Upcoming Events Calendar

Aug
20
Sat
Here We Are: Young, Black, and Indigenous Women in the Art World
Aug 20 @ 12:00 PM – Dec 31 @ 5:00 PM

Image credit: Ify Chiejina

Here We Are: Young, Black, and Indigenous Women in the Art World is a showcase of five New York-based woman artists who share their art as an extension of themselves. Featuring work by Jaclyn Burke, Ify Chiejina, Jodi Dareal, Debbie Roxx, and Arrianna Santiago, Here We Are explores aspects of culture and identity, while centering the experiences of young, Black, and Indigenous artists working in a field where they rarely see themselves reflected.

On view: August 20 – December 31, 2022
Friday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Gallery G, Galleries 3 & 4

Opening Day Party: August 20, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Tickets here

Here We Are: Young Black and Indigenous Women in the Art World is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Julia Forrest: Transcendence
Aug 20 @ 12:00 PM – Dec 31 @ 5:00 PM

Using film photography and no digital manipulation, Julia Forrest poses nymph-like women in landscapes. Through mirrors, reflections, and forced perspective, Forrest creates an illusion in front of the lens. In Transcendence, a solo exhibition featuring new work by Forrest, seemingly docile subjects possess a mysterious power to move the landscape at will. Changing shape and scale, they pick up parts of the landscape while transforming it completely.

On view: August 20 – December 31, 2022
Friday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Gallery G, Galleries 1&2

Opening Day Party: August 20, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Tickets here

Julia Forrest is a Brooklyn based artist. She works strictly in film and prints in a darkroom she built within her apartment. Her own art has always been her top priority in life and in this digital world, she will continue to work with old processing. Anything can simply be done in photoshop, she prefers to take the camera, a tool of showing reality, and experiment with what she can do in front of the lens. Julia is currently working as a teaching artist at the Brooklyn Museum, Abrons Art Center, and USDAN Center. As an instructor, she thinks it is important to understand that a person can constantly stretch and push the boundaries of their ideas with whatever medium of art s/he chooses. Her goal is for her audience to not only enjoy learning about photography, but to see the world in an entirely new way and continue to develop a future interest in the arts.

Julia Forrest: Transcendence is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Kathy Westwater: PARK Ephemera
Aug 20 @ 12:00 PM – Dec 31 @ 5:00 PM

Image credit: Marina Zamalin

With PARK Ephemera, choreographer Kathy Westwater presents a collection of work emerging from PARK, her nearly fifteen-year choreographic inquiry into the site of the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, New York. Once the largest landfill in the world, the site is currently being transformed into a public park, a transition that Westwater has closely witnessed through her dance, somatic, and material practice.

On view: August 20 – December 31, 2022
Friday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art – Main Hall Gallery in Building C

Opening Day Party: August 20, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Tickets here

August 20, 2:00 PM, Main Hall Gallery: Opening day performance of The Collapsing Duets by Kathy Westwater
With dancers Ilona Bito, Marisa Clementi, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Glenn Potter-Takata, Rakia Seaborn, Nathalia Trogdon, Alexander Romania, and Lu Yim
With live music by Sean Meehan

Mining her current and previous years of accumulated research at the site, PARK Ephemera is a time-capsule of past performances and an earlier era of environmental remediation, presented as the first portion of parkland opens to the public in Spring 2023. The work explores how  environmental trauma, grief, and complicity can be collectively processed through the physical body and through dance. As a living archive, the exhibition brings together material spanning installation, sculpture, photography, video, poetry, and performance. With an eye to Fresh Kills’ hybrid composition of discarded, engineered, and natural materials, the exhibition engages embodied forms of making, unmaking, and making again.

As we continue to create landfills and sites like them, overwhelming the earth, Westwater probes the capacity of art to interrupt the individual and shared everyday rituals of throwing things away, to consider their destination. PARK Ephemera brings audiences into an intimate dialogue with waste matter, to imagine collective futures of regeneration.

