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  1. The Pipes Are Calling

    July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    July 28, 2016  |  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
    Join Richmond County Pipe & Drums for free lessons on Bagpipes & Drums, no Experience Necessary! Every Thursday Night, except holidays. We do occasionally take breaks so please email ahead to for more info!
  2. Movies Under the Stars: Million Dollar Arm

    July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    July 28, 2016  |  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Walker Park
    Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be
  3. Tri State ZNA 5th Annual Koi Show & Bonsai Exhibit

    July 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    July 29, 2016  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Snug Harbor Cultural Center
    You will see some of the finest Koi of all sizes and varieties on the East Coast . Members of the club will be on hand to talk about koi and koi pond care. Friends of Bonsai, a club that
  4. Toddler Time

    July 29 @ 10:15 am
    July 29, 2016  |  10:15 am - 10:15 am
    Tottenville Library
    Interactive stories, silly songs and playtime. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! 10:15AM & 11:15AM
  5. Preschool Play

    July 29 @ 10:30 am
    July 29, 2016  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    Huguenot Library
  6. Toddler Story Time & Activity Hour

    July 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    July 29, 2016  |  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Port Richmond Library
  7. City Parks PuppetMobile presents Puss in Boots

    July 29 @ 10:30 am
    July 29, 2016  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    Bloomingdale Park
    City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City. The
  8. Preschool Story Time

    July 29 @ 11:30 am
    July 29, 2016  |  11:30 am - 11:30 am
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
    Stories, crafts, and play time. Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time for fun, fun, fun!
  9. Sing Along with Patrick

    July 29 @ 1:00 pm
    July 29, 2016  |  1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Musician Patrick Raftery visits for a fun-filled, family-friendly, forest-focused summer sing along. A post- performance cool-down with our lawn sprinklers is optional. Visit for more info about our featured performer.
  10. Kidz Cook

    July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    July 29, 2016  |  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    12, 1, 2, & 3 PM
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When you have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), entering the school system can be an overwhelming experience. Once you have finally adjusted to the kindergarten scene, it is already time to make the leap to grade one. Try

Sun Exposure Myths Can Be Harmful

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To many people, sunshine equates to happiness, including fun times outdoors and walks on the beach. Despite warnings about excessive exposure to the sun, many people cannot get enough of the sun’s potentially harmful rays. While taking in the sun

Family Game Night: Top 15 Board Games

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Breastfeeding or Not – Babies Come First

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Staten Island moms feel more comfortable and supported When it comes to nourishing their infants, more Staten Island mothers are comfortable breastfeeding in public. They are shrugging off the pressures from their own families, society, health care professionals, or other

Great Explorations

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When Marlene Markoe-Boyd’s children, now teens, were toddlers, they lived at the Staten Island Children’s Museum — a first museum for many borough youngsters, particularly on the North Shore. “The kids did use the Staten Island Museum to go to