MUSEUMS
Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, at 1000 Richmond Terrace, is Staten Island's premier cultural institution. Formerly a 19th century home for retired seamen, this 83-acre campus is now home to the Main Hall (art and historic temporary exhibits), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Art Lab (School of Fine and Applied Art), Noble Maritime Collection, Children's Museum, Music Hall, Veterans Memorial Playhouse and gardens including the Chinese Scholar's and Tuscan.
The Staten Island Children's Museum, on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center, contains interactive exhibitions and creative workshops with plenty of opportunities for hands-on experiences that nurture children's natural curiosity and creativity.
Alice Austen House, at 2 Hylan Boulevard and Edgewater Street on the Harbor, is a National Historic Landmark. Austen, one of the first American women photographers to work outside a studio, created realistic documentary pictures, a style unusual until the 20th century. She had a natural instinct for photojournalism, creating a visual record of more than 50 years of social history.
Conference House Park, at 7455 Hylan Boulevard, is the site of a 1776 peace conference between representatives of the Continental Congress and the commander of British forces during the Revolutionary War. First built in 1680, it is the only surviving pre-Revolutionary manor house in New York City and is both a City and National Landmark. It is now part of a public waterfront park that overlooks Raritan Bay and the New Jersey coast.
Historic Richmond Town is a living-history village and museum complex. The village area occupies 25 acres with more than a dozen restored buildings, including homes, commercial and civic buildings, and museum.
Fort Wadsworth is located on The Narrows, which divide New York Bay into Upper and Lower sections. A natural point for defense, the site was closed in 1994 after reportedly serving as the longest continually manned military installation in the United States. It is now maintained by the National Park Service.
Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place at Hyatt Street, focuses on the natural science, art and local history of the Island. Exhibits culled from the collections of local naturalists feature amphibians, shells, fossils, rocks, bird eggs and more. The museum also contains the collections of maritime artist John H. Noble, exhibitions illustrating the history of New York, a restored houseboat studio and a printmaking studio.
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, at 338 Lighthouse Avenue, is a uniquely peaceful retreat presenting the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas to educate and inspire visitors about the value of this significant cultural heritage.
Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, is the home of the famous groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, who, along with his Pennsylvania rival, Punxsutawney Phil, comes out of his den every Groundhog Day to predict how long winter will last. They don't always agree.
Postcards, Staten Island's 9/11 Memorial, is on the North Shore Waterfront Esplanade adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry. Paying tribute to the more than 270 loved ones lost in the attack on the World Trade Center, the memorial was designed by Masayuki Sono and opened on September 11, 2004. The site contains a granite plaque bearing the name of each victim, their birth date, place of work and a silhouette of their profile.
SPORTS
NYC Marathon begins at the Verrazano Bridge and travels through the remaining four boroughs until it ends in Central Park. Many participants start their journey by traveling over to Staten Island on the Staten Island Ferry and taking a bus up to the Bridge.
NYRR Half-Marathon is run on Staten Island in October. It starts on the service road leading to Richmond County Stadium (where the Staten Island Yankees play), continues south along the shoreline, past Fort Wadsworth to South Beach, and back. Ending where it starts. Route subject to change.
The Five Borough Bike Tour takes place the first Sunday in May each year. It begins in Lower Manhattan -- up to Central Park -- continues on to Harlem and the Bronx -- south along the East River on the FDR Drive -- crosses into Queens -- then Brooklyn -- over the highway to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge -- to Staten Island. This is a 42 mile route.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach extends 2.5 miles from Ft. Wadsworth to Miller Field along Fr. Capodanno Blvd. Facilities include barbecuing areas, basketball courts, baseball fields, restaurants, playgrounds, kayak and canoe launch sites and dog-friendly runs.
GOLF COURSES
La Tourette Golf Course, a public course located at 1001 Richmond Hill Road in is an 18 hole golf course with driving range, putting green and chipping area for practice.
Silver Lake Golf Course, a public course located at 915 Victory Boulevard (10-minutes from Bay Street Landing by car or bus), is an 18 hole golf course with a terrace restaurant overlooking the course.
South Shore Golf Course, a public golf course located at 200 Huguenot Avenue, is another 18 hole golf course
Richmond County Country Club, New York City's only private Country Club, is located at 135 Flagg Place, opened its doors in 1888 and features amenities such as golf, tennis, swimming, fitness center, two Clubhouses with casual and fine dining and various member activities throughout the year.
FESTIVALS
Staten Island Pride Parade & Festival begins around noon at the Central Avenue Parking Lot (located near the Ferry), and winds through the streets of St. George. This is a fun-filled day of entertainment, including food vendors, performances, after-parties and more.
Waterfront Festivals and Ferry Terminal Activities are hosted by the Borough President, and often include an opportunity for local artists to exhibit.
St. George Day is celebrated at Tompkinsville Park at Bay Street and Victory Boulevard. It is an annual community festival celebrating the arts and the earth. The celebration includes a variety of fun activities for everyone, an earth day festival, music, dance, a kids zone, a dragon parade, food vendors, etc.
The Council of Arts and Humanities Staten Island (COAHSI) promotes the arts on the Island through grants and programs including Lumen, a cutting-edge video and performance-art festival on the waterfront.
Second Saturday Staten Island is a monthly, self-guided, art walk that features galleries, artists' home studios, performance art and other activities.
SCHOOLS
Wagner College, located in New York City, offers an amazing wealth of experiences and entertainment. Manhattan is just a 25 minute ride away on the free Staten Island Ferry. As a Wagner student, you'll attend world-class arts performances and visit world-renowned museums; you'll cheer for the famed professional athletic teams at our doorstep, and you'll follow in the footsteps of those who came before you to make their mark on places like Wall Street and Times Square.
St. John's University is one of America's leading Catholic universities -- recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse student life, BIG EAST excitement and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is known for giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving personal and professional success. Graduates become leaders in their professions, their communities and the world. With three friendly, residential campuses in New York, St. John's is the perfect choice for an affordable, high-quality private education. The campus community is diverse and supportive.
The College of Staten Island is a four-year, senior college of The City University of New York that offers exceptional opportunities to all of its students. Programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies lead to bachelor's and associate's degrees. The master's degree is awarded in 16 professional and liberal arts and sciences fields of study. The College participates in doctoral programs of The City University Graduate School and University Center in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Physics.
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Deborah Rose
Council Member -- District 49
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Matthew Titone
New York City Assemblyman -- Assembly District 61

