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Presidents Day Weekend Things To Do on Staten Island NYC

Things To Do Presidents Day Weekend on Staten Island / Events

staten island things to do presidents day weekend things to do staten island presidents day weekend events staten island nycFebruary 10, 2020 / Staten Island Neighborhoods NYC / Things To Do on Staten Island NYC / Staten Buzz NYC.

Presidents Day Weekend Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 30's on Friday, dropping to the high 20's on Saturday and rising into the 40's on Sunday and Monday. The temperature lows will be in the low teens Friday, the mid 20's on Saturday, rising into the 30's Sunday and Monday. Precipitation - There's a small chance [30%] of a small amount of precipitation [way under an inch] later Sunday and early morning Monday. Winds will be around 15 mph Friday, dropping into the single digits for the rest of the long weekend. The Humidity will be in the high 30% range on Friday & Saturday, rising to about 60% on Sunday and Monday. Click for Staten Island Weather.

The image at right shows a picture of the American colonial representatives, John Adams and Ben Franklin, meeting with a British general at the Conference House on Staten Island, in September of 1776, in an effort to prevent bloodshed and the American Revolutionary War. This occurred just a few months after the colonists declared their independence. And as history would have it - the British monarchy wouldn't negotiate - and five years later the American colonists had won the war.

Presidents Day is a time to reflect on the performance of our current presidents and legislators, and how they stack up against their historical peers. And in that reflection it's worth asking ourselves what we've done to contribute or detract from the national conversation.

 

Brief History of Presidents Day Holiday Staten Island NYC

staten island things to do presidents day weekend things to do staten island presidents day weekend events staten island nycA day commemorating Lincoln's birthday was first passed in Buffalo, New York in the early 1870's. Presidents Day originated as Washington's Birthday which was a holiday narrowly prescribed for federal government offices in Washington, D.C. in 1879. The holiday was dedicated to honoring the memory of the first American president, George Washington who was born on February 22, 1732.

In 1885 the holiday was expanded to include all federal government offices around the nation. In 1951 there was a push to create a Presidents Day holiday [vs a George Washington's birthday holiday] to include President Lincoln whose birthday is February 12, 1809 and was also celebrated by localities, but it didn't pass.

In 1971 the holiday was moved off of George Washington's birth date to being the third Monday in February. Thus while it never falls upon Washington's birthday 2/22, the official name of the holiday remains Washington's Birthday. But today, most folks refer to it as Presidents Day and to recognize the presidents who honored the U.S. Constitution and served the interests of the people.


Presidents Day Weekend Things To Do on Staten Island NYC

Things To Do Presidents Day Weekend on Staten Island / Events

February 10, 2020 / Staten Island Neighborhoods NYC / Things To Do on Staten Island NYC / Staten Buzz NYC. Continued.

Presidents Day Holiday Special Events on Staten Island NYC

staten island things to do presidents day weekend things to do staten island presidents day weekend events staten island nycCLICK the header above on Friday to see Presidents Day Weekend events on Staten Island NYC.

The photo at right shows a reenactment of the Civil War done at Historic Richmond Town every summer. The men are acting as Union Army soldiers from Staten Island. Staten Island is home of a fair amount of American historical sites, including Fort Wadsworth at the foot of the Verrazzano Bridge.

 

Presidents Day Special Events on the Staten Island NYC

NOT 2020 EVENT - On Monday at the Conference Park House Visitors Center from 11 am - 1 pm there's a Presidents Day event. On both days in both places participants will have an opportunity to work with the NYC Parks Department to improve the quality of public green space by making them cleaner, greener and healthier.

NOT 2020 EVENT - On Monday the Staten Island Children's Museum at 1000 Richmond Terrace, located on the grounds of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, is hosting a storytelling session at 11 am and a musical performance at 3 pm, both of which are themed around the U.S. Presidents. The museum offers free admission on this holiday.



Art Exhibits & Cultural Institutions on Staten Island NYC - Things To Do over the Presidents Day Holiday Weekend

staten island things to do presidents day weekend things to do staten island presidents day weekend events staten island nycClick here to view some of the in-progress art exhibits on Staten Island over the Martin Luther King Day weekend.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace is open. As mentioned above, the Staten Island Children's Museum is open Martin Luther King Day with special programming and free entrance.

