Aug
14
Wed
2019
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

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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.

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

The AAA observes at Lincoln Center every Friday and Saturday evening from April to the middle of August and for several weekends in September. We stargaze on the plaza, just north of the fountain, starting around sunset.

For more information, visit AAA’s Lincoln Center Observing website.

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

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

Aug
17
Sat
2019
National Thrift Shop Day
Aug 17 all-day
Local Organics Recovery: Mariner’s Harbor Mobile Market @ 22 Roxbury Street
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

We host neighborhood organics drop-off sites and compost the material locally at sites managed by NYC Compost Project staff. Our drop-off sites located at greenmarkets, major public transit stations, public libraries, and other popular locations let residents recycle their waste conveniently.

Learn what to drop off here:
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dsny/recycling-and-garbage/residents/what-food-waste-to-drop-off.page

Local Organics Recovery: Stapleton Mobile Market
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

We host neighborhood organics drop-off sites and compost the material locally at sites managed by NYC Compost Project staff. Our drop-off sites located at greenmarkets, major public transit stations, public libraries, and other popular locations let residents recycle their waste conveniently.

Learn what to drop off here:
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dsny/recycling-and-garbage/residents/what-food-waste-to-drop-off.page

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

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

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

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

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

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

This event is free.

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

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

Saturday Zoofaris
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Staten Island Zoo is happy to introduce our Saturday Zoofari program. We have created six exciting programs for children in PreK through 6th grade. This is a four hour (10am – 2pm) drop off program at the zoo.

Please pack a lunch for the day. There is no refrigeration for the lunches at the zoo so the lunches need to be non-perishable.

You can register for any number of sessions or all six! There is a 15% discount on the total price if you register for all six sessions.

Register here:
http://statenislandzoo.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2446149&OrgKey=3637&ReturnURL=%2fOpenRosters%2fViewActivitySpaceAvailable.aspx%3fclassificationid%3d55250%26orgkey%3d3637#

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

Rediscover Snug Harbor on a summer tour!

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

Buy tickets here

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

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

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

This event is free.

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

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

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

Proudly sponsored by Fidelis Care

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

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

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

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

Buy tickets here

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

Tai Chi class
Aug 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Tai Chi is held on Saturdays at 3:30 PM. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. Learn more at http://www.tibetanmuseum.org/tai-chi

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

Beer, barbecue, and live music all summer long!

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

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

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

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

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

Show starts at 7pm!

Featuring
Vinnie Medugno
The Expressions
Vito Picone and the Elegants

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

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

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

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

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

Trail Running
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturdays 7-9pm

Free—open to adults, seniors

Greenbelt Nature Center,
700 Rockland Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10306

(718)-351-3450

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

The AAA observes at Lincoln Center every Friday and Saturday evening from April to the middle of August and for several weekends in September. We stargaze on the plaza, just north of the fountain, starting around sunset.

For more information, visit AAA’s Lincoln Center Observing website.

Aug
18
Sun
2019
National Fajita Day
Aug 18 all-day
NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome! This program is in coordination with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative.

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

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

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

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

Noble Maritime Collection, Building D

Free Admission

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

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

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

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

August 18: Viva Voce Little Big Band

August 25: Viva Voce Winds

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

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

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

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