Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island
In accordance with its mission to develop, foster, and promote the arts and cultural activities on Staten Island, COAHSI offers a number of workshops and seminars, maintains a calendar of events, and collaborates with other Staten Island organizations.
Historic Districts Council
The Historic Districts Council is the citywide advocate for New York's
designated historic districts and for neighborhoods that merit preservation. They are involved in Staten Island preservation projects.
Preservation League of Staten Island
The Preservation League of Staten Island (PLSI) is the only borough-wide historic preservation organization in New York City. Organized in 1977, the PLSI's mission is to enrich Staten Island's sense of community by promoting and advocating the conservation of its diverse and significant historic built environment and cultural landscapes.
Serpentine Art & Nature Commons
The Serpentine Art and Nature Commons is a not-for-profit, community-based organization devoted to the preservation of the 35 acres of wooded hillside on Grymes Hill, Staten Island. This open space is available for free public use, offering hiking trails with a scenic view of New York Harbor.
Staten Island Yankees
The Staten Island Yankees and their mascot, Scooter the "Holy Cow," entertain fans at their ballpark in St. George.
Tottenville Historical Society
The Tottenville Historical Society was established to ensure the story of Tottenville is documented for generations to come. The Society's mission is to collect and preserve artifacts related to Tottenville's culture and history, its people, and especially about everyday life there.
Alice Austen House
Clear Comfort, also known as The Alice Austen House, was built in 1690. Alice Austen moved there with her mother in the 1860s and lived there until financial problems and illness forced her to move in 1945. Today, the restored building is home to a museum showcasing Alice's life and times.
Garibaldi Meucci Museum
The historic home of Giuseppe Garibaldi and inventor Antonio Meucci is located in Rosebank, Staten Island. In May 1956, it opened to the public as the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is committed to promoting the awareness of Tibetan art and culture through exhibitions, programs, and publications. Jacques Marchais, an American woman, amassed a large collection of Tibetan objects in the 1920s, '30s, and '40s.
Historic Richmond Town
Historic Richmond Town is a living history village and museum complex. Visitors can explore the history of Staten Island and its neighboring communities, from the colonial period to the present.
National Lighthouse Museum
Though not yet open, planning and preparation for the National Lighthouse Museum are underway in St. George. It will collect, research, and interpret lighthouse history and technology.
The Noble Maritime Collection
The Noble Maritime Collection preserves and interprets the art, writings, and historical maritime artifacts of the distinguished marine artist, John A. Noble.
Sandy Ground Historical Society (non-official site)
The museum and library at Sandy Ground are dedicated to researching, preserving, and informing visitors about the historic African American community that thrived there.
Staten Island Children's Museum
The Staten Island Children's Museum appeals to the intrepid explorer in every child. Interactive exhibitions and creative workshops offer plenty of opportunities for hands-on, first hand experiences that nurture children's natural curiosity and creativity.
Staten Island Museum
Located just two blocks west of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, the Staten Island Museum explores the arts, natural science, and local history through permanent and changing exhibitions.
THINGS TO DO, SITES TO SEE
Center for the Arts
The Center for the Arts at the College of Staten Island showcases a culturally rich and diverse schedule of programming.
The Conference House
The Conference House, built in the 17th Century and located at the southern most tip of New York State in Staten Island, is famous for the Peace Conference held there on September 11, 1776.
Gateway National Recreation Area
Fort Wadsworth, the World War Veterans Park at Miller Field, and Great Kills Park are part of the larger Gateway National Recreation Area, managed by the National Park Service.
The Greenbelt on Staten Island comprises 2,800 acres of parkland, hiking, and recreational opportunities.
Richard Simpson, historian and tour guide at Moravian Cemetery, organizes walking tours of this historic plot of land. Genealogy inquiries are also accepted.
The New York Chinese Scholar's Garden
Part of the Staten Island Botanical Garden, the Chinese Scholar's Garden is enclosed by walls and features covered walkways and a series of eight pavilions.
St. George Theatre
The newly renovated St. George Theatre, a major cultural and performance arts center for Staten Island, provides national tours, musical concerts, dance performances, the best in comedy, and children's productions in an historic venue.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Once the site of a home for retired sailors, Snug Harbor is now home to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Music Hall, the Art Lab Art School, the Staten Island Botanical Garden, and more.
Staten Island Botanical Garden
Founded in 1977, The Staten Island Botanical Garden is constantly evolving. From its initial plantings of its English perennial border to its newest addition, the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden, this institution is a cultural assimilation of gardens.
Staten Island Zoo
Offering special events and educational programs, the Staten Island Zoo is located in Clarence T. Barrett Park. It opened in June of 1936, and it was the first zoo in the U.S. specifically dedicated to an educational mission -- and the first zoo anywhere to exhibit all 32 varieties of rattlesnakes found in the U.S.
Archives & Special Collections - The College of Staten Island
The Archives and Special Collections include books, manuscripts and other materials in several subject areas related to Staten Island.
Fresh Kills Park
Information from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation about the Fresh Kills Park Project, which is focused on transforming the former landfill into a public park.
The Geology of Staten Island
Geologists at the College of Staten Island explain how the landmass known as Staten Island is thought to have formed.
Staten Island Borough Historian
Discover the rich history of Staten Island with Borough Historian, Dr. Thomas Matteo.
Staten Island Borough President's Office
The Web site of the Borough President's Office provides information on parks and local attractions, as well as administrative news related to the borough of Staten Island.
Staten Island Ferry Information
The New York City Department of Transportation provides schedules and other information for ferry passengers.