Aug
11
Sun
2019
Alternate Side Parking Suspended
Aug 11 all-day
Alternate Side Parking Suspended

Alternate Side Parking suspended for Eid al-Adha. Parking meters will be in effect.

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Aug 11 @ 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.

Civil War Weekend at Historic Richmond Town
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Civil War Weekend

Back by popular demand, Civil War Weekend returns to Historic Richmond Town this summer! Join the victorious Union Army, August 10th and 11th, as premiere living history organization, The Liberty Rifles, presents a two-day long immersive program highlighting the service of Staten Islanders during the American Civil War!

The Liberty Rifles will represent the real, local Staten Islanders who were trained at Camp Sprague in New Dorp in the summer of 1863. Hear the stories of civilian New Yorkers thrust into war during our nation’s most tumultuous period.

The Liberty Rifles, founded in 1999, is a group of living historians who strive to accurately portray the common fighting men and home front civilians of the American Civil War, while excelling in terms of authenticity and organization. The LR was founded to represent soldiers and civilians on both sides of the war with equal accuracy and honor.

Come and experience the daily life of a Civil War soldier in 1863! Cooking, camping, marching, and drilling brought to life through detailed and interactive vignettes.

Admission:

Adults $10.00

Students and Seniors $8.00

Children $7.00

Children 3 years and under are FREE!

Check back soon for Membership discounts and pre-sale information!

Visit: www.HistoricRichmondTown.org/Events/ for more information!

https://www.facebook.com/events/580079102399413/?event_time_id=580079105732746

Staten Island Sunday Volunteer Program @ Gateway National Recreation Area
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join a Park Ranger to learn about Staten Island’s coastal habitats while helping to protect the area by conducting a beach cleanup.

Please register ahead of time by emailing Joseph Roth at Joseph_Roth@nps.gov or calling 718-819-7574.

We will meet at the lower Campground Parking Lot in Fort Wadsworth.

Closed-toe shoes are required, and please wear clothing that can get dirty, a water bottle , sunscreen, insect repellent and snacks to keep you going.

Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or in possession of the signed Volunteer Agreement Form with the signature or their parent or guardian.

To find out more please contact Joseph Roth at Joseph_Roth@nps.gov.

https://www.facebook.com/events/709431019497699/

Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 11 @ 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

Guelaguetza Staten Island 2019
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Qué es la Guelaguetza?

La Guelaguetza, que en zapoteco significa cooperar, es un festival anual que celebra la danza, música, artesanía, gastronomía y tradiciones de las diferentes comunidades del estado de Oaxaca, México.

Por tercera vez festejaremos La Guelaguetza en el condado de Staten Island, con el propósito de celebrar nuestras tradiciones, la alegría, la vida y la hermandad entre la comunidad oaxaqueña de Staten Island.

La Guelaguetza de Staten Island es un evento sin fines de lucro y completamente gratuito que busca promover y mantener la cultura oaxaqueña en Staten Island. El evento depende de patrocinios y donaciones de negocios ó individuos que quieren apoyar las tradiciones y cultura de Oaxaca, para que nuestras raíces se mantengan vivas a través del tiempo y de la distancia. Gracias de antemano por tu apoyo.

¡Te esperamos!

What is La Guelaguetza?

La Guelaguetza, which in Zapotec means to cooperate, is an annual festival that celebrates the dances, music, crafts, gastronomy and traditions of the indigenous communities of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

This year we bring La Guelaguetza to Staten Island for the second time, with the purpose of celebrating the traditions, joy, life and brotherhood of the Oaxacan community in Staten Island.

https://www.facebook.com/events/316840639008226/

Trail of the Month: Biking! New Springville Greenway/Multipurpose Trail @ Arlene Street and Signs Road
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hiking isn’t the only way to enjoy our trails! Grab your bike, and join us on this park to park adventure from Fresh Kills Park to the Greenbelt and back. Approximately 10 miles, meeting at Signs Road and Arlene Street.

This event is free.

Abandoned Staten Island!
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Our borough was the location for many facilities, factories, estates, and institutions from the early 1800s through the 1980s. Many are or were abandoned. We will look at the former Seaman’s Retreat (recently Bayley Seton Hospital), the Farm Colony and Sea View Hospital property, the old S.R. Smith Infirmary/Staten Island Hospital, several abandoned cemeteries, and the desolate locations left behind by the former Quarantine Department. Facts about these sites, their history, and their demise will be discussed. This program is a fundraiser for the Tottenville Historical Society. Cost: $8 payable by a check made out to the Tottenville Historical Society or by credit card.

https://www.facebook.com/events/281090942727614/

Music under the Trees with Viva Voce @ High Rock Park Conservation Center
Aug 11 @ 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=1212343372280387

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 11 @ 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.

Stargazing at Pioneer Works
Aug 11 @ 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.

Aug
12
Mon
2019
Alternate Side Parking Suspended
Aug 12 all-day

Alternate Side Parking suspended for Eid al-Adha. Parking meters will be in effect.

Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Aug 12 @ 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 Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 12 @ 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 12 @ 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
Aug 12 @ 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.

Aug
13
Tue
2019
Alternate Side Parking Suspended
Aug 13 all-day
Alternate Side Parking Suspended

Alternate Side Parking suspended for Eid al-Adha. Parking meters will be in effect.

