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What To Do on Staten Island NYC This Weekend July 5, 6, and 7 2019

Calendar: What to Do on Staten Island NYC

UPDATED DAILY

Check out Staten Island’s Free & Low-Cost Events, Fundraisers & Activities

Jul 5 Fri 2019

National Bikini Day

Jul 5 all-day

Adult Reading Practice Group

Jul 5 @ 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

Jul 5 @ 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)

Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.

Kidz Cook Staten Island Children’s Museum

Jul 5 @ 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 Children’s Museum

Jul 5 @ 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

Jul 5 @ 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!

Observing: Floyd Bennett Field

Jul 5 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Observing: Floyd Bennett Field

The AAA meets monthly on Friday nights for stargazing at Floyd Bennett Field in Gateway National Park, Brooklyn.  We meet every month except January and February when it’s just too cold, and in July and August, when we have a problem with mosquitoes (in other warm months, come but bring a repellent).  Events are canceled if it is overcast or if the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information, visit the AAA Floyd Bennett Field Observing website.

Observing: Hunter’s Point Park

Jul 5 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Observing: Lincoln Center

Jul 5 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Observing: Lincoln Center

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.

 

Jul 6 Sat 2019

It’s My Park at Great Kills Park @ Sandy Memorial Garden (in Great Kills Park)

Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to clean and beautify the Sandy Memorial Garden. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park @ Neal Dow Street and North Avenue (in Northerleigh Park)

Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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!

Shape Up NYC: Zumba @ Boardwalk (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join free Zumba classes with Shape Up NYC! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Ocean Breeze Green Team Volunteer Days @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join NYC Parks to volunteer in a trail maintenance project at Ocean Breeze Park. Participants will help with invasive weed removal and cutting branches of invasive trees for trail closure. Please note: This event will not meet on Saturday, July 20.

Saturday Morning Walks

Jul 6 @ 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.

Memoir Writing Workshop St George Library Staten Island

Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A memoir writing workshop for adults of all ages.

Tap into your memories and experiences. Enrich your life and the lives of those around you by sharing them in a supportive environment.

There is no registration required for these FREE workshops! You may drop-in whenever you like. They take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.

718.442.8560.

Discover Fort Tompkins

Jul 6 @ 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

It’s My Park at Tompkins Circle Greenstreet @ Tompkins Circle Greenstreet

Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Tompkins Circle as they clean and beautify the Tompkins Circle Greenstreet at the corner of Fiedler and Ward Avenues. We look forward to cleaning up the circle with you!

It’s My Park at Tompkins Circle Greenstreet @ Tompkins Circle Greenstreet

Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Tompkins Circle as they clean and beautify the Tompkins Circle Greenstreet at the corner of Fiedler and Ward Avenues. We look forward to cleaning up the circle with you!

Nature Center Adventures @ Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

Jul 6 @ 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.

Saturday Zoofaris

Jul 6 @ 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

Jul 6 @ 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

Ghostlight Production’s 1776 – America’s Musical @ Richmond Town County Courthouse

Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It dramatizes the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document.

Join Ghostlight Productions this 4th of July Weekend!

Snug Harbor Garden Tours: Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House

Jul 6 @ 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.

Perennials vary in lifespan from three to fifty years, creating a dynamic environment which changes with each year’s growing cycle. Explore the beauty of the ever-changing Perennial Garden at the height of its season. Then, visit the Carl Grillo Glass House, a space that is typically closed to the public. Built on the site of the original Sailors’ Snug Harbor greenhouse, the 2,800-square-foot enclosure is used for propagation and exhibition of rare and beautiful plants.

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

Jul 6 @ 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

Jul 6 @ 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!

Trail Running

Jul 6 @ 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: Pier 1 Summer on the Hudson

Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Observing: Pier i Summer on the Hudson

“Stargazing returns to Riverside Park South in front of Pier i Cafe at 70th Street down on the Hudson River waterfront.  A summer evening in Manhattan is made complete with a great skyline and the stars, planets and Moon in full view.  Manhattan provides a great backdrop as we peer heavenward to see celestial wonders!”

For more information, visit the AAA Summer on the Hudson website.

Movies Under the Stars: Thor: Dark World @ Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

Jul 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Thor must team up with his mischievous brother Loki in order to defeat a Dark Elf who’s plotting to destroy all of existence. Meanwhile, his true love Jane Foster is possessed by a cosmic force. 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: Lincoln Center

Jul 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

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Jul 7 Sun 2019

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

Jul 7 @ 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.

NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park @ Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

Jul 7 @ 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

Jul 7 @ 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

Finding Your Way @ Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

If you lost your way, could you navigate to safety? Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn basic land navigation skills, how to use a compass, and other navigation skills while walking through Silver Lake Park.

Nature Center Adventures @ Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

Jul 7 @ 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.

 

Beach Life: From South Beach to Tottenville! @ Hh Biddle House

Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A history of the beach communities that flourished on Staten Island. Take a trip back in time to the summers of fun that were experienced at South and Midland Beaches, Cedar Grove, Tottenville, Prince’s Bay and other shoreline havens. Historic hotels, amusements, beer gardens, and more will be highlighted. This program is in support of the Tottenville Historical Society. Cost: $8 per person payable by credit card or a check made out to the Tottenville Historical Society.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2197559550339776/

Nature Center Adventures: Blue Heron Park @ Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.

NYLAUGHS Presents #LITP: Laughter in the Park 2019 @ Wolfe’s Pond Park

Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of four weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday, starting June 30, you can catch up to two hours of stand-up comedy performed by some of comedy’s most innovative and talked about artists. Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket! Get ready for a comedy picnic! Headliner TBA For more information, please visit NYLaughs at nylaughs.org . About NYLAUGHS NYLaughs.org is a 501(C)3 | Many thanks to our supporters! #LITP 2019 is a passion project run solely by volunteers to enrich NY lives while deepening an appreciation of stand up comedy as a unique NY cultural asset. Funding for #LITP 2019 is made possible in part with the generosity, support and public funding given by the NYC City Council Discretionary Fund and Councilmember Joseph C. Borelli and the Battery Park City Authority, in addition to grants via the Washington Square Park Conservancy, The Laura B. Vogler Foundation, The Educational Foundation of America and The Foundation for Fairer Capitalism. We also recognize the gifts from corporate heroes such as American Global, Manhattan Mini Storage and Signature Bank.