Author Archives: visitsi

Pay tribute to the sacrifices of these men and women.

All month long, the Staten Island Borough President’s Office is thanking a veteran each day for their service to our country. Here are a few places to go on Staten Island to pay tribute to the sacrifices of these men … Read More

The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art sits on the campus of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden as an art gallery, but holds significant historical value. Snug Harbor was once a retirement home to sailors in the late 19th … Read More

Celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month

Celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month on Staten Island! Here is a story about Carlo Porazzi, a carpenter at the General Depot for lighthouses from 1901 to 1931. (Information seen at the National Lighthouse Museum!). Born in Novara, Italy, Carlo immigrated to … Read More

Staten Island in the fall.

Changing leaves, pumpkins, apple cider, Halloween…do we need to continue? All can be found on Staten Island this fall season! Spooktacular at the Staten Island Zoo, October 14th from 5p.m.-8:30p.m. (Saturday is already sold out!) Trick or Treat Zones, Free … Read More

Top 10 (Unexpected!) Things to See on Staten Island

Top 10 (Unexpected!) Things to See on Staten Island Staten Island often dotes the title “unexpected” and there is a reason for it! We have unique history and many “did you know” moments that surprise many visitors (and residents as … Read More

Explore the plantation life on Staten Isla

Explore the plantation life on Staten Island with a trip to the Seguine-Burke Mansion, an impressive Greek Revival structure purchased by James Seguine between 1780-1786. Seguine Avenue and Seguine Point in Prince’s Bay were named after this prosperous family, whose … Read More

New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden

Laurence Hazell enjoys the time he spends in the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden each week by pulling weeds and cutting bamboo in the garden- which can be quite the task. Laurence is a St. George resident who moved to … Read More

Discover Staten Island’s dynamic North Shore

Discover Staten Island’s dynamic North Shore, brimming with local art and culture. Experience seven sound sculptures—from a 17-foot-long wind harp to an interactive drum totem—while strolling from the ferry terminal along Bay Street’s diverse storefronts and lively parks. Catch a … Read More

Look no further than Staten Island

Ever find yourself budgeting your entire trip around over-priced experiences? Then look no further than Staten Island – where we offer cultural and valuable destinations! Enhance any cost efficient itinerary (starting from Lower Manhattan anyway) with a  25-minute, picturesque ride … Read More

Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication

Learn how sailors navigate through New York’s waters with a trip to the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. Founded by a marine service company that dealt with sales and service for the marine industry for over 30 years, this … Read More