Upcoming Events Calendar

Feb
9
Thu
Egger’s Land of Love
Feb 9 @ 11:30 AM – Feb 19 @ 8:45 PM

Egger’s Ice Cream Parlor welcomes everyone back for their “Land of Love” experience located in scenic Snug Harbor. Reserve a festive heated igloo on Cottage Row for one hour for the dining experience and an optional 30 minutes inside the cottage where there is an opportunity to make a Valentine’s Day craft, Valentine’s Day card, and take a group photo with a festive backdrop.

WHEN: February 9 – 19, 22 – 25 | Reservation times vary and range from 11:30 AM – 8:45 PM
WHERE: Cottage C on Cottage Row at Snug Harbor
ADMISSION: General admission: $19.99 for adults, $24.99 for kids, with a $35 reservation fee

Learn more | BUY TICKETS HERE

If you are celebrating a special occasion, please let the Egger’s team know and we would be happy to do all we can to make your visit more special. All upgrades should be ordered in advance so that we may provide the best experience the day of your visit.

Feb
18
Sat
Black History Month: Painting with Soul
Feb 18 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Celebrate Black History Month through the timeless convocation of a historical Libation Ceremony to acknowledge our ancestors, as well as a drum circle by Greg Taylor.  Then we’ll begin painting with soul, a self-guided paint project with Universal Temple of the Arts.  Please feel free to bring your own drum or percussion instrument to join the community and experience the blessing of the African diaspora.  Light refreshments will be served.

WHEN: February 18 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Building P at Snug Harbor
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested

This free family-friendly Black History Month event is in partnership with the Staten Island Community Alliance, Universal Temple of the Arts, the Staten Island Afro American Historical & Genealogical Society, and Snug Harbor.

Hybrid Reading Series Presents: Younger by Kevin Marcus-Hollenbeck
Feb 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Set on a woolly mammoth dig-site in the heart of Texas at magic hour, a young family excavates their sordid history in the pursuit of a new future. Once a mysterious visitor arrives, the family is forced to acknowledge the truths of who they’ve become while mourning the loss of who they were.

WHEN: February 18, 19 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE: Carpenter’s Shop at Snug Harbor on Chapel Road | See site map for details
ADMISSION: Pay what you wish | Reservations requested here| Some seating will be available for walk-ins.

Younger is a full-length play that will be explored through a hybrid staged reading, the style of which rests between a staged reading and a full production, an extremely important aspect of the playwriting process where the writer will experience the play for the first time with an audience.

Feb
19
Sun
Hybrid Reading Series Presents: Younger by Kevin Marcus-Hollenbeck
Feb 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Set on a woolly mammoth dig-site in the heart of Texas at magic hour, a young family excavates their sordid history in the pursuit of a new future. Once a mysterious visitor arrives, the family is forced to acknowledge the truths of who they’ve become while mourning the loss of who they were.

WHEN: February 18, 19 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE: Carpenter’s Shop at Snug Harbor on Chapel Road | See site map for details
ADMISSION: Pay what you wish | Reservations requested here| Some seating will be available for walk-ins.

Younger is a full-length play that will be explored through a hybrid staged reading, the style of which rests between a staged reading and a full production, an extremely important aspect of the playwriting process where the writer will experience the play for the first time with an audience.

Feb
25
Sat
New Victory LabWorks presents: Environmental Justice Card Game – Work in Progress
Feb 25 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Be a part of the process! Environmental Justice Card Game, a New Victory LabWorks work-in-progress by Reynaldo Piniella, is an interactive performance piece that gamifies public policy and community building, encouraging group dialogues around environmental and social strategies by requiring consensus for each round.

Built to begin dialogues and spark ideas, this digital/in-person hybrid experience is meant to be as accessible and fun as it is challenging and realistic.

WHEN:  February 25 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Doors open at 10:45 AM)
WHERE: Carpenter’s Shop at Snug Harbor (View map here) | Enter through Building G
ADMISSION: Free | Reservation requested here

Environmental Justice Card Game invites audiences to form new communities to fight for environmental justice while playing a card game modeled after the legendary trading card games Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!. It is inspired by the successes of community activist groups such as the Ironbound Community Corporation, Environmental Justice Card Game collects and refracts the hundreds of actions needed to counter environmental racism. Your feedback is crucial to taking this game to the next level.

