There isn’t much Latin culture on Staten Island, although there is an Italian community. Snug Harbor and Casa Belevedere, the Italian Cultural Foundation both offer cultural programs. SummerStage schedules a few Latin events on the island.
The Staten Island Ferry is the best ride in New York City, and it’s free. It allows you to see New York the way our immigrant ancestors first saw it, by boat. Imagine saying goodbye to your family forever, crossing the ocean with nothing but dreams in your pocket, and there she is, the great lady you heard of, holding the torch of freedom high in the sky. That’s the way it was, once upon a time in New York City.