4th of July 2011 Events in Staten Island – Fun for your Family

Here are some fun 4th of July Events for you and your Family in Staten Island and NYC for the weekend of July 2-4, 2011:


  • Celebrate America Concert & Fireworks Display – Saturday, July 2, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Wolfe’s Pond Park * 7 p.m. “Expression” 7:30 p.m. “Stayin’ Alive” BeeGee’s Tribute Band * 9:00 p.m. –  FIREWORKS! (Rain date for fireworks: July 3rd)
  • Staten Island Yankees Game July 4th (VS. Brooklyn Cyclones) 7.p.m. POST GAME FIREWORKS Richmond County Bank Ballpark, 75 Richmond Terrace Phone 718- 720-9265 WEBSITE
  • Independence Day of South Shore – Reading of the Declaration of Independence Date: Saturday, July 2, 2011 Time: 3:00 PM Venue: Conference House Park Address: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee St. Staten Island – Free! Bring a lawn chair.
  • Independence Day Celebration at Historic Richmondtown – 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island July 03, 2011 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM 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.
  • Independence Day of North Shore Reading of the Declaration of Independence Date: Sunday, July 3, 2011 Time: 3:00 PM Venue: Fort Wadsworth Address: Bay Street and School Road  Staten Island, NY 10305
  • Travis Fourth of July Celebration Date: Monday, July 4, 2011 Time: 11:15 AM Venue: South Shore Band Address: 218 Johnson Avenue  Staten Island, NY 10307 Shore Band will perform marching this year. Access roads close at 11:15 A.M.
  • July 4th Flag Ceremony and Parade Date: Monday, July 4, 2011 Time: 12:00 PM  Venue: P.S. 26 Address: 4108 Victory Boulevard  Staten Island, NY 10301 Starts at noon in front of P.S. 26 (4108 Victory Blvd) between Wild and Melvin Avenues. Parking for all those attending the ceremony will be available at the Showplace Center, located at 141 East Service Road.  Please note that all access roads into Travis will be closed at 11:30 a.m.

10th Annual West Brighton Harmony Day – July 16, 2011 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

10th Annual West Brighton Harmony Day

Date: July 16, 2011

Time: 8am-6pm

Location: Corporal Thompson Park

Address: Broadway Btwn Henderson Ave & Richmond Terrace S.I. N.Y 10310

Their most notable event is West Brighton Harmony Day – a free, fun filled day including food, educational activities, and entertainment for the entire Staten Island community.

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NYC DOE Family Feedback Form – Let Your Voice be Heard

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LINK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY: http://familyfeedback.org/


The Family Feedback Form, open to all NYC public school parents, will help us understand what information you want about your child/children’s education, and how you want to receive this information. This form is the first step in our effort to engage with you more consistently around our shared goal—the success of our students. I look forward to learning what you value most.

Dennis M. Walcott, Chancellor

Visiting Artists from “U R New York” Collaborate w/Students at PS 373R

On June 15, 2011 students from Mr. McNamara & Ms. Caputo’s class at the Main Site collaborated with the artists from U R New York to create an inspiring mixed media mural in Elena Seminara’s Art Room.

They took a colorful painted backdrop and covered it with silk-screened photos, drawings, and  graffiti style writing. Link to U R New York’s website here: http://www.urnewyork.com/

Open House at JCC Summer Camp for Children with Special Needs – Sunday, June 26th, Noon – 2 p.m.

The Staten Island JCC is pleased to invite parents and children to our camp open house at the Henry Kaufman Campgrounds (1131 Manor Rd.) on Sunday, June 26 from 12:00PM-2:00PM.Please keep in mind that children must be ambulatory and toilet trained for enrollment.

Fee: $330 per week

Contact: Brian Faughnan, 718-475-5200 ext 1186, BFaughnan@sijcc.com

The JCC’s Marvin’s Camp is a six week program that features
individualization while creating a socially and emotionally safe
environment. The children participate in a traditional camp setting in an
inclusive environment with additional staff supporting their needs. Located
at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds (1131 Manor Rd.) in Staten Island, our
program fosters success, confidence and self worth by implementing research
based strategies to engage children in exceptional socially developmental
opportunities. An exploration of social skills is the pervasive component
of our program. Through one period each day of social skills intervention
and reinforcement throughout the rest of the day’s activities, our children
are able to show recognizable growth in a very short period of time.
Marvin’s Camp features two 40 minute swim periods each day, including one
period devoted to swim instruction provided by the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim
Academy. Under the direction of four-time Olympic gold medalist, Lenny
Krayzelburg, instructors provide small group (<6 campers) aquatics
instruction daily. Our music, art, sports and nature programs allows
campers to participate in a traditional camp experience alongside their
typically developing peers. Weekly trips to locations including Sesame Place
and Keansburg Amusement Park allow our children to experience another
dimension of recreational programming. Special activities such as carnival
games and shows will also supplement their camp experience.

