Celebrate the Planet on St. George Day 2015

St. George offers many family activities throughout the year for residents living or renting in Staten Island making this one of the hottest neighborhoods around. With an exciting restaurant scene, lively nightlife, great views of Manhattan, and a growing artist community with an emphasis on sustainability.

One of these amazing community events is coming up on Saturday, April 25 when Staten Island will be celebrating the planet at the St. George Day Festival in Tompkinsville Park (rain or shine). The borough’s annual commemoration of Earth Day and sustainable living is a celebration of the community with an added touch of a local arts festival …and dragons.

It is said that the old legend reads: “Hundreds of years ago, the people of a village clash violently with a dragon. They appeal to patron Saint George to help solve the conflict. He slays the Dragon.” And now the family-friendly St. George Day Festival puts focus on: Resiliency; Sharing; Cooperation; Creative invention; Forgiveness; Working together to resolve conflict; Discovering commonality; Enemies become Allies. Showing up and joining in!

The St. George Day Festival will Feature:


Art Around the Park

Showcasing local talent, Staten Island’s artists and craftspeople will display and sell their work. Do-it-yourself gallery space will be available for visitors to create their own outdoor art gallery as well.

Earth Day Zone

Eco-enthusiasts from around Staten Island will have fun, educational games for the kids, workshops, demonstrations and activities to help make the community stronger, healthier and greener.

Music and Dance

On-stage live music will be entertaining visitors throughout the entire day with four different dance shows also scheduled throughout the day.

Kid Zone

The St. George Day festival helps think about and learn to peacefully solve problems and respectfully share resources through innovative storytelling, activities and games. The kid zone focuses on building a strong and sustainable community with their variety of programming for families.

Free Store

Help to create a less wasteful community by bringing a few small, clean, reusable items to share at the Free Store. It is not required to bring something in order to take home items left by others.

Giant Puppets

The highlight of the day is the interactive 35-foot puppet dragon paragde. Through spectacle and storytelling, they will re-imagine the St. George and Dragon myth exploring themes of cooperative problem solving and resource sharing. This giant dragon puppet is brought to life by Staten Islanders of all ages.

Spoken Word

Experience street reading where local authors, publishers and book-makers express their creativity on stage.

All of this excitement is conveniently located in Tompkinsville Park for families living and renting in Staten Island and is just a quick walk from Staten Island’s St. George Ferry Terminal, so it’s also an easy commute for visitors coming from lower Manhattan.

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