The Alice Austen House at 2 Hylan Blvd is open over the weekend between the hours of 11 am and 5 pm, but closed on Monday. They don't have any exhibit dedicated to the holiday as many Staten Island cultural institutions are fairly modest in size and scope.

The Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum at 338 Lighthouse Avenue is open from 1 pm to 5 pm over the weekend, but closed Monday. They don't have any special exhibit dedicated to the holiday as many Staten Island cultural institutions are fairly modest in size and scope.

The Garibaldi Meucci Museum is located at 420 Tompkins Avenue in the Rosebank neighborhood of Staten Island.

There's also the Staten Island Zoo is located at 614 Broadway in the Silver Lake neighborhood.

The Lighthouse Museum has a respository of photos and artifacts of the maritime history of New York City. The museum is located a stone's throw from the St. George Ferry Terminal at 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point.

In the photo to your right shows the inside of the Lighthouse Museum near the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island.

 

Dance, Theater & Music on Staten Island NYC - Things To Do over the Presidents Day Weekend

staten island things to do presidents day weekend events staten island nyc things to do presidents day weekend west brighton great kills heartland village south beach tompkinsville staten island nycClick here to view the Theatre section of the Staten Island Events Calendar to see what's doing this Martin Luther King Day weekend in theater on Staten Island NYC.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace is open. As mentioned above, the Staten Island Children's Museum is open Martin Luther King Day with special programming and free entrance.

The St. George Theatre at 35 Hyatt Street in the St. George neighborhood doesn't have anything planned over the holiday weekend as many Staten Island cultural institutions are fairly modest in size and scope - and the winter is the off season. They offer a monthly movie series.

I will look into Staten Island CUNY and the St. John's University Extension and hope to have more to report next year.

An example of an interesting venue is shown in the photo to your right - the St George Theater on Staten Island NYC.

 

Staten Island Historic Sites, Historical Societies & Museums

presidents day weekend events staten island nyc things to do presidents day weekend staten island nycStaten Island is home to two venerable historic sites - Historic Richmond Town and the Conference House.

Historic Richmond Town dates back to the mid 1800's as well as into Colonial times. They are open every weekend, but their thrust is Colonial America so they won't have much by way of themed events related to Martin Luther King.

The Conference House is where the Americans, led by Benjamin Franklin, met with the British in an effort to pursue a negotiated settlement regarding taxation and personal liberties to avert the American Revolutionary War. Thankfully, they were unsuccessful. Like Historic Richmond Town, the thrust of this institution is colonial America and this is the off season.

The photo at right shows one of the rooms in the Conference House in the Tottenville neighborhood on the southern tip of Staten Island.

 

Presidents Day Weekend Shopping on Staten Island NYC

things to do presidents day weekend events staten island nyc things to do presidents day weekend nycThis is a great weekend to do a bit of shopping. Staten Island is a fun place to shop, especially over a long weekend weather. Click here to view our section about Staten Island shopping section.

 

The Staten Island Mall, along with the shopping available at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal are both good places to go shopping for regular items and gift items, respectively.

 

The photo at right was taken in the Staten Island Mall which is located in the Heartland Village / New Springville neighborhood in the Western section of Staten Island.

 

Presidents Day Weekend Dining on Staten Island NYC

things to do presidents day weekend events staten island nyc things to do presidents day weekend nycIf you know where to look, the food in the Staten Island has always been good. The variety of restaurant choices is difficult to match anywhere, and if you look carefully, you can find good food at reasonable prices too.

Click here to view the Staten Island Restaurants NYC section of the site, which includes reviews of the restaurants we've selected to review. As of this writing, we've identified some of our old favorites, but haven't done the deep dive yet.

The photo to your right shows Coles Dockside restaurant in the Great Kills neighborhood of Staten Island. The Great Kills neighborhood is a popular boating and dining destination on Staten Island.

Click here to view our Staten Island New Years party restaurants and click here to view our Staten Island Halloween party restaurants as together these sections should help you find a number of appealing dining options.

 

Staten Island Presidents Day Things To Do - Presidents Day Events on Staten Island

You can visit the Staten Island theaters, performing arts centers & art museums, go shopping on Staten Island NYC, and eat out at one of the Staten Island restaurants.

Click here to obtain information about things to do Presidents Day Weekend on Staten Island. And our things to do / Staten Island events calendar is updated monthly with a couple dozen different Staten Island fun / cultural events.

 

Presidents Day Things To Do Brooklyn / Manhattan / Bronx / Queens

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