Family Fun

Staten Island Family Fun

There are plenty of opportunities for Staten Island families to spend a fun family day without leaving good ol’ Staten Island! As New York’s “greenest” borough, we are home to many beautiful parks for you to enjoy a nature-filled adventure with the kids.

There are also playgrounds galore, beaches, golf courses, fishing piers, and tennis courts. And if Mother Nature is not cooperating, you can still take the family indoors to one of Staten Island’s many museums, cultural centers, or a branch of the New York Public Library, which hosts programs for all ages.

Here on Staten Island, you can tour historical sites, see a show, visit animals in the Staten Island Zoo, gaze at the stars in the Wagner Planetarium, or take a ride on the world-famous Staten Island Ferry (for free!)

Did you know we have a National museum right here on Staten Island? With the recent opening of the National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island has become the seat for this cultural institution whose mission is to educate and preserve the navigational history of lighthouses throughout the United States. If you are old enough to remember a time before GPS navigation, you realize the important place in history these structure hold.

Step out to any of our outdoor spaces and you’ll see kids of all ages playing every sport imaginable, both organized and spontaneous pick-up games. Playing on a team can have multiple benefits, giving kids a chance to master skills and learn to work with others. Here are some of the leagues available for kids on Staten Island.

How about a free meal for the kiddies? There are several local restaurants that offer just that! See the schedule via the link below.

Seasonally, S.I. Parent searches the Island and nearby areas for family fun and pulls the information together for you in an easy-to-access list on our website. From the Summer Fun, Fall Festival, Holiday Happenings, Easter Egg Hunts, and so much more, we will keep you in the loop with what’s going on for your family. Check often for fresh ideas and be sure to use the “Search” field to make your search even easier.

With all there is to do here, you should never hear “I’m bored!” from the kids.

Cultural Centers

Library Hours


Kids Eat Free Restaurants


Sports Leagues and Organizations



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  1. Homework Help

    March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    March 22, 2018  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Need help completing your homework assignments? Stop by during homework help hours. We are here to help with basic questions!
  2. Poof! Life in a Vacuum

    March 22 @ 5:00 pm
    March 22, 2018  |  5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
    Where does space begin? How far away is the Moon? Where did the space shuttles go? These questions and more are answered as students discover the USS Intrepid’s role in the Space Race. Using a bell jar and vacuum pump,
  3. Curtis HS IB Student Exhibit

    March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    March 22, 2018  |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Art on the Terrace
    Curtis High School presents the work of 13 students in the International Baccalaureate Art Program. Exhibiting the work of Kevin Ayiku Giselle Domingo, Olivia Friedman, Winsome Jacobs, Sayyidah Johnson, Sarah Landowne, Eva Lin, Joseph Marte, Magdalen Pickering, Victor Salinas, Avery
  4. The Pipes Are Calling

    March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    March 22, 2018  |  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
    Join Richmond County Pipe & Drums for free lessons on Bagpipes & Drums, no Experience Necessary! Every Thursday Night, except holidays. We do occasionally take breaks so please email ahead to for more info!
  5. Person Centered Care Services Information Sessions

    March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    March 23, 2018  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Person Centered Care Services
    Join PCCS for information sessions! We have Self Direction 101, with dates from March into May. We have sessions covering subjects such as Transitioning into Adulthood, Self-Advocacy and Schooling. Join us, ask questions and discover opportunities.
  6. Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

    March 23 @ 10:15 am
    March 23, 2018  |  10:15 am - 10:15 am
    Tottenville Library
    Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! No pre-registration required!
  7. Baby Rhyme Time

    March 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    March 23, 2018  |  10:30 am - 11:00 am
    New Dorp Library
    Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community. For ages birth to 1  1/2 years.
  8. Baby and Me Story Time

    March 23 @ 11:00 am
    March 23, 2018  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Great Kills Library
    Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
  9. Toddler Storytime & Craft Activity

    March 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    March 23, 2018  |  11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Port Richmond Library
  10. Toddler Rhyme Time

    March 23 @ 11:30 am
    March 23, 2018  |  11:30 am - 11:30 am
    New Dorp Library
    For ages 1 ½ – 2 ½ years and caregiver.Bring your toddler to an interactive program featuring, books, finger plays, songs and rhymes, followed by unstructured play time. Network with other caregivers and provide social opportunities for your toddler.