With so many fairs, festivals, tastings, parades, parties and strolls on Staten Island this spring, your kids will gladly put down their tablets and phones and join in the excitement! Here’s where to find the fun in Staten Island this May & June.
New Dorp Lane Concert Series
Friday, May 17 • 6-8pm • Brioso’s Ristorante, 174 New Dorp Lane
Saturday, May 18 • 2-4pm • Sips + Maker, 312 New Dorp Lane
Saturday, May 25 • 8-10pm • Jade Asian Bistro, 331 New Dorp Lane
Saturday, May 25 • 2-4pm • Sips + Maker, 312 New Dorp Lane
Enjoy a musical celebration in one of New Dorp Lane’s restaurants. Contact Niles French at [email protected] for more information.
Richmond Road Block Party
Sunday, May 19 • 1pm-5pm
Liberty Avenue between Jefferson Street and Richmond Road
This event is fun for the entire family, featuring Music With Patrick, rides, carnival games, bouncy house, face-painting, balloon artists, and more. Touch-a-truck is a hands on experience for kids who love big construction trucks!
2nd Annual Helicopter Landing at Miller Field
Tuesday, May 21 • 10am-12pm
Miller Field • New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue
The event will kick off with a fast rope demonstration followed by helicopter tours. Additionally, spectators will be able to experience a musical performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band;” see various military and informational static displays, including World War I Commission and STEM education; meet military personnel, try on equipment and gear, and much more! Event is free and open to the public.
Fleet Week 2019
Wednesday, May 22 to Tuesday, May 28
Staten Island Homeport Pier • 305 Front St.
Visit the Staten Island Parent Family Calendar for info
Free ship tours, meet, the crew, kids activities, Coast Guard Search & Rescue demos, silent drill team performances, military static displays, SI Parade, Navy band concerts and more.
South Shore Artists Group 52nd Annual Art Exhibit
Sunday, June 2 • 11am-5pm
Conference House Park • 298 Satterlee St.
Children’s crafts, free admission, and beautiful artwork.
Healthy Path Spring Festival
Saturday, June 8 • 12-5pm
Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds • 1131 Manor Road
A full day of fun activities for with opportunities to learn about best practices and the benefits of healthy living! Great organic food, music, healthy activities for families, face painting and carnival games, yoga and much more!
Taste of the Towns Restaurant Trolley Tour
Sunday, June 9 • 1-5pm
Richmond County Savings Banks:
820 Annadale Road, 4523 Amboy Road, and 3829 Amboy Road
Hop on a trolley and enjoy tastings with over 20 restaurants from three towns: Annadale, Eltingville & Great Kills. Use the trolley to travel back and forth to each town.
Food Truck Festival at the Mount
Saturday, June 22 • 12-6pm
Sunday, June 23 • 12-6pm
Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Blvd
The island’s biggest Food Truck Festival is back and better than ever, featuring live music on stage, beer and sangria garden, and the best food trucks in the business serving up their gourmet dishes.
NYC Mural Arts Project Snug Harbor Paint Fest
Saturday, May 18 • 10am-3pm
SI Children’s Museum
Join the NYC Mural Arts Project for painting, music, mental health resources, free food, and more during this special event outside on our Meadow. Help paint a new mural that will be installed at PS 22 in Graniteville. All ages and artistic abilities are welcome!
Staten Island PrideFest
Saturday, May 18 • 12pm-5pm
Snug Harbor • 1000 Richmond Terrace
The PrideFest Festival is a family-friendly outdoor event showcasing local celebrity entertainment, crafts, vendors, food trucks, and more. Celebrate diversity in the Staten Island community.
World Turtle Day
Saturday, May 25 • 12-3pm
Staten Island Zoo • 614 Broadway
Animal encounters, keeper talks, crafts, games, and information tables. Plus turtle races! Free giveaway for first 100 kids under 14.
100th Annual Staten Island Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 26 • 12-2pm
Forest Ave & Hart Blvd
Reviewing Stand near Forest Avenue and Manor Road
Show your appreciation for the veterans and brave military members of our nation!
