Upcoming Events Calendar

Apr
23
Tue
Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Apr 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns 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.

Meet at Compost Demonstration Site 
Free Admission | Registration requested

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

 

Apr
24
Wed
City Access Presents: 2nd Annual Beeping Egg Hunt
Apr 24 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Join City Access on Snug Harbor’s northwest lawn for the second annual Beeping Egg Hunt, a day of free family fun for people of all abilities, the visually impaired, and the blind.  The eggs beep allowing everyone to participate and have fun finding them.  Volunteers will be on hand to assist those who need it.

WHERE: Northwest lawn by the Randall Statue
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24 (rain date Thursday, April 25) | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
COST: FREE

Hunt times by age:

Toddlers – 6 years: 12:00 pm
Ages 6 – 10 years: 12:30 pm
Ages 10 and older: 1:00 pm

The event also include games, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, food, raffles, and prizes.  See you there!

May
3
Fri
Plant Sale: Snug Harbor Members Only
May 3 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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.  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 15-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 3 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
General Public: Saturday, May 4 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House lawn

May
4
Sat
Plant Sale: General Admission
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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.  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 15-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 3 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
General Public: Saturday, May 4 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House lawn

Peony Walk
May 4 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Valued for their exquisite color, fragrance, and form, Chinese tree peonies are unmatched in sensuality and beauty.  Tour Snug Harbor’s Chinese tree peony collection and learn why these flowers have inspired gardeners, artists, and poets for over a thousand years. Your tour tickets include admission to the New York Chinese Scholars Garden for the rest of the day after the walk. This event is rain or shine.

Saturday, May 4 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Meet in front of the Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10 | Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $8
BUY TICKETS HERE

May
5
Sun
Jane’s Walk: Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Tour
May 5 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm, a better-than-organic 2.5 acre sustainable urban farm, now in its eighth growing season.  See our seeding area, learn about our crop planning, and learn some of our methods for nourishing the soil while we grow the best produce possible. This event is part of the Jane’s Walk series in partnership with the Municipal Art Society. This event is rain or shine.

Meet in front of Visitor Information Booth and continue to the Heritage Farm with group
Sessions at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
FREE | Registration requested | Register here

This event may be challenging for those with sight impairments and mobility challenges.  The pathways can be unpredictable and uneven at times, through dirt.

Jane’s Walk: Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Tour
May 5 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm, a better-than-organic 2.5 acre sustainable urban farm, now in its eighth growing season.  See our seeding area, learn about our crop planning, and learn some of our methods for nourishing the soil while we grow the best produce possible.  This event is part of the Jane’s Walk series in partnership with the Municipal Art Society. This event is rain or shine.

Meet in front of Visitor Information Booth and continue to the Heritage Farm with group
Sessions at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
FREE | Registration requested | Register here

This event may be challenging for those with sight impairments and mobility challenges.  The pathways can be unpredictable and uneven at times, through dirt.

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

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

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
May 11 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns 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.

Meet at Compost Demonstration Site 
Free Admission | Registration requested

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
Thu
Spring Flowers Walk
May 16 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Visit Snug Harbor at its most beautiful!  We’ll walk through the Perennial, White, and Pond gardens, exploring our spring flowering bulbs and perennials and learning about their origins and significance with Snug Harbor’s Director of Horticulture, Greg Lord and professional horticulturalist Wambui Ippolito. This event is rain or shine.

Two sessions: Thursday, May 16: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Saturday, May 18: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Meet in front of the Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $10 | Student/Senior/Snug Harbor Member: $8
Buy tickets for Thursday, May 16