What to do on Staten Island NYC this weekend- June 14-16, 2019

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June 14 Fri 2019

2nd Annual Staten Island Conference on Aging @ JCC of Staten Island

Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
A Day of Wellness. Free and Open to All.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2289178131355595/
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CityParks Seniors Fitness Tennis @ Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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.
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Kidz Cook Staten Island Children’s Museum

Jun 14 @ 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.
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Jokes with Dad @ Public School 44

Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Presented by: NYPD Community Affairs Bureau, Friends of Mariners Harbor, NYCID and MetroPlus
This event is open only to Mariners Harbor & Arlington Residents.
ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A FATHER OR LOVED ONE. (1 Adult per family)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2195934227404142/
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Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series Historic Richmondtown @ Historic Richmond Town

Jun 14 @ 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!
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Lecture at the American Museum of Natural History

Jun 14 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
The Amateur Astronomers Association is proud to host its annual lecture series at the Kaufmann Theater of the American Museum of Natural History. The lectures are generally given on the first Friday of each month, from October through May, with occasional exceptions when that date would create a conflict.
All lectures begin at 6:15 and end at 8:00 p.m. Please use the 77th Street entrance.
Mathew McGowan, Fordham University
Eric Ramirez-Weaver, University of Virginia
“Astronomy and the Ancients: A Classical Journey Through the Stars”

Movies Under the Stars: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again @ Clove Lakes Park park house (in Clove Lakes Park)

Jun 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. A woman grapples with running her mother’s villa while also expecting her first child and worries that she won’t be able to handle everything on her own, so she enlists two of her mother’s friends for assurance, help, and guidance. 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!
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Observing: Floyd Bennett Field

Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.
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Stargazing @Brooklyn Bridge Park

Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Us at Pier 1 for stargazing at the waterfront on Pier 1, see the planets and stars through our hi-power telescopes. Free!
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Observing: Hunter’s Point Park

Jun 14 @ 8:30 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.
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Observing: Lincoln Center

Jun 14 @ 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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Jun 15 Sat 2019

Local Organics Recovery: Mariner’s Harbor Mobile Market @ 22 Roxbury Street

Jun 15 @ 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
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Local Organics Recovery: Stapleton Mobile Market

Jun 15 @ 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
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Downtown Staten Island Culture Course

Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Explore Staten Island’s North Shore with this unique culture course! Walk or Run 7 miles starting at Fort Wadsworth (part of the Gateway National Recreation Area) and end at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden – Staten Island’s hub of museums, art, gardens & more! Participants will pass through the booming Downtown Staten Island corridor, take selfies in front of many cultural attractions including Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum, Museum of Maritime Navigation & Communication, Alice Austen House, the National Lighthouse Museum and more. This event is free for everyone courtesy of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. (Event is capped at 200 participants, so be sure to register early for your bib and t-shirt!)
Free! Register
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Family Nature Walk @ Freshkills Park Event Entrance

Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lace up your shoes for a family-friendly nature walk at Freshkills Park! NYC Parks staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this one-mile walk, you’ll learn about the different plants and animals found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park. This walk is open to families with children of all ages, but it’s recommended for children ages 6+. Please note: This program is free but registration is required.
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Ocean Breeze Green Team Volunteer Days @ Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

Jun 15 @ 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.
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Archery @ Willowbrook Park

Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
NYC Park’s bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. This program is a beginner’s introduction to the sport of archery. Ages 8 and older. Please note: Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers’ Event Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 5.
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Learn To Ride @ Conference House Park

Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bring a bike and a helmet for this free, fun event for children ages five or older! Show your kids how to ride a two-wheeler. *Parents must ensure that the bicycle fits their child and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function). The child must be able to rest his or her feet flat on the ground while sitting on the bicycle seat. Training wheels should be removed in advance and tires should be inflated until they are hard.
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Learn To Ride a Bicycle Conference House Park @ Conference House Park

Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bring a bike and a helmet for this free, fun event for children ages five or older! Show your kids how to ride a two-wheeler. *Parents must ensure that the bicycle fits their child and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function). The child must be able to rest his or her feet flat on the ground while sitting on the bicycle seat. Training wheels should be removed in advance and tires should be inflated until they are hard.
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Saturday Zoofaris

Jun 15 @ 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#
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Big Picnic 2019

Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
You and your family will love games, crafts, live entertainment, food, and more at the second annual BIG PICNIC at Snug Harbor! Bring your picnic basket and a blanket on June 15, 2019 from 12-4 PM.
Your ticket will get you access to the main event, plus entry to all your favorite museums, galleries, and gardens during their normal operating hours. The Big Picnic is presented in partnership with Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum.
WHERE: Gazebo Lawn
ADMISSION: $5 in advance | $8 at the door | Groups of 8 or more are encouraged to register in advance
BUY TICKETS HERE
Big Picnic 2019 rain date: Sat, June 22.
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New Dorp Arts Series – This is New Dorp Talk W/Pat Salmon @ New Dorp Branch

Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join prominent historian Patricia Salmon for a great afternoon! From a quiet farming community that was settled circa 1671, to a thriving business area and suburb, New Dorp has realized many changes. During a PowerPoint and discussion, we will look at the people, places, and events that have influenced the community including the Revolutionary War, the Vanderbilt Family, sporting activities, the Moravian Church, and the beachfront resorts and communities that thrived along the shoreline. Local landmarks to be highlighted include the Gustave Mayer House, the New Dorp Lighthouse, the historic Elm Tree Light, the Vanderbilt Cemetery and Mausoleum, The Lane theater and former historic structures that once stood in New Dorp. Pat Salmon History Funded by Steven Matteo, Corey Johnson and NYC Department of Small Business Services.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2487036904660501/
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Drag Queen Story Hour

Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art, activism and the achievements of members of the LGBTQ+ community will be part of Gay Pride Month programs at the Staten Island Children’s Museum in June. Visitors will get to experience a variety of fun art sessions, cooking classes, and special workshops exploring gender identity and inclusion for all.
Visitors will hear a story, make crafts, sing, dance and celebrate the beauty of just being themselves. It’s part of the “Big Picnic at Snug Harbor” day of special programs – visit snug-harbor.org to learn more.
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Archery with NYC Parks Urban Parks Rangers

Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This program is a beginner’s introduction to the sport of archery. Ages 8 and older. Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers’ Event Registration page: https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers?utm_source=City+Parks+Foundation&utm_campaign=d58ccc8c02-.

Registration opens on Wednesday, June 5.
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Tai Chi class Tibetan Museum

Jun 15 @ 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
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Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series HIstoric Richmondtown Staten Island @ Historic Richmond Town

Jun 15 @ 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!
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Trail Running Greenbelt Nature Center Staten Island

Jun 15 @ 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
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Movies Under the Stars: Mary Poppins Returns @ School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park)

Jun 15 @ 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. Mary Poppins returns during Michael’s most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. 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!
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Movies Under the Stars: Thor @ Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

Jun 15 @ 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 (Chris Hemsworth) battles a force to sent to destroy Earth after being banished from Asgard for fanning the flames of an ancient conflict. 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!
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Observing: Lincoln Center

Jun 15 @ 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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June 16 Sun 2019

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

Jun 16 @ 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.
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NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park @ Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

Jun 16 @ 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.
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The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Bug Club explores the anatomy, life cycles, and the natural history of the bugs through engaging activities, excursions in the Greenbelt, and live demos. For ages 5+. Schedule: May 19: Welcome Junior Entomologists May 26: Spiders & Their Kind June 2: Insect Illustrations June 16: Build Insect Hotels
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Birding Staten Island Urban Park Rangers @ Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)

Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair of binoculars.
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The National Lighthouse Museum presents “The Great Staten Island Father’s Day Lighthouse Boat Tour and MORE!”

Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Journey up the Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill waterways, over to Raritan Bay and Princes’s Bay Staten Island’s southern shore… To the Narrows which contain important history critical to NYC’s development and to its maritime life: Sailor’s Snug Harbor, the Caddell’s Shipyard and Repair Facilities at Port Richmond, Mariners Harbor, Port Ivory, Rossville, and view the EERIE site of the Ship’s Graveyard Tottenville, Prince’s Bay and Seguine’s Point . There are New Jersey maritime, commercial and industrial sites located along the Kill Van Kull and Arthur Kill, Bayonne, Elizabeth, Linden, Carteret and historic Perth Amboy, which overlooks the beautiful Raritan Bay. A journey by boat circumnavigating Staten Island is a MUST!
Bridges under which our boat passes include the recently renovated Bayonne, the restored Vertical Lift Railroad Bridge, the all new Goethals Bridge, the Outerbridge Crossing and the Verrazzano Narrows.
Lighthouses described and seen on this exciting tour include: Robbin’s Reef, Great Beds, Prince’s Bay, Staten Island’s Rear Range, (site of the Old Orchard Shoals Lighthouse destroyed by Sandy in 2012), New Dorp, Elmtree Beacon and the Battery Weed Light of Fort Wadsworth.
Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2019 11 am to 2 pm Leaving from Pier 1 adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, St. George, (adjacent to the FREE Staten Island Ferry) Staten Island NY 10301

Adults $62 Seniors $52 Children under 10 $42
For Information/Reservations: Lighthousemuseum.org info@Lighthousemuseum.org Tel.# 718 390 0040
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Staten Island Museum: Access Art for All – Sunday Art Studios Reception Sunday

Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Students aged 14 – 24 and their families can visit the Museum to enjoy a display of collage art made by teens and young adults as part of Access Art for All. The artwork will be displayed in the Staten Island Museum’s Barker Welfare Classroom throughout June, and at the GRACE Foundation in Summer 2019. Sunday Art Studios is part of Access Art for All, a programmatic partnership with the Staten Island Children’s Museum, Staten Island Zoo, and the GRACE Foundation of NY, with support from a CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Adults: $8, Students/Seniors: $5 (Includes admission to the museum)
Staten Island Museum (Bldg A)
Space is limited–register in advance here

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