Top 10 Attractions

Staten Island is the most suburban of New York’s five boroughs and the only borough that is not connected to Manhattan by contiguous land. Featuring many parks, historic buildings and neighborhoods, museums and family attractions, Staten Island is a perfect day-trip destination for visiting tourists and Manhattan locals.

This is our list of the top 10 attractions in Staten Island:

Staten Island Ferry

Considered New York City’s best tourist bargain, the completely free Staten Island Ferry is a half-hour ride from Manhattan to Staten Island featuring incredible views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the city skyline. Leaving every half hour from the southern tip of Manhattan near the Financial District, the Staten Island Ferry ride provides an outdoor, unobstructed view of Manhattan from the New York Harbor. The trip to and from Staten Island requires that you disembark, however the round trip only takes approximately 1.5 hours. You won’t want to miss the truly exquisite view of the Manhattan skyline which can be seen from the back of the boat as you leave Manhattan.

Chinese Scholar’s Garden

Few visitors know of a very special place in New York City that can transport them to another place and time, but the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden in Staten Island does just that. This unique and authentic garden was created in 1999 as a cooperative project between the City of New York, the Landscape Architecture Company of China, and the Metropolitan Chinese American Community, and is a compilation of different gardens in China. In fact, a team of 40 Chinese artists and craftsmen spent a year in China creating the Garden’s components, before spending another six months in Staten Island as craftsmen-in-residence at Snug Harbor Museum to complete the construction.

Based on Ming Dynasty Gardens (1368-1644), the New York Scholar’s garden is the one of two authentic scholar’s gardens in the United States. Marked with Chinese calligraphy and a peaceful quiet that encompasses the entire area, the garden adds new dimension to understanding life in ancient China and serves as a wonderful setting for special events. SI3- Staten Island Zoo

Staten Island Zoo

The Staten Island Zoo is a small, well organized zoo that will take you from the hustle and bustle of the city to a suburban park and playground with a plenty of animal exhibits to keep the entire family happy.
Though small, this is a great zoo for children. The animals are well cared for and healthy, and the zoo’s lively and entertaining pair of leopards keep visitors of all ages mesmerized. Plus, children love the petting zoo with the usual array of farm animals including sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks, calves, and more. Food pellets are available for purchase to feed the animals as well.

With plenty of green space, mature shady trees, and flowers, the Staten Island Zoo has a number of areas where families can sit back and relax. Picnic areas allow you to avoid expensive snack bar meals, while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful landscaping in the park. A great way to turn the zoo into a full day trip is to take the Staten Island Ferry from Manhattan.

Staten Island 9-11 Memorial

The Staten Island 9-11 Postcards Memorial is a powerful monument that honors the memory of Staten Island’s fallen firefighters, police officers, and every day citizens who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 at attack of the World Trade Center towers in New York City.

Designed as two postcards bearing the etched faces and names of Staten Island’s lost heroes, the memorial is designed as two postcard walls angled so they give the appearance of the wings of an eagle. When visitors look through the space between the wings, they see the Freedom Tower standing in the place where the two towers once stood before the devastating tragedy.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Winner of TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center features beautiful grounds that are beautiful and perfect for strolling around that will be a wonderful break from New York City. The beautifully landscaped grounds will delight park lovers, and museum lovers will appreciate the centers many exhibits.

The beautifully landscaped grounds will delight park lovers, and museum lovers will appreciate the centers many exhibits. With beautiful artwork on display that changes regularly, the Cultural Center is always interesting. In addition to the Chines Scholars’ Garden, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center features various exhibits including a Children’s Museum, a memorial to the 9-11, a Tuscan Garden, and a Secret Garden maze, a European court-styled White Garden, a Healing Garden, and a Rose Garden.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Winner of TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center features beautiful grounds that are beautiful and perfect for strolling around that will be a wonderful break from New York City.

FDR Boardwalk

Staten Island’s wooden FDR Boardwalk stretches for 2.5 miles and stretches from Fort Wadsworth to the War Memorial that takes visitors past Ocean Breeze Fishing Pier and Turtle Fountain, and features parks, ball fields, benches and picnic tables, and a number of children’s playgrounds. With so many different kinds of people walking the boardwalk, you’ll have a different experience each time you visit. Start you walk near Father Capodanno Boulevard and Sand Lane, to see the Boardwalk’s historical signs throughout the 2.5 pathway that tells visitors about the history of the area.

