Conservatory in Riga with a Ph.D in music. He performed in symphonies, chambers, operas, and ballet theater orchestras both solo, in an orchestra and on tour across Russia, including The Bolshoi and Kirov, throughout Europe and the United States. David has performed in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, 92nd Street Y, and at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center.

https://www.facebook.com/events/302719583732536/

Easter At The Mount Staten Island NYC @ Catholic Charities of Staten Island
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the island’s biggest Easter Event! Enjoy gourmet food, then take a professional photo with the Easter Bunny that you can take home, grab your Easter Basket and hunt in the island’s largest Easter Egg Patch loaded with more than 3,000 eggs plus 10 Golden Eggs filled with special prizes!
There are two seatings available one at 10am and another at 2pm. Tickets are $30 for children (includes food, take home photo with the Easter bunny, an Easter basket, and access to the Easter egg hunt) and $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online using the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/363991364185750/?event_time_id=363991367519083

Film Screening: Nuturing Compassion @ Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nuturing Compassion portrays the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa, leader of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and his tour of Germany in 2014, his first-ever visit to Europe. Following in the footsteps of his previous incarnation, regarded as one of the 20th Century’s great saints, the Karmapa faces major challenges. Illustrated by archival footage, the film gives an account of his happy recognition and subsequent daring midwinter escape into exile in India.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2064662920317349/

Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Olivet Presbyterian Church Staten Island
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Easter is on it’s way, and so is our annual community egg hunt… so hop on over to Olivet on April 20 for an egg-citing afternoon of fun for all!

https://www.facebook.com/events/238947423589855/

Tai Chi class
Apr 20 @ 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

Nurturing Compassion Film Screening
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Nuturing Compassion portrays the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa, leader of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and his tour of Germany in 2014, his first-ever visit to Europe. Saturday, April 20. $6 admission or free for members.