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 * 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 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.

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