Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens November 2018 Events

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, a proud Smithsonian affiliate, offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience the performing arts, visual arts, history, and more. Snug Harbor has the ideal family friendly events for you for the month of November!

Newhouse After Dark: Sartoirial Stories: Fashion, Autobiography, and Staten Island

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Fashion is an integral aspect of our daily life practices and visual landscape. What we wear defines each experience we have; it is both a personal decision and a social marker. Historian Alexis Romano will lead a discussion and brief image-led lecture, followed by a workshop in which participants write their “fashion autobiography.” Focus will be given to their experience of dress on Staten Island and their experiences of Staten Island through dress.

Hemlock Theatre Co. Presents American Idiot!

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An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line.

Staten Island Children’s Museum: Cool School Holiday- Veteran’s Day Observed

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Cool School Holiday – visit the Museum for FREE all day! Play in Big Games, build in Block Harbor or go on an adventure in our Great Explorations exhibit! NYC Public Schools are closed.

We The People: Black Indians in America: Photographs and Words of Fern Metcalf

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We the People: Black Indians in America is an exhibition of Fern Metcalf’s photography and storytelling which depicts the history and present-day life of Black Indians and Mardi Gras Indians living in today’s United States. That they still exist is testimony to their unending resilience in America.

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

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This holiday season, the first ever NYC Winter Lantern Festival is coming to Staten Island!  The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is the China National Tourist Office New York 2018 signature event, produced by New York Events & Entertainment (NEWYORKEE) and Haitian Culture, and co-sponsored by Empire Outlets and Snug Harbor.Under 3

Between November 28, 2018 and January 6, 2019, seven acres of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will be illuminated by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall. The LED lanterns will be accompanied by live performances of traditional Chinese dances and art. Along with this, NEWYORKEE is partnering with a variety of holiday vendors to create an experience for guests of all ages.

The events you can attend are endless. Visit http://snug-harbor.org/ to see all of the other events that are constantly going on at Snug Harbor. No matter which event you choose to attend, your experience is sure to be nothing short of memorable.

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Winter Wedding Decor

The winter months can be the most romantic months of the year. Capture the magic of the season by incorporating some of these winter wedding details we love from Bridal Guide!

Tree-lined aisle decor

Perfect for a ballroom or indoor ceremony, elevate your aisle by adding white trees and candles.

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Pinecone Bouquet

Perfect for an indoor wedding or winter garden photos on Snug Harbor, add a few pine cones to your bouquet!

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Rustic Ring Bearer Pillow

These pinecones and greenery are the perfect way to incorporate a rustic touch to your ceremony.

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Chair Accents

Rather than add chair covers, include a touch of pine or a winter green to the back of your guest chairs.

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Mistletoe Cake

Who doesn’t love mistletoe? Why not make it the accent to your cake!

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At Celebrate Snug Harbor, you can include all of these winter wedding decorations and more. For more winter wedding inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

Wedding Hors D’oeuvres by Relish Caterers

Next level hors d’oeuvres on your wedding day!

Elevate your cocktail hour with canapés that excite the senses.  One and two bite savory selections that taste as good as they look. Forget the puff pastry and try one of these gourmet delights created for Celebrate Snug Harbor.

Avocado toast: Avocado edamame toast bites, radish, ginger, dill, pink peppercorn dust

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Brussel Sprout: Brussels sprout fork, pancetta wrapped, dilled ranch dipping sauce

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Apples: Kohlrabi cone stuffed with empire state shaved apple, candied hazelnuts, mint, cider vinaigrette

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Chicken Parmesan: Chicken parmesan rotini bites, sundried tomato, basil

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Corn Muffin: Crab stuffed corn muffins, pepper jack cheese, chive aioli frosting

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For over fifteen years, Relish Caterers has been offering culinary innovation and impeccable service. Hosting your momentous occasion at Celebrate Snug Harbor means you’ll be working with an amazing team of event designers so that every bite is more delicious than the next.

 

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens October 2018 Events

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, a proud Smithsonian affiliate, offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience the performing arts, visual arts, history, and more. Snug Harbor has the ideal family friendly events for you for the month of October!

Staten Island Children’s Museum: Con Edison Second Saturday Science! Braille for All!

