May
17
Fri
2019
Family Camping: Staten Island @ Blue Heron Park Preserve (in Blue Heron Park)
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – May 18 @ 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, May 8.

May
18
Sat
2019
American Lung Association – Lung Force Walk NYC
May 18 all-day
American Lung Association - Lung Force Walk NYC

Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women. Rally your
friends, neighbors and colleagues to stand together, and walk together,
against lung cancer- and for lung health for all. Together, we’ll raise
funds for research, advocacy, education and awareness. The more money we
raise and the harder we work, the more we can help improve the quality of
life for people living with lug cancer and other lung diseases, discover
more successful treatments- and save lives.

Camp Congress for Teen Girls NYC 2019
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Camp Congress for Teen Girls NYC 2019 is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 13 to 17 to politics. Camp begins with a lesson on the structure of our political system. Each girl will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, the US Senate or for the presidency. She will create her own campaign with a platform, campaign slogan, campaign finance plan, campaign marketing materials and a political ad for YouTube. All campers will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to Congress and sworn in, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby fellow legislators, collaborate with the Executive branch and finally vote on the proposed bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. All participants will receive Certificate of Completion.

The camp day runs from 8am to 3pm. The camp fee includes all program materials, snacks, lunch and a GIP logo t-shirt. For additional information contact us at +1 (202) 660-1457 ext 2,via email at info@girlsinpolitics.org or visit our website at www.girlsinpolitics.org.

Answers to frequently asked questions.

Is the registration fee refundable? The registration fee is non-refundable unless the organizer cancels the session. If a participant is unable to attend a session a credit will be placed on file that may be used at any time for a future program. The credit does not expire.

How many tickets must be purchased to qualify for the group rate? Any purchase of 5 or more tickets qualifies for the group rate.

Is lunch provided? Lunch is provided as are snacks. Snacks include fresh apples, bananas and granola bars. Water will be served with lunch and available throughout the day. No sodas or juice will be served. Breakfast is not served.

Are accommodations made for allergies or dietary restrictions? A vegetarian lunch option will be provided, no pork will be served. No nuts are allowed in the meeting room. Participants with other dietary restrictions or allergies should bring lunch and snacks if necessary.

What is the dress code? Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Each participant will receive a GIP logo t-shirt that may be worn during the session. We carry sizes youth medium through adult medium.

Do parents attend? The sessions are drop-off sessions and parents/chaperones are welcome to wait in hotel lobby or any of the lounge areas of the hotel.

Is this a partisan program or supported by a political party? Are scholarships available? The Girls in Politics Initiative is an independent organization that is self-funded through the fees generated from hosting sessions. The curriculum is civic education. Financial aid is available on a first come, first serve basis. Email info@girlsinpolitics.org to for all financial aid inquiries.

Who are the instructors? Our Lead Instructors are women that currently or have previously worked in government or electoral politics. Our support staffers are current or former licensed teachers. Our instructors and support staff have criminal background checks and WWC cards.

Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on Now This News https://nowthisnews.com/videos/her/camp-congress-encourages-young-girls-to-run-for-office

Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. “Camp empowers young girls to run for office” http://www.nbcnews.com/video/mhp/52698319

Watch the Girls in Politics Initiative™ on RTL Nieuws New York. “Bestemming Witte Huis (afl. 25): Vrouwen aan de macht” | “Destination White House (ep. 25): Women in Power” https://youtu.be/YDxjMrAievo

https://www.facebook.com/events/761858460858252/

Local Organics Recovery: Mariner’s Harbor Mobile Market @ 22 Roxbury Street
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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

It’s My Park at Kivlehan Park @ New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park)
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to clean and maintain the gardens for the spring season. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

LEGO Building Competiton Staten Island New York City @ Ocean Breeze Park & Athletic Complex
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Saturday, May 18 for our LEGO Building Competition.

What you build will be on display at Ocean Breeze on the first floor after the event. Members will vote on the best creation & that winner will be announced at our LEGO Movie Night on Friday, May 24!

https://www.facebook.com/events/923188084739244/

NYC Mural Arts PROJECT: sNUG hARBOR pAINT fEST
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sat, May 18, 10am – 3pm
Where
Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace Building M Enter via the Fillmore St. Gate off, Tysen St, Staten Island, NY 10301, USA (map)
Description
Join the NYC Mural Arts Project for painting, music, mental health resources, free food, and more during this special event outside on our Meadow. Help paint a new mural that will be installed at PS 22 in Graniteville. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome!

