New Food Pantry Supported by the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation on Staten Island, NY

The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation supplies and operates a food pantry in furtherance of its commitment to support people in need. 

It is housed in the House of Miracles Church, located at 641 Delafield Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310 off Broadway near Forest Avenue.

 It is open to all every Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm. All people in need of food are welcome.

Please get the word out to people who may need their assistance.

July 2010 Parent to Parent NY, Inc. Workshop & Support Group Schedules

Parent/Guardian Workshop:

“The Plan for Special Education System Reform” Presented by AnnMarie Caminiti, Program Director, Parent to Parent NY, Inc.

Specific Changes to the delivery of Special Education Services have been implemented. This workshop will the address the following:

  • Children First Network – Where do Parents go for assistance?
  • New IEP forms and notice to parents that will be used. When it will begin and what will change.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Institute for Basic Research (IBR), 1050 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island, NY (718) 494-4872

Support Groups

  • Aspergers Support Group 10:00-12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2010 IBR 1050 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island, NY (718) 494-4872
  • Mothers Support Group 10:00-12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010 IBR 1050 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island, NY (718) 494-4872
  • Fathers Support Group 7:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Page Plaza Diner located at 75 Page Avenue in Tottenville (718) 494-4872
  • Sibling Support Group RSVP Required 6:30-8:00p.m. Friday, July 23, 2010 IBR 1050 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island, NY (718) 494-4872


Where to Go for Independence Day Events, Parades and Fireworks Displays – 4th of July 2010 – NYC and Staten Island







Saturday, July 3, 2010

  • 7:00 p.m. Band 9:00 p.m. Fireworks -Celebrate America Concert & Fireworks Wolfe’s Pond Park, Staten Island, NY 7p.m.: U.S. Army Band 9p.m. Fireworks FREE For Map: LINK HERE

  • 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Salute to the U.S.A. Philharmonic and Helluva Choir sing patriotic songs, including 18th century favorites. LINK HERE
    Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park), Staten Island Cost: Free

  • 2:00 p.m. The Declaration of Independence  Reading.  Conference House Pavilion7455 Hylan Blvd./SI OutLOUD. 718-907-0709.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

  • 9:20 p.m. Macy’s Fireworks Display – Hudson River, NYC “American Harmony” Check out the show with Justin Bieber on NBC beforehand. Best Viewing in Manhattan: Westside Highway from 24th to 57th Street. In Hoboken, New Jersey you can watch on the Riverwalk. LINK HERE or Call (212) 494-4495

  • NOON Nathan’s HotDog Eating Contest – Coney Island – at the Corner of Surf Avenue and Stillwell Avenue – Get there early to see! No tickets are needed. LINK HERE

  • 11-5p.m. HISTORIC RICHMONDTOWN, Independence Day Celebration Staten Island Enjoy a pie-baking demonstration, bring a pie you baked to enter the Pie-baking contest, an exciting competition that pits ordinary citizens of today against expert “colonial” cooks!  Contest will be judged by volunteers. 
    Help to churn old-time ice-cream, participate in the Pinwheel Parade, meet patriotic villagers from the 1800s and earlier. Cost: Adults: $5.00 Seniors: $4.00 Children5-17: $3.50 LINK HERE

  • NOON (Ceremony) 12:30 p.m. (Parade) 100th Annual Travis Parade, Ceremony & Kickoff: PS 26, 4108 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY Remember, all access roads into Travis including the Victory Blvd. Exit off Rte. 440 will be closed at 11:30 a.m.

  • 2-4p.m. 4th of July KIDS CRUISE & BBQ! Adults: $25 Members: $20 Children: $15 Tickets: purchase at Celebrate your holiday aboard a historic riverboat with face painting and arts and crafts. BBQ lunch is included in the ticket price.
    Location: Pier 40 Houston & 5th Avenue All cruises launch from Hudson River Park’s Pier 40 at West Houston Street in Manhattan. By subway take the number 1 train to the Houston Street stop. Exit and walk west on Houston Street for five blocks and cross over the West Side Highway. Walk to the northern most end of the Pier 40 building and you will see the boat docked on your left hand side. Garage parking is available as well, should you choose to drive.

