2009 Halloween Weekend Events in Staten Island from SIParent.com

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

  • Halloween Movie: Ghostbusters. Ages 12-18. 1pm. St. George Library, 718-442-8560
  • Yoga for Health and Wellness: Adults. Health and stress reduction. 10:30am. Blue Heron Park, 718-967-3542
  • Decorate Your House with Halloween Origami. Make owls, bats, witches & pumpkins. Ages 4-12. 1-2:30pm. Prereg. Blue Heron Park, 917-596-4198
  • Creepy Crawly Extravaganza: A History of Halloween. 1pm. Blue Heron Park, UPR. 718-967-3542
  • Greenbelt Fall Walk. A 10-mile fall walk up to Mt. Moses. 9:45am-3pm. Protectors, 917-478-7607
  • Creepy Crawly Extravaganza: The Legend of Heyerdahl Hill. 1pm. High Rock Park, UPR. 718-967-3542
  •  Halloween Dance Party for children and families. Event targets children up to 12 years old. 1 – 4pm. $5 donation per child (parents are free). Proceeds go towards spiritual education program for children. Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore Street, 10301. www.unitarianchurchofstatenisland.org 718 447-2204
  • 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.11 am. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Haunted Historical Hour. 90-minute candlelit tour. Entertaining, & chilling. 7-8:30pm. The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 718-442-1608
  • Pumpkin Picking. Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking. All day. Historic Richmond Town, 718-351-1611
  • Carousel. Open 11am. Willowbrk Park, Grnblt. Cons, 718-477-0605
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Yoga. 9:30-11am. Yoga Greenbelt Naure Ctr, 718-351-3450
  • Pumpkin Patch Playland and Haunted House. Inflatable rides, face painting, corn maze & much more. Call for more details & locations. Green Side Up Garden Center, 718-967-5039; 718-317-6852

Sunday, November 1, 2009

  • Fall Foliage Hike. A jaunt to Moses Mountain. Ages 8+. Prereg. Greenbelt Nature Center, 718-351-3450
  • Walk. Identify trees & find out why they change colors in autumn. 11am. Free. Clove Lakes Park,Martling Pond. UPR, 718-967-3542
  • Beginning Birders. A morning hike to see migrating & resident birds. Ages 8-adult. 8-10am. Prereg. Clay Pit Ponds, 718-605-3970
  • Fall Foliage Hike to Moses Mountain. Ages 8+ w/adult. Prereg. Greenbelt Nat. Ctr., 718-351-3450
  • Everyone Loves A Story. Stories, art work & more. Ages 7-14. 1-2:30pm Prereg. Blue Heron Pk, 718-494-8429; evenings, 917-647-9128
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Tai Chi. 10-11:30am. Bring your own mat. Tai-Chi. Greenbelt Nature Center, 718-351-3450· Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Tai Chi. 10-11:30am. Bring your own mat. Tai-Chi. Greenbelt Nature Center, 718-351-3450
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    Strategies That Don’t Work with Kids Who Struggle…..and Strategies That Do

    Rick Lavoie will be presenting a workshop, Strategies That Don’t Work with Kids Who Struggle…..and Strategies That Do, on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at the Mary McDowell Center for Learning in Brooklyn.  The first part of the workshop will explore the numerous techniques used with students who are struggling in school.  The second half of the workshop will outline effective alternative methods of instruction.  The techniques can be used by parents and professionals to modify and improve a child’s behavior and performance.

    To RSVP, please call 718-625-3939.  Please see information below regarding location and cost.

    Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009
    4:00 PM-6:00 PM
    Mary McDowell Center for Learning
    135 Summit Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11231
    RSVP: 718-625-3939
    Cost:
    Early Registration:       $20.00
    After Nov. 1:                $25.00
    Sponsor                    $150.00

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    Free Parenting Class for Kids with Special Needs Offered on Staten Island – Starting January 2010

    Attn: Parents and legal guardians of children (of all ages) with a developmental disability.

    Do you want to?

    • Learn techniques for dealing with challenging behaviors.
    • Improve effective communication with your child.
    • Increase positive parent-child interactions.

