Staten Island is a quiet, suburban borough connected to Manhattan by the Staten Island Ferry and to Brooklyn by the Verrazzano Bridge.
The Staten Island Ferry is the best ride in New York City because it sails through New York Harbor, and it’s free. On the return trip you see Downtown, Manhattan the way immigrants once did when they arrived in New York by ship. It takes an hour to ride the ferry both ways, 20 minutes there, 20 minutes wait, and 20 minutes back. And its free!
Latin Things To Do in Staten Island
We cover most events by place or neighborhood, but a few are Staten Island-wide.
One of the longest-running and most respected film festivals in the United States screens many Latin American and Latin European films.
September 29 to October 15, 2023
FILM AT LINCOLN CENTER
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, BAM, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Maysles Documentary Center, Paris Theater, Museum of the Moving Image
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The 20th Open House New York 2022 is a weekend of open houses and tours at almost 300 buildings and infrastructure all over New York City, Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, 2022. Free.
Places in Staten Island
The Staten Island Ferry docks in St. George. The St. George Theatre and Snug Harbor Cultural Center host Latin concerts.
SummerStage hosts concerts at Clove Lakes Park.
The Fresh Kills Landfill has been redeveloped into Freshkills Park.