Fairs, Festivals, Food & Fun!

There are so many fairs, festivals, tastings and strolls on the Island this month, your kids won’t have time for screens at all and you won’t know which one to hit first. From food truck festivals to STEM-themed carnivals to BIG PICNICS and so much more, you won’t even think of leaving Staten Island this June.

20th Annual Staten Island Irish Fair
Saturday, June 9 • 12-7:30pm
Sunday, June 10 • 12-7:30pm
Mount Loretto • 6581 Hylan Blvd.
statenirelandirish.com
Join the Irish Cultural Center for their 20th Annual Irish Fair. Two tents of live music, plenty of vendors and lots of great food.

Richmond Valley Taste of the Valley Food Festival
Saturday, June 9 • 12-3pm
Conference House Park • 7455 Hylan Blvd.
facebook.com/richmondvalleysi
Get a taste of the best restaurants in the Valley. Live music, entertainment and kids rides. One price tastes it all!

Healthy Path Spring Festival
Saturday, June 9 • 12-5pm
Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds • 1131 Manor Road
healthypathfoundation.org
A full day of fun activities for kids age 2-12 with opportunities to learn about best practices and the benefits of healthy living! Bounce castles, yoga, music, face painting, games, raffles, crafts, organic food, top ten healthy habits and more.

8th Annual Fatherhood Fun Day and Resource Fair
Saturday, June 9 • 12-3pm
Clove Lakes park • 626 Clove Road
sicpp.com
Fatherhood Family Fun Day celebrates the importance of fathers to families, especially in the healthy development of children, and to community. It will feature refreshments, face painting, bouncy houses, a magic show, a petting zoo, workouts, contests, community resources, refreshments and giveaways.

Kids Day at the Carousel
Saturday, June 9 • 12-5pm
Willowbrook Park • 1 Eton Place
visitstatenisland.com/events
Rides on the carousel will be sponsored by the Borough President’s office. In addition to free carousel rides, the event will feature inflatable attractions, chalk art, crafts, photo spots, and music. The New York Public Library will host story time at 1:30pm. The Rock-A-Silly band will perform from 3-4pm.

2018 AMC Music Festival
Saturday, June 9 • 7pm-12:30am
Killmeyer’s • 4254 Arthur Kill Rd.
amcmusicfestival.com
Annual fundraiser featuring live music, bands, and raffles to raise awareness as well as raise funds to help support families and children living with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC).

Taste of the Towns Restaurant Trolley Tour
Sunday, June 10 • 1-5pm
Richmond County Savings Banks:
820 Annadale Road, 4523 Amboy Road, and 3829 Amboy Road
southshorebid.org
Hop on a trolley and enjoy tastings with over 20 restaurants from three towns: Annadale, Eltingville & Great Kills. Use the trolley to travel back and forth to each town.

Richmond Road Block Party
Sunday, June 10 • 1-5pm
Richmond Rd. Santander Bank • 1630 Richmond Road
facebook.com/ExploreDonganHills
This free and fun event is for the entire family, featuring live music, rides, carnival games, bouncy houses, face-painting, balloon artists, vendors and much more!

BIG PICNIC
Saturday, June 16 • 12-3pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center • 1000 Richmond Terrace
snug-harbor.org
There’s games, crafts, live entertainment, food, and more at the first annual BIG PICNIC at Snug Harbor! Bring your picnic basket and a blanket. Your ticket will get you access to the main event, plus entry to all your favorite museums, galleries, and gardens.

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
Thursday, June 21 • 7pm-8:30pm
Clove Lakes Park • 626 Clove Road
cityparksfoundation.org
Rising stars Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, and Adrian Timpau perform a program of favorite opera arias and duets

Food Truck Festival at the Mount
Saturday, June 23 • 12-8pm
Sunday, June 24 • 12-8pm
Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Blvd
mountloretto.org
This year enjoy live musical performances on stage each day, relax in the tented seating area, chill out in the beer or sangria garden, and of course enjoy the best food from the top food trucks in the tri-state.

Summer Reading Kickoff Parties

Kick off your summer reading adventures with exciting parties at every local library in Staten Island. Here’s this year’s lineup. Click here for hours, locations and phone numbers for individual branches.

Dongan Hills Library • June 12, 3:30pm
Born To Read! Library Rock! Born To Read is a Bruce Springsteen-like high energy performance about why libraries rock! The show engages children with songs, comedy, bubbles, music technology and is crafted to inclusive for children of all ages including children on the Autism Spectrum. The show is a great time for parents, teachers and caregivers to have fun at the same time. Presented by Turtle Dance Music.

Great Kills Library • June 21, 3:30pm
Our shows incorporate sing-a-longs, movement, imagination and dramatic play. All of the songs inspire immediate participation. The children will grow like trees, sing like birds and dance like robots. Filled with non-stop action and hip-shaking music, the children and families will be thrilled! Best for ages 0-8 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Preschool of Rock.

Huguenot Library • June 19, 3:30pm
Whole new set of games! Just as fun as the first one! Includes small prizes for all the kids who attend! For children of all ages. Presented by Pete and Chris.

Mariner’s Harbor Library • June 28, 3:30pm
Whole new set of games! Just as fun as the first one! Includes small prizes for all the kids who attend! For children of all ages. Presented by Pete and Chris

New Dorp Library • June 28, 1pm
Music and Movement celebrating NYC history, parks, people, and, of course, Urban Cowpokes! Whimsical and musical, fun for children ages 0-8 with their parents and grandparents who will love the playful lyrics and “New Yorkified” adaptations of the classic cowboy songs of the silver screen. Hopalong Andrew adapts the classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. This program’s built-in activities to encourage participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space to play, sing and rhythm training.