Staten Island Children’s Museum

If you are looking for a break from the crowds and high costs of the city, pack up your kids and a picnic lunch and visit the Staten Island Children’s Museum, an excellent day trip that offers hands-on activities, art and programs on a beautiful 40,000 square-foot campus.

This small New York gem is easily-accessible by the Staten Island Ferry, then a short bus ride or taxi ride to the museum. The free ferry ride offers great views of the Statue of Liberty and of Manhattan and is a great way to both start and end the day. The Staten Island Children’s Museum is located on the Snug Harbor Cultural Center campus and has a number of botanical gardens, grassy fields, and a ballpark in the vicinity, making it a great choice for families with children of all who need a break from walking the city streets.

Fort Wadsworth

Located on a vantage point overlooking New York Harbor, Fort Wadsworth was built after the Revolutionary War to keep the British ships away from New York. Today, Fort Wadsworth sits below the Verrazano Bridge and is an ideal spot for touring, walking, and picture-taking.

Fort Wadsworth was built on the most natural point of defense for the city. In fact, prior to closing in 1994, it was the longest continually-manned military installation in the United States. Visitors can tour the original fort, climb up to its overlook, or explore the catacomb-like tunnels in its batteries. After a tour, explore the grounds to capture the exquisite views and natural surroundings making it a perfect trip for writer, artist, photographer, or nature lover.

St. George Theatre

The St. George Theatre is an exquisitely-appointed historic site where visitors can see a concert, comedy show, Broadway musical, or children’s program right in the heart of Staten Island. The charm and elegance of the theatre comes from the décor created in Spanish and Italian Baroque styles. The lobby is spacious with two box office windows and six windows displaying upcoming attractions, and the foyer is illuminated by large stained glass chandeliers and majestic winding staircases that lead up to an elaborate mezzanine.

The theatre’s interior will transport you to another time, so arrive early to enjoy a leisurely drink or cocktail in the lobby before your show. Thanks to terrific planning, every seat offers a wonderful view of the stage. The prices are affordable, it is easily accessible, and municipal parking is available less than two blocks away. Best yet, the staff is friendly and devoted, and is more than happy to share their

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Queens is the second largest borough in New York City and home to over one million foreign-born residents (46%) who were born in over 100 different nations, making Queens the most diverse place in the world. With Citi Field and the U.S. Open, and countless parks and museums, Queens is home to some of the most interesting activities in the city.

Here are our top 10 attractions to visit in Queens:

Citi Field

Citi Field, the replacement stadium for New York’s iconic Shea Stadium, is an open-air ballpark that features a number of unique design elements for fans of the National Baseball League’s New York Mets who call the ball park home. The new stadium includes wider seats and more legroom between rows, wider concourses for easier access, more restroom facilities and concession areas to reduce lines, more elevators to facilitate movement within the stadium, and an exterior facade that has been inspired by New York’s first stadium Ebbets Field (Brooklyn, 1913-57.)

The Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image is the country’s only museum dedicated to the art, history, and technology of cinema and of the moving image from Hollywood classics and children’s movies, to gaming programs. The Museum is a one-of-a-kind destination for audiences of all ages and interests, from connoisseurs of classic cinema to children and families to avid gamers. The Museum explores every phase of the production of moving images from the optical toys of the 1800’s to the latest in digital art. Exhibits are engaging and interactive, allowing visitors to learn, view, and participate in the museum’s more than 130,000 artifacts related to film and television.

The Africa Center

Once known as the Queens-based Museum for African Art, The Africa Center is considered the world’s leading community-based African institution that encourages cooperation between African artists and business leaders and their U.S. counterparts. Through its programming in culture, policy and business, The Africa Center seeks to transform the international understanding of Africa’s rich cultural diversity and fast-growing 1 billion person marketplace. Leading thinkers will address critical issues to Africa’s development in the Center’s Policy Institute.

