Aug
16
Fri
2019
National Roller Coaster Day
Aug 16 all-day
Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800’s. Wear sturdy footwear

Kidz Cook Staten Island Childrens Museum
Aug 16 @ 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.

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Beer, barbecue, and live music all summer long!

Staten Island’s biggest backyard barbecue returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site. The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning May 31. The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, and delectable smoked classics from Corner House BBQ, winner of the People's Choice Award at the KCBS BBQ Cook-off and Uncorked!

The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday! The Tavern Terrace at Historic Richmond Town is fun for the entire family!

Bring a blanket and have a picnic! Enjoy classic outdoor games and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat!

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Park Service will host a blazing campfire on the beach that will include an
evening of music and stories. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Observing: Hunter’s Point Park
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The AAA observes on the two 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.
For more information, visit the AAA Hunters Point Park Observing site.

Observing: Lincoln Center NYC
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Lincoln Center NYC

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.

Drive In Movies At The Mount -Avengers Endgame @ 8:30 PM
Aug 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us for our Drive In Movies at The Mount Sponsored by Borough President James Oddo! We will be showing the latest Avengers movie, Avengers Endgame for the first time anywhere at a drive in movie on August 16th at 8:30 PM. Space Extremely Limited.

Aug
17
Sat
2019
National Thrift Shop Day
Aug 17 all-day
Local Organics Recovery: Mariner’s Harbor Mobile Market @ 22 Roxbury Street
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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

Bike Tour
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Enjoy a leisurely ride through the park as we take in the beauty of the natural environment and discover some of the history of the park. Please wear a helmet and bring a bottle of water. All ages are welcome

Saturday Morning Walks
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Take a stroll with us every Saturday morning throughout the summer. Learn about the flora and fauna in our Park or just get out, get exercise, and enjoy the fresh air! All ages welcome. We will hike at least a mile each week.

BioBlitz Nature Walk
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we walk through Blue Heron Park while researchers conduct a BioBlitz, surveying the park’s flora and fauna.

This event is free.

Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800’s. Wear sturdy footwear

Saturday Zoofaris
Aug 17 @ 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#

Snug Harbor Art & Architecture Tour
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Rediscover Snug Harbor on a summer tour!

On the Art & Architecture Tour, hear the fascinating stories behind the architecture that put the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor on the map. Learn about the people responsible for 28 historic buildings dating from 1833, including six of the first New York City Landmarks and one of the finest collections of Greek Revival architecture. Visit Snug Harbor’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and learn how Snug Harbor continues its role as a major art destination on Staten Island.

Buy tickets here

Tours begin at 11:00 AM
Meet at Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9

AfricanFest – African Arts & Cultural Festival
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A 2 Day Celebration of AFRICA. Live musical performances, display of African heritage. Great 2 Days of fun-filled atmosphere with plenty of food and articrafts.

This event is free.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT AFRICANFEST-NYC:
– The celebration of African Cultural Heritage
– The enjoyment of different kind of African Music
– Folklore
– Fashion Show
– Poetry
– Paintings
– Sculptures
– The display of African related merchandise
– The enjoyment of authentic African cuisine
– Great children play area
– and much more……………….

Cloud Gazing
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
World Honeybee Day at the SI Zoo
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This small but mighty insect helps to pollinate more than 1/3 of the food we eat. Let’s honor the humble honeybee, recognize their contribution to our everyday lives, and learn how to protect this critical species for future generations! Meet our beekeepers from The Honeybee Conservancy, visit our pollinator garden, and make a bee chalet to take home.

Proudly sponsored by Fidelis Care

Snug Harbor Garden Tours: Tropical Border Tour
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Experience Snug Harbor’s gardens in a whole new way this summer! Choose your own adventure: a tour, a workshop, or a tour + workshop combo.

Explore the Tropical Border, a stunning path lined with colorful and exotic plants like banana trees, hibiscus, monkey puzzle trees, and more! 

Come back each month for a different garden experience: 
White Garden and Herb Garden Tour: June 8, 22
Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House Tour: July 6, 20
Tropical Border Tour: August 3, 17, 31
Four Elements of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden Tour: September 14, 28

Buy tickets here

Tours begin at 2:00 PM
Meet at Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9

Tai Chi class
Aug 17 @ 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

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Beer, barbecue, and live music all summer long!

Staten Island’s biggest backyard barbecue returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site. The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning May 31. The Tavern Terrace Beer Garden features a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, and delectable smoked classics from Corner House BBQ, winner of the People's Choice Award at the KCBS BBQ Cook-off and Uncorked!

The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long, featuring live music each Saturday! The Tavern Terrace at Historic Richmond Town is fun for the entire family!