Brian Faughnan
Special Needs Coordinator, JCC
Tel: 718-475-5200 ext. 1186
Fax: 718-475-5207
Cell: 347-733-3476

Fun Summer 2011 Events for Kids on Staten Island

  • GESTURE: IN PAINT and SOFTWARE – HELEN LEVIN & GOLAN LEVIN an inter-generational art exhibition July 7, 2011 – January 8, 2012 Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place 718-727-1135 www.statenislandmuseum.org * Mondays: 11am-5pm * Tuesday-Friday: 11am-6pm * Saturday: 10am-5pm* Sunday: 12pm-5pmThe human gesture is the basis for abstract paintings by Helen Levin and interactive computer applications by Golan Levin, her son. Vivid brushstrokes and captivating computer-based activities bridge the gap between the painter’s palette and new media.Ages 8 and up can be participate in this innovative exhibition about gestures when they get to create their own gestures with Mr. Levin’s Yellowtail and Meshy pieces (currently available as iPad apps) which are designed for touchscreen technology. A third work, Ghost Pole Propagator (GPP) a projection based work which encourages the viewer to interact with their entire body. Kids will surely go gaga for this magic piece of interactive art.Free with Museum admission ($3 adults, $2 seniors/students, Free for members, and children under 12)
  • Teen Environmental Club The Club is a group for any teenager (13-18) living or going to school on Staten Island who cares about the environment.  The club was started in the spring of 2010 as a forum for teen environmentalists to come together to learn about environmental issues, collect data for Citizen Science projects, help restore Staten Island’s natural world with beach clean-ups and invasive plant workshops. Teens and parents alike will adore this program that teaches teens the importance of environmental conservation, while actually pitching in to beautify our community and earn community service hours!                                                                                                                                  Visit http://sim-teenenvironmentalclub.ning.com/for more information or call Seth Wollney (718) 483-7105  Prince’s Bay Beach Clean-up * Saturday, July 9, 9:00am-11:00amBags, gloves and light refreshments will be provided. Meet at the foot of Bayview Ave.   Crescent Beach Park * Saturday, August 6, 9:00am-11:00am Bags, gloves and light refreshments will be provided. * Meet at the end of Wiman Ave. Ft. Wadsworth Beach Clean-up * Sunday, September 18, 12:00pm-3:00pm, FREE Bags, gloves and light refreshments will be provided. Meet at the Visit Center parking area on New York Ave.
  • Junior Science Club * For children ages 8-13, parents may observe. * Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Pl.$8/$5 members Join science educator and “Mr. Discovery” Staten Island Advance columnist, Clay Wollney, once a month and become a “mad” scientist performing exciting, innovative and fun experiments! Kids will love the engaging hands on experiences while parents will relish in the opportunity to observe their children is this amazing learning environment.Jr. Science Club:  Dissection – “What’s Inside?”Dissect an earthworm, fetal pig and a bullfrog! Like DaVinci, exploring through dissection is a must for the students who want to know more.Jr. Science Club: Forensics Saturday, August 20, 10:00am–12:00pm Hold on to your hats and badges! Learn some of the science behind criminal investigations as you play the part of a forensic investigator.Jr. Science Club:  Bottle Rockets Brigade at the Fence Show at Snug Harbor! (FREE) Saturday, September  17 (Raindate: Sunday, September 18) Lessons & Blast-offs at 1, 2, & 3pm The lesson in H2O pressure will meet at the Museum’s Science Education Table in front of building A, our future home. Meet Clay Wollney & learn about the new season of Jr. Science Workshops for children ages 8–13.
  • 61st  ANNUAL FENCE SHOW (FREE) Saturday, September 17th – Raindate: Sunday, September 18th 11am-5pm, on the front lawn of Snug Harbor Cultural Center Family Fun Day www.statenislandmuseum.orgCome view, shop, and canoodle at the longest running outdoor art show in New York!  Take the whole family out for an old fashioned stroll with some very contemporary sights! View, purchase or just delight in the presence of original works by talented artists.Artists and craftsmen may sign-up to exhibit their original work.  Also: Jr. Division for young artists. Call Donna Pagano at (718) 483-7106 or download our application from the Museum’s web-site.