Upcoming Events Calendar

Feb
23
Thu
Winter Break at Snug Harbor
Feb 23 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Make art, read, explore: Bring your kids to Snug Harbor for winter break! Snug Harbor’s youth programs offer a hands-on experience learning about the natural world and all the unique spaces on campus. This 5-day program is for children aged 7-11.

WHEN: February 20-24, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WHERE: Drop off and pick up at red barn by Compost Demo Site and Heritage Farm on the southeast side of campus. Directions at https://snug-harbor.org/visit/directions/

ADMISSION:
General admission: $400
Snug Harbor Member: $350

REGISTER HERE

Kids can experience:
– Meditation in the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden
– Planting seeds for the Heritage Farm
– Exploring the woodlands and Sensory Garden

This winter, a special focus will be on New York City’s fresh water supply. Where does our water come from? We will get to know our state-mapped wetlands, learn who lives there, and how we can care for them.

This will be a small cohort, so we can be sure every child will have plenty of COVID-safe space. All guidelines regarding COVID safety will be followed by all participants.

Feb
24
Fri
Winter Break at Snug Harbor
Feb 24 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Make art, read, explore: Bring your kids to Snug Harbor for winter break! Snug Harbor’s youth programs offer a hands-on experience learning about the natural world and all the unique spaces on campus. This 5-day program is for children aged 7-11.

WHEN: February 20-24, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WHERE: Drop off and pick up at red barn by Compost Demo Site and Heritage Farm on the southeast side of campus. Directions at https://snug-harbor.org/visit/directions/

ADMISSION:
General admission: $400
Snug Harbor Member: $350

REGISTER HERE

Kids can experience:
– Meditation in the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden
– Planting seeds for the Heritage Farm
– Exploring the woodlands and Sensory Garden

This winter, a special focus will be on New York City’s fresh water supply. Where does our water come from? We will get to know our state-mapped wetlands, learn who lives there, and how we can care for them.

This will be a small cohort, so we can be sure every child will have plenty of COVID-safe space. All guidelines regarding COVID safety will be followed by all participants.

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
Compost Volunteer Day at the Heritage Farm
Mar 4 @ 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: January 7, February 4, 18, March 4, 18, April 1, 15, May 6, 20, June 17 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: Compost Demo Site at Snug Harbor
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested 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.

Compost Processing Workday
Mar 4 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Learn how to produce compost at home, how to mix your greens and browns into your compost pile, and the importance of reducing food waste through composting practices. Work alongside the NYC Compost Project hosted at Snug Harbor to get hands-on knowledge of composting!

WHEN: March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, 2023 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Meet at Compost Demo Site at Snug Harbor (View site map here)
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested 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.

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
9
Thu
Glass House Tour
Mar 9 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Carl Grillo Glass House, where the Horticulture Department propagates plants for our seasonal displays and which is typically closed to the public. Visit the aquaponics and tropical areas, including our giant yellow stripe bamboo. This event is rain or shine.

WHEN: January 12, 14, February 9, 11, March 9, 11, April 6, 8 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
WHERE: Meet at Visitor Info Booth at Chapel Road and Gazebo Road
ADMISSION: General admission: $10 | Student/Senior: $8 | Snug Harbor Member: $8

BUY TICKETS HERE

Mar
11
Sat
Snug Harbor Summer Job Expo
Mar 11 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Are you interested in working in the Summer Youth Employment Program?  Want to know more about what types of jobs are available to you?  Find out how you can serve at Snug Harbor this summer, and meet with some professionals who can help you enroll in SYEP.  This event is for Staten Island high school students aged 16 – 19.

WHEN: March 11 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE: Meet at Compost Demonstration Site by the Heritage Farm and red barn. Rain location: Building P lobby. (View campus map for directions)

ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested here

Children’s Aid Society and New York Center for Interpersonal Development will be there to assist with enrollment.

This program is made possible with funding provided by the New York City Council through A Greener NYC, a program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Snug Harbor thanks the Staten Island City Council Delegation for their generous allocations.