National Prosecco Day
Aug 13 all-day
Solar Observing: High Line
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Solar Observing: High Line

The AAA hosts solar observing on the High Line one Tuesday afternoon each month from April through August. We also have nighttime observing on the High Line later that same day.

Observing will take place near the 14th Street entrance or just south of the Standard Hotel, which crosses over the High Line near 13th Street. For more information about the High Line, including directions, please visit our High Line page.

We have telescopes equipped with special filters for viewing the Sun. You may bring your own equipment, but we insist on strict safety provisions due to the dangers of improperly filtered direct solar viewing. All devices used for direct solar viewing must be fitted with approved filters.

Expert solar astronomer and AAA board member Tom Haeberle leads our Solar Observing. When you arrive, just look for Tom and his solar-filtered Telescope and enjoy.

AAA High Line Solar Observing website

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 13 @ 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 13 @ 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
14
Wed
2019
Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Aug 14 @ 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 14 @ 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

Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Aug 14 @ 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.

Weekly Evening Hike
Aug 14 @ 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 

Ocean Breeze Twilight Runs
Aug 14 @ 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 14 @ 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 Rock-A-Silly Band
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Rock-A-Silly Band has been making silly music for seventy-five years. (That’s dog years, for those of you paying attention. (In monkey years it’s four-hundred-twenty-seven-and-a-half years, but let’s not go there, ok?)) The name the Rock-A-Silly Band comes from the Latin phrase, “quod take caput meum ranae,” which loosely translates as “take that frog off my head,” which scholars attribute to Cicero, though Cicero always claimed he was referring to a toad, not a frog, though does it really matter? Hold on, this biography is becoming too silly! Let’s start over, shall we?

The Rock-A-Silly Band is a New York-based group whose unique mixture of music and wacky comedy leaves children and their grown-ups laughing, clapping and dancing in the aisles.The band formed in 2010, and in that time they’ve played to happy families around the New York area, with shows in Central Park’s Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade, Manhattan’s Carl Schurz Park and the Staten Island Children’s Museum. The band has a home base at the Staten Island Zoo, where they’re a fixture at two of the zoo’s annual events. Groundhog’s Day where their song “Staten Island Chuck” has become a fan favorite and the always sold out halloween tradition Spooktacular. Their new album “Let’s Get Silly” captures the banter and fun of their live performances, with songs like “Funky Monkey Dance” and “Cheers for the Broccoli” bringing joy to children and their families.

https://www.therockasillyband.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/629724534192152/

Cinema Sotto Le Stelle
Aug 14 @ 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

Movies Under the Stars: Doctor Strange
Aug 14 @ 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.

From Marvel comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident renders his hands useless. When traditional medicine fails him, he travels to remote Kamar-Taj in search of a cure, but instead discovers the mystical arts and becomes a powerful sorcerer battling dark forces bent on destroying our reality.

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!

Aug
15
Thu
2019
Alternate Side Parking Suspended
Aug 15 all-day
Alternate Side Parking Suspended

Alternate Side Parking suspended for Feast of the Assumption. Parking meters will be in effect.

National Relaxation Day
Aug 15 all-day
Collage at the H. H. Biddle House @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For beginners and non-beginners, create collages from unique and interesting materials at the historic H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Experiment with different papers, techniques, and ideas to create spirited and innovative collages while learning about color, composition, texture, shape, and execution. Develop your own personal style and become inspired by viewing works from modern masters: Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Hoch, Henri Matisse, Jane Frank and more. Materials will be provided. (3-week class) Please note: Space is limited, pre-registration is suggested. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov .

Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 15 @ 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)
Aug 15 @ 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.

Summer Eats at Historic Richmond Town
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eat the street at New York City’s most complete historic village! Summer Eats returns to the streets of Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site this summer!

Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor has partnered with Historic Richmond Town to bring family fun each Thursday night from 5:00PM-9:00PM. Partake in fantastic food trucks, games and activities for every member of the family as well sweet treats from Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor! Enjoy nearly 100 acres of beautiful parkland, free of charge!

Schedule

Thursdays 5:00PM-9:00PM, June through August.
June 13NYC Mac Truck
June 20Latin Bites
June 27Valducci’s Pizza
July 4Latin Bites
July 11NYC Mac Truck
July 18Tasty Trolly
July 25Valducci’s Pizza
August 1NYC Mac Truck
August 8Latin Bites
August 15 Valducci’s Pizza
August 22 Tasty Trolly

Admission to Summer Eats is free!

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 15 @ 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.

Summer Nights: 99 Bottles of Beer on SI: Home Brewing for Beginners
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pour Standards, Richmond County Brew Society will help guests gain a deeper understanding of beer, its ingredients, and the process by which it’s made. Participants will explore the capabilities  of The Grainfather, an innovative brewing system that mashes, recirculates, lauters, and boils without needing more space than a small closet. Enjoy an overview of Staten Island’s brewing history as well as the current status of this industry while sampling different local 
homebrews. 21 and over.

$35/$30 for members 
Register in advance as space is limited. To register, click here

Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation. 

Summer Sunset Concert Series: Cause and the Effects
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free entertainment series every Thursday sponsored by Borough Hall to Staten Islanders for another summer, while giving some of homegrown talent a chance to show off their musical skill!

Evening Lantern Tour of Fort Tompkins @ Visitor Center Fort Wadsworth
Aug 15 @ 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.

Aug
16
Fri
2019
National Roller Coaster Day
Aug 16 all-day
Adult Reading Practice Group
Aug 16 @ 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.

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
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.

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.