Greenbelt Outdoor Adventure Day
Saturday, June 1 • 11am-3pm
Willowbrook Park • 1 Eton Place
Join the Greenbelt Conservancy, NYC City Parks, and partnering organizations, in celebrating the Third Annual Outdoor Adventure Day. This free, family-friendly outdoor recreation celebration will offer loads of fun for families. A variety of guided outdoor activities will include canoeing, guided hikes, fishing, Yoga, outdoor service projects, and much more!
Carnival and Science Spectacular
Saturday, June 1 • 1-5pm
Staten Island Children’s Museum • 1000 Richmond Terrace
This old fashioned festival will include carnival rides and games, mad scientist shows, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, STEAM demonstrations and activities, robots, a solar car, lasers, and entry to the museum.
2019 AMC Music Festival
Saturday, June 1 • 6pm-2am
Labetti Post • 390 Hylan Blvd
Annual fundraiser featuring live music, bands, and raffles to raise awareness as well as raise funds to help support families and children living with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC).
Victory Boulevard Merchant Association Street Fair and Stroll
Sunday, June 2 • 12-3pm
1899 Victory Blvd.
Take a walk down Victory Boulevard and sample food from over 12 restaurants. Meet the merchants of Victory Boulevard, between Jewett Avenue, and Manor Road. Explore the neighborhood while eating delicious food.
Saturday, June 8 • 12-4pm
Historic Richmond Town • 441 Clarke Avenue
Historic Richmond Town opens its grounds to more than 40 local restaurants, wineries and breweries for a food and wine festival like no other! What once was a community gathering place more than 300 years ago once again hosts an annual gathering where community staples join forces and showcase the best eats on Staten Island.
Zoo Conservation Celebration
Saturday, June 8 • 12-3pm
Staten Island Zoo • 614 Broadway
Join the zoo in this annual event bringing together a variety of different education demonstrations, crafts, keeper talks and a greater awareness of the health of the planet.Meet local organizations that are working toward a greener future.
20th Annual Staten Island Irish Fair
Saturday, June 8 • 12-7:30pm
Sunday, June 9 • 12-7:30pm
Mount Loretto • 6581 Hylan Blvd.
Join the Irish Cultural Center for their 21st Annual Irish Fair. Featuring live music, plenty of vendors, lots of great food, specialty Irish shops, kids’ rides, bagpipe bands, step dancers, face painters and more.
Richmond Valley Taste of the Valley Food Festival
Saturday, June 8 • 12-3pm
Conference House Park • 7455 Hylan Blvd.
Join the the 4th annual Taste of the Valley food and family festival! Get access to Conference House Park, entry to the 1680 landmark historic home, rides, games, music, activities and most importantly, food sampling of all of the great restaurants. Enjoy dishes from your favorite Richmond Valley restaurants.
6th Annual Car & Jeep Show Food Truck Festival
Sunday, June 9 • 9am-4pm
New Dorp High School • 465 New Dorp Lane
Trophies, vendors, DJ, kids under 10 are free. Proceeds to benefit New Dorp High School Football team.
NY Center for Interpersonal Development 2nd Annual Block Party
Saturday, June 15 • 11am-3pm
P.S. 48 • 1050 Targee Street
Fun activities and games, live performances, food and treats, music, prizes, rides and vendors. Free food with registration ticket.
Saturday, June 15 • 12-4pm
Snug Harbor Cultural Center • 1000 Richmond Terrace
Kick-off the summer with all things picnic! Celebrate the season with open-air activities inspired by this great tradition. Join for art, games, entertainment, food, and more! Your ticket also includes entry to all your favorite museums, galleries, and gardens at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.
International Mud Day
Saturday, June 29 • 10am-2pm
Clay Pit Ponds • 2351 Veterans Rd. W
This holiday brings people together from around the globe for one purpose: to get dirty. Wade in our mud pool, cook up a pie in the mud kitchen, create a mud masterpiece, and more! All ages welcome.