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Jul
21
Sun
2019
Nature Center Adventures: Blue Heron Park @ Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our Adventure Guides are leading free nature-related programs at our nature centers this summer! Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to nature through experiential learning. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Force MDs and U.M.C’s with Red Alert / DJ Xcel & DJ Thrilla Hosted by Tariq @ Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The story of Force M.D.s has long been touched by tragedy—four of its original members have suffered early deaths. But for a time in the late 80s and early 90s, the Staten Island-based R&B group swirled doo-wop harmonies with hip-hop beats into hits like “Tender Love,” featured in the seminal hip-hop movie Krush Groove, and “Love is a House,” which hit #1 on the R&B charts. The Force M.Ds—”MD” stands for “Musical Diversity”—would even collaborate with Wu-Tang Clan chieftain Rza on his Bobby Digital solo project with “My Lovin’ Is Digi.” Surviving members Rodney “Khalil” Lundy, Stevie D., and Zieme will be joined by U.M.C’s, a memorable but short-lived duo from the Island whose light-hearted raps stood in stark contrast to the gangsta rap scene dominating NYC during their run in the early 90s. Composed of Haas G (who would later produce Lil’ Kim & 50 Cent’s “Magic Stick”) and Kool Kim, the duo would score hits on the Billboard Rap Single chart with “Blue Cheese” “One To Grow On.” On the 1s and 2s is Kool DJ Red Alert, a cornerstone of early hip-hop and NYC radio mainstay who performed with Afrika Bambataa’s Universal Zulu Nation, helped popularize the “mixtape” format, and helped break Boogie Down Productions’ seminal single “South Bronx.” + CityParks PuppetMobile presents Bessie’s Big Shot at SummerStage Bessie the cow dreams of joining the circus. Come root her on in this free puppet show! Sunday, July 21, 3PM Corporal Thompson Park, SI

Campfire
Jul 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.

Jul
22
Mon
2019
Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Jul 22 @ 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.

Campfire
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 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

Jul
23
Tue
2019
Terriffic Tuesdays at Carousel for All Children @ Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meet the Early Childhood Educators at the Carousel to enjoy a nature activity and learn about upcoming programs throughout the summer and fall. For 3-5-year-olds.

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project) @ Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container. Please note: this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited. Registration is requested The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Forest Stewards @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jul 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Participate in stewardship activities such as invasive species removal, watering plants, woodchipping, and more. Community service credit available. Ages 14+

Campfire
Jul 23 @ 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.

Movies Under the Stars: Crazy Rich Asians @ Clove Lakes Park park house (in Clove Lakes Park)
Jul 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things. Know Before You Go You should arrive before 8:30 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: High Line
Jul 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm
Observing: High Line

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.

Jul
24
Wed
2019
Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Jul 24 @ 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

Greenbelt on the Go: Adult Hikes @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a leisurely hike through our different parks. Enjoy the picturesque views of each park as we point out a few of the unique features that make each park special. The pace of the hike will be determined by the pace of the group. *Various locations: Call or email for meetup locations . Schedule: July 10: Mount Loretto Unique Area (Beach Side) Meet in Kenny Road lot. July 17: Von Briesen Park. Meet in the lot off Bay Street and School Road. July 24: Blue Heron Park, Meet at Blue Heron Nature Center Poillon Avenue off Hylan Blvd. July 31: Mount Loretto Unique Area (Forest Side), Meet in Kenny Road lot. August 7: Acme Pond, Meet at the intersection of Eylandt Street and Chisholm Street.

Discover Fort Tompkins
Jul 24 @ 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

Campfire
Jul 24 @ 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.

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Drawing at the H.H. Biddle House @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Study drawing fundamentals at the historic H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Perspective, shading, and observing the form are crucial tools to a successful draftsperson. The three-week class will balance the study of traditional drawing techniques as well as learning how to apply these techniques to personal work and in-class studies such as portraiture, still life, and landscapes. All ability levels are welcome, materials provided. Please note: Space is limited and pre-registration is suggested. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov .

Discover Fort Tompkins
Jul 25 @ 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

Nature Center Adventures: Blue Heron Park @ Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Our Adventure Guides are leading free nature-related programs at our nature centers this summer! Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to nature through experiential learning. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

It’s My Park at Westerleigh Park @ Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Campfire
Jul 25 @ 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.

Evening Lantern Tour of Fort Tompkins @ Visitor Center Fort Wadsworth
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Explore historic Fort Wadsworth with a ranger at night. Bring a flashlight and wear sturdy walking shoes.

Reservations required!
Call 718-338-3799 to reserve a spot!

This event occurs every Thursday from June 27 – August 29 from 8:00 – 9:30 pm at Ford Wadsworth.

Movies Under the Stars: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)
Jul 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. A charismatic high-school student convinces his repressed best friend to play hooky with him and his girlfriend and attempts to bring the young man out of his shell during a memorable day in Chicago. Know Before You Go You should arrive before 8:30 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!

Jul
26
Fri
2019
Discover Fort Tompkins
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 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
Jul 26 @ 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: Lincoln Center NYC
Jul 26 @ 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.

Observing: Hunter’s Point Park
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Hunter's Point Park

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.

Stargazing @Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for stargazing at the waterfront on Pier 1 – see the planets and stars through our hi-power telescopes

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Fastnet Observational Drawing Workshop @ Freshkills Park Event Entrance
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Visit Freshkills Park for an artist-led observational drawing workshop in Fastnet, a shipping container converted into a studio and project space! This workshop will create a visual awareness of the landscape and foster an understanding of the consequences our actions have on the environment through discussion. Register on Eventbrite . This workshop is free but registration is required. For more information, visit www.freshkillspark.org .

Gardening and Beach Cleanup @ Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Saturday Morning Walks
Jul 27 @ 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.

Discover Fort Tompkins
Jul 27 @ 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

History & Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Rediscover Snug Harbor on a summer tour!

Hidden time capsules, statues, murder, ghost sightings and more! The History and Mysteries Tour through Snug Harbor’s 83-acre site reveals the history of our 19th century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds.

History & Mysteries Tours Available: June 1, 15, 29 | July 13, 27 | August 10, 24 | September 7, 21

BUY TICKETS HERE

General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9

Tours begin at 11:00 AM
Meet at Visitor Information Booth

Saturday Zoofaris
Jul 27 @ 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#

Tai Chi class
Jul 27 @ 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

Family Camping: Staten Island @ Conference House Park
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 7:00 am

Camp overnight in NYC’s southernmost park with the Urban Park Rangers! 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, July 17 and ends on Saturday, July 20.

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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.

Jul
28
Sun
2019
NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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

Nature Center Adventures: Blue Heron Park @ Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Adventure Guides are leading free nature-related programs at our nature centers this summer! Nature Center Adventures connect New Yorkers of all ages to nature through experiential learning. Nature Center Adventure programs include scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games, and getting up close and personal with our nature center animals. Programs vary by location.

Solar Observing: Pier i NEW YORK CITY
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Solar Observing: Pier i NEW YORK CITY

Solargazing returns to Riverside Park South in front of Pier i Cafe at 70th Street down on the Hudson River waterfront.  Come take in the Sun in a whole new way, with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the Sun.  You’ll see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.  Goes great with the food at Pier i Cafe!

For more information, visit the AAA Pier i Solar Observing website.

Campfire
Jul 28 @ 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.