Announcing Halloween Harbor

A full day of site-wide Halloween-themed activities for children, families, and adults

Release date October 10, 2017

Staten Island, NY – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum are pleased to announce Halloween Harbor, a brand new site-wide event on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM.  A full day of activities and programming will be provided by all campus partners at Snug Harbor on 1000 Richmond Terrace, with family-friendly fun during the day and spookier festivities for teens and adults in the evening.

“We’re excited to be collaborating on a major site-wide event for the first time in years,” said the executive directors of the partner organizations in a joint statement. “The fact that we have so many incredible cultural institutions co-located on an historic and beautiful property is what makes Snug Harbor such a unique destination. Whether you’ve never visited or are a regular guest, Halloween Harbor is the perfect chance to enjoy a day of activities–and hopefully check out one of our regular attractions that you’ve always been curious about.”

Guests young and old are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and festive attire.  Guests can purchase tickets at  Tickets to Halloween Harbor activities are $5 per person and free for children under 1 year.  Tickets also include access to all museums and attractions within Snug Harbor during their normal operating hours.  Membership benefits will be honored at all institutions.  The campus partners 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.

“I am truly excited for the opportunity to fund Halloween Harbor, a collaborative event among all of the amazing institutions located on the grounds of Snug Harbor,” said NYS Assemblymember Matthew Titone. “Not only will this first-of-its-kind festival be a showcase for the grounds and all that they have to offer, but it will also present the constituent groups the unique opportunity to highlight programming that occurs throughout the year. It’s a great chance for Staten Islanders, both young and old alike, to enjoy a fun filled day.”

The full schedule of activities is as follows:

South Meadow and Building P lobby | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Celebrate harvest on the Heritage Farm! Get yourself a pumpkin and decorate it with paints and your imagination.

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

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

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

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art | Bldgs C&G 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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 Snug Harbor’s monthly Performing Arts Salon Saturdays (PASS) series. Recommended for viewers aged 13+.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art | Bldgs C&G 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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+.

$20 (sold separately) | Meet in Music Hall parking lot
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM and 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
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 of the Governor’s House, Building K, Cottage A, and the Music Hall, and hear the stories of paranormal activity.

For Immediate Release
Contact Meredith Sladek | | 718-425-3515
or Rachel Somma | | 718-483-7117