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From left Anthony Companion, Executive Board Member of ECHO; Isabella Lombardo, Child Life Specialist at RUMC; Jean Perrette, Executive Board Member of ECHO; Janine Mulé, Account Manager at Staten Island Parent

Toys Needed for RUMC’s Tiny Patients The youngest patients at Richmond University Medical Center desperately need your help. The hospital’s pediatric unit is in need of toys for their playroom, which is used by the children as a safe space from doctor’s exams and medically invasive procedures and tests, as well as place to occupy their time when their families are not present. The hospital relies heavily on community donations throughout the year to fill the playroom with developmentally appropriate toys for the children as well as toys that are used as bravery rewards. Young oncology patients are rewarded for completed rounds of chemo and for cooperation during tests and procedures. All of the children on the unit are rewarded with bravery prizes after having IV’s inserted. The toy drive was off to a great start last month after hospital staff reached out to the community, immediately receiving donations from various individuals and organizations. ECHO, or Emergency Children’s Help Organization, generously donated $1000. ECHO is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to children and their families during a time of need. Unfortunately, with 10-18 patients per day, the hospital is still running low on donations and will continue to need help maintaining their playroom and providing brave children with rewards. If you would like to donate a toy or place a monetary donation to help brighten the day of a sick child, please contact Isabella Lombardo at 718-818-2977. Want to help the tiniest patients of all? RUMC is also hosting its 4th Annual Clambake Fundraiser to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in honor of the late Dr. Anantham Harinon on Wednesday June 28 at the Vanderbilt in South Beach (300 Father Capodanno Blvd.). Go to siparent.com to link to the registration page. You can email kdesiderio@rumcsi.org or call (718) 818-2788 with any questions.

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everything you need to know about your community “YEA” Gabrielle! Congratulations to Staten Island Tech student Gabrielle Garcia, who recently won the national YEA! 2017 Saunders Scholar Competition and was named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneur. Gabrielle won the local Staten Island competition in April and then traveled to Rochester, NY in May to compete against 92 students representing 76 businesses from YEA! programs across 35 states around the country. Gabrielle was awarded a $30,000 Rochester Institute of Technology scholarship, mentoring by E. Philip Saunders himself, and an all-expense paid trip to attend America’s Small Business Summit hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC in September. She was also named the National People’s Choice Champion in a text-to-vote poll. Her winning product, called Stench Snipers, is an insert for deodorizing hockey gloves. The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program began in October 2013, the first and only such program in New York City. It is offered as an afterschool, non-credit course meeting once a week for three hours each week. All Staten Island high school students are eligible to apply. “It’s such an honor to see our own Gabbie Garcia take home the National win. Gabbie was passionate about her idea from the first day I met her and has worked very hard to bring her product to market,” said Linda Baran, President & CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. “I believe she has the tenacity to succeed in business. Kudos to Gabbie! We at the Chamber are proud to take part in bringing out her entrepreneurial spirit through the YEA! Program.”

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Carnival & Science Fun The Staten Island Children’s Museum is hosting its annual fundraiser, The Carnival & Science Spectacular, an old-fashioned day of family fun on the Meadow. The museum aims to get kids and families excited about science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) by learning the mechanics behind carnival rides and games, the science of cooking, and the mathematics present all around us, every day. “Every year the Carnival & Science Spectacular amazes children and families by demonstrating that science is around us every day. It is exciting to see the wonder in the eyes of kids as they interact with robots, use lasers to cut through metal, or marvel at amazing insects,” says Kerri Bringslid, Carnival co-chair. The event will take place Saturday, June 3 from 1 to 5 p.m. (rain date Sunday, June 4). Tickets are $15 at the gate and $13 in advance at the museum or online at sichildrensmuseum.org. Funds raised for the Carnival & Science Spectacular support Museum school, camp, and public programs.

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State-Funded Help for Local Addicts Staten Island is officially home to a much-needed 24/7 addiction treatment center. Governor Cuomo recently announced the grand opening of Next Step Resource and Recovery Center, the first of its kind in our borough. The state-funded drug recovery center is operated by Community Health Action of Staten Island and provides access to services and information for people in recovery from substance abuse and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is located at 26 Bay Street in St. George. “The opening of this community-based recovery center comes at a crucial time for Staten Island,” said District Attorney Michael McMahon. “Almost every day, another family must bear the tragedy of losing a loved one to the disease of addiction. It is imperative that we provide constant, aroundthe-clock care to those suffering from substance abuse illness in order to overcome this epidemic and save lives.” New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or those with loved ones struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state’s toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY or by texting HOPENY.

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Independence Day is just weeks away! The annual Fourth of July Travis Parade is celebrating its 107th anniversary this July. The celebration is one of the oldest, continuously-held Independence Day parades in the country. This year’s Grand Marshal will be NYS Assemblyman Michael Cusick. The rain-or-shine ceremony kicks off noon at the reviewing stand at P.S. 26 at 4108 Victory Blvd, followed by the parade step-off from Showplace Entertainment Center at 141 East Service Road at 12:30pm. Go to siparent. com to link to more information.

Have you ever spent a night in the great outdoors? The National Wildlife Federation is again hosting its Great American Campout, now in its 12th year of camping fun. The annual event encourages people to connect with the great outdoors, get closer to nature, and get motivated to protect wildlife and wild places. People are asked to make an online pledge to camp anywhere they’d like – including their own backyard— on the Great American Campout Day, June 24. The NWF will provide all the information needed, including a directory of hosted Great American Campout locations, tips on what to bring, lists of campout activities and recipes, and more. Campers are encouraged to take #Campies (Camping Selfies) and submit them to NWF’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to share their experiences. Link to their website at siparent.com.

Summer Reading Challenge The Scholastic Summer Challenge keeps kids hooked on books over the summer break! To participate in the challenge, kids simply log their reading minutes on the Scholastic website each day to earn virtual rewards. The challenge is already underway, with millions of minutes logged so far. Kids have until September 8 to log their minutes. This year’s theme is “Happy Camper” encouraging adventures in reading this summer. The school that logs the most minutes will receive “Best in State” recognition. Go to to siparent.com/summer-reading-programs for the scoop on local summer reading parties, programs and more!

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For a fun camping experience right here in Staten Island, Urban Park Rangers will be hosting a family camping event on Saturday, June 24 at Blue Heron Park. Space is limited and registration will take place online on June 14. Participants will be chosen via lottery. Go to siparent.com to link to the registration page.

Single-Stalls in Schools Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced an initiative to provide every public school with a single-stall bathroom for students with medical conditions and disabilities, as well as transgender and gender non-conforming students, by June of next year. The DOE’s Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Student Guidelines permit students to use any bathroom that aligns with their gender identity, and the single-stall bathrooms provide an additional safe space for these students.

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3K-For All The “3” is not a typo, folks. Mayor de Blasio recently announced the city’s plans to provide a free, full day of school to all three-year-olds in New York City. The program kicks off in the fall for schools in the South Bronx and Brownsville. By the fall of 2020, at least six more districts will be added, with an ultimate goal of universal 3K For All by 2021. Plans for Staten Island schools have not been announced yet, but we will keep you updated as we learn more from the DOE. “The research is clear – investment in early childhood education reaps benefits for students, families and communities for years to come. Using the successful model we developed for Pre-K for All, we are doubling down with free, full-day, high-quality 3-K for All for our three-year-olds. This extra year of education will provide our children with a level of academic and social development that they cannot get later on, while at the same time, alleviating some of the strain New York City’s working families face today,” said Mayor de Blasio.

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School just got a whole lot cooler. Mayor de Blasio recently announced funding to provide every classroom in New York City with air conditioning. The city dedicated $28.75 million to purchase and install air conditioning units in all classrooms by 2022. Twenty-six percent of classrooms are currently without functioning air conditioners. The first round of installations are slated to start this summer.

Have you spotted your favorite movie star in Staten Island? BP Oddo recently teamed up with Broadway Stages (the largest TV and film production company on the East Coast) to announce the filming of a new Netflix series and major motion picture at the former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility. Ocean’s 8, a sequel and all-female spinoff of the Ocean’s trilogy, and the Netflix series Seven Seconds both filmed at the facility back in May. Broadway Stages is currently working on buying out the facility, which has already been used for popular shows like Blindspot, Quantico, Blacklist, The Americans and more. We can’t wait to see more stars!

“Making sure that all classrooms are air conditioned is one more commitment we’re making to ensure that nothing stands in the way of our students and a quality education,” said Mayor de Blasio. “I’ve spoken with countless parents at town halls across the city and this issue has come up repeatedly. We’re investing in classrooms to create a safe, comfortable atmosphere to build on the progress our schools have made over the last few years.”

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Big Apple Winners Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Big Apple Awards! Nineteen educators from all five boroughs were honored for their outstanding work, including Julia Scatt, 2nd Grade Special Education Teacher at P.S. 45 John Tyler here in Staten Island. The Big Apple Awards are a citywide recognition program open to all full-time teachers in New York City public schools and recipients were selected from a pool of over 7,800 nominations.