The Ohel

The resting place of Lubavitch Chassidic dynasty’s seventh and final Great Rabbi (Rebbe) Menachem M. Schneerson may not seem like a popular tourist attraction, however, each year thousands of people of all ages and religions come to the burial site (ohel) to reflect, pray, and meditate. Anyone who had the good fortune to meet the Rabbi Schneerson before his passing in 1994 will recall the incredible attention and love that he offered each individual he met. Many people wrote to him, and others visited him at the Lubavitch Grand Synagogue in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. No matter how they reached him; each year thousands of people received blessings, advice, or encouragement for personal problems, family issues, or business strategy. It is said that anyone who stood in his presence could not leave without being deeply affected.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the United States, and offers New York City residents and visitors a unique setting to observe more than 330 species of birds including egrets, herons, oyster-catchers, peregrine falcons, and osprey on its 13,000 acre preserve. The park has become a haven for so many species of migrating birds due to its extraordinary ecosystem which includes a salt marsh, upland fields, a wooded area, several fresh and brackish-water ponds, and an ocean bay.

Isamu Noguchi Museum

Thirteen galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden make up the museum of Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) whose furniture and iconic Noguchi coffee table earned him recognition throughout the world. Rooted in zen simplicity, this unique museum and garden allows Noguchi’s genius to take center stage in the gallery. Noguchi was a prolific sculptor and craftsman, and his works reflect his broad interests in nature and society. Noguchi designed the Museum complex as an open-air sculpture garden within a building that houses ten galleries.

Alley Pond Park

Pack up your family and friends for a day at Alley Pond Park, the one-in-one Queens park that features tennis and handball courts, soccer and baseball fields, playgrounds, hiking, and jogging trials, and an adventure course. From the moment the sun rises, you’ll see people jogging, walking their dogs, practicing tai chi, bird watching, and more. Paved paths and hiking trails wind around the park, under the shade of oak and beech trees, and wind around marshes and kettle ponds.

Forest Park

Forest Park is an incredibly-varied park with more than 500 acres of thick woods, hilly terrain, ball fields, tennis courts, and a golf course. It is a well-known park that draws New Yorkers to its vast acreage to hike, ride horseback, mountain bike, golf or play ball. The park is generally separated along an east-west corridor, with the majority of woodland natural settings and hiking trails in the eastern portion; and golf course, ball fields and the concert band shell in the west. The western side of the park also features the Daniel Muller Carousel, a 110-year-old vintage carousel.

The U.S. Open

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships takes place for two weeks in late August at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center and the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Forest Hills, Queens where tennis greats like Venus and Serena Williams, Marin Cilic, and Bob Bryan have taken championship trophies and the nearly $2 million in prize money. The Open is an annual hard-court tennis tournament that draws international athletes, tennis aficionados, and Hollywood celebrities for two weeks of competitive tennis and society events.

The Queens Museum

The Queens Museum is an expansive light-filled space that features artwork, studios, and galleries of some of the most sophisticated and forward-thinking artistic programming in New York City. Featuring wonderful exhibits like The Panorama of the City of New York, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, a Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System, and the World’s Fair; the Queens Museum has become a favorite destination for local residents and tourists alike.

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Brooklyn, today considered the heart of New York City, is one of the most diverse, creative, and exciting urban centers in the world.

Here is our list of the top 10 attractions to see when visiting Brooklyn:

Brooklyn Bridge

Of the Brooklyn Bridge, American cowboy hero Will Rogers (1879-1935) has said, “I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge, than the man who sold it.” Since its construction in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge has captured the hearts and minds of Americans throughout the country who have marveled at its sophisticated design and engineering. It seems that as time passes, the bridge’s popularity continues. Each year, more than 1.5 million people visit the bridge, and in 2014, it was honored with TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award.

