Staten Island Attractions

 

Staten Island Attractions video

 (from StatenIslandUSA.com)

 

Press the play button to view the Staten Island Attrations Video above. Borough President Molinaro unveils the Staten Island Attractions video at the Staten Island Ferry’s Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan. Staten Island’s many cultural attractions, as well as its parks and recreational opportunities are featured in the 9 minute video. The video was produced by the Borough President’s Office and sponsored by the NYC & Co. Foundation, the Richmond County Savings Foundation, and SINY, Inc.

 

 
Alice Austen House

Former home of Alice Austen, one of America’s earliest and most accomplished female photographers.

 

Borough Hall

A designated New York City landmark that is home to the Staten Island Borough President’s Office. Its lobby murals depict the history of Staten Island.

 

CSI Center for the Arts – College of Staten Island

The ideal performance venue for Staten Island and neighboring communities features five theatres under one roof

 

Conference House Park

Site of a 1776 peace conference between representatives of the Continental Congress and the Commander of British Forces during the Revolutionary War.

 

Fish Tanks at the St. George Ferry Terminal

The Ferry Terminal in St. George is home to two peaceful and elegant saltwater fish tanks.

 

Fort Wadsworth – Gateway National Recreation Area

One of the oldest military sites in the United States, Fort Wadsworth guarded New York City for almost 200 years.

 

Garibaldi Meucci Museum

The historic home of Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone and Giuseppe Garibaldi, who championed the unification of the Italian state.

Historic Richmond Town

Site of the original seat of the Richmond County Government, Historic Richmond Town is New York City’s living history and museum village.

 

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Located on Lighthouse Hill, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art offers visitors exposure to Tibetan Culture, complete with a realistic replication of a Buddhist Temple.

 

National Lighthouse Museum

On the St. George waterfront, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, is the future site of the National Lighthouse Center and Museum.

 

New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden

The first Chinese Scholar’s Garden in the United States.

 

Noble Maritime Collection

The Noble Maritime Collection features the art and writings of John A. Noble.

 

Richmond County Bank Ballpark

Home of the Staten Island Yankees.

 

St. George Theatre

Beautifully restored historic theater located in “downtown” Staten Island.

 

Sandy Ground Historical Museum

Founded in the early 19th century by freed black men from New York, Sandy Ground is the oldest community established by freed slaves in North America.

 

Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Originally a housing residence for retired seaman, Snug Harbor is an 83-acre National Historic Landmark District whose grand 19th century buildings house Snug Harbor Cultural Center and many other Cultural Organizations.

 

Staten Island Botanical Garden

Within the grounds of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, The Staten Island Botanical Garden is a 53 acre natural woodland with over 20 specimen gardens.

 

Staten Island Children’s Museum

A place where kids can learn by actively doing, not just passively watching.

 

Staten Island Museum (SIIAS)

The Staten Island Museum – SIIAS (the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences) is devoted to the history of Staten Island and its people

 

Staten Island September 11 Memorial

Dedicated to the Staten Island victims of terrorist attacks.

 

Staten Island Zoo

New York City’s biggest little zoo features an internationally acclaimed reptile collection.

 

Parks and Beaches

 

South Beach & Midland Beach

Staten Island’s revived beach and boardwalk areas offer tons of summer fun.

 

Clove Lakes Park ‘&’ Silver Lake Park

North Shore parks offer ball fields, golf and a model yacht pond.

 

Gateway National Recreation Area

With three sites on Staten Island, the Gateway National Recreation Area offers a variety of recreational opportunities.

 

The Greenbelt

Covering over 2,500 acres, the Greenbelt is Staten Island’s largest park.

 

Fishing Piers

Three new fishing piers on Staten Island offer plenty of opportunities for fishing.

 

Blue Heron Pond Park

This 147-acre park is home to the blue heron bird, which the park is named for.

 

Conference House Park

Site of a 1776 peace conference between representatives of the Continental Congress and the Commander of British Forces during the Revolutionary War.

 

Lemon Creek Park

A 105-acre park with a marina is also the site of New York City’s only purple martin colony.

 

Wolfe’s Pond Park

A 170 acre wooded parkland, with 20 acres set aside for swimming, row boating, and daytime freshwater fishing.

 

Bloomingdale Park

Staten Island’s newest park includes new ball fields and scenic waterways.

 

Mt. Loretto State Preserve

A spectacular waterfront property featuring important wildlife habitats and stunning vistas from the highest natural bluffs in New York City

 

Clay Pit Ponds State Park

The 260-plus-acre park holds a mixture of swamps, bogs, ponds, sand barrens, mature woodlands and spring fed streams.

 

Golf – Swimming Pools – Tennis

Three public golf courses, four public pools, and a number of tennis courts are available to Staten Islanders and visitors.