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The State Legislature Must Stop Kicking the Can on Mayoral Control The law covering Mayoral Control of NYC Public Schools is being directly tied to increasing the number of Charter Schools authorized in New York City. That is unfortunate because I believe the two issues are separate and distinct. Some of you may recall that the NYS Legislature and Governor Cuomo extended Mayoral Control of NYC Public Schools for only one year, each of the last two legislative sessions. The discussion is intensifying as I write this piece, with the law scheduled to expire by June 30th. The Governor and state Legislature need to stop kicking the can down the road. They need to demonstrate real leadership by passing a revised Mayoral Control law separate from the Charter School issue. Charter Schools are not accountable to local school districts. In essence, charter schools are independent stand-alone school districts. Although charters are autonomous, they are taxpayer-funded, with the money dispersed by the local public school district. I support school choice, but not to the point that it infringes on accountability and transparency. Charters often hold a position that they are public schools for funding, while claiming autonomy when financial and other accountability measures are raised. I believe the NYS Legislature needs to increase accountability and transparency efforts of all schools including Charters. Regardless of who is Mayor, Mayoral Control does provide accountability and oversight of the NYC Public School system. It holds the Mayor’s Office accountable for the budget and academic movement of our schools via the Chancellor. During the 2009 renewal process of Mayoral Control, we learned there needed to be changes and the state legislature acted by including those changes in the revision to the law. This time around there are additional changes that should be considered. Mayoral Control should not

be permanent, but continue to have a sunset date. An ideal sunset is 3 to 5 years, which will allow a periodic mandatory review of the law. Below are some additional recommendations I believe the state legislature should consider. Recommendations for Mayoral Control:

• 3 to 5 year mandatory legislative review • Adjust composition of the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) • Mayor’s total number of appointments shall be 7 (reduced from 8) • 4 Mayoral appointments must be parents of public school students. • 3 appointments must be NYC residents who have an expertise that will compliment the PEP’s mission • 5 appointments by Borough Presidents (1 each BP, must be a parent of a public school student) • 1 appointment by the NYC Public Advocate (must be a NYC resident) • Each member will serve for 2-year terms and cannot be removed without just cause. (no term limits for reappointment) Selection of Chancellor:

• Must be an educator that does not require an exemption waiver for lack of education credentials • Mayor recommends 3 candidates for review and evaluation by the PEP • PEP ranks the 3 candidates in order of preference to advise the Mayor for selection Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) – School Leadership Teams (SLTs) – Community Education Councils (CECs):

Provide PTA’s, SLT’s, and CEC’s with substantial input on local school and district budget decisions. Increase transparency and accountability by allowing members the opportunity to view the complete school budget whenever necessary, to efficiently and adequately align a school Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP).

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are you a hacker? Quick and clever parenting tips for dads Over seventeen years ago, my wife and I welcomed our firstborn, Kai. He entered this world a mere 5 lbs. 15 oz. and had a set of pipes like none other. We were young, excited and naïve. While we had done our preparation of becoming new parents by reading books and taking a class here and there, experience was our best teacher. Three kids later (who are all now entering their teenager years), my wife and I are constantly finding ourselves seeking advice or searching for solutions to our current teenager dilemmas.

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Raising kids today is a far cry from the early childrearing days we enjoyed. Today we have access to information at our fingertips. Back then the Internet was not like it is today. We’re talking the days of dial up service. Hell, I think flip phones were still all the rage. So when it came to finding a solution to some common baby concerns like incessant crying or temper tantrums, we were outta luck! We had to handle these situations the good ole fashion way – either calling the doctor or heading to the ER. But fortunately, today’s parents can usually find solutions or “hacks” for most of these concerns by simply Google searching them on their iPhones or Androids. Is there an app for hacks? If there isn’t already and somebody doesn’t beat me to the punch, I’m claiming rights to it now. But I digress.

Over the course of my parenting years, I discovered some parenting hacks from friends, the Internet, and some by accident on my own. Here are a few from my latest book Diaper Dude–The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years that will come in handy at some point in your parenting journey. Hopefully they will inspire you to come up with some hacks of your own. Figuring out why your baby is relentlessly crying is stressful. Try this hack to see if it solves your baby’s issue. When babies get gassy, they get upset. Lay baby on her back and rotate her legs in a bicycle-pedaling motion, from elbow to knee. This helps relieve the gas … but expect a few baby-farts to the face.

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Changing diapers become a wrestling match? I personally found this hack to be a lifesaver. Carefully lay your leg across your baby’s body above the waist. Use your leg to prevent your squirmy one from turning side to side. Quickly change the dirty diaper and do your best to add some funny distractions while you are at it by singing a silly song or making silly faces. In no time you will find that diaper change over and done with. Can’t find the binky clip? Take a piece of duck tape 6 inches in length. Rip half way 1 inch in on both sides. Fold the long piece over. Take one of the sticky ends through the binky loop, then stick it back to the folded over piece. Take the other end sticky side and loop in between buttons close and there you have it: an instant binky clip! Well, these are just a handful of hacks that I hope will serve you well when the time comes. Happy Parenting! By Chris Pegula, author of Diaper Dude – The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years

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putting the grand in grandpa Cherishing the craziness of life with grandkids

Being a grandparent combines all the sweet, wonderful moments of parenting with the added benefit of a good night’s sleep.

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I’ll admit– I was not super hands-on as a dad. My first child was born back in the late 1970s, a time when not as much was expected from guys in the daddy-duty department yet. The fact that I could change a diaper (if my wife wasn’t going to be back anytime soon) redeemed me as a modern dad. As subsequent kids came along, my job, on days we were taking them out somewhere, was to keep them from getting dirty as my wife dressed them and handed them off to me. The diaper bags, snacks, etc. miraculously appeared near the front door to be loaded into the car. While my wife took the lion’s share (or should I say lioness?) of day-to-day child rearing, I worked hard at my city

job, put in lots of overtime, and eventually earned my retirement at the age of 50. The children are now grown, and my wife has been back to working outside of the house. Peace and quiet at last! Fast-forward a few years, and another generation starts occupying that quiet space in my life. Babies in the form of grandchildren continue being born at that rate of one a year, while their parents have to work, or have to manage busy schedules around pick up/drop off, sick kids, school holidays, etc. Who is home, has a driver’s license, a pulse, and is available? You guessed it! Throw a couple of carseats in the back seat of my car (gratis from my kids, of course) and upgrade my flip phone

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When I look back and compare the 70s dad with the new me, it makes me laugh. There are now six little humans who call me Pa. For that, and for this second chance at experiencing childhood (third, if you count my own!), I’m eternally thankful. Life is indeed GRAND!

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Award-winning columnist and author Carolyn Jabs, M.A. helps parents understand issues our kids are facing in the digital world. Read more columns @ www.siparent.com/growinguponline

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It’s no secret that things are getting smarter. Devices let parents check in on sleeping babies and keep track of children when they are away from home. Home management systems turn on lights, lock doors, and monitor use of water or electricity. Entertainment apps notice what we like so they can offer similar products. Even little kids have apps and toys that learn their preferences by interacting with them. Taken together, all these smart, app-driven devices are called the Internet of Things (IoT). By 2020, there will be 50 billion of these intelligent devices, according to one report from the Federal Trade Commission (tinyurl.com/IoTpolicy). Proponents promise that this technology will integrate seamlessly into our lives, anticipating our needs and simplifying many chores. Beguiling as that scenario is, it comes with a price. All of these devices are “smart” because they are collecting information about our families—what we like, where we go, what we do, and even what we say. It’s not paranoid to wonder who has access to all that information. The first line of defense is purchasing from reputable companies that make the extra effort to

build security into their products. Before buying anything that claims to be smart, find out whether there is a procedure for updating security if the device is hacked. Second, figure out exactly what information the device collects. Devices and the apps that run them often sweep up information that isn’t essential for their mission. A step counter, for example, needs to keep track of how many steps you took, but not necessarily where you went. Give permission only for information needed to make the device functional. Third, understand what use is made of the information. Many companies collect anonymous information to spot trends that help them improve their products. Some companies use data to determine what you like so they can recommend other things you might want to buy. And some companies share information with government agencies or sell it to other unrelated companies. Depending on the situation, these policies may seem perfectly OK or highly intrusive. You can’t make an informed decision unless you understand the company’s policy. Hacking, of course, is a risk even for products

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purchased from a reliable company that handles information responsibly. Many security experts are concerned that the Internet of Things is highly vulnerable to manipulation. Unlike computers and cellphones, which come with elaborate security systems and update procedures, devices are not required to have protection. As a result, they may give hackers backdoor access to wireless systems and sensitive data on cellphones and computers. Consumers can defend themselves by taking these precautions. Install updates. Hackers are constantly testing systems to see if they are vulnerable. Responsible companies develop fixes as soon as they are aware of problems, but those solutions won’t help if you don’t install updates. Keep track of the smart devices your family uses. Set up software so updates are downloaded automatically if possible. Or designate one day a month as Security Day. Log into the apps and websites that control your smart devices and install any updates. Delete apps controlling devices that aren’t being used. Take passwords seriously. Many experts recommend a unique password for each device. That way, even if one device is compromised, hackers won’t have access to other information. Of course, it’s not easy to keep track of dozens of passwords. A password storage program like Last Pass will generate and keep track of truly random passwords, but they are also vulnerable to hackers. Another alternative is to develop your own system for creating unique but memorable passwords. Start with a ten or twelve word phrase that has meaning for you. It could be a song lyric, a favorite quote, the punchline to a family joke, something cute one of your kids said, or a simple fact about your family, e.g. “Our family likes to hike in Yellowstone Park every summer.” Take the first letter of each word—oflthiypes—and start fooling with them so there are capitals, numbers, and other symbols. Ofl2hiYPe$. Now insert initials for the smart device into the password. Changing those initials creates a very secure password that’s specific for each device or app. Pay special attention to microphones and cameras. Because devices with microphones and cameras can eavesdrop on your family, they require extra supervision. Learn how to disable cameras and mute microphones when they aren’t in use. If you don’t have confidence in the controls, think twice about purchasing the device. Or cover lenses with privacy stickers, available from companies like camjmr.com. Consider a separate Wifi connection. As smart devices proliferate, some experts suggest having two password-protected Wifi connections for your home. One provides access to computers, tablets and cellphones—devices that contain everything from family photos to financial information. The other allows communication among things—toys, toasters, thermostats, and home management systems like Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home. Some routers make this easy by providing a guest network option, but most families will need a professional to make sure everything is configured properly. Still, linking things into their own separate network creates peace of mind. Even if one device has a security flaw, sensitive information will still be protected. Although smart devices have the potential to make family life more convenient and entertaining, they can also be an expensive distraction. Ultimately, parents have to be the smart ones, evaluating each product to decide whether it’s useful enough—and secure enough—to deserve a place in your home.

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An important aspect of helping kids develop into responsible adults is teaching them the value and rewards of hard work and earning their own money. Through this they gain self-esteem, come to understand the real value of a dollar, and become more thoughtful in the way they spend money. Here are some ideas you can explore with your preteen or teen for ways they can cash in this summer.

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The grass is always greener – What better way to soak up the sun, get fit, and make spare cash all at once, than mowing lawns? Create fliers mentioning that you live in the neighborhood and include your phone number and your fees. (Base this on yard size and keep them below the cost of professional services.) Deliver the fliers to the homes in your neighborhood, lodged between doorknobs or tucked under mats. Never place anything in mailboxes. Young entrepreneur – Make the most of neighbors’ garage sales by setting up a refreshment stand in your own front yard. All you need is a small table and a handmade sign. Set out a pitcher of lemonade, disposable cups, and wrapped cookies.

