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Firearms Safety & Marksmanship Basics

Firearms Safety & Marksmanship Basics

April 1 @ 9:00 am

Education – Firearms Safety – Range Procedures Marksmanship – Marksmanship Basics – Outdoor Range (ages 12 to 17) and Laser Target Range (ages 10 & 11). The Zimmer Club youth program uses the great outdoors as a classroom to teach

Amazing Amphibians

Amazing Amphibians

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover our resident frogs, toads, and salamanders! We will learn about FrogWatch, a citizen science project that you can participate in from home, and hike to find some of these slippery critters in the Park.

Train for the High Rock Challenge 10K

Train for the High Rock Challenge 10K

April 1 @ 10:30 am

Get ready for race day with Monkey Bar Gym, the official gym sponsor of the High Rock Challenge. The coaches and trainers have run in many High Rock Challenge races, placing as top finishers. They will get you in great

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Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

April 2

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

April 2 @ 9:00 am

Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Cost: Free, no advance registration required. Sign up here.

Antonio Meucci Young Inventors’ Competition

Antonio Meucci Young Inventors’ Competition

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Toddler Time

Toddler Time

April 3 @ 10:30 am

Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

All Join In!

All Join In!

April 3 @ 11:00 am

Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.

Krazy Kidz

Krazy Kidz

April 3 @ 11:30 am

Join us for singing, dancing, coloring and stories. Meet other kids and their caregivers!

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Blood Drive

Blood Drive

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Donors must be healthy, at least 16 years old (with parent’s written consent) and must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. Donors should eat prior to donation and bring photo ID. No appointment necessary!

Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

Baby Time

Baby Time

April 4 @ 10:30 am

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Mighty Milers

Mighty Milers

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running. Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Itty Bitty Play Time

Itty Bitty Play Time

April 5 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Children and parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

Baby Story Time

Baby Story Time

April 5 @ 11:00 am

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Greenbelt Tree Tots

Greenbelt Tree Tots

April 6 @ 9:45 am

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Email nature center@sigreenbelt.org or by phone at 718-351-3450. Fee: $3 or Free for Greenbelt Conservancy Members.

Greenbelt Peepers

Greenbelt Peepers

April 6 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 pm

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. $3 and Free for members Space is limited. Registration requested. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718)

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

April 6 @ 11:00 am

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

April 7 @ 10:30 am

Bring your baby to an interactive program with books, gentle movement, and songs.

Preschool Play

Preschool Play

April 7 @ 10:30 am

*​Pre-registration ​is ​required

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

April 7 @ 11:00 am

Stories, crafts, and play time. Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time for fun, fun, fun!

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The Great Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Parade at Ocean Breeze

The Great Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Parade at Ocean Breeze

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join us on Saturday, April 8 from 11:00am-2:00pm for our springtime celebration! This is a free, family-friendly event with arts and crafts, an Easter egg hunt, a bonnet parade, a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, and much more!

Conservation, Environment, Habitat Awareness, and a Trail Walk

Conservation, Environment, Habitat Awareness, and a Trail Walk

April 8 @ 9:00 am

at Clay Pit Ponds State Park. The Zimmer Club youth program uses the great outdoors as a classroom to teach youngsters about outdoor activities, conservation, and embracing nature. Classes are free to boys and girls under 18. Register by email

Spring Arts & Crafts Flea Market

Spring Arts & Crafts Flea Market

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shop, have lunch, or reserve a table.

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

April 9 @ 9:00 am

Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Cost: Free, no advance registration required. Sign up here.

Volunteer Hike

Volunteer Hike

April 9 @ 10:00 am

Are you interested in volunteering with Freshkills Park? Join us for this hike and information session! NYC Parks staff will provide a volunteer orientation and bring participants behind the scenes to walk on the trails of the future park. This

Birding for Beginners

Birding for Beginners

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Test your bird eye and observe waterfowl and woodland birds with the Urban Park Rangers. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife-viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring

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Toddler Time

Toddler Time

April 10 @ 10:30 am

Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

April 10 @ 10:30 am

*​Pre-registration ​is ​required

All Join In!

