What to do on Staten Island January 27 & 28th 2018

National Chocolate Cake Day

Jan 27 all-day
Happy Chocolate Cake Day!

Cabinetry 101: Table Top Wooden Shelving Unit @ Staten Island MakerSpace
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cabinetry 101: Table Top Wooden Shelving Unit
Saturdays January 27th and February 3rd
10am – 3pm
Members: $220
Non-Members: $250
Materials Fee: $15

Instructor: Allison Samuels

After briefly covering safe machine and shop practices, we will delve straight into cabinetry! Over two weeks students will design, build and finish their own small cabinets to take home. Moving at a brisk pace, we will cover how to extract a cut list and plan of action from your drawings, dimension parts and foursquare lumber, simple face frame joinery, cabinet construction and finishing. While some woodworking experience is helpful, all skill levels are welcome.

Empower Your Business with Bespoke Strategies: New Course Equips Professionals with Expertise

If you have ear and eye protection, bring it along, if not we can provide the basics.

There will be a half hour lunch break!

Ages18 and up. No previous experience required.

About the Instructor: Allison Samuels, currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Shortly after receiving her BFA in Fibers from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Allison traveled up and down the East Coast before settling in New York to pursue cabinetry and create the fledgling Two Tree brand.



Animal of the Month Club: Aquatic Rodents @ Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer programs throughout the year that focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Free Winter Jam NYC: Snow Sports Day in Central Park @ Central Park
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Central Park, sledding, ice sculpting and snowshoeing — Can it get any more picturesque than that?! The park already looks like a winter wonderland, so it’s only going to get that much more adorable when this winter sports festival invites New Yorkers to spend the day shredding some powder and enjoying this urban snowfield.

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Meditation Class Tibetan Museum
Jan 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pmMeditation Class Tibetan Museum

The Museum’s meditation class is held Saturdays at 11:30 AM. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. Learn more at http://www.tibetanmuseum.org/meditation-classes

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Open House for Kids: Toys and Crafts of Days Gone By Edit
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nine-year-old Charles Winne, Jr.“Bopper” lived on Officers’ Row with his family in the 1880’s. Join us at historic Mont Sec House to discover the toys children played with during the nineteenth century and participate in crafts that Bopper may have done.Materials will be provided. Costumed interpreters will be available to demonstrate toys and help with the crafts. Reservations required. For information call: 718-354-4500 or email Diane_Wulff@nps.gov. Park in the visitor center parking lot.

Korean Drama Club (Teens & Adults) @ NYPL South Beach Library
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Utterly addicting, K-dramas is an international television phenomenon boasting kooky plots, endearing romance, and plenty of eye candy! Whether you are a dedicated fan or a newbie curious about Korean culture; join us to watch, gossip, and snack ourselves into the world of K-drama fandom. Currently, we are watching the romantic fantasy My Love From Another Star (2014). Do Min-jun, an alien who came to earth 400 years ago, begins a romance with the stuck-up A-list Korean actress Chun Song-yi.


UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park! This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art. This program is geared for adults and families with children ages 8+.

Introductory Tai Chi Class
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Introductory Tai Chi Class
$12 admission/$10 for members—open to all ages

(718)-987-3500 info@tibetanmuseum.org

Tavern Concert with Bob & Norm with Bill
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This popular trio will regale the Tavern with their program of short stories and old tunes! Each is a finely honed story-teller and instrumentalist, and their stories are joined by the sounds of banjo, guitar, fiddle & Mandala. They lift traditional songs out of the faraway past into the vibrant present.

The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) serves up an authentic 19th-century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.

Tickets are $16:

Trail Running
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturdays 7-9pm

Free—open to adults, seniors Greenbelt Nature Center,
700 Rockland Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10306


Tavern Concert with Bob & Norm with Bill
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This popular trio will regale the Tavern with their program of short stories and old tunes! Each is a finely honed story-teller and instrumentalist, and their stories are joined by the sounds of banjo, guitar, fiddle & Mandala. They lift traditional songs out of the faraway past into the vibrant present.

The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) serves up an authentic 19th-century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.

Tickets are $16:

JAN 28 Sun 2018
National Kazoo Day
Jan 28 all-day

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)  Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park @ Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome! This program is in coordination with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative .

The Richard Buegler Winter 10-Mile Walk @ Willowbrook Park @ Meet in the Willowbrook Park carousel parking lot off Eton Place Jan 28 @ 9:15 am – 3:30 pm

Meet at 9:15 in the Willowbrook Park carousel parking lot off Eton Place. Dress for the weather and bring water and a lunch.We’ll follow the trails south through La Tourette to High Rock Park to see what the winter has to offer, and eventually return to the parking lot in Willowbrook Park. If there is snow cover there may be able to track wildlife, and perhaps we see some of our wintering birds. If there is rain, it will be“fun in the mud.”

call Dominick Durso at 917-478-7607 or Don Recklies at 718-768-9036 for more information.

