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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

Staten Island radiates beauty in all shapes and sizes

Staten Island radiates beauty in all shapes and sizes and many people are there, camera in hand, to capture the moment! We have compiled a list of the 10 Instagram Worthy Places on Staten Island that our VISIT Staten Island … Read More

Stapleton, a destination in itself

Stapleton, a neighborhood on the North Shore of Staten Island, is becoming a destination in itself – with waterfront views, diverse dining and cultural vibes. Take the S51 from the St. George Ferry Terminal to ride the bus along Bay … Read More

Science, art, history and a life-size mastodon

Science, art, history and a life-size mastodon replica are seen at the Staten Island Museum, where visitors can explore, experience and engage right here on Staten Island. Founded in 1881, the museum is home to more than two million artifacts … Read More

Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum NY

A new museum has opened right here on Staten Island! VISIT Staten Island was able to give a warm welcome last week to  A little more about Julia’s story from their Facebook page: “Julia was born and raised in New … Read More

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Our volunteer of the month features Joe DeCillis – a Westerleigh resident who has been dedicating his time to the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art since 1968.  A Brooklyn native, DeCillis, 80, received his first degree in History and … Read More

Slithering snakes, swinging monkeys, cute otters and more

Slithering snakes, swinging monkeys, cute otters and more find themselves a home at the Staten Island Zoo! This haven of wildlife features fun activities for everyone including a children’s zoo which allows visitors to pet goats and donkeys, while other … Read More

Spotlight on: The Staten Island Children’s Museum!

Spotlight on: The Staten Island Children’s Museum! For over 40 years, Staten Island’s only children’s museum has offered experience after experience to residents and visitors alike – whether that be in the tundra or the safari! A wonderful mixture of … Read More

Did you know this land also has a deep history?

Westerleigh Park on Staten Island is a quaint & historic park, featuring many green spaces and pathways for all to enjoy. In the center of the park, however, is its Gazebo, a well-known icon of the Westerleigh neighborhood built in … Read More

The National Lighthouse Museum

Sitting down with Bob Eisele, also known as “Patches” at the National Lighthouse Museum, some may be perplexed as he travels 5 days a week from Roosevelt, Long Island to St. George. Only one word describes it: passion. As a … Read More