Dec
6
Thu
2018
St. Nicholas Day
Dec 6 all-day

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

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Dec
7
Fri
2018
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Dec 7 all-day
2018 STS Christmas Fair
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Save the date for the biggest and best Christmas fair on Staten Island!

Join us on Friday, December 7th 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 8th 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday December 9th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

We will have over 20 wonderful vendors to shop from for those extra special Christmas presents!

The Christmas Cafe will be open and ready to serve all three days with delicious food items from local restaurants! Don’t forget about our tasty Baked from the Heart table will surely hit your sweet tooth!

Oh and of course, Santa will be on hand for picture taking and list gathering!

On December 8th is the Holy Name St. Teresa Christmas Tree lighting after the 4pm mass, a truly magical evening that cannot be missed!

More information to come, so stay tuned!

We hope to see everyone there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/189163202006678/

Adult Reading Practice Group
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 7 @ 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.

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Seahawk Shootout @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Seahawk Shootout
https://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=1066

Kidz Cook
Dec 7 @ 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.

Movie Night on the Plaza @ Staten Island Mall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us every Friday from Sept 14 – Oct 26 from 7pm – 9pm for Movie Night on the Plaza.

Free popcorn and pretzels for the kids!

Movie line-up:
– Sept 14, 7:15pm Showing: Kung Fu Panda: Secret of the Scroll
– Sept 21, 7:15pm Showing: The Secret Life of Pets
– Sept 28, 7:15pm Showing: Kung Fu Panda 2: Secrets of the Masters
– Oct 5, 7:15pm Showing: Kung Fu Panda 3: Secret of the Furious Five
– Oct 12, 7:15pm Showing: Despicable Me
– Oct 19, 7:15pm Showing: Shrek
– Oct 26, 7:15pm Showing: Trolls
– Oct 30, 7:15pm Showing: Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2. Plus, Food Truck vendor Cousins Maine Lobster and more to come!

For additional details and a full line up of all Plaza events: http://www.sirocksny.com/upcomingevents.html

Bring your own lawn chairs. Non alcoholic beverages allowed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2649642208394519/

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day
Dec 8 all-day

Happy Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day!

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Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Nassau County Invitational @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field Nassau County Invitational
https://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=1067

Official SantaCon NYC 2018!
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Finally, Santa is coming to town! So let’s celebrate by dressing up, pouring up, and partying it up at NY’s craziest Xmas event: Santacon 2018. 😃

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Get your tickets asap 👉 bit.ly/SantaCon2018

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Dress up head to toe like Santa and join dozens of party loving New Yorkers. You and your group will follow a merry route throughout the city, complete with plenty of booze stops for you and your reindeer.

Forget naughty, just be nice and have a blast at the official SantaCon 2018! 👉 bit.ly/SantaCon2018

Any questions?
📧 hello@feverup.com
📞 +1 6467817359

https://www.facebook.com/events/913485815508406/

Book Discussion: “Endgame” @ NYPL
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, is a one-act play with four characters. It was originally written in French (entitled Fin de partie); Beckett himself translated it into English. The play was first performed in a French-language production at the Royal Court Theatre in London, opening on 3 April 1957. It is commonly considered, along with such works as Waiting for Godot, to be among Beckett’s most important works.

https://www.facebook.com/events/306706183457309/

Meditation Class
Dec 8 @ 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

Pretty Monsters with Staten Island OutLOUD @ Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Staten Island OutLOUD presents The Big Read for the National Endowment for the Arts featuring Kelly Link’s whimsical short stories, “Pretty Monsters.” What mysteries lurk in the forest? Best for ages 7 and up. For more information, please visit www.statenislandoutloud.org.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1598753306892092/

Tai Chi class
Dec 8 @ 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

Trail Running
Dec 8 @ 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

Dec
9
Sun
2018
National Pastry Day
Dec 9 all-day

Happy Pastry Day!

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Open Run: Conference House Park
Dec 9 @ 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

Winter Fest 5K & 10K Race @ Freshkills Park
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate the start of Meteorological winter with a 5K or 10k race in beautiful Freshkills park sponsored by Complete Race Solutions. Runners, sign up for the early bird discount and get 10% off. Complete Race team members get 15% off till race day and an additional 10 percent off if signed up by November 15. Festivities for the kids and maybe a visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself. Don’t You Miss It !!!
Go to http://www.completerace.com/site/event/winterfest/ to sign up and information on becoming a CRS team member, The Complete Race Team is available at www.completerace.com.
A portion of the proceeds will help benefit Lifestyles for the Disabled.
Thank You to all of our great sponsors: Country Donuts and More, McKernan Law, Domenick Moncada and Envoy Mortgage – Staten Island, NY, Al Bonadonna and BCB Bank.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2226147024376545/

MakerSpace Holiday Maker Market and MakerPark Radio Open House @ SI MakerSpace
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Once again we are hosting our Annual Holiday Maker Market!
Come down to MakerSpace on Sunday December 9th to check out some wonderful local art and products by awesome vendors.
* AND *
Maker Park Radio will be joining us this year with an Open House. There will be an open studio, hands on DJ station, bake sale and live artist’s including Blues artist’s Michael Hill & Pete Cummings playing as an acoustic duo, and more to be announced!