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Braille may seem just a jumble of dots, but like any other code, is based on a logical system. Learn the “coding” of braille and create your own a braille name tag.

Compost 101

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What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done.

Newhouse After Dark: Beetlejuice + Halloween Dance Party

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Each month, enjoy the beauty of live art experiences in the oldest building on campus.

Get in the perfect Halloween mood with the classic hit film Beetlejuice–then rock out to a kickin’ Halloween Dance Party with DJ Channels and Winds in the historic Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

Halloween Harbor

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Get your fill of trick-or-treating, spooky movies, arts & crafts, mad science, and a costume contest at this year’s Halloween Harbor! Tickets allow access to all activities, museums, and attractions for the entire day. Visit the ticketing link for more information and the schedule of events. Meet us in Shinbone Alley for a family-friendly, bone-rattling great time!

This event is a partnership among Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum.

The events you can attend are endless. Visit http://snug-harbor.org/ to see all of the other events that are constantly going on at Snug Harbor. No matter which event you choose to attend, your experience is sure to be nothing short of memorable.

 

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens Fall 2018 Events

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, a proud Smithsonian affiliate, offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience the performing arts, visual arts, history, and more. With the fall season right around the corner, Snug Harbor has the ideal family friendly events for you. Some new and exciting events to keep track of include the Breakfast of Champignon(s), Family Emergency Preparedness Festival, and more!

Kevin Norton’s Breakfast of Champignon(s)

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On September 20th, Kevin Norton’s Breakfast of Champignon(s) is an ensemble that explores the borderlands of contemporary chamber music, modern jazz and free improvisation.  All the members of the ensemble can claim roots in these various sub-genres of music, while also claiming to be unique, impressive, and sincere contributors on their respective instruments.

STATEN ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Festival

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Meet emergency responders & check out their vehicles and equipment. Meet “Ready Girl” and receive a free collector’s edition comic book and other giveaways, while supplies last. *Please note the Museum does not open until Noon on this festival day.

 

We the People: Black Indians

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We the People: Black Indians in America will utilize Fern Metcalf’s visual storytelling to depict what life is like for black Indians living in the present day United States, while reflecting on their history. Photography will be used to show Mardi Gras Indians and black Indians in their suits, ceremonial dress, and in their everyday lives as Americans. Poems will serve to add to the story line of who they are presently and provide historical context.

“Not-So-Scary” Halloween Celebration

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Our “Not-So-Scary” Halloween celebration! Live entertainment, light dinner, candy, spooky crafts, and of course our famous haunted house! Reservations are required.

Putting Your Garden to Bed (NYC Compost Project)

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Learn how compost, mulch and cover crops can help keep soil protected from the elements.

The events you can attend are endless. Visit http://snug-harbor.org/ to see all of the other events that are constantly going on at Snug Harbor. No matter which event you choose to attend, your experience is sure to be nothing short of memorable.

Couples Tribute: Kevin and Tommy

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Kevin and Tommy’s Broadway themed wedding at Celebrate Snug Harbor was a very theatrical and magical day. Given that Kevin and Tommy live close by to Snug Harbor, they decided to tour our venue and instantly fell in love with the architectural charm and the stunning visuals all over the property.

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However, the real compelling element for them once they arrived at Snug harbor was seeing that there was a Music Hall on property.  Kevin and Tommy are theater buffs and they knew they wanted to incorporate theatrical elements into their big day.  They have seen many shows over the years and toyed with the idea of incorporating theatrical elements into their wedding.  Seeing the Music Hall when they arrived at Snug Harbor was the icing on the cake.

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And really, what’s more theatrical than getting married on the stage of the second oldest theater in the five boroughs? It was a smash hit in their eyes!

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Since Kevin and Tommy had their ceremony on stage in the Music Hall, there wasn’t a need for a ton of decor, and the decor for this wedding inspiration was simple and elegant.

The couple’s creative photographer, Paul Valisiades of Paul V Photography made great use of the grounds on this rainy May day.  He caught these two candidly Singing in the Rain as well as in posed images throughout the grounds of Snug Harbor.

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They showed their love of theater wherever possible. Their reception program was a faux Playbill for their “show,” which they named Say Yes to the Tress.  Kevin and Tommy incorporated this through to their reception that took place in The Upper Great Hall.

