Upcoming Events Calendar

Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes
Mar 24 @ 10:00 AM – Sep 23 @ 5:00 PM

Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes is a large-scale retrospective of paintings by Sarah Yuster, spanning her thirty-year career.  Yuster’s work is subtle and intimate, sparking sentiments from viewers that explain her propensity to invoke a sense of “home.”  Yuster has had notable success as a portraitist, with works in two Smithsonian Museums and top university collections.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 24 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
Admission: Free

Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

The following local businesses have provided generous support to Native Soil: Blue, Bayou and Beso Restaurants, Empire Outlets, Door to Door Realty, Snappy Solutions, Connie Lane Real Estate, and Victory State Bank.

Native Soil is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

2018 NYC DOE Borough Arts Festival
May 18 @ 11:00 AM – Jun 8 @ 5:00 PM

The NYC Department of Education’s Borough Arts Festival- Staten Island is proud to return to the Newhouse Center of Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor to showcase artwork created by students in grades Pre-K through 12 from District 31 and District 75.

The NYC DOE Borough Arts Festival- Staten Island is part of a series of borough-wide events where students will showcase the visual and performing arts projects they’ve worked on throughout the school year at art galleries, theaters, museums, and public spaces. This year, the student visual arts exhibition will feature approximately 180 exquisite pieces of 2D and 3D pieces of art. Initiated in 2015, the Borough Arts Festival showcases and celebrates the visual and performing arts talents and skills of New York City’s public school students.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C &G)
Commons Galleries

Hours for the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art:
Thursday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

$5 general admission (children 5 and under, free)
$4 students/seniors (children between 5-18 years old)

Working Theater presents Alternating Currents
May 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Photo credit: 2015 Alternating Currents workshop photo by Tuda Sarian

When two newly married electricians move to Electchester everything seems perfect: spacious apartment, low rent, friendly neighbors, and an incredibly close-knit community. But as they settle in, they discover how much they may need to give up in order to really belong.
Written by Adam Kraar and directed by Kareem Fahmy, Alternating Currents was commissioned by Working Theater as part of its multi-year, collaborative, community-based theater development and production project the Five Boroughs/One City Initiative.

Music Hall (Building T)
May 22: Pay what you can
May 24 & 25: $25

PASS Dance & Movement Workshop: Experiments in Imagination
May 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Participants will exercise their imagination while exploring elements of Simone Johnson’s PASS performance excerpt emanate. We will create, respond to, and translate different worlds through various media of expression such as sound/voice exercises, drawing, movement exploration and dance-making. This workshop is open to movers of all ages and experience levels. Dancers under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.

Building G | 2nd floor, room G201
Admission: Free | Reservation requested at passemanateworkshop.bpt.me

Simone Johnson’s PASS performance piece emanate explores her personal inquiry of and journey through various expressions of source.  Johnson invites others to experience elements of her creative process in a participatory workshop on May 26 where participants will play with the imagination as source.

Simone Johnson is a Staten Island based collaborative movement and visual artist. She is currently exploring plant life, water and food sovereignty. Simone has a deep interest in exploring and developing experimental, collaborative, community-building and healing processes connected to community dance practice. She also aspires to one day be a nomadic, dancing, plant/fungi medicine making, desert sky gazing, mycelium growing, infused honey making, flower loving, cooking from scratch, fire tending farmer-seedkeeper.

Recent works include “Soil and Seed” performed at Movement for the People Dance Company’s 2017 Winter Intensive Studio Showing, “zero waste talismans: compost altar #3” presented at “Trash Capsules: Archives of Illness, Food and Diaspora”, a performance and visual art event curated by Kiera Bono and Alex Enzo Hope, and a number of works with cre-a-tion dance collective, including “Global Water Dances”, “Eos” and performing in the Apres Avant Garde Festival on the Staten Island Ferry and in front of the Whitehall Terminal, organized by the Dey de Dada Performance Art Collective.

UTA Presents: Love in Bloom
May 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The Love in Bloom showcase has wowed audiences over the years in spirit of the organizations mission of “quickening the creative spirit in the individual and fostering brotherly love.” The night is filled with a variety of artistic expressions (dance, theatre and visual art) exploring the breadth, depth and power of love; conveying love as the supreme emotion, a healing power, and the most valuable gift we all must use toward healing and reconciliation.

