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  1. Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

    July 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    July 4, 2015  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Westerleigh Park
    Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise.
  2. Bank of America Museums On Us

    July 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    July 4, 2015  |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    Each cardholder gets one free general admission just for being a customer!
  3. Travis 4th of July Parade

    July 4 @ 12:00 pm
    July 4, 2015  |  12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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    It’s the 105th Annual 4th of July Parade, one of the longest running annual Independance Day parades in the U.S. Featuring Navy Veteran and Parade Committee Member George Everett as our Grand Marshal. The ceremony begins on Saturday, July 4 at
  4. Independence Day Celebration

    July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    July 4, 2015  |  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Historic Richmond Town
    It’s an old-fashioned, patriotic celebration of the classic American holiday. Get your hand-churned ice cream and a pie-full of traditional fun!
  5. Declaration of Independence

    July 4 @ 12:00 pm
    July 4, 2015  |  12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
    The Conference House
    Every year, neighbors gather to read the Declaration of Independence together, and to share ideas about our nation’s founding document. We’ll also read some related historic texts, plus a few more contemporary surprises. Rain or shine! PLEASE BRING LAWNCHAIRS!
  6. Conference House Tours

    July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    July 4, 2015  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    The Conference House
    Enjoy a free tour of this historic site!
  7. Staten Island Philharmonic Sounds of Freedom 2015

    July 4 @ 6:00 pm
    July 4, 2015  |  6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Alice Austen House Museum
    Join Staten Island Philharmonic for one or more of these fun, family-friendly, FREE concerts on July 4th weekend. Our program features patriotic favorites, light classics including “Buglers’ Holiday,” by Leroy Anderson, hits from Broadway shows by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew
  8. Passport to Imagination

    July 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    July 5, 2015  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Join us in our store classrooms on an imginary seven-week roadtrip from the beach to the country fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. Get a stamp for each stop on your passport card and choose a
  9. Bank of America Museums On Us

    July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    July 5, 2015  |  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    Each cardholder gets one free general admission just for being a customer!
  10. Kayaking

    July 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    July 5, 2015  |  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Kayak Staten Island
    We provide the use of sit-on-top kayaks, life-jackets and paddles. We offer paddling tips and launch/land assistance. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and their parent must sign our waiver.
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4th of July Crafts for Kids

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Fireworks Craft for Kids Using Straws You will need 7 straws, paint, and a piece of white paper. Start by stretching out the straws as far as they can go and group them together in your hand. Spread out the

Kids’ Yoga

kid yoga poses

Your child might not be old enough to correctly pronounce “Namaste,” but she’s probably old enough to enjoy the benefits of practicing yoga. Today, yoga is no longer just for adults. In fact, it has become all the rage among

Fear of the Dark: Rite of Passage or Destructive Emotion?


If you go to the library to find some resources on helping your children get over the fear of the dark; you’ll probably be hard pressed to find very much. Although the fear of the dark is said to plague millions

Oh, Deer: How to Protect Your Family from Ticks


As more and more deer are calling Staten Island home and bringing with them an increase of deer tick, many residents are feeling a bit “ticked-off!” Good News It’s good to know that not all ticks are infected with the

Miles and Miles of Milestones


What doctors and child development experts refer to as “developmental milestones” are just specific things that most children can do by a certain age. Children reach milestones in many areas – in how they play, learn, speak, and act. These

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.