Full list of vendors will be announced shortly!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1148943301948796/

Karaoke Fundraiser – Save Graniteville Wetlands @ Liedy's Shore Inn
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Karaoke Fundraiser for Graniteville Forest and Wetlands. $15 per person

https://www.facebook.com/events/317759492355993/

Astronomy: The Night Sky @ Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Our Urban Park Rangers will be our guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Stargazing at Pioneer Works
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come out and see the stars through our telescopes from Red Hook, at 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn – in the garden space – every Second Sunday – free – open to the public – weather permitting.

Dec
10
Mon
2018
National Dewey Decimal System Day
Dec 10 all-day

Happy Dewey Decimal System Day!

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BP Oddo’s Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Christmas event, carols will be performed by local musical talents.
Santa will join Borough President Oddo to light the Christmas tree and give
out books to children who attend. The event is sponsored by Allstate, the
Gavel Grill, the National Lighthouse Museum, and the Staten Island Chamber
of Commerce.

Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group
Dec 10 @ 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
Dec 10 @ 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.

Anxiety & Stress Solutions: Weekly Classes to Learn How to Reduce and Remove Anxiety & Stress
Dec 10 @ 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.

Dec
11
Tue
2018
National Noodle Ring Day
Dec 11 all-day

Happy Noodle Ring Day!

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Morning Kindergarten Orientation Meeting December 11 @ P.S. 190 Sheffield 590 Sheffield Avenue Brooklyn New York United States of America
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Please join us to learn more about a Kindergarten Individualized Education Program (IEP), special education services for school-age students, and applying to Kindergarten! These meetings are intended for families of students with disabilities born in 2014. All meetings cover the same information. Families are welcome to attend any meeting that is convenient for them. Meetings will begin promptly. Please arrive 15 minutes early to pick up materials and to ensure seating. All sites are fully accessible. Meetings are presented in English. Spanish interpretation is provided. If you need interpretation for Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Urdu, or American Sign Language please call 718-935-2013 at least 7 days in advance of the meeting date to request an interpreter.

Open Run: Silver Lake Park
Dec 11 @ 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.

Dec
12
Wed
2018
National Ambrosia Day
Dec 12 all-day

Happy Ambrosia Day!

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Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Dec 12 @ 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

Play It Forward NY Anti-Bully Support workshops
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 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.

Evening Group Hike in the Greenbelt @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 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 – Measuring Distances in Space
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This intermediate course focuses on the topic of astrometrics. We survey 10 methods to estimate the vast distances to objects in space. We review the physics each method is based upon. Presentations include math examples so a calculator is needed.

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

Dec
13
Thu
2018
National Violin Day
Dec 13 all-day

Happy Violin Day!

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Forest Adventures
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

The Pipes Are Calling
Dec 13 @ 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

Dec
14
Fri
2018
National Bouillabaisse Day
Dec 14 all-day

Happy Bouillabaisse Day!

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Adult Reading Practice Group
Dec 14 @ 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
Dec 14 @ 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.

Healthy Cooking Demos
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Free classes held at Port Richmond High School, 85 St Josephs
Ave., Staten Island, NY 10302. Class schedule subject to
change. Please visit EmblemHealthLiveHealthy.com to
register and for latest updates.
Sign up today!
Call 718-815-8124 or visit
EmblemHealthLiveHealthy.com
If you have questions about health
insurance, call 1-866-827-6738 anytime.

Kidz Cook
Dec 14 @ 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.

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field The Essex County Coaches Invitational @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Track & Field The Essex County Coaches Invitational
https://oceanbreezenyc.org/calendar.aspx?id=1140

Lecture at the American Museum of Natural History
Dec 14 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

The Amateur Astronomers Association is proud to host its annual lecture series at the Kaufmann Theater of the American Museum of Natural History. The lectures are generally given on the first Friday of each month, from October through May, with occasional exceptions when that date would create a conflict.

All lectures begin at 6:15 and end at 8:00 p.m. Please use the 77th Street entrance.

Mathew McGowan, Fordham University
Eric Ramirez-Weaver, University of Virginia
“Astronomy and the Ancients: A Classical Journey Through the Stars”

Observing: Floyd Bennett Field @ Floyd Bennett Field in Gateway National Park
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 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/

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Bill of Rights Day
Dec 15 all-day

Happy Bill of Rights Day!

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