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

Transportation

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. Marian T. Zinicola AKA “Marty the Psychic”

    April 29
    April 29, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
    Marty, a native Staten Islander of Italian descent, will discuss her new book, “Soul Bonding.”
  2. Movies Under the Stars: Doctor Strange

    April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    April 29, 2017  |  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Clove Lakes Park
    Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Know Before You Go You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit
  3. The World’s Largest Game of Musical Chairs

    April 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    South Beach
    This is an all borough event. We’re getting together at the South Beach Boardwalk to break The Guinness World’s record & raise funds to promote awareness for Protecting One Young Heart at a Time in memory of Frank J. Reali
  4. NYRR Open Run

    April 30 @ 9:00 am
    April 30, 2017  |  9:00 am - 9:00 am
    Conference House Park
    Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Cost: Free, no advance registration required. Sign up here.
  5. Nature Photography

    April 30 @ 11:00 am
    April 30, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Silver Lake Park
    Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter. Registration Required: www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register On Wednesday, April 19th
  6. Kayak Tour

    April 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Freshkills Park
    Join Freshkills Park staff and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied
  7. Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

    April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Alice Austen House Museum
    Join in a global event! Take your own pinhole photos on the museum’s grounds and process them in our pop-up darkroom. First exposure free; $5 per additional exposure.
  8. Farm Day & Shear Madness

    April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Staten Island Zoo
    It’s hard work running a farm, especially with all the animals that need attention! And spring is sheep shearing time, removing the heavy winter coats from our flock at the Children’s Center! Professional sheep shearers will demonstrate how the wool
  9. Puzzles

    April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    April 30, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Arts Vocabulary; create your own jigsaw puzzle.
  10. Animal Time

    April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    April 30, 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.