Community Cafe – Building Strong Families and Stronger Communities @ New York Public Library - Stapleton Branch
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Building Strong Families and Stronger Communities – Lets Support Our Parents!

Enjoy a great meal then relax and engage in a round-table conversation with other parents feeling similar daily struggles, joys, and questions around raising children.

Family Association Meeting @ YMCA- South Shore
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

FREE Family Association Meeting for family members who are dealing with a loved one struggling with substance use.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Light The Night @ Staten Island Diner
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Light The Night is a fundraising event which aims to bring light to the darkness of cancer. Funds are raised to support research and directly help patients here in Staten Island during the critical time of their cancer treatment.

Come out and enjoy great food while contributing to an incredible cause! Because of people like you, we WILL see a world without cancer!

Saint George Greenmarket @ St. Mark’s Place and Hyatt St
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
A – Bee – C’s of Beekeeping @ Staten Island MakerSpace
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday January 26th 10am-12pm

Saturday February 9th 10am – 12pm

Saturday February 23rd 10am – 12pm

$50 for all 3 sessions


$20 for first session only

For those that are concerned about the plight of honeybees, this 3 session course will introduce you to Honeybees and Beekeeping. Learn the basics about honeybees, beehives and equipment before making the leap to become a beekeeper.

Session 1 – Introduction to honeybees, their role in the environment, bee and hive products and the threats to honeybees survival. Discussion of the ways to help the honeybees survive.

Session 2 – A year in the life of a beekeeper. Learn the chores a beekeeper performs throughout the year to acquire bees, maintain the hive and do what they can to insure hive survival. Hands on activities included.

Session 3 – Hive and Beekeeper equipment and supplies. A review of the equipment and tools necessary for the beekeeper, beehives, honey extraction and bottling. Hands on activities included.

If you have any questions about this upcoming workshop, please email emily@simakerspace.com.


Maple Syrup Saturdays @ Clay Pit Ponds Visitors Center
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about the entire process of making maple syrup from tap to table! We will hike for up to an hour on our trails to find maple trees, drill holes, hang buckets, and collect sap so please wear snow boots, gloves, and a hat. If you think this program might be cancelled due to weather, call 718-605-3970 x201. Ages 5+

Design a Valentine Tee Shirt @ Fort Wadsworth
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join rangers for a fun day at Fort Wadsworth. Design a tee shirt for your Valentine or for yourself. No experience necessary. Please bring a tee shirt. Painting materials will be provided for free. For information call Earnestine at 718 351-6970 or email Diane_Wulff@nps.gov.

Free Parents & Family Substance Abuse Support Group @ 3rd Floor
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you know or are living with someone who appears to have a substance abuse problem, come talk and listen. The goal of this group will be substance abuse education, referral sources, support family and friends.

Hosted by Christopher’s Reason

Tot Time Tuesdays @ Clay Pit Ponds Visitors Center
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Learn about a new plant or animal each week during this indoor play group. Story time starts at 10:30 am followed by a short hike at 11:00 am, weather permitting. Best for ages 0-3.

Anti-Bully Support Workshop @ Projectivity
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


For children/teens experiencing any type of bullying (in-school, cyber-bullying, food allergy, etc), and parents looking for resources. All children and parents welcome. Bringing children/teens together who have lived through this experience. Offering a safe place to share stories and brainstorm on how to handle the problem. Free refreshments.