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Jun
16
Sun
2019
National Fudge Day
Jun 16 all-day
Jun
17
Mon
2019
National Eat Your Veggies Day
Jun 17 all-day
Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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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.

CityParks Seniors Fitness Tennis @ Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Come out and get active in your neighborhood park! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Activities in this six-week Seniors Fitness program take place twice a week and all equipment is provided.

Creative Endeavors with SI Arts! @ Maker Park Radio
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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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/

Creative Endeavors with SI Arts! @ Maker Park Radio
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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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/

Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group
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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
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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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.

Jun
18
Tue
2019
Observing: High Line
Jun 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:45 pm
Observing: High Line
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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.

Jun
19
Wed
2019
National Martini Day
Jun 19 all-day
Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Jun 19 @ 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

Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park: Ticket voucher giveaway for Coriolanus
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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On June 19 for the Public Theater’s performance of Coriolanus, a limited number of vouchers for that night’s performance will be distributed at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on the front porch of Cottage D located on Cottage Road on the grounds of Snug Harbor.  Each person (age 5+) may receive up to two (2) tickets, while supplies last.

All performances take place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park (entrances at W 81st St. & Central Park West or E 79th St & 5th Ave).  Seat locations are distributed randomly upon redemption; not based on a person’s redemption time at the Delacorte Box Office.

All vouchers must be exchanged for tickets at the Delacorte Theater Box Office in Central Park between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Vouchers are only valid until 7:30pm for performances on the day they are issued.

Free tickets will be distributed on each performance day by waiting on line at select distribution points in the five boroughs as well as in Central Park. An in-person lottery is held in the lobby of The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette St and a digital lottery is hosted through Today Tix, all summer long.

12:00pm – Distribution starts
• Public Theater Staff will book patrons into that evening’s performance. No physical tickets will be handed out. Those who receive guaranteed seats (first come first serve until we sell out of our allotment) will pick up their ticket at the Box Office at the Delacorte in Central Park.
• Each guest is entitled to only two vouchers that are to be redeemed for tickets at the Delacorte Box Office.
• Patrons who require accessible and/or a wheelchair seating must alert the staff of that need when receiving their vouchers. There is a limited number of wheelchair and accessible seat locations at the Delacorte Theater and this is one of many distribution points.
• Upon redemption, ticket locations will be distributed at random and patrons are not guaranteed to be seated together, though we will try our best.
• Public Theater Staff will have a visual handout with directions to the Delacorte Theater.

2:00pm – Distribution ends

Watch a video on how to get tickets:  https://youtu.be/HmwwclZvL9s

For the first time since 1979, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents CORIOLANUS, the Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Shakespeare In The Park’s Troilus and Cressida) directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.

Hiking: Willowbrook Park @ Flagpole near the carousel (in Willowbrook Park)
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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Some of our largest tulip trees live deep in the white trail. If we are lucky, we might see a yellow-belly sapsucker! The trail is level and unpaved.

Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
Jun 19 @ 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.

Evening Group Hike @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
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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! 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). Every Wednesday (unless weather conditions are severe).

Weekly Evening Hike
Jun 19 @ 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 

Jun
20
Thu
2019
National Ice Cream Soda Day
Jun 20 all-day
CityParks Seniors Fitness Yoga @ Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Come out and get active in your neighborhood park! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Activities in this six-week Seniors Fitness program take place twice a week and all equipment is provided.

Ana Tijoux / Combo Chimbita / L’Unicorns / DJ Shame / Hosted by Jen and Magie in association with La Isla Bonita @ Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Ana Tijoux is a French-Chilean pop singer and rapper with a long history of championing social justice and nonviolence. She first started rapping and dancing at 11 years old, and did stints in the groups Los Tetas and Makiza before setting off on her own in 2006 with the single "Ya No Fue." In 2009 she embraced hip-hop with her Grammy-nominated breakout LP 1977, which drew comparisons to DJ Premier's work with Jeru the Damaja. She's joined by Combo Chimbita, a New York-based group of Colombianos formed at world music incubator Barbes in Brooklyn. Self-proclaimed “Tropical Futurists,” they reach into the past to find the sounds of the future, with rhythms rooted in cumbia yet incorporating champeta, Afropop, calypso, dub, Haitian kompa, and even a little bit of Cape Verde’s space echo vibes.

