Staten Island's Around Town March


Monday, March 1st

3 on 3 League/Tournament - The Staten Island Skating Pavilion, 3080 Arthur Kill Road
Form your own team! 6 player Teams + Goalie, 1 game session, 3 Games per week. Championship at each level: Mites/Squirt/PW/Bantam/Midget. In addition to the games, there will also be a weekday skills session. This session will incorporate multi-coach, station-based, passing, edgework, transition and shooting drills. 10 weeks/20 sessions: $325. 9-16 years old.(718) 948-4800

*Benjamin Hochman, Pianist - 7:30pm Center for the Arts College of Staten Island; 2800 Victory Blvd
A recital of piano literature treasures, complete with majestic Partita No. 6 by Bach, Beethoven’s late Sonata Op. 109 along with a few short selections from Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag, and Maurice Ravel’s poetic Gaspard de la nuit. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, Hochman will conclude with Chopin’s beloved Barcarolle. At the Springer Concert Hall. Reservations required. 718-982-ARTS

Thursday, March 4th

*Flipping Pages - 3:30pm Alice Austen House & Park; 2 Hylan Blvd
A story telling event for ages 4-7 years old; offering a calm and relaxing time. Children will enjoy an illustrated story sitting on the front lawn. If weather is not permitting, event will take place in the museum. A short tour/art discussion to introduce your child to the museum and art making activity is included.

Saturday, March 6th

*Forest Fairytales - 1:00pm Blood Root Valley; 700 Rockland Avenue
Hear stories of the wonders of the forest as we prepare to “spring ahead.” Weather permitting, we will take a short exploration of the forest in search of tree buds and other signs of spring. This program is suitable for kids ages 2-6, and older siblings are welcome. Registration required. (718)351-3450

Teen Photography Workshop - 1:30pm–4:30pm Alice Austen House & Park; 2 Hylan Blvd
Make art and new friends! Teens will work on independent projects for a variety of photo contests. $135, includes cameras and materials. (718)816-4506

Tavern Concert: Risky Business Bluegrass Band - 7:30 & 9:00pm Historic Richmond Town; 441 Clarke Avenue
Tavern veteran Rich Rainey heads up a talented combo that serves up great bluegrass music featuring 5-string banjo, string bass, mandolin, rhythm and lead guitar. $15 Reservations are required (718)351-1611 ext. 281.

Sunday, March 7th

*2010 Staten Island Saint Patrick's Day Parade - 12:30pm-4:30 Hart Blvd & Forest Ave
Preceded by Mass at 9:00AM at Blessed Sacrament Church, Forest Ave & Manor Rd

*FrogWatch USA: Citizen Science - 2:00pm High Rock Park Environmental Education Center; 200 Nevada Avenue
FrogWatch USA is a frog and toad monitoring program that gives you the opportunity to help scientists conserve amphibians. Learn to recognize distinct voices among the chorus of frog and toad calls. Registration required. (718)351-3450

*To Kill a Mockingbird - 3:00pm Historic Richmond Town; 441 Clarke Ave
Come join OutLOUD's reading and conversation on this classic American novel by Harper Lee.

Darwin the Dinosaur - 2:00 pm Snug Harbor Cultural Center; 1000 Richmond Terrace
A show of puppetry, music, and dancing, this family event tells the great story of Darwin the Dinosaur. Darwin is much more than a pet: he is a dinosaur - a wild and primitive creature. Though Darwin learns to take his first steps from his creator, he is, after all, a dinosaur. His animal instincts eventually take over and he has no choice but to succumb. In Darwin's explorations, he encounters many different types of living creatures, learning the value of both good and bad, love and hate, friends and enemies. What Darwin takes from these life lessons are up to him, and only he can decide his fate. Ages 5+ $20 (718)425-3517

Wednesday, March 10th

*Observatory Event - 7:00pm Astrophysical Observatory College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard
View Mars and, later in evening, Saturn - famous for its rings. You may also see a few of it's moons especially Titan the largest one in the solar system which has an atmosphere and shows signs of rivers and oceans of liquid methane.

