Upcoming Events Calendar

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. 

Staten Island Museum: Super Science – Bending Light
Oct 21 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Staten Island Museum, Building A
$10/$5 Museum Members (Includes Museum Admission)

8-13 year-olds are to be accompanied by an adult.
Make a lens and see how your eye manipulates the light that enters it.

Supported in part by TD Bank and Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Turn & Learn: Compost Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
Oct 21 @ 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

Universal Temple of the Arts Presents Staten Island JAZZ Festival 30
Oct 21 @ 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Music Hall (Building T)
Admission:
Advance Tickets: $20 for adults | $10 for children under 18.
Door Tickets: $25 for adults | $15 for children under 18.

Universal Temple of the Arts (UTA) will present Staten Island JAZZ Festival 29 on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 2PM until 7PM at the historic Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.  This 30th annual celebration will feature performances showcasing the depth and breadth of jazz music, dance, song, art and spoken word.  This year’s featured performers include NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris, Reggie Workman, Winard Harper, Kiane Zawadi, Leopoldo Fleming Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble, Betty Shirley, Karlus Trapp and more!

UTA’s Staten Island JAZZ Festival 30 is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional public support has been provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, Con Edison and FerryAds.com.

For more information, visit www.utasi.org

Oct
22
Sun
Staten Island Museum: Meditation 101
Oct 22 @ 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.

Richmond County Orchestra: From Russia with Love
Oct 22 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Music Hall (Building T)
Admission: $15 | BUY TICKETS HERE

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.”

Oct
28
Sat
Halloween Harbor
Oct 28 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Mad science, haunted history, parties, and performances: experience it all at Halloween Harbor on October 28!

Get your tickets here: bit.ly/halloweenharbor17

We’ll have double the toil and trouble with activities all over campus from Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum.  Enjoy family friendly treats by day with your favorite young ghouls and wizards, along with festive tricks and haunts by night after the kids go to bed.

Event passes for all activities on Saturday, October 28 are $5 per person and free for children under 1 year.  Your Saturday event pass also includes access to all museums and attractions within Snug Harbor during their normal operating hours.  All Ghost Tours of Snug Harbor are ticketed separately. Membership benefits will be honored at respective institutions.

We are deeply grateful to NYS Assemblymember Matthew Titone for his generous support of this event. Additional support is provided by the Richmond County Savings Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Stop & Shop.

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Pumpkin Painting – South Meadow (Rain location: Building P lobby)
– Celebrate harvest on the South Meadow! Get yourself a pumpkin and decorate it with paints and your imagination.

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Van Gogh, Goblin Games, Goo, and Gobs More – Bldg M
– 12:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Get slimed, play Halloween games, and conduct mad scientist experiments with electricity at the Staten Island Children’s Museum.
– 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM:  Join the Monster Mash dance party and costume parade through the Staten Island Children’s Museum and into the meadow.

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Magical Museum – Bldg A
– Come investigate the weirdest and most magical objects in the Staten Island Museum’s collection through art making with Art Lab and science experiments. Perfect for young wizards and mad scientists!

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Mysterious Harbor – Bldg D, 1st Fl
– You’ll never see your neighborhood in the same way again after this lecture and slideshow at the Noble Maritime Collection on eerie and strange occurrences at Snug Harbor and on Staten Island, led by notable historian Pat Salmon.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PASS: In the Pines – Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Bldgs C&G
– In the Pines, a dance-theater piece performed by Patrice Miller, questions the normalizing of violence in American culture through the pop aesthetics of the folk tradition of murder ballads. Part of the monthly Performing Arts Salon Saturdays (PASS) series. Recommended for viewers aged 13+.

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Monster’s Ball – Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Bldgs C&G
– The freakiest spirits come out to play once the kids have gone to bed.  Dance and mingle the night away in your best Halloween regalia at this after-hours party. 21+.

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Ghost Tour – $20 (sold separately)
– Is Snug Harbor haunted?  You can be the judge of that. Join seasoned paranormal investigators for special 90 minute ghost tours of Snug Harbor buildings typically closed to the public. Learn the rich history and hear the stories of paranormal activity at the Governors House, Building K, Cottage A, and the Music Hall.

Staten Island Museum: Intro to Tai Chi
Oct 28 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Staten Island Museum, Building A
Free with Museum Admission

Tai Chi is a powerful healing practice, a moving meditation, and a non-contact martial art all in one. Join instructor Jonathan Bricklin in the Infinite Compassion gallery. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call 718.727.1135 or visit www.StatenIslandMuseum.org.