St George Day Festival Staten Island 2011
Meeting Schedule
Earth Day
Art Around The Park
Giant Puppets
Music and Dance
Kid Zone
Spoken Word
Dragon Parade
Pet Dragon Contest
Stop N Swap
Food Vendors


Staten Island's St George Day festival is volunteer-run and non-profit. Become a part of this event by volunteering for one (or several!) of the tasks below. All are guaranteed super fun ways to meet new people and practice cooperative creative problem-solving.

Free St George Day 2015 t-shirt to all volunteers!

High school students can use this opportunity to gather community service credits towards their graduation.

Please contact Meredith Sladek, St George Day 2015 Volunteer Coordinator at with your name, the hours that you are available to volunteer, and what you are interested in helping out with.

Thank you so much--we couldn't do it without you!!

Morning Set-Up (25 people)
8:00 AM–11:00 AM

  • Check that the area is clean
  • Set up Music Stage, Kids Stage, Spoken Word stage, and PA system
  • Set up small pop-up tents (4 people)
  • Carry stage platforms into tents (4 people)
  • Hang Banners/Signage
  • Set up Volunteer Check-In Area
  • Place tables and chairs in Earth Day Zone
  • Place tables and chairs in the Craft Area
  • Place chairs in Music Stage area
  • Place chairs in Word Stage area
  • Set up Kids Stage area (Place carpet, benches, chairs, hang decorations, secure event schedule signage, etc.)
  • Set up Craft Areas (Place tables and benches, hang posters, secure event schedule signage, cover tables with table cloths, place art supplies on tables, etc.)
  • Decorate the Park: hang Renee's creations, hang the kids' shields around park entrances, extra decor around kids' craft area to prevent injury (see above)
  • Chalk-art the sidewalk and closed off street
  • Set up Photo Booth and dragon-photo cut-out thing
  • Set up Answer Man sign and 2 chairs
Dragon Parade (20-35 people)
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Help bring our dragons to life!  Lend a hand and carry a part of our magnificent multi-person dragon puppets as we parade through the festival park. Great for both adults and children!

GrowNYC's Recycling Games (12-20 people)
12:15 PM
Assist as needed

General Festival support
10:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Take Photographs (1–3 people)
  • Face painting (3–5 people)
  • Sell t-shirts (3–5 people)
  • Distribute Festival Story Books (3–5 people)
  • Keep the Park clean (20 people)
  • Put away chairs, tents, materials, decorations after festival ends (20 people)

Volunteers, please contact




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This ST GEORGE DAY FESTIVAL OF EARTH DAY AND ARTS CELEBRATING COMMUNITY AND DRAGONS is made possible in part by funding and people power from the Every Thing Goes Stores, and by a DCA Premiere Grant from the Council on the Arts and Humanities on Staten Island with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and a grant from Partnerships for Parks of City of New York Parks & Recreation and the City Parks Foundation, major help from GrowNYC and
CATPAW, the Community Association of Tompkinsville Park Promoting Arts and Whimsy!