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. NYRR Open Run

    February 19 @ 9:00 am
    February 19, 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.
  2. Living with White-Tailed Deer

    February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    February 19, 2017  |  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Blue Heron Nature Center
    Explore Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.
  3. Hieroglyphs in the Art studio

    February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    February 19, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Arts vocabulary; Hather,Hake and Horos- can you find these Egyptian gods in hieroglyphs? Learn this ancient form of communication and create your own Pictographs.
  4. Sea Shanty Sessions

    February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    February 19, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Noble Maritime Collection
    Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and
  5. Animal Time

    February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 19, 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.
  6. Story time

    February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    February 19, 2017  |  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join our staff in Portia’s Playhouse and hear a heart warming tale. All books will feature a letter of the alphabet. Time is subject to change. Call Museum for more information
  7. Presidents’ Day

    February 20
    February 20, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm

  8. Historical Craft

    February 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    February 20, 2017  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Make an historical craft and design a gold coin in honor of Alexander Hamilton founder of the Federal Reserve, the First Bank of the United States.
  9. School Holiday Break

    February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 20, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    Enjoy drop-in activities during school vacation including family tours and art activities.
  10. Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer

    February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    February 20, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Bloomingdale Park
    With the Urban Park Rangers we will look for, learn about, and discover the signs of white-tailed deer.