Upcoming Events Calendar

Mar
2
Sat
Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land: Artwork by Tattfoo Tan
Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM – Dec 29 @ 5:00 PM

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land explores how spirituality manifests itself out of the connections between internal experience and the material world. How can we connect with nature in a society that continues to give primacy to disposability and mass-consumption? How do we move away from a mindset of scarcity to one of collaboration? How can we be transformed from the egocentric “i” to the love supreme “I AM”?  In this work, artist Tattfoo Tan uses participatory prompts, games and affirmations to engage you in the play of the universe. Let the process begin.

On display March 2 – December 29, 2019
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Main Hall Gallery

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land Exhibition Events and Programs
All events and programs take place in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Buildings C & G

Opening Reception: Sat, March 2 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Admission: Free
Chakra Healing with Mantra lead by Eros Romero: Sat, March 16 | 11:00 AM | $10
Silent Meditation Sleepover with Thupten Phuntsok (in collaboration with The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art): April 19 – 20 | 8:00 PM – 12:00 PM | $30
Divine Feminine with Erin Sickler: Sat, May 18 | 11:00 AM | $10
Connecting to Dreams with Healing Plants with Liz Neves of Gathering Ground: Sat, June 8 | 11:00 AM | $10
Group Breath-work Session with Ambrose Gage: July 20| 11:00 AM | $10
Adults Soul Painting Ceremony with Bianca Dominguez: August 17| 11:00 AM | $10
NERTM Syllabus Book Launch: September 21 | 11:00 AM | $10
Cosmic Walk with Eros Romero: October 19 | 11:00 AM | $10

Staten Island based artist Tattfoo Tan’s practice focuses on issues relating to ecology, sustainability and healthy living. His work is project-based, ephemeral and educational in nature. Tan has exhibited at venues including the Queens Museum of Art, Eugene Lang College at the New School for Liberal Arts, Parsons the New School for Design, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Wave Hill, Macalester College, Ballroom Marfa, Creative Time, Project Row Houses, and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Tan’s projects have been presented by the Laundromat Project, the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for the Arts program, and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts program. His work has been published by Gestalten and Thames and Hudson.

Tan has been widely recognized for his artistic contributions and service to the community, and is the proud recipient of a proclamation from The City of New York. He is the recipient of grants from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Art Matters, Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Staten Island Arts.  In 2010, Tan received the annual Award for Excellence in Design by the Public Design Commission of the City of New York for his design and branding of the Super-Graphic on Bronx River Art Center. He currently serves on the Mayor’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee to support the development of a Comprehensive Cultural Plan.

All exhibits and programs are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G).  Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Free for Snug Harbor Members and students grades 6-12 with student ID.

Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Heal the Man in order to Heal the Land is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  Additional support provided by Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Jun
16
Sun
Storytime in the Secret Garden: Jack and the Beanstalk
Jun 16 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Classic tales for kids, in a fairy-tale garden! Your children will feel swept away by the castle towers and shrubbery maze in the newly-restored Connie Gretz Secret Garden while they listen to engaging readings of favorite stories.

WHERE: Connie Gretz Secret Garden
ADMISSION: $5 per child. Adults are admitted free of charge, but must be accompanied by a child.
BUY TICKETS HERE

On June 16, enjoy the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk! A boy named Jack was sent to market one day by his mother to sell their last possession, the cow. As Jack was on his way he met a stranger who offered to trade five “magic” beans for the cow. Jack accepted the trade and returned back home with the beans in his pocket. Jack’s mother was angered that he had not obeyed her instructions to sell the cow and threw the beans out of the window. See what happens next when the beans start to grow…

Patio Parties with Maker Park Radio: Get Down, Funk it up! (a special Father’s Day Event) with DJs Tom Ferrie & Jim Murphy
Jun 16 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Let Snug Harbor be your backyard this summer!  At the Patio Parties with MakerPark Radio, bring a picnic lunch, or purchase beer from Flagship Brewery, wine from Honor Wines, and food from Harbor Eats at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens onsite.

Enjoy lawn games, classic tunes played live by MakerPark Radio DJs, and great conversation with friends and family at these free events.

WHERE: Cottage Row, near Cottage D and Harbor Eats | Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
ADMISSION: Free!

Sunday, 6/16 – Get Down, Funk it up! (a special Father’s Day Event) with DJs Tom Ferrie & Jim Murphy
Sunday, 7/14 – Disco! Disco! Disco! with DJ Lucy Euclid
Sunday, 7/28 – Baby’s Got Soul! with DJ Kitty the Disc Jockey

Jun
22
Sat
Snug Harbor Art & Architecture Tour
Jun 22 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rediscover Snug Harbor on a summer tour!

On the Art & Architecture Tour, hear the fascinating stories behind the architecture that put the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor on the map. Learn about the people responsible for 28 historic buildings dating from 1833, including six of the first New York City Landmarks and one of the finest collections of Greek Revival architecture. Visit Snug Harbor’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and learn how Snug Harbor continues its role as a major art destination on Staten Island.

Art & Architecture Tours Available: June 8, 22 | July 6, 20 | August 3, 17, 31 | September 14, 28

BUY TICKETS HERE
Tours begin at 11:00 AM
Meet at  Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9
Snug Harbor Members receive a 10% discount on individual tour and workshops tickets. To purchase your tickets at the discounted rate, log in to your Member Portal.

