Upcoming Events Calendar

Jul
14
Sat
Compost Tea Workshop (NYC Compost Project)
Jul 14 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Think making and applying compost tea is too difficult? This workshop with our Compost Project team will walk you through a simple DIY brewing system that will cost under $25 and give you tips on making and applying compost tea properly. Get ready to transform your gardening game in a big way.

Meet in Building P Lobby
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

Aug
11
Sat
Soil Food Web Workshop (NYC Compost Project)
Aug 11 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

More creatures live in the soil than any other environment on Earth! We’ll go on a soil organism safari and gain a better understanding of what the soil ecosystem looks like and how soil biodiversity is crucial for health. This workshop will introduce you to fascinating facts and traditional techniques that will help you support soil life in your own garden or farm.

Meet at Compost Demo 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

Oct
13
Sat
Compost 101 (NYC Compost Project)
Oct 13 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done.

Compost Demonstration Site
Free Admission | Registration requested

Nov
8
Thu
Newhouse After Dark: Sartorial Stories: Fashion, Autobiography, and Staten Island
Nov 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Join us for Newhouse After Dark, a new after-hours program. Each month, enjoy the beauty of live art experiences in the oldest building on campus.

Fashion is an integral aspect of our daily life practices and visual landscape. What we wear defines each experience we have; it is both a personal decision and a social marker. Historian Alexis Romano will lead a discussion and brief image-led lecture, followed by a workshop in which participants write their “fashion autobiography.” Focus will be given to their experience of dress on Staten Island and their experiences of Staten Island through dress.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Admission: $10 | Buy tickets here: newhousefashion.bpt.me
Doors open at 7:00 PM | Workshop begins at at 7:30 PM

Nov
17
Sat
Columns & Caryatids: Exhibition Tour and Creative Workshop with Artist
Nov 17 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join exhibiting artist Kristi Pfister for a gallery walk where Pfister will share how the ideas and concepts around Columns & Caryatids informed her use of art materials and various processes. Working in the Main Hall Gallery space, participants will make a small sculptural column using the same process as Pfister. Be inspired by Snug Harbor’s Greek Revival architecture, Greek caryatids, Dorothy Day, or bring images of someone that inspires you to incorporate into your piece.

Columns & Caryatids is an exhibition of mixed media work where artist Kristi Pfister creates a forest of suspended translucent columns, monumental wall drawings, oil paintings, and intimate tile-sized work.  The installation explores the concept of columns as iconic symbols of democracy and strength, introduces Dorothy Day as a modern-day caryatid leading a procession of activism, and brings awareness to the historic Greek Revival architecture of Snug Harbor.

Kristi Pfister is a painter and public artist.  She studied Visual Art at Barnard College, Columbia University and received her master’s degree from Pratt Institute.  Pfister exhibits throughout the region and New York City.  Her public artwork includes grants from the Percent for Art Program, the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Staten Island Zoo.  Pfister is a strong advocate for Art Education, having worked as a teaching artist with many arts organizations, schools and cultural institutions in NYC.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Free with $5 gallery admission | Advance registration strongly encouraged at https://columns2018.bpt.me

Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G) is $5 ($4 students/seniors).  Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs – Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 

Mar
9
Sat
Compost 101 (NYC Compost Project)
Mar 9 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done.

Meet at Compost Demo Site
Free admission | Registration requested here

Mar
16
Sat
Garden Get-Together (NYC Compost Project)
Mar 16 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Learn more about starting, growing, or joining a community garden!  NYC Parks GreenThumb and the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden have partnered to provide a gathering of community greening organizations and community members to provide information and make connections.

Meet in Building P Lobby | Directions here
Free Admission | Registration requested here

Apr
13
Sat
Choose the Right Bin for You (NYC Compost Project)
Apr 13 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

There are many ways to compost, and many types of compost bins: big bins, small bins, short bins, tall bins! Does it need to have a lid? Can I keep it by my house? Can I make my own?  You have questions. We have answers.

Meet at Compost Demo Site
Free admission | Registration requested here

Apr
17
Wed
Master Class with PASS artist Anjoli Chadha
Apr 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This free dance class will explore the themes of Anjoli Chadha’s PASS residency and performance, Within tragedy lies the serpent of creation.

Room G201 – The Dance Center | Building G
Admission: FREE | Registration requested here

Sadness is a wicked serpent coiled up in the dark. It can kill itself with its own venom and also, crawl, stretch, climb, sway, dance, shed skin, and transform. In PASS: Within tragedy lies the serpent of creation, performer Anjoli Chadha asks: Is suffering a harborer of our creative powers? Do we live in it on purpose?

Note from choreographer/performer Chadha: On my daily commute and in my travels, I often see suffering in the faces and bodies around me. I shake off or stretch out the weight I feel in my back and neck when seeing a woman with no home, hunched over her wagon with the weight of her coat and bags. Seeing the everyday personal suffering and how we are victims of our personal stories is very evocative for me—not just why we suffer, but how some of us choose to stay in suffering.

Apr
21
Sun
Balancing Yin and Yang: The place of Chinese philosophy in garden construction
Apr 21 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

What are the secrets and principles that lie behind the design of traditional Chinese gardens? Why is the water in the garden green and not clear? What are there bat-shaped door fittings? In this talk, we’ll explore how yin and yang and other ideas from ancient Chinese wisdom books like The Book of Changes and the Dao De Jing are embodied within the garden, and get a sense of how the traditional Chinese worldview is brought to life within its walls.

After the presentation, we will tour the garden to see these ideas in action!

Meet at Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $12 | Student/Senior: $8 | Snug Harbor Member: $10
BUY TICKETS HERE