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. Greenbelt Peepers

    March 23 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  9:45 am - 10:15 pm
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, two-year-old kids and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration requested. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.
  2. Free Foreclosure Legal Services

    March 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Senator Andrew Lanza's District Office
    The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program that provides free foreclosure legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms
  3. Toddler/Preschool Story Time

    March 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
    March 23, 2017  |  10:30 am - 11:15 am
    St. George Library
    Songs, rhymes, picture book stories, & a craft activity are all part of this story time. Registration required.
  4. Toddler Storytime

    March 23 @ 11:00 am
    March 23, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
  5. Tot’s Time Plus

    March 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.
  6. Greenbelt Tree Tots

    March 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    March 23, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:45 am
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Email nature center@sigreenbelt.org or by phone at 718-351-3450. Fee: $3 or Free for Greenbelt Conservancy Members.
  7. Bouncing Babies

    March 23 @ 11:15 am
    March 23, 2017  |  11:15 am - 11:15 am
    West New Brighton Library
    Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers.
  8. Baby Social

    March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    St. George Library
    Playground is too cold or it’s rainy? Do you and your baby need to get out of the house? Come to the library! A safe, indoor space for babies 0-23 months and their caregivers to play and socialize. Baby toys
  9. Reading & Technology Family Workshop

    March 23 @ 12:00 pm
    March 23, 2017  |  12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
    Huguenot Library
  10. Animal Time

    March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    March 23, 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.