Summer is only 12 weeks long, so get out and enjoy as much of it as you can with your family before you blink and it’s over. Staten Island is home to are TONS of events, (even FREE ones) including classic favorites mixed with some exciting new offerings, to keep you busy, busy, busy. Here’s your Week 4 lineup of summertime stuff to do!
Thursday, July 12
Historic Richmond Town Summer Eats
Thursday nights at Historic Richmond Town will be buzzing with free family-friendly summer fun, featuring food trucks, music, photo booths, games, entertainment and Egger’s Homemade Ice Cream. Click here for more info on the weekly event.
Friday, July 13
The annual wet and wild event at Snug Harbor is back to make a splash this year — with over 30 sprinklers spanning several acres of lawn, plus music, live entertainment, food, and games. Click here for more info on one of the summer’s coolest events.
Saturday, July 14
Back to the Beach
It’s easily one of the biggest weekends of the summer for Staten Island, when the Midland Beach boardwalk is filled with games, delicious food, rides for kids, vendors, and more free fun. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, but we recommend being around for the Saturday night fireworks display!
Sunday, July 15
It’s been a busy few days, so a relaxing beach day is in order. Stay on Staten Island and you can head to the Back to Beach celebration in Midland Beach when your done soaking up some sun. Or head over the bridge and spend the whole day at a beautiful New Jersey beach with your family.
Click here for a list of Staten Island Beaches.
Click here and scroll down to “Beach & Park Destinations” for our beachy suggestions off the island.
Monday, July 16
Visit Clove Lakes Park
Clove Lakes is one of Staten Island’s most scenic and picturesque parks. The photo ops are endless…and so is the duck population. The adorable feathered friends may waddle and swim up to anyone tossing them a bite. Just be sure to come prepared with duck food and ONLY feed them the pellets– bread and other human food may grow bacteria that can harm the ducks. Click here to find out everything this beautiful park has to offer.
Tuesday, July 17
Check Out the Library
The library is chock full of free programs for kids of every age. Events sponsored by Con Edison, Staten Island MakerSpace, local musicians, magic acts, even police officers — every library has special programs that are always free of charge. You can check out our daily calendar for updated events taking place in every branch in Staten Island. And click here for a list of library branches on the island — there are lots to choose from!
Wednesday, July 18
Homemade Fun Day
Have your kids made slime yet? Probably so, but if not, here’s our take on the slime craze, plus a super-simple recipe for how to make the ooey-gooey stuff. If you already have a houseful of slime gurus, try some thing new instead. Click the links below to try these fun DIY ideas with the kids.
DIY Flower Seed Bombs
Homemade Bath Bombs