Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I know my blog is mostly about past history on Staten Island, but I thought it would be really nice of me if I put together a list of upcoming events in SI so that people could get involved in our community and enjoy what our island has to offer. Book mark this post and refer back to it from time to time as I will update it every so oftern. Enjoy!!

Nature Programs for Toddlers:

Every Wednesday 9:45 – 10:30 am

Greenbelt Tree Tots for three and four year-old children

Wednesday 11:00 – 11:30 am

Greenbelt Peepers for your two year old child

Join us for our Spring session of the Greenbelt Tree Tots and the Greenbelt Peepers. Sit with your tot and enjoy stories and activities centered around nature and our animal friends in the cozy atmosphere of the Greenbelt Nature Center. Registration required. Space is limited. Fee: $4 Greenbelt Conservancy members; $6 non-members. Call (718) 351-3450 or email: for program details and registration.   This program takes place every Wednesday through June 6 at the Greenbelt Nature Center.

Alice Austen House

Teen Studio Program

2nd Saturdays of every month: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10 from 2:30-5:00 PM
Bring your own camera, or grab one of ours, and walk away with your own artwork!
Courses include materials
No experience or cameras needed
Develop your knowledge of photography
Including portfolio development, history, fine art techniques, professional lighting & light painting.
Contact Sara Signorelli, Director of Museum Services at 718-816-4506 x10 or for registration or  scholarships fee is $20 per class.
05/20/121:00pm– 4:00pm  

5/28/12– 09/3/12

Blue Star Museum

The Alice Austen House Museum is proud to support Blue Star Museum program beginning Memorial Day weekend and conclude Labor Day weekend.  Active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission during the summer of 2012!
(photo on right is Austen's image taken in 1893.  Her notes: The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago; Summer; Illinois; travel; soldiers lined up)


Manners Can Be Fun! (Ages 5-7)

July 16 — 20, 2012 from 10am - 12 noon
Greetings, eye contact, speaking clearly, table manners, kindness, helping others and more!  Lots of fun and terrific for development of social and communication skills.
$150 plus $10 registration fee

07/23/12– 07/27/12 Photography Camp (ages 7-12)
Learn basic photography using our digital cameras and printers!  We will do self portraits, portraits, landscapes and Victorian dress vignettes as well as make your own pin hole cameras! Session #1: July 23-27, 2012 from 9:30am to 12:30pm (A second session may be added August 6-10, 2012 if there are enough students)
Cost $175 plus $10 reg

Family Farm Breakfast  August 12, 2012 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Decker Farm - Staten Island 
Community Day: Ice House Frolics
August 12, 2012 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
See how people kept cool-from the 1600s until today! Play in our sprinklers, participate in a demonstration of old time ice cream making, and try the latest in bubble technology with an old recipe for soap. Enjoy a free cup of iced mint tea before you explore furnished interiors of buildings dating from the 1690s through the 1890s.

Clay Day
When Every Wed, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Description Satisfy a "knead" by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece. Create a clay bead necklace for Mother's Day.

Tot's Time Plus
When every Thu, 11am – 1pm
Description Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories. Admission + $5/child

 Kidz Cook
When every Fri 2pm – 3pm
Every Friday a different dish!

check out more events here! for the childrens museum.


Hersheypark Road Tour- July 21 1:00p - 4:00 p On the East Meadow. Games and prizes from Hershey!

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