February Around Town Staten Island


February 2nd

*Groundhog Day Celebration7am Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway
Staten Island Chuck will predict the coming of spring at 7:30am, and guests can even meet him. There will be music, games and a contest in conjunction with Applebees. Ceremony is free, Breakfast with Chuck is $10 adult, $5 under 5years; pre-registration at 718-442-3101.

Historic Movie Houses/Movies Made on Staten Island - 7:00pm - 9:00pm1000 Richmond Terrace, Building H
Join Curator of History, Patricia M. Salmon, for a lecture on selected topics of Staten Island History in the new Snug Harbor History Center,$12 ($8 for members). To register, call Patricia Salmon at (718) 483-7123

February 6th

Olympic Medal & Games! - 1, 2 & 3 pm Staten Island Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace
Make medals & compete in some games in celebration of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Valentine Card Making Workshop1 - 3pm Third County Courthouse Historic Richmondtown
Love is in the air…and valentines are on the table! Visitors will assist talented craftspeople in the making of valentines for members of the local community currently living in nursing homes, surrounded by images of valentines from the large collection of cards preserved by the Staten Island Historical Society. Admission is free, but space is limited. Please call 718.351.1611, ext. 281, to reserve a place amongst the Victorian valentine-makers. Valentine kits can be purchased at the end of the workshop for $5.00. Hopeless romantics always welcome.

Songs Of The Sea & Taverns7:30 & 9:00pm Historic Richmondtown Tavern
Known by the local Townspeople as the “Richmond Tavernacle Choir,” this motley assortment of performing groups annually fill the tavern with great sailor sing-alongs, heart wrenching ballads and tales of life at sea and ashore. Landlubbers welcome... $15/person, $12/SIHS Members. Call (718) 351-1611, ext. 281 for reservations.

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys - 8pm Williamson Theatre at College of Staten Island
Tickets: $15, 20



February 7th

Olympic Medal & Games! - 1, 2 & 3 pm Staten Island Children’s Museum 1000 Richmond Terrace
Make medals & compete in some games in celebration of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

February 12th

Valentine Love Songs & Memories8pm St. George Theater
Featuring performances by Kenny Vance & The Planotones, The Duprees, Vito Picone & The Elegants, Barbara Harris & The Toys, and The Emotions. Tickets $25 - $65 718-442-2900

February 13th

Ronnie Spector - 8pm Springer Concert Hall, College of Staten Island
This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is known as the lead singer in the legendary 1960s girl group The Ronettes. Ronnie Spector has dazzled us for years with hits like “Walking in the Rain,” "Baby I Love You," and others that helped lay the groundwork for the pop music we know today. Her classic recordings have been heard in such films as The Pickup Artist, Goodfellas, Mean Streets, Nine Months, and Dirty Dancing with the smash hit “Be My Baby.” Tickets: $35, 40

*From Slavery to Freedom - 5:30pmSt. Philips Baptist Church, 77 Bennett Ave
Staten Island OutLOUD presents “From Slavery to Freedom” by Dr John Hope Franklin at St Philips Baptist Church’s annual Black History Month program. There will be a home-cooked soul food luncheon at 3pm, followed by the performance.

*African-American Celebration2-4pm Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place
A celebration of African American art and music presented by the Universal Temple of the Arts.

Linda Russell & Companie - 7:30 & 9:00pm Historic Richmondtown Tavern
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Eve with Tavern veteran Linda Russell—a singer/songwriter deeply rooted in traditional music, playing mountain and hammered dulcimers. $15/person, $12/SIHS Members. Call (718) 351-1611, ext. 281 for reservations.

Laura Ingalls Wilder... Growing Up on the Prairie6:30pm St. George Theater
The beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder performance chronicles the exciting adventures of the Ingalls family as they travel across the prairie in search of a little house to call home! Tickets $16 - $24 718-442-2900

February 14th

Courtship Tails1:30-3:30pm Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway
Come to the zoo on Valentine’s Day to find out how “love is in the air” for some wild beasts. There will be an opportunity to make a free valentine craft for a loved one. Donation requested.

February 15th

Dinosaurs and More - Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway

President’s Day Cool School Holiday - 10am – 5pm Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace.
Free admission.

*Young Writers OutLOUD - 2-4pm Richmondtown Library, 200 Clarke Ave
Free creative writing workshops for Islanders ages 10-15. RSVP at 718-907-0709

February 18th

*Young Writers OutLOUD - 2-4pm Richmondtown Library 200 Clarke Ave
Free creative writing workshops for Islanders ages 10-15. RSVP at 718-907-0709

Vacation Earth Camp1 - 3:30pm Clay Pit Ponds, State Park Preserve, 2351 Veterans Rd West
Join Earth Camp’s Seth Wollney for a winter time adventure through selected Staten Island> parks. For children ages 8-13. Pre-registration required by calling Seth at (718) 483-7105.

