Neptune Picnics

Neptune Picnic reservations for 2020 have closed–but we’re excited to bring them back in 2021!

Start planning your special experience today by contacting Beth Kingston, Manager of Grants & Gifts, at or 718-425-3511.

Treat yourself to an elegant night to remember with your closest friends: Neptune Picnics!

Missing this year’s Neptune Ball?  We couldn’t let this season pass without a tribute to one of Staten Island’s favorite benefit galas, so we’re excited to bring you the next best thing: Neptune Picnics!  These intimate events let you have a blast with your nearest and dearest right when you need it most– and are the perfect way to support Snug Harbor in this time of uncertainty and still make the contribution you might have made at our annual fundraiser.

Whether your Neptune Picnic celebrates a birthday, graduation, engagement, or even just simple moments with friends and loved ones, it’s the perfect way to come together safely and make up for lost time.  Spend your dream night under the stars at Snug Harbor with an upscale, private gourmet Neptune Picnic that includes your choice of three venues and experiences, wine, your choice of cocktails, and a delicious customizable menu provided by Relish Caterers, featuring fresh produce from the Heritage Farm at Snug Harbor.

Best of all, you’ll stand out as one of Snug Harbor’s most dedicated supporters: Your Neptune Picnic contribution will support Snug Harbor’s programs, exhibitions, and botanical gardens in the coming year, at a time when significant critical funding has been cut and lost from the months of pandemic.  The next time you visit, you’ll know that the gardens are blooming and historic landmarks live on because of your generous contribution.

Neptune Picnics are available for booking every Tuesday and Thursday from August 18 through October 29. These all-inclusive packages are $2000 per table with a 10 guest count requirement, and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. A total of $1,150 per table—or $115 per individual ticket to a table—is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact Beth Kingston at or 718-425-3511 with any questions.

Reserved dates are subject to change due to New York City restrictions and regulations surrounding the pandemic. All Neptune Picnics will be honored at a later date, if necessary. Your charitable contribution of approximately $115.00 per person is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law and provides critical support to Snug Harbor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let’s get started:

Plan your Neptune Picnic! Download the menu options here.

Fill out this form to request your Neptune Picnic reservation:

Neptune Picnics Reservation

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    We will do our best to accommodate your first choice of date. Neptune Picnic dates are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from August 18 through October 29, one event per night. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and finalized when payment is made.
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    Your selections are non-binding and you may change them after filling out this form. We're just looking to get a preliminary idea of what you want.