From www.siparent.com – Fun Things to Do in S.I. This Weekend, December 12th & 13th

Following are some fun events compiled by Staten Island Parent Magazine. You may visit their website by going to www.siparent.com . They also have a wonderful list of resources!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

  • Holiday Show: “Making Spirits Bright.” Fri at 8pm; Sat. 2pm & 8pm. Moore Catholic High School, 718 761-9200
  • Candlelight Tours. A journey through three-hundred years of tradition. 5pm. Historic Richmond Town, 718 351-1611
  • Dickens of a Christmas. Meet Santa, sing along with a chorus, snacks & family activities. 1 free photo (per family) w/Santa. 5:30-8:30pm. Christmas Tree will be lit at 6pm. SI Zoo,718-442-3101
  • Kids & Kritters. Pre-K & K adventure seekers. Learn about animals & their unique adaptations. 10am. Prereg. SI Zoo, 718-442-3101
  • Young People’s Concert. NY Philharmonic, 2pm. Avery Fisher Hall, 212 875-5700
  •  Holiday Craft Workshop. Family craft workshop. Create pieces inspired from natural objects. 1pm. Prereg. Greenbelt Nat. Center, 718 351-3450
  • Annual Christmas Party. “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” For children ages 5-12 from financially struggling families. (accompanied by adult). Gifts, food, face painting and song. Noon. Son Rise Faith Church, 718 761-6259
  • Forest Restoration. Equipment supplied. 10am-1pm. High Rock Park, Protectors,728 667-1393
  • Walk. One mile stroll to see the white-tailed deer at Saw Mill Creek Park. 3:30-5:30pm. Protectors, 718 313-8591
  • Winter Tree I.D. How to identify trees without leaves. 1pm. Playground. Clove Lakes Park, UPR. 718 967-3542
  • Breakfast with Santa Claus to benefit SI’s Children’s Campaign Charitable Trust. 8:30-10am. Applebee’s Graniteville, New Dorp and Veteran’s Rd. W. locations. Must preregister at 718 983-3800
  • Making Tracks. Identify animal tracks. 1pm. Blue Heron Park, UPR. 718 967-3542
  • Adults: Career Counseling. Free, confidential career counseling. 10am-12noon. Richmondtown Library, 718 688-0413
  • The Nutcracker. A perfect introduction to ballet for kids 3-12. Only one-hour. 11am, 1 & 3:30pm. N.Y. Ballet Theatre, 212 355-6160
  • (update) Jacob Marley’s “A Christmas Carol” Presented by Snug Harbor and Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre, 8:00pm on Saturday; 2pm on Sunday. Call 866 967-8167 or visit http://www.sistny.org
  • (update) Celebrate Hanukkah. Make and take a menorah. Workshops at 1, 2, & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718 273-2060
  • 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 13, 2009

  • Annual Children’s Chanukah Party. Crafts, snacks, entertainment, balloons, pizza & lots of fun. 12 – 3pm. Prereg by 12/7. Brotherhood of Temple Israel Reform Cong., 718 727-2231
  • Colonial Christmas. Father Christmas for children-each child receives a gift. Hot cider & cookies. 10am – 4pm. The Conference House, 718 984-6046
  • Free day of relaxation at St. George Healing Arts Center. Beginning at 2:30 with group meditation and guided relaxation. Also scheduled: mini reiki, massage, accupuncture. First come, first served. Raffles, music, refreshments and performance by American Tribal Style Belly Dance Group, 347-400-5040 or http://www.stgeorgehealingarts.com
  • Winter Waterfowl. See NY’s winter water birds. 1pm. Conference House Park, UPR.718 967-3542
  • (update) Celebrate Hanukkah. Make and take a menorah. Workshops at 1, 2, & 3pm. SI Children’s Museum, 718 273-2060
  • (update) Jacob Marley’s “A Christmas Carol” Presented by Snug Harbor and Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre, 8:00pm on Saturday; 2pm on Sunday. Call 866 967-8167 or visit http://www.sistny.org
  • Owl Prowl. Search for owls. 6-8pm. Prereg. Blue Heron Park, 718 356-9235
  • Nature with Cathy: Origami Christmas Decorations. Make Christmas origami. Ages 4-12. 1-2:30pm. Prereg. Blue Heron Pk, 917 596-4198
  • Explorers of the Wild: The Science and Art of Fish. Learn about external anatomy of the three classes of fish. Ages 6-12. 2 – 3:30pm. Blue Heron Pk, 718 967-3542
  • Concert: Peter Zummo Group. A fusion of jazz & classical music. 2pm. St. George Library, 718 442-8560
  • The Nutcracker. A perfect introduction to ballet for kids 3-12. Only one-hour. 11am, 1 & 3:30pm. N.Y. Ballet Theatre, 212 355-6160
  • 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 www.SIIHA.com
  • 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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