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  1. Mr. Joy by Daniel Beaty featuring Tangela Large

    July 31 @ 7:00 pm
    July 31, 2015  |  7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Clove Lakes Park
    What happened to Mr. Joy? A Harlem community is disrupted when the Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop, a neighborhood pillar for decades, does not open its doors. Nine customers, ranging from 11-year-old Clarissa, a budding shoe designer, to Bessie, a
  2. Couch to 5K

    August 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    August 1, 2015  |  8:00 am - 9:00 am
    The Conference House
    Use the gentle inclines and paths at Conference House Park to train and strengthen your body to run a 5k.
  3. Bicycle Association bicycle ride

    August 1 @ 8:30 am
    August 1, 2015  |  8:30 am - 8:30 am
    New Dorp High School
    Parking lot in back of New Dorp High School. Helmets are required. Participants should be able to ride at a minimum of 10 miles per hour. For further information contact Michele, at 718-948-2025 or email the club at
  4. Gardening at Gericke

    August 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    August 1, 2015  |  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Gericke Farm
    Spend your Saturday mornings this summer digging in the dirt while learning about soils, composting, natural pest deterrents, and how you can build a garden anywhere.
  5. Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park

    August 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    August 1, 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. We are there every Saturday morning.
  6. Bank of America Museums On Us

    August 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    August 1, 2015  |  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    Each cardholder gets one free general admission just for being a customer!
  7. Get Up and Grow

    August 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    August 1, 2015  |  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Stop N Shop (Hylan Blvd.)
    A free public health and wellness tour visits the Tri-State Area July 3 to August 2 to specifically challenge NYC and New Jersey residents to eat more fresh produce – AND PROVE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO LOVE GETTING YOUR
  8. Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race

    August 1 @ 10:00 am
    August 1, 2015  |  10:00 am - 10:00 am
    Conference House Park
    City Parks Foundation’s “Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race” is an exciting, parent-child race that incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all. The 2015 race will take place in Conference
  9. Fitness Saturday

    August 1 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
    August 1, 2015  |  10:15 am - 11:00 am
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Stay in shape with fun exercises! Come in comfortable sneakers, clothing, and bring a water bottle.
  10. Science Saturdays

    August 1 @ 11:00 am
    August 1, 2015  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Dongan Hills Library
    Hands on science experiments!
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