WEEKEND EVENTS ON STATEN ISLAND (10/2-10/6/19)

Posted by Joan Coogan on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 9:54am

Did you visit Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan Park this week and/or volunteer to help maintain the Sandy Memorial Garden in New Dorp Beach Park, try your hand at Fastnet Observational Drawing Workshop at Freshkills Park, bring the toddlers to Changing Color STEM Program, participate in the Out of the Darkness Walk, or clean out the basement, attic, garage and take advantage of the Staten Island SAFE Disposal Event at Midland Beach?

The 49th Annual Fence Show at Snug Harbor was a hit! Following are photos from this event.

 

 

The deadline for submitting a photo of you and your pet for the 3rd Annual Protecting Our Pets’ Calendar Photo Contest, sponsored by the District Attorney of Richmond County, is Friday, 10/4. Winning photos will showcase both owner and pet in the calendar. The contest is open to all residents of Staten Island. Photos can be submitted by email to: contest@rcda,nyc.gov or mailed to 130 Stuyvesant Pl., Staten Island, NY 10301, attention: Community Partnership Unit. Entries must include the pet owner’s name, the pet’s name, pet’s age, pet owner’s address, email address and phone number. Winners will receive multiple copies of the calendar to proudly display in their homes and workplaces.

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Participate in Adult Afternoon Hikes: Walker Pond on Wednesday, 10/2 from 1:303:30. Enjoy the picturesque views of each park, as we point out a few of the unique features that make each park special. The pace of the hike will be determined by the pace of the group. Good for ages 18+. 

Children ages 2-8 can participate in Poco a Poco: Spanish Language Playgroup on Wednesday from 3-4 at the Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terr. Conducted in Spanish, this program offers children a fun way to learn about Latin American culture through music, crafts, storytelling and more! Admission is FREE to the Museum from 3-4 on Wednesdays. All are welcome! Presentado en español, este programa ofrece a los niños de 2 a 8 años una oportunidad aprender por medio de los cuentos, el arte, las manualidadades, y mucho más. Los días miércoles, desde las 3–4. Entrada gratis.

For kids ages 5-11, come and have a blast exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math at STEAM Day on Wednesday from 4-5 at the Stapleton Library, 132 Canal St.

Are you tired of your daily frustrating commuting issues? Congressman Max Rose is holding a Commuter Town Hall meeting on Wednesday at 7 at the JCC, 1466 Manor Rd. to discuss your commuting issues "to bring the city, the state, and the federal government together in the same room so the people of Staten Island and South Brooklyn can hold all of us accountable and work together to end our commuting nightmares". ‪ Please RSVP here: https://maxrose.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=15

The SIEDC Health & Wellness Expo, sponsored by the Staten Island Economic Development Corp. will take place on Thursday 10/3 from 9-4 at the The Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island, 1100 South Ave. The Expo is a day-long event showcasing seminars, exhibitors, medical screenings, fitness and healthy food demonstrations that are free and open to the public. The SIEDC Health & Wellness Expo is the only event of its kind in the borough and is expected to attract over 2,500 people and over 100 vendors.

Join the new Great Kills Youth Tech Club on Thursday from 3:30-4:30 at the Great Kills Library, 56 Giffords Ln. Every Thursday we will explore new technology, including 3D printing, 3D pens, Hummingbird Robotics Kits, Osmo Genius Kits, Google Chromebooks, and so much more. Good for Ages 8 & up.

Bring the kiddies to Bessie’s Big Shot on Friday 10/4 from 4-4:45 at Walker Park, Davis Ave. Bessie the cow dreams of joining the circus. But can she lift more than Ziegfried, the strongest man in the world? Fly on the trapeze high above the crowd? Come root Bessie on in this variety show as she attempts the impossible and searches for her special talents.

Attend the Artisan Market Pop Up X Made in NYC Week on Saturday 10/5 from 8-2 at the St. George Greenmarket, Grow NYC, St. Mark’s Pl. for a day of shopping local handcrafted products and fresh green market goodies! Van Duzer Artisan Market is a traveling marketplace, based in Staten Island selling locally handcrafted goods, gifts and vintage finds! Be inspired by the creativity, collaboration and craftsmanship in the Staten Island community and stop by for hands-on workshops and to supporting local NYC artisan goods. Van Duzer Artisan Market is a proud partner of Made in NYC Week 2019.

The SI CASA Walk for Recovery, hosted by Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA), 444 St Marks Pl. takes place on Saturday from 8:30-12 at Parking Lot 9 at Greeley Ave. in Midland Beach. The walk will help raise awareness on substance use disorder, celebrate those in recovery, and remember those we've lost. The walk is sponsored by the Staten Island Council for Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. A light breakfast will be served.