One of the best-known symbols of New York City, the Brooklyn Bridge links Manhattan and Brooklyn across the East River, and is a marvel of design and function. Join the many walkers, cyclists and roller-bladers and enjoy the view from the bridge for one of the most magnificent skyline views in the city. You’ll see stunning views of Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges make this a memorable experience.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is lovely anytime of the year, and this is especially so when the cherry blossoms or Rose Garden is in full bloom. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a lovely place to take a quiet stroll, picnic, read, journal or paint. The gardens are expansive and include many themed areas like the famous Rose, Herb, and Japanese gardens. In fact, the Rose Garden has been one of the park’s most popular attractions since it first opened in 1928. In June, when the roses are in full bloom, tens of thousands of blossoms cascade down arches, climb up lattices, and climb over pavilions, making it one of the largest collections of cultivated roses in North America.

In addition to the beautiful Lily Pool and Aquatic House, there are exquisite collections of orchids and other indoor pavilions, as well as beautiful plantings in the Children’s Garden, Herb Garden, Rock Garden, and Fragrance Garden. The park also features a Japanese garden complete with a koi pond, tree-lined paths and a conservatory with an amazing bonsai collection. The bonsai collection is considered to be one of the finest in the world and features 350 trees, one of the largest on public display outside Japan.

Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum is the second-largest art museum in New York City and is one of the largest in the United States, housing a prestigious collection of over 1.5 million pieces from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art. Honored with TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence, a tour of the Brooklyn Museum takes most visitors approximately four to five hours. Museum curators have displayed the permanent collection using various mediums adding to the any visitor’s experience and enjoyment. Additionally, curators described each work so that you can appreciate the background and context of each artist’s intellectual and creative process.

The Egyptian exhibit is world-renown including Ramses the Great, several pages from the Book of the Dead and plenty of sarcophagi. Many visitors feel that the Egyptian and Near East exhibits make the museum well worth the visit.

DUMBO

DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is ones of Brooklyn’s most fashion-forward, trendy neighborhoods. DUMBO encompasses the area between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, and the area east of the Manhattan Bridge to Vinegar Hill. Today, DUMBO is a busy and attractive area that provides incredible views of the Manhattan skyline, as well as a great place to for families, roller-bladers, cyclists, walkers, joggers, tourists and professionals to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Here, you’ll find the perfect day trip to peruse art galleries, street vendors, coffee shops and restaurants; as well as a beautiful park and playground (and an old-fashioned carousel.) Grab something to eat from one of the many shops or street vendors and enjoy lunch at the park at the end of Main Street for one of the best views of Manhattan.

NY Transit Museum

The New York Transit Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history and features exhibitions and tours on the history of public transportation. Housed in a historic 1936 subway station at the corner of Schermerhorn Street and Boerum Place in Brooklyn Heights, the New York Transit Museum has grown in popularity in the 25 years it has been in existence, earning it TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence.

The museum is surprisingly comprehensive, covers over an entire underground block, and features information on the development of subways, buses, and trains. Visitors and transit buffs love the old subway cars from as far back as 1900 and feature iconic advertising from the era that each car was developed. Most interesting are the exhibits on the original construction of the New York subway.

BAM

BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is a multi-arts center located in the center of Brooklyn’s business district that has brought world-renowned theater, dance, music, opera, and film to Brooklyn audiences for more than 150 years.

The historic theatre is absolutely magnificent, and the performances are modern, experimental, and eclectic. The theatre is large but the performing space is intimate so every seat offers a great view. Plus, the theatre has great acoustics, friendly and knowledgeable ushers and staff, a movie theater and a restaurant, making BAM the go-to place the performing arts.

Coney Island

Coney Island is the historic seaside section of Brooklyn that features a lively boardwalk, beach, world-famous Nathan’s hotdogs, and an amusement park with old-fashioned rides like the Cyclone Roller Coaster and the Wonder Wheel ferris wheel.

Coney Island first gained popularity at the turn of the century as a seaside resort town, and through the last century has undergone many ups and downs in popularity and economic solvency, having undergone a recent rebirth after a dismal period in the 1960’s and 70’s when New York’s business climate had fallen. Today, Coney Island’s grit is now being transformed into glamour. What was once a group of amusement park vendors has now been replaced by chain restaurants and stores; and a number of the older souvenir and snack shops that made Coney Island famous, are now shuttered.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is a wonderful family-fun place that remarkably houses more than 20,000 kid-friendly cultural artifacts and natural history specimens, live plants and animals, and award-winning exhibitions.

