Thursday, May 28, 2009

Discover Staten Island

Excerpted from Diane Lore's article in the Staten Island Advance: Islanders can discover facts about their hometown during Treasure Your Island, a community-awareness day that will take place June 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Bernikow Jewish Community Center (JCC), 1466 Manor Rd.

The event is free, rain or shine, and is open to the public. Parents can learn about what's available to do with their children for little or no cost, and Islanders can learn about volunteer opportunities around the borough. Parks, museums, theater, film, music and art offerings will also be showcased. The day will include activities for children and adults, live music, dance and giveaways.

Photographers are encouraged to take pictures of the cultural and recreational places on the Island and upload them to the Web site, so that they can be projected on screens during the event.

Treasure Your Island was created by an ad hoc committee representing cultural and recreational organizations throughout the Island. More than 20 organizations will be participating, among them the Greenbelt; the Staten Island Zoo, West Brighton; the Jewish Community Center; Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve, Travis; Gateway National Recreation Area Staten Island Unit (which includes Miller Field in New Dorp, Great Kills Park, and Fort Wadsworth); the Alice Austen House Museum, Rosebank, and the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI).

For more information on "Treasure Your Island" the person to contact is Claire Aniela Arthurs at 718-605-3970 or e-mail at, or visit the myspace or Facebook page at or

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