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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Step Into This Season’s Must-have Bridal Shoes

While you can never go wrong with a classic white sandal or simple closed toe shoe for your wedding day, 2018 trends are giving brides a chance to have some fun with their wedding day foot-wear. Check out our favorite trends, highlighted by Harper’s Bazaar!

Jeweled Embellishment:

Favorites of ours include recent Celebrate brides with a jewel-embellished sandals, giving them the ability to match their shoes with their jewelry for your wedding day.  

 

Tassels!

Everyone loves a touch of tassel! This classic sandal allows you to keep your look simple, but also have a little fun with a discrete trend.

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Rouche Trim:

A fun new trend is a rouche lining on the strap of your sandal. This is a delicate touch that stands out!

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Classic with a Twist:

These white Valentino studs are the perfect touch for a bride with an indoor/outdoor wedding. The open back and closed toe make them appropriate for any setting.

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A recent Celebrate bride also included this elegant white sandal with an intricate strap for her wedding look!

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There’s no wrong shoe trend to choose for your wedding day. Shopping for shoes is a great way to get excited about your big day. Just make sure your shoes fit the venue so you can be comfortable all day and night! To get more ideas for your wedding day look, check out our Pinterest page!

Spring Wedding Colors

With spring just around the corner, there is no better time to start thinking of floras and color accents for your wedding day. Today’s blog features images Celebrate couples have used to compliment the stunning grounds located at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens.  Check out this post from WeddingWire pinpointing the latest color trends.

Colors: Deep Hues & Black Accents

Vivid hues of burgundy, forest green, purple, gold and fuchsia go perfectly with the grounds of Celebrate Snug Harbor.

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Colors: Metallics

Using metallic to accentuate the details is a great way to add a touch of elegance to the day. A recent wedding at Celebrate Snug Harbor, created custom napkins embellished with a special message from the bride and groom scripted in metallic text.  

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Colors: Greens & Greenery!

Having a hard time choosing between colors to pair together? Try adding varied greenery to your floral arrangements and bouquets as a unique way to tie in mixed colors. When getting married at Celebrate Snug Harbor, the lush gardens surround you with greenery so you don’t have to plan too much!

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Gorgeous photos on your wedding day are a big part of what makes hosting your wedding day at Celebrate Snug Harbor so special.  The property’s 83 grounds, multiple gardens, water features, historical architecture and working farm provide infinite photo opportunities to create lasting memories.

Wedding Party Photo Musts

Your wedding day is meant for you to enjoy the day with the people you love most. One of the best parts about being in a bridal party is getting to enjoy the day exclusively with the bride and groom. Consult with your photographer about capturing these special moments. We’ve highlighted a few stunning bridal party photos taken at Celebrate at Snug Harbor to provide you with some inspiration!

Groomsmen Shots:

Celebrate at Snug Harbor has 83 acres of gorgeous grounds to make your backdrop photos beautiful. Gather with your groomsmen near one of our 26 elegant buildings.

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Photo credit: Philip Siciliano
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Photo credit: Eryc Perez de Tagle

 

Bridal Party:

Celebrate at Snug Harbor, along with offering 26 elegant Greek Revival, Beaux -Arts, Italianate and Victorian buildings, also offers stunning botanical gardens for various photo backdrops. Gather with your best girls in our stunning gardens or our newly renovated bridal suite for endless photo opportunities.

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Photo credit: Philip Siciliano
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Photo credit: Eryc Perez de Tagle

 

The Whole Party:

But don’t forget the most important photos: the ceremony! Stand in front of our formal water features in our Tuscan Garden or stand in front of your romantic wedding arch during the ceremony so the most priceless moment of your wedding day can be captured with the people you love most.

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Photo credit: Olli Studios
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Photo credit: Olli Studio
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Photo credit: Dream Life Photography
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Photo credit: 1314 Studio Photography

Celebrate is a quick ride from Manhattan, Queens, or Brooklyn. Reach out today to see how Celebrate can be the ideal venue for your wedding day! Call 718-442-2700 or 212 228 1672 or email events@celebrate-snug.com.

Holiday Events Ideas at Celebrate at Snug Harbor

Celebrate at Snug Harbor is truly a unique venue that is ideal for hosting a wedding, engagement party, anniversary party, or holiday event. Snug Harbor’s expansive grounds are an ideal setting for entertaining large groups of corporate clients for holiday gatherings, team building activities, and cocktail parties.

As you plan your next anniversary party or family gathering, consider placing a long serving table in front of our oversized Palladian windows for family to gather around and enjoy the view of the gardens in the background.

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If you’re looking to host a corporate holiday gathering, our Great Hall can accommodate up to 350 guests. This is perfect for a brief meeting and a delicious dinner and cocktails by Relish Caterers!

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However, if you’re hoping to host corporate holiday party with no meeting, our Great Hall can be transformed into a beautiful reception space to make your employees feel like they’re attending the holiday event of the year!

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Our team of Event Designers works closely with clients to design and produce “one of a kind” events. When you arrive, all you’ll have to worry about is making sure you’re enjoying yourself and celebrating the special occasion during the holiday season!

Holiday Events to Host at Celebrate

The holidays are right around the corner and findings unique locations to host your holiday event can be difficult if you wait too long. With over 80 acres of stunning grounds, Celebrate at Snug Harbor offers a space for every holiday event: corporate, anniversary, family gathering, and a holiday wedding!

Corporate Holiday Events:

For corporate events, consider our Great Hall Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 350 guests for a seated dinner, or more for a cocktail event. With 40 foot ceilings ensconced with Palladian windows and authentic woodwork, your company and their guests will love their unique and elegant surroundings.

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Family Gathering:

It can be difficult to get everyone together for the holidays. Celebrate is conveniently located in Staten Island and is only a short ferry ride or drive from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’ll be the perfect urban oasis for you and your family to escape to. Consider hosting your family holiday gathering in our Gallery, which can accommodate between 75-150 guests comfortably.  You and your family can enjoy the holidays by enjoying all the property has to offer without having to prepare a thing!

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Holiday Wedding or Anniversary Celebration:

Whether it’s for a wedding or momentous occasion, such as an anniversary or milestone birthday, Celebrate has the added benefit of offering one of a kind spaces for photo opportunities. The expansive Botanical Garden & Cultural Center features a hornbeam tree tunnel, bamboo garden, and a Chinese Scholar Garden with unique architecture and a rich history to make your celebration even more special.

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Celebrate at Snug Harbor is also owned and operated by Relish Caterers, who are renowned for their culinary innovation and impeccable service. With a team of Event Designers working closely with you, your event will be everything you want and more for the holidays!

 

Photo credit: Whimsy Weddings, Premier Digital Weddings, SMC Nulty, & other photographers.

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