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  1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    March 1 @ 12:00 pm
    March 1, 2015  |  12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
    Forest Ave & Hart Blvd
    The 51-year-old parade begins in West Brighton at Forest’s intersection with Hart Boulevard.
  2. Reed’s Basket Willow Park

    March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    March 1, 2015  |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Reed's Basket Willow Swamp
    Discover this hidden natural park in Dongan Hills. We’ll visit the three bodies of water in the park and stroll through the woodlands. Although none of Reed’s basket willow still grow near the swamp from which the park gets its
  3. Art Studio

    March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    March 1, 2015  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    The museum will provide materials, you provide the imagination!
  4. Black History Month reading & walk

    March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    March 1, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Clay Pit Ponds
    Join us for a reading from a novel by an African writer in celebration of Black History Month, followed by a children’s story. Afterwards, join us for a walk in the woods, weather permitting. Registration opens two weeks prior to
  5. All Join In!

    March 2 @ 11:00 am
    March 2, 2015  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Stapleton Library
    Stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.
  6. Toddler Story Time

    March 2 @ 11:00 am
    March 2, 2015  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Great Kills Library
    Pre-registration is required.
  7. Baby Space

    March 2 @ 11:45 am
    March 2, 2015  |  11:45 am - 11:45 am
    Stapleton Library
    Come for playtime, stories, and songs for babies and their caregivers.
  8. Teen Cafe Remixed

    March 2 @ 2:00 pm - March 3 @ 4:00 pm
    March 2, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Play your favorite games on the PS3 and the Wii. Come hang out with your friends! You can bring your snacks, soda, coffee, homework, iPod. Check out a laptop and browse the internet!
  9. Wii Gaming

    March 2 @ 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
    March 2, 2015  |  2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Join us for an afternoon of fun and video games playing Nintendo Wii!
  10. Read Aloud

    March 2 @ 4:00 pm
    March 2, 2015  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Huguenot Library
What's New
Double Blessings: What It’s Like Having Twins


This past June, my husband and I learned that we would be expecting twins in the first weeks of 2015. As a mom of a 3-year-old singleton, the experience with my twin pregnancy has differed greatly from my earlier pregnancy

Baby Teeth

Smiling child girl brushing teeth in bathroom

Teaching your child good oral hygiene habits early can lead to a lifelong healthy smile, but did you know that just because babies don’t have any visible teeth doesn’t mean they can’t get cavities? A baby’s 20 primary teeth are

Host a Memorable First Communion Party


Receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist is a momentous event in a young Christian’s life, marking one of the first steps he or she takes in individual faith formation. Children who receive the Eucharist are further initiated into the church

Procedures for Staten Island Public School Closings in the Case of Emergency Conditions

school closings

The New York City Department of Education will continue to make every effort to keep schools open on days of inclement weather. Parents should use their own discretion as to whether they will permit their children to travel to school

Kindergarten Admission and Application Process


If you live in New York City and your child is turning five years old in 2015, your child should begin kindergarten in September 2015. New York City families can apply to kindergarten online, over-the-phone, or in person at a

Has your child ever been rushed to the hospital? Here at RUMC, we know how scary it can be, and we are here for you.