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. Greenbelt Peepers

    March 23 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  9:45 am - 10:15 pm
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration requested. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.
  2. Free Foreclosure Legal Services

    March 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Senator Andrew Lanza's District Office
    The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program that provides free foreclosure legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms
  3. Toddler/Preschool Story Time

    March 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
    March 23, 2017  |  10:30 am - 11:15 am
    St. George Library
    Songs, rhymes, picture book stories, & a craft activity are all part of this story time. Registration required.
  4. Toddler Storytime

    March 23 @ 11:00 am
    March 23, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
  5. Tot’s Time Plus

    March 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.
  6. Greenbelt Tree Tots

    March 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    March 23, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:45 am
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Email nature center@sigreenbelt.org or by phone at 718-351-3450. Fee: $3 or Free for Greenbelt Conservancy Members.
  7. Bouncing Babies

    March 23 @ 11:15 am
    March 23, 2017  |  11:15 am - 11:15 am
    West New Brighton Library
    Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers.
  8. Baby Social

    March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    St. George Library
    Playground is too cold or it’s rainy? Do you and your baby need to get out of the house? Come to the library! A safe, indoor space for babies 0-23 months and their caregivers to play and socialize. Baby toys
  9. Reading & Technology Family Workshop

    March 23 @ 12:00 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
    Huguenot Library
  10. Animal Time

    March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program and meet one of the animals from our living collection. Check the white board at the museum for details.