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Each table number was also a mocked-up Playbill. The color scheme was wisteria and gray. The floral design team at Lace + Blooms also doubled as Kevin and Tommy’s event planning support.

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Their reception kicked off with the two grooms walking in to “Brave” by Sara Bareilles and continuing into their first dance “The Reason” by Celine Dion.

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The real dance party started when their DJ played “It’s Raining Men” by the Weather Girls.

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The music rocked all night with a packed dance floor and these two sure had a blast on their wedding night.  Every detail of Kevin and Tommy’s wedding was exceptionally and thoughtfully crafted by the couple and their planners.

Kevin and Tommy’s wedding sure was a smash hit!

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When asked what advice they would like to share with other couples planning their big day Kevin and Tommy stated:

“Plan the wedding that you want, and that most authentically represents who you are as a couple. Everyone will have an opinion along the way, but yours is the one that counts, so go with your gut.”

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Thank you, Kevin and Tommy, for inviting us to share these marvelous wedding moments, and Paul V Photography for these gorgeous photographs.

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Wedding Vendors

Florals/Centerpieces/Design: Lace + Blooms

Photography: Paul V Photography

DJ: Sound Explosion

Grooms Tuxes: Acustom Apparel

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens August 2018 Events

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, a proud Smithsonian affiliate, offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience the performing arts, visual arts, history, and more. If you’re looking to have family friendly and noteworthy experiences this August, Snug Harbor has the ideal family friendly events for you. Some new and exciting events to keep track of include the Staten Island Children’s Museum, Horticulture Walks, and more!

Art of the 5: Revisiting Staten Island

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Art of the 5: Revisiting Staten Island presents over 50 works of art by eleven artists who represent a mix of nationalities, genders, and varying degrees of fame and recognition. The participating artists are Alfredo Arcia, Irma Bohorquez-Geisler, Robert Bunkin, Susan Grabel, Lorenzo Hail, Helen Levin, David Jacobsen Loncle, Craig Manister, Bill Murphy, and Stephanie Pierce. Organized by guest curator Debra Vanderburg Spencer, this exhibition encompasses each artist’s unique individual practice. Available all month long!

STATEN ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: CON EDISON SECOND SATURDAY SCIENCE: ASTRONOMY FOR BEGINNERS

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Create your own constellation viewers using everyday materials to gaze at the night sky. Limited to 25 attendees per session. First session is August 11th!

SPOTLIGHT CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRESENTS: MARY POPPINS, JR.

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Your favorite “practically perfect” nanny takes center stage in this “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Broadway adventure based on the classic Disney film! Mary Poppins, JR is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs & exciting dance numbers! A “spoonful of sugar” awaits the entire family with SPOTLIGHT CHILDREN’S THEATRE’s latest production! Two showings on August 11th of 3PM & 7PM!

Horticulture Tour: Tropical Borders Tour

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Rediscover Snug Harbor on one of our summer tours!  On four different Horticulture Tours from June – September, you’ll see how Snug Harbor’s stunning and unique gardens lend beauty to every season.  Learn more than you ever thought possible with these deep dives into our most fascinating flora and foliage.

JOAN CADDELL AND THE MIDNIGHT CHOIR: SNUG HARBOR 2018 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY RCSF

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Kick back with a blanket or a beach chair for our FREE summer concerts!  With the generous support of the Richmond County Savings Foundation, you’ll get to groove to tunes from your favorite local bands with your friends and family—plus play games, eat delicious food, enjoy a beer and wine tasting from Flagship Brewery and Honor Wines, and more.

The events you can attend are endless. Visit http://snug-harbor.org/ to see all of the other events that are constantly going on at Snug Harbor. No matter which event you choose to attend, your experience is sure to be nothing short of memorable.

Couples Tribute – Dina and Mike

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Dina and Mike’s Fall wedding at Celebrate Snug Harbor was elegant and crafted to compliment the couples individual style. Dina and Mike immediately fell in love with the aesthetic of the Great Hall.