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park @ North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Summer Eats at Historic Richmond Town @ Historic Richmond Town
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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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!

Don’t forget to visit the Historical Museum, now open until 11:00PM! After Dark tours will venture from the museum at 9:00PM & 10:00PM to a building lit only by candlelight. Learn the stories of those who lived and died inside our historic homes. (After Dark Tours admission required.)

Schedule

Thursdays 5:00PM-9:00PM, June through August.

Pricing

Admission to Summer Eats is free!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2224672700953500/?event_time_id=2224672714286832

Easy Rider – Indoor Cycling @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
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Did you love riding bikes as a kid? And haven’t gotten on one since? Are you intimidated by the idea of a full-on Tour-de-France-style cycling class? Then consider this alternative! A kinder, gentler approach to riding. In no time, you’ll go from novice to know-how! We’ll build up time on the bike from week to week, growing your ability, confidence, and comfort! Please commit to at least 3 classes. Everybody rides at their own pace. The soundtrack for this course draws from movie scores and classical music. Please note: Space is limited; registration required! Please register by emailing Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov or by calling (646) 571-5234.

SIZL: Zine-Making Workshop @ JHU Comic Books
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Join artist Maggie Buford in this month's zine-making workshop at Jim Hanley's Universe ✨

Bring yourself and your art, book, poetry, comic, whatever-you-want ideas.
Free and open to all!

🍳🍳🍳

The Staten Island Zine League (SIZL) is a collaboration between artist Maggie Buford, MakerSpace NYC, and NYSAI Press to present regular zine workshops for local artists, writers, poets, and budding creatives in preparation for the zine fest SIZL 2019—coming to Staten Island's MakerSpace Park on September 15th 🎪

Workshops will be facilitated by rotating local Staten Island artists to help attendees learn about creating their first zines, designing layouts, and more. Prompts will be provided to workshop attendees so they can contribute. These zines will be compiled and then published to be sold at SIZL's inaugural zine fest—a day for zines, comics, readings, small press, and more where locals can buy, sell, and trade ephemera.

Zinesters, artists, crafters, and small presses are welcome to apply for a table at #SIZL2019: tinyurl.com/yyu6e6mq

https://www.facebook.com/events/465294650900688/

Sunset Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
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Tai Chi moves your body, relaxes your spirit, and clears your mind of everything else. Each 75-minute class begins with standing Tai Chi exercises; then you’ll learn and practice the original Chen-style Tai Chi long form. Each student learns at their own pace and builds up their knowledge and skill bit-by-bit.

Two Views: North Shore | Opening Reception
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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For the past five years, documentary photographers Gareth Smit and Stephen Obisanya have been separately documenting life on the North Shore of Staten Island. Smit, born and raised in South Africa, originally took an interest in the North Shore during the aftermath of Eric Garner’s death when he photographed Garner’s family and friends while chronicling stories about a community in transition. Obisanya, a Nigerian immigrant raised on Staten Island, began his work on the North Shore as a means of recording the underpinning moments in a community undergoing transformation, exploring the foundations of human connection and condition through the lens of family and community.

The North Shore is a borderland — a place where the culture wars of our decade play out in the everyday lives of its residents: housing and a gentrifying urban landscape, policing and race relations, immigration and the experience of LGBTQI+ youth. At a time when global politics seeks to dehumanize, distort, or oversimplify, the North Shore offers a complex counter-narrative — a microcosm of contemporary life in the United States.

Two Views: North Shore explores two perspectives considering similar themes about one place, and provides a glimpse into the lives, and stories, of many. It is also the inaugural exhibition of Obisanya’s work in New York City. By presenting their work together, Smit and Obisanya emphasize how the individual experience of life on the North Shore converges and diverges in a multitude of ways. The joint exhibition also comments on the presumed singular narrative that photography so frequently presents. Through contradictions, reflections and refractions, Two Views: North Shore reconstructs a more complex narrative about life on the North Shore.

