Tompkinsville is a small neighborhood located on Staten Island, New York. It is located on the eastern shore, but is considered by the locals to be on the north shore. Tompkinsville was a settlement founded in 1815, by Daniel D. Tompkins, who was the Governor of New York, and became Vice President in 1816. This small town is also home to a comparably large Sri Lankan community. There are some fun activities to do in Tompkinsville, N.Y. Visit the Annual St. George Day Festival, held in April each year. This festival is guided by an array of dragons of many colors, full of fun as they romp around the Tompkinsville Park with the kids – both young and old. This is an all-volunteers endeavor called “Earth Day and Arts Celebrating Community and ...Dragons.” This family-oriented festival gets creative input from the entire community. It offers individually done arts, crafts, poems, etc. Do-it-yourself artwork on paper, canvas, and people, is everywhere. There are many fun things for everyone to enjoy. Make reservations now to attend next year's Annual St. George Day Festival.Thanksgiving Day at the Cargo Cafe, in Tompkinsville, N.Y., opens up to serve more than 200 of those who are less-fortunate a good, hot Thanksgiving meal. They always open the cafe door to Arlo Guthrie's “Alice's Restaurant” on Thanksgiving to give these folks a good holiday memory. It has been carrying on this holiday tradition for more than 13 years. Most of the Thanksgiving cafe work is done by community volunteers. The Cargo Cafe is run by brothers, Gary and David Rabin. Some of the local businesses contribute part of the fixings and others donate warm coats and clothes each year. Cargo Cafe does not serve anything but beverages on Thanksgiving evening. When asked why they do this every year, the brothers answer, “Because we can.”Universal Temple of the Arts presents the Staten Island Jazz Festival every year and this is an easy drive from Tompkinsville. Regardless of your kind of interest, you fill find something fun to do in Tompkinsville!