Fun Things to Do Sept. 12 & 13, 2009 with Your Family!

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 Saturday, September 12, 2009

  • Historic House Festival. Festival involving all the HHT house museum. 10am. The Conference House, see http://www.historichousetrust.org/ for details
  • Richmond County Fair. 30th Anniversary, celebrating America the Beautiful. Join the festivities, entertainment, food contests, crafts, exhibits & much more. Sat & Sun, 11am – 9:30pm. Historic Richmond Town, 718-351-1611SI 
  • Henry Hudson’s 400th Year Anniversary Celebration: The Dutch in New York. Rebels – the founders of America. Kids crafts, Indian face painting and more. Alice Austen Museum. For more info visit: http://www.exploreny400.com/heritageweekend.aspx
  • Safety Preparedness Weekend. How different community & government organizations are here to make your life the safest possible. For more info visit http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/
  • Maps and More. Basics of maps & compasses. 10am. Willowbrook Park. UPR,718-967-3542
  • Adventures NYC: Park to Park. A journey on the Greenbelt’s Red Trail to explore the haunted hill of Heyerdahl. 11am. High Rock Park, UPR. 718-967-3542
  • Movies in the Park: Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Movie. Rides & popcorn for kids before the show. Free. 7pm – 9pm. Conference House Park. Sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio. 718 984-5151
  • New City Annual Street Festival: Tally Ho! or Navigating the Future. A musical about a young bank teller’s adventures in high finance with big bankers & the heads of industry. Free. Sobel Court & Bowen Street. (212) 254-1109 or visit http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/
  • Nature Photography: Adults. Workshop & Basic Photography. 9:15-10am/10-11:30am. Hike trails, photograph wildlife. Free. Prereg. Clay Pit Ponds, 718-605-3970
  • Kids and Critters. Pre-K + K adventure seekers. 10am. Prereg. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • Evening Hike. Discover the creatures that become more active as the sun sets. 6pm. Prereg. Greenbelt Nat. Center, 718-351-3450
  • Shakespeare: Seen by Scene. Brief, fast-paced scenes which provide a glimpse of Shakespeare’s best Company, Point of Entry Theatre. 2pm. St. George Library, 718-442-8560
  • 2009 Fall Home and Lifestyle Expo. Listen to great music and win fabulous prizes. Vendors showcasing. 11am-6pm. SI Mall,718-761-6666
  • Healing Workshop. Harness your energy allowing your body to naturally heal itself.10:30am-2pm. Prereg. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • (update) The Poetry of Robert Frost. A reading and conversation on the author to be held on top of North Mound at the Fresh Kills Park site, with expansive views of the former landfill and the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge. A tour of the site will accompany the readings. 12:30pm at Fresh Kills Park. Call 212-788-8277 to reserve your place.
  • (update) Cheeky Chipmunks: Animal of the Month. Any chipmonk lovers out there? Observe these furry friends in their natural habitat. Ages 5+. Clay Pit Ponds, 718-605-3970 ext. 202
  • (update) Third Annual Blueberry Festival and Chicken Dinner to support Christ Church New Brighton. Beginning at 3:30pm with cocktail hour, chicken dinner served on the oval lawn in front of the Church at 76 Franklin Ave. Raffles, 50-50, children’s activities. $16 for adults, $8 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and under. Call 718 727-6100.
  • St. George Greenmarket. Open-air farmers markets. Fresh fruit, vegetables & much more. For info visit http://www.downtownsi.com
  • Saturday’s Tots. Singing, creating & sharing adventures.11 am. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Pumpkin Picking. Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking. All day. Historic Richmond Town, 718-351-1611
  • Carousel. Open 11am. Willowbrook Park, Greenbelt Conservancy, 718-477-0605
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Yoga. 9:30-11am. Bring your own mat. Yoga Greenbelt Nature Center, 718-351-3450
  • Sunday, September 13, 2009 

     

  • Richmond County Fair. 30th Anniversary, celebrating America the Beautiful. Join the festivities, entertainment, food contests, crafts, exhibits & much more. Fri, 2:30pm – 9:30pm; Sat & Sun, 11am – 9:30pm. Historic Richmond Town, 718-351-1611 Link: http://www.historicrichmondtown.org/
  • Henry Hudson’s 400th Year Anniversary Celebration: The Dutch in New York. Rebels – the founders of America. Kids crafts, Indian face painting and more. Alice Austen Museum. For more info visit: http://www.exploreny400.com/heritageweekend.aspx
  • Safety Preparedness Weekend. How different community & government organizations are here to make your life the safest possible. For more info visit http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/
  • Lenape Survival and Ecology Walk. How the Lenape lived. 9am. The Conference House Park. SI Museum, 718-483-7105
  • Healthy Living: Spectacular Summer Salad. Beneficial properties of herbs you use in salads. 12:30pm. Prereg. Greenbelt Nat. Ctr. 718-351-3450
  • Insect Insanity. Hike through the park and learn about creepy crawlers. 10am. Blue Heron Park, UPR. 718-967-3542
  • History Club: Early Naturalists. Learn facts about early naturalists. 1pm. Blue Heron Park. UPR. 718-967-3542
  • Walk. Great nature walk to see why Protectors urged the preservation of this sandy ground park at Clay Pit Ponds. Protectors, 718-761-7496
  • Talent on the Terrace: Nylon Wound. Enjoy the sounds of classical guitar duo. Free. 3pm. Greenbelt Nat. Ctr., 718-351-3450
  • Nature Play. Play games, sing songs & more. 1pm. Free. Prereg. Clay Pit Ponds,718-605-3970
  • Fresh Water Fishing. Instructions, poles & bait provided. 12-1pm. Clove Lakes Park,718-967-3542
  • Open House. Holiday craft, activity for whole family. 10am. Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 718-981-5550
  • What’s Gnu at the Zoo. A concert of “beastly” music for woodwind quintet & narrator. 1pm. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • National Grandparents Day. Special family friendly activities allow grandparents to spend quality time with their grandchildren. For more info visit http://www.intrepidmuseum.org
  • (update) Spaghetti Sunday to support Mount Manresa. Dinner, music, raffles, 50/50, bakery tables, entertainment and crafts for children. $12/adults; $6/children. Seatings at 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00pm. Take out available. 718-727-3844
  • (update) Msgr. Farrell High School Band 12th Annual Car Show & Flea Market. 10am – 4pm. Featuring 200+ vintage, hot rod and custom cars, plus homemade food, beverages, raffles, prizes and music. All proceeds benefit the Farrell Band. Raindate: Sept 27. Call 718 667-6567.
  • Pumpkin Picking. Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking. All day. Historic Richmond Town, 718-351-1611
  • Carousel. Open 11am. Willowbrook Park, Greenbelt Conservancy, 718-477-0605
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Tai Chi. 9:30-11am. Bring your own mat. Tai-Chi Greenbelt Nature Center, 718-351-3450
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