Too old for toys and games? – Clean out those you’ve outgrown and hold a sale. Make a sign to attract neighborhood kids and passersby, and lay out blankets in your front yard, and spread out your goods. Keep your prices reasonable, and don’t forget a bargain box filled with odds and ends. Kiddie care –If you are old enough to stay home alone, you may be ready to care for other children. Spread the word through family, friends, and neighbors. When babysitting, play games and do activities with the kids, and avoid talking on the phone or watching TV. Parents love sitters that keep their children busy. Also, don’t forget to clean up and wash dirty dishes.

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A little dirt never hurt – Garage cleaning is a big chore for most people, so your services may be especially welcome. When you get a job, be thorough, and move everything into the driveway or yard before you begin. Remove cobwebs with a broom, sweep ledges and the garage floor, and then hose the garage concrete (with permission) to loosen ground-in dirt. When it’s dry, neatly arrange everything back into the garage.

Window washing – Offering your services for this dreaded task is sure to be a success. If you get the job, make sure your parents know the homeowner and approve of you going inside. Clean the interior of all windows, including doors, and don’t forget to open the windows and clean the ledges and tracks. If you are tall enough to reach exterior windows without a ladder, ask permission to hose them down to loosen dirt before washing and drying them. Life’s a zoo –Pet owners who don’t like to kennel are often in a dilemma at vacation time. Pass out fliers in your neighborhood, and offer to pet sit. Do the sitting in your home or fenced yard, if your parents agree. Otherwise, make regular visits to the pet’s home. Be responsible, and do exactly as the pet owner instructs, for both your safety and the pet’s. Weeds away – Are weeds taking over your neighbors’ flowerbeds? Then offer to get them back into shape. Before you get started, find out which are plants, or flowers that have not yet bloomed. When in doubt, ask before you pull them. Wear gloves to protect your hands, and hose the ground lightly to loosen roots. Pull weeds from rock beds, shrubbery, and cement cracks. Then dispose of them properly. Dollars for duds– Have you hit another growth spurt? Ask your parents if you can consign your clothing and split the profits. Look for consignment shops under “resale,” “clothing – used,” or “consignment.” Find out their policies, and then get your clothing ready. Wash and dewrinkle, then hang or fold it neatly. Don’t forget shoes, jackets, and pajamas, too. Errands for the elderly – Are there handicapped, disabled, or elderly persons in your neighborhood that may need some help? Offer to run errands within walking or biking distance. Attach a basket to your bike or carry a backpack for easy transporting. If you have your driver’s license, offer to do more distant runs. Who’s walking whom? – If you’re looking for a new summer pal, why not make it man’s best friend? Pass out fliers to offer your pet walking services.

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Daycare duty – Do you love little kids? I mean lots of little kids? Then contact local daycare centers and home daycare providers, and find out if they’re in need of a young assistant. Tasks may include assisting with crafts and activities, reading stories, helping with lunch and snacks, and cleaning up.

Follow these tips to keep the loot rolling in and to play it safe. • Get your parents’ permission before accepting a job, and make sure they know where you’ll be. • Dress for the type of job, and wear old clothes if they could be ruined. • Discuss payment in advance to avoid disputes or hard feelings. • Do your best. Not only will you earn respect and feel good about yourself, it will likely affect whether you are hired again and can use that person as a reference. • If you make a mistake, don’t ignore it or try to cover it up. Inform your employer, offer your apologies, and ask what can be done. Your honesty will likely make your employer overlook the error. • Be on time. Call right away, if you’ll be late or can’t make it. By Kimberly Blaker

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quick and easy dinner ideas As the school year winds down, your weeknights are probably getting busier. Projects, recitals, playoff games, summer planning – you barely have time to eat, never mind cook a whole meal. We’ve compiled a list of quick and easy dinners with minimal steps and ingredients that you can whip up to satisfy your family any night of the week.

grilled steak with pineapple rice Ingredients

• 1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce • 4 4-ounce beef tenderloin fillets • 1 8-ounce can pineapple slices in juice, drained • 6 green onions • 2 8.8-ounce packages precooked brown rice

Directions:

1. Combine soy sauce, pepper, and beef in a large zip-top plastic bag. Massage sauce into beef; let stand at room temperature 7 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
 2. While steak marinates, heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Arrange pineapple and green onions in pan; cook 5 minutes or until well charred, turning to char evenly. 3. Cut onions and pineapple into bite-sized pieces. 4. Heat rice according to package directions; stir in pineapple, onions, and salt. Keep warm. ~ From CookingLight.com


fajita chicken bake Ingredients

• 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts • 1-2 teaspoons taco seasoning • 2 bell peppers in assorted colors, deseeded and thinly sliced • 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

Directions:

1. Trim the chicken breasts and lay them in a single layer in a glass baking dish. 2. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the top of the chicken breast to taste. Lay your thinly sliced onions and peppers on top of the chicken breast, spread out evenly over the top. Drizzle the olive oil over the peppers and onions. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the dish. 3. Bake at 375 F for 35-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked though and the juices run clear.

shrimp and zucchini scampi Ingredients

• 1 1/2 pounds shelled, deveined shrimp • 2 tablespoons oil • 2 medium zucchini, sliced • 4 cloves garlic, chopped • 4 tablespoons butter • 3/4 cup white wine • 1 pound linguine, cooked • 2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated • Chopped parsley, for serving

Directions:

1. Cook shrimp in oil 3 minutes or until cooked through, turning once. Transfer shrimp to plate. 2. To skillet, add zucchini, garlic, and butter. Cook 3 minutes. Add white wine and salt; cook 2 minutes, stirring and scraping. 3. Toss vegetables with shrimp linguine, ¼ cup pasta cooking water, lemon peel, and parsley. ~ From GoodHousekeeping.com

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Every couple needs a night out as often as their schedules – and babysitters – allow. But with the hassle of leaving the kids with a sitter, along with the ever-increasing price to go over the bridge, it’s probably easier to stay close to home. So we’ve compiled eleven different ideas for date night (and on some occasions, daytime dates) that are right here on the Island. There’s something for everyone!

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See a live show. See a concert, watch a play, hear one of your favorite stand-up comedians live – those are just a few of the St. George Theatre’s many offerings showcased

Rab’s Country Lanes on Hylan Boulevard or Showplace Entertainment Center off Victory Boulevard. Make it interesting: the winner gets to pick where to grab dinner afterward. Go for a stroll. Staten Island is home to myriad scenic spots where you can enjoy the view before spreading out a picnic. Take in the picturesque beauty of Snug Harbor’s many botanical gardens: The New York Chinese Scholar Garden, The Rose Garden, even The Secret Garden, just to name a few. Be sure to snap a photo together under The Allee, the iconic tunnel arch. Stroll along the FDR Boardwalk to smell the salty sea air amidst the stunning backdrop of the Verrazano Bridge. Buy a bag of food and feed the ducks together at Clove Lakes Park (just make sure you only throw duck food pellets because bread and other human food may grow bacteria that can harm the ducks).

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on its historical stage. If you and your sweetie are big fans of live music, you can catch free live concerts on the South Beach boardwalk and in various parks throughout the Island all summer long, as well. For more information on those events, check siparent.com/summer later on this month. Hit the lanes. Up for some friendly competition? Challenge your darling at one of the Island’s two major bowling alleys --

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Take a class. Learn something new together and who knows, you may end up sharing a lifelong hobby. Casa Belvedere offers cooking classes for adults where you can learn tactics for making delicious Italian food. At Pinot’s Palette on Ellis Street or Paint with a Twist in New Dorp, you’ll create original artwork together (with the added bonus of sipping wine while you work). Ed Perpetua Tennis Academy offers a Friday night walk-in class for adults, beginners welcome. Many local museums offer classes as well. For example, the Alice Austen House offers photography workshops throughout the year. The Noble Maritime Collection at Snug Harbor offers free knitting on Thursdays. The Garibaldi Meucci museum offers Italian language classes. Check individual museum websites for their schedule of upcoming events. Just relax. Pampering yourselves with a relaxing massage after a busy week is a great way to slow down and enjoy time together. Relax on Cloud 9 on Clove Road and A.F. Bennett on New Dorp Lane both offer special packages for couples looking to enjoy some tranquil time. Get a room. Need a little alone time? Sometimes a few hours away is just not enough. Book a room at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn on South Avenue, where you can have dinner and drinks at Lorenzo’s Restaurant and then head up to the room to enjoy a peaceful night together. Watch a ballgame. There’s no need to travel all the way to the Bronx to see the Yankees play. The Staten Island Yankees minor league team plays at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark on the North Shore from June to September. You can buy tickets

for a specially-themed game or even view a postgame fireworks show on select nights throughout the summer. Catch a movie. Check out the latest blockbusters at one of Staten Island’s two major theaters -- The Atrium on Arthur Kill Road or The United Artists Theatre on Forest Avenue. There’s also the Island’s first dine-in movie theatre coming to Hylan Boulevard, although you’ll unfortunately have to wait until 2019 for it to open. Grab a bite. The Island is jam-packed with eateries boasting stunning views and even better food. Enjoy dinner overlooking the Atlantic at the Marina Cafe or South Fin Grill. Cozy up with lunch in the park at the Stone House at Clove Lakes. Get happy for Happy Hour at the South Shore Bar & Grill (also on the water). Can’t narrow it down to just one restaurant? Try an exciting restaurant crawl hosted by a local merchant’s association. Check out the siparent.com calendar for dates to upcoming crawls. Go museum hopping. There are so many museums and cultural institutions in Staten Island, you could never visit them all in one day (although it might be fun to try!). There’s plenty of material to spark fresh conversation for the most cultured of couples. Immerse yourself in Italian culture at the Garibaldi Meucci Museum; see how Staten Islanders lived during colonial times at Historic Richmond Town; explore the many artifacts and exhibits at the Staten Island Museum. For a complete list of local museums, go to siparent.com/museums.

