Upcoming Events Calendar

Apr
28
Tue
POSTPONED: Turn & Learn Compost Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
Apr 28 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

***This event will be postponed until further notice.  Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

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

May
1
Fri
POSTPONED: Plant Sale (Snug Harbor Members Only)
May 1 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

***This event will be postponed until further notice.  Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

Your garden will be the envy of the block with the Plant Sale’s hard-to-find annuals and hardy perennials, including herbaceous peonies, various iris species, and cultivars. Many plants will be suitable for outdoor containers.

Choose from:

  • Rare annuals
  • Hardy perennials
  • Peonies
  • Irises
  • Herbs
  • Cultivars
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Chard

Snug Harbor horticulturalists will be available to help with plant selections, to give professional advice, and answer questions.  The NYC Compost Project will give away 40-pound bags of compost while supplies last.  Your Plant Sale purchases will help fund Snug Harbor’s horticulture program and beautiful botanical gardens.  This event is rain or shine.

Snug Harbor Members Only: Friday, May 1 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
General Public: Saturday, May 2 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House lawn

May
2
Sat
POSTPONED: Plant Sale
May 2 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

***This event will be postponed until further notice.  Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

Your garden will be the envy of the block with the Plant Sale’s hard-to-find annuals and hardy perennials, including herbaceous peonies, various iris species, and cultivars. Many plants will be suitable for outdoor containers.

Choose from:

  • Rare annuals
  • Hardy perennials
  • Peonies
  • Irises
  • Herbs
  • Cultivars
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Chard

Snug Harbor horticulturalists will be available to help with plant selections, to give professional advice, and answer questions.  The NYC Compost Project will give away 40-pound bags of compost while supplies last.  Your Plant Sale purchases will help fund Snug Harbor’s horticulture program and beautiful botanical gardens.  This event is rain or shine.

Snug Harbor Members Only: Friday, May 1 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
General Public: Saturday, May 2 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House lawn

May
3
Sun
POSTPONED: Old Timers, New Starts: Storytelling in Black & White (Part 2)
May 3 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

***This event will be postponed until further notice.  Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

Learn how to build your story through image selection and sequencing. This workshop will be led by Alyssa Rapp, exhibiting artist for Old Timers, New Starts.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Admission: $10 | BUY TICKETS HERE

For years, artists Raul Barquet and Alyssa Rapp have interviewed and photographed small business owners who have been a part of Staten Island culture for generations. For this edition of the project, they will also highlight businesses owned by newcomers to this country. The artists strive to show the changing face of Staten Island as a multicultural community and also to deepen the support network for old and new locals alike. Old Timers, New Starts showcases the value the subjects place on skill, the investment they have in their communities, and their reliance on relationships with their local clientele.

Old Timers, New Starts is made possible by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

May
7
Thu
Noble Maritime Collection: CloseKnit
May 7 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CloseKnit, our longest-running public programs, is free and open to knitters of skill levels. The Noble Maritime Collection provides yarn, and knitters are happy to teach their craft. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to the House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

Attribution: The museum’s public programs are supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Noble Maritime Collection, Building D
Free Admission

May
9
Sat
POSTPONED: Compost Tea and Compost Extract (NYC Compost Project)
May 9 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

***This event will be postponed until further notice.  Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

Learn how to make a little compost go a long way!  Do you know the difference between compost extract and compost tea? Find out during this workshop. Let us introduce you to the many easy ways to support soil life and plant health with compost. We will walk you through a simple DIY compost tea brewing system that will cost under $25 and give you tips on making and applying both compost tea and compost extract properly.

Meet at Compost Demo Site
Free admission | Registration requested here

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

POSTPONED: Pride Center of SI presents: Staten Island PrideFest Festival
May 9 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

***This event will be postponed until further notice.  Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

Join the party and rejoice in the rich diversity of the LGBTQ and allied community. Come celebrate with live music, artists, craft vendors, food trucks, youth area, drag performers, beverage area, and more. This event has activities for the whole family.

North Meadow | Admission: Free

POSTPONED: Turn & Learn Compost Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
May 9 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

***This event will be postponed until further notice.  Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

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

May
16
Sat
POSTPONED: PASS: rebeca medina
May 16 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

***This event will be postponed until further notice.  Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

rebeca medina’s Jardín Salvaje is a practice of decolonizing the body through questioning the division between nature and culture. It is a movement-based piece that asks about the process, and illuminates the thresholds, of becoming: becoming animal, becoming plant.

Through posturing an encounter with the natural world, the work explores what states of the body are relevant to becoming another living, non-human species. By tracing human interactions with plants and animals, medina’s well honed obsession with observing non-human beings offers an entry point into navigating this multispecies web of relationships and the states it naturally invokes in the body. Collaborators include Mor Mendel, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Joshua Boliver (lights).

6:00 PM reception & 7:00 PM performance followed by a brief Q & A
Cottage B | Cottage Row
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Member: $8 | BUY TICKETS HERE

Choreographer and dancer rebeca medina is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. She attended the dance school Danza Común in Bogotá while studying the anthropology of the body at Los Andes University. After graduating in 2007, her choreographic questions and ideas about interdisciplinarity led her to obtain a master’s degree in theater and live arts from the National University of Colombia in 2011. Since then she has been collaborating with theater companies, choreographers, video artists, poets, photographers, musicians and herbalists, among other artists.

PASS is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

PASS is a curated performance series that takes place at Snug Harbor. The salon’s focus is on original works in performing arts (music, dance, theater, and multi-media) in different stages of development. When possible, work is developed in residence at Snug Harbor, which serves as an incubation lab. Each PASS has a pre-performance reception and a post-performance artist talk moderated by the curator. PASS is curated by Melissa West, Vice President of Curation.

May
26
Tue
POSTPONED: Turn & Learn Compost Work Days (NYC Compost Project)
May 26 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

***This event will be postponed until further notice.  Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

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