Plumb Beach Cleanup! @ NYC H2O
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plumb Beach Cleanup! @ NYC H2O

Join NYC H2O and the National Park Service for a volunteer cleanup at Plumb Beach. Plumb Beach, Brooklyn is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, and is located 3 miles east of Coney Island on Jamaica Bay Its beautiful and diverse scenery contains precious marine habitat as well as salt marsh.

The cleanup will run from 10am to 12pm. Lunch will be served for all volunteers at noon. At 12:30pm, we have a very special treat for volunteers. Naturalists will lead a hands-on seining net adventure. We’ll get to see close-up some of the creatures that live in Jamaica Bay!

Optional bus transportation to Plumb Beach will be provided from Union Square in Manhattan (space is limited). The bus will depart at 9am and will return to Union Square after the ecology lesson.

NYC H2O thanks the National Park Service as a program participant.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2513835105358399/

Conference House Art Expo 2019 @ Conference House and Park
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

ART SHOW AND SALE
On the grounds of Conference House Park and within the Conference House
Artists of all disciplines, Installation Art, Craft
Kids Art & Crafts by Art Lab
Special Exhibit of Staten Island Student Artists
SI MakerSpace

Music by Peace Train

Delicious Homemade Delights available for purchase!

FREE ADMISSION

https://www.facebook.com/events/400697693987144/

Divine Feminine with Erin Sickler
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

There has been a ton of talk lately about the Divine Feminine. Even if we feel the affinity to those words, however, we need to first clarify: What is this Divine Feminine? How do we relate to something that has been suppressed and so infrequently discussed or represented? In this talk and discussion, art curator and writer Erin Sickler, will take us on a tour of three figures of the feminine divine–Isis, the High Priestess; Haumea, the Mother Goddess of Hawaii; and Lilith, the spirit of vengeance and the shadow–and how we can harness the lessons of these archetypes for our own individual and collective transformation.

The event will consist of an overview of the stories of Isis, Haumea, and Lilith, and how we might use these archetypes for our own physical, emotional, and psychological healing as well as some somatic exercises.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
General Admission: $10 | Students/Seniors: $8 | Snug Harbor Members: $5

Saturday Zoofaris
May 18 @ 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#

Spring Uncorked @ New York Botanical Garden
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Featuring wineries from Hudson Valley, Brooklyn, and Long Island, the spring beauty of NYBG sets the scene for this wine lover’s weekend. Enjoy samples, listen to live music, and learn the science behind winemaking. Drop by the spring preview of the NYBG Farmers Market for freshly baked goods and other delicious treats.

https://www.facebook.com/events/382826315879240/?event_time_id=382826319212573

Staten Island PrideFest – Festival @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Staten Island PrideFest
Festival 2019 will take place on Saturday May 18 at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.

This years emcee and headliner:
Broadway’s Peppermint

Come celebrate with live music, artists, craft vendors, food trucks, performers, beverage areas, This event has activities for the whole family.

Join the party to celebrate diversity and community of all Staten Islanders — it’s for everyone!

https://www.facebook.com/events/420708538714168/

Fancy Nancy Tea Party Staten Island NYC @ NYPL: Stapleton Library
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Put on your fanciest outfit and join us for a special Fancy Nancy themed tea party, complete with games, crafts, and (of course) a story! REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY PHONE OR IN PERSON Ages 4 -10 Tea you there ;]

https://www.facebook.com/events/2285808774968920/

Raku Workshop May 4th and 5th and 18th and 19th @ Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
May 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Raku Workshop May 4th and 5th and 18th and 19th @ Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

The Tibetan Museum is pleased to offer a 4 day Raku Workshop with Tiki Craft.
May 4/5 and 18/19. This event is free but limited to 10 participants.
Each participant will receive enough clay to make two small, hand built forms. This event is a 4 day workshop so you will need to attend for all 4 sessions.

Access to tools and glaze, to apply to your pieces when they are fired, is also included.