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• Wheel Fun Rentals lets you cruise the boardwalk in a variety of petal-powered vehicles, including Surreys, tandem bikes and other specialty cycles. • Geocaching is a real life treasure hunt that sends you to various spots using GPS coordinates. • Supreme Chocolatier takes participants on a tour inside the factory where you can even sample some indulgent chocolate for just $4 per person. • The National Lighthouse Museum’s popular Lighthouse Boat Tours usually run once a month and feature spectacular views of the New York Harbor and the Jersey Shoreline. • Kayak Staten Island offers weekend kayaking off the shores of South Beach entirely for free. • Staten Island is home to 2,800 acres of rugged Greenbelt where you can hike, run, or even ride a bike. • Go stargazing in Gateway Great Kills National Park on a clear night with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

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important educational questions educators weigh in on current topics Fathers need to plan activities with childrens Question: So much of the oversight of chil-

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dren’s progress in school is done by mothers. She is usually the person who helps children with homework, reads to them, takes them to the library and does all kinds of after-school activities with them. Fathers often are not able to spend as much time with their children. It seems to me that children should see fathers participate in school and other activities so that their worlds are not so mother-centered. - Spoke my Mind Answer: Father’s Day is June 18 this year. Yes, it is nice for fathers to receive presents and to spend the day doing things with the family. However, it would certainly be a positive thing for fathers to be able to spend more quality time with their children this summer and throughout the year. We fully realize that because of job responsibilities this time may be limited. Still, we think that Father’s Day is a wonderful time for families to make lists of things that fathers would enjoy doing with their children and have the time to do. To make sure this valuable father/children interaction takes place, dates for specific activities can be placed on

the calendar. Some activities can be with just one child. Others can be with all the children. We are suggesting some activities; however, each family is unique and will make additional or different choices for their lists. 1. The sharing of a hobby, from photography to stamp collecting. 2. Playing games together -- board games and video games. 3. Teaching sports skills. 4. Visiting parks, museums, zoos and other places of interest on weekends. 5. Spending time together at a special event, from a movie to a fair. Studies consistently indicate that fathers decidedly affect their children’s development. Nurturance and closeness with their children lead to positive outcomes with their children.

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tips for teens at concerts My Daughter Is Going To A Concert Without Me. Here Are My Rules…

Like many families the shock and horror of what happened in Manchester, UK at the Ariana Grande show have dominated conversation in our house. We are music fans and concert-goers and this senseless attack hit us hard. The images of mostly teenage girls running, injured and scared while their parents were frantic, are devastating. So we talk. We talk not only about the news as it comes in, but also about “now what?”

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My daughter, Hannah, and I want a share a bit about what those conversations are like. Eric: My first inclination is that you’re not going to a show without me. Ever. Like never. But that’s really not possible. Or likely. Or fair. Or right. I know that going to shows with your friends, at your age, is the best. I remember those shows. So we have to figure it out.

1. My parents are putting a data plan on my phone so that I don’t have to rely on access to Wifi if I need it to reach them. 2. I’ll keep a fully-charged extra battery (and cord) in my purse. 3. We will have a confirmed meeting place inside the venue where my parents can access without a ticket.

Hannah: I’m going to a show with my friend in a couple of weeks. We only bought two tickets. Let’s figure it out.

4. We will have a secondary meeting place outside the venue in case of emergency.

And so we came up with a plan, an action plan. We’re calling it “14 ways your 14 year-old daughter can go to show with her 14 year-old friend.” If you have things to add to it, we don’t mind if you change the title.

5. We’re going to look at a map of the venue and we will choose and use venue entrances that are not the “main” ones because it will be less crowded and easier to meet up.

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6. I will keep a contact card with emergency contact information inside my iPhone case and an ID card with my name and contact information for my parents will be in my pocket or purse in case I lose my phone. At 14, I don’t have a driver’s licence. 7. I will make sure that I have phone numbers in my contacts for all of my family (ie., grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc.). 8. My parents will have the phone numbers for my friend that I’m going to the show with and their parents and vice versa. 9. I will always have a 20-dollar bill for emergency ONLY in my purse. (A concert t-shirt is not an emergency, says my Dad. But looking at his t-shirt collection, you would think otherwise). 10. We will hang back in our seats after the show ends and let the crowd thin out a bit. Even 10 minutes will be thousands of people less leaving at the same time. 11. My parents will be having dinner across the street and I’ll know where they are. 5 minutes away. 12. We will stick together. When one of us goes to the bathroom or to get a drink, we both go. Always. No exceptions. 13. We will check in throughout the show – the first time will be when I get to my seat and again when the show is over. 14. I will ask venue staff if I need help or directions.

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And because I have the benefit of having more concert-going experience and knowledge than most, there a couple of things that I want to add, as a parent: Many venues for shows that are attended by this age group have designated spaces inside for parents/guardians to hang out. If the venue has this, I’m there. I will only buy her tickets for seats – not general admission or floors. In a chaotic situation, that space could get dangerous and I know that she’s safer in a seat in the stands. Picture it, you know what I mean.

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Because I’m sometimes on social media, I might follow the tweets from reporters who are live-tweeting the show. Just keeping an eye on it. This is what feels right for us, for now. It could change. We’ve all seen how fast our comfort zones can change. Only you know, what yours is and it will be right for you. With love and strength to Manchester, Ariana Grande and her team. By Eric Alper, publicist and music commentator, and his daughter Hannah. Read more about them at www.thatericalper.com

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happiness is being a grandparent grandparenting a young athlete is a whole new ballgame I was having a conversation with my brother and we both agreed that there is something more enjoyable than being the parent of a young athlete. And that’s being the grandparent of a young athlete.

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Think about it: Watching your grandchildren play sports has all the good stuff that goes with watching your own kids play, but none of the difficulties. You don’t have to worry about juggling your schedule to get the children to practices or games; of figuring out where to fit in the homework time and have dinner. You don’t have to make sure the kids are ready to head for the fields, which often includes searching for a missing soccer sock or shin guards. Most of all, I have found that the knot in my stomach — that seemed to come every time one of my own children came to bat or faced down a speedy striker while playing goalkeeper or went to the foul line — never develops.

Wins and losses don’t matter when you’re watching the grandkids play; you just want them to have a good time. In fact, I find myself enjoying all the kids, on both teams, enjoying themselves and making great plays. I smile, I laugh, I enjoy it all. And if he gives up a goal or strikes out or fumbles away the ball, I don’t cringe. I brush off their mistakes or missteps. Truth be told, my wife and I still technically have one kid playing “youth” sports. Our 21-year-old, Mike, plays college baseball. But he’ll be a senior next year, so I only have one more season agonizing over each plate appearance. When I attend my grandson’s baseball or soccer or basketball games, I find myself just sitting back in my chair and looking forward to whatever happens. I smile when he gets a hit, but also smile when he strikes out. Usually I’m smiling at his reaction, which

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Thursday, June 1

Greenbelt Peepers Greenbelt Nature Center 700 Rockland Avenue 718-351-3450 9:45am • $3 • Ages 2-3 Greenbelt Tree Tots Greenbelt Nature Center 700 Rockland Avenue 718-351-3450 11am • $3 • Ages 3-4 Toddler Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 1.5-3 Tot’s Time Plus SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 11am • $5 + admission • Ages 2-4 Bouncing Babies West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 11:15am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Paint Day SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1:30pm • Free w/admission • Ages 2-10 Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages Book Worms Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 2:30pm • Free • All ages Homework Help Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 3pm • Free • Ages 6-11 Family Storytime Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 3:15pm • Free • All ages Softball Training Camp Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • 6-13

Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Camp Night at the Carousel Willowbrook Park Eton Place and Richmond Ave. 718-351-3450 4pm • Free • All ages Family Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4:30pm • Free • All ages

Book Worms Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 2:30pm • Free • All ages Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2:30pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Movies South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 4:30pm • Free • All ages S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Walker Park

Kidz Cook SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 3pm • Free w/admission • All ages Video Game Controller South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road

June Is:

Child Vision Awareness Month Great Outdoors Month National Zoo & Aquarium month PTSD Awareness Month

important dates:

National Cancer Survivors Day – June 4 National Best Friend’s Day – June 8 World Ocean’s Day – June 8 Flag Day – June 14 Father’s Day – June 18 First Day of Summer – June 21 Last Day of School – June 28 Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • Ages 6-13 Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages The Pipes Are Calling St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 76 Saint Albans Place richmondcountypipesanddrums.com 7:30pm • Free • All ages

Friday, June 2

Scribble Art for Kids West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 3:30pm • Free • All ages

Preschool Play Huguenot Library 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 10:30am • Free • Ages 3-5

Growing Healthy Eaters Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 4pm • Free • Ages 6-12

Preschool Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 3-5

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Toddler Story Time & Activity Hour Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 11:30am • Free • Ages 1.5-5

718-816-5834 3pm • Free • Ages 3-17 Lego Hour Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5-12 Legos West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5-12 Wii Love Gaming Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5-11 Art in Action Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • All ages Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace

718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Basketball Training Camp Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • 6-13 Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages No Shush Shabbat Service Temple Israel 315 Forest Ave 718-727-2231 6pm • Free • 4+ Superhero Movie Night Ocean Breeze Park 625 Father Capodanno Blvd  nycgovparks.org 8pm • Free • All ages

Saturday, June 3

It’s My Park at Conference House Park The Conference House 298 Satterlee Street 718-984-6046 10am • Free • All ages Preschool Storytime South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 11am • Free • Ages 3-5 Storytime: “If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t!” Barnes & Noble 2245 Richmond Avenue 718-982-6983 11am • Free • All ages National Trails Day Hike Greenbelt Nature Center 700 Rockland Avenue 718-351-3450 11am • Free • All ages 1st Saturday Family Workshop: Collage Staten Island Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A 718-727-1135 1pm • Free w/admission • All ages Carnival & Science Spectacular SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1pm • $15 • All ages Game On! Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 1:30pm • Free  • Ages 6-12 Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages

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Cinema Saturdays Stapleton Library 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 3pm • Free • All ages Alligator Craft South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3pm • Free • Ages 3-12 Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Sunday, June 4

NYRR Open Run Conference House Park 7455 Hylan Blvd. 855-569-6977 9am • Free • All ages Trains to Trails: Staten Island Hiking Tottenville Train 718-984-6046 718-984-6046  9am • Free • All ages Kids Nature Hike Goodhue Recreation Center 304 Prospect Avenue 718-967-3542 11am • Free • All ages

