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. Opera Classes

    October 18
    October 18, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
    Lou Barrella. Class meets weekly from October 11 to November 15. Please contact the museum for more details.
  2. Evening Group Hike

    October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    October 18, 2017  |  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Please note that this event has moved back to the Greenbelt Nature Center Most Wednesdays – Check the Facebook page – “The Greenbelt Conservancy” for updates. The hike is moderately paced, Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to
  3. It’s My Park at Northerleigh Park

    October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    October 18, 2017  |  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Northerleigh Park
    This It’s My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!
  4. THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow

    October 18 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    October 18, 2017  |  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Staten Island Mall
    Staten Island Mall in New Springville will host THE LEGO® Americana Roadshow, a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger than life LEGO replicas of some of our nation’s most beloved landmarks. Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of
  5. Staten Island Babywearers

    October 18 @ 11:15 am
    October 18, 2017  |  11:15 am - 11:15 am
    West New Brighton Library
    Want to learn the skills to being a good babywearer? Join us as we host Staten Island’s first peer to peer babywearing group, led by a certified babywearing educator! For parents and caregivers. Feel free to bring your babies!
  6. Clay Day

    October 18 @ 1:30 pm
    October 18, 2017  |  1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Satisfy a “knead” by working with some air-dry clay and create a tactile piece.
  7. Science Time

    October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    October 18, 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
  8. Children Craft

    October 18 @ 3:30 pm
    October 18, 2017  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    South Beach Library
  9. Slime Making!

    October 18 @ 3:30 pm
    October 18, 2017  |  3:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Huguenot Library
    Pre-register
  10. Picture Book Time

    October 18 @ 4:00 pm
    October 18, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    Enjoy hearing books read aloud, finger plays action rhymes and coloring.