  • 2p.m. Battery Park – River to River Festival – Dan Zanes Jam & Jubilee! – FREE! Bring a blanket and enjoy the lawn along with jugglers, stilt walkers, and a cast of larger than life characters. 1:00 p.m. doors open, 2:00 p.m. La Cumbiamba eNeYé, 3:00 p.m. Dan Zanes & Friends/76 Trombones. Space is limited and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. LINK HERE

  • 2:00 p.m. The Declaration of Independence Reading. Ft. Wadsworth’s Harbor Overlook. Use the Guard Entrance at Bay Street and School Road. SI OutLOUD. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 718-907-0709

  • History Club: American Revolution/Explorer Program. Conference House Park. 718-967-3542

  • 82nd Annual Huck Finn Finishing Tournament/Costume Contest. Willowbrook Park. 718-948-9599

  • Concert-S.I. Philharmonic. Alice Austen House. 718-816-4506

Monday, July 5, 2010

  • 6a.m. to 11p.m. Summer for Hope Presents: “Play Me I’m Yours” Brings live art to the center of commercial Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island with the installation of 60 upright pianos placed at strategic  locations throughout the five boroughs. This event repeats every day between 6/21/2010 and 7/5/2010.                  LINK HERE          

  • 1:00-4:00 p.m. FREEDOM STRUT Location: Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. On July 4, 1827 slavery finally ended in New York, and it was celebrated the following day. For many years after, July 5th was a day for parades and fancy dinners to commemorate New York emancipation. Decorate your clothes and parade through the Lefferts Farmyard. Come listen to stories and live music to help celebrate freedom. LINK HERE

Fun Family Events for Staten Island and NYC June 26 & 27, 2010

Go to for more information!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

  • Raritan Bay Festival. Conference House Park.
  • Enrichment Day. Staten Island Zoo · 718-442-3101
  • Hands Across The Sand. Against off-shore drilling.
  • Kids & Kritters – Pond Dip. Blue Heron Park. 917-751-0071
  • American Girl “Be Out There”. Willowbrook Park – Greenbelt Nat. Ctr. 718-351-3450
  • Pond Ecology. Blue Heron Park – Urban Park Rangers. 718-967-3542
  • Parent and Child Sensory Safari, Clay Pit Ponds, 718-605-3970

Sunday, June 27. 2010

  •  Nature with Kathy: Pond Life Blue Heron Park. 917-596-4198
    · Canoeing Basics. Wolfe’s Pond Park – Urban Park Rangers. 718-667-2165
    · Lost Ladybugs. High Rock Park – Greenbelt Nat. Ctr.718-351-3450
    · Beautiful Buzzing Bees. Blue Heron Park – Urban Park Rangers. 718-967-3542
    · Good Grade Week. Staten Island Zoo. 718-442-3101


Parent Workshop: “Sexuality in People with Disabilities” – 7/21/10

Parent to Parent of NYS


A workshop for parents and guardians of people with disabilities *


BOBRA FYNE, Assistant Coordinator of Sex Education at YAI

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Institute for Basic Research

1050 Forest Hill Road, Staten Island

Please RSVP by 7/14:

Maryalice Fegeley 718-494-3462

* This presentation is geared to parents of children over the age of 17

Grand Opening of NEW Lego Store in Rockefeller Center: June 29-July 1, 2010

New York City, NY

The LEGO Store is Opening Soon! Join in the LEGO Store’s Biggest Grand Opening Celebration ever, June 29 – July 1!

A team of LEGO Master Model Builders is coming to the new flagship LEGO Store at Rockefeller Center and you’re invited to help them build a giant, 15-foot apple, entirely out of LEGO bricks!

Tuesday, June 29: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 30: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday, July 1: 8:00am – 3:00pm

On Tuesday, be one of the first 500 customers to spend $35 in the LEGO Store and you’ll receive an exclusive, limited-edition LEGO I love New York t-shirt! Shirts are available in child’s sizes only.

On Wednesday, be one of the first 500 customers to spend $35 in the LEGO Store and you’ll receive an exclusive, limited-edition LEGO New York Apple t-shirt! Shirts are available in child’s sizes only.

On Thursday, the first 500 customers to spend $35 in the LEGO Store will receive an exclusive, limited-edition LEGO Apple set!

This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine.