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HOW TO GET YOUR EVENT FEATURED:  We want to Feature your Community Event!  All cultural organizations, non-profit community organizations, and city agencies wishing to submit their coming events can email their information to Info@StatenIslandNYCLiving.com

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August 16, Friday 2019

National Roller Coaster Day

Aug 16 all-day

Happy Roller Coaster Day!

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Adult Reading Practice Group

Aug 16 @ 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.

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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 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.

Kidz Cook Staten Island Childrens Museum

Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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.

August 17, Saturday 2019

National Thrift Shop Day

Aug 17 all-day

Happy Thrift Shop Day!

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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

Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Lie in our Meadow and draw the clouds!

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

Art Studio

Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/406305553429533/

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.

August 18, Sunday 2019

National Fajita Day

Aug 18 all-day

Happy Fajita Day!

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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

Art Studio

Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.