Discovery Day

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This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours.

The event will include:

  • Guided tours.
  • Bicycling on five miles of paved paths. Bring your own bike or rent one for free at the park!
  • Self-guided hiking and photography across eight miles of trails.
  • Kite-flying and other family-friendly activities led by NYC Parks.
  • Shuttles to and from the event area: one at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, one at parking lots near 350 Wild Avenue, and another at one of the park’s scenic hills.

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Tour de Staten Island 2017


Sunday, April 23rd

The Tour de Staten Island is a friendly, non-competitive ride. Cycle through diverse Staten Island on the cusp of spring. Both the 35 and 50 mile routes cover some of the most breathtaking – and lesser known – spots of Staten Island. Rest stops include some of Staten Island’s most bucolic and stunning spots: Freshkills Park, Great Kills Park, Historic Richmond Town and the oceanfront with its striking views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor.

Invite your friends and family to cheer for you along the route! There are no road closures so riders are asked to please stay to the right of the road. Be sure to ride at a safe speed and obey traffic laws at all times. Ride rain or shine. Limited to 2000 riders so register early!

Let’s Do The Time Warp … Again!


The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The St. George Theatre

Featuring The Flesh Junkies
A time-honored Halloween tradition!!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is about a loving couple, a few lost monsters and a sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania who sing and dance through a campy, sloppy salute to horror movies and sexual liberation. Bring your sense of humor.

The Flesh Junkies are a local Staten Island band, self-described as “a zombie-punk cabaret”! Their show features songs by The Cramps, The Mumps, X, Blondie, The Stooges, Lou Reed and much more.

9:00pm – Doors Open

9:30pm – Performance by The Flesh Junkies
10:30pm – Costume Contest
11:00pm – Movie Screening

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Event Start Time: 9pm
Tickets: $25, $20
*Prop bag included! (NO outside props allowed, bags may be checked.)



“Hope” You’ll Come!

The Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue fundraising event is this weekend at Bungalow 18.

Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue group founded by Andrew Leach and Michelle Christofilakes.

It began in 2010 when a large feral cat colony was discovered by fellow animal lovers in Staten Island and brought to the attention of Leach and Christofilakes. The two quickly put Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) into place and, with the help of other local rescuers, Leach and Christofilakes reduced the overpopulation issue. To date, the colony of almost 50 cats is now 99% spay/neutered with a dramatically lowered birth rate.

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PopUp New York: Top 5 Things To Do In Staten Island

There are a lot of places in New York that viewers want to see Meagan Brauer of PopUp New York explore. Most recently, she’s taken CBSNewYork along to her hometown, Staten Island, to show her top five favorite places on the Island.

#5: South Beach

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Father Capodanno Boulevard. & Sand Lane

Of course, Staten Island is an actual island with miles of beach on its coastline. Check out the sand and surf on the South coast of Staten Island – it’s actually called South Beach – where you can work on your tan and have an amazing view of the Verrazano Bridge.

See Also: A Guide to New York City’s Free Beaches

#4: Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier

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Fr. Capodannno Boulevard at Seaview Avenue

After all that playing in the sand, check out the Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier—or even try your hand at fishing! The boardwalk also has a wavy edge, to reflect the shoreline.

See Also: A Visitor’s Guide to Staten Island

#3: Snug Harbor Cultural Center

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For some history, check out Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens. Originally built as a retirement community for sailors, Snug Harbor is an 83-acre park that celebrates the arts in Staten Island.

See Also: NYC’s Best Gardens and Zoos

#2: Nunzio’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

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There are sure to be varying opinions about “best pizza” claims, but this Staten Island-native calls Nunzio’s the supreme.

See Also: Best Slices of Pizza in NYC

#1: The Staten Island Children’s Museum

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Meagan’s favorite spot on Staten Island is The Staten Island Children’s Museum, a place she visited a lot as a child. Everything in the museum is hands-on, from manning the fire truck to playing the life-sized games. And be sure to meet Kimba and Soleil, the museum’s resident parakeets!

See Also: Staten Island’s Best Fun For Kids

Celebrate Independence Day at Historic Richmond Town!

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Enjoy a pie-baking demonstration and bring a pie you baked at home to enter the Pie Baking Contest: an exciting competition that pits ordinary citizens of today against expert “colonial” cooks, judged by volunteers.

Help to churn old time ice cream, participate in the Pinwheel Parade, and meet patriotic villagers from the 1800s and earlier.

Regular village admission, FREE for SIHS members.

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