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  1. Brunch with Santa

    December 16
    December 16, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Harvest Cafe
    Call for time and reservations
  2. Nutcracker 2017 with Staten Island Ballet

    December 16 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
    December 16, 2017  |  2:00 am - 5:00 pm
    College of Staten Island
    Sat. December 16 at 2pm & 5pm Sun. December 17 at 2pm & 5pm Click here for more information or call 718-980-0500
  3. NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days

    December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    December 16, 2017  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Snug Harbor Cultural Center
    Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring
  4. Annual Wreath Making

    December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    December 16, 2017  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Interpretive Center
    Create a holiday wreath using fresh greens. Please RSVP
  5. Super Science Saturdays: Invent It!

    December 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    December 16, 2017  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    Let your imagination take over. Use unconventional materials to make a new creation. Supported in part by TD Bank and Richmond County Savings Foundation.
  6. Music & Movement

    December 16 @ 11:00 am
    December 16, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    New Dorp Library
  7. Homework Help

    December 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    December 16, 2017  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.

  8. River Rose and the Magical Christmas Storytime

    December 16 @ 11:00 am
    December 16, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Barnes & Noble
    It’s Christmas Eve and River Rose wants to stay up all night to hand-deliver a note to Santa, but she and her dog fall asleep only to find they’ve been swept off on another magical adventure. Activities to follow.
  9. Holiday Craft

    December 16 @ 11:00 am
    December 16, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Huguenot Library
  10. Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

    December 16 @ 11:00 am
    December 16, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Blue Heron Nature Center
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