COVID-19

A message from Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden about Coronavirus/COVID-19

The safety and health of our Snug Harbor visitors and community is always our top priority. We are closely following the direction of our city and state health and elected officials in regards to monitoring and containing COVID-19.

New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days. If you are traveling to NYC from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Travel Health Form.


We’re excited to announce that the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden will reopen to the public on October 3, 2020. Learn more about the garden, as well as its hours and admission, here.

The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art will remain closed through early 2021.


Snug Harbor’s main outdoor grounds and gardens remain open to all for socially distant exploration and strolling.  We hope that despite the disruptions to daily life that this situation presents, you will still be able to enjoy the beauty and comfort of Snug Harbor.

For news of postponements, cancellations, or closures from our campus community, please contact those organizations directly.

As Staten Island’s largest cultural destination, we already have robust practices to sanitize all of our public spaces, and we’re taking additional steps to expand those efforts. Current guidance encourages everyone to follow sanitary habits that prevent the transmission of germs:

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before eating and after using the restroom
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cough/sneeze into the sleeve of your shirt or into tissues
  • Stay home if you are feeling ill
  • Give and accept a wave or a nod as a greeting at this time (no handshakes)
  • Wear face coverings when indoors, and outdoors when social distancing is not possible

As this situation is constantly evolving, please continue to check this page for news and updates of postponements and cancellations at Snug Harbor.

For the latest available information about COVID-19, please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website and the NYC Department of Health website.

Thank you for your support, and we wish you and your family good health throughout this situation.

Updated September 28, 2020