In addition to her exhibition at the Newhouse Center, this Fall Westwater will present new performance research at Fresh Kills and Gibney Center in Manhattan.

Collaborating artists who have contributed to this work include: architect/visual artist Seung Jae Lee, photographers Anja Hitzenberger and Marina Zamalin, poet Jennifer Scappettone, videographers Mark Robison and Alexander Romania, musicians Sean Meehan and Tamio Shiraishi, and performers Ilona Bito, Marisa Clementi, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Alexander Romania, Rakia Seaborn, Stacy Lynn Smith, Glenn Potter-Takata, Nathalia Trogden, and Lu Yim, among others.

Kathy Westwater, described by the New Yorker as “an unconventional choreographer experiencing a surge of recognition” has choreographically pursued radical dance forms since 1996. Her work responds to the social landscape in which it manifests, often by taking up our most challenging experiences such as pain, as in her Bessie-nominated work Rambler, Worlds A Part (2019). With other major works she has explored the built environments of monuments (Anywhere, 2016) and landfills and parks (PARK, 2009-present); war and pain (Macho, 2008); intersections of human and animal culture (twisted, tack, broken, 2005); psycho-physical states of fear (Dark Matter, 2002); and interactive virtual environments (The Fortune Cookie Dance, 1999). Westwater is the recipient of the 2017 Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography, the first woman to receive the prize. She was born in Virginia, grew up in Kentucky, and lives in the Bronx, NYC.

PARK Ephemera is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

PARK is created with the support of a 2020-21 PASS/CUNY Dance Initiative residency at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden and the College of Staten Island made possible through generous lead support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, with additional support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Snug Harbor is a proud partner with the CUNY Dance Initiative. 

PARK is supported by Dance/NYC’s Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund in 2020 & 2022; and, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant and the FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund.

It is developed as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center Residency program. 

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by The Freshkills Park Alliance.

Theatrical performances of PARK are commissioned by Gibney and curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa as part of the organization’s Gibney Presents series for the 2022-23 Season. This commission includes financial, residency, administrative, and production support.

Dec
1
Thu
Egger’s Winter Wonderland
Dec 1 @ 5:00 PM – 11:45 PM

Returning once again by popular demand: Egger’s Winter Wonderland is opening at scenic Snug Harbor! This festive experience allows groups to reserve an igloo for a one-hour session, where they can enjoy a beverage of their choice (homemade hot cocoa is a fan favorite), ice cream, assorted treats, letters to Santa and more!

WHEN: December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22, 23, 27-31, January 1 | Reservation times vary

WHERE: Cottage C at Snug Harbor

ADMISSION: General admission: $19.99 for adults, $24.99 for kids

Learn more | BUY TICKETS HERE

New this year, the reservation fee includes an additional 30 minute trip to the North Pole where guests receive a printed group photo with Santa (If they desire), a holiday Christmas cookie, and the opportunity for kids to make a craft. During selected weekends, a special snowy princess will be making appearances. This truly magical experience is one you won’t want to miss!

Dec
2
Fri
Egger’s Winter Wonderland
Dec 2 @ 5:00 PM – 11:45 PM

Returning once again by popular demand: Egger’s Winter Wonderland is opening at scenic Snug Harbor! This festive experience allows groups to reserve an igloo for a one-hour session, where they can enjoy a beverage of their choice (homemade hot cocoa is a fan favorite), ice cream, assorted treats, letters to Santa and more!

WHEN: December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22, 23, 27-31, January 1 | Reservation times vary

WHERE: Cottage C at Snug Harbor

ADMISSION: General admission: $19.99 for adults, $24.99 for kids

Learn more | BUY TICKETS HERE

New this year, the reservation fee includes an additional 30 minute trip to the North Pole where guests receive a printed group photo with Santa (If they desire), a holiday Christmas cookie, and the opportunity for kids to make a craft. During selected weekends, a special snowy princess will be making appearances. This truly magical experience is one you won’t want to miss!