All of the pieces will be fired in a raku kiln. The raku process is a quick fired kiln where the pieces are removed while hot and then placed in a reduction atmosphere. This is where you will get that signature raku look. The raku process is interactive, and each participant will be involved in the process. The Dates are May 4th and 5th 1:30 – 3:30 PM, May 18th, 1:30 -3:30 PM, May 19th, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Feel free to bring lunch.

Darren Corona, the owner of Tiki Craft, is a Staten Island resident who has been a sculptor and ceramicist and has been making sculpture and functional ceramics for over 25 years. Along with his own artwork, Darren has worked on contemporary and historical works of art, along with working on historic, land marked buildings in New York City for twenty years. He looks forward to bringing this fun, creative process to the JMMTA

For Reservations call 718-987-3500.

This event is part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative made possible with funding from Councilmember Steve Matteo, Councilmember Debi Rose, and Councilmember Joseph Borelli.

https://www.facebook.com/events/595360987644767/?event_time_id=595360997644766

New Dorp Lane Concert Series – Tom Cintula & Buffalo 24 @ SIPS + MAKER
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
New Dorp Lane Concert Series - Tom Cintula & Buffalo 24 @ SIPS + MAKER

Thomas J Cintula and The Buffalo 24 will be performing at SIPS + MAKER! The New Dorp Concert Series provides free music at great food venues on the Lane. There is NO COVER! Support by Steven Matteo and Corey Johnson.

https://www.facebook.com/events/255652015388363/

Saturday Stroll Tours
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1.) Christ Church New BrightonSnug Harbor Cultural CenterHistoric land-marked neo-gothic complex built in 1906. Includes church, chapel, parish house, and several renowned Tiffany stained glass windows.
Celebrating Tiffany Stained Glass Memorial Windows
2)Adobe Blues – NYC’s largest collection of beers from around the world, plus great food.New York City’s largest collection of beers from around the world.Great Southwestern food.
3)CPC Photo Gallery
4) Art on the Terrace
5)Snug Harbor Cultural CenterChildren’s MuseumBotanical GardenNewhouse Center of ContemporaryArt – Bldg. CStaten Island Museum – Bldg. A Restored Music HallNoble Maritime Collection Bldg. D Art LabChinese Scholars Garden (Influenced by I.M. Pei – get tickets in Cottage D)
Saturday Stroll Tours – $10

Call Christ Church for reservations 718-727-6100

Spring Flowers Walk @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Spring Flowers Walk @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

Visit Snug Harbor at its most beautiful! We’ll walk through the Perennial, White, and Pond gardens, exploring our spring flowering bulbs and perennials and learning about their origins and significance with Snug Harbor’s Director of Horticulture, Greg Lord and professional horticulturalist Wambui Ippolito. This event is rain or shine.

Meet in front of the Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10 | Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $8
Two sessions:
Thursday, May 16: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 18: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Buy tickets here: https://snugharbor.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S1H00000RbkweUAB

https://www.facebook.com/events/386401818825058/?event_time_id=386401822158391

Tai Chi class
May 18 @ 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

SOLD OUT: North Shore Sunset Kayak Tour
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the NYC Department of City Planning and Kayak Staten Island on a free, sunset, full moon, high-tide, kayaking adventure on the North Shore of Staten Island. We will be leaving from Front Street, heading south towards the Alice Austen House. Please wear footwear that is appropriate for a rocky beach (no flip flops). The nearest SIRR train station is Stapleton, but it is possible to walk or bike from the ferry at St. George as well. All participants must be over the age of 12 years, and waivers will be provided at the site.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-shore-sunset-kayak-tour-600-pm-tickets-60820254017

North Shore Sunset Kayak Tour
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the NYC Department of City Planning and Kayak Staten Island on a free, sunset, full moon, high-tide, kayaking adventure on the North Shore of Staten Island. We will be leaving from Front Street, heading south towards the Alice Austen House. Please wear footwear that is appropriate for a rocky beach (no flip flops). The nearest SIRR train station is Stapleton, but it is possible to walk or bike from the ferry at St. George as well. All participants must be over the age of 12 years, and waivers will be provided at the site.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-shore-sunset-kayak-tour-700-pm-tickets-60820808676

Trail Running
May 18 @ 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

Movies Under the Stars: Bumblebee @ Lamberts Lane and Arlene Street (in Father Macris Park)
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Bumblebee finds a new friend and must protect her from the dreaded Decepticons threatening Earth. 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; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Observing: Lincoln Center
May 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Lincoln Center

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.

