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 SIParent.com 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

Parks

Kids Eat Free Restaurants

Recreation

Sports Leagues and Organizations

 

 



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  1. Cooking Camp

    August 16
    August 16, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Create different recipes and try delicious foods each day. Create a take home cookbook. New recipes & projects! *Additional materials fee: $15 1/2 day campers/$25 full day campers for the week. **Campers must have reached 4th birthday by 1st day
  2. Young Naturalists

    August 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    August 16, 2017  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Interpretive Center
    Connect with nature! We will explore a new topic each week and write about it in our nature journals.
  3. Toddler Time

    August 16 @ 11:00 am
    August 16, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Geared toward early Literacy and advancement of the learning abilities of children through age appropriate books, songs, and finger plays.
  4. Build It: Ultimate Little Engineer Challenges

    August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    August 16, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    St. George Library
    Get ready to have fun and meet specific challenges while using a variety of building materials (LEGOS, wood dowels, etc.)! Children will create designs around specific scenarios or situations. Registration required via phone 718-442-8560 or in person.
  5. Don’t Hate, Pollinate!

    August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    August 16, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Clay Pit Ponds
  6. Art Studio

    August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 16, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  7. Forest Stewards: Volunteer a hand for the land!

    August 16 @ 1:30 pm
    August 16, 2017  |  1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back overgrown and invasive vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more. Community service credit available. Bring water and a snack; recommended for adults
  8. Talent Show Party

    August 16 @ 2:00 pm
    August 16, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Richmondtown Library
    Come perform at the library. Registration required.
  9. Science Time

    August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    August 16, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  10. Wacky Wednesdays on Richmond Road

    August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 16, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Richmond Road
    Wacky Wednesdays are coming to Richmond Road! Sponsored by the Richmond Road Merchants Association and the Richmond County Savings Foundation, there will be FREE children’s activities along Richmond Road. Entertainment takes place between 1560 and 1667 Richmond Rd. August 9