Diane J. Savino
New York State Senator -- 23 Senate District

Michael Grimm
U.S. Congressman -- 13th District of New York

NEIGHBORHOOD
The St. George-Tompkinsville Promenade Project will improve our community's resilience by replacing the public-access promenade destroyed by Sandy.
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Joseph H. Lyons Pool is located across the street from Bay Street Landing.
Shakti Yoga Center for your path to better health and flexibility.
Key Food, 155 Bay Street, at the corner of Bay Street and Victory Blvd.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 263 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY (718) 556-4290
120 Bay Cafe, formerly known as "The Cargo," is just two blocks from the Staten Island Ferry. This revamped neighborhood bistro is known for the food, live music, surreal artwork and eclectic crowd.
Pier 76 -- a friendly, affordable Italian restaurant at 76 Bay Street -- serves pizza, traditional pasta dishes and house speciality pies. And they deliver.
The Farmers Market in the parking lot at St. Mark's Place and Hyatt Street is open Saturdays, May 3 to November 22. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Food is fresh and seasonal from regional farmers who sell fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood, baked goods, plants, berries, juice, tomatoes and much more.
St. George Theatre, at 35 Hyatt Street, is a major cultural center for Staten Island, providing national tours, musical concerts, dance performances, comedy and children's productions. First opened in 1929, it fell on hard times and then was restored and reopened in 2004.
Fishing Pier at Marine Merchant Memorial Plaza, between Bay Street Landing and the Ferry Terminal, is one of the three fishing piers in Staten Island.
The National Lighthouse Center and Museum is scheduled to occupy the historic site on the walk to the ferry.
The Staten Island Yankees AAA baseball team play at The Richmond County Bank Ballpark, at 75 Richmond Terrace, within walking distance from Bay Street Landing, just on the other side of the Ferry Terminal. MLB All-Star Robinson Cano, Melky Cabrera, Chien Ming Wang, Francisco Cervelli and Brett Gardner are all former Staten Island Yankees.