May
19
Sun
2019
Birding: Warbler Watch @ Clove Lakes Park
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair. Join the Urban Park Ranger as we look for and learn about the variety of warblers during their migratory passage.

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park @ Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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.

Yankee Peddler Day Staten Island Historic Richmondtown
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Yankee Peddler Day Staten Island Historic Richmondtown

ADMISSION: $2.00 PER PERSON
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Staten Island Historical Society will hold its Annual Yankee Peddler Day in the main parking lot on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Market will feature dealers, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts and newly manufactured and packaged items. The Market is open to the public from 9:30am-3:30pm.

This year, we are happy to have Gary Petterson of Victorian Bros. and his associate on hand for verbal appraisals for a fee of $5.00 per item (limited to 3 items per household).

Richmond Road Block Party Staten Island NYC @ 1630 Richmond Rd - 1630 Richmond Road
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/richmond-road-block-party-tickets-61320309697

“Historic Movie Houses & Movies Made on Staten Island” presented by Patricia Salmon
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
"Historic Movie Houses & Movies Made on Staten Island" presented by Patricia Salmon

The Saint George, Ritz, Paramount, Palace, Stadium, Liberty, and Empire Theatres will be celebrated. (Don’t forget the Drive-In!) Movies made in the borough such as “The Godfather I and II, Working Girls, Goodfellas, Two Family House, School of Rock, Kinsey” and others will be discussed.

$8

Only checks made out to the Tottenville Historical Society and credit cards will be accepted for payment at the time of the program. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please email salmonf@aol.com.

Brighton Heights Reformed Church Youth Orchestra @ Staten Island Children's Museum
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Conductor Yvette Washington-Wheatley will lead Staten Island’s own Brighton Heights Reformed Church Youth Orchestra as they present Afri-Classics, featuring the music of Composers of Color, during this special performance. Come hear the music of Duke Ellington, Gloria Estefan, Bob Marley and many more! Photo by Soraya Candelario

https://www.facebook.com/events/2280089072244091/

Found Object Sculpture Workshop- Staten Island Arts @ Staten Island Arts
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Missing some good old fashioned art-making time? Come make art with us on Sunday, May 19th! Mark your calendar and make it happen! Enjoy our sun-filled gallery space and be inspired by John Foxell’s assemblages in your midst. No sculpture experience necessary, just a thirst to create an inventive piece of work from found objects – some from you, some from John’s collecting friends! Bring 5-10 objects for your piece, and we’ll supply the rest (drills, adhesives, screws, etc.) Pick a few additions from our Foxell box of tricks!

Emily Perina, sculptor and Director of Operations at MakerSpace NYC, will lead the workshop with an overview of compositional techniques, attachment methods, and more. Make art with friends and go home with a work inspired by the pieces, and remnants, of your life.

Please RSVP at ticket link!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2163865063702758/

Recent Work – Bill Murphy
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Opening reception for an exhibit of my recent drawings, paintings and prints. May Sunday, May 19 2-4

https://www.facebook.com/events/404284940393338/

Taste of Forest Ave Restaurant Stroll and Street Festival @ Forest Avenue BID
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of food and fun the whole family will enjoy. There will be live music, children’s activities, redes, special performances and of course…FOOD! The event will take place on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 from 2pm – 5pm. The event is free and open to the public. Food Tasting is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the festival!

https://www.facebook.com/events/430567067519203/

Annual Commemoration of the Great Irish Hunger
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Annual Commemoration of the Great Irish Hunger

Join us on Sunday May 19th for the annual Commemoration of the Great Hunger on the grounds of the Marine Hospital Quarantine Cemetery, the final resting place for thousands of Irish immigrants who perished on the shores of Staten Island from 1846-1852 never realizing their dream of a new life in America

This year we welcome the addition of the BAND OF ROGUES who will perform a selection of Irish songs.

The event will start at 3 pm with an introduction and site history presented by; Bill Fahey and Lynn Rogers. The Band of Rogues will perform directly after.

