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What to do this WEEKEND Staten Island NYC August 2, 3 & 4 2019

National Coloring Book Day

Aug 2 all-day

Happy Coloring Book Day!

Impress your friends and Learn More

Coast Guard Day 2019 @ U.S. Coast Guard New York

Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sector New York will be celebrating the Coast Guard’s 227th Birthday
Friday, August 2th 2019 at Fort Wadsworth. The event start time is 10 am and end time is 3pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1218830464944342/

Discover Fort Tompkins

Aug 2 @ 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)

Aug 2 @ 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.

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

Aug 2 @ 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

Aug 2 @ 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 2 @ 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.

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Harlem Quartet @ Bryant Park

Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Stunning virtuosity and a passionate dedication to advancing diversity in classical music make the Harlem Quartet one of the most exciting ensembles of our day. The ensemble has been praised by The Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music” and by The New York Times for its “panache.” The quartet was founded in 2006 by the Sphinx Organization, a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. After the Harlem Quartet inspires you, experience another great ensemble—the Sphinx Virtuosi—on Friday, October 11 at Carnegie Hall, as they explore works by minority composers.

Performers
Harlem Quartet
·· Ilmar Gavilán, Violin
·· Melissa White, Violin
·· Jaime Amador, Viola
·· Felix Umansky, Cello

Program
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G Minor
WILLIAM BOLCOM Three Rags for String Quartet
“A Night in Tunisia”
GABRIELA LENA FRANK “Milagros”
“Countdown” (arr. John Patitucci and Harlem Quartet)
GUIDO LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN “Cuarteto en Guaguancó”
STRAYHORN BILLY STRAYHORN “Take the ‘A’ Train”

https://www.facebook.com/events/1306912389468543/

Tavern Terrace Outdoor Concert Series

Aug 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 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.

Stargazing @Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park

Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for stargazing at the waterfront on Pier 1 – see the planets and stars through our hi-power telescopes

Observing: Carl Schurz Park NYC

Aug 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Observing: Carl Schurz Park NYC

The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York hosts observing sessions, free and open to the public, one Friday night each month from April through October at Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan. Carl Schurz Park is located along East End Avenue at the end of East 86th Street. The park has a lovely view of a lot of sky above the East River, Roosevelt Island, Queens, and the Queensborough and Triborough bridges.

We meet on the park esplanade (John Finley Walk), overlooking the East River. The 86th Street entrance to the park is the closest to where we set up, though that entrance requires climbing stairs to reach the esplanade. One may enter the park at many other points, including 87th or 88th streets, thereby avoiding the stairs.

We encourage anyone wishing to bring a telescope or binoculars to do so, but it is not required. You are more than welcome to look through ours.

For more information, visit: https://www.aaa.org/observing/carl-schurz-park/

Observing: Floyd Bennett Field

Aug 2 @ 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 cancelled 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

Aug 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Hunter's Point Park

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.

AUG 3 Sat 2019

Free, Dragon boat Festival 2019
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 11:00 am

More info

http://www.hkdbf-ny.org/

Dragon boat festival
August 3 – 4, 2019
8 miles east
Watch 170 dragon-boat teams compete on Meadows Lake, and enjoy music, dance, martial arts, folk art, and Chinese food at Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. Free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2160208130699181/

Gardening and Beach Cleanup @ Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Saturday Morning Walks

Aug 3 @ 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

Aug 3 @ 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

Aug 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

Aug 3 @ 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.

Art & Architecture Tours Available: June 8, 22 | July 6, 20 | August 3, 17, 31 | September 14, 28

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://snugharbor.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S1H00000SdwlZUAR
Tours begin at 11:00 AM
Meet at Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9

https://www.facebook.com/events/325214871738416/?event_time_id=325214885071748

Family Art Workshop: Marker Monoprints @ Staten Island Museum

Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission
Register in advance. Space is limited.

Monoprinting is a simple printmaking process where ink is transferred directly from the plate to paper. Washable markers, pen, ink, and Plexiglas will be used to create original works of art in this fun and simple workshop designed to introduce guests to the principles of printmaking.

Taught by artist and educator Janet Gonzalez.

Janet Gonzalez’s artistic practice has always centered around linework, textures, and the physicality of art. Whether she uses a paintbrush or texture from an existing object, or experiments by letting her colors puddle and dry, texture has always been at the forefront of her artwork. The process itself is an adventure. Janet attended the College of Staten Island where she got her BS in graphic design and minored in studio art. She also interned at Manhattan Graphics Center where she continued to immerse herself in the art of printmaking.

