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  1. Historical Craft

    February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    February 24, 2017  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Make an historical craft and design a gold coin in honor of Alexander Hamilton founder of the Federal Reserve, the First Bank of the United States.
  2. Toddler Story Time & Activity Hour

    February 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    February 24, 2017  |  11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
  3. Chess and Checkers Tournament

    February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    February 24, 2017  |  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    121 Precinct
    Build your skills and join us for the challenge. All kids are welcome to play or learn chess and checkers with police officers! Certificates and trophies will be awarded! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Arrive a half an hour
  4. School Holiday Break

    February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 24, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    Enjoy drop-in activities during school vacation including family tours and art activities.
  5. Lego WeDo Camp

    February 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 24, 2017  |  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Build robot machines and mechanical animals then bring them to life in this series of workshops. Limited space, registration required.
  6. Kidz Cook

    February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    February 24, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    2, 3, & 4 PM
  7. Animal Time

    February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    February 24, 2017  |  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program and meet one of the animals from our living collection. Check the white board at the museum for details.
  8. Wii Time

    February 24 @ 3:00 pm
    February 24, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  9. Cook hors d’oevres

    February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    February 24, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Culinary vocabulary, hungry for hot hors d’oevres? Hop on over and help make ‘em. Join one of two 40 minutes sessions at either 3pm or 4 pm. Sponsored by ShopRite
  10. Black History Month Program

    February 24 @ 3:30 pm
    February 24, 2017  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    West New Brighton Library
    We will have a read aloud and discussion about several famous African Americans in History.
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