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  1. Evening Fireworks at South Beach

    July 1
    July 1, 2015  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    The Vanderbilt at South Beach
    Rain dates will be the following Sunday, unless otherwise announced.
  2. Girl Scout Introductory program

    July 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    July 1, 2015  |  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Bethel United Methodist Church
    Join us for a Girl Scout Introductory program! Open to non-registered girls and includes Girl Scout Membership, 3 weeks of fun activities, supplies, smiles, and giggles too! Pre-registration is required. Contact Ronni Ettinger 212-645-4000/347-939-9964
  3. Baby Time

    July 1 @ 10:30 am
    July 1, 2015  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    South Beach Library
  4. Heroes on Camera Workshop

    July 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    July 1, 2015  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    St. George Library
    Pre-registration required.
  5. Clay Day

    July 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    July 1, 2015  |  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and getting in touch with your tactile side.
  6. Art Lab

    July 1 @ 2:00 pm
    July 1, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Join us for a fun art activity.
  7. Heroes on Camera

    July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    July 1, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Kick off your summer with the International Center of Photography’s Heroes on Camera Workshops! During the session, teens will use cameras supplied by the NYPL to learn the basics of digital photography and capture their unique perspectives. The artwork will
  8. Create Your Own Super Hero

    July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    July 1, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Stapleton Library
    Kids will explore the stories and images of Superheroes from cultures across the globe and identify the characteristics of their favorite ones. Kids will then create their own Superheroes, each with a unique backstory, logos/insignias designed, and personal capes constructed.
  9. Crafternoons

    July 1 @ 2:00 pm
    July 1, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Dongan Hills Library
  10. PreRobotics

    July 1 @ 2:00 pm
    July 1, 2015  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    Students in will enjoy experimenting with science while they learn to build playful motorized creations with LEGO®. Kids will be in awe to see their motorized creations come to life!
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