SI Living

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.

Community & School News

Homework Help

Permits and Special Events

Staten Island Food Pantries

Staten Island Seniors

Staten Island Sports Leagues & Organizations

Staten Island Volunteer Opportunities


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)

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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.