2009 Memorial Day Weekend – Fun Stuff to do with Your Family in Staten Island!

This calendar of events is courtesy of SI Parent Magazine ONLINE at: www.siparent.com

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009

  • Kids & Kritters: Wonders of Wetlands – Animals. A craft, story & game. Ages 5-7 w/parent. Prereg. Blue Heron Park, 718-751-0071
  • Krafty Kids. Wiggle, hop or fly over to the Nature Center for school crafty fun. Ages 4-10 w/caregiver. 1pm. Blue Heron Park,718-967-3542
  • Careers with Animals Workshop: Veterinarian. Skills needed for a career. Grades 6-9. Free. 1:30pm. Prereg. SI Zoo, 718-442-3174
  • Zoo Recruitment Day. For anyone who wants to help with camp during the summer. Ages 14+ with experience working with children/animals. 10am. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • Open House at Historic Mont Sec House. Visit historic Mont Sec House for an afternoon in another era. 1pm. Prereg. GNRA, 112A Mont Sec Ave., Fort Wadsworth, 718-354-4500
  • Walk. A walk along the beachfront at the Conference House Beach & Woods. 1pm. Protectors, 718-761-7496
  • Pond Ecology. Freshwater ponds. What animals can you find? 1pm. UPR, 718-967-3542
  • Morning Birders. Look for spring migrants coming home from their winter vacations. Ages 8+. 7:30am. Prereg. Clay Pit Ponds, 718-967-1976
  • Fleet Week. Thousand of Sailors, Marines & Coast Guardsmen arrive in New York City and U.S. Coast Guard Ships will be in town for all to see. For more information, please call the Intrepid Air & Space Museum, 212-245-0072  http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/
  • (update) St. George Greenmarket. Open-air farmers market delivers fresh healthy produce. 8am – 2pm at St. Marks & Hyatt Street. 
  • Carousel. Take a ride on the carousel. 12pm. Willowbrook Park, Greenbelt Conservancy, 718-477-0605
  • Guided Forest Walk and Talk. Join naturalists in an all-ages walk in the Preserve trail. All ages. 1pm. Prereg. Clay Pit Ponds, 718 967-1976
  • Saturday’s Tots. Singing, creating & sharing adventures. 11 am.SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3 pm.SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Biddy Basketball. Learn to play. Ages 7-11. Cromwell Center, 718-816-6172
  • SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2009

  • Spring Birds. A walk in the woods to search for spring birds. 10am. Blue Heron Park, 718-967-3542
  • Natural Science Club: Reptile Adaptations. Live specimens & observations of local populations in Spring Pond. Ages 8-12. 2pm. Blue Heron Park, 718-967-3542
  • Endangered Species Day. Animals that need your help. Crafts for children. 1pm. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • Staten Island Dragonfly Atlas. Wolfe’s Pond Park, field house. 10am. SI Museum, 718-483-7105
  • Incredible Insects. What role do insects play in the natural world? Hike through the woods & see for yourself. 1pm. UPR, 718-967-3542 
  • Early Bird Hike. A stroll through High Rock Park. Identify different bird species. Ages 8+ w/caregiver. 7am. Prereg. Greenbelt Nat. Ctr., 718-351-3450
  • Walking Tour. Moravian Cemetery. 2pm. 718-351-0136
  • Fleet Week. Thousand of Sailors, Marines & Coast Guardsmen arrive in New York City and U.S. Coast Guard Ships will be in town for all to see. For more information, please call the Intrepid Air & Space Museum, 212-245-0072
  • Carousel. Take a ride on the carousel. 12pm. Willowbrook Park, Greenbelt Conservancy, 718-477-0605
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • MONDAY, MAY 25, 2009

     

  • Memorial Day 4-Mile Run. Run in memory of Veterans & 9-11 victims takes place on the Boardwalk behind the Dolphin Circle (Fr. Capodanno Blvd.). Also a Fun Run for kids. Register at 7am. 718 816-2882
  • Dinosaurs and More. Amazing fossils, three-dimensional models & memorabilia. Make a craft to take home. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • Fleet Week. Thousand of Sailors, Marines & Coast Guardsmen arrive in New York City and U.S. Coast Guard Ships will be in town for all to see. For more information, please call the Intrepid Air & Space Museum, 212-245-0072 
  • Read Aloud. Up to age 7. St. 4pm. George Library, 718-442-8560
  • Learn to Play Soccer. 4-6pm. Cromwell Center, 718-816-6172
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