Staten Island is a unique place to live- part big city, part small community. With the convenience of a bus, ferry, or car ride, you can be in the heart of Manhattan within an hour. But there’s no need to travel to find what you want! Staten Island has something for everyone. See links below for information on the bustling sports scene which you can witness at any of Staten Island’s parks (we are the greenest borough, you know!). If you want to have an activity in a park with more than 20 people, or if you would like to reserve a specific area within a park, you need to apply for a special event permit.
Staten Islanders are known for a generous heart. One of the best lessons we can teach our children is that it is important in a community to all help each other, and there is no better way to impress that upon them than by your example. If you have time, talent, or resources to donate, you can help others via food pantries and other local volunteer opportunities.
Our Community & School News will keep you up to date on what’s going on here in Staten Island. Whether you need homework help or fun events to attend with your child or if you part of the sandwich generation looking for services for the grandparents, we’re here to help.
Staten Island Parent Columns:
- Ask the Doctor. Medical Experts from Richmond University Medical Center address the health concerns of Staten Islanders.
- Dear Teacher. Authors and educators Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts give solid advice to help all childen succeed in school.
- Gigi’s World - A kid’s perspective of what it’s like growing up on Staten Island. Written by Giavanni & her mom, Gina LaGuardia Schrecker. (retired, but you can read past columns)
- Good Sports - Get the scoop on all things sports-related on Staten Island from youth sports coach, editor, and sportswriter, Joe LoVerde.
- Growing Up Online. The award-winning column by Carolyn Jabs that helps parents understand what kids are doing online at the computer, tablet, or their cell phones.
- Life is Grand! Grandparent Column – Author, educator and grandmother Marianna Randazzo brings you what’s new and relevant in today’s world of grandparenting. (retired, but you can read past columns)