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park Freshkills Park 350 Wild Avenue 212-602-5374 11am • Free • All ages *Rain Date* Carnival & Science Spectacular SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1pm • $15 • All ages

Wednesday, June 28 6:30pm The Vanderbilt at South Beach 300 Father Capodanno Blvd Please reply by June 14 Register or donate www.rumcsi.org/clambake

Join us at the Clambake Fundraiser, Benefitting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Richmond University Medical Center honoring the legacy of Dr. Anantham Harin. All proceeds will benefit RUMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

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LiteracyINC: Story Hour Stapleton Library 132 Canal Street 212-620-5462 4pm • Free • All ages

Homework Help Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 5pm • Free • Grades 1-8

Craft Corner Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4pm • Free • Ages 3+

Tuesday, June 6

Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Tot Time Tuesday The Interpretive Center 2351 Veteran’s Road West 718-967-1976 10am • Free • Ages 1-3

Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Toddler Time South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 10:30am • Free • Ages 0-5

Monday, June 5

Baby Time South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 10:30am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Toddler Time Huguenot Library 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 10:30am • Free • Ages 1.5-3 All Join In! Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 11am • Free • Ages 2-4

Clambake Fundraiser

Family Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4:30pm • Free • All ages

Krazy Kidz West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 11:30am • Free • Ages 1.5+ Baby Space! Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 11:45am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Matinee Monday: Jaws South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 1pm • Free • All ages

La Leche Breast Feeding Meeting Rossville Call for location 347-432-1134 10:30am • Free • Adults Tot’s Time Plus SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 11am • $5+ admission • Ages 2-4 Preschool Story Time Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 11am • Free • Ages 3-5 Tuesday Storytime Barnes & Noble 2245 Richmond Avenue 718-982-6983 11am • Free • All ages Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission Book Worms Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 2:30pm • Free • All ages

Homework Help Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 3pm • Free • Ages 6-11

Afternoon Story Time and Craft Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 3:30pm • Free • Ages 3-12

Learn How to Play Lacrosse I.S. 2 Playground Midland and Boundary Avenues 718-816-6172 3pm • Free • Ages 7-12

Read Aloud & Craft South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3:30pm • Free • All ages

Crafternoon West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5+

Art in Action Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • All ages

Game On! Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 4pm • Free  • Ages 6-12 Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Let’s Honor the Children! West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 4pm • Free • Ages 5+ Soccer Training Camp Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • 6-13 Summer Reading Kick-off Party with Fit 4 Kids Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4:30pm • Free • All ages Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages

Wednesday, June 7

Mighty Milers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 8am • Free • All ages

NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days Snug Harbor Cultural Center 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-425-3558 9am • Free • All ages Baby Story Time Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 10:15am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Toddler Time Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 11am • Free • Ages 1-3 Baby Story Time Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 0-1.5

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Clay Day SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1:30pm • Free w/admission • Ages 2-10 Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages Book Worms Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 2:30pm • Free • All ages Storytime w/ Literacy Inc Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 3:30pm • Free • All ages Art in Action Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • All ages Knitting & Crocheting Huguenot Library 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 4pm • Free • All ages Story Time SI Children’s Museum

1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Father’s Day Reading and Craft West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 4pm • Free • Ages 5+ Homework Help Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 5pm • Free • Grades 1-8 Paint Space South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 5pm • Free • All ages Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages Group Hike or Trail Run Greenbelt Nature Center 700 Rockland Avenue 718-351-3450 6pm • Free • All ages

Thursday, June 8

Toddler Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 1.5-3 Tot’s Time Plus SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 11am • $5 + admission • Ages 2-4

richmond road fun fest Sunday, June 25 Rain date: Sunday, July 2 1-5pm FREE! Liberty Ave (between Jefferson & Richmond Rd in the Santandar Bank lot at 1630 Richmond Rd, Liberty will be closed) www.exploredonganhills.com Fun for the entire family, featuring live entertainment like Music with Patrick. Cusine by Max Esca, Dough by Licastri and more! Plus rides, carnival games, face-painting, balloon artist, bouncy houses, vendors and much more!

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Bouncing Babies West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 11:15am • Free • Ages 0-1.5

Family Storytime Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 3:15pm • Free • All ages Softball Training Camp Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • 6-13 Summer Reading Kick-off South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3:30pm • Free • All ages Growing Healthy Eaters Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 4pm • Free • Ages 6-12 Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Family Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4:30pm • Free • All ages S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • Ages 6-13 Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages The Pipes Are Calling St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 76 Saint Albans Place richmondcountypipesanddrums.com 7:30pm • Free • All ages

Paint Day SI Children’s Museum Friday, June 9 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 Playtime! 1:30pm • Free w/admission • Ages 2-10 Huguenot Library 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 Science Time 10:30am • Free • Ages 2-5 SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 Preschool Storytime 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 Book Worms 11am • Free • Ages 3-5 Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 Toddler Story Time & 2:30pm • Free • All ages Activity Hour Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street Homework Help 718-442-0158 Port Richmond Library 11:30am • Free • Ages 1.5-5 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 3pm • Free • Ages 6-11 Book Worms Walker Park Davis Avenue

718-816-6172 2:30pm • Free • All ages Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2:30pm • Free w/admission • All ages Kidz Cook SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 3pm • Free w/admission • All ages Video Game Controller South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3pm • Free • Ages 3-17 Wii Love Gaming Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5-11 Free Play Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 3:30pm • Free • Ages 0-6 Art in Action Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • All ages Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Basketball Training Camp Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • 6-13 Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages

Saturday, June 10

Sensory Story Time Stapleton Library 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 11am • Free • Ages 2-10 Storytime: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Barnes & Noble 2245 Richmond Avenue 718-982-6983 11am • Free • All ages Bees SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 12pm • Free w/admission • All ages

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Jump Start Therapy Place Early Intervention Agency

DANCE STUDIO

Early Intervention is a family-centered public program for children 0-3 years of age who have or are suspected of having developmental delays. The goal of the Early Intervention Program is to support families in helping their children learn and develop.

CELEBRATING OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY

JSTP is approved by the New York State DOH to provide the following services to eligible children:

Dance Birthday Parties

• service coordination • feeding therapy • physical therapy • psychological evaluations • occupational therapy • family education • speech therapy • home visits • special instructions/ABA and behavior intervention services • assistive technology devices and services A child’s eligibility can be determined by state-approved evaluators and must be authorized by the county. EIP is funded by the NY State and county governments. All services under the EIP are provided at no direct cost to families, but health insurance may be accessed without affecting your family’s benefits. Call the City Help Line at 311 to make a referral.

KINDER COMBOS • BALLET • TAP • MODERN • JAZZ • HIP HOP Spacious Waiting Room, New Sprung Floor & Large Party Area

New this summer vocal lessons & theater intensives. REGISTER NOW! 230 Livingston Ave (near Susan Wagner H.S.l) Sandy Osgood, DEA Certified

2 ½ TO ADULT

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for Performance and Registration Schedule

718-727-2649 www.silhouettedancestudio.net

Bilingual evaluations and services are available Our mission is in many languages.

to give every child an opportunity to fulfill their potential.

For more information:

718-351-0308

4131 Richmond Ave • SI, NY 10312

ei@jstherapyplace.com

All Camps are Run by Sea’s Varsity Coaching Staff

INSTRUCTIONAL SPORTS CAMPS at St. Joseph by the Sea High Shool

Registration Forms on www.JosephSea.org (Click on Sports tab at top of Home Page) Richard Bruno, Director of Camps at 718.984.6500 x5316

JULY 10-JULY 13

Baseball (Grades 6-9) 9am-1pm

JULY 17-JULY 20

Girls Basketball (Grades 5-10) 9:30am-2:30pm Football (Grades 6-9) 9:00am-12:00pm Co-Ed LaCrosse (Grades 5-12) 9am-12pm Boys Wrestling (Grades 5-10) 1pm-4pm

JULY 24-JULY 27

Boys Basketball (Grades 5-12) 9:30am-2:30pm Girls Flag Football (Grades 5-10) 9am-12pm

AUGUST 14-AUGUST 17

Co-Ed Soccer (Grades 5-12) 9am-1pm Softball (Grades 5-12) 9am-1pm Co-Ed Volleyball (Grades 5-10) 9am-12pm

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Urban Community Career Day P.S. 18 221 Broadway siurbancd@gmail.com 12pm • Free • All ages

Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages

La Leche Breast Feeding Meeting Sunnyside Call for location 347-432-1134 12:15pm • Free • Adults

Cinema Saturdays Stapleton Library 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 3pm • Free • All ages

Color Lounge South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 1pm • Free • All ages Beehive and Honeycomb paintings SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1pm • Free w/admission • All ages Game On! Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 1:30pm • Free  • Ages 6-12 Crazy Coloring Huguenot Library 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 2pm • Free • All ages

Movie Matinee Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 3pm • Free • All ages Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Sunday, June 11

Beehive and Honeycomb paintings SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 8am • Free w/admission • All ages Freshwater Fishing Clove Lakes Park 626 Clove Road 718-967-3542 11am • Free • Ages 8+ Conservation Celebration Staten Island Zoo 614 Broadway 718-442-3100 12pm • Free w/admission • All ages Bowties for Dad SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Carnival & Science Spectacular Saturday, June 3 • 1-5pm Staten Island Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 sichildrensmuseum.org Come one! Come all! Experience the fun of carnival rides and games, a mad scientist show, robotics demonstrations, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities, and live animals. Admission includes entry to the museum, cotton candy, popcorn, and much more!

