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  1. Fall Festival at The Mount

    October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    October 23, 2016  |  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Mount Loretto
    Rides, food, and the island’s largest pumpkin patch! Free admission. Text the word MOUNT to the number 313131 for more info
  2. Reading: Staten Island Out Loud

    October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    October 23, 2016  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Alice Austen House Museum
    Featuring readings from women mystery novelists working in the hundred years between 1880-1980. For more information visit
  3. Doggie Boot Camp

    October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    October 23, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
    Learn how to walk the walk literally & “speak dog”. Socialization skills & fun while learning how to “unleash your dogs unwanted behaviors and love them to a balanced life.” A $10+ donation is encouraged to help offset the rental
  4. Japanese Culture Day 2016

    October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    October 23, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Art Lab
    Features: - Asian Arts Exhibit and Sale, - Japanese Music Performance - Japanese Dance Performance - Contemporary Original Music Dance performance based on Japanese Folk Tale “Yukimusume” (Snow Girl) - Origami Workshop
  5. Baby Space!

    October 24 @ 11:00 am
    October 24, 2016  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Stapleton Library
    Come for playtime, stories, and songs for babies and their caregivers.
  6. All Join In!

    October 24 @ 11:00 am
    October 24, 2016  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Stapleton Library
    Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.
  7. Krazy Kidz

    October 24 @ 11:30 am
    October 24, 2016  |  11:30 am - 11:30 am
    West New Brighton Library
    Join us for singing, dancing, coloring and stories. Meet other kids and their caregivers!
  8. Crafternoon

    October 24 @ 3:30 pm
    October 24, 2016  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    Come in every week for a fun and seasonal craft!
  9. Preschool Story Time

    October 24 @ 3:30 pm
    October 24, 2016  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Stories, crafts, and play time. Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time for fun, fun, fun!
  10. Family Storytime

    October 24 @ 4:00 pm
    October 24, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
    Bring the whole family and celebrate early literacy with songs, rhymes, reading and other fun activities! Families are welcome.
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