    YAI/NIPD offers a 6-session parent training program on Staten Island in positive behavior management

    January 11, 2010 – March 1, 2010

    Mondays, (10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

    PS 373R @ PS 861 280 Regis Drive (South Ave. Exit on the Expressway) Refreshments & Metrocards provided

    YOU MAY JOIN IF

    • You are the birth parent or legal guardian of a child with an intellectual or Developmental Disability

    • You live in Staten Island with your child

    • Your child meets OMRDD’s criteria for developmental disabilities’ services (has a recent psychological evaluation with IQ and Adaptive Behavior Scale – Vineland II – scores)

    If interested please contact Kelly Flanigan (212) 273-6259

    “MOM, I’m Bored!” – Things to do on Staten Island October 24 & 25, 2009

    From www.SIParent.com – a great list of fun activities in Staten Island this weekend!

    Saturday, October 24, 2009

  • SpOOktacular. The spookiest & most celebrated Zoo event. Shows, crafts, activities, contests & halloween fun for all. Sat 6-9:30pm; Sunday 5:30-9pm. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • Karate USA Demonstrations. Center Court, SI Mall, 718-761-6666
  • You and Your Dog. For pre-teens & teens with a new dog (w/parent). Free. 11am. Prereg. Blue Heron park, 718-317-7243
  • Kids and Kritters: That’s A Bat. Ages 5-7. 11am-12:30pm. Blue Heron Park, 917-751-0071
  • Halloween Character Brunch. Wear a costume, candy bags, trophy for best children’s costume. 10-11:30am & 12noon-1:30pm. New Bistro Restaurant, 718-987-1700
  • Staten Island’s Got Talent. A night of pop, rock, disco & blues. A benefit concert. 7:30pm. St. George Theatre, 718-442-2900
  • Harvest Festival. Pumpkin picking, popcorn races, stories & games, snacks & much more. Free admission. Rain or shine.(Suggested donation is a canned food item for local food pantry), 1-3pm. Bethel Evangelical Free Church. Visit www.bethelsi.org  
  • Krafty Kids: Fairy Wand. Create a wand to take home. Ages 4-10 w/caregiver. 1-2pm. Prereg. Blue Heron Park, 917-751-0071
  • Birding with Friends. Look for late migrants. High Rock Park & Pouch Lake. 3-5pm. Blue Heron Park, 718-981-4002
  • Scary Stories. True or almost true stories based on the SI Historical Society’s archival material. Historic Richmond Town, 718-351-1611
  • Pumpkin Carving Workshop. Learn about the finer points in carving. Ages 8+ w/caregiver. 1pm. Prereg. Greenbelt Nature Center, 718-351-3450
  • Million Trees NYC Fall Planting Day. Volunteer to help plant 15,000 trees citywide. Location TBA. info@milliontreesnyc.org
  • Young Writers OutLOUD. Free workshops on creative writing & spoken-word performance. Ages 10-15. Prereg. At the Richmondtown Library. SI OutLOUD,718-907-0709
  • Fresh Kills Tour. Tour will travel on buses through the park’s terrain & will be approx. 1-1/2 hours. 10am & 1pm. Free. Prereg. To register visit http://www.nyc.gov/parks
  • Composting and Recycling at the Library. The S.I. Recycling Outreach Coodinator reveals recycling tricks & answers your questions. 1-3pm. St. George Library, 718-442-8560
  •  Scary & Spooky Halloween Party for Kids 6-10. Trick or Treating, Contests, Games, Prizes, Dancing and more at Kidzrock, 8 Johnson Street (off Arthur Kill Rd.) 10309 718 966-5900 www.kidzrocksi.com
  • 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
  • Haunted Historical Hour. 90-minute candlelit tour. Entertaining, & chilling. 7-8:30pm. The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 718-442-1608
  • Pumpkin Picking. Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking. All day. Historic Richmond Town, 718-351-1611
  • Carousel. Open 11am. Willowbrk Park, Grnblt. Cons, 718-477-0605
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Yoga. 9:30-11am. Yoga Greenbelt Naure Ctr, 718-351-3450
  • Pumpkin Patch Playland and Haunted House. Inflatable rides, face painting, corn maze & much more. Call for more details & locations. Green Side Up Garden Center, 718-967-5039; 718-317-6852
  • Sunday, October 25, 2009

