It is OFFICIALLY Satan's playground out there…it is so hot you can almost feel your skin melting away ( forget the makeup situation) and unless you have plans to frolic in a pool or underneath a continuos sprinkler keep reading for our favorite ways to beat the heat!
Saturday and Sunday: The Staten Island Children's Musuem: Get Up4Art Using glue and multi colored and textured papers, kids can create their favorite animal Collage with Ron Chironna 1, 2 & 3 p.m.1000 Richmond Terrace www.statenislandkids.org 718-273-2060.
Saturday: Mont Sec House Open House
Step back in time with a visit to historic Mont Sec House. Tour the home and discover how an officer and his family lived at Fort Wadsworth during the nineteenth century. Fort Wadsworth 1-3pm All ages Free 718-354-4500 www.nps.gov/gate/index.htm
UPDATE!! Unfortunately due to the fact that Borders filed for bankruptcy and announced layoffs of 23,000 workers this week, The store is not allowing any events or media and so the “Christmas in July” book signing on Sunday 7/24 has been cancelled. But you can check out this really great kid's book right here Sleigh Bells in Springtime: Frogs Calling
Sunday: Check out “Christmas in July” A great opportunity to meet a local children's book author, ask questions, and get a copy of Sleigh Bells in Springtime: Frogs Calling signed by the author, Jessica R. Kratz. At this book signing and reading children will learn about frogs, hear the calls various frogs make, and then, after enjoying some time in the air conditioned mall, become inspired to have outdoor adventures with their families within [and beyond] the “Borough of Parks.” Sunday July 24, 2011 from 1-4pm at Borders Express in the Staten Island Mall 2655 Richmond Avenue Staten Island NY The event itself is free and includes a free gift for children, but the book must be purchased in order to be signed. Borders phone number (718)698-7160 and website www.borders.com
If you're willing to BRAVE THE HEAT on Staten Island our fav pick of the weekend: THE 3RD ANNUAL VAN DUZER DAYS
A Summer Streets/Weekend Walks event presented by the NYC Department of Transportation, SIcoLab & Richmond Hood Co atVan Duzer Street
between Beach st. and Wright St. in Staten Island, NY. During Van Duzer Days, large-scale participatory presentations are featured for each of the Saturdays according to theme, and kids programs are offered throughout the days. Stapleton-based musicians will perform from 4 p.m. until the event closes and the Island's favorite DJs will spin at end of each day. Visit VanDuzerDays.com for updates. Artists are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate and get more information.
JULY 23: OPENING DAY
All day: Local artists create original works live in front of public
All day: Bike repairs sponsored by Bike Staten Island & Transportation Alternatives
1 p.m. Little Van Duzles: Cupcake decorating for kids with Cecilia Gallo
2 p.m. Food Art with chef Theresa Borik
3 p.m. Cooking demo with Food Network's “Chopped” winner Shehu Fitzgerald
4 p.m. Rob Carey
5 p.m. Nick Williams and the Anteaters
6 p.m. Captain Ahab and The Sea Crackens
6:45 p.m. (Full Cup alley) In Buenos Aires
7 p.m. Dance with the Lost Borough Party
8 p.m. Street reopens
And if you're willing to travel off Island our fav pick of the weekend: