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.

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.

Snug Harbor Art & Architecture Tour
Jun 22 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Rediscover Snug Harbor on a summer tour!

On the Art & Architecture Tour, hear the fascinating stories behind the architecture that put the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor on the map. Learn about the people responsible for 28 historic buildings dating from 1833, including six of the first New York City Landmarks and one of the finest collections of Greek Revival architecture. Visit Snug Harbor’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and learn how Snug Harbor continues its role as a major art destination on Staten Island.

Art & Architecture Tours Available: June 8, 22 | July 6, 20 | August 3, 17, 31 | September 14, 28

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.

Staten Island Museum: Super Science: Life on a Log
Jun 22 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Staten Island Museum: Super Science: Life on a Log

Decomposing trees and other plant materials play a vital role in the recycling of materials needed for life. They also provide homes for many living organisms. Investigating three stages of decomposition, participants will answer the question, “What happens to a tree after it falls?”

6-12 year olds, accompanied by an adult
FREE with museum admission
Staten Island Museum (Bldg A)
Space is limited–Register in advance here

Snug Harbor Garden Tours: White Garden and Herb Garden
Jun 22 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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

On the White Garden and Herb Garden Tour, learn about the original inspirations for Snug Harbor’s White Garden, where plants have either gray-green foliage or pure white blossoms. Next, tour the Herb Garden and discuss the practical origin of decorative gardens as a source of food and medicine.

Excited to learn more?  Stick around for the Planting Perfect Perennials Workshop from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM!

Come back each month for a different garden experience: 
White Garden and Herb Garden Tour: June 8, 22
Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House Tour: July 6, 20
Tropical Border Tour: August 3, 17, 31
Four Elements of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden Tour: September 14, 28

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

PASS: s o u  n  d  i   n   g  line
Jun 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Inside Snug Harbor’s historic cottage, four performers create, inhabit, and transform individual and collective pasts to ask what it means to belong as a woman to a family line.

Using movement and shadow play, and manipulating simple elements — cloth, rope, paper, and light — Adrienne Westwood’s s o u n d i n g line pulls the imagined histories of female ancestors into the present.

“Westwood is a promising choreographer of delicate craft, one worth watching.” —Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Infinite Body Blog

Saturday, June 22 | 6:00 PM reception | 6:30 & 7:00 PM performances and Q & A
Cottage B
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Member: $8

Adrienne Westwood’s residency and performance at Snug Harbor are held in partnership with the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at the College of Staten Island as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the SHS Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative