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  • Pro Ice Hockey
  • Find houses, coops, condos in the Bronx.
  • A collection of facts about Staten Island including: the official flower (pinkster azalea), flag, altitude, latitude and longitude.
  • For over 50 years the Richmond Choral Society has been presenting classical choral music on Staten Island.
  • Information about the office of Staten Island's District Attorney, Daniel M. Donovan Jr.
  • The Richmond County Orchestra(RCO)is a semi-professional orchestra founded in 1999 by Mr. Alan Aurelia, who is also is currently severing as music director/conductor.
  • Historic houses and buildings on Staten Island listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Select the "Historic Districts" tab to view local historic districts.
  • Coed, preschool-12
  • An advocacy group that monitors the Hudson River's ecosystem and the NYC watershed.
  • Riverside Opera Company, under the direction of Alan Aurelia, performs at various locations on Staten Island.
  • Weekly milling and resurfacing schedule for New York City.
  • Rocking the Boat is a boatbuilding and environmental education program based out of the southwest Bronx, New York City. Through a hands-on alternative approach to education and youth development, Rocking the Boat addresses the need for inner city youth to achieve practical and tangible goals, relevant to both everyday life and future aspirations.
  • Describes the organizations sailing course offerings and sponsored races in New York Harbor. Users can also view photos, check the weather conditions and sign up to receive a newsletter.
  • Find over 300 online documents and photos from the Sailor's Snug Harbor Archive. Search www.newyorkheritage.org for "Snug Harbor".
  • Guide to Historical documents from Sailor's Snug Harbor available at SUNY Maritime.
  • You will find predictions at over 2500 locations for: Tide heights and times, sunrise and sunset times, moonrise and moonset times, and moon phase.
  • Learn about the history, operations, services, training and job opportunities of the Sandy Hook Pilots
  • Various school calendars for example attendance, testing, parent teacher conferences, special events, etc.
  • Locate the zones of all public schools in New York City on the Department of Education's "School Finder" map. To find your home's zoned school enter your address or enter the number of the school you wish to find.
  • Historic Richmond Town offers programs both at the village and in school. There are also specialized programs such as African American History, butter making, pumpkin picking and more.
  • These programs are offered at the Austen House: Through Alice's Eyes, Alice's House and Alice's World.
  • School tours are conducted with curriculum developed for grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9.
  • School programs at the musum include: Legend of the Spider (a program about the dancing the Tarentella) and museum tours.
  • Arrange a tour for your class.
  • The museum offers programs in school and at the museum including: Printmaking, Lady Liberty, Young Jack's Voyage, Watercolor Painting and Drawing, Noble Harbor Launch (a boat trip), and the Traveling Maritime Library.
  • Teachers can plan a trip to the Staten Island Children's Museum. Programs encompass science, language arts, social studies and the arts. Students learn through their experience, generated by their own curiosity and excitement.
  • Programs at the zoo and in school include: Radical Rainforest, Dinosaurs and Dodos, African Safari and more.
  • A photographic tour of the ruins of the historic Staten Island hospital (listed here as hospital X).
  • The 1838 mansion of Joseph H. Seguine, by Lemon Creek, is open for occasional tours by the NYC Parks Department. (click to enter at the Parks Dept. page to link to Seguine Mansion).
  • SeniorNet is a nonprofit organization that provides computer and Internet education for older adults and seniors. Their Staten Island facility is located at the North Shore JCC on Victory Blvd.
  • Online exhibits from the Staten Island institute of Arts and Sciences and the College of Staten Island.
  • Includes the Staten Island Advance.
  • Detailed history of railroad operations with a large selection of historical photographs of every station
  • Since it opened in 1994, Smalls has been "NY's cutting edge jazz club." The club features regular bands, frequent sit-ins by legendary and simply great jazz musicians, and jam sessionsnightly from 2 AM until dawn.
  • This stylish award winning site designed by an artist and a photographer leads you through Soho's famous art galleries and other establishments. Includes several ways of searching and excellent help.
  • The South East Bronx Neighborhood Centers (SEBNC), is a not-for-profit multi-service agency, with strong community roots that has been serving the Morrisania area of the Bronx since 1929. SEBNC provides a series of programs and services that focuses on youth, children, seniors and families using education, counseling, training, recreation, and day treatment as primary service delivery strategies.
  • New York-based museum dedicated to the preservation of the regions marine heritage. Provides information on exhibitions, educational programs, related events, and fleet of ships.

