Posts Tagged ‘Staten Island’

Gearing up for St. Patrick’s

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

The Irish of Staten Island, a program with bagpipe music, traditional dances, and a discussion about Irish immigration and the lives of the Irish-American Staten Islanders, will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday, March 12, at the College of Staten Island, Center for the Arts, 2800 Victory Boulevard, at Route 440, Willowbrook. The event is free, but registration is required. Call (718) 727-1135, ext. 123.

Gearing up for Chinese New Year

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The Museum of Chinese in America will give a walking tour, with shopping and tasting, from 1  to 2:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 17, to show Chinatown’s preparations for the Year of the Ox, which begins January 26. Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors and students), and the tour meets on the second floor of the museum at 70 Mulberry St. If you can’t make it, they’ll also have walking tours on Jan. 24 and 31.

Farther south, on Sunday, Jan. 18, the Staten Island Zoo gears up for the holiday with “unique crafts and special feeding and presentations showcasing the zoo’s Chinese horoscope animals.” That’s a cool idea, and it’s a nice little zoo with a great batch of rattlesnakes. Activities run from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, and admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children. The zoo is at 614 Broadway on Staten Island. You can get there on the S53 bus from Bay Ridge or by taking the S48 bus at the ferry terminal; see their website for directions.