May 3-4, 2014 Snug Harbor In Bloom Festival

May 3-4, 2014 Snug Harbor In Bloom Festival
May 3-4, 2014 Snug Harbor In Bloom Festival
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Two hundred trees will be given away on a first-come-first-served basis on Sunday, May 4, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the east parking lot.

On Saturday, families will be able to visit the Health and Wellness Plaza where topics such as nutrition, composting and soil testing will be discussed. Guided tours of the Snug Harbor campus and Heritage Farm will also be available on Saturday. Snug Harbor’s galleries and the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden will be open with free admission both days, and visitors will be able to purchase plants and seedlings on both Saturday and Sunday, while supplies last.

The two-day program will feature a diversity of live entertainment and performances. From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 3, the New York Chinese Cultural Center will perform a program featuring a taste of authentic Chinese culture in traditional dance under the tent at the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden. There will be a $5 admission charge for this program to benefit the restoration of the Scholar’s Garden.

Also on Saturday, at 2:00 PM on the Gazebo Lawn, Snug Harbor will partner with Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute to present a Carnegie Kids Concert with Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours. The Grammy-nominated group, which blends progressive jazz with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, has been designed Latino Masters by the National Education Association.

The entertainment continues on Sunday on the Gazebo Lawn. At 10:30 AM, Spring Dance Suite will be presented by Staten Island Dance Jam, organized by Laura Neese. At 11:10 AM, art/folk/rock group, Cadre, will perform Cadre-Tonic, an original music showcase, followed at 12:00 by Allergic to B’s rock & roots band. At 1:00 PM, Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater will present DanceAlive and an interactive choreography workshop for teens at 2:00 PM.