Your children can participate in DIY Kids Workshop–Fire Plane on Saturday from 9-12 during Fire & Safety Month. With a little help, you can learn to use a screwdriver to connect everything you’ll need to become airborne.  You’ll be able to attach the wings, landing gear, adjust the tail fin, decorate the propellers with stickers and be ready to fly.  All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times.  All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Register at https://www.homedepot.com/workshops/#change_store

Join the Urban Park Rangers and discover some fun and interesting facts of the Secret Life of Squirrels on Saturday from 11-12:30 at Deere Park, Staten Island Blvd. and Shields Pl. If you’ve spent any time in a NYC park, chances are you have spotted an eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). These tree-dwelling animals have become something of an unofficial mascot for the city’s parks by nature of their visibility. They can often be seen leaping through wooded areas, chasing other squirrels around tree trunks, or perched on park benches nibbling on nuts and seeds.

Attend Councilwoman Debi Rose’s Community Fair on Saturday from 11-3 at Tappen Park, Bay St. Live performances, DJ, free bike helmets, zoo animals, NYPD rock wall, face painting, food for sale, community honorees, STEAM wagon, games, activities, arts and crafts, health resources — and much more!

Pumpkin Festival takes place on Saturday from 12-5 at Willowbrook Park where the prettiest pumpkins will prevail in our patch!  Meet the horses from NYC Parks Equine unit, learn all about the benefits of planting native plant species in your garden from the Staten Island Native Plant Society and many more fun activities and opportunities! Music with Patrick will perform near the pumpkin patch at 2. Bring a cushion to sit upon if you like. Please note: the Carousel will close for the season on Columbus Day, Monday, 10/14.

New Dorp Beach Community will host a Flea Market at Cpl. Allan F. Kivlehan Park parking lot, Cedar Grove Ave. and Center Pl. on Saturday from 12-5.  Raindate is Sunday 10/6.  

Grab your friends and family and come to Oktoberfest on The Plaza at the Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave. on Saturday from 2-5. Pose for photos, dance to music, enjoy festive snack and drink specials, and celebrate with an afternoon full of activities.

The opening reception for Making Faces, the solo exhibition of the ceramics and drawings by Victoria L. Bellinger will be on Saturday from 5-8 at the Art on the Terrace Gallery, 776 Richmond Terr.  This exhibition is made possible (in part) by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Suggested donation is $5.

The Reformed Church on Staten Island, the oldest church on the North Shore, established in 1656, is holding a “Crazy History” event on Saturday 10/5 and Sunday, 10/6 from 1-5 which will include reenactments of historic heroes and former Staten Islanders who are noted for their contributions to the community. The two-day event will include tours of the Reformed Church, 54 Port Richmond Ave., a stroll through the cemetery, a vintage photo booth, activities for children, a genealogy desk and a tour of where “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” filmed in and around the church. Food, drinks and raffles will be available for purchase. For more information, visit olddutchchurchnyc.org or call 718-442-7393.  

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we look for and learn about the variety of these small visitors during their migratory passage at Birding: Warbler Watch on Sunday 10/6 from 9-10:30 at Clove Lakes Park, 626 Clove Rd. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Attend Cathy’s Halloween FUN-anza, at the Conference House, 298 Satterlee St. on Sunday from 12-4, a fun day for the family with music, refreshment stand, face painting, activities, games and costume parade. General Admission is $5, pumpkin patch $2, haunted kitchen, $2.

The Forest Avenue Business Improvement District will host the First Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday from 2-5. Forest Ave. will be closed between Bard Ave. and Oakwood Ave. from noon to 7 p.m. (Bard Ave. will remain open to traffic.) NO tickets will be sold for food or drink; pay as you go! Each establishment will have its own enclosed seating located in the festival area. You may enjoy outdoor dining at the establishment of your choice and family and free children’s activities.

The “Made In Staten Island” Committee and Flagship Brewery, 40 Minthorne St. will host the 2019 Harvest Festival on Sunday from 12-6 to benefit ADAPT Community Network, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. This fun-filled, family event for adults and children of all ages will include over 25 artisan vendors, delicious homemade food available by our hand picked Staten Island chefs. Pumpkin activities will be available to make your own and take me home, sponsored by Max Rose for Congress. Skyz the Limit will entertain both young and old with circus arts and performances. Charlie Balloon will create one-of-a-kind creations for the kids. Urban Rangers will have an educational activity station and showcase the nature habitat of Staten Island.  Live music will entertain throughout the festival.

Want to know how to receive the GO!HEALTHY FOOD BOX?   Every Tuesday through 11/19 between 4-6 go to Goodhue Center, 304 Prospect Ave. in New Brighton, and sign up and pay $10 Cash, credit/debit and Health Bucks! (or $8 with EBT or FMNP) at least one week in advance for $30 worth of fresh local produce. Come back the next week (same time, same place) to pick up your bag and taste the weekly recipe! Take advantage of the new member and referral discount. All participants who are brand new to our program will receive $2 off of their bag. Additionally, if a new member has been referred to our program by an existing member, will also provide $2 off a bag to the existing member who made the referral. 

I welcome comments and photos at events you have attended. If you want to share events for me to post, email, text or call.

Joan Coogan

Associate Real Estate Broker

Gillani Homes

646-258-9696 – cell

 

 

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