Port Richmond Library • June 28, 1pm
Come to the Port Richmond Library and join us for our Summer Reading Kick Off Celebration. Enjoy a Balloon Sculpture Giveaway, Children’s Craft, Face Painting, Music Challenge, Refreshments, & Raffle Giveaways 1 PM: Children’s Craft & Raffle Tickets 2 PM: Balloon Sculptures & Face Painting 3 PM: Music Challenge & PIZZA Party 4 PM: RAFFLE Giveaways!

Richmond Town Library • June 26, 3pm
Born To Read! Library Rock! Born To Read is a Bruce Springsteen-like high energy performance about why libraries rock! The show engages children with songs, comedy, bubbles, music technology and is crafted to inclusive for children of all ages including children on the Autism Spectrum. The show is a great time for parents, teachers and caregivers to have fun at the same time. Presented by Turtle Dance Music.

South Beach Library • June 15, 2:30pm
Encounter hawks, owls, falcons or other species up close as we explore the adaptations of these winged wonders and examine the mechanics behind bird flight! Touch raptor artifacts such as talons, skulls, and feathers. A lucky volunteer may even get to help with some of the demonstrations. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Limit to 25-75 participants only. Presented by New Canaan Nature Center.

St. George Library • June 26, 1pm
Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to celebrate summer with a fabulous Summer Dance Party featuring the limbo, freeze dance and so much more. Mr. Patrick will supply the music, the silly puppets and the Hawaiian leis; all you have to do is dance and be ready for some fabulous fun! Best for babies 0-10 years old with their parent/caregiver. Presented by Music with Patrick.

Stapleton Library • June 7, 10am-5pm
A full day of celebrations featuring: Preschool Storytime, The Dewey Decibels (Stapleton Library Band), Welcome Ceremony, Art Event, The Mighty String Demons Musical Performance, Author Event with Eric Velasquez, Bobaloo’s Music and Storytelling Performance, The Art of Beatboxing, Music & Jam Session with Caroline Cutroneo, The Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show: Born to Read! Libraries Rock, and The Amazing World of Animals.

Todt Hill/Westerleigh Library • June 12, 4pm
This Summer we’ll bring families on an out-of-this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary related to Jungle Animals, Body Parts, Making New Friends, Fruits, and Going to the Beach!!! The curriculum is fun and engaging for kids of all ages and their parents. All teachers are native Spanish speakers who play guitar, percussion, and use puppets to teach in the most engaging way! Live music is the best way to learn! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Bilingual Birdies celebrates Latin culture in a time that is very important to embrace diversity.

Tottenville Library • June 6, 4pm
Born To Read! Library Rock! Born To Read is a Bruce Springsteen-like high energy performance about why libraries rock! The show engages children with songs, comedy, bubbles, music technology and is crafted to inclusive for children of all ages including children on the Autism Spectrum. The show is a great time for parents, teachers and caregivers to have fun at the same time. Presented by Turtle Dance Music

West New Brighton Library • June 18, 3:30pm
Whole new set of games! Just as fun as the first one! Includes small prizes for all the kids who attend! For children of all ages. Presented by Pete and Chris

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Outdoor Adventure Day for the Family
Saturday, June 2 • 11am-3pm
Willowbrook Park • 1 Eton Place
sigreenbelt.org
The second annual Greenbelt Outdoor Adventure Day will include canoeing, fishing, archery, birds of prey, and more! Partner organizations include NYC Parks, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve, The Raptor Project, and more.

Uncorked!
Saturday, June 2 • 12-4pm
Historic Richmond Town • 441 Clarke Avenue
historicrichmondtown.org
Stroll through Historic Richmond Town on a beautiful spring day and sample dishes from the area’s top chefs. Enjoy a taste of fine wines and see traditional recipes being prepared.

10th Annual Ryan Pisapia Memorial Family Fun Day
Saturday, June 2 • 12-5pm
The Nansen Lodge • 3441 Victory Blvd
ryanfund.org
Raffles, prizes, awards, and games! Proceeds from the event will go to the Ryan Fund to sponsor programs at St. Joseph-St. Thomas School and various youth programs.

Carnival and Science Spectacular
Saturday, June 2 • 1-5pm
Staten Island Children’s Museum • 1000 Richmond Terrace
sichildrensmuseum.org
This old fashioned festival will include carnival rides and games, mad scientist shows, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, STEAM demonstrations and activities, robots, a solar car, lasers, and entry to the museum.

Spring Fair
Saturday, June 2 • 10am-9pm
Westerleigh Park • Neal Dow Ave. & Springfield Ave.
718-702-3812 • Facebook.com
An event supporting domestic violence victims; featuring kids activities, food, snacks, face paint, paint-your-own-art, make-your-own-jewelry, music, singing, and dancing.​

Victory Boulevard Merchant Association Street Fair and Stroll
Sunday, June 3 • 12-3pm
1899 Victory Blvd.
victoryblvdmerchantsassociation.com
Take a walk down Victory Boulevard and sample some of our finest restaurant’s food. Meet the merchants of Victory Boulevard, between Jewett Avenue, and Manor Road. Explore the neighborhood while eating delicious food.

Zoo Conservation Celebration
Sunday, June 3 • 12-3pm
Staten Island Zoo • 614 Broadway
statenislandzoo.org
Join the zoo in this annual event bringing together a variety of different education demonstrations, crafts, keeper talks and a greater awareness of the health of the planet. Exciting animal presentations, giveaways and keeper talks will also be a part of the day.

NYCID Block Party
Saturday, June 2 • 11am-3pm
P.S. 48 • 1050 Targee Street
nycid.org
Join in a day full of fun activities, games, live performances, food, and treats! There will also be 50/50 raffles, music, prizes, rides, and vendors. Free event!