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Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Monday, June 12

All Join In! Stapleton Library 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 11am • Free • Ages 2-4

Krazy Kidz West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 11:30am • Free • Ages 1.5+ Baby Space! Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street

718-727-0427 11:45am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Homework Help Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 3pm • Free • Ages 6-11 Learn How to Play Lacrosse I.S. 2 Playground Midland and Boundary Avenues 718-816-6172 3pm • Free • Ages 7-12 Sunshine and Rainbows Friendship Concert Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 3pm • Free • All ages Crafternoon West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5+ Family Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4:30pm • Free • All ages Homework Help Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 5pm • Free • Grades 1-8

Tuesday, June 13

Tot Time Tuesday The Interpretive Center 2351 Veteran’s Road West 718-967-1976 10am • Free • Ages 1-3 Toddler Time South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 10:30am • Free • Ages 0-5 Tot’s Time Plus SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 11am • $5+ admission • Ages 2-4 Preschool Story Time Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 11am • Free • Ages 3-5 Tuesday Storytime Barnes & Noble 2245 Richmond Avenue 718-982-6983 11am • Free • All ages Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Book Worms Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 2:30pm • Free • All ages Father’s Day Craft Huguenot Library 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 3pm • Free • All ages Bumble Bee Craft West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 3pm • Free • All ages Afternoon Story Time and Craft Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 3:30pm • Free • Ages 3-12 Read Aloud & Craft South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3:30pm • Free • All ages Art in Action Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • All ages LiteracyINC: Story Hour Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 212-620-5462 4pm • Free • All ages Craft Corner Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4pm • Free • Ages 3+ Game On! Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 4pm • Free  • Ages 6-12 Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Soccer Training Camp Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • 6-13 Drop in Drawing South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 5pm • Free • All ages Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages

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Anti-Bully Workshop Rossville A.M.E. Zion Church 584 Bloomingdale Rd. 646-765-6531 4pm • Free • All ages

Wednesday, June 14

Mighty Milers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 8am • Free • All ages

Baby Story Time Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 10:15am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Toddler Time Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 11am • Free • Ages 1-3 Baby Story Time Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Clay Day SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1:30pm • Free w/admission • Ages 2-10

Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Bouncing Babies West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 11:15am • Free • Ages 0-1.5

Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages

Book Worms Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 2:30pm • Free • All ages

Family Literacy Workshop West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 12pm • Free • All ages

The Pipes Are Calling St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 76 Saint Albans Place richmondcountypipesanddrums.com 7:30pm • Free • All ages

Art in Action Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • All ages

Paint Day Friday, June 16 SI Children’s Museum Monkey Music Macaroni 1000 Richmond Terrace Huguenot Library 718-273-2060 1:30pm • Free w/admission • Ages 2-10 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 10:30am • Free • Ages 0-5 Science Time SI Children’s Museum Preschool Storytime 1000 Richmond Terrace Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 718-273-2060 2550 Victory Blvd 2pm • Free w/admission  718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 3-5 Book Worms Walker Park Toddler Story Time & Davis Avenue Activity Hour 718-816-6172 Port Richmond Library 2:30pm • Free • All ages 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 Homework Help 11:30am • Free • Ages 1.5-5 Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street Book Worms 718-442-0158 Walker Park 3pm • Free • Ages 6-11 Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 Family Storytime 2:30pm • Free • All ages Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue Science Time 212-621-0690 SI Children’s Museum 3:15pm • Free • All ages 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 Softball Training Camp 2:30pm • Free w/admission • All ages  Walker Park Davis Avenue Kidz Cook 718-816-6172 SI Children’s Museum 3:30pm • Free • 6-13 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 Tech Zone 3pm • Free w/admission • All ages Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue Video Game Controller 212-621-0690 South Beach Library 4pm • Free • Ages 6-12 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 Story Time 3pm • Free • Ages 3-17 SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace Lego Hour 718-273-2060 Mariners Harbor Library 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 Family Storytime 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5-12 Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd Legos 718-494-1642 West New Brighton Library 4:30pm • Free • All ages 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 Movies 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5-12 South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road Wii Love Gaming 718-816-5834 Stapleton Library  4:30pm • Free • All ages 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 S.T.E.A.M.: Science, 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5-11 Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Art in Action Walker Park Walker Park Davis Avenue Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • Ages 6-13 3:30pm • Free • All ages

Father’s Day Craft South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3:30pm • Free • Ages 3-12 Wildlife at the Library Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 4pm • Free • All ages Puzzle Play Huguenot Library 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 4pm • Free • All ages Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Homework Help Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 5pm • Free • Grades 1-8

Urban Community Career Day Saturday, June 10 • 12-3pm P.S.18 221 Broadway siurbancd@gmail.com

Representatives from various professions will be on hand to inform and inspire, including firefighters, lawyers, doctors, managers, entrepreneurs, nurses, sanitation workers, educators, law enforcement, computer technicians and more.

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Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages Group Hike or Trail Run Greenbelt Nature Center 700 Rockland Avenue 718-351-3450 6pm • Free • All ages Crohn’s and Colitis Staten Island Support Group Staten Island University Hospital 475 Seaview Avenue 718-226-9000 7pm • Free • All ages

Thursday, June 15

Toddler Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 1.5-3 Tot’s Time Plus SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 11am • $5 + admission • Ages 2-4

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1ST PLACE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2016 Company Auditions 6/28, 6/29, 6/30 See website or call for more info.

WALK-IN REGISTRATION JUNE 5TH-24TH Every Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-8:00pm Every Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm

Dancers should audition for only the styles they are interested competing in. Must dress in proper dance attire (solid black) with dance shoes.

PROVIDING A FULL RANGE OF SERVICES:

**Please Note the Studio is Closed 6/10/2-17

July 8th 11am-6pm • July 18th 5:00pm-8:00pm August 7th-31st Every Tuesday & Thursday 5pm-8pm World Dance **Please Note the Studio is Closed 6/10/17 Champions 2016

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Ms Theresa & Ms Randi from The Foresight School will be joining our staff!! New: All Children 18 months and up will receive an Art, Yoga & Gym class each week!

Sports & Trips Daily Staten Island Yankees Swimming Pool With Slide Arts & Crafts • Museums Bowling • Movies • Roller Skating Liberty Science Center • Carnival Day

BIG BIRD’S TODDLER TIME Ages 2-3 • Indoor Gym 1869 Richmond Ave BIG BIRD’S CLUB HOUSE AGES 4-12 YEAR OLDS STAFF ARE CPR & FREE REGISTRATION FOR PRE-SCHOOL & CAMP FIRST AID CERTIFIED With Ad

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Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Basketball Training Camp Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • 6-13 Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages

Saturday, June 17

Super Science Saturdays: Weather and Measurements Staten Island Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A 718-727-1135 10am • $10/$5 members • 8-13 Father’s Day Storytime Barnes & Noble 2245 Richmond Avenue 718-982-6983 11am • Free • All ages Southern Ground Hornbill Day Staten Island Zoo 614 Broadway

718-442-3100 12pm • Free w/admission • All ages Revolutionary New York: Staten Island 1776 The Conference House 298 Satterlee Street 718-967-3542 1pm • Free • All ages Father’s Day Focus Tour Historic Richmond Town 441 Clarke Ave 718-351-1611 1pm • Free w/admission • All ages Beehive and Honeycomb paintings SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1pm • Free w/admission • All ages Game On! Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 1:30pm • Free  • Ages 6-12 Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages Cinema Saturdays Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 3pm • Free • All ages Splish Splash South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3pm • Free • Ages 3-12

Sunshine and Rainbows Friendship Concert Monday, June 12 • 3pm Stapleton Library 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 nyply.org barnesandnoble.com A Summer Reading Program! Interactive music productions integrate a live music program with reading, singing, and non-stop audience participation. This interactive musical experience transforms fans from spectators to participators with a wide assortment of props like guitars, maracas, dancing rainbows, and dream catchers. It’s a captivating concert experience. Presented by Presley and Melody.

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Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Sunday, June 18

Beehive and Honeycomb paintings SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 8am • Free w/admission • All ages Soap Box Derby! Michael J. Petrides  715 Ocean Terrace jdemauro@schools.nyc.gov 8:30am • Free • All ages Ranger’s Choice: Archery Willowbrook Park Eton Place and Richmond Ave. 718-967-3542 1pm • Free • Ages 8+ Father’s Day Focus Tour Historic Richmond Town 441 Clarke Ave 718-351-1611 1pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission  Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Monday, June 19

10:30am • Free • Ages 0-5 Tot’s Time Plus SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 11am • $5+ admission • Ages 2-4 Preschool Story Time Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 11am • Free • Ages 3-5

All Join In! Stapleton Library 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 11am • Free • Ages 2-4

Tuesday Storytime Barnes & Noble 2245 Richmond Avenue 718-982-6983 11am • Free • All ages

Krazy Kidz West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 11:30am • Free • Ages 1.5+

Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission

Baby Space! Stapleton Library 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 11:45am • Free • Ages 0-1.5

Book Worms Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 2:30pm • Free • All ages

Homework Help Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 3pm • Free • Ages 6-11

Afternoon Story Time and Craft Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 3:30pm • Free • Ages 3-12

Learn How to Play Lacrosse I.S. 2 Playground Midland and Boundary Avenues 718-816-6172 3pm • Free • Ages 7-12 Crafternoon West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5+ Origami Hour South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3:30pm • Free • Ages 3-12 Family Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4:30pm • Free • All ages Homework Help Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 5pm • Free • Grades 1-8

Tuesday, June 20

Read Aloud & Craft South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3:30pm • Free • All ages Art in Action Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • All ages LiteracyINC: Story Hour Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 212-620-5462 4pm • Free • All ages Craft Corner Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4pm • Free • Ages 3+ Game On! Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 4pm • Free  • Ages 6-12

Tot Time Tuesday The Interpretive Center 2351 Veteran’s Road West 718-967-1976 10am • Free • Ages 1-3

Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Toddler Time South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834

Soccer Training Camp Walker Park Davis Avenue

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Diplomate in School Neuropsychology with extensive experience evaluating, diagnosing, and providing behavioral interventions for over 25 years. Dr. Vetere is also well versed and lectures on topics including “The Psychology of the Exceptional Child” and “Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)”.

EVALUATIONS AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN BIRTH TO 3 YEARS • Psychology • ABA/VBA • OT – Fine motor and sensory integration • PT – Gross motor • ST – Speech/language and feeding • Developmental Infant stimulation • Family Training • Private Neuropsychological Evaluations for Preschool and Primary-Age School Children • Private Tutoring

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718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • 6-13 Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages La Leche Breast Feeding Virtual Meeting Dr. Charles Patterino 2281 Victory Blvd. 347-432-1134 7:30pm • Free • Adults

Wednesday, June 21

Sun Craft South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3:30am • Free • Ages 3-12 Mighty Milers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 8am • Free • All ages

Baby Story Time Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 10:15am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Toddler Time Mariners Harbor Library

Super Science Saturdays: Weather and Measurements Saturday, June 17 • 10am-2pm Staten Island Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-727-1135 statenislandmuseum.org nycgovparks.org Grab an umbrella and step into the wild world of weather! Learn about clouds, rain, wind and interesting weather phenomena by doing experiments and creating weather instruments like anemometers.

