Upcoming Events Calendar

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.

Gentle Yoga & Meditation Classes with BE Yoga
Jun 15 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

You’re invited to practice yoga in the beautiful New York Chinese Scholars Garden, led by professional instructors at Be Yoga & Dance in Rosebank, Staten Island.

NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden
Advance Registration: $18
Day-of/door registration: $20, cash only

Take part in a Gentle Flow class, accessible to all levels, with meditation and deep rest. Connect with your body, your breath, and your spirit.  You will center and ground your body through breath work and fascia release exercises, followed by a steady flow of postures to build strength, balance, and flexibility. Great class if you a recovering from an injury or illness, are brand new to movement with minimal flexibility, mothers-to-be, and mothers returning after at least 6 weeks from giving birth.

History & Mysteries of Snug Harbor Tour
Jun 15 @ 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

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.

Big Picnic 2019
Jun 15 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

You and your family will love games, crafts, live entertainment, food, and more at the second annual BIG PICNIC at Snug Harbor!  Bring your picnic basket and a blanket on June 15, 2019 from 12-4 PM.

Your ticket will get you access to the main event, plus entry to all your favorite museums, galleries, and gardens during their normal operating hours. The Big Picnic is presented in partnership with Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum.

WHERE: Gazebo Lawn
ADMISSION: $5 in advance | $8 at the door | Groups of 8 or more are encouraged to register in advance

Art Lab Activities Tent
Children’s Art Table – 12-4 PM
Ancient Techniques with Reda – 12:30-1:15 PM
Watercolor Demo with Reda – 1:30-2:15 PM
Outdoor photography with Eric– 2:30-3:30 PM – Meet at the Tent and we will walk to the NY Scholar’s Garden. This walk is for adults and teens.

Merfolk Crowns & Sea Creature Magnets with The Noble Maritime Collection – 12-4 PM
Sneak Peekery with Staten Island Museum – 12-4 PM
Mickalene Thomas Art Studio with Staten Island Children’s Museum– 12-4 PM
Imagination Playground with Staten Island Children’s Museum – 12-4 PM
Face Painting with Julia & Friends – 12-3:30 PM
Lawn Games | Hula hoops & Bubbles | Sack races at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM

Hosted by DJ Nazz Radiance & DJ Nutmeg
Sea Shanties with Bob Wright & The Noble Maritime Collection – 12 PM
Welcoming Remarks – 12:30 PM
HONK NYC! – 12:45 PM
DJ set with Nazz Radiance & DJ Nutmeg – 1:45 PM
Wonderspark Puppets, The Case of the Missing Cookies, or Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar – 2 PM
Drag Queen Story Hour with the Staten Island Children’s Museum – 2 PM (Located at the Allee)
DJ set with Nazz Radiance & DJ Nutmeg – 2:30 PM
FALSA (Sufi music ensemble) – 3 PM

On Gazebo Road from 12 – 4 PM
Pastry Lovers Choice
Shorty’s Roti Shop
Mi Armadillo Grande
Lebanese Eatery

Special thanks to the Staten Island Museum for organizing the Food Court

Stop by the Giveaway Tent to get fun gifts, including Big Picnic water bottles, pens, and pinwheels. Available while supplies last.

Your wristband gets you entry into all museums & attractions between 10-5 PM today. Visit Art Lab, The Noble Maritime Collection, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, Staten Island Children’s Museum, & Staten Island Museum. Grab a map and go!

Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Tours: Spring Has Sprung
Jun 15 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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

On the behind-the-scenes Spring Has Sprung Tour of the Heritage Farm, you’ll learn what’s fresh and what we are planning for our growing season.

Excited to learn more?  Stick around for the Spring Into Summer Workshop from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM!

Come back each month for a different Heritage Farm experience: 
Spring Has Sprung Tour: June 1, 15, 29
Fruits and Vegetables Tour: July 13, 27
Fall Crops and Cover Crops Tour: August 10, 24
Winter Crops and Putting Your Garden to Bed Tour: September 7, 21

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

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.

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

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

Noble Maritime Collection: Sea Shanty Session
Jun 16 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can’t make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

Noble Maritime Collection, Building D
Free Admission

Staten Island Museum: Access Art for All – Sunday Art Studios Reception Sunday
Jun 16 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Staten Island Museum: Access Art for All - Sunday Art Studios Reception Sunday

Students aged 14 – 24 and their families can visit the Museum to enjoy a display of collage art made by teens and young adults as part of Access Art for All. The artwork will be displayed in the Staten Island Museum’s Barker Welfare Classroom throughout June, and at the GRACE Foundation in Summer 2019.  Sunday Art Studios is part of Access Art for All, a programmatic partnership with the Staten Island Children’s Museum, Staten Island Zoo, and the GRACE Foundation of NY, with support from a CreateNYC Disability Forward Fund grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Adults: $8, Students/Seniors: $5 (Includes admission to the museum)
Staten Island Museum (Bldg A)
Space is limited–register in advance here

Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park: Ticket voucher giveaway for Coriolanus
Jun 19 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

On June 19 for the Public Theater’s performance of Coriolanus, a limited number of vouchers for that night’s performance will be distributed at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on the front porch of Cottage D located on Cottage Road on the grounds of Snug Harbor.  Each person (age 5+) may receive up to two (2) tickets, while supplies last.

All performances take place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park (entrances at W 81st St. & Central Park West or E 79th St & 5th Ave).  Seat locations are distributed randomly upon redemption; not based on a person’s redemption time at the Delacorte Box Office.

All vouchers must be exchanged for tickets at the Delacorte Theater Box Office in Central Park between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Vouchers are only valid until 7:30pm for performances on the day they are issued.

Free tickets will be distributed on each performance day by waiting on line at select distribution points in the five boroughs as well as in Central Park. An in-person lottery is held in the lobby of The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette St and a digital lottery is hosted through Today Tix, all summer long.

12:00pm – Distribution starts
• Public Theater Staff will book patrons into that evening’s performance. No physical tickets will be handed out. Those who receive guaranteed seats (first come first serve until we sell out of our allotment) will pick up their ticket at the Box Office at the Delacorte in Central Park.
• Each guest is entitled to only two vouchers that are to be redeemed for tickets at the Delacorte Box Office.
• Patrons who require accessible and/or a wheelchair seating must alert the staff of that need when receiving their vouchers. There is a limited number of wheelchair and accessible seat locations at the Delacorte Theater and this is one of many distribution points.
• Upon redemption, ticket locations will be distributed at random and patrons are not guaranteed to be seated together, though we will try our best.
• Public Theater Staff will have a visual handout with directions to the Delacorte Theater.

2:00pm – Distribution ends

Watch a video on how to get tickets:  https://youtu.be/HmwwclZvL9s

For the first time since 1979, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents CORIOLANUS, the Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Shakespeare In The Park’s Troilus and Cressida) directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.