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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
, 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.
Staten Island Schools
-- This link has a listing of all the schools in Staten Island, NY. To get more
information about a particular school use the map and filter the schools
you would like to see more information on, or you can simply browse the
school listings below.
Council Member -- District 49
New York City Assemblyman -- Assembly District 61
Diane J. Savino
New York State Senator -- 23 Senate District
U.S. Congressman -- 13th District of New York
The St. George-Tompkinsville Promenade Project
will improve our
community's resilience by replacing the public-access promenade
destroyed by Sandy.
Joseph H. Lyons Pool
is located across the street from Bay Street Landing.
Shakti Yoga Center
for your path to better health and flexibility.
155 Bay Street, at the corner of Bay Street and Victory Blvd.
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.
-- 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
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.