This performance is geared toward high school age audiences. Advance RSVP highly recommended. Please include all members of your party when you register. After registration closes, walk ups will be welcome if space allows.

Reynaldo Piniella is an actor, writer, activist and educator from East New York, Brooklyn. In 2021, he was in the acting company of two Broadway shows at the same time – Thoughts of a Colored Man and Trouble in Mind. His Off-Broadway acting credits include The Death of the Last Black Man…, Venus (Signature), The Skin of Our Teeth (TFANA), Lockdown (Rattlestick), The Space Between the Letters (The Public/UTR), Lockdown (Rattlestick) and The Best of Theatreworks (Working Theater). Regional acting credits include work at Baltimore Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, O’Neill, Sundance Theatre Lab and Cleveland Play House. As a playwright, his work includes Black Doves (Thomas Barbour award for Playwriting), Real Life RPG (commissioned by Baltimore Center Stage, produced by San Diego Rep, Shakesqueer Theater Company and Pioneer Theater Guild), No Shade (produced by the Lee Strasberg Institute at NYU Tisch), I’m Old School (produced by Single Carrot Theater) and Black and Blue (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest.) He received the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship from Theatre Communications Group to develop a bilingual English-Spanish Hamlet with the Classical Theatre of Harlem. He is a current member of All for One Theater’s Solo Collective and is an alum of the Civilians’ R&D Group. He is the inaugural recipient of the All Stars Project’s Fellowship for Young Artists of Color, a FREEdom Fellow at the Weeksville Heritage Center and has received residencies from the Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative and HB Studio. @ReynaldoRey. www.reynaldopiniella.com

Your registration information for New Victory LabWorks will be shared with our event partner, the New Victory Theater, so they can stay connected with you for future events. If you do not wish to have your contact information shared with New Victory Theater, please indicate that in the Comments field when you register.

NEW VICTORY LabWorks is for artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color who are creating original works for kids and families. We commit to welcoming and uplifting BIPOC artists who identify as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists who identify as disabled. In an effort to diversify the field of performing arts for young audiences and the productions seen on stages across the nation, NEW VICTORY LabWorks supports adventurous performing arts for family audiences that amplify a multitude of voices. As an artistic home for artists of all disciplines, NEW VICTORY LabWorks explores, devises and reimagines what theater for families can be.

This presentation is made possible by the Youth Matters program at Snug Harbor, generously supported in part by NYC Councilmembers Kamillah Hanks and David Carr.

New Victory LabWorks presents: my body is geography – Work in Progress
Feb 25 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Be a part of the process! Still in development, my body is geography by Sifiso Mabena uses theater, storytelling, and movement to investigate ways in which “the body keeps the score.” Weaving together a mix of personal, religious, mythological and popular fictional stories; this piece is an exploration of the ways we hold our stories, as lived and imagined experiences, in our bodies. You are a vital part of taking this immersive work to its next stage.

WHEN:  February 25 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Doors open at 1:45 PM)
WHERE: Carpenter’s Shop at Snug Harbor (View map here) | Enter through Building G
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested here

Advance RSVP highly recommended. Please include all members of your party when you register. After registration closes, walk ups will be welcome if space allows.

Sifiso is a NY based, Zimbabwean multidisciplinary theatre maker who is a skilled actor, singer, puppeteer, playwright and deviser. Her work often explores displacement in diasporic communities, history, identity and femininity. Riddle of the Trilobites (Flint Rep; New Victory Theatre), Red Hills (En Garde Arts), Art of Luv Part 6  (Abrons), Molly’s Dream (The Public: Fornes Marathon), Shoot Don’t Talk (Labapalooza, St Ann’s Warehouse), Ocean Filibuster (Abrons). International: Winter’s Tale (National Arts Festival, SA), The Comeback (HIFA, ZW), Love in the Time of Malaria (NAF, South Africa). As a playwright, Sifiso has collaborated with The Royal Court Theatre and the British Council (ZW). Her work has been performed at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Winner HIFADirect 2011), the Intwasa Festival and the Chimanimani Festival. More recently Sifiso co-directed The Othello Project for Shake on the Lake and premiered her show [sunflower] at Dixon Place in June 2022. www.fisopearlmabena.com IG: @fisozozomab

Your registration information for New Victory LabWorks will be shared with our event partner, the New Victory Theater, so they can stay connected with you for future events. If you do not wish to have your contact information shared with New Victory Theater, please indicate that in the Comments field when you register.

