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.


It is with an abundance of caution that we have decided to postpone all of our public programming, including operating hours for the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, until further notice. The NYC Compost Project Food Scrap Drop-off will also be closed until further notice, effective Friday, March 20, 3:00 PM.

Snug Harbor’s main outdoor grounds and gardens will remain open to all.  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 springtime at 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 July 29, 2020