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.

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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.

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.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens Spring 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 coming spring, Snug Harbor has unique events for you. Some new and exciting events to keep track of include the Into The Woods production, Richmond County Orchestra, Horticulture Walks and more!

Into the Woods:

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The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with a little help from Stephen Sondheim in Into the Woods, an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Catch the show times: March 17th, 18th, 24th, & 25th!

Flowering Tree & Shrub Walk:

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The magnolias, cherry blossoms, mahonia, jasmine, and redbud flourish in our unique NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden.  Come see the glory of the NYCSG in the spring and learn about the long-standing horticultural tradition that seeks to find beauty in all seasons.  Your tour tickets include admission to the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden for the rest of the day after the walk. This event is rain or shine on April 7th at 1:00PM.

Richmond County Orchestra:

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“Richmond County Orchestra at the Movies” features popular songs from movies including music by John Williams used in Star Wars, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, Superman, and more. Featured performances include the Brighton Heights Reformed Church Youth Orchestra, a world premiere by composer Gregory Houston, and movie favorites Somewhere over the Rainbow and Let It Go performed by Alison Madill.

Beauty And The Beast in May!

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Spotlight Theatre Company is proud to present Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, featuring some of your favorite Disney characters.
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.

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.

Snug Harbor Winter 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 summer, look no further than Snug Harbor. Some new and exciting events to keep track of include the Edible Island Market & Tasting Pub, an Evergreen Walk through the gardens, as well as a New Year’s Eve Day Party for families to enjoy together!

Edible Island Market:

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On December 2nd, wine and dine your way through a market full of delicious local and regional treats to give this holiday season! Since the farmer’s market season has ended, the Museum is bringing these artisanal tastes, bites, and gift-able take-homes indoors! Specialty items from the purveyors of mouthwatering edible goods, expertly curated by Staten Island Advance Food Editor, Pamela Silvestri, will be for sale. Some spectacular features include signature dressings, raw honey, gourmet pastries, kosher artisan chocolates, and more!

Evergreen Walk:

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End the year with a wonderful evergreen walk on December 30th. Stroll the campus with us and see the different types of broadleaf and needle leaf evergreens growing at Snug Harbor. The walk includes the Pond Garden, the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, Tuscan Garden, and White Garden.

New Year’s Eve Day Party:

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On December 31st, between 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, ring in the New Year at the Children’s Museum! Celebrate with music, games, crafts, and light refreshments. Count down to 2018!
No matter which event you choose to attend, your experience is sure to be nothing short of memorable. To learn about more events offered, visit http://snug-harbor.org/ !

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: 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.

Happenings at the Harbor

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 coming fall, Snug Harbor has unique events for you. Some new and exciting events to keep track of include the Autumn Moon Festival, Richmond County Orchestra, Opera Exposures, as well as a Fall Horticulture Walk through the gardens!

Autumn Moon Festival:

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Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, storytelling, tours, demonstrations of martial arts and Tai Chi, food, lessons in Chinese calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival. The Autumn Moon Festival spotlights Snug Harbor’s NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and celebrates the seasonal harvest fest in East Asia, which dates back to at least 2000 B.C. Learn more about how to attend here! https://goo.gl/6oZyuo

The Richmond County Orchestra:

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The Richmond County Orchestra’s “From Russia with Love” theme marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution.  Music by Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto #1 will be featured, played by Staten Island’s own Dan Auerbach, as well Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Symphony #5.  Kids in attendance will enjoy a performance of music from Disney’s Fantasia, the Tetris theme, and “Flight of the Bumblebee.”

Opera Exposures:

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Opera Exposures will perform arias and duets from “La traviata,” Verdi’s opera based on the novel La Dame aux Camelias by Alexander Dumas. Learn more about how to attend here! https://goo.gl/oYgGQe
Fall Foliage Horticulture Walk:

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Wander the Snug Harbor campus when the fall colors are at their most beautiful.  The Fall Foliage Tour begins at the Carl Grillo Glasshouse and continues through the Pond Garden, ending in the NY Chinese Scholar’s garden. Learn more about how to attend here! https://goo.gl/eRwahi
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 Summer 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 summer, look no further than Snug Harbor. Some new and exciting events to keep track of include the Boogie Woogie Wednesday, Turn & Learn: Compost in NYC, as well as a Horticulture Walk through the gardens!

July Children’s Events:

Each Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm in July and August, the Staten Island Children’s Museum is open for free. Explore the exhibits for two hours followed by an interactive dance program, where dancers demonstrate a specific cultural dance and invite Museum visitors to learn new moves! Boogie Woogie Wednesday is an event supported by the Staten Island Delegation of the NYC Council and Dunkin Donuts. On July 12th, experience Belly Dancing, learn Irish Step Dancing on July 19th, and give Mexican Folk Dancing a try on July 26th!

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Register here!

Turn & Learn About Compost:

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help make compost. Admission is free and the event takes place the first Wednesday of each month, as well as the second and third Saturday’s of each month all between 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This is a hands on learning event, so bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

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Register here!

August Horticulture Garden Walks:

If you love gardens and history, you’ll love the Snug Harbor Horticulture Walks offered in the varied seasonal gardens. Offered throughout the seasons, you can enjoy learning about the history of each garden while walking through them! The featured photo captures the next Horticulture Walk scheduled for the summer: a Tropical Border Walk on August 3rd from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. In this walk, you’ll learn all about one of Snug Harbor’s most popular summer gardens: the Tropical Border at the Tribute Center.  There are amazing cannas, dahlias, gladiolus, and pineapple lily planted with tropical gingers, elephant ears, and angel trumpets.  You’ll get to explore the plants in flower with Greg Lord, Snug Harbor’s Director of Horticulture.

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Learn how to register here!

No matter which event you choose to attend, your experience is sure to be nothing short of memorable. To learn about more events offered, visit http://snug-harbor.org/ !

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