Bring a blanket and have a picnic! Enjoy classic outdoor games and cool down at Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor with a sweet treat!

BP Summer Concert: Vito Picone and the Elegants & Friends @ Midland Beach Splaza
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Borough President James S. Oddo presents the 2019 Sunset Summer Concert Series

Show starts at 7pm!

Featuring
Vinnie Medugno
The Expressions
Vito Picone and the Elegants

Borough Hall staffers will be collecting school supplies as part of a partnership with The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation. Donations of brand new children’s backpacks, folders, crayons, markers, non-toxic glue sticks, notebooks, #2 pencils, construction paper, and other new school supplies will be accepted.

Join us for our weekly Thursday night concert series highlighting our great local talent as the sun sets in our beautiful Staten Island parks.

*Please note that shows will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather. For more information on concert cancellations or postponements, please call 718-816-2133.

https://www.facebook.com/events/406305553429533/

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Park Service will host a blazing campfire on the beach that will include an
evening of music and stories. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Trail Running
Aug 17 @ 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: Lincoln Center NYC
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Lincoln Center NYC

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.

Aug
18
Sun
2019
National Fajita Day
Aug 18 all-day
NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Aug 18 @ 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.

Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800’s. Wear sturdy footwear

Noble Maritime Collection: Sea Shanty Session
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can’t make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

Noble Maritime Collection, Building D

Free Admission

Music under the Trees with Viva Voce @ High Rock Park Conservation Center
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Music Under the Trees – Free Outdoor Concerts
Sundays in August at 3pm

August 4: Viva Voce Brass (with world premieres by Howard Fox, Michael Sirotta, and George Poppe)

August 11: High Rock Stock (think Woodstock!) with Viva Voce Chorus and guests (including sing alongs!)

August 18: Viva Voce Little Big Band

August 25: Viva Voce Winds

For more Greenbelt programs, log on to: sigreenbelt.org

We are pleased to host a free concert series by Viva Voce/the Staten Island Philharmonic outside in High Rock Park – under our tall trees! Bench seating is available, or you are welcome to bring a lawn chair.

There is a five-minute walk along a paved road to the stage area within the park. There is also limited parking closer to the stage for those who are unable to walk the distance. Our parking assistants will direct you. This event is free. Program is subject to change.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1212343362280388/?event_time_id=1212343368947054

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Park Service will host a blazing campfire on the beach that will include an
evening of music and stories. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Aug
19
Mon
2019
Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Aug 19 @ 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.

Creative Endeavors with SI Arts! @ Maker Park Radio
Aug 19 @ 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/

Children’s Cooking Classes: Summer Harvest
Aug 19 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Park Service will host a blazing campfire on the beach that will include an
evening of music and stories. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group
Aug 19 @ 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

Aug
20
Tue
2019
Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Park Service will host a blazing campfire on the beach that will include an
evening of music and stories. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Observing: High Line
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 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.

Aug
21
Wed
2019
Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Aug 21 @ 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

Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the little known areas of this historic structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800’s. Wear sturdy footwear

Ocean Breeze Twilight Runs
Aug 21 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday throughout the summer:
July 10th – Patriotic Theme Night
July 17th – Country Theme Night
July 24th – Neon Dress Theme Night
July 31st – Camouflage Theme Night
August 7th – Pajama Theme Night
August 14th – 80’s Theme Night
August 21st – Crazy Hat Theme Night
August 28th – Costume Theme Night

This free event features a two-mile fast & flat course on the scenic Midland Beach Promenade. The Twilight Runs are designed for runners of all levels & everyone is welcome to participate. Registration 6:15pm – 6:45pm. Runs start at 7pm! Timing will be limited to 30min.

Contact Number
(718) 351-7923

Contact Email
vincent.stasi@nyc.parks.gov

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The National Park Service will host a blazing campfire on the beach that will include an
evening of music and stories. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

WNSCS Presents: The Deep Grass
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Deep Grass is a simple cover band that mixes some of your favorites with a blend of Americana from the deep South. You can expect to hear some old time rockabilly, country/western, blues and rock & roll. The band is John on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Gary on backing vocals and lead guitar, Steve on electric and upright bass and Marc on drums and percussion.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Deep-Grass-265796450508635/

https://www.facebook.com/events/691468497933963/

Cinema Sotto Le Stelle
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join Us For Our Annual Wednesday Night Outdoor Italian Film Festival

Screenings begin at 8:00 pm (near sunset)

– Bring a Lawn Chair 
– Snack Bar Available
– Admission is Free but donations are welcomed & appreciated
– Please park across the street at Notre Dame Academy Elementary School

FILMS WILL ONLY BE SHOWN WEATHER PERMITTING.
CALL AHEAD IF IN DOUBT.

Click here to see the full list of films to be featured this summer