Snug Harbor Garden Tours: White Garden and Herb Garden
Jun 22 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Experience Snug Harbor’s gardens in a whole new way this summer!  Choose your own adventure: a tour, a workshop, or a tour + workshop combo.

On the White Garden and Herb Garden Tour, learn about the original inspirations for Snug Harbor’s White Garden, where plants have either gray-green foliage or pure white blossoms. Next, tour the Herb Garden and discuss the practical origin of decorative gardens as a source of food and medicine.

Excited to learn more?  Stick around for the Planting Perfect Perennials Workshop from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM!

Come back each month for a different garden experience: 
White Garden and Herb Garden Tour: June 8, 22
Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House Tour: July 6, 20
Tropical Border Tour: August 3, 17, 31
Four Elements of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden Tour: September 14, 28

BUY TICKETS HERE
Tours begin at 2:00 PM
Meet at  Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9

Snug Harbor Members receive a 10% discount on individual tour and workshops tickets. To purchase your tickets at the discounted rate, log in to your Member Portal: https://snug-harbor.org/snug-harbor-member-portal-login

PASS: s o u  n  d  i   n   g  line
Jun 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Inside Snug Harbor’s historic cottage, four performers create, inhabit, and transform individual and collective pasts to ask what it means to belong as a woman to a family line.

Using movement and shadow play, and manipulating simple elements — cloth, rope, paper, and light — Adrienne Westwood’s s o u n d i n g line pulls the imagined histories of female ancestors into the present.

“Westwood is a promising choreographer of delicate craft, one worth watching.” —Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Infinite Body Blog

Saturday, June 22 | 6:00 PM reception | 6:30 & 7:00 PM performances and Q & A
Cottage B
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Member: $8
BUY TICKETS HERE

Adrienne Westwood’s residency and performance at Snug Harbor are held in partnership with the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at the College of Staten Island as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the SHS Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative

Jun
23
Sun
Storytime in the Secret Garden: The Tiny Seed
Jun 23 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Classic tales for kids, in a fairy-tale garden! Your children will feel swept away by the castle towers and shrubbery maze in the newly-restored Connie Gretz Secret Garden while they listen to engaging readings of favorite stories.

WHERE: Connie Gretz Secret Garden
ADMISSION: $5 per child. Adults are admitted free of charge, but must be accompanied by a child.
BUY TICKETS HERE

On June 23, enjoy the tale of The Tiny Seed! Carried from its flower home by the autumn wind, a tiny seed travels around the world. Its journey is perilous, and the reader learns the fate of fellow seeds: they can fall into the ocean, be burned by the sun, or be eaten by birds. Even those seeds that land and begin to grow are in danger of being stepped on or picked. Against the odds, however, this tiny seed survives to grow into a grand, beautiful flower, ready, in turn, to send its seeds out into the world on the wind.

Jun
25
Tue
Turn & Learn Compost Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
Jun 25 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learn will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container.  Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited. Registration is strongly recommended.

Free admission | Registration requested
Meet at Compost Demo Site

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Jun
27
Thu
Newhouse After Dark: CLOAKED Featuring APMD, Lys Obsidian, and Jen Gallo
Jun 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Join us for Newhouse After Dark, a series of after-hours live art experiences in the oldest building on campus.

Cloaked includes a live performance composed by APMD (AJ Pantaleo and Mike DiBenedetto) along with individual and collective dance pieces designed by Jen Gallo and Lys Obsidian. The performance will explore themes such as sexuality, gender identity, and ageism.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Members: $8
BUY TICKETS HERE

Drummer and composer AJ Pantaleo collaborated with former bandmate Mike DiBenedetto to create APMD, an experimental two-piece that combines their love for cinema with experimental soundscapes. APMD was awarded an (Staten Island Arts) Excellence in the Arts award the same year and debut their first performance at the LUMEN Festival that summer. In 2018 they won a NYCDCA Premier Grant to compose and record “Audio Stories”, an audio tour for the Staten Island Museum. https://ajpantaleo.space/

Lys Obsidian, a Staten Island based dancer and performance artist with a background in fusion belly dance and butoh, makes work that explores issues around gender and sexuality. She plays with cultural expectations and perceptions of what it means to be raised female. As a collaborative artist with a love for vaudeville, Lys Obsidian created Kala Lolo to offer a platform for local musicians, poets, and movers to express and subvert gender identity. Lys Obsidian has received an Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs for Kala Lolo in 2015, 2016, and 2018, as well as a 2016 Excellence in the Arts Award and a PASS Dance residency at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in 2017.

Jen Gallo is a public health artist, born, raised and living on Staten Island. She produces work in a variety of mediums, including mural art, dance, comedy and ceramic sculpture. All of her work is intended to improve the quality of life of the community by bringing attention to health issues and educating the public with evidence-based information and making people smile.

Jun
29
Sat
History & Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour
Jun 29 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rediscover Snug Harbor on a summer tour!

Hidden time capsules, statues, murder, ghost sightings and more! The History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour through Snug Harbor’s 83-acre site reveals the history of our 19th century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds.

History & Mysteries Tours Available: June 1, 15, 29 | July 13, 27 | August 10, 24 | September 7, 21

BUY TICKETS HERE
Tours begin at 11:00 AM
Meet at  Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10
Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $9
Snug Harbor Members receive a 10% discount on individual tour and workshops tickets. To purchase your tickets at the discounted rate, log in to your Member Portal.