2012 Halloween Events in Staten Island: Pooch Parade, Spooktaculars and More!

  • “Spooktaculars,” Oct. 21, 5:30-9 p.m. at Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, 718-815-0242; StatenIslandZoo.org. Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St.; 718-442-2900; StGeorgeTheatre.com. Oct. 26, 8 p.m.-midnight at The Renaissance, 2131 Hylan Blvd.; 718-354-9322 or 718-219-9564; cfhalloween@verizon.net.  

  • “The 20th Annual El Dia de los Muertos Celebration,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21, Bldg. P, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terr., Livingston; 718-425-3517 or 718-448-8348.

  • Haunted Houses by Corinne May Botz- Photo exhibit at Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island – starting Friday, October 19, 2012 11a.m. to 5p.m. For more than ten years, the Corinne May Botz searched for ghost stories in buildings across the United States. She ventured into these haunted places with both camera and tape recorder in hand; her photographs, accompanied by first-person narratives, reveal a rare glimpse into American interiors, both physical and psychological. $3.00 donation LINK HERE 
  • Autism Friendly Halloween Party – Saturday, October 27th, Noon to 4 p.m. at The Lake Club, 150 Clove Road T. (718) 442-3600 Pumpkin Painting, Scarecrow Making, Face Painting, Prizes, Costumed Characters and Much More! All Proceeds go to GRACE foundation. $5.00 per child, $15.00 per family (3 or more children).

  • Pooch Parade Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m. Location: Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfes Pond Park), Staten Island Who will the winner be? Bring your pooch our for our fantastic Halloween party for pooches.  Prizes awarded for best costume, longest tail, and much more. This event is presented by Syfy. Syfy is the proud sponsor of 14 NYC Parks fall-themed events across the city, including Pumpkin Fest in Central Park on Saturday, October 27!


Register for LOSE THE TRAINING WHEELS: Bike Camp for Children with Special Needs

LOSE THE TRAINING WHEELS: A camp that teaches children with special needs to ride a bike!
AUGUST 6-10th
Aviator Sports & Event Center
Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
(Registration is limited)

Participant Requirements:
 Must be at least 8 years old by start of camp and have a disability
 Must be able to walk without an assistive device and sidestep to both sides
 Must be able to attend a 75-minute session each day of the 5-day camp
 Must be under 220 lbs. and have a minimum inseam measurement of 20” (measure from floor not pant hem with sneakers on)
The camp runs Aug 6-10th. There are 4 ninety minute sessions to choose from. The first 15 minutes of the camp is check in and getting ready; the remaining 75 minutes are spent biking. Each camper will attend the same 90 minute session for each of the 5 days. For example if you select session 2, your child will be at Aviator Sports every day, Monday- Friday from 1:50-3:20.
Daily Sessions:
Session 1 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Session 2 1:50pm – 3:20pm
Session 3 3:25pm – 4:55pm
Session 4 5:00pm – 6:30pm
For more info contact: bikecampnyc@gmail.com
Or visit www.losethetrainingwheels.org
Also seeking volunteers!
Lose The Training WheelsTM is a nonprofit organization that teaches individuals with special needs to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. This achievement helps individuals with special needs gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.
Sponsored by:
The National Down Syndrome Society & The Lyle Foundation

Building Support for the Arts: At School, At Home and in the Community

Looking west along the fronts of the five nort...

Looking west along the fronts of the five northern buildings of Sailors Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Workshop – Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

All parents and members of the school community are invited to attend this hands-on workshop focused on providing children with a vibrant arts education. Childcare/arts activity will be provided for children between 5-12 years old.

Where: Noble Maritime Collection at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center 1000 Richmond Terrace (Building D) Staten Island

  • Art Activity for parents

  • Art Workshop for children

  • Ideas for making art at home

  • Tips on fundraising for arts programming

  • Strategies for getting support from local businesses and elected officials

  • Local arts opportunities for schools and families

  • FREE art books, paints and paper

  • FREE food and refreshments

Call Kirsten Rorke at 347-563-5281 with any questions