Supported in part by Richmond County Savings Foundation

https://www.facebook.com/events/2503014899742747/

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

Aug 3 @ 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.

Snug Harbor Garden Tour: Tropical Border @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

Aug 3 @ 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.

On the Tropical Border Tour, explore the Tropical Border, a stunning path lined with colorful and exotic plants like banana trees, hibiscus, monkey puzzle trees, and more!

Excited to learn more? Stick around for the Luscious Tropical Plants Workshop from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM!

Come back each month for a different garden experience:
White Garden and Perennial Garden Tour: June 8, 22
Snug Harbor Garden Tour: Perennial Garden & Glass House: July 6, 20
Snug Harbor Garden Tour: Tropical Border: August 3, 17, 31
Snug Harbor Garden Tour: New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden: September 14, 28

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://snugharbor.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S1H00000Se01gUAB
Tours begin at 2:00 PM
Meet at Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9

BONUS: Take a Snug Harbor Garden Tour or Heritage Farm Tour, and get a coupon good for $2 off general admission to the Staten Island Museum through Sept 29, 2019 (special events excluded).

https://www.facebook.com/events/374991320039917/?event_time_id=374991326706583

Talk with Pat Salmon: Institutionalized on Staten Island @ Alice Austen House Museum

Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a talk by Staten Island historian Pat Salmon. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Staten Island was viewed as a healing environment for the ill and those who could not care for themselves. But there was also a darker side. Off-island residents sometimes saw the island as a distant location for those with contagious diseases or for those viewed as outcasts. For these and other reasons the Quarantine station, seaman’s retreat, “Old Ladies’ Home”, Richmond county Almshouse (later the Farm Colony), Nursery and Children’s Hospital, Sea View Hospital and others were established to house those “who required separation”.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2022604694503792/

Tai Chi class

Aug 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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

ConSoul – All Age Video Game Big Band @ Search Party Studio

Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ConSoul is a video game music big band based in NYC that recently won a G.A.N.G. award

Since 2015, the band has performed all around NYC at venues like Subrosa, New Blue, Sunnyvale, and Williamsburg Music Center as well as at MAGfest (Maryland), the Long Island Expo, and (school name) (Lancaster, PA). We have shared the stage with Kris Maddigan and individually worked with the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

The band was formed when the band members/gamers, were imagining what would Glen Miller, Duke Ellington and other classic big band era greats would be playing (pun intended) if they lived today.
We bring a fresh and fun new take on video game music playing favorites such at the Super Mario Bro’s theme, megalovania, Dragonborn, Tetris, Sonic, and many other fan-favorite tunes. Video games have been around for more than 40 years and our music is loved and enjoyed by audiences of all ages!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2374938706125432/

Observing: Lincoln Center NYC

Aug 3 @ 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.

Observing: Pier 1 Summer on the Hudson

Aug 3 @ 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.

Observing: Great Kills STATEN ISLAND NYC

Aug 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Observing: Great Kills STATEN ISLAND NYC

One Saturday each month (except in winter), the Staten Island Chapter of the AAA hosts public stargazing in Gateway Great Kills National Park, off Hylan Boulevard on the south shore of Staten Island.

For directions and more information, visit the AAA Great Kills Observing website.

Observing: Brooklyn Museum Plaza

Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Amateur Astronomers Association stargazes on the Brooklyn Museum Plaza on the first Saturday evening of the month from April through November, except for September.
For more information, visit the AAA Brooklyn Museum Plaza Observing site.

AUG 4 Sun 2019

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Aug 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 Bike Tour @ Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)

Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Bike through Brookfield Park while enjoying the vistas and nature. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet and will learn about biking protocol in NYC Parks. Please note: Participants are chosen by lottery. To register for this event, please visit the Urban Park Ranger Registration page. Registration begins on Wednesday, July 24 and ends Saturday, July 27.

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

Aug 4 @ 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.

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

Aug 4 @ 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.

The Poetry of Audre Lorde

Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The poet Audre Lorde made her home on Staten Island.
Staten Island OutLOUD celebrates the life and work of this pioneering writer with readings and a stroll through her neighborhood, along St Pauls Avenue.
Free. Wear comfortable shoes. Rain or shine; if it rains, we’ll meet at Victory Blvd & St Pauls Ave, but we’ll stroll to a nearby indoor venue.

Co-hosted by Staten Island OutLOUD & Island poet Thomas Fucaloro of NYSAI Press

Special thanks to the Audre Lorde Estate for permission to present this afternoon’s readings of Ms. Lorde’s poetry.

https://www.facebook.com/events/482545878956439/

Campfire Great Kills Beach Staten Island

Aug 4 @ 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.