Free event, open to the public, children friendly, ALL WELCOMED. The site is a 5 minute walk from the Staten Island Ferry. Plenty of FREE on street parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/384844852347845/

Collier Schorr: Stonewall at 50 Exhibition Opening @ Alice Austen House Museum
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Alice Austen House presents ‘Stonewall at 50’, an exhibition by artist Collier Schorr. 15 intergenerational portraits of LGBTQ+ activists and artists, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. This project, generated by partnerships made in the Stonewall 50 Consortium, an organization committed to producing programming, exhibitions, and educational materials related to the Stonewall uprising and/or the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement, brings together participants of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising with activists who have followed in their footsteps.

Funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Humanities NY, New York Community Trust, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

https://www.facebook.com/events/690291698054798/

Dancing Within the Lines: a Dance and Poetry Showcase @ Unitarian Church of Staten Island
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

How do poetry and dance intersect, feed off and inform each other? Different aspects of poetry and text will be translated through movement by Staten Island dancers.
Including work from Day De Dada, Creation Dance Collective, Melissa West, Anjoli Chadha, Amelia Dawe Sanders, Living Through Movement, Staten Island outLOUD, and more TBA!
Ten dollar donation suggested at door.

https://www.facebook.com/events/624931651314091/

May
20
Mon
2019
Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
May 20 @ 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.

CityParks Seniors Fitness Tennis @ Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Come out and get active in your neighborhood park! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Activities in this six-week Seniors Fitness program take place twice a week and all equipment is provided.

Creative Endeavors with SI Arts! @ Maker Park Radio
May 20 @ 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
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group

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
May 20 @ 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.

May
21
Tue
2019
SIBOC’s Women’s Empowerment Breakfast @ Li Greci's Staaten
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

The Staten Island Business Outreach Center is proud to announce our Annual Women’s Empowerment Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Li Greci’s Staaten – 697 Forest Avenue – SI, NY at 8am

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of entrepreneurs and female leaders in our community. We will be honoring and celebrating the works of:

Megan Coppola, Owner
Beans and Leaves Coffee and Tea Cafe

Gina Gutman, Senior Vice President
SIEDC

Denise Henick, Director of Administration
Stop & Stor

Nellie Suarez, MA, Director of Family Day Care Services
Seamen’s Society for Children and Families

Guest Speaker
Edwina Frances Martin, Esq.
Commissioner, Public Administrator of Richmond County

Breakfast Tickets $50

https://www.facebook.com/events/1322726707898509/

Public Aviation Event at Miller Field in Staten Island @ Miller Field (Staten Island)
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Public Aviation Event at Miller Field in Staten Island @ Miller Field (Staten Island)

Event will include military displays of aviation and personnel equipment, static displays, demonstrations, and much more. New this year will include a combined team of members from U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) will present a fast rope demonstration showing how an EOD team can be inserted into an area too dangerous for ships to navigate. Also the U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band” will perform. Event is free and open to the public. #FleetWeekNYC #USNavy #USMC #Sailors #NYC #NewYork #BigApple #ILoveNYC #LoveNY #StatenIsland #MillerField

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CityParks Seniors Fitness Yoga @ Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come out and get active in your neighborhood park! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Activities in this six-week Seniors Fitness program take place twice a week and all equipment is provided.

Invisible Mending: The Magic of Kimono Restoration @ Japan Society Talks+
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Some might see a tear or stain on a beautiful kimono and think the garment can never be restored to its former glory. But Japan’s kimono restoration artisans aim to do just that. These master craftsmen can make small holes seem to disappear as though they never existed, and completely transform discolored garments. High-end apparel makers around the world have taken note, and are now applying these techniques to conserving Western fashions like suits and gowns. At this talk, Koshiro Tatematsu of kimono restoration service Chojiya unravels some of the mysteries behind these fascinating mending techniques, and reveals how they’re being used in the fashion world today.

Followed by a reception.

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Jewish Pirates: Lecture by Professor Sherrie Baver @ The Noble Maritime Collection
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jewish Pirates: Lecture by Professor Sherrie Baver @ The Noble Maritime Collection

In partnership with Temple Israel Staten Island, Professor Sherrie Baver from City College of New York will talk about 15th century Jewish pirates in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition, based on the book Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler.

This lecture is free; books will be available to purchase in the shop.

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