Upcoming Events
Tours of the Conference House
When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 1pm to 4pm  EDT

Where: Conference House, 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY

Event Description: In 1776, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge met with the British in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. The site of this failed peace treaty attempt is now known as the Conference House. Enjoy a free tour of this historic site! There is a charge for group tours which are booked separately. Please visit www.conferencehouse.org or call 718-984-6046 for more information.

Tours of the Conference House
When: Sun Apr 26, 2015 1pm to 4pm  EDT

Where: Conference House, 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY

Event Description: In 1776, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge met with the British in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. The site of this failed peace treaty attempt is now known as the Conference House. Enjoy a free tour of this historic site! There is a charge for group tours which are booked separately. Please visit www.conferencehouse.org or call 718-984-6046 for more information.

Member Only Morning
When: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10am to 12pm  EDT

Where: Staten Island Children's Musuem, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY

Event Description: www.statenislandkids.org

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Noble Maritime Museum featured on NYC-ARTS

NYC ARTS recently profiled the Noble Maritime Collection for a segment called “Curator’s Choice.” Be sure to check it out here, or in the video player below.


New Tourism Push Asks New Yorkers to Think Closer to Home

October 14th, 2014
By: Patrick McGeehan / The New York Times

Does luring a Brooklynite to spend an afternoon on Staten Island count as tourism?

 

Maybe not. But New York City’s tourism promotion agency is giving it a try in a campaign it plans to announce on Wednesday to get New Yorkers to explore more parts of their hometown. Called “See Your City,” the ads from NYC & Company spotlight sections of all five boroughs that might appeal to adventurous local residents.

 

Stylized posters will appear on bus shelters, banners will hang from light poles and a video will run in taxis urging residents to “go somewhere new for a change.” The message is that 54.3 million visitors cannot be wrong, said Fred Dixon, the chief executive of NYC & Company.

 

Mr. Dixon said that going after New Yorkers was not a signal that the influx of tourists to the city had run its course. To the contrary, he said, his agency expected the number of annual visitors to continue rising steadily, to 55.8 million this year and 57 million next year.

 

Still, Mr. Dixon, who took the top job at NYC & Company earlier this year, said “we’ve really adopted a broader definition of tourism.” The city is competing for the disposable income of its own residents, as well as the travel budgets of people from other places, he said.

 

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