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Spring break fun for Staten Island kids: Street games, trampolines, art camp

School's out for the week of April 6 and after a long, cold winter, the kids will be itching to get moving and out of the house. The Island culturals have come up with some pretty nifty things to do indoors and out -- for fun, creativity, learning -- but no tests. Both the Broadway and South Shore YMCA offer spring break camps. Read more…

Chinatown Y offers free Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday

Coming up Sunday, Feb. 22, Chinatown will come alive with this year’s edition of the Lunar New Year Parade. But if you’d like to get an early start in celebrating the Year of the Ram, the Chinatown Y has a free event coming up this Saturday. There will be a lion dance, tea tastings, lantern making and other crafts for kids. The party takes place from noon-4 p.m. at the YMCA’s Lower East Side facility, 273 Bowery. Lunch will be at 12:30 (first come, first served). Read more…

Staten Island YMCA to host a free public speaking workshop Oct. 11

The Staten Island Broadway YMCA will host a free workshop, “Speaking With Power,” on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Presenter Tonya Kerry, author of "Twelve Secrets to Living a Life You Love," a former radio host and current member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International will help participants overcome their fear of public speaking. Read more…