“Mom, I’m Bored!” – What to do in Staten Island this Weekend – June 6 & 7, 2009

From www.siparent.com –

Saturday, June 6, 2009

  • Fourth Annual Festa Italiana. Rides, dunk tank, entertainment on stages throughout.
    music, dance, contests & much more. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • Where the Wild Things Are. Celebrate Maurice Sendak’s birthday & create a “wild thing” mask & join the parade. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Mus, 718-273-2060
  • Art By The Ferry Festival. 150 artists show off their talents in a variety of media. Storytelling for the kids & much more. artbytheferry.org or call 718-720-8849
  • Drive-In Movies: Double Feature. Chicago/Purple Rain, 8:30pm & 12am. Richmond County Ball Park. For more info visit http://www.downtownsi.com or call 718-273-6369.
  • Pig Kissing Contest/Fundraiser. Give us your spare change & you will see a Famous New Yorker kiss a real pig! 10am. Fundraiser for the Education Dept. for the SI Zoo. Ends 7/11. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • Dada Shop-O-Rama. A moving feast & parade of performance art. 11am. All ages. SI Museum, 718 727-1135
  • I Remember…..June, Moon and the Summer of ’69. Watch footage of the lunar landing. Great fun for the entire family, ages 6- 60. Free program. Prereg. Greenbelt Nat. Ctr., 718-351-3450
  • Weekend Warriors vs. the Weeds.10 am: There is a war against weeds. Gloves & tools provided. Community service credit available. 10am. Prereg. Greenbelt Nature Ctr.,718-351-3450.
  • Kids Workshop: Hardware Sorter. Do-it-yourself skills & tool safety. 9am. Ages 5-12. Free. Home Depot. Info at http://www.siparent.com
  • Park to Park Walk. High Rock Park. 11am. UPR,718-967-3542
  • Butterflies at Mt. Loretto. See what butterflies are feeding there.Protectors,718-761-7496
  • Sneak Park Preview: Fresh Kills Tour. 10am & 1pm. Prereg at http://www.nyc.gov/parks
  • The Dutch in New York: Rebels of the Founders of America. Kids crafts, indian face painting and more. Alice Austen Museum, 718-816-4506
  • Birding with Friends of Blue Heron. Look for the local breeding residents of Blue Heron Park. 8am. 718-317-1732
  • Target First Saturdays. Music, film & performance, hands-on art, dance party & much more. 5pm. Brooklyn Museum, 718-501-6330
  • Carousel. Take a ride on the carousel. 11am. Willowbrook Park, Greenbelt Conservancy, 718-477-0605
  • St. George Greenmarket. The largest & most successful open-air farmers markets program in the country.Purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, & much more. For info visit http://www.downtownsi.com
  • Walking for Fitness. 8am. South Beach Boardwalk. Meet at the Dolphin Fountain. . City of NY Parks & Recreation. Cromwell Center, 718-816-6172
  • Walking for Fitness. 10:30am. Greenbelt Recreation Center. City of NY Parks & Recreation. Cromwell Center, 718-816-6172
  • Saturday’s Tots. Singing, creating & sharing adventures. 11 am.SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060

Sunday, June 7, 2009

  • Fourth Annual Festa Italiana. Rides, dunk tank, entertainment on stages throughout.
  • music, dance, contests & much more. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • Where the Wild Things Are. Celebrate Maurice Sendak’s birthday & create a “wild thing” mask & join the parade. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Mus, 718-273-2060
  • Art By The Ferry Festival. 150 artists show off their talents in a variety of media. Storytelling for the kids & much more. artbytheferry.org or call 718-720-8849 Treasure Your Island. A community awareness day showcasing museums, parks & more that S.I. has to offer. Free. Prereg. At JCC Bernikow/Mid Island, 718-605-3970
  • History Club: Alice Austen House/Park. Alice Austen’s important role on S.I. 10am. UPR, 718-967-3542
  • Classic Car Show. Midland Beach. 9am. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of SI, 718-667-7110
  • Lizards, Frogs & Snakes, OH MY! Educational reptile & amphibian expo. 12noon. Blue Heron Park, 718-967-3542
  • 43rd Annual Art Exhibit. The South Shore Artists Group & The Conference House Assoc.,
  • At The Conference House, 718-948-2068
  • Playground Pals. A short hike with the Rangers & collect natural items & then make a craft. Ages 3+. At Clove Lakes Park. UPR, 718-967-3542
  • Carousel. Take a ride on the carousel. 11am. Willowbrook Park, Greenbelt Conservancy, 718-477-0605
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Drive-In Movies: Annie, 8:30pm. Richmond County Ball Park.
    For more info visit http://www.downtownsi.com or call 718-273-6369
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