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Sep
11
Wed
2019
Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Sep 11 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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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
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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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
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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.

Wednesday Night Group Hike @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Get motivated and moving on this weekly group hike that takes place in all seasons. This hike typically covers five miles. Bring a headlamp, hydration, and sturdy shoes. Check the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy’s events page or facebook for cancellations due to severe weather. Children who are accustomed to hiking this distance are welcome, as are dogs on a leash. Snow does not stop the hike but thunderstorms will. This event is free and no advance registration is required.

Weekly Evening Hike
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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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 

Campfire
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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.

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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: Riverdale
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
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The Amateur Astronomers Association holds observing sessions in the Bronx when the Moon is in the evening sky. We observe on the second Wednesday and Thursday of every month from April through October. (For information about the Moon’s phases, please click here.)

For Wednesday we meet on the northwest corner of West 235th Street and Johnson Avenue. This location is easily accessible via the Bx10 and Bx20 buses. If traveling by subway, take the No. 1 train to West 231st Street and transfer to the bus. Get off the bus at West 235th Street and walk two blocks east to Johnson Avenue.

Observing begins one-half hour after sunset. Setup will be at sunset. We encourage anyone wishing to bring a telescope or binoculars to do so. If you’d like to participate, please contact John Benfatti ahead of time and let him know you’ll be coming.

For more information, visit the AAA Riverdale Observing website.

Cinema Sotto Le Stelle
Sep 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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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

Cinema Sotto Le Stelle
Sep 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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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

Sep
12
Thu
2019
National Video Games Day
Sep 12 all-day
Discover Fort Tompkins
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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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
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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.

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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.

Sep
13
Fri
2019
National Peanut Day
Sep 13 all-day
Adult Reading Practice Group
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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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
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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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
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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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
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Learn different cooking techniques at the museum. It’s different each month!
Free with museum admission

Also at 4 PM.

It’s My Park at New Dorp Beach @ Cedar Grove Beach Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to honor and remember the events of 9/11 by serving the New Dorp Beach community with a litter patrol in the park and the surrounding streets, along with some light gardening in the 9/11 Memorial Garden. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series @ Historic Richmond Town
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site! The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island’s famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday! Fall Lineup Friday, September 6 – Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien Saturday, September 7 – Myles and Lazarus Friday, September 20 – Vinyl Night Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio Friday, September 27 – Staten Island Out Loud Saturday, September 28 – Gules Music Friday, October 4 – Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien Saturday, October 5 – Garden of Surgery Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night Saturday, October 12 – Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party! Friday, October 18 – Whiskey Spillers Saturday, October 12 – The Jazzstronauts Friday, October 25 – TBA Saturday, October 26 – Halloween at Richmond Town

Adult Cooking Classes: Perfect Baking Without Flour
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Campfire
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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.

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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 The Evergreens Cemetery, Fri. Sept. 13
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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1629 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207 7:30-10pm
Visible planets: Jupiter and Saturn

Observing: Lincoln Center NYC
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Lincoln Center NYC
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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.

Sep
14
Sat
2019
National Cream Filled Doughnut Day
Sep 14 all-day
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Happy Cream Filled Doughnut Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

Discover Fort Tompkins
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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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
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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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#

Raptor Fest @ Central Park
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Meet owls, hawks, bald eagles, and falcons live and up close at the East Meadow in Central Park!

Enter at the path near 97th Street and 5th Avenue (north of the transverse).

Hosted by the Urban Park Rangers.

This family-friendly event showcases many birds of prey, also known as raptors, that are found throughout New York City and beyond. The event includes education/activity tables stations along with live falcons and hawks performing aerial feats.

Urban Park Rangers: Celebrating 40 Years:
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Urban Park Rangers this year by joining us on more Ranger programs for families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and more! Learn more about the Urban Park Rangers at on.nyc.gov/2z0bP1.

https://www.facebook.com/events/913455539013138/

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project) @ Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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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-toed 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 workday to receive compost. Supplies may be limited.) Registration is strongly recommended. Registration 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

Snug Harbor Garden Tour: New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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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.

Learn all about Snug Harbor’s New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, the first authentic scholar’s garden built in the United States. Based on the classical Ming Dynasty period, our Garden presents the four essential elements of the traditional garden: rocks, water, plants, and architecture. Explore how each element demonstrates the opposing principals of yin and yang and reveals the philosophical traditions of thousands of years.

Excited to learn more? Stick around for the Growing Lotus Flowers Workshop from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM!