  • Walk to Cure Diabetes. A three-mile walk through the College Campus to raise money for the JDRF. The day will include food, entertainment & activities. Registration at 8:30am. Walk starts at 10am. For more info call JDRF, 212-689-2860
  • SpOOktacular. The spookiest & most celebrated Zoo event. Shows, crafts, activities, contests & halloween fun for all. Sat 6-9:30pm; Sunday 5:30-9pm. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • Karate USA Demonstrations. Center Court, SI Mall, 718-761-6666
  • Explorers of the Wild: The Colors of Autumn. Information on leaves that change colors & more. Ages 6-12. Blue Heron Park, 718-967-3542
  • Halloween Spookfest. Pumpkin picking, decorating, spooktacular dancing, costume contest. trick or treating & more. 10:30am-12:30am. Kidzfest, 718-227-FEST
  • Family Halloween Hike. Walk along the nature center loop trail. Heyerdahl to Old Mill. Ages 5+. Prereg. 1pm. Greenbelt Nat. Ctr. 718-351-3450
  • Life Cycle of a Pumpkin. Look at the inside of a pumpkin. Craft. Ages 4-8. Nooon-1:30pm. Prereg. Blue Heron Park, 917-596-4198
  • Fall Migration. 11am-1pm. Blue Heron Park, 718-313-8591
  • Owl Prowl. 6-8pm. Conference House Park. Protectors, 718-313-8591
  • Creepy Crawly Extravaganza: Creepy Crawly Critters. 1pm. Blue Heron Park,UPR. 718-967-3542
  • Halloween Hall Free haunted house in Main Hall, Wagner College from 2-5pm. All three stories of Wagner’s historic Main Hall will be decorated by students. Rooms will include ghost themes, the “haunted” basement, cookie decorating, arts and crafts and plenty of tricks and treats. Email marketing@wagner.edu  for more information.
  • Everyone Loves A Story. Stories, art work & more. Ages 7-14. 1-2:30pm Prereg. Blue Heron Pk, 718-494-8429; evenings, 917-647-9128
  • Pumpkin Picking. Decker Farm Pumpkin Picking. All day. Historic Richmond Town, 718-351-1611
  • Carousel. Open 11am. Willowbrk Pk, Grnbelt Cons. 718-477-0605
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Tai Chi. 10-11:30am. Bring your own mat. Tai-Chi. Greenbelt Nature Center, 718-351-3450
  • Pumpkin Patch Playland and Haunted House. Inflatable rides, face painting, corn maze & much more. Call for more details & locations. Green Side Up Garden Center, 718-967-5039; 718-317-6852
  • October PTA Meeting

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    Date: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009

    Time: 5:30 pm

    Location: Main Site, 91 Henderson Ave

    Please make an effort to attend the meetings. We will be discussing the issues of RSAs, busing and other important issues that affect our children. We are only as effective as the parents who attend and get involved.  If you cannot attend the meeting contact John Scarso-president @718-986-8856 or Dawn Port-1st VP @ 917-293-6397 and we will keep you informed.

    We are starting to collect donations for our Holiday Fair Dec 9 &10th.  We collect new items to put together in themed baskets, such as books, games, foods, house décor, arts & crafts and more.  If you would like to try and collect donations from local Businesses Kirsten has a letter with our Tax ID#  to give them. Please contact Kirsten for the letter.

    White elephant table: We collect gently used books, games, toys, household items and more.  NO clothes please! Contact Kirsten about dropping off at the school or Dawn Port @917-293-6397 to make arrangements.

    “Give a Pint ~ Get a Pie” Blood Drive at P.S. 373R October 29, 2009

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    Staten Island University Hospital & Public School 373R & Jimmy Max Restaurant are teaming up to donate the “Gift of Life” !

    Join us on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Public School 373R, The Robert Randall School, 91 Henderson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 Between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    The owner of Jimmy Max Restaurant, Mr. McBratney is donating a free pie for every blood donor! Please call Kirsten Rorke @ (718) 816-8897 ext. 2511 to register for your most convenient time.

    Please bring photo i.d. and eat before donating. Refreshments will be available at our site. “Extra Contest” – The class with the most adult participation will receive a pizza and ice cream party donated by Jimmy Max.