Winner of TripAdvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum creates an environment where your child, no matter what his or her age, can learn something at every turn. Located a few blocks off of Eastern Parkway and not far from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers a wide range of interesting, hands-on activities for kids in a well-designed space.

Prospect Park Zoo

This small, but well-loved, zoo is operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society and features more than 400 animals including sea lions, wallabies, red pandas, snakes and prairie dogs.

Prospect Park Zoo’s 12 acres are situated within the heart of Brooklyn, just steps from Flatbush Avenue. You can roam the lush gardens and scrubland of Discovery Trail, visit farm animals, or head inside to meet nocturnal critters and our troop of Hamadryas baboons. Prospect Park is very beautiful and you can find a number of things to do in the area including visits to the park’s fountain, playground, and neighborhood Park Slope restaurants. Although the zoo is small, it is well-maintained, clean and attractive, and offers about two hours of relaxed touring to complete.

NY Aquarium

Located right off the Coney Island boardwalk, the New York Aquarium is a 14-acre seaside park that is home to over 8,000 marine animals including walruses, sharks, sea otters, penguins, and more.

The family-inspired park features many fish exhibits, including a shark tank, porpoise pool, walrus and sea otter area called the Aquatheater, and numerous indoor tanks specializing in various fish species like the red-bellied piranha, false-clown anemone fish, sea horses and more.

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The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, and although it is the third most densely populated county in the U.S. (behind Manhattan and Brooklyn), nearly 25% of the area is devoted to parkland.
Here is our list of the top 10 park-based attractions in the Bronx:

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is one of the best zoological parks in the world and reaches over 265 acres of beautifully-constructed parkland where thousands of animals from throughout the world are provided with state-of-the-art zoological care. As a premier conservation center on the East Coast, the Bronx Zoo is entertaining and educational, and has been a family favorite for generations.

Extraordinary exhibits like the Congo, Bengali Express Monorail, Jungleworld, Tiger Mountain, Baboon Reserve, and Himalayan Highlands have earned the zoo TripAdvsior’s 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award. The Bronz Zoo is arguably the best zoo in the United States. As a Wildlife Conservation Society project, the zoo has redesigned the exhibits to both protect and breed its endangered species.

NY Botanical Garden

Located in the Bronx, the 250-acre New York Botanical Garden is an extraordinary and magical garden that is breathtaking in every season. There are more than 50 acres of native forest, a river, waterfalls, and rolling green hills, as well as indoor rain forests and deserts at the Botanical Garden. Seasonal exhibits include the Holiday Train Show and the Spring Orchid Show. The garden’s diverse permanent displays of flowers, its old growth forest, and the seasonal special exhibits like roses, azaleas, and chrysanthemums make it a wonderful education and research institution.

The garden has a few hiking trails, waterfalls and water views, making it a spectacular setting for exercise or romantic stroll. The area cannot be explored in one day but must be visited in every season to appreciate its exquisite collection. The tram ride provides a wonderful overview and is a perfect way to decide which of the many gardens you’d like to explore by foot.

Yankee Stadium & Tour

Here’s your chance to visit The House that Ruth Built — the new home of the 27 Time World Champion NY Yankees and the Yankee Stadium VIP Tour. From the minute you approach the new Yankee Stadium right off of the subway, you will instantly recognize the familiar structure that has welcomed millions of baseball fans and baseball legends.

The new park has had a complete renovation and now features elevators, escalators and ramps; updated seating; and cleaner, better-designed facilities that make accessing all areas in the ballpark an absolute pleasure compared to its predecessor. The park has delis, restaurants, and the Hard Rock Cafe to satisfy every palate. The Yankee Stadium Legend tour lasts is an approximately one hour tour of the ballpark including visits to private areas like the New York Yankees Club House and locker rooms, the Yankees Dugout, Monument Park, the Yankees batting cages, the Yankee Stadium Museum, the Press Box, and more.

Wave Hill

Wave Hill is an extraordinary 26 acre-garden, greenhouses, and historic home that overlooks the Hudson River and New Jersey’s Palisades that was designed 50 years ago to provide the residents of New York with the opportunity for interaction with their natural environment.