Thursday, March 11th

*The Irish on Staten Island Celebration - 1:30pm College of Staten Island; 2800 Victory Blvd.
Join the festivities with author and Curator of History, Patricia M. Salmon for a celebration of the Irish on Staten Island

A Midsummer Night's Dream - 8:00pm College of Staten Island; 2800 Victory Boulevard Lab Theatre, Bldg 1P
With a live punk band playing original songs, mohawk hairdos, aerial acrobatics, and more, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream has never rocked harder.(Warning: Contains adult themes and may not be suitable for children.) $10/$5 student and seniors781)982-ARTS

Friday, March 12th

Tavern Concert: Irish Stout - 7:30pm & 9:00 Historic Richmond Town; 441 Clarke Avenue
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a lively band of seasoned performers playing traditional Irish songs, ballads, and upbeat melodies. $15 Reservations required; 718)351-1611 ext .281.

Black 47 - 8:00pm Center for the Arts, College of Staten Island; 2800 Victory Blvd.
Formed in the Bronx, New York, these Irish American rockers espouse an unblinkingly political and thoroughly Irish form of rock 'n' roll, with songs covering topics from the Northern Ireland conflict to civil rights and urban unrest in contemporary New York. Their latest album, Iraq, includes new songs covering the course of the war and consists of stories that the band’s fans shared while serving in the military overseas. Celebrate America and your Irish heritage together. At the Williamson Theatre. $35 - $40 black47.com

Saturday, March 13th

*Bunny Hop - 11:00am Blue Heron Nature Center, Blue Heron Park; 222 Poillon Avenue btwn Amboy Rd & Hylan Blvd
Spring is upon us and our furry friends are hop, hop, hoppy to come out and meet some visitors. (718)967-3542

4 Celtic Women - 8:00pm St. George Theater; 35 Hyatt Street
Enjoy an all live mix of Celtic traditionals such as Danny Boy and Molly Malone, Celtic original instrumental dances and the Enya-like Angels, with vocal harmonies, harp, psaltery, harmonium, flute, bass, and drums. The lore of the stories and history of the instruments and the composers are enthusiastically conveyed by founding member, Celeste Ray. $28 - $35.

*Shenanigans with Pat & Mike - 2:00pm Staten Island Children's Museum; 1000 Richmond Terrace
Irish Drumming & guitar playing

Sunday, March 14th

*Local History Club: Women's History Month - 11:00am Blue Heron Nature Center, Blue Heron Park; 222 Poillon Avenue btwn Amboy Rd & Hylan Blvd
In honor of Women's History Month, we'll discuss Staten Island's most prominent women, from Alice Austen to Joan Baez. Find out what ties they had to Staten Island. Perhaps they lived in your neighborhood.(718)967-3542

*Leprechaun Hike - 1:00pm–2:30pm Blood Root Valley; 700 Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue
Join the Greenbelt educators as we search for elusive leprechauns and their pots of gold on this pre-St. Patrick’s Day hike. Dress appropriately for hiking. This hike is approximately one mile and is suitable for children age 7 and up. Registration required.(718)351-3450

Family workshop: Photographing Others - 2:30-4:30pm Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave.
Photographer Phil Borges' portraits document people in a very intimate way. After learning about his portraits of the Tibetan people, participants will gain knowledge of specific techniques for capturing their own portraits that tell a story and reveal something about the subject. Participants should bring their own digital camera as well as an object that has meaning to them. Open to all ages. $10 adults, $8 members and students.

The Hobbit - 3:00pm Center for the Arts, College of Staten Island; 2800 Victory Blvd.
Theatre Sans Fil (theater without strings) brings Tolkien’s award-winning story of Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, and their dwarf friends to life by using over 50 life-sized puppets—which is a pretty good trick for a story that included a 25-foot-long dragon and ten-foot-tall trolls and goblins! Complete with modern set design, spectacular lighting, and original music. Recommended for all ages. Williamson Theatre. $20

Thursday, March 18th

A Midsummer Night's Dream - 8:00pm College of Staten Island; 2800 Victory Boulevard Lab Theatre, Bldg 1P
With a live punk band playing original songs, mohawk hairdos, aerial acrobatics, and more, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream has never rocked harder.(Warning: Contains adult themes and may not be suitable for children.) $10/$5 student and seniors781)982-ARTS

Friday, March 19th

A Midsummer Night's Dream - 8:00pm College of Staten Island; 2800 Victory Boulevard Lab Theatre, Bldg 1P
With a live punk band playing original songs, mohawk hairdos, aerial acrobatics, and more, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream has never rocked harder.(Warning: Contains adult themes and may not be suitable for children.) $10/$5 student and seniors781)982-ARTS

Saturday, March 20th

Tavern Concert: Triboro - 7:30 & 9:00pm Historic Richmond Town 441 Clarke Avenue
They hail from the boroughs of NYC but look beyond the Hudson to other places and times for songs and inspiration. This acoustic vocal trio applies fine three-part harmony to an eclectic mix of genres.$15 Reservations are required;(718)351-1611 ext. 281.

