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Upcoming Events

  1. Winter Animal Adaptations

    February 18  |  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Staten Island Zoo

    Join us at the Staten Island Zoo in a special program for families affected by ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders). The day will allow guests to participate in fun and engaging crafts as well as sensory friendly activities exploring how animals

  2. President’s Day Workshop

    February 18  |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    SI Children’s Museum

    Kehinde Wiley painted Barack Obama's official portrait. Create your own portrait and see somo of Kehinde's work. $5 museum admission all day.

  3. State Theatre New Jersey’s Family Day Festival

    February 18  |  10:30 am - 3:00 pm
    State Theatre New Jersey

    At State Theatre New Jersey’s annual Family Day festival, families can spend the school-day holiday enjoying performances, workshops, and hands on activities, plus costumed characters, face painting, balloon animals, games, a photo booth,  food, and more. The day-long festival spreads

  4. Lego Free Play

    February 18  |  5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
  5. Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group

    February 18  |  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Christopher’s Reason Recovery Center

    If you know or are living with someone who appears to have a substance abuse problem, come talk and listen. The goal of this group will be substance abuse education, referral sources, support family and friends. Hosted by Christopher's Reason

  6. Tot Time Tuesdays

    February 19  |  10:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Clay Pit Ponds Visitors Center

    Learn about a new plant or animal each week during this indoor play group. Story time starts at 10:30 am followed by a short hike at 11:00 am, weather permitting. Best for ages 0-3.

  7. School’s Out; We’re In: The President and War Horses

    February 19  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    Greenbelt Nature Center

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Trot on over to the Greenbelt Nature Center for a lesson on our Presidents’ horses and real life war horses from American history. Weather permitting, we will meet a real NYC Parks horse. Ages 6+. Free.  Registration required.

  8. Toddler Storytime

    February 19  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    South Beach Library

    Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served basis.

  9. Preschool Picassos — Scratch Art

    February 19  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Great Kills Library
  10. Future of Fashion

    February 19  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    SI Children’s Museum

    Create paper dolls in celebration of fashion week and see the work of stylist André Leon Talley and model Duckie Thot. Pick up a timed ticket at the front desk.

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Sandy Ground: A Piece of African-American History in Staten Island

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