Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Main Hall- Building C
Opening Reception: March 26, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Exhibit open from March 26, 2017-September 3, 2017
Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
The DNA of Water exhibition considers how water has traditionally and simultaneously functioned as border, passageway, and gateway. Using Thomas More’s 1516 book, Utopia, as a jumping off point, curator Sasha Dees invites audiences to ask the questions: How do we as a people relate to our history, our present and future? Are we willing to question history and adapt in the present? Are we willing and able to continuously make the needed changes and reform ourselves to be equipped for the future?
Curated by Sasha Dees, featuring the work of Deborah Jack, Petri Saarikko, Sasha Huber and Simone Bennett.
This project is in part made possible by: Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland & VISEK (for Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko), Mondriaan Foundation (for the work by Simone Bennett).
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
The Commons Gallery | Building G
$5 Gallery Admission ($4 Students/Seniors/Members. Free for children under 12.)
Exhibition lasts from April 26-June 25
Opening Reception: Sat, May 6, 2017, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM (Free Admission)
Support your favorite local artists in Botany and Beauty, a group show celebrating art inspired by Snug Harbor’s gardens, plants, and flowers.
Plants give us the air we breathe and the food we eat through the oxygen and sugars produced by photosynthesis. That same process nourished the very origins of life over 400 million years ago. Plants also sustain us on a spiritual level, giving us continuity, peace, and inspiring botanical gardens like Snug Harbor.
In Botany and Beauty, the artists express their gratitude to our local flora through sculpture, painting, printmaking, and mixed media.
Artists: Larry Anderson, Mary Bullock, Anthony Butera, Richard Capuozzo, Brendan Coyle, Steve Foust, Griselda Healy, Patti Kelly, Ann Marie McDonnell, Bill Murphy, John Naughton, Kurt Novak, Andrea Phillips, Vincent Verdi, Universal Temple of the Arts
Curator: Mary Bullock
The entrance to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is located at the front of Building C. Summer hours are Wed-Sun, 10AM-5PM.
Join us in the South Meadow for the 9th annual Polish Festival celebrating the Polish-American heritage. There is live music, bouncy houses, plenty of food and drinks such as grilled sausages, pierogi, and Polish beer. There is a raffle which includes plenty of prizes such as trips to certain locations, a tablet, bicycle, and gift baskets. The admission fee ($10 for adults, children under 13 free) includes a ticket for the raffle.
Join us to learn about Tuscan culture and Italian garden traditions in Snug Harbor’s Richmond County Savings Foundation Tuscan Garden. Modeled after the Villa Gamberaia in Florence, you’ll see how the Tuscan Garden is a classic example of formal Renaissance-era garden elements, including reflecting pools, topiary, period plantings, and a green amphitheater. Greg Lord, Snug Harbor’s Director of Horticulture, will lead the walk and answer questions.
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.
Noble Maritime Collection (Building D)
CloseKnit, the Noble Maritime Collection’s longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen’s Church Institute’s Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining them, or tell a knitter that you know!
Compost Demonstration Site
Think making and applying compost tea is too difficult? This workshop will walk you through a simple DIY brewing system that will cost under $25 and give you tips on making and applying compost tea properly. Get ready to transform your gardening game in a big way.
Opening Reception: July 8, 2:00 -4:00 PM | Free admission
David Saul sets out with his camera to find all kinds of scenes in the streets of New York City. Points of View is a show inspired by the cityscapes of Manhattan, Staten Island, and South Florida, connecting them through their varied landscapes and interesting juxtapositions.
From the artist:
“The work shown here was done primarily in New York City and South Florida. Some days I set out with my camera and find all kinds of things to photograph. But there are days that I walk and walk around and can’t find anything at all to photograph, trying as hard as I can.
What you see here are the better days…I hope you agree and enjoy.”