It’s the first weekend in NOVEMBER…how is that possible?! Soak in every minute with your kidlets this weekend at some of these activities– our fave Staten Island weekend events for families!
First Annual Almost 1K at the Staten Island Children’s Museum!
This November, the 41st NYC Marathon kicks off at its traditional starting point; the Verrazano Bridge on beautiful Staten Island.
Picking up on marathon fever, the Staten Island Children’s Museum is proud to get all New Yorkers in the mood to run; from crawlers and toddlers, to little sprinters, during our 1st Annual SI Children’s Museum Almost 1K!
Four categories of runners, diaper dashers to kids aged 6 and up, will run different length courses, medals awarded to all competitors!
Pre-run warm-up exercises will be led by Sheena Ruff, Staten Island Children’s Museum’s own competitive running expert! Families will enjoy running-themed activities and crafts all day at the Museum. All children will receive a medal of participation, bottled water and an energy bar. And if your kids too young to run? Push them in their strollers, everyone can participate!
When: November 5 Registration begins at 10 a.m. Races begin at 10:45 until 11:30.
Where: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Running along beautiful Cottage Row on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens
*Healthy snack, bottled water and medals for all.
Information: 718.273.2060 www.StatenIslandKids.org
Cat in the Hat Storytime Kids will have an opportunity to meet their FAVORITE Costume Character; the Cat in the Hat. So parents don’t forget to Bring a camera and have your kid’s picture taken with him, as they listen to his many adventures and other Dr. Seuss favorites being read during a very special storytime!.
Where: Barnes and Noble 2245 Richmond Ave
Age Appeal: 1-5
Information: 718-982-6983, www.Barnesandnoble.com
Yoga for Kids
Greenbelt Nature Center Families can Join in at the Greenbelt Nature Center for an hour of yoga, song and storytelling. Nancy Corrigan, a certified yoga instructor, uses her love of song and storytelling to introduce yoga in a fun and imaginative way.
Where: 700 Rockland Avenue
Age Appeal: 5-10
Information: 718-351-3450 www.sigreenbelt.org Preregistration required. Limit 20.
If You Could See: The Alice Austen Story This is a new musical about pioneering photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952) – the indomitable, free-thinking high-living woman, whose work, passions and life recorded the transformations of America – from her bourgeois world on Staten Island to the arrival of immigrants in New York to the rise of a new industrial society that shattered her own.
With songs reflecting decades in Austen’s life, If You Could See vividly shows Alice Austen’s fierce and determined struggle to live on her own terms and the terrible price she paid for her freedom. The stock market crash, the bursting of the real estate bubble, a war that took thousands of soldiers overseas, anxiety about a society altered by immigration, simmering struggles for the freedom of women and homosexuals – Alice’s world is remarkably similar to ours, making If You Could See a musical for our time – celebrating a significant artist and true American iconoclast.
Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Age Appeal: ages
Information: 718-718-5453 www.snug-harbor.org
Spanish Camp History Hike with Mike Join naturalist and local historian Mike Shanley on a trip through the past as he explores Seguine Pond and the remains of the Spanish Camp Colony. Please bring binoculars and sturdy shoes/boots. Meet in front of the nature center.
Where: Blue Heron Nature Center/Seguine Pond, 48 Poillion Avenue
Age Appeal 8+
Information: 917-753-7155 www.preserve2.org/blueheron
Atka – Return of the Wolf Back by popular demand. The Greenbelt Nature Center welcomes back Atka and the New York Wolf Conservation staff for a presentation of “Wolfology.” Meet Atka the artic gray wolf
Where: Greenbelt Nature Center 700 Rockland Avenue
Age Appeal: 6+
Information: 718-351-3450 www.sigreenbelt.org Registration and pre-payment required.
Explorers of the Wild-The Science & Art of Fish Participants will learn about the external anatomy of fish while making goyataku – fish prints. The anatomy and adaptations of the jawless fish, the bony fish and sharks will be compared and living specimens will be observed.
Where: Blue Heron Park 48 Poillion Avenue
Age Appeal: 6-10
Information: 718-967-3542 www.preserve2.org/blueheron