Free Summer Events from SIParent.com – July 11 & 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

  • Carnival & Chuck-Wagon BBQ – A great family picnic at the Greenbelt Recreation Center. 718-667-2165 http://www.sigreenbelt.org/events/Upcoming.htm 
  • Alpaca Kissing Final BBQ – See which New Yorker made the most money kissing a real alpaca. 1pm. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101 www.statenislandzoo.org
  • Insect Insanity – Hike through the park & learn what creepy crawlers do. 10am. Wolfe’s Pond Park. UPR, 718-967-3542 http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/wolfespondpark 
  • Family Bingo –2:30pm. Dongan Hills Library, 718-351-1444
  • Kids and Critters –Pre-K & kindergarten adventure seekers learn about animals & their unique adaptations, take tours and make crafts. Prereg. 10am. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101 www.statenislandzoo.org
  • Fresh Kills Tour/Landfill – 10am & 1pm. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks
  • The 54th and Shaw –Learn about the 54th volunteers & one-time Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. 1pm. Prereg. Ft. Wadsworth Ctr., GNRA, 718-354-4500 http://statenislandusa.com/pages/ft_wadsworth.html
  • Hoop It Up: 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament – Boys & girls & National Park Service Rangers play each other, single elimination tournament. Prizes awarded. 10am. Free. Prereg. Miller Field Ranger Station, 718-351-6970
  • Weekend Warriors –Help beautify the grounds of he Greenbelt Nat. Ctr. Gloves & tools provided. Prereg. 10am. Greenbelt Nat. Ctr., 718-351-3450 http://www.sigreenbelt.org/events/Upcoming.htm
  • VeggieTales –Premier release: Minnesota Cake & the Search for Noah’s Umbrella. 10am. Bethel Evangelical Free Church, 718-984-6838
  • Neighborhood Concert Series: Nylon Wound. Free. The duo performs original compositions & arrangements for two guitars. 3-4pm. The Conference House Pavilion. 718-984-6046
  • Carousel –Take a ride on the carousel. 11am. Willowbrook Park, Greenbelt Conservancy, 718-477-0605
  • (update) Puppet Mobile – Sleeping Beauty – Beautiful Princess Aurora and friends come to life in this updated version of the fairytale classic. All ages, best for 2-8. Free. Greenbelt Rec. Center. CityParks Foundation, 347-865-5289
  • (update) No-Cost Mammograms –10am. Available to women 40 years and older who have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months. Appointment required. Sponsored by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation. Call 1-800-453-8378 ext. 6.
  • Leather Craft Series –Make a deer-hide Lenape pouch (except 7/4). 2-4pm SI Museum, 718-727-1135
  • St. George Greenmarket – Open-air farmers markets. Fresh fruit, vegetables & much more. For info visit www.downtownsi.com  
  • Saturday’s Tots –Singing, creating & sharing adventures (except 7/4).11 am. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060 http://www.statenislandkids.org/
  • Kids Workshop –Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3 pm.SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Guided Forest Walk and Talk –All-ages walk the trails. 1pm. Clay Pit Ponds, 718-967-1967
  • Guided Nature Hike – All ages. Free.3:00-4:30pm. Join naturalists in an walk through the Preserve trails. Learn the natural and cultural history of the area. Observe weekly changes in the animals, wildflowers and weather of Clay Pit Ponds, 718-605-3970 ext. 201
  • Sunday, July 12, 2009

  • Lenape Survival Walks & Ecology Hikes –  Long Pond Park: The Bad Woods. 9am. All ages. SI Museum, 718-727-1135 http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/
  • (update) Kayaking. Noon-5pm. Provided is the use of sit-on-top kayaks, life-jackets and paddles. Experienced kayakers are in the water for further assistance. Must sign a waiver. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. South Beach, Father Capadonno Blvd. kayakstatenisland@gmail.com
  • 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
  • Guided Forest Walk and Talk – All-ages walk the trails. 1pm. Clay Pit Ponds, 718-967-1967
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