Lina Kreisberg, Founder of Lina Kreisberg Wedding Planning and Event Design helped bring the couple’s vision to life with a rich-toned color palette.  Sunflower floral arrangements created by Lydia Andrien of Wyld BK. Dina and Mike fully embraced a formal look and feel while keeping their wedding down-to-Earth. They even managed to show off their inner love for the show “Doctor Who” lite, with special touches that were based in the series.

20171112_untitled_0134-3.jpgThe natural charm and astonishing outdoor views from the windows in the Upper Great Hall was the perfect ceremony setting to officiate their union.

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One of the most significant DIY elements of the wedding was the handmade Chuppah Mike built for the couple to exchange their vows under.

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The couple’s creative photographer, Igor Khodzinskiy of Antigo Studio made great use of the grounds on this crisp, sunny Fall day, snapping photos of the couple in candid moments as well as posed images throughout the grounds of Snug Harbor.

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The evening continued with a dinner reception in The Upper Great Hall.  The oversized windows, barrel ceiling and historic charm of the space was a great compliment to their reception that was equal parts rustic and elegant without losing any of the natural charm of the venue.

Dina and Mike shared their first dance to a very special song called “Moonlight Serenade” by the Glenn Miller Orchestra. It’s a song from a very special episode of “Doctor Who” and fit perfectly into their wedding theme.

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A big thank you to their photographer Igor Khodzinskiy of Antigo Studio who captured it all beautifully!

 

Wedding Vendors

Bridal gown and Bridesmaids dresses – Jenny Yoo https://www.jennyyoo.com/

Cake –  Palermo Bakery – https://palermobakery.com/

Ceremony and cocktail music was provided by Zisl Slepovitch of Litvakus klezmer group.

DJ Gary – Craig Scott Events – http://craigscott.com/?bands=djs

Florals – Lydia Andrien of Wyld BK – https://wyld.nyc/

Photographer was Igor Khodzinskiy of Antigo Studio http://www.antigostudio.com/

Wedding Planner/Day of Coordinator- Lina Kreisberg Wedding Planning and Event Design- http://www.linakreisberg.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens July 2018 Events

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, a proud Smithsonian affiliate, offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience the performing arts, visual arts, history, and more. If you’re looking to have family friendly and noteworthy experiences this July, Snug Harbor has the ideal family friendly events for you. Some new and exciting events to keep track of include the Staten Island Children’s Museum, Horticulture Walks, and more!

Staten Island Children’s Museum: ConEdison Second Saturday Science Solar Speedway:

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Coming up in July, race solar cars to mark the return of electric car Formula-E Racing in NYC! Limited to 25 attendees per session.

Heritage Farm Tour:

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Rediscover Snug Harbor on one of our summer tours! From June – September, you can learn all about Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm, a better-than-organic 2.5 acre sustainable urban farm, now in its seventh growing season. Go behind the scenes at the farm with four different tour options as the seasons change.

Letter Writing for Members of the Military:

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Also for the month of July, join the Staten Island Children’s Museum in this special letter writing workshop as they create cards to mail to active members of our military overseas.

 

Summer Nights Art of Cocktails!

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Guests 21 and over are invited to craft their own cocktails with the expert guidance of Staten Island’s Best Bartender, Danny Ippolito, owner of Bin 5 in Rosebank. Get your staycation on as we explore Ippolito’s carefully curated menu of artisan cocktails while Museum Archivist Gabriella Leone presents photographs and stories from the collection showcasing Staten Island’s unique history as a popular retreat destination during the turn of the 20th century up through midcentury. Each of the three featured drinks will be fashioned out of fresh ingredients (all provided) and skillfully crafted by Ippolito while guests observe and then make their own. Registration recommended.

Public Work’s Shakespeare in the Park:

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On July 29th and August 14th for Twelfth Night, a limited number of vouchers for that night’s performance will be distributed at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on the front porch of Cottage D located on Cottage Road on the grounds of Snug Harbor. Ticket vouchers will be distributed beginning at 12pm (noon) while supplies last, or 2pm, whichever occurs first. Borough distribution dates vary, so be sure to check the borough distribution calendar. Each person (age 5+) may receive up to two (2) tickets, while supplies last.

The events you can attend are endless. Visit http://snug-harbor.org/ to see all of the other events that are constantly going on at Snug Harbor. No matter which event you choose to attend, your experience is sure to be nothing short of memorable.

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