Sprinklerfest Returns to Snug Harbor on July 13 with Food, Games, Waterslides, and Free Family Fun

Release date: July 5, 2018

Staten Island, NY – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is excited to announce the annual Sprinklerfest for Friday, July 13, 2018 from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM on the South Meadow Lawn of Snug Harbor’s campus at 1000 Richmond Terrace, between Building P and the Connie Gretz Secret Garden.  Admission is free for all.  As in the past, the main attraction will be two acres of open sprinklers for kids of all ages to enjoy.

“Sprinklerfest is one of our most exciting summer activities,” said Aileen Fuchs, President & CEO of Snug Harbor.  “We’re looking forward to welcoming families from all across Staten Island to Snug Harbor for a free day of music, waterslides, crafts, and games.  I can’t wait to bring my own kids back this year to play and make new friends.”

Other Sprinklerfest attractions include Story Time with Ariel presented by In the Wings Productions, kid-friendly games, a rock-climbing wall from the New York Police Department, crafts, and other fun activities.  Harbor Eats, Snug Harbor’s outdoor café, will have burgers, tacos, salads, and snacks for sale.  Cheech a Cini’s Truckin’ Trattoria will also be selling their gourmet Italian street food, and there will be a variety of other food vendors present.

“We are very excited to host our eighth annual Sprinklerfest,” said Larry Anderson, Director of Performing Arts and Production Management.  “It has become a summer tradition for many of the families that attend, as well as the organizations that partner with us.  Given the hot start to this summer’s weather, Sprinklerfest will be a cool oasis at Snug Harbor for all to enjoy on July 13.”

Snug Harbor’s full lineup of attractions will be open that day, including the renowned New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.  On display at the Newhouse Center is the exhibit Native Soil: Incidence and Homescapes, a 30-year retrospective of paintings by local artist Sarah Yuster.  Snug Harbor’s partner organizations on campus (the Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Noble Maritime Collection) will also be open and supporting Sprinklerfest with kid-friendly activities.

Children should wear washable play clothes or swimwear. Some seating will be available, but accompanying adults are encouraged to bring beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. A cooling center will be set up in Building P adjacent to the South Meadow for sporadic relief from the heat and sun.

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