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206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 11am • Free • Ages 1-3 Baby Story Time Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 0-1.5

Tot’s Time Plus SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 11am • $5 + admission • Ages 2-4 Bouncing Babies West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 11:15am • Free • Ages 0-1.5

Clay Day SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace Paint Day 718-273-2060 SI Children’s Museum 1:30pm • Free w/admission • Ages 2-10 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1:30pm • Free w/admission • Ages 2-10 Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace Science Time 718-273-2060 SI Children’s Museum 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages Book Worms Walker Park Davis Avenue Book Worms Walker Park 718-816-6172 Davis Avenue 2:30pm • Free • All ages 718-816-6172 2:30pm • Free • All ages Art in Action Walker Park Davis Avenue Homework Help 718-816-6172 Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 3:30pm • Free • All ages 718-442-0158 3pm • Free • Ages 6-11 Knitting & Crocheting Huguenot Library Family Storytime 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 4pm • Free • All ages 212-621-0690 3:15pm • Free • All ages Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace Softball Training Camp 718-273-2060 Walker Park 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • 6-13 Kids, Let’s Color! West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue Half-baked Hobbies 718-442-1416 Mariners Harbor Library 4pm • Free • Ages 5+ 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 4pm • Free • Ages 8-12 Homework Help Mariners Harbor Library Imagination Station 206 South Avenue Huguenot Library 212-621-0690 830 Huguenot Avenue 5pm • Free • Grades 1-8 718-984-4636 4pm • Free • All ages Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue Story Time 718-816-6172 SI Children’s Museum 5:30pm • Free • All ages 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Group Hike or Trail Run Greenbelt Nature Center 700 Rockland Avenue Family Storytime 718-351-3450 Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 6pm • Free • All ages 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4:30pm • Free • All ages Thursday, June 22

Toddler Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 1.5-3

Lego Hour South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 4:30pm • Free • Ages 3-12

S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • Ages 6-13 Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages The Pipes Are Calling St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 76 Saint Albans Place richmondcountypipesanddrums.com 7:30pm • Free • All ages

Friday, June 23

Playtime! Huguenot Library 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 10:30am • Free • Ages 2-5 Preschool Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 3-5 Toddler Story Time & Activity Hour Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 11:30am • Free • Ages 1.5-5 Book Worms Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 2:30pm • Free • All ages Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2:30pm • Free w/admission  Kidz Cook SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 3pm • Free w/ admission • All ages Wii Love Gaming Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5-11 Free Play Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 3:30pm • Free • Ages 0-6 Art in Action Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 3:30pm • Free • All ages Children’s Dance Party South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road

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Flexible Flexible schedules schedules •• Age Age appropriate appropriate curriculum curriculum Half and Full Days available Half and Full Days available

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For children born in 2013. Extended hours available.

aGes 2-6 • tHemed curriculum: “disney party,” “pajama party,” “space exploration,” & more! outdoor play area

MONSIGNOR FARRELL HIGH SCHOOL

SUMMER 2017

DRIVER EDUCATION COURSES START WEDNESDAY, JULY 5 (Must be 16 when course starts)

• Receive a senior license at 17 years old • 15% insurance discount until 25 years old • New air-conditioned vehicles • Experienced, patient instructors

FOR AN APPLICATION CALL ROBERT BESIGNANO

718-987-2900 x219

Applications can be picked up at the main office between 8:30am-3:30pm at 2900 Amboy Road or downloaded at www.msgrfarrellhs.org (Completed applications and checks made to Msgr. Farrell H.S. Driver Ed should be returned to the Main Office)

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718-816-5834 3:30pm • Free • All ages

718-982-6983 11am • Free • All ages

718-273-2060 12am • Free w/admission • Ages 4-9

Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Beehive and Honeycomb paintings SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Cool School Holiday! SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 10am • Free • All ages

Basketball Training Camp Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 4:30pm • Free • 6-13 Table Toppers Walker Park Davis Avenue 718-816-6172 5:30pm • Free • All ages

Saturday, June 24

Zentangle 101 South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 11am • Free • All ages

Day at the Races Monmouth Racetrack 175 Oceanport Ave 347-201-9845 11am • $40 adults- $20 children  Storytime: “The Rainbow Fish” Barnes & Noble 2245 Richmond Avenue

Game On! Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 1:30pm • Free  • Ages 6-12 Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission  Cinema Saturdays Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 3pm • Free • All ages Movie Matinee Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 3pm • Free • All ages Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Family Camping and Deer Exploration Hike Blue Heron Nature Center 222 Poillon Avenue 718-967-3542 6pm • Free • All ages

Sunday, June 25

Father’s Day Storytime Saturday, June 17 • 11am Barnes & Noble 2245 Richmond Avenue 718-982-6983 barnesandnoble.com Just in time for Father’s Day, this playful book follows four father-child pairs as they spend happy, silly times together, popping bubble wrap, watching cartoons and taking part in shopping cart races. These dads may look like grown-ups on the outside, but underneath they’re kids just like you! Activities to follow.

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Beehive and Honeycomb paintings SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 8am • Free w/admission • All ages Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission “Baile” is Spanish for Dance! SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Monday, June 26

Sampler Camp SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace

All Join In! Stapleton Library 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 11am • Free • Ages 2-4 Krazy Kidz West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 11:30am • Free • Ages 1.5+ Baby Space! Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 11:45am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Matinee Monday: Clue South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 1pm • Free • All ages Crafternoon West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5+ Family Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4:30pm • Free • All ages

Tuesday, June 27

Sampler Camp SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 12am • Free w/admission • Ages 4-9 Tot Time Tuesday The Interpretive Center 2351 Veteran’s Road West 718-967-1976 10am • Free • Ages 1-3 Toddler Time South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 10:30am • Free • Ages 0-5 Tot’s Time Plus SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 11am • $5+ admission • Ages 2-4 Preschool Story Time Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 11am • Free • Ages 3-5 Tuesday Storytime Barnes & Noble

2245 Richmond Avenue 718-982-6983 11am • Free • All ages Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages Craft Huguenot Library 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 3pm • Free • All ages Afternoon Story Time and Craft Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 3:30pm • Free • Ages 3-12 Read Aloud & Craft South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3:30pm • Free • All ages LiteracyINC: Story Hour Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 212-620-5462 4pm • Free • All ages Craft Corner Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4pm • Free • Ages 3+ Game On! Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 4pm • Free  • Ages 6-12 Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

Wednesday, June 28

Free ice pops for the Last Day of School! SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 12am • Free w/admission • All ages Sampler Camp SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 12am • Free w/admission • Ages 4-9 Baby Story Time Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 10:15am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Toddler Time Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 11am • Free • Ages 1-3

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STATEN ISLAND PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Celebrating 40 Years of Caring for Your Children

Specializing in Dentistry & Orthodontics for Children, Adolescents & Patients with Special Needs INVISALIGN AVAILABLE • DIGITAL X-RAYS Deborah Gries, D.M.D., M.S.

Michelle Flanigan, D.M.D. Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Sara Skurnick, D.M.D. Orthodontist

COMMUNITY RESOURCES PRESCHOOL

OPEN HOUSE Every Tuesda y 10-12

NYS Licensed Preschool Teachers

FREE FULL DAY UNIVERSAL PRE-KINDERGARTEN through NYC Board of Ed LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE

In a secure & nurturing environment, our multi-sensory, language-based curriculum stimulates development & encourages parental involvement. FEE FOR SERVICE

• Full & half day program ages 2-5 • Flexible schedule & extended hours

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Baby Story Time Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Clay Day SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1:30pm • Free w/admission • Ages 2-10

Soap Box Derby

Sunday, June 18 • 8:30am-2pm Michael J. Petrides School 715 Ocean Terrace soapboxsi.wixsite.com/ soapbox Local schools compete in a classic Soapbox Derby race!

Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/admission • All ages Secret of a Book Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 4pm • Free • Ages 10-14 Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Group Hike or Trail Run Greenbelt Nature Center 700 Rockland Avenue 718-351-3450 6pm • Free • All ages Clambake Fundraiser at Richmond University Medical Center Richmond University Medical Center 355 Bard Avenue 718-818-1234 6:30pm • $120 per person • Adults

Thursday, June 29

Family Camping & Deer Exploration Hike

Blue Heron Nature Center 222 Poillon Avenue nycgovparks.org 718-967-3542

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Go to siparent. com to link to the registration page. Registration opens on June 14.

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718-273-2060 2pm • Free w/ admission • All ages STEAMtastic Thursdays Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 4pm • Free • Ages 7-12 Summer Craft South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 4pm • Free • Ages 3-12 Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages Family Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 4:30pm • Free • All ages Movies South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 4:30pm • Free • All ages The Pipes Are Calling St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 76 Saint Albans Place richmondcountypipesanddrums.com 7:30pm • Free • All ages

Friday, June 30

Sampler Camp SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 12am • Free w/admission • Ages 4-9

Sampler Camp SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 12am • Free w/admission • Ages 4-9

Preschool Play Huguenot Library 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636 10:30am • Free • Ages 3-5

Toddler Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 1.5-3

Preschool Storytime Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library 2550 Victory Blvd 718-494-1642 11am • Free • Ages 3-5

Tot’s Time Plus SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 11am • $5 + admission • Ages 2-4

Toddler Story Time & Activity Hour Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 11:30am • Free • Ages 1.5-5

Bouncing Babies West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 11:15am • Free • Ages 0-1.5 Paint Day SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1:30pm • Free w/admission • Ages 2-10 Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace

Science Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 2:30pm • Free w/admission Kidz Cook SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 3pm • Free w/ admission • All ages

Friday Flicks West New Brighton Library 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416 3pm • Free • All ages Video Game Controller South Beach Library 21-25 Robin Road 718-816-5834 3pm • Free • Ages 3-17 Lego Hour Mariners Harbor Library 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5-12 Wii Love Gaming Stapleton Library  132 Canal Street 718-727-0427 3:30pm • Free • Ages 5-11 Story Time SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 4pm • Free w/admission • All ages

upcoming events Saturday, July 1

Paint Day SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 1pm • Free w/ admission • Ages 2-10

Tuesday, July 4

Travis 4th of July Parade PS 26 4108 Victory Blvd. travisparade.org 12pm • Free • All ages

Wednesday, July 5

Boogie Woogie Wednesday SI Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace 718-273-2060 5pm • Free • All ages

Thursday, July 6

The Pipes Are Calling St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 76 Saint Albans Place richmondcountypipesanddrums.com 7:30pm • Free • All ages

Friday, July 7

Growing Healthy Eaters Port Richmond Library 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 3:30pm • Free • Ages 3-12

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a friend for life is a dog right for your family? Wrigley is a Goldendoodle who was born in a puppy mill and sent to a pet store. A family came into the store just before the holidays to ooh and aah at the puppies and fell in love with Wrigley’s golden curls and clumsy walk. He licked the children’s faces and chased after the toys they threw for him. The staff at the pet store told them that Wrigley would be gentle, playful, large enough to intimidate intruders, and non-shedding. This would be the family’s first pet.

