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Treasure Your Island April 2010

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Date: April 5, 2010

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Steve Salgo, National Park Service
TELEPHONE:
(718) 354-4556
EMAIL: treasureyourisland@gmail.com

 

SUPPORT YOUR BOROUGH, COME OUT AND “TREASURE YOUR ISLAND”

STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 5, 2010 — On Sunday, April 11th, 2010, residents from all over Staten Island can experience the second "Treasure Your Island," a community awareness day that will take place at the Joan & Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center (JCC), 1466 Manor Road, from 12-4pm. The event is free, and everyone is invited to attend. Parents can learn about all the great things to do with their children, and students can learn about volunteer opportunities with organizations on the island.

Did you know that Staten Island has an art school for kids and adults? That the inventor of the telephone lived on Staten Island? That we are home to the only  traditional Chinese Scholar Garden in the U.S.? That Sandy Ground was a stop on the Underground Railroad? Discoverthese, andeven more facts about Staten Island at the second annual "Treasure Your Island."

"Treasure Your Island" is meant to cultivate community awareness throughout Staten Island. It is an expo showcasing all the museums, parks, theatre, culture, and much morethat Staten Island has to offer. Photographers are encouraged to take pictures of the cultural and recreational places on Staten Island and upload them to our flickr account, so that their work can be projected on the walls during the event. The day will include activities for children (and adults!), live music and dance, information, and giveaways. To enter your photos for the slideshow upload them to: http://www.flickr.com/groups/treasureyourisland/

 

A sampling of the organizations participating: National Park Service, Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island Children's Museum, Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve, The Staten Island Greenbelt, COAHSI, and Art Lab. Over 20 Staten Island organizations are participating in this event, and are excited to share their services with the greater Staten Island community.

For more information on "Treasure Your Island," contact Steve Salgo, at
(718) 354-4556, or email us at: treasureyourisland@gmail.com. Visit our webpage: www.treasureyourisland.com We can also be found on MySpace and Facebook.

 

About Treasure Your Island: "Treasure Your Island" was created by an ad hoc committee of individuals from cultural and recreational organizations throughout Staten Island.  Realizing that many islanders are unaware of what Staten Island has to offer, the committee created an event which would show all islanders that everything they need can be found on Staten Island.

Did You Know?

The NC 4 in flight.

The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.