“Mom, I’m Bored!” – Events for Kids on the Island from the Staten Island Parent Magazine

Saturday, April 4

  • Movie – Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest. The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home. Free. Prereg. Greenbelt Nature Center, 718-351-3450
  • Egg-stravaganza. Spring family festival. Sand castles, monkey bridge, egg scavenger hunt, workshops & much more. Free admission. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Egg-stravaganza. Age appropriate egg hunts scheduled throughout the afternoon. Join in for some eggy activities; make a craft to take home. Prereg. SI Zoo, 718-442-3174
  • Easter Egg Hunt. Bring an egg-holder for six candy-filled eggs to decorate. Meet the Easter Bunny as you hunt. Ages 3+. Prereg. Historic Richmond Town, 718-351-1611
  • Kids Workshop: Window Birdhouse. Do-it yourself skills & tool safety. Ages 5-12. Free. Home Depot. Info at www.siparent.com
  • P.L.U.T.O. Trap, Neuter, Return Workshop.Informative lecture about the ferrel cat population in your neighborhood. Prereg. Blue Heron Nature, 718-227-0553
  • Early Birding. High Rock. Urban Park Rangers, 718-967-3542
  • Nature’s Fakers. The Rangers point out some of Mother Nature’s warning signs & hidden items. Blue Heron Pk. Urban Park Rangers, 718-967-3542
  • Forest Restoration Workshop. Two hours work with a two hour walk in the Greenbelt at High Rock Park. Gloves, plants & tools provided. Protectors, 718-761-7496
  • Concert. Michael Amante gives an amazing performance. St. George Theatre, 718-442-2900
  • EZ Knitters. Free needlecraft tutoring. Bring your own supplies & project to join in. Port Richmond Library, 718-442-0158
  • Sneak Park Preview. Fresh Kills Tour. Prereg. Visit http://www.nyc.gov/parks
  • Weekend Warriors vs. The Weeds. Help continue to beautify the grounds of the Greenbelt. Gloves & tools provided. Prereg. Greenbelt Nature Center, 718-351-3450
  • West Side Story. The Jets & Sharks are ready to rumble at Susan Wagner HS., 718 698-4200 x1151
  • Easter Bunny/Easter Train. The Easter train is at the station & waiting to give kids a ride. Also, the Easter bunny until 4/11 to have a photo taken. Center Court, SI Mall, 718-761-6666
  • Trash Busters. Join in cleaning up the Preserve. All ages. Prereg. Clay Pit Ponds, 718 967-1976
  • Saturday’s Tots. Singing, creating & sharing adventures.SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Biddy Basketball. Learn to play. Ages 7-11. Cromwell Center, 718-816-6172
  • Tavern Concerts. Different group every week. Prereg. SI Historical Society, 718 351-1611

Sunday, April 5

  • Animal of the Month Club: Slimy Salamanders. Learn the facts & then search for the salamanders in the Preserve. Ages 5+. Free. Prereg. Clay Pit Ponds, 718-967-1976
  • Seashore Scavenger Hunt. Hunt for some cool treasures from the ocean. At Midland Beach. UPR, 718-967-3542
  • Young Poets OutLOUD. Come read and perform your poems in front of a welcoming, supportive audience. Ages 18 & younger. Free. Conference House Visitor’s Center. SI OutLOUD, 718-907-0709
  • Harbor Seal Watch. An enjoyable day looking for harbor seals that bask in the sun at the Bluff of Mt. Loretto. Protectors, 718-761-7496
  • Easter Bunny/Easter Train. The Easter train is at the station & waiting to give kids a ride. Also, the Easter bunny until 4/11 to have a photo taken. Center Court, SI Mall, 718-761-6666
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
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