SIParent.com – Cool Events for the Kids – April 25 & 26, 2009

Here are some listings of events from the Staten Island Parent Magazine online: www.siparent.com  for the weekend of April 25 & 26, 2009:

Saturday, April 25

  • The High Rock Challenge. Test your trail racing mettle against our tough, challenging course. Greenbelt Nature Center., 718-351-3450
  • Earth Fair. Zookeeper talks, environmental programs, displays, face painting, crafts & much more. SI Zoo, 718-442-3174
  • Young Scientists: All About Plants. Compare different types of plants & learn how they grow. Ages 8+. Free. Prereg. Clay Pit Ponds, 718-967-1976
  • Walk to Help Feed Others. Donations in the form of food, water, gift cards, etc. Franciscan Handmaids of Mary, St. Edward Food Pantry, 718-984-1625
  • Ecology Day. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of S.I. Center Court, SI Mall, 718-761-6666
  • Fresh Water Fishing. Instructions, poles & bait provided. Willowbrook Park. UPR, 718-967-3542
  • Earth Day Beach Cleanup. Help clean the beach at Ft. Wadsworth with the U.S. Army & U.S. Coast Guard. GNRA, 718-354-4500
  •  Astronomy Night. A tour of the evening sky. The Amateur Astronomers Assoc. Great Kills Model Airplane Field. GNRA, 718-987–6790
  • Health Fair – Saturday. Health Plus, SIUH, Food Stamps, Richmond Community Health Center, Mobile Food Pantry, free pet screenings & more on Olivet Presbyterian Church, 718-981-5043
  • Arts & Crafts Fair. 15 local vendors offering unique Mother’s day gifts & more. Friends of Alice Austen House, 718-816-4506
  • 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

Saturday, April 26

  • Health Fair – Sunday. Schedule a free mammogram from the scan van, glaucoma congress wil be doing free screenings. Olivet Presbyterian Church, 718-981-5043
  • Musical: The Wizard of Oz. Music & lyrics from the motion picture . Fun for the entire family. St. George Theatre, 718-442-2900
  • March of Dimes Walk. Check-in at 8 am. Walk begins at 9am at the SI Mall. March of Dimes, 718 981-3000
  • Paths Less Traveled: Yellow Trail. 3+ hour hike from High Rock to Reed’s Basket Willow Swamp. Ages 14+. Prereg. Greenbelt Nat. Ctr., 718-351-3450
  • Celebrate Earth Day. A visit to a magnificent native wildflower display. Call for
    location. Protectors , 718-761-7496
  • Park Pick Up. Help celebrate Earth Day by contributing your help cleaning up the park. The Conference House Park. UPR, 718-967-3542
  • Family Jam with Step Afrika. The whole family can join in & create a rockin’ community orchestra, with David Pleasant. At CSI, Center for the Arts, 718-982-ARTS
  • Essay Contest Award Ceremony-What Did Henry See? A Tour & Awards Ceremony of student works chosen from the SI Museum essay contest. Grades 3-5 & island-wide
    winner. Prereg. SI Museum. At GNRA. Ft. Wadsworth Overlook, 718-354-4500
  • 10 Tips to Taking Better Pictures. A digital photography workshop. Bring your camera. Prereg. GNRA, Ft. Wadsworth, 718-354-4500
  • Arts & Crafts Fair. 15 local vendors offering unique Mother’s day gifts & more. Friends of Alice Austen House, 718-816-4506
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
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