The Art and Architecture of Snug Harbor (NYCxDesign)

Join us for a tour of America’s greatest concentration of original Greek revival buildings: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.

Sailor’s Snug Harbor was established in 1833 as America’s first charitable institution devoted to the care of retired seamen. When financial pressures forced Snug Harbor to relocate over a century later, the institution left behind a remarkable assemblage of Greek revival and Victorian buildings located on 130 verdant acres overlooking New York Harbor. The City of New York acquired the site in the 1970’s and established the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, providing artists’ studios, performance halls and exhibit spaces.

Your immersive tour will explore the history of the site, urban architectural preservation, the aesthetics of monumentalism, and a thousand and one unique design elements of our buildings, among the first of New York City’s landmarks. The tour will finish with a viewing of current exhibitions in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Building C
Admission Free – Registration requested at