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!


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

Compost 101

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


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


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 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 Events to Attend

Snug Harbor, 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 summer, look no further than Snug Harbor. Some new and exciting events to keep track of include the special performance event, Using Art to Envision the Future, as well as the Green Gallery Exhibition, and the New York Philharmonic free indoor concert at Snug Harbor’s Music Hall!

Family Workshops:

The Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc offers free art workshops for the family. On Saturday, June 17th from 1PM-3PM, you’ll be able to attend the art created by families as a way to envision the future.  Families worked together in a series of 3 workshops to create songs, movement, artwork, and puppetry to tell their vision of the future. Space is limited to attend this special event, so register using the link!

Lincoln Collage

The Green Gallery:

If you’re looking to experience an event that compliments the spectacular botanical gardens and heritage farm Snug Harbor offers, consider the Visual Arts’ Green Gallery. Sprout to Mouth, the latest exhibition of the Green Gallery, is an interactive, multimedia, farm-to-table exhibition designed to showcase the evolution of farming as well as the history behind the desire to rebuild the Snug Harbor Heritage Farm. You’ll be able to walk through this exhibition, while also learning how it follows the educational state standards adopted by New York City. You’ll even see a mock-kitchen that helps students and visitors witness the necessary tools needed to harvest, prepare, and sample fresh produce on site! Check out the link to learn more about how to attend this one-of-a-kind exhibition!


New York Philharmonic: Free Indoor Concert

The perfect Father’s Day experience, the New York Philharmonic is offering a free indoor concert on June 18th, from 3PM-4PM. Experience the virtuosity and passion of New York Philharmonic musicians playing chamber music masterpieces at a Free Indoor Concert, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, in Snug Harbor’s stunning Music Hall. The Free Indoor Concert complements the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer. This is an experience you won’t want to miss! Find out how to register here:

New York Philharmonic

To learn more about all that Snug Harbor has to offer, visit their calendar to keep up with dates, times, and unique events for everyone in your family!

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