NEW VICTORY LabWorks is for artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color who are creating original works for kids and families. We commit to welcoming and uplifting BIPOC artists who identify as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists who identify as disabled. In an effort to diversify the field of performing arts for young audiences and the productions seen on stages across the nation, NEW VICTORY LabWorks supports adventurous performing arts for family audiences that amplify a multitude of voices. As an artistic home for artists of all disciplines, NEW VICTORY LabWorks explores, devises and reimagines what theater for families can be.

This presentation is made possible by the Youth Matters program at Snug Harbor, generously supported in part by NYC Councilmembers Kamillah Hanks and David Carr.

Mar
4
Sat
the american vicarious presents: Debate: Baldwin vs Buckley
Mar 4 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

“Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

This was the topic on February 18, 1965 when an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to bear witness to a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual.

The stage was set for an epic confrontation that pitted Baldwin’s call for a moral revolution in race relations against Buckley’s unabashed elitism and implicit commitment to white supremacy. This historic clash reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of racial conflict that continues to haunt America.

WHEN: March 4 | Performances at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM, with Q+A to follow (Total program length: 90 minutes)
WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)
ADMISSION: $20 | Snug Harbor Member: $15 | BUY TICKETS HERE

The objective of the american vicarious in restaging this historic debate is not to inhabit such monumental figures as James Baldwin or William F. Buckley, because their shoes are too large to fill. Rather, the objective is to simply place their words, which still resonate 58 years later, within the voice of contemporary artists.

the american vicarious’ work is made possible by support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the generosity of individual donors. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

the american vicarious presents: Debate: Baldwin vs Buckley
Mar 4 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

“Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

This was the topic on February 18, 1965 when an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to bear witness to a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual.

The stage was set for an epic confrontation that pitted Baldwin’s call for a moral revolution in race relations against Buckley’s unabashed elitism and implicit commitment to white supremacy. This historic clash reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of racial conflict that continues to haunt America.

WHEN: March 4 | Performances at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM, with Q+A to follow (Total program length: 90 minutes)
WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)
ADMISSION: $20 | Snug Harbor Member: $15 | BUY TICKETS HERE

The objective of the american vicarious in restaging this historic debate is not to inhabit such monumental figures as James Baldwin or William F. Buckley, because their shoes are too large to fill. Rather, the objective is to simply place their words, which still resonate 58 years later, within the voice of contemporary artists.

the american vicarious’ work is made possible by support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the generosity of individual donors. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Mar
11
Sat
Orchestra of St. Luke’s presents: NYC Five Borough Tour Viajes y Raices / Journeys and Origins
Mar 11 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Experience Viajes y Raíces, or Journeys and Origins, an intimate reflection on memory, place, and identity presented by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. The performance features the music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tania León alongside formidable composers in León’s creative community: inti figgisvizueta and Keyla Orozco. Paying homage to a wide variety of traditions, the concert program includes a series of string quartets, illuminating how each composer reflects on their own origins and explorations through their distinct musical language.

WHEN: March 11 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art | Main Hall Gallery, Building C
ADMISSION: Free | Registration required here

Each season, OSL travels to all five New York City boroughs introducing classical music to new audiences. the Five Borough Tour represents OSL’s longstanding commitment to offering accessible performances to the New York City community.

Attendees with mobility impairments: accessible entrance will be via Shinbone Alley entrance for Building G. You may take the elevator up to the gallery level and then make a left when exiting the elevator to the wheelchair lift that will bring you to Building C.

Apr
1
Sat
Artisans & Trade Podcast: Crafting Your Photography Career
Apr 1 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Is it possible to reduce the amount of guesswork for emerging photographers and provide them with the knowledge, resources, and access needed to craft a sustaining career?

We certainly believe so! And that is why we are bringing the Artisans & Trade podcast experience into the real world to help you on your journey to crafting your photography career. The podcast event will feature in depth conversations, a photo workshop, and plenty of Q&A time with two highly esteemed guests: The New Yorker’s executive producer Paul Moakley, and award-winning photographer and cinematographer Cory Vanderploeg.

WHEN: April 1 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Building G (Galleries G101 & G102)
ADMISSION: $25 | Tickets here

Artisans & Trade Podcast: Crafting Your Photography Career is made possible by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.