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What to do on Staten Island this spring

Happy spring! What better borough to spend the lovely days than Staten Island, which has some of the loveliest parks and outdoor activities. From adventure races to art walks, we have some of the best activities on Staten Island this spring.

Easter Egg Hunt

Visit Historic Richmond Town for an Easter Egg
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Historic Richmond Town

Visit Historic Richmond Town for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th at 11 a.m. Bring your own egg carton to decorate into a festive eggholder for up to six candy-filled eggs. The Easter Bunny will also be there. Tickets $9 per child for Staten Island Historical Society members, $10 per child for non-members and $5 per adult for non-members.

When: April 4, 11 a.m.

More Info: http://historicrichmondtown.org/easter-egg-hunt?view=Events

Screening: Feminist Stories with Jennifer Lee

In honor of Women's History Month, the Alice
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Alice Austen House

In honor of Women's History Month, the Alice Austen House will hold a screening of the film, "Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation." Filmmaker Jennifer Lee and the Alice Austen House for a Q & A afterward. While you're there, you should really check out the Alice Austen House's 30th Anniversary Exhibition, which opened earlier in March. The exhibit traces the 300-year history of the house to a public museum.

When: March 27, 7-9p.m.

More info: http://aliceausten.org/events/

Soarin' Over Staten Island

Enjoy one of the best views of NYC
Photo Credit: Caroline Linton

Enjoy one of the best views of NYC at Fresh Kills Park's North Park, either with a kite or just binoculars to watch the migrant hawks.

When: April 19, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

More Info: http://www.statenislandmuseum.org/calendar-programs/soarin-over-staten-island

Women, Welding and Wine

Makerspace will hold a four-week welding class for
Photo Credit: Makerspace

Makerspace will hold a four-week welding class for women, followed by a wine tasting. What more could you as for?

When: Wednesdays, May 6-17 6-9 p.m.

More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-welding-and-wine-may-6-13-20-27-600-to-900-pm-tickets-16219933257

Chef Clemenza at The Chef's Table

Staten Island's own Chef Clemenza, a former contestant
Photo Credit: Chef Clemenza / Facebook

Staten Island's own Chef Clemenza, a former contestant on "Hell's Kitchen," will teach how to make a "real" Italian meal at The Chef's Table. Tickets are $39.95.

When: March 28, 6-10 p.m.

More Info: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/traditional-italian-meal-with-chef-clemenza-from-hells-kitchen-tickets-15885006482

Second Saturday Art Walks

Held on the second Saturday of every month,
Photo Credit: Flickr / Second Saturday

Held on the second Saturday of every month, Second Saturday is a free art walk along Staten Island's North Shore. Events include visual art, music, dance and performance art at some of the borough's best art galleries.

When: April 11, May 9, June 13

More Info: http://www.secondsaturdaystatenisland.org/

High Rock Challenge Adventure Race

Get in shape with the High Rock Challenge
Photo Credit: Greenbelt Conservancy

Get in shape with the High Rock Challenge Adventure Race at Greenbelt Conservancy this spring. Held in memory of NYPD Officer John Kelly, two-member teams compete in mystery events along the 10-13K course. Events will be revealed the day of the race. Training will go through April 18 at High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue. Check which races still have availability.

When: April 25-26

More Info: http://sigreenbelt.org/2010/05/15/high-rock-challenge-adventure-race-april/

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