Staten Island Children’s Museum February Events

Join our fun-for-the-whole-family Up4Art weekend art workshops every Saturday & Sunday in February.

  • Feb. 11 & 12 Valentine’s Day Monoprints for your sweetie.
  • Feb. 18 & 19 Collage a Mardi Gras Mask!
  • Feb. 25 & 26 Illustrate the earliest signs of spring using Watercolor Resist techniques.
  • Every Story Time program this February will revolve around literature that was either written, illustrated by or features African-Americans. Hear some old favorites, like The Snowy Day, by Ezra Keats, or introduce your children to new ones, like My Nana and Me, by Irene Smalls or Please Puppy, Please!By Spike and Tonya Lee. To make sure our visitors have time for the full Children’s Museum experience – participate in workshops and explore exhibits – Story Time starts at a different time every day; call ahead to find out today’s story and time.Feraba! On Saturday, February 11, get ready to tap your toes, stomp with your feet, and feel the drums pounding right through your body…it’s Feraba! Fusing West African drumming with rhythmic tap dancing, this exciting music will get you on your feet and moving! Performance at 2 p.m. in Portia’s Playhouse, free with admission.

    Sandy Ground: On Monday, February 20, learn about the Underground Railroad and the history of Staten Island’s Sandy Ground, the oldest community established by free slaves in North America from descendants of the original settlers. Kids will love creating and decorating commemorative doorknob hangers featuring images of heroes of the Underground Railroad.
    Sandy Ground Workshops, Monday, February 20, beginning at 2 p.m. and every half hour until 4:30 p.m. in the Walk-In Workshop.
    Sessions are at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. and are free with regular museum admission.

The Staten Island Children’s Museum is located at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday & closed Monday, except most school holidays. Thei

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r hours reflect the New York City Public School schedule: noon-5 p.m. when NYC Public Schools are open; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. when NYC Public Schools are closed (including weekends).
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Cool School Holiday & a Musical Surprise!
Monday, February 20 marks the beginning of the NYC Public Schools Mid-Winter Recess (2/20 thru 2/24), and it is also another Cool School Holiday, sponsored by Scaran. Come celebrate your Cool School Holiday with music, join Patrick at 3:30 pm for singing and music-making! Our hours are 10 am to 5 pm all week, with free admission to all on Monday the 20th!

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