Columbus Day Weekend on Staten Island NYC
Things To Do on Staten Island Over The Columbus Day Weekend
More Columbus Day events coming on the Friday of this weekend.
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This weekend you can go bicycling on Staten Island, play soccer & other games in Staten Island parks, go shopping on Staten Island, attend Staten Island parades, watch theater, visit the Staten Island art museums, and eat out at one of the Staten Island restaurants.
And it's all happening right here in Staten Island. So take your time to sort through the days and locations and start planning your weekend.
Weather. As of October 4, 2021, the Temperature highs will be in the 70's all four days of the long weekend. The temperature lows will be in the low 60's throughout the weekend. There's a 35% chance of a small amount of rain [2/10th's of an inch] between Saturday evening 5 pm and Sunday evening 6 pm. Winds will be about 5 - 10 mph Friday and Monday and between 10 - 15 mph on Saturday and Sunday. The Humidity will be between 65 - 75% on Friday & Saturday, and 70 - 80% on Sunday and Monday. Click for
Columbus Day Events on Staten Island
Click here to obtain information about things to do Columbus Day Weekend on Staten Island. This events calendar is updated monthly with dozens of different Staten Island fun cultural events.
CULTURE FEST WEEKEND. - WORK IN PROGRESS SHOULD BE DONE TUESDAY 10/5/21.
Staten Island Public & Private Parks & Public Indoor Swimming Pools
Staten Island has one of number of public parks of which a few include swimming facilities. Click here for a listing of the Staten Island Parks including maps showing their locations along with a bit of park history. This is coming at a later date.
Effective September 30, 2021 NYC public indoor swimming pools will reopen at 33% capacity and CoVid guidelines will remain in effect.
NYC Golfing on Staten Island
Staten Island has four golf courses and all of them are open this weekend. The Silver Lake Golf Course is located at 915 Victory Blvd in the northeastern section of Staten Island near the Silver Lake neighborhood. It's only short bus ride from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. The La Tourette Golf Course is located at 1001 Richmond Hill Road near Historic Richmond Town and Lighthouse Hill neighborhoods in the center of Staten Island. The South Shore Golf Course is located at 200 Hugenot Road in the southwestern part of Staten Island in the Rossville neighborhood. It is home to the Grand Oaks Country Club. And the NYC Junior Golf Club is located at 66 Pitney Road at the southern end of Staten Island in the Woodrow neighborhood. Click here for details about Staten Island golf courses including maps and links to the operators' websites. The links are coming at a later date.
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Columbus Day Weekend on Staten Island NYC
Things To Do on Staten Island Over the Columbus Day Weekend
October 5, 2021 / Things To Do NYC / Staten Buzz NYC. Continued.
Art Exhibits on Staten Island & NYC - Columbus Day Weekend
Click here to view some of the in-progress art exhibits in NYC this columbus Day weekend. There are too many museums to showcase in this short space, but here are a few that are among the highlights of Staten Island museums.
There's the Jacques Marchais Museum in the Lighthouse Hill neighborhood in central Staten Island. It includes a beautiful setting, with Tibetan-like structures perched upon a high hill overlooking the island, although in the summer time a great deal of the view is blocked by tree leaves.
There's the Alice Austen House in the Shore Acres neigbhorhood along the northeast shore of Staten Island. It contains the photos and related works of photographer Alice Austen.
And of course the Snug Harbor cultural center along the northern tip of Staten Island in the Randall Manor neighborhood contains a whole collection of artistic, cultural and historical pieces, and they also host a number of musical and theatrical events.
In the photo to your right is a scene inside a temple-like room at the Jacques Marchais Museum in the Lighthouse Hill neighborhood on Staten Island.
Dance, Theater & Music In Staten Island NYC - Columbus Day Weekend
Click here to view the Theatre section of the Staten Island Events Calendar to see what's doing this Columbus Day weekend in theater on Staten Island.
The St George theater in downtown St. George is only a short walk from the Staten Island Ferry. They host a number of well known entertainers throughout the year.
And of course the Snug Harbor Cultural Center along the northern tip of Staten Island in the Randall Manor neighborhood contains a whole collection of artistic, cultural and historical pieces, and they also host a number of musical and theatrical events.
History on Staten Island over the Columbus Day Weekend
The Garibaldi Meucci Museum is a centuries old home that was the abode of a great Italian inventor who is arguably one of the inventors of the telephone - Antonio Meucci. He was host to Guisseppe Garibaldi, a military general and strategist, who is credited with unifying Italy in the mid 1800's.
There are a number of historical museums located on Staten Island. One is the Lighthouse Museum which is also located only a stones throw from the St. George Ferry Terminal in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island. The museum is affiliated with a consortium of federal lighthouse museums dedicated to preserving some of the nation's maritime history.
There's also the Fort Wadsworth Museum near the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. And as mentioned above the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Randall Manor.
There's also historic Richmond Town which is hosting the popular Richmond Town County Fair and the Conference House which was where Benjamin Franklin attempted to broker a deal with the British Empire prior to the Revolutionary War in order to avert the war. It's one of the rare instances where Benjamin Franklin failed, but even here perhaps he won by losing.
Street Fairs Columbus Day Weekend on Staten Island
On Columbus Day Weekend on Staten Island there are a number of street fairs / festivals planned, including in Historic Richmond Town where they are hosting a few events.
At the Conference House where they are hosting visitors over the Columbus Day Weekend, and there are others. Click here to view the Columbus Day Weekend Street Fairs on Staten Island, including dates, times and map links.
Shopping on Staten Island & NYC
This is a great weekend to do a bit of shopping during the long weekend. Click here to view our shopping sections for Staten Island at a later date. Both the St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal and the Staten Island Mall offer a plethora of shopping sites.
Each of these shopping sections includes, or will include, links to home pages, which have slide shows of merchandise as well as maps, store hours, phone numbers and telephone numbers.
Parks and Beaches on Staten Island - Columbus Day Weekend
As mentioned above Staten Island has four public golf courses, including the one at LaTourette Park, affiliated with the Richmond County Country Club and the Silver Lake Golf course. These are open Columbus Day Weekend on Staten Island.
Staten Island also has some very beautiful beaches located along the FDR Boardwalk near Father Capodanno Blvd on the eastern shore of Staten Island.
And Staten Island has a semi-professional baseball stadium at Richmond County Stadium located in St. George on the northern end of the island in the St. George neighborhood only a stones throw from the St. George Terminal, but alas, the season is over.
Bicycling on Staten Island NYC
Staten Island doesn't have many bike paths, and the few they have don't provide much protection. Click here to view a report about bike laws in NYC so you can ride safely. There's a program called Citi Bikes, which allows you to rent a bike using your credit card. Whereever you find bike racks filled with blue bicycles - take a closer look and it's probably a Citi Bike rack and you can rent a bike from there and return it to any of their racks around NYC.
I'm working on a useable map of bike trails in Staten Island, of which there are more than I first thought. In the photo to your right, are the 5 Boro Bike Riders cycling through NYC.
Kyaking & Boating on Staten Island NYC
As of this posting, I'm not yet familiar with the boating options available on Staten Island. At a later date we'll return here to update this with our own findings.
Dining on Staten Island NYC
Food on Staten Island has always been good. The variety of restaurant choices includes Italian, Irish, Latin and Asian, 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.
Other things to do coming in the future.
And if you feel the urge to go elsewhere, here's a list of and Things to do Manhattan Columbus Day Weekend and Queens Things To Do Columbus Day Weekend and Things to do Bronx Columbus Day Weekend and Brooklyn Things To Do Columbus Day Weekend and Staten Island Things To Do Columbus Day Weekend. More events will be added to the Front Pages of each of these sites on Friday.
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