All Join In!

April 10 @ 11:00 am

Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

Baby Time

Baby Time

April 11 @ 10:30 am

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Stories, crafts, and play time. Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time for fun, fun, fun!

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Mighty Milers

Mighty Milers

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running. Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Itty Bitty Play Time

Itty Bitty Play Time

April 12 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Children and parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

Baby Story Time

Baby Story Time

April 12 @ 11:00 am

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Greenbelt Tree Tots

Greenbelt Tree Tots

April 13 @ 9:45 am

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Email nature center@sigreenbelt.org or by phone at 718-351-3450. Fee: $3 or Free for Greenbelt Conservancy Members.

Greenbelt Peepers

Greenbelt Peepers

April 13 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 pm

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. $3 and Free for members Space is limited. Registration requested. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718)

Free Foreclosure Legal Services

Free Foreclosure Legal Services

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program that provides free foreclosure legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

April 14 @ 10:30 am

Bring your baby to an interactive program with books, gentle movement, and songs.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

April 14 @ 11:00 am

Stories, crafts, and play time. Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time for fun, fun, fun!

Toddler Rhyme Time

Toddler Rhyme Time

April 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bring your toddler to an interactive program featuring books, finger plays, action rhymes and more.

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Staten Island Wildlife – World of Reptiles and Amphibians

Staten Island Wildlife – World of Reptiles and Amphibians

April 15 @ 9:00 am

Lizards, snakes, arachnids, turtles, and more (ages 5 & over). The Zimmer Club youth program uses the great outdoors as a classroom to teach youngsters about outdoor activities, conservation, and embracing nature. Classes are free to boys and girls under

Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Can you find them all? Bring your own basket!

Volunteer outdoors: Forest restoration

Volunteer outdoors: Forest restoration

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet volunteers with the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods in the parking lot at the dead end of Staten Island Blvd. (south of Petrides School). We will ascend the trail toward the Butterworth Avenue entrance where we will continue to

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

April 16 @ 9:00 am

Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Cost: Free, no advance registration required. Sign up here.

AIANY Industrial Waterfront Tour Into Freshkills Park

AIANY Industrial Waterfront Tour Into Freshkills Park

April 16 @ 10:15 am

Cruise the active, vibrant waterway of the Kill Van Kull and into the heart of Freshkills Park on one of Classic Harbor Line’s luxury yachts. The AIANY & Freshkills Park planners host this special Classic Harbor Line tour. This is

Kids Salamander Exploration

Kids Salamander Exploration

April 16 @ 1:00 pm

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Learn about salamanders in our ecosystems at this free event with our Urban Park Rangers.

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Toddler Time

Toddler Time

April 17 @ 10:30 am

Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

All Join In!

All Join In!

April 17 @ 11:00 am

Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.

Cool School Holiday, FREE ADMISSION

Cool School Holiday, FREE ADMISSION

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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It’s My Park at Stapleton Playground – Spring Cleaning!

It’s My Park at Stapleton Playground – Spring Cleaning!

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Volunteers will help clean and beautify Stapleton Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

Baby Time

Baby Time

April 18 @ 10:30 am

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Mighty Milers

Mighty Milers

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running. Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Itty Bitty Play Time

Itty Bitty Play Time

April 19 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Children and parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

Baby Story Time

Baby Story Time

April 19 @ 11:00 am

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Greenbelt Tree Tots

Greenbelt Tree Tots

April 20 @ 9:45 am

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Email nature center@sigreenbelt.org or by phone at 718-351-3450. Fee: $3 or Free for Greenbelt Conservancy Members.

Greenbelt Peepers

Greenbelt Peepers

April 20 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 pm

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. $3 and Free for members Space is limited. Registration requested. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718)

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

April 20 @ 11:00 am

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

April 21 @ 10:30 am

Bring your baby to an interactive program with books, gentle movement, and songs.

Preschool Play

Preschool Play

April 21 @ 10:30 am

*​Pre-registration ​is ​required

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

April 21 @ 11:00 am

Stories, crafts, and play time. Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time for fun, fun, fun!

