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  1. NYRR Open Run: Bridge at Silver Lake Park

    September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    September 27, 2016  |  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Silver Lake Park
    Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC.
  2. Bird and Nature Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

    September 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    September 28, 2016  |  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wolfe's Pond Park
    A 1-2 mile hike in one of Staten Island’s green spaces.
  3. Baby Buzz

    September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    September 28, 2016  |  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Castleton Hill Moravian Church
    Free class for babies and their caregivers, with age appropriate toys and music along with time for socialization for babies and adults.
  4. Toddler Time

    September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    September 28, 2016  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Geared toward early Literacy and advancement of the learning abilities of children through age appropriate books, songs, and finger plays.
  5. Clay Day

    September 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    September 28, 2016  |  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece. (Free for SICM members)
  6. Autumn Leaves

    September 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    September 28, 2016  |  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Snug Harbor Cultural Center
    Get up close and personal to some trees and make a craft with leaves. Guardians must attend.
  7. Secret of a Book

    September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    September 28, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Join us for tween book club where we discuss your book choice of the month.
  8. Bookcraft

    September 28 @ 4:00 pm
    September 28, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Stapleton Library
    Have a blast listening to stories and making a fun craft!
  9. Read Aloud/Picture Book Time

    September 28 @ 4:00 pm
    September 28, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays, action rhymes and coloring.
  10. Knitting!

    September 28 @ 4:00 pm
    September 28, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Huguenot Library
    Knot just a knit knite.
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