Dec
3
Sat
Compost and Leaf Bag Distribution
Dec 3 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is giving away FREE compost! Staff will be present to assist in loading up to two (2) 40-pound bags of compost into your vehicle, and lawn and leaf bags (minimum of 5 leaf bags). You must register here to receive compost and arrive at your selected time.

WHEN: November 12, December 3, 17 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: Snug Harbor’s P1 parking lot (located by the Red Barn and Tuscan Garden). Cars are suggested to enter from the East Gate off of Fillmore Street.

ADMISSION: FREE. Registration required here. You will not be given compost during this time if you have not registered.

Compost should be used as a soil amendment, not a replacement for soil. The proper ratio to use compost is 10% compost to 90% good soil. Using too much compost can actually harm your plant.

Compost is for NYC residents only. All registrants must show proof of ID upon entry; name on ID must match registration. Only one session registration is allowed per household; multiple-session registration will result in cancellation of all but one session. Businesses and commercial vehicles will not be served. If you are interested in larger volumes of compost, please contact us at compost@snug-harbor.org or call (718) 425-3520.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.

Compost Volunteer Day at the Heritage Farm
Dec 3 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Get down and dirty! Join the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor for a day of service at the Heritage Farm, where you’ll get hands-on experience at one of NYC’s only mid-scale composting sites. Volunteers will assist with compost sifting, compost spreading, weeding, and more!

WHEN: December 3, 17 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: Compost Demo Site at Snug Harbor
ADMISSION: Free | Register here

Learn about soil health, urban farming, and waste diversion in the big city. We will be outside getting dirty and doing physical work. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and bring a water bottle. This event will happen rain or shine.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.

Cottage Row Curiosities at the Holiday Hop
Dec 3 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Shop local at Cottage Row Curiosities, a community artisan market at Snug Harbor featuring over 40 Staten Island vendors–plus music, entertainment, food, and more.  Enjoy new selections and attractions each time!

Cottage Row Curiosities is part of the 2022 Holiday Hop at Snug Harbor, featuring artisan markets from Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor, and the Staten Island Museum.

WHEN: December 3 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) and Carpenter’s Shop at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
ADMISSION: Free

Entertainment:

MakerPark Radio’s Kitty The Disc Jockey and DJ Lorenzo Mamelli will be spinning a set of catchy, festive tunes. Pop-up performances throughout the day are presented by Staten Island School of Rock’s Christmas Choir, led by Janine Moises, Ariel Ubaldegaray, and Josh Limage, featuring the vocal talents of students Anna Mancino, Joseph Picioccio, Adrianna Frendowski, Delilah Cambiero, and Daria Kuzniatsova.

Food and Drink:

Harbor Eats, Celebrate at Snug Harbor, and CHAP Winery

Vendors include:

Vendors include BLCKATTITUDE STUDIOS, Bodega Cats of New York, Charles Boday Art, Christina Gentile Photo, Earth Light Aroma, Faye Magic Jewelry, Glam Gardener NYC, Grand Trine Designs, Green Stinger Beekeeping, Hats & Not Hats, Hey Viv! Vintage Clothing, Kabuki Design Studio, Let’s Get Weird Creations, Lili Loops, Lilly of the Valley Studio, Lorraine Monique Accessories, Michelle Swiney Hair, Mona Oman Art, Nana’s Newborns, Old Town Press, Inc., Photography by Kevyn, SidePony Jewelry, Sista Sista Co., Stacey Tamiko Art, The Magical Mermaid Shop, ValleGirlsOnline, Waxing & Waning Candle Co., Wired for Love Designs, and With a Touch of Aloha!

Holiday Hop at Snug Harbor
Dec 3 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

It’s time to eat, drink, and shop at the Holiday Hop!  Enjoy over 100 artisanal vendors based in Staten Island and NYC throughout four exciting cultural organizations at Snug Harbor.

