Upcoming Events Calendar

Oct
14
Sat
Open House New York: Campus Tour
Oct 14 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Meet at North Gate on Richmond Terrace (across the street from the S40 bus stop)
Free admission

Join us for a tour of one of the largest and most ambitious adaptive reuse projects in the country: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Your tour’s discussion will involve the history of the site, urban architectural preservation, the aesthetics of monumentalism, and a thousand and one unique design elements of our landmarked buildings.

Soil Reboot: Compost & Green Manures (NYC Compost Project)
Oct 14 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Compost Demonstration Site
Free Admission | Registration requested

Explore cover cropping strategies that return fertility back to the land.  By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to hand-sow a fall cover crop mix to shelter and enrich the soil.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Turn & Learn: Compost Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
Oct 14 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Always the first Wednesday, second Saturday, and third Saturday of the month from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Meet at Compost Demonstration Site (Map to Demonstration Site)
Free Admission | Registration requested

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container.  Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited. Registration is strongly recommended.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Oct
15
Sun
Noble Maritime Collection: Sea Shanty Session
Oct 15 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

SeaShanty

Noble Maritime Collection (Building D) 
FREE admission

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! The Noble Maritime Collection holds a session on the third Sunday of every month.

The Noble Maritime Collection’s public programs are supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the New York City Council.

Art Lab: Hiroko Otani – Japanese Culture Day 2017 ‘Urashima Taro’
Oct 15 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Art Lab (Building H, 2nd Fl)
Free Admission

This program will feature interdisciplinary art collaborations, based and influenced by the Japanese folktale ‘Urashima Taro.’ Participants will be able to experience Japanese folk arts and Japanese dance workshops along with performances in Asian fusion dance and Japanese traditional music demonstrations. Otani will also provide origami, calligraphy, and sumi painting workshops during the event.

Open House New York: Campus Tour
Oct 15 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Meet at North Gate on Richmond Terrace (across the street from the S40 bus stop)
Free admission

Join us for a tour of one of the largest and most ambitious adaptive reuse projects in the country: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Your tour’s discussion will involve the history of the site, urban architectural preservation, the aesthetics of monumentalism, and a thousand and one unique design elements of our landmarked buildings.

Oct
16
Mon
Staten Island Museum: Meditation 101
Oct 16 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Staten Island Museum, Building A
Free with Museum Admission

A guided meditation in our Infinite Compassion gallery. Dress comfortably.

Oct
21
Sat
Farm & Garden Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wednesdays: September 6, October 4, November 1 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Meet at Heritage Farm (Site 24)
Saturdays: September 16, October 21, November 18 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Meet at Compost Demonstration Garden (Site 23)

Free Admission | Registration requested

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, composting, etc. Bring a water bottle, sun hat, closed toe shoes, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

MVMT: Sketches
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 31 @ 4:00 PM

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)

General admission to the Newhouse Center is $5 ($4 for students/seniors, free for Snug Harbor Members), and summer hours are Wed-Sun, 10 AM-5 PM.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

In MVMT: Sketches, interdisciplinary artist Brandon Perdomo reacts to the interconnectivity of personalities that enter his social-scape in a nonlinear state of flux and awe.  His photo series is an ongoing study of the contour the body and how storytelling is expressed with the skeletal-medium.  On display will be photographs created with an international display of MVMT artists, as well as recent performative exploration and collaborations.

An artist talk with Perdomo (free with gallery admission) is scheduled for December 2, 2017, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

This exhibit is made possible in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation. 

Staten Island in Movement
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 31 @ 4:00 PM

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
General admission to the Newhouse Center is $5 ($4 for students/seniors, free for Snug Harbor Members), and summer hours are Wed-Sun, 10 AM-5 PM.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Free admission

Staten Island in Movement activates varying environments through movement. Rosita Roldan, professional dancer and choreographer for over 35 years, uses photography to capture the beauty of local dancers as they meld into the landscape.

A panel presentation and artist talk with Roldan (free with gallery admission) is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 PM in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

This exhibit is supported in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.