Grandpa, the Staten Island Zoo’s spider monkey, is celebrating his 40th birthday at a party on April 14, and you are all invited. Come visit the zoo, and help him blow out the candles on his special birthday cake from 1:30–3:30 pm.
If birthday parties are not your thing, then you can enjoy Breakfast with the Beasts, from 8:30 to 10:30 am, or go fishing, from 11 am to 1 pm, on May 6. The choice is yours.
Admission to Grandpa’s birthday is free with general admission. Tickets for Breakfast with the Beasts on May 6 are $17 and $15 for members. The breakfast is suitable for children 5 and older (sorry, no younger siblings allowed). Pre-registration required.
Lastly, children 6 and older can wrangle an angler lesson and learn the ups and downs of fishing, for free — with paid admission. Must be accompanied by an adult.
Staten Island Zoo [614 Broadway at Martling Avenue, (718) 422-3174] For more info, visit www.statenislandzoo.org.