WEEKEND EVENTS ON STATEN ISLAND (1/30-2/3/19)

Posted by Joan Coogan on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 8:43am

Did you register your child for the Zimmer Club’s 2019 Winter Youth, accompany your teen to the Staten Island NAACP 9th Annual HBCU Experience College Fair 2019, enroll in one of the classes at Staten Island MakerSpace or attend the Exhibit Opening of the “Sons and Daughters of Italy: The Fashions and Faces of the Regions of Italy” at the Garibaldi-Meuicci Museum?  

Whatever you did, after the extremely low temperatures rose to 29 degrees, did you feel like you were warm again?  I actually wore long-johns to warm these old bones last week--something I haven't done in many years.  It was a relief for a brief moment as we anticipate snow, ice, etc. this week!

I participated in a Paper Crafting class at the H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park with the affable and talented Stephanie Parello instructing the class on the “ins and outs” of paper weaving techniques.  While the 8 year old participant finished the first art piece in no time (putting the adults to shame) the second free-style craft took a little more patience that the adults seemed to excel in!  Nevertheless, I accomplished something quite pretty in terms of color and composition. The class takes place on Saturday from 2-2:30.  To register for this class and/or receive updates, email Stephanie.Parello@parks.nyc.gov. Below are photos of our masterpieces along with the snowflakes on the windows from a previous workshop. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Exhibit Opening of the “Sons and Daughters of Italy: The Fashions and Faces of the Regions of Italy” was delightful with "Portraits by William Castello and Biographies by Marianna Randazzo". The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum was the home of Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone, and a refuge to Giuseppe Garibaldi, the legendary hero who championed the unification of Italy. The Museum's mission is to preserve the legacies of these men and to promote understanding of the Italian-American heritage through cultural, artistic and educational Programs and classes.  Visit Garibaldimeuccimuseum.org for more information and events.  Following are photos from the opening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On Wednesday, 1/30 from 10-1, Women4Changes, Inc. invite you to a workshop, “Small Business Assistance” presented by the BCB Community Bank at the St. George Library, 5 Central Ave.  You will learn about business checking, commercial business loans, lines of credit and preparing a business plan.  For registration and more info, call Luz Sosa at 917-605-1037, email women4changes1@gmail.com and/or visit www.women4changes.org.

Participate in a Bird and Nature Walk on Wednesday from 10-12 at Great Kills Park, Hylan Blvd. & Buffalo St. to search for wintering waterfowl and open country birds. Meet at the north end of the big parking lot ¾ mile in from Hylan Blvd.

On Wednesday from 1:30-3:30, Senator Diane Savino will sponsor a Property Tax Exemption and Rent Freeze Enrollment Event in partnership with the NYC Department of Finance (NYC DOF) to assist eligible homeowners in applying for property tax exemptions to lower their property tax bill and assist Seniors and people with disabilities to apply for SCRIE or DRIE to keep rent from increasing. This FREE event will be held at Arrochar Senior Center, 44 Bionia Ave. The NYC DOF will be able to answer questions about various property tax exemptions and accept new and renewal applications. For details on eligibility and documents to bring, call and RSVP at (718) 727-9406.

Come to the Stapleton Library, 132 Canal St. on Wednesday STEM Day at 4 and have a blast exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and math! Good for ages 5-11.

The Tottenville Library, 7430 Amboy Rd welcomes fans of all ages to “If You Build It” LEGO Club for Kids on Wednesday at 4.  Create your own LEGO masterpiece! Space is limited; first come, first served.

Join Councilwoman Debi Rose on Wednesday from 6:30-8 for a Tenant, Home Owner and Landlord Resource Fair with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) and multiple city agencies at the Staten Island Museum Auditorium at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terr. One-on-one assistance will be available on issues including eviction protection, property tax exemptions, home repair/improvement loans, housing discrimination rules and much more.

Come to the West New Brighton Library, 976 Castleton Ave. on Thursday, 1/31 at 11:15 for Bouncing Babies--playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers. 

On Thursday from 5-7, Senator Andrew J. Lanza  will sponsor a Property Tax Exemption and Rent Freeze Enrollment Event in partnership with the New York City Department of Finance (NYC DOF) to assist eligible homeowners in applying for property tax exemptions to lower their property tax bill and assist Seniors and people with disabilities to apply for SCRIE or DRIE to keep rent from increasing. This FREE event will be held at JCC of Staten Island, 1466 Manor Rd.  The NYC DOF will be able to answer questions about various property tax exemptions and accept new and renewal applications.  For details on eligibility and documents to bring, call and RSVP at (718) 984-4073.  

On Thursday from 6:30-7:30, North Shore Assemblyman Charles D. Fall will host a Town Hall Meeting at P.S. 18, 221 Broadway. Come make your views known, share your concerns and meet the Assemblyman and his staff.  Open to the public. For further details and to RSVP, contact 718-442-9932 or jacksone@nyassembly.gov.

Bring your baby to an interactive program, Baby Rhyme Time, with simple books, gentle movement and songs at the New Dorp Library, 309 New Dorp Ln. on Friday 2/1 at 10:30.  Meet other babies and caregivers in your neighborhood. 

Visit the Caribbean through your taste buds at ShopRite Kidz Cook, on Friday from 3-5 at the SI Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terr. Free with admission.

A Librarian at the Richmondtown Library, 200 Clarke Ave. will share favorite picture books, providing children ages 3+ with the Wonder of Books and the Joy of Reading at Family Story Time on Friday at 4.

Join your friends at Everything Goes Café at 208 Bay St. on Friday at 8 for a performance by Loisaida, playing Bossa Nova, Samba and Brazillian with Ivan Lacina (guitar and vocals), Ron Raymond (pedal steel guitar and percussion) and Pablo Tobo (percussion and vocals), as they create a sound that is as unique as the lower East Side where they live! $5 suggested donation.

Groundhog Day takes place on Saturday 2/2 at 7 am at the Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway.  With a prediction success rate of 80%, Staten Island Chuck will once again astound with both his accuracy and affection. The ceremony begins at 7, and Chuck will predict at 7:30.  Admission is free. The Patrick Raftery Rock-a-Silly Band and the P.S. 29 chorus will entertain.

Learn Survival Skills 3: Emergency First Aid on Saturday at 9 at the Zimmer Club, 4411 Arthur Kill Rd.  What do you do before help arrives? (NYC EMT Dept) at 11, SI Drug Overdose Team at 11:30, NYFD Home Safety Unit (SI District Attorney Mike McMahon).  Good for ages 8-17.

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