Aug
18
Sun
2019
National Fajita Day
Aug 18 all-day
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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1212343362280388/?event_time_id=1212343368947054

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 18 @ 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.

Aug
19
Mon
2019
Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Aug 19 @ 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.

Creative Endeavors with SI Arts! @ Maker Park Radio
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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/

Children’s Cooking Classes: Summer Harvest
Aug 19 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 19 @ 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 19 @ 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

Aug
20
Tue
2019
Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 20 @ 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 20 @ 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
21
Wed
2019
Local Organics Recovery: Baker Square @ Intersection of Hyatt & Stuyvesant
Aug 21 @ 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 21 @ 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

Ocean Breeze Twilight Runs
Aug 21 @ 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 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

WNSCS Presents: The Deep Grass
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Deep Grass is a simple cover band that mixes some of your favorites with a blend of Americana from the deep South. You can expect to hear some old time rockabilly, country/western, blues and rock & roll. The band is John on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Gary on backing vocals and lead guitar, Steve on electric and upright bass and Marc on drums and percussion.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Deep-Grass-265796450508635/

https://www.facebook.com/events/691468497933963/

Cinema Sotto Le Stelle
Aug 21 @ 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

Aug
22
Thu
2019
National Pecan Torte Day
Aug 22 all-day
Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 22 @ 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

Summer Eats at Historic Richmond Town
Aug 22 @ 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 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Evening Lantern Tour of Fort Tompkins @ Visitor Center Fort Wadsworth
Aug 22 @ 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.

Fort Wadsworth Lantern Tours @ Gateway National Recreation Area
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Ever wondered what the inside of a Civil War era fort looks like at night? Kick off the summer by taking a tour of Fort Wadsworth’s coastal fortifications from a different perspective. Sign up for our weekly lantern tours and join the park rangers as they guide you through the shadows and tunnels of Fort Tompkins. Meets at the Visitor Center every week (except July 4) at 8pm. Please bring sturdy walking shoes and a flashlight. Like all events at Fort Wadsworth the tour is free of charge. However, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please leave your name, number of attendees, and contact information with the Visitor Center (718-354-4500). Weather permitting. Call ahead in case of inclement weather.

https://www.facebook.com/events/518136305392757/?event_time_id=518136328726088

Aug
23
Fri
2019
National Sponge Cake Day
Aug 23 all-day
Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Kidz Cook Staten Island Childrens Museum
Aug 23 @ 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 23 @ 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 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Observing: Lincoln Center NYC
Aug 23 @ 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
24
Sat
2019
National Waffle Day
Aug 24 all-day
It’s My Park at Allison Pond Park
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Allison Pond Park as they clean and beautify Allison Pond Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Shop Small at the SI Mall
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Shop with small, local businesses at the Staten Island Mall.

https://www.facebook.com/events/386696725214582/

Discover Fort Tompkins
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

History & Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Rediscover Snug Harbor on a summer tour!

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

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

BUY TICKETS HERE

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

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

Saturday Zoofaris
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi class
Aug 24 @ 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 24 @ 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 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Trail Running
Aug 24 @ 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 24 @ 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
25
Sun
2019
National Banana Split Day
Aug 25 all-day
NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Aug 25 @ 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 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Solar Observing: Pier i NEW YORK CITY
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Solar Observing: Pier i NEW YORK CITY

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

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

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Aug
26
Mon
2019
Sunrise Tai Chi @ H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Aug 26 @ 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.