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It wasn’t too long after they brought him home that the novelty of a new puppy wore off. Wrigley had a hard time distinguishing between his toys and the family’s shoes. He grew bigger than they were promised and had a lot of energy. Wrigley was never taught to walk on a leash and instead pulled his family along like a boat pulls a water skier. They also discovered that Wrigley took after the Golden Retriever side of his family and was a dog who did shed. Unfortunately, the family didn’t know what to do with him and without proper discipline he became a hyper, uncontrollable dog who left a trail of dog hair wherever he went. Sadly, in less than a year, Wrigley became one of the 3.9 million dogs who enter an animal shelter each year.

Not every family is equipped for a dog. If your family is considering adding a fur baby to your home, take a minute to ask yourself if you can make this lifelong commitment. 1. Do you have time for a dog? Plan to spend an average of 1 to 2 hours a day with or for your dog, depending on breed. That includes feeding, training, exercise, grooming, and clean up. Dogs are natural people-pleasers and want to be with you when you are home, so plan time for cuddling, too. If you are a family that is away from your pet for long periods of time due to work or other commitments, you need to make arrangements for their care in your absence. 2. Can you afford a dog? According to the University of Pennsylvania School

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of Veterinary Medicine, the average lifetime cost of owning a dog is $23,410. Besides the initial purchase (whether to a breeder or rescue), your dog will also need regular veterinary visits, monthly preventatives like heartworm pills and flea and tick prevention and of course, food. You will also need to consider boarding costs when you travel and grooming costs depending on the breed you choose. Like children, you need to plan for the unexpected medical bills and damage repair. 3. Can you tolerate a mess? Dogs are messy. They drip water on the floor when they drink. They bring mud and leaves into the house from outside. Some dogs shed. Some dogs drool. They leave piles in the backyard and sometimes have accidents in the house. If you are not the kind of person who can clean it up and move on, maybe a dog isn’t right for you. 4. Are you willing, as the adult, to take on the responsibility? My kids, just like thousands of others, promised to do EVERYTHING for the dog. However, I am the one to remind the kids to take care of their dogs and many times, I just take care of them myself. The average life span of a dog is 10-13 years. Getting a dog when your child is 10 means that you as the parent will be caring for this dog long after they have left for college. 5. Is everyone all-in? If you or your spouse or even your live-in mother-in-law is not all-in, your dog will not be successful in your house. Dogs always seem to flock to people who don’t like them, probably trying to win them over. Unfortunately, some people are not dog people and will never come around to barking, messes, and the responsibility that goes along with them. The dog will become a constant thorn in their side and will probably need to be rehomed. 6. Can you survive a trial period? Sometimes getting a dog looks good on paper, but real life is another matter. If you think you have the time and money commitment, why not try pet ownership in small doses? You can pet sit for a friend while they are on vacation to see if the novelty wears off before the owners come home. If that goes well, contact your local shelter about fostering. This longer care situation is a great way to see how a dog will fit into your daily routine. You might even find the lifelong friend you were looking for. By Pam Molnar, a freelance writer and mother of three humans and three fur babies. Their dogs came to live with them after the first family returned them to the shelter for growing too big and shedding too much.

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Summer Sewing Lessons

By PERSONAL STYLE STUDIO 6 weekly lessons • 40 minutes • $180 • Ages 10+

Tutoring By Christine Affordable tutoring with proven, positive results.

Private tutoring and small classes available for TACHS, SHSAT, HSPT, PSAT, SAT, ELA and Math State test prep. Orton Gillingham trained teachers available to tutor ELA in all grade levels.

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Divorce Family Court • Child Custody Spousal & Child Support Domestic Violence • Adoptions Name Changes • Annulments Separation Agreements Free Initial Consultation for Divorce Actions 24 Kurt T. Richards, P.C. Hour Phone Service

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www.krichardspc.com 718.720.1000

1200 South Ave, Ste 201 • SI, NY

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Karen L. Goldman

NYS Licensed Psychotherapist Bereavement Specialist For Individuals, Groups, Adults and Children • Play & Art Therapy • Anxiety • Grief & Loss Issues • Relationship Issues • Depression • School/Career Issues

1076 Forest Ave • S.I., N.Y. 347-850-2322

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speech pathology 718-967-0359 • 3767 Richmond Ave www.brightstartspeech.com brightstart@si.rr.com • Private practice with energetic & talented Speech Language Pathologists • Extensive experience Now • Full range of services Offering (diagnostics & evaluations) Homecare • Occupational Therapy • NYS & ASHA Certified • Multi-Lingual Therapists Speech & Language • NYC Dept of Ed Contracted Agency for Preschool & School Age Children Pathology, P.C. We accept all major insurance plans. Free consultations.

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Salvatore R. Indelicato, D.M.D. Specialist in Orthodontics

Gentle, Personal, Quality Care for Children & Adults 444 Huguenot Avenue • SI, NY 10312

(718) 967-5213

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• Advanced Integrative Therapy • Indiv/Couples/Family • Special Needs/Identity/Self Esteem • Work & Educational Issues/ Abuse-Recovery • Autism/Aspergers Some Insurances Accepted

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1076 forest ave. (corner of Manor Rd.)

718-447-5501

Certified professional, providing quality evaluations and treatment of adults and children for over 35 years. additional services: Public Speaking Improvement, Accent Reduction, Corporate Speech Pathology & Lecturing

speech pathology DOE APPROVED TO PROVIDE MONO AND BILINGUAL SERVICES FOR PRE-SCHOOL AND SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN.

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Autistic Spectrum Disorders, PDD, Craniofacial Differences, Fluency Disorders, Apraxia of Speech, “Late Talkers,” Hearing Impairments & Phonological / Articulation Disorders 347.640.4SLP (4757) • 188 Hylan Blvd • 10305 www.bbslp.org • Email: info@bbslp.org

Speech and Language Therapy Associates of Staten Island, PLLC

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Individualized and Customized: Language Enhancement Programs, Auditory Training Programs, Fluency Enhancement Programs, Oral-Sensory-Motor Plans, Voice Treatment Programs, Accent Reduction Programs, FeedingTreatment Plans, Pediatric & Adult Clients We welcome NYC DOE clients, and we are now an associate of The Perfect Playground for all CSE cases.

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• Diagnosis & treatment of infants, toddlers, adults • Autism, learning and communication disabilities • Articulation, impaired language, stuttering or lisps • All major credit cards and insurances

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advertiser directory A Taste of Honey.....................................52

Hooph Staten Island .............................36

SI Day Camp.............................................7

Academic Advantage..........................48

Huntington Learning Center................67

SI Dental Care.........................................71

Art Lab.......................................................35

Ian’s Majestic Murals.............................72

SI Family Music........................................13

Athletic Edge ............................................5

JCC Day Camp......................................43

SI Pediatric Dentistry...............................67

Barbara Rauch Tutoring........................45

JCC Early Childhood Center...............49

Silhouette Dance....................................57

Barnes & Noble.......................................25

Jump Start Therapy Place....................57

SIMHS Head Start....................................31

Big Bird’s Playhouse...............................61

LA Dance.................................................69

SIUH Northwell Health.......... Back Cover

Casa Belvedere......................................78

Land of Make Believe...........................65

Small World Dental................................31

Center Stage Dance Co.......................52

Lickety Split...............................................33

St. John Villa Academy.........................20

Challenge Early Intervention...............69

Master Curry Karate.................................3

St. Joseph by the Sea - Camps ..........57

Child Mind Institute.................................67

Mathnasium............................................47

St. Joseph Hill Academy.......................51

City Parks Foundation...........................17

M.E. P.T. Physical Therapy.....................13

Staten Island Fencing Club..................13

Community Resources Preschool......67

Mill Basin Day Camp.............................55

Staten Island LaCrosse..........................45

Dance Sensations..................................61

Mini World Preschool.............................51

Strength Within Yoga.............................52

Delco Drugs ............................................59

My Fat Loss Expert..................................35

Sunny Days..............................................61

Dr. Lisa Lazzara (Kids Dental) ..............33

New Dorp Christian Academy............55

Supreme Chocolatier............................20

Dr. Phyllis Merlino DDS...........................69

NYCID........................................................36

Suzanne’s Fashion Corner....................51

Early Start, Inc..........................................63

Once Upon A Child...............................72

Tender Care on the Mount..................45

Ed Perpetua Tennis Academy.............72

Pool Doctor..............................................39

The Village Preschool............................24

EJ Michaels..............................................13

Rab’s Country Lanes..............................15

Tobacco Free NY....................................59

Farrell Drivers Ed......................................65

Relax on Cloud Nine.............................33

UAU/SI Tech Summer Camps..............21

Fastbreak Basketball.............................34

Richmond County Day Camp..............9

United Sports Youth League.................23

Fastrackids...............................................63

Richmond County Savings Bank..........2

Wagner College Learning...................24

Fun Station...............................................27

Richmond Road Family Day...............19

Wheel Fun Rentals..................................17

Fun Station Day Camp..........................29

Richmond University Med. Ctr.............37

Wild West City..........................................17

Gingerbread Learning Center............79

Showplace Entertainment....................42

Young People’s Day Camp.................11

Grounded Dancers................................48

SI Boys Football.......................................65

High Hopes..............................................65

SI Community Tennis.............................51

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