For the Weekend of December 5 & 6, 2009 Staten Island Family Fun Events

Go to for a list of fun events for the family. Here are some ideas for this weekend:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

  • Breakfast with Santa Claus to benefit SI’s Children’s Campaign Charitable Trust. 8:30-10am. Applebee’s SI Mall. Call 718 889-3029 to preregister.
  • Breakfast with Santa. 10am-noon. Prereg. Seaview Auxiliary, Colony Hall, 718 317-3349
  • Kids Workshop: Wagon. Do-it-yourself skills & tool safety. 9am-noon . Ages 5-12. Free at Home Depot.
  • Holiday Nature Crafts. How to use pinecones, evergreens & other natural materials. 1pm. Blue Heron Park, UPR, 718 967-3542
  • Music for the Cure. Benefit concert for young cancer survivors by pianist and brain cancer survivor, Matthew Zachary. 7pm at Veterans Memorial Hall, Snug Harbor,
  • Kids & Kritters: Birds of Winter. Learn about winter birds & make a treat. Ages 5-7 w/caregiver. 11am-12:30pm. Blue Heron Park, 917 751-0071
  • Workshop: Indoor Composting with Worms. Construct an indoor compost bin with the help of red wriggler worms. 12-2pm. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gdn, 718 425-3557
  • Krafty Kids: Decorate For Tmalshe Ani. Make a Lenape craft. Ages 4-10 w/caregiver. 1-2pm. Prereg. Blue Heron Park,917-751-0071
  • Kettle Ponds. Explore Long Pond Park. 1pm. UPR, 718 967-3542
  • Yoga. Strengthen body & mind. 10:30am-12pm. Blue Heron Park, 718 356-0106
  • Kids’ Bible Adventure Club. Ages 5-12. “Travel” on an African safari and learn about gratefulness. 10am. Son Rise Faith Church, 917 453-5314
  • Target First Saturday: Light Up the Season. Free night of music, dance & art-making classes that celebrate the seasonal festivals of light from around the world. 5-11pm. The Brooklyn Museum, 718 638-5000
  • Saturday’s Tots. Singing, creating & sharing adventures.11 am. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Kids Workshop. Different project every weekend. 1, 2 & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-206
  • Needlecraft Series. Knit & crochet-all skill levels. Instruction in English and Spanish. Bring own materials. 12:30pm (except 12/26). Port Richmond Library, 718-442-0158
  • Tavern Concert. 7:30 & 9:30pm. Historic Richmond Town, 718 351-1611
  • Yoga. 9:30-11am. Greenbelt Nature Center, 718 351-3450

Sunday, December 6, 2009

  • Christmas in Richmondtown. Hear Carolers sing holiday songs, take a tour.  Home-made goodies available. 10am-5pm. Historic Richmond Town, 718-351-1611
  • Tree Lighting Celebration. Meet Santa Claus & follow Caroler’s Parade to the Tree Lighting Ceremony. 5pm. Historic Richmond Town, 718 351-1611
  • Herbal Holiday Decorations. Make easy table & gift decorations & more. 1-2:30pm. Prereg. Blue Heron Park,  718 356-9235
  • Owl Prowl. 5:30pm. Long Pond Park. Protectors, 718 313-8591
  • Knot for Nothing. Learn & practice some of the most basic & practical knots. 1pm. Blue Heron Park, UPR. 718 967-3542
  • Natural Science Club: Natural Plastics. Make your own samples of plastics from other organic sources such as milk, gelatin & guar gum. Ages 8-12. 2-3:30pm. Blue Heron Park, 718 967-3542
  • A Concert of Love & Hope: Inspirational & Holiday Music for the benefit of the Global Medical Relief Fund ( 3-5:30pm at The Church of the Ascension, 1 Kingsley Ave, 718 442-4187
  • Jacob Marley’s “A Christmas Carol” Presented by Snug Harbor and Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre, 2:00pm. Call 866 967-8167 or visit
  • 12th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony5-7pm at the Carl Grillo Glasshouse, Snug Harbor. Live performances from Wagner College Theatre and St. Roch School’s Children’s Choir, sing-a-longs. RSVP 718 425-3516
  • Reading. Participatory reading from “The Hobbit.” Come dressed as your favorite Tolkien character. 3pm. Prereg. Staten Island OutLOUD. Greenbelt Nature Center., 718-351-3450
  • Celebrate Eid: Eid Pancakes. An Arabic festivitiy, celebration, recurring happiness and a feast. Call for times. SI Children’s Museum, 718-273-2060
  • Hockey Clinic. Free ice hockey & ice skating instruction for S.I.  boys & girls ages 4-17 from 7-8am (except 12/27). S.I. Ice Hockey Association at the S.I. Skating Pavillion.  718-966-8708 or
  • 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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