February 19th

Snug Underground Theatre Festival – Snug Harbor Community Theater 1000 Richmond Terrace
Produced by The Heart & Soul Theatre Project. Featuring FRANKIE & SYLVIA (Friday Feb. 19 @ 8pm; Saturday Feb. 20 & Sunday Feb. 21 @ 3pm), BENCHES (Saturday Feb. 20 @ 8pm; Sunday Feb. 21 @ 6pm), and THE FEMME SHOW (Friday Feb. 19 @ 10pm; Saturday Feb. 20 @ 10pm) The festival will also feature 2 bands Friday & Saturday @ 7pm. Tickets: $15.00, please call: (641) 715-3900 or email: snugunderground@gmail.com

*Vacation Earth Camp - 1 - 3:30pmBlue Heron Park, 222 Pollion Ave.
Join Earth Camp’s Seth Wollney for a winter time adventure through selected Staten Island parks. For children ages 8-13. Pre-registration required by calling Seth at (718) 483-7105.

February 20th

Olympic Medal & Games! - 1, 2 & 3 pm Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Make medals & compete in some games in celebration of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Blues Clues Live! The Case of the Class Clown11am & 3pm St. George Theater
Tickets $15 - $30. 718-442-2900

Blue Harvest - 7:30 & 9:00pm Historic Richmondtown Tavern
Featuring some of New York City’s hottest acoustic musicians, this bluegrass band combines rich harmonies and fiery instrumentals to create real honest-to-goodness homespun music that everyone will enjoy. $15/person, $12/SIHS Members. Call (718) 351-1611, ext. 281 for reservations.

Snug Underground Theatre Festival – Snug Harbor Community Theater 1000 Richmond Terrace
Produced by The Heart & Soul Theatre Project. Featuring FRANKIE & SYLVIA (Friday Feb. 19 @ 8pm; Saturday Feb. 20 & Sunday Feb. 21 @ 3pm), BENCHES (Saturday Feb. 20 @ 8pm; Sunday Feb. 21 @ 6pm), and THE FEMME SHOW (Friday Feb. 19 @ 10pm; Saturday Feb. 20 @ 10pm) The festival will also feature 2 bands Friday & Saturday @ 7pm. Tickets: $15.00, please call: (641) 715-3900 or email: snugunderground@gmail.com

February 21st

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny - 3pm
Williamson Theatre, College of Staten Island
Running Time: 1 hour, including meet and greet in the Atrium. Tickets: $10 - 15

Olympic Medal & Games! - 1, 2 & 3 pm Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Make medals & compete in some games in celebration of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Snug Underground Theatre Festival – Snug Harbor Community Theater, 1000 Richmond Terrace
Produced by The Heart & Soul Theatre Project. Featuring FRANKIE & SYLVIA (Friday Feb. 19 @ 8pm; Saturday Feb. 20 & Sunday Feb. 21 @ 3pm), BENCHES (Saturday Feb. 20 @ 8pm; Sunday Feb. 21 @ 6pm), and THE FEMME SHOW (Friday Feb. 19 @ 10pm; Saturday Feb. 20 @ 10pm) The festival will also feature 2 bands Friday & Saturday @ 7pm. Tickets: $15.00, please call: (641) 715-3900 or email: snugunderground@gmail.com

Chinese New Years Celebration2pm Snug Harbor Cultural Center 1000 Richmond Terrace Dragon Dancers in Chinese Scholars Garden at 2pm; NY Chinese Cultural Center Performance in The Music Hall at 3pm; Chinese Buffet in the Lower Great Hall at 4pm

February 27th

Breakfast with the Beasts - 8:30-10:00am Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway
Take a tour of the animal kitchen, help prepare some food for critters and watch them eat. Meet some animals close up and have a breakfast snack, too. Members: $10 / Non-members: $13 Children ages 5 and up – please no younger siblings. A paying adult must accompany a paying child. Pre-registration required.

Johnson Girls7:30 & 9:00pm Historic Richmondtown Tavern
This energetic all-woman a cappella group specializes in maritime music. Their repertoire includes songs of Afro-Caribbean, Irish, Anglo-American, Italian & French Canadian influence; songs of the inland waterways, of fishing, mining & much more. $15/person, $12/SIHS Members. Call (718) 351-1611, ext. 281 for reservations.

February 28th

*Later Alligator1:30 – 3:30pm Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway
Enjoy an afternoon watching these pre-historic looking creatures catch some tasty goodies. Children can participate in a scaly activity and craft while learning about their crushing jaws and powerful tails. Registration not required.

*as always, starred entries are free or free with admission!
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