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  1. NYC schools closed

    February 8
    February 8, 2016  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    NYC Department of Education
    Mayor Bill de Blasio designated the Asian celebration of Lunar New Year as an official city holiday. The city school system will be closed on Lunar New Year.
  2. Toddler Time

    February 8 @ 10:00 am
    February 8, 2016  |  10:00 am - 10:00 am
    South Beach Library
    Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
  3. All Join In!

    February 8 @ 11:00 am
    February 8, 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.
  4. Toddler Story Time

    February 8 @ 11:00 am
    February 8, 2016  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Great Kills Library
  5. Pre-School Stories

    February 8 @ 11:15 am
    February 8, 2016  |  11:15 am - 11:15 am
    West New Brighton Library
    Join us for stories new and old, rhymes and a related activity.
  6. Baby Space!

    February 8 @ 11:45 am
    February 8, 2016  |  11:45 am - 11:45 am
    Stapleton Library
    Come for playtime, stories, and songs for babies and their caregivers.
  7. Welcome the Year of the Monkey

    February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 8, 2016  |  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Staten Island Zoo
    As we celebrate Chinese New Year at the zoo, primates will be featured by creating enrichment items, hosting keeper talks & training demos, and monkey themed crafts and games.
  8. Happy Lunar New Year!

    February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 8, 2016  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Celebrate the Year of the Monkey wiht traditional dancers from the NY Chinese Cultural Center.
  9. Wii Gaming

    February 8 @ 2:30 pm
    February 8, 2016  |  2:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Join us for an afternoon of fun and video games, as kids are able to play each other on Nintendo Wii!
  10. Teen PASS Program

    February 8 @ 3:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    February 8, 2016  |  3:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Faber Park
    When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th – 8th graders. We create a safe
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