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Pride Karaoke
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 2:00 am
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Come celebrate Pride with some Karaoke!
Let’s sing and dance the night away
At Steiny’s Pub

https://www.facebook.com/events/497553901017906/

Jun
21
Fri
2019
National Selfie Day
Jun 21 all-day
Adult Reading Practice Group
Jun 21 @ 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.

CityParks Seniors Fitness Tennis @ Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Come out and get active in your neighborhood park! We welcome New Yorkers 60+ to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking in 16 neighborhood parks across the city. Activities in this six-week Seniors Fitness program take place twice a week and all equipment is provided.

Kidz Cook
Jun 21 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 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.

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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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!

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series @ Historic Richmond Town
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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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!

Summer Solstice Concert and Beach Walk Conference House Park @ Great Lawn (in Conference House Park)
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Celebrate the Summer solstice and Make Music Day with summer evening musical performance and beach walk. Enjoy the unique sweet sound and music of The Staten Island Snugs, a five-member, four-part harmony outfit, with lead guitar, bass, flute, keys, and drums. A Staten Island favorite, enjoy original songs along with old favorites including Beatles, classic rock, folk, blues, and even some tin pan alley. Afterward, enjoy a narrated guided walking tour, with NYC Parks and Conference House Conservancy, along the shoreline on the longest day of the year!

Movies Under the Stars: Aquaman @ Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)
Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
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Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king. 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: Hunter’s Point Park
Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Hunter's Point Park
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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
Jun 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Lincoln Center
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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.

Jun
22
Sat
2019
National Onion Rings Day
Jun 22 all-day
It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park @ North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Yoga on the Beach @ Turtle Circle At Midland Beach
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Who is ready for the 6th year of Yoga on the Beach?

I am always excited to have these yoga events on Staten Island, and I encourage the community to come out and take part in these free classes. Yoga benefits your mental, physical and spiritual well-being, and we are so fortunate to have our beautiful waterfront to use for these classes. Each class will offer residents an opportunity to unwind and relax with their friends and neighbors in a stress-free environment.

These free, beachfront events will take place at Turtle Circle (Father Capodanno Blvd. and Jefferson Ave). Attendees should bring a yoga mat or towel and arrive 15 minutes early to prepare.

https://www.facebook.com/events/438626316867622/?event_time_id=438626320200955

Fastnet Observational Drawing Workshop
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fastnet-observational-drawing-workshop-tickets-60829833670

Gardening and Beach Cleanup Conference House Park @ Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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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!

Gentle flow yoga @ Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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The lawn of Clear Comfort is the perfect serene environment for yoga this summer. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and a towel. Classes meet on June 8, June 22, July 13, June 27, August 10, and August 24. All sessions start at 10:00 a.m. Led by Be Yoga & Dance in partnership with Shape Up NYC .

Paws & Claws Event @ Ocean Breeze Park
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Join us with your furry friends for a day of fun and information at our Paws & Claws Event. Don’t have a furry friend? Not to worry! This event includes adoption opportunities from local organizations, along with veterinarians, groomers, trainers, and more. *Please note NYC Parks requires all dogs to be on a six foot leash.

Rain Barrel Giveaway hosted by Assemblymember Mike Reilly @ Friends of Blue Heron Park
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Join Assemblymember Mike Reilly, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and the New York City Parks Department for a Rain Barrel Giveaway!

Rain barrels help you conserve water and save money by capturing storm water and saving it for future use, such as watering your lawn or garden.

Rain barrels are limited to one per household and must be reserved in advance by contacting Assemblymember Reilly's office at (718) 967-5194.

https://www.facebook.com/events/365475997439353/

Saturday Morning Walks
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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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.

Saturday Morning Walks
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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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.

Freshwater Fishing Willowbrook Park @ Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level. All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first come, first served.

Saturday Zoofaris
Jun 22 @ 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#

Staten Island Museum: Super Science: Life on a Log
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Decomposing trees and other plant materials play a vital role in the recycling of materials needed for life. They also provide homes for many living organisms. Investigating three stages of decomposition, participants will answer the question, “What happens to a tree after it falls?”

6-12 year olds, accompanied by an adult
FREE with museum admission
Staten Island Museum (Bldg A)
Space is limited–Register in advance here