Come back each month for a different garden experience:
White Garden and Herb Garden Tour: June 8, 22
Snug Harbor Garden Tour: Perennial Garden & Glass House: July 6, 20
Snug Harbor Garden Tour: Tropical Border: August 3, 17, 31
Snug Harbor Garden Tour: New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden: September 14, 28

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://snugharbor.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S1H00000Se01gUAB
Tours begin at 2:00 PM
Meet at Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9

BONUS: Take a Snug Harbor Garden Tour or Heritage Farm Tour, and get a coupon good for $2 off general admission to the Staten Island Museum through Sept 29, 2019 (special events excluded).

https://www.facebook.com/events/2331674290404815/

Street Theater Company Presents: No Brainer or the Solution to Parasites @ Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
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Theater for the New Citys award-winning Street Theater Company presents its 43rd annual tour August 3 with No Brainer or the Solution to Parasites, a rip-roaring musical which portrays our road to national madness as a bad trip to Hades. Free performances tour parks, playgrounds and closed-off streets throughout the five boroughs through September 15. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Growing Lotus Flowers: Snug Harbor Garden Workshop @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Sep 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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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.

At the Growing Lotus Flowers Workshop, you can start your own lotus seed! Considered a sacred seed, the lotus is a hardy aquatic plant that can thrive in a temperate climate. Explore the unique qualities of the lotus seed, and learn how to grow your own.

Excited to learn more? Get here early for the Snug Harbor Garden Tour: New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM!

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://snugharbor.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S1H00000Se01gUAB
Workshops begin at 3:30 PM
Meet at Visitor Information Booth
Workshop General Admission: $40

Come back each month for a different workshop experience:
Planting Perfect Perennials Workshop: June 8, 22
Tiny Gardens: Snug Harbor Garden Workshop: July 6, 20
Luscious Tropical Plants: Snug Harbor Garden Workshop: August 3, 17, 31
Growing Lotus Flowers: Snug Harbor Garden Workshop: September 14, 28

BONUS: Take a Snug Harbor Garden Tour or Heritage Farm Tour, and get a coupon good for $2 off general admission to the Staten Island Museum through Sept 29, 2019 (special events excluded).

https://www.facebook.com/events/360480734666064/

Tai Chi class
Sep 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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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

New York | New Jersey Water Lantern Festival @ Liberty State Park
Sep 14 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Tickets are on sale for the New York / New Jersey Water Lantern Festival.

Get your tickets at www.WaterLanternFestival.com before it sells out! This event SOLD OUT last year, so don’t wait!

Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of the lanterns as they light up the water.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2072032056167805/

Arts, Culture & Fun: 40th Anniversary of the Muppet Movie @ Tappen Park
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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NYC Parks will present a sensational, inspirational, Muppetational celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Muppet Movie. We will commemorate the beloved film’s 40th anniversary and will include Muppet-themed art-making, face painting, and activity zones for kids and families. The Muppet Movie will be screened at dusk. Bring lawn chairs for the evening screening. Free popcorn will be served. Please RSVP . Muppet Movie The Muppet Movie is the journey of the Muppets’ meteoric rise to fame and fortune, beginning with a rainbow, a song… and a frog. After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit the Frog heads for Hollywood, dreaming of showbiz. Along the way, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, and the dazzling Miss Piggy join him in hopes of becoming film stars too. But all bets are off when Kermit falls into the clutches of Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), a fast-food mogul seeking to promote his French-fried frog-leg franchise! Featuring Oscar-nominated music (1980, Best Original Song “The Rainbow Connection” and Best Original Score) and sidesplitting appearances by some of the biggest names on the silver screen, including Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, and Orson Welles.

Tavern Terrace Fall Concert Series @ Historic Richmond Town
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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Staten Island’s biggest backyard party returns for another fun-filled season at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site! The Tavern Terrace will be open for the season beginning Friday, September 6, featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island’s famed Flagship Brewery. The Terrace will be open Friday and Saturday evenings all season long, featuring live music each Saturday! Fall Lineup Friday, September 6 – Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien Saturday, September 7 – Myles and Lazarus Friday, September 20 – Vinyl Night Saturday, September 21- Carol Griffin Trio Friday, September 27 – Staten Island Out Loud Saturday, September 28 – Gules Music Friday, October 4 – Ghost Tales: A live storytelling comedy show with Chris O’Brien Saturday, October 5 – Garden of Surgery Friday, October 11 -Vinyl Night Saturday, October 12 – Guyon Tavern’s 200th Birthday Party! Friday, October 18 – Whiskey Spillers Saturday, October 12 – The Jazzstronauts Friday, October 25 – TBA Saturday, October 26 – Halloween at Richmond Town

Campfire
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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.

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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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
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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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: The Muppet Movie (1979) @ Tappen Park
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit. Know Before You Go You should arrive before 7:30 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 permitted, but not glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Sep
15
Sun
2019
National Linguine Day
Sep 15 all-day
NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
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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
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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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

Discovery Day @ Freshkills Park - 350 Wild Avenue
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discovery-day-tickets-55533441017

Ocean Breeze Bingo Brunch @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Join us at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on Sunday, September 15 at for Bingo Brunch! Light refreshments will be served.

SIZL 2019: Staten Island Zine Fest @ Staten Island MakerSpace
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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SIZL’s inaugural zine fest—an outdoor festival for zines, comics, readings, small press, and more—comes to Makerspace NYC’s park Sunday, September 15th 🍳

Free and open to all!

Presented by the Staten Island Zine League and NYSAI Press with funding from Staten Island Arts.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2431515840462081/