This year’s Love in Bloom cast features notable names from stellar jazz, musical and theater productions; recognizable choreographers; dancers and creators within the arts community like; Jeannine Otis; Leopoldo Fleming; Karlus Trapp, Darrell Smith; Dorian Lake; Betty Shirley; Sylvester Scott, and others.

Music Hall
Admission: Adults: $20, Children: $10 | Buy tickets here: www.utasicommunityevents.org

Clipper City Sunset Sail with Manhattan by Sail
May 29 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us for a sunset sail through the heart of New York Harbor on Manhattan by Sail’s Clipper City at the Battery. Watch night fall on Manhattan as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty.  Relax with a drink from our wine/beer open bar.  All proceeds from this event benefit Snug Harbor’s campus and visitor services.

***NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Guests will board and depart from Slip 2 at the south end of Battery Park in lower Manhattan just west of the Staten Island Ferry terminal and Battery Gardens Restaurant.
Guests are advised to arrive 10-15 minutes early, as the boat departs at 7:00 PM sharp.

Admission: $85 | Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/snugharborsail

Manhattan by Sail’s Clipper City at the Battery was built from plans which had been borrowed from the Smithsonian Institution. The newly restored Clipper City with a length of 158 feet and a height topping out at 120 feet can comfortably sail with 149 people, currently the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States! With its sweeping deck, full bar, and a diverse sail plan, this massive schooner along with its attentive crew sails daily from Battery Park, providing guests with a unique way of experiencing the sites of Manhattan from the waterfront.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s historic 83-acre campus is one of the largest ongoing adaptive reuse projects in America, with 28 structures, 14 unique botanical gardens, 10 acres of wetlands, and a two-acre urban farm.  Our mission is to provide a vibrant, regional cultural destination that offers dynamic programming in the arts, education, horticulture, agriculture, and recreation for diverse cultures and all ages while ensuring a well-managed campus for all residents of Staten Island and surrounding communities.

Art Lab: Deadline to Apply for Summer Studio Scholarship Program
May 31 @ 12:00 AM – 11:45 PM
Art Lab: Deadline to Apply for Summer Studio Scholarship Program

Art Lab, Building H

Art Lab’s Summer Studio Scholarship Program (SSSP) is a six-week summer intensive program for teens and adults. 3 full days a week. Applications are available all year round. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018. Program begins July 2, 2018.

Learn more: www.artlabsi.org or 718-447-8667 for more details

Rose Garden Party
May 31 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Spend an afternoon strolling among Snug Harbor’s heirloom roses at their peak.

On the Rose Garden pathways will be cafe tables and chairs for sitting, sipping ice tea, and enjoying homemade sweets as well as cheeses and fruits.

All proceeds support Snug Harbor’s gardens and horticulture program.  Join us to spend time with friends, support the gardens, and of course to take time and smell the roses!

Meet at Rose Garden
Admission: $60 | Buy tickets at http://www.christinasdaytrips.com/

History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour
Jun 2 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rediscover Snug Harbor on one of our summer tours with hidden time capsules, statues, murder, ghost sightings and more!  The History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor tour brings you through our 83-acre site and reveals the history of our 19th century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds.

History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour: Tours begin at 11:00 AM
June 2, 16, 30| July 14, 28 | August 11, 25 | September 8, 22

Meet at Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road near the Carl Grillo Glass House
General Admission $10 ($8 for Snug Harbor Members and seniors)
Buy tickets here: historyandmysteriestour.bpt.me

Enjoy a 10% discount at Harbor Eats when you present your tour ticket through September 30, 2018 (subject to Harbor Eats operating hours).

Thriller Filler Spiller Planting Workshop
Jun 2 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Thrillers, fillers, and spillers are container plantings combining texture, fragrance, and color.  Learn how to create a long-lasting show stopper that will brighten your home through the season.  Just wear your gardening gloves and bring your own medium-sized (approx. 10x10x12”) container.  We’ll provide the rest, including the professional horticulturist to guide you and answer all your questions.

Meet in front of the Carl Grillo Glass House
Admission: $35 | Buy tickets at thriller.bpt.me