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/ !

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Winter Wedding Favors

Finding the perfect wedding favor that sums you up as a couple can sometimes be a challenge.  Personality, seasonality and functionality, should all come into play when creating the perfect thank you to friends and family.  Bridal Guide lends us some inspiration for unique and fun winter wedding favors your guests will be sure to love.

gloves favors

Who doesn’t need a pair of gloves over the winter? These favors are perfect because you can choose colors to match your wedding color scheme.

mason jar wedding favor

Everyone loves goodies in a mason jar! Try putting together yours and spouse’s favorite hot cocoa or cookie recipe in a mason jar for guests to make on a cold day.

hot chocolate wedding favor

Hot cocoa stirrers are a fun treat for all wedding guests!

smores lollipops

S’mores lollipops are perfect for any cold winter day. The snowflake marshmallows are also an adorable touch.

macaron winter favor

If you’re looking for a classic gift with a winter twist, try giving out macarons with winter decor on them.

pine cone fire starter favor

If you’re looking for something truly unique, consider these pine cone fire starters. They are pinecones dipped in beeswax, which helps get the fire going when you need it to.

Winter is the season of giving and so you want to give your guests a favor they’ll love. You can gather inspiration from the spirit of the season so that your gift is practical and adorable. For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

How to Pick the Best Color Schemes for Your Wedding Season

It is common for every bride to feel undecided as to what the best color scheme for her wedding should be. While finding a group of colors that go well together, there are other factors that need to be taken into account so that you can look at your wedding pictures loving the cohesion of hues rather than second guessing your final choices. It is so important to include your favorite colors, but don’t forget to consider the season and the wedding space.

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Choose colors that make you both happy. Consider your favorite color and your hubby-to-be’s favorite color and try to find a common color that will make the two of you happy to see on your big day. As in the featured photo below of the Tuscan Garden at Celebrate at Snug Harbor, there is a beautiful mixture of colors from the scattered rose petals, floral arrangements, dress, and ties of the groom and his father. While the colors vary, they blend beautifully together.

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Tuscan Garden at Celebrate at Snug Harbor

Seasonal Tones:

The season in which you get married is crucial when choosing your color theme. If you’re looking for tones of blush, powder blue, or pastel yellow, you’ll want to consider a spring wedding so that it matches with spring flowers and greenery. In the featured photo, it’s clear to see how well the pink flowers and alter blend with the trees and grass of the Celebrate at Snug Harbor garden. Summer weddings call for more vibrant colors, such as champagne, purple, or orange. For a fall wedding, you’ll want to consider having one bold color and a few others to compliment the focal color, such as a burgundy with beige and cream. Lastly, if opting for a winter wedding, you’ll want deep pine green with shades of white to highlight the theme of winter.

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Tuscan Garden at Celebrate at Snug Harbor

The Space:

While it’s great to have color themes in mind, it’s best to book your venue before solidifying the color choices for your wedding. In the first feature photo, you’ll see the bride and groom have elegantly matched the woodwork of the door to their birch canopy. The ivory and royal blue tones of the walls are cohesive with the bride’s peach hair piece, blush carnations, and the groom’s navy suit. Don’t forget to look for a space with lots of natural sunlight, if you’re planning an indoor ceremony. The natural light of the Art Gallery at Celebrate at Snug Harbor brings out the peach details to match the navy tones for the wedding guests to see.

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Art Gallery at Celebrate at Snug Harbor

However, if you’re planning an outdoor wedding ceremony, try to let the venue’s outdoor details become your wedding color theme. In the photo of Celebrate at Snug Harbor’s Chinese Scholar Garden, there’s no need for additional colors or a separate theme with the lush greenery. Depending on your venue, your color scheme may already be chosen for you without you even realizing it!

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Chinese Garden at Celebrate at Snug Harbor

Although color schemes are very important for a wedding ceremony and reception, it doesn’t have to be a complicated decision-making process. Your venue sometimes provides the inspiration you’ve been looking for. Celebrate at Snug Harbor offers 83-acres of property to find colors to inspire you for almost any season!

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