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It’s My Park at Silver Lake Park

It’s My Park at Silver Lake Park

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Silver Lake Park Conservancy to help clean and beautify Silver Lake Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

It’s My Park at Allison Pond Park

It’s My Park at Allison Pond Park

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Friends of Allison Pond Park as they clean up brush and dead tree dead branches, perform weeding, and work on new plantings.

It’s My Park Day at Westerleigh Park

It’s My Park Day at Westerleigh Park

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join the Westerleigh community in kicking off this spring with an Earth Day cleanup. Volunteers will help to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park.

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

April 23 @ 9:00 am

Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Cost: Free, no advance registration required. Sign up here.

Poetic Path

Poetic Path

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In celebration of poem in a pocket day, leave a poetic note or illustration on the stone path outside the Museum. Weather permitting. Pick up a piece of chalk at the front desk or bring your own.

Designer Purse Bingo

Designer Purse Bingo

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Admission fee includes: THREE bingo cards for each of the SIXTEEN (16) REGULAR GAMES, Dauber, Door Prize Ticket, and Light Fare. A cash bar will be available. (Additional packs of regular bingo games will be sold at a cost of

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Toddler Time

Toddler Time

April 24 @ 10:30 am

Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

April 24 @ 10:30 am

*​Pre-registration ​is ​required

All Join In!

All Join In!

April 24 @ 11:00 am

Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.

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Free Mammography Screenings

Free Mammography Screenings

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

*There will also be a van at Bricktown Commons (Michael’s Parking Lot) in Charleston from 1:30pm-4:30pm and at Hylan Plaza Parking Lot in New Dorp (near CVS) from 9:00am-12:00pm.* The screenings will be available to eligible women ages 40 and

Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!

Baby Time

Baby Time

April 25 @ 10:30 am

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Mighty Milers

Mighty Milers

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running. Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Itty Bitty Play Time

Itty Bitty Play Time

April 26 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Children and parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

Baby Story Time

Baby Story Time

April 26 @ 11:00 am

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Greenbelt Tree Tots

Greenbelt Tree Tots

April 27 @ 9:45 am

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Email nature center@sigreenbelt.org or by phone at 718-351-3450. Fee: $3 or Free for Greenbelt Conservancy Members.

Greenbelt Peepers

Greenbelt Peepers

April 27 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 pm

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. $3 and Free for members Space is limited. Registration requested. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718)

Free Foreclosure Legal Services

Free Foreclosure Legal Services

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program that provides free foreclosure legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

April 28 @ 10:30 am

Bring your baby to an interactive program with books, gentle movement, and songs.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

April 28 @ 11:00 am

Stories, crafts, and play time. Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time for fun, fun, fun!

Playtime!

Playtime!

April 28 @ 11:00 am

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Marian T. Zinicola AKA “Marty the Psychic”

Marian T. Zinicola AKA “Marty the Psychic”

April 29

Marty, a native Staten Islander of Italian descent, will discuss her new book, “Soul Bonding.”

High Rock Challenge

High Rock Challenge

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

During the High Rock Challenge, two-member teams run together along Greenbelt trails competing in mystery events and physical obstacles, which are located throughout the approximately 10K course. Events are cleverly designed and encourage teamwork as well as physical and mental

Homework Help

Homework Help

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School Volunteers are offering their services to help with Reading & Math! Reading:Prek-3rd grade Math: Prek-8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens. At 11-1 and 2-4pm

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The World’s Largest Game of Musical Chairs

The World’s Largest Game of Musical Chairs

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an all borough event. We’re getting together at the South Beach Boardwalk to break The Guinness World’s record & raise funds to promote awareness for Protecting One Young Heart at a Time in memory of Frank J. Reali

NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

April 30 @ 9:00 am

Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Cost: Free, no advance registration required. Sign up here.

Nature Photography

Nature Photography

April 30 @ 11:00 am

Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter. Registration Required: www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register On Wednesday, April 19th

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