With plenty of walking trails, and numerous well-kept gardens, Wave Hill is a beautiful and serene spot to spend the afternoon no matter the season. Whether you visit the fish pond and beautiful trails, read a book in the park’s comfortable Adirondack lawn chairs, or enjoy an outdoor lunch, you find peace at this green oasis in New York City. The views across the Hudson River to the Palisades are breathtaking, and serious gardener will be amazed at fascinating plants that are features in Wave Hill’s gardens.

Van Cortland Park

Whether you are in search of a green park for baseball or soccer, trails for hiking or cross-country running, an ice rink for skating, land for horseback riding, a pool, or even a golf course for 18 rounds; no matter the sport or the season, Van Cortland Park has everything you could ever need for a day outdoors. Easily-accessible by subway, Van Cortland Park’s 1,146 acres of hills and valleys has been the location of fond childhood memories for countless generations. The green space is beautiful, with exceptional blend of trees, shrubbery and flowers that make it a haven for naturalists in in every season.

Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York City and features a number of different ecosystems including a beach and coastline, salt marshes, shady forests and vast meadows where visitors can enjoy the great outdoors and large range of experiences available at the park. Orchard Beach is the pride of Pelham Bay Park and the only public beach in the Bronx where 1.4 million visitors enjoy the beach each summer. Its 1.1-mile shoreline was created in 1936 by filling in a bay that once lay between Hunter Island and Rodman’s Neck. Orchard Beach is open in the off-season, when strolling, biking or dog walking are very popular.

Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery covers more than 400 acres of pastoral and well-designed parkland and is known for the ornate and imaginative mausoleums and monuments that pay homage to many of the country’s most famous industrialists, politicians, musicians, and artists.

Woodlawn was established in 1863 as a non-sectarian cemetery and is the final resting place of more than 300,000 New York residents from all walks of life. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, many of Woodlawn’s 1300 mausoleums are designed by legendary American architects, landscape designers and sculptors. The mausoleums are adorned with impressive Tiffany stained-glass windows, metalwork doors, and typographic styles, especially Art Deco. The graves of many famous peopled are here including the first US Navy Admiral David Farragut, artist Leroy Neiman, music greats Max Roach and Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Celia Cruz, and more.

City Island

Surrounded by the waters of the Long Island Sound and Eastchester Bay , and just one mile long, City Island is home to New York City’s nautical community. With incredible views of the Long Island Sound, and what seems like an endless number of boats in the water, City Island is guarded by Execution Lighthouse to the northeast and Stepping Stones Lighthouse to the south, making it seem more like a fishing town than Bronx neighborhood.

The island contains a number of yacht clubs, marinas, boatyards, and seafood restaurants. Small fishing boats are available to rent in season, and larger fishing boats depart daily almost all year round. The island has four yacht clubs including the Harlem Yacht Club, Stuyvesant Yacht Club, City Island Yacht Club, and Morris Yacht and Beach Club; as well several commercial marinas.

Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a small, well-organized and well-curated cultural center that that presents innovative contemporary art exhibitions and educational programs that are founded in the Bronx’s unique audience.

Since its founding in 1971, the Museum has played a vital role in the Bronx by helping to make art accessible to the entire community and connecting with local schools, teens, and families through educational programs that are modern, culturally-relevant, and accessible. The museum features three main exhibits as well as great outreach programs like FIRST FRIDAYS which offers multi-media cultural events that combines artwork like sculpture and painting with music and dance

Bronx Equestrian Center

The Bronx Equestrian Center is a full service equestrian facility located in Pelham Bay Park offering Western and English riding styles for riders all levels of experience and interest. Whether you want to treat your young children to a pony or hay wagon ride, or older children to proper riding lessons, you’ll enjoy the easy access, high quality, and low pricing at the Bronx Equestrian Center.

Each summer, the center offers an extensive children’s program designed to suit the needs and abilities of children between the ages of six and seventeen who are interested in horses and horsemanship. The Bronx Equestrian Center offers English and Western riding lessons at $40 for a half-hour private lesson, and $65 for a 1 hour private lesson. Walk-only trail rides are available every day for $35 per hour, and trail riding lessons are available for $40 per hour.