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What to do this weekend on Staten Island NYC

August 23, 24, & 25 2019

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

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

WE UPDATE OUR CALENDAR DAILY!

National Sponge Cake Day

Aug 23 all-day

Happy Sponge Cake Day!

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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

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.

Kidz Cook Staten Island Childrens Museum

Aug 23 @ 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 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

Happy Waffle Day!

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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!

It’s My Park at Westerleigh Park

Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh 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#

Art Studio

Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tai Chi class JM Tibetan Museum

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

Founder’s Day with Staten Island Philharmonic @ Gateway National Recreation Area

Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Staten Island Philharmonic at the Fort Wadsworth Overlook to help celebrate the 103rd birthday of the National Park Service. Limited seating will be provided.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2448458961886893/

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

Happy Banana Split Day!

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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.

A History of The National Parks

Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This year, the National Park Service celebrates its 103rd birthday. Explore the history of the parks with a ranger-led workshop this weekend and see what makes YOUR public lands great! Meet at the Visitor Center. For information call 718-354-4500

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.

FemaleCentric @ Hub 17 NYC

Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is the 5th installment of Female Centric. The theme this year is “Eff Your Beauty Standards” which comes complete with a mermaid fashion show, market place, visual art, musical performances, and so much more. Entry is $5 come out and support NYC’s female community.

https://www.facebook.com/events/884437101905633/

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

National Dog Day

Aug 26 all-day

Happy Dog Day!

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