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  1. How to Make an Italian

    September 24
    September 24, 2016  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
    Presentation by Prof. William Castello
  2. Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    September 24, 2016  |  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Corporal Thompson Park
    Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited
  3. Stargazing in Great Kills

    September 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    September 24, 2016  |  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Great Kills Park
    Turn into the park and proceed about 0.9 miles (follow the red line on Detail Map). Turn left to the area marked as “New Site” on Detail Map.
  4. NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

    September 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    September 25, 2016  |  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Conference House Park
    Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
  5. Temple Israel Hebrew & Religious School Open House

    September 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    September 25, 2016  |  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Temple Israel
  6. Kids’ Days at Prospect Hill Orchards

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    September 25, 2016  |  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Pospect Hill Orchards
    Enjoy a hayride, Scavenger hunt, face painting and crafts
  7. Living with White-Tailed Deer

    September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    September 25, 2016  |  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Blue Heron Nature Center
    Explore the woods of Wolfe’s Pond Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer
  8. Discovery Hike: Mushrooms of High Rock Park

    September 25 @ 1:00 pm
    September 25, 2016  |  1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    High Rock Park
    Turkey tails, chantrelles, morels: oh my! Learn about the fascinating fungi within High Rock Park. Dress for weather and terrain.
  9. Art Studio

    September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    September 25, 2016  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  10. New Season Celebration

    September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    September 25, 2016  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
    Free and all are welcome! Celebrate the new season with fun family day events: • Make your own apple trail mix. • Play honey bee bingo and learn about honey bees. • Join the Golden Apple Hunt and do arts
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  Winning a scholarship can be as competitive as gaining entrance to the college of your choice. While academic performance, extracurricular activities and character all matter, your success often boils down to discovering scholarships that fit your credentials and properly

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These days, they are taking on more active roles. There are some 70 million grandparents in the U.S. these days, according to the American Grandparents Association (AGA), and if you ask Karen O’Donnell, a grandmother to four girls, there are