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  1. Stargazing in Great Kills

    April 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    April 21, 2018  |  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Great Kills Park
    Spring Astronomy Day. Go stargazing with the S.I. Amateur Astronomer’s Association. Inclement weather will cancel this program.
  2. NYRR Open Run

    April 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    April 22, 2018  |  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Conference House Park
    Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all
  3. St. George Day

    April 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    April 22, 2018  |  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tompkinsville Park
    Earth Day & Arts Festival celebrating community….and dragons! This free, North Shore event will include kids’ activities, family oriented fun, outdoor art installations, live music, street performance, crafts, and Earth Day demonstrations. Click here to learn more!
  4. Earth Day: Citizen Science Fair at Greenbelt Nature Center

    April 22 @ 11:00 am
    April 22, 2018  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Citizen Science projects are programs in which ordinary citizens volunteer to work to help scientists to answer real-world questions. Join us for an informative session to find out what projects are happening locally, and learn how you can become a
  5. Earth Day at the Zoo

    April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    April 22, 2018  |  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Staten Island Zoo
    Explore the different ecosystems that make up our amazing planet with hands-on education stations, eco-crafts throughout the zoo, and scheduled tours of our rainforest, African savannah, North American Aviary and desert habitats. Meet animals from all over the world and
  6. Weekend Art Studio

    April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    April 22, 2018  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  7. Earth Day: Senses Walk

    April 22 @ 1:00 pm
    April 22, 2018  |  1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex
    Discover nature by using your senses with the Rangers on this nature walk.
  8. Historic Richmond Town’s Sensory Sundays

    April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    April 22, 2018  |  1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Historic Richmond Town
    This new program broadens the site’s accessibility and enhances the visitor experience for people on the Autism Spectrum. The Grace Foundation is partnering with HRT’s historical interpreters as co-tour leaders for this special series of sensory tours.
  9. Joys of Composting

    April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    April 22, 2018  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Don’t toss out your old food scraps! Discover how our planet benefits from composting in this special Earth Day workshop. Sponsored by Con Edison At 2pm & 3pm
  10. Richmond County Orchestra Celebrates Motown

    April 22 @ 3:00 pm
    April 22, 2018  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    The Great Hall at Snug Harbor
    Richmond County Orchestra (RCO) is celebrating Motown music with a Side-By-Side production with Curtis High School band members on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. RCO, in collaboration