Handcrafted Holiday Fair presented by Art Lab (Building H): 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Make Art Lab your must stop at the Holiday Hop and support our local artisans at our Annual Handcrafted Holiday Fair. Treat yourself or loved one to a one-of-a-kind, handmade gift. Find that perfect holiday gift while supporting local artists and artisans. Vendors showcase handmade jewelry, artworks, ornaments, knitted and crocheted items, and more.

Vendors include: Isabel Becerra, Marie Bernardi, Linda Butti, Annette Christie, Elizabeth Dahhan, Samantha Fischer, Michele Guttenberg, Margot Higgins, Wendy Jackelow, Charlotte Kaplan, Hiroko Otani & Dennis Green, Joan Pessolano, Malissa Priebe, Margaret Sallemi,  MaryEllen Smolka, and more.

Culture Shop presented by The Noble Maritime Collection (Building D): 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Please join us for a festive day at the museum that supports artists and craftspeople on Staten Island. The event features handmade art, antiques, books, cards, jewelry, ornaments, photography, prints, scarves, soap, and more! Live holiday music at 2:00 PM.

Cottage Row Curiosities presented by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Buildings C&G and Carpenter’s Shop on Chapel Road): 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Shop local at Cottage Row Curiosities, a community artisan market at Snug Harbor featuring over 40 Staten Island vendors–plus music, entertainment, food, and more. Enjoy new selections and attractions each time!

Entertainment:
MakerPark Radio’s Kitty The Disc Jockey and DJ Lorenzo Mamelli will be spinning a set of catchy, festive tunes. Pop-up performances throughout the day are presented by Staten Island School of Rock’s Christmas Choir, led by Janine Moises, Ariel Ubaldegaray, and Josh Limage, featuring the vocal talents of students Anna Mancino, Joseph Picioccio, Adrianna Frendowski, Delilah Cambiero, and Daria Kuzniatsova.

Food and Drink:
Harbor Eats, Celebrate at Snug Harbor, and CHAP Winery

Vendors include: BLCKATTITUDE STUDIOS, Bodega Cats of New York, Charles Boday Art, Christina Gentile Photo, Earth Light Aroma, Faye Magic Jewelry, Glam Gardener NYC, Grand Trine Designs, Green Stinger Beekeeping, Hats & Not Hats, Hey Viv! Vintage Clothing, Kabuki Design Studio, Let’s Get Weird Creations, Lili Loops, Lilly of the Valley Studio, Lorraine Monique Accessories, Michelle Swiney Hair, Mona Oman Art, Nana’s Newborns, Old Town Press, Inc., Photography by Kevyn, SidePony Jewelry, Sista Sista Co., Stacey Tamiko Art, The Magical Mermaid Shop, ValleGirlsOnline, Waxing & Waning Candle Co., Wired for Love Designs, and With a Touch of Aloha!

Edible Island Food Fair at the Staten Island Museum (Building A): 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Work your way through a market full of delicious local and regional treats to give this holiday season. This delectable fair is filled with specialty items and artisanal goods expertly curated by Staten Island Advance Food Editor, Pamela Silvestri.

Vendors include: Lebanese Eatery, Beezy Beez, Udderly Delicious (farm to table dairy and more), Farmer Dave aka Chef Cave Cavagnaro, Butter Me Up, Belli Baci Bakery, On Your Mark Chocolatiers, Isn’t That Nuts (candied nuts), Whimsical by Mily (virgin coquito mixes), Kathy’s Kreations (hot cocoa bombs), Ay! Macarons NYC, Brown Sugar Bliss Bakery, and more!

Compost Tour and Tip
Dec 3 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

See where we turn all that food waste into valuable compost! Join the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor for a tour of the Compost Demonstration Site. Get a behind-the scenes-look at our active windrow and learn how we processes organic waste from all over Staten Island into compost that supports soil health. Help out with tipping our compost toters into the active pile!

WHEN: November 12, December 3, 17 | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Compost Demonstration Site
ADMISSION: Free | Register here

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to reduce waste in NYC and rebuild NYC’s soil by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs and staff are funded and managed through the DSNY Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) in partnership with host institutions.