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  1. Freshwater Fishing

    July 24 @ 10:00 am
    July 24, 2016  |  10:00 am - 10:00 am
    Clove Lakes Park
    Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.
  2. Ocean Breeze Zumbathon

    July 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    July 24, 2016  |  10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Ocean Breeze Park
    Get ready to dance and move to music from around the globe as we attempt to break the NYC Zumba record! This event is open to the public. Bring your family and friends!
  3. Arts, Culture, and Fun: Jazz Concert

    July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    July 24, 2016  |  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring talented young musicians from the world-renowned New School for Jazz. Rain or Shine! The event moves indoors in case of rain.
  4. Gyotaku & Origami

    July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    July 24, 2016  |  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Staten Island Zoo
  5. Discovery Hike: Reptiles & Amphibians

    July 24 @ 1:00 pm
    July 24, 2016  |  1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    High Rock Park
    The summer forest is a great place to look for water snakes, basking turtles, leaping bullfrogs – and more. This happy herpetological walk follows the Yellow and Blue Trails past several ponds.
  6. Art Studio

    July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    July 24, 2016  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Create maracas and shakers and bring them to Boogie Woogie Wednesdays for some sizzling summer music and dance fun!
  7. Boardwalk Concert Series

    July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    July 24, 2016  |  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Vanderbilt at South Beach
    A series of free concerts will be staged on the South Beach Boardwalk featuring a variety of musical styles from Elvis to Styx to Springsteen, from Broadway show tunes to movie theme classics. Bring your blanket or beach chair (or
  8. Toddler Time

    July 25 @ 10:00 am
    July 25, 2016  |  10:00 am - 10:00 am
    South Beach Library
    Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
  9. Pre-K Storytime

    July 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    July 25, 2016  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Geared toward Early Literacy and advancement of the learning abilities of children through age appropriate books, songs, fingerplays and, and crafts.
  10. All Join In!

    July 25 @ 11:00 am
    July 25, 2016  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Stapleton Library
    Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.
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Summer Sales for School Supplies

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School’s out for the summer and kids are enjoying alarm-free mornings and homework-free afternoons. While parents are likely more focused on planning vacations and keeping their kids occupied, summer is a good time to pick up select school supplies for

Balanced Activities = Well-Rounded Kids

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Allowing Enrichment Activities Without Adding Stress Every parent wants their child to be well-rounded and develop additional talents beyond excelling academically, and afterschool enrichment programs can be the answer. Whether you are considering sports, theater, or martial arts, or music,

Having a Movie Night?


Here are, according to Moviefone, twenty five titles of kid-friendly flicks that are sure to be a hit with the entire family: The LEGO Movie (2014) Chicken Run (2000) Elf (2003) My Neighbor Totoro (1988) The Muppet Movie (1979) Big

“Ready, Set, Pokemon Go”… But Use Caution!

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  Community Education Council 31 President and former NYPD Lieutenant Michael Reilly weighs in on the new app sweeping the nation. You may have seen adults and kids alike moving aimlessly around our parks and other public places., looking down

The Business of Clothing Your Kids


Staten Island Moms say it’s not as tough as they feared Clothing for kids is big business in the United States. According to the National Retail Federation, parents last year spent $24.9 billion on back-to-school duds alone — or $630.36