Winter Remedies: Herbal Solutions @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fight winter ills, naturally! Learn about herbalists’ approach to remedies for winter maladies, then make some samples to take home.

Tangible Ideas: An Introduction to 3D Printing – January @ Staten Island MakerSpace Jan 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tangible Ideas: An Introduction to 3D Printing
Sunday, January 28th
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Non-members – $75
Members – $65

This 3-hour crash course will span a wide variety of topics and have you leaving with your own personally designed 3D print. All the main fundamentals of the 3D printing industry will be covered including current capabilities, material choice, applications and a general overview of what the technology can do for you. Experience this revolutionary technology first hand and learn how it will change the world. You will learn how different 3D models are created, either through 3D modeling, scanning or simply downloaded and what services you can utilize if you don’t have access to the technology. Absolutely, no prior experience needed! Sign up now and learn how 3D printing can benefit you!

Learn how teachers, businesses, and artists integrate this technology into their workflow

Experience a 3d printer live in action while it fabricates your design

Review the wide range of materials and correct applications

Understand the capabilities as well as the limitations of 3D printers

Take home your 3D print, a USB drive full of resources and 3x hours of 3D printing credit to kickstart your 3D printing journey.

Who is this course for?
The Artist- Some artists are taking full advantage of this technology. From fashion designers to jewelry makers, 3D printing can help express your creative nature and bring it into a new medium. Creative agencies are also incorporating the technology into their marketing campaigns with anything from swag giveaways to unique trophies.

The Educator- 3D printers are teaching machines with unparalleled power. If a picture says a thousand words, then holding a 3D printed object in your hand and examining it from all angles is worth a million. With the increased focus on STE(A)M in schools, 3d printing is being used as a tool to efficiently teach every subject in the most hands-on way.

The Entrepreneur- 3D printing is predicted to be a $21 Billion-dollar market by 2020. Impacting the medical, automotive, architecture, aerospace and consumer markets. Every entrepreneur knows the potential that this disruptive technology has regardless of their background. We will explore how current businesses are using this technology and go over various business models you can use yourself.

The Hobbyist & The Professional- Eventually a 3D printer WILL be in every home.They will not all be plastic melting types but some sort of additive manufacturing device that will do something as simple as making pancakes or complex as dispense your medicine. Get ahead of the curve and learn why 3D printing is such a big deal regardless of who you are.

What will you learn?
Basic 3D Modeling-
You will learn how to use a 3D modeling program called Tinkercad. Tinkercad is a free, online, cloud based application that has an extremely friendly and intuitive interface.

Basic 3D Printing-
Even with no prior 3D printing experience, the first thing you will do is design a 3D model and send it to the machines to be made while the class continues with the other topics.

Material Selection-
With the explosive growth in 3d printing, material choices are increasing nearly more than the printers themselves. Learn what makes each material different and which one to use for your intended application.

Capabilities & Limitations-
3D printing is revolutionary, but not magic. Learn the pros and cons of 3d printing and what type of 3d printing technology to choose.

3D Printing Timeline-
Did you know 3d printing was invented in the 80s? You will learn where it all started, where we are today and how this technology is speculated to change our future.

3D Printing in the World-
Discover different ways small and large companies are taking advantage of 3d printing and how the everyday person can use it.

What should you bring?
Your own laptop computer (We have a limited number of loaners. First come, first serve).

Imagination & creativity.
Your own lunch if you are super hungry.

What will you leave with?
Your own personally designed, modeled and 3D printed object.

A USB flash drive containing:
PDF of everything discussed during the workshop

3D printing guides, projects and 3d models ready to print
3D printing checklist
Tons of website resources, repositories, and links to video resources
3x Hours of 3D printing credit from Assembyl 3D Printing (www.assembyl.com). A $45 value.

The Instructor
Michael Perina is the founder of Assembyl 3D and a lifelong Staten Island resident. He built his first 3D printer in 2010 and launched his first company 3dfactory LLC shortly after, helping others build their first printer. 3dfactory LLC went on to sell over 500 DIY 3D printer kits around the world, with many of them going to schools and universities. In 2015, he formed Assembyl 3D offering local 3D printing services, 3D printed products and became Staten Island’s first local business to specialize in additive manufacturing. Assembyl 3D has since grown and is now a reseller for many OEMs while also offering consulting, training, STEAM infused curriculum and technical support. Michael has spoken at various tech expos regarding 3D printing and works with many schools and organizations here on the island helping them introduce and/or maintain this incredibly powerful technology.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/3dmikep/


Living with White-Tailed Deer @ Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Explore the Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers as they search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.