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble - 8:00pm Staten Island Museum; 75 Stuyvesant Place
Elizabeth McCullough, soprano & Anthony Turner, baritone. $15, $5 students.(718)907-3488

A Midsummer Night's Dream - 8:00pm College of Staten Island; 2800 Victory Boulevard Lab Theatre, Bldg 1P
With a live punk band playing original songs, mohawk hairdos, aerial acrobatics, and more, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream has never rocked harder.(Warning: Contains adult themes and may not be suitable for children.) $10/$5 student and seniors781)982-ARTS

Sunday, March 21st

*Nature Photography - 11:00am Blue Heron Nature Center, Blue Heron Park; 222 Poillon Avenue btwn Amboy Rd & Hylan Blvd
We'll look for secret corners of the park to photograph, so bring your camera. (718)967-3542

Savor the Flavors - 2:00pm-5:00pm College of Staten Island; 2800 Victory Boulevard Bldg 1P Atrium
A unique scholarship fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit CSI students. Popular Island restaurants will showcase their signature dishes and describe how they are prepared. Sample the bountiful cuisine and enjoy wine tasting, beverages, desserts and music by PartyHostsDJ's.com. Festivities include celebrity chef judges Rob Burmeister and John Sierp, featured on Food Network's "Chopped," as well as raffles and People's Choice awards. $35-$50. (718)982-2290

Saturday, March 27th

Tavern Concert: Point Cross - 7:30 & 9:00pm Historic Richmond Town; 441 Clarke Avenue
Named for a village on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, these Tavern veterans specialize in Scottish and Irish fiddle tunes and lively Appalachian and Cajun material. $15 Reservations are required;(718)351-1611 ext. 281.

*Eggstravaganza - 12:00pm–4:00pm Staten Island Children's Museum; 1000 Richmond Terrace
Welcome Spring at the Annual Spring Festival. It's a great way to welcome spring with egg hunts, egg decorating, crafts and other fun activities on the East Meadow. Families can take pictures (bring your camera) with that large, furry animal with big ears.

*EGGSTRAVAGANZA - 12:00pm-3:00pm Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway
Explore the world of eggs from the Easter variety to those made by frogs, turtles, bugs and many others. Make a craft egg to take home. There will be age appropriate egg hunts scheduled throughout the afternoon for an additional fee with one grand prize egg for each age category. Egg Hunt Fee $5.00/child. Registration for all Egg Hunts 10:00-12:30 ONLY, Registration not accepted before the day of the event.

Monday, March 29th

*Kids' Week in the Forest! Forest Ecology - 10:00am Blue Heron Nature Center, Blue Heron Park; 222 Poillon Avenue, btwn Amboy Rd and Hylan Blvd
Spend your break with the Rangers exploring the forest of Blue Heron Park. There will be nature walks, crafts, team-building activities, performances and more. (718) 967-3542

*Spring Break Northfield Bank Foundation Cool School Holiday - 10:00am-5:00pm Staten Island Children's Museum; 1000 Richmond Terrace
Free admission! 718-273-2060

Tuesday, March 30th

*Kids' Week in the Forest! A-Z Nature Hike - 10:00am Blue Heron Nature Center, Blue Heron Park.; 222 Poillon Avenue, btwn Amboy Rd and Hylan Blvd)
Spend your break with the Rangers exploring the forest of Blue Heron Park. There will be nature walks, crafts, team-building activities, performances and more. (718) 967-3542

Wednesday, March 31st

*Kids' Week in the Forest! Geology Rocks - 10:00am Blue Heron Nature Center, Blue Heron Park.; 222 Poillon Avenue, btwn Amboy Rd and Hylan Blvd
Spend your break with the Rangers exploring the forest of Blue Heron Park. There will be nature walks, crafts, team-building activities, performances and more. (718) 967-3542

*Young Writers OutLOUD - 2:00-4:00pm Richmondtown Library; 200 Clarke Ave
Free creative writing workshops for Islanders ages 10-15. SI OutLOUD will enhance appreciation of American classics, and encourage young Islanders to develop their own creative writing styles. A portion of every workshop will focus on spoken-word performance. Microphones and music are included to help young artists create their own individual performance styles. RSVP(718)907-0709


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