  • A directory of many children's and adult leagues, including: soccer, hockey, bowling, basketball, volleyball, golf, softball, baseball, football, swimming and darts.
  • Of the twelve branches of The New York Public Library on Staten Island, the St. George Library Center has the largest collection of local history information. There are over 250 books and pamphlets on local history, biographies, culture, and the environment clippings from local newspapers telephone directories from 1985 onwards government documents on secession, the landfill, and various environmental assessment statements. The Staten Island Advance is available on microfilm from 1921 onwards, as well as the Property Assessment photographs of the 1930's and 1940's.
  • The Upper West Side's premier comedy club. A calendar of comedians performing in the weeks ahead is posted along with information on Stand-Up NY's weekly comedy class. E-mail reservations are accepted.
  • An online exhibit about the history of Stapleton from the Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences and The College of Staten Island Library.
  • An artist's studio and gallery located on City Island in the Bronx.
  • A report by Calvin Van Name from 1921.
  • Read the latest stories from Staten Island's daily newspaper. The site also includes pages for many local community groups.
  • A brief history of the early Dutch Settlements of the 1600s on Staten Island. Presented by the New Netherland Project at the New York State Library.
  • A brief text on Staten Island history prepared by Richmond Borough Association of Women teachers in 1909.
  • Founded in 1871 the club meets monthly and sponsors running races and other events.
  • The Staten Island Ballet presents full length classical and original ballets with its troupe of more than 20 international artists, including guests from American Ballet Theatre, the Kirov and Dance Theatre of Harlem. The SIB also conducts a professional ballet school, where nearly half its 120 students study free on scholarship. For information call (718) 980-0500.
  • For over twenty five years this association has arranged group bicycle trips (but not races) for members of all skill levels, and promotes cycling on the Island. It is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the New York Bicycling Coalition.
  • Developed by the office of the Borough President the site contains contact information, news, and events of interest for Staten Islanders.
  • Information about bridges managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, including the Goethals Bridge, the Bayonne Bridge and theOuterbridge Crossing.
  • Now entering their third decade, the SI Chamber Music Players perform regularly at Veteran's Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center.
  • "The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is an Associate Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is associated through membership with: Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Business Council of New York State, American Chamber of Commerce Executives, NY State Chamber of Commerce Executives, S.B.A. - Service Corps of Retired Executives, CANY - Chamber Alliance of New York State.
  • "The S. I. Children's Theatre Association (SICTA) is a self-supporting program of the S.I. Mental Health Society, Inc. SICTA focuses on building self-esteem and positive mental health by teaching children the value of commitment and teamwork."
  • Information about the Community Boards of New York City, including the 3 Community Boards of Staten Island.
  • The Staten Island Community Chorale was created to recognize the musical talent found within Staten Island, and provide a suitable forum for individuals. Our Chorale is over 40 voices strong, with representation from all parts of Staten Island.
  • Cancer rates, hospitalization causes, leading causes of death, etc. for Staten Island and selected neighborhoods. Presented by the New York City Department of Health
  • Staten Island's community station presents programming on cable channels 34, 35, 56 and 57. They also offer classes and the use of television equipment to those interested in producing their own programs.
  • Information from the local cricket club that was founded in 1872, including a history of the club.
  • Page of the local chapter of the DAR with links to other historical resources.
  • A list of Staten Island Resource Directory of various services from the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Services Office.
  • "Staten Island Economic Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Its mission is to create a thriving Staten Island economy by promoting public and private investment, encouraging the development of industrial and commercial property and providing broad and diverse employment opportunities. Our strategy includes: Direct Business Services, including lending, no-fee real estate brokerage...Economic Development Projects, including development and economic planning initiatives throughout the Borough."

  • Includes schedule, parking information, public transportation connections and other useful information.
  • A forum for Staten Island residents who are interested in geology and science in general, the society meets monthly and conducts field trips throughout the year.
  • The final report of the Task Force, issued December 2, 2003.
  • Historical Archaeology And The Dutch Reformed Church Site At Historic Richmond Town
  • Miss Cecyl and the Children's Playhouse/Sylvan Cemetery/September 11, 2001: Norm Pederson: Cooper and Deckhand
  • A Richmondtown Childhood
  • Encounter with Doc/Simple Childhood Memories
  • The Port Richmond Branchof The New York Public Library: The First 50 Years 1905-1955
  • New! Staten Island History Day Fair for 4th graders. Individuals and classes or groups are invited to join the Staten Island History Day Fair. Projects should be completed by the beginning of March with final judging taking place May 8, 2009. Winners at the school level will be invited to post their project on a library website.
  • Musical notation and sound file for the traditional Appalachian tune.
  • The Center offers fitness and sports programs on the North and South Shores of Staten Island.
  • The SIMHS is a private, not-for-profit agency that provides comprehensive mental health and related services to Staten Island children who are emotionally or behaviorally disturbed, developmentally or learning disabled, neurologically impaired, dependent on alcohol or drugs, and/or economically disadvantaged.
  • Staten Island movie theaters with show times, locations and reviews from moviefone.com.
  • The History Archives and Library of the Staten Island Museum is closed at the current time. It will be reopened during late Spring 2009 after it has been relocated to the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.Founded in 1881, the 175+ Collections of the Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences are a hidden resource for all.
  • The Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences presents exhibits relating to local history, arts, and environment and other topics. They maintain an extensive library of historical materials, which is open to the public by appointment. The museum is located near the ferry terminal in St. George, at 75 Stuyvesant Place
  • Information for Staten Island parents.
  • Report focusing on demographic, enrollment and school utilization trends at the citywide, borough and school district level, including maps of existing and planned elementary, intermediate and high schools, 2003.
  • Information from the MTA about the railway that connects the St. George ferry terminal to Tottenville, including: station information, fares, transfers and wheelchair accessibility.
  • A detailed history from Irvin Leigh and Paul Matus in the Third Rail Online.
  • Listings, from the College of Staten Island, of Staten Island related materials at City Hall Library, the Municipal Archives, New-York Historical Society, New York State Archives, New York State Library, The New York Public Library, Staten Island Institute for Arts and Sciences and The Staten Island Historical Society.
  • News, schedules and results from local running events, school track teams, and a Staten Island Runner Community Forum.
  • Helping a child learn to read is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can do. If you have four hours a week to spare, you can experience this satisfaction by joining the Staten Island School Reading Volunteer Program. The program is operated by the SIMHS in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education, and in partnership with Time Warner Cable.
  • For over 25 years the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre has presented the works of Shakespeare (and other playwrights, as well.) The theater is located on the grounds of Seaview Hospital at 460 Brielle Avenue.
  • A history of the hospital, formerly Smith's Infirmary and Staten Island Hospital, with photos and video.
  • Collections are open to the public during specified hours. The library is located at 475 Seaview Avenue on the North Campus of the Hospital.
